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WWE World Heavyweight Championship

WWE World Heavyweight Championship

(Also known as: WCW World Heavyweight Championship)

 WON BY  WON FROM  DATE  LOCATION  EVENT  NOTES
 Lex Luger  Barry Windham  07/14/91  Baltimore, MD  WCW The Great American Bash  Luger defeated Windham in a steel cage match to become the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion
 Sting  Lex Luger  02/29/92  Milwaukee, WI  WCW Superbrawl II  
 Vader  Sting  07/12/92  Albany, GA  WCW The Great American Bash  
 Ron Simmons  Vader  08/02/92  Baltimore, MD  WCW live event  
 Vader (2)  Ron Simmons  12/30/92  Baltimore, MD  WCW live event  
 Sting (2)  Vader  03/11/93  London, England  WCW live event  
 Vader (3)  Sting  03/17/93  Dublin, Ireland  WCW live event  
 Ric Flair  Vader  12/27/93  Charlotte, NC  WCW Starrcade  Title was held up on 04/17/94 after Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat results in a double pin
 Ric Flair (2)  Ricky Steamboat  04/21/94  Atlanta, GA  WCW Saturday Night  Flair defeated Steamboat in a rematch for the vacant title. Championship was unified with the WCW International World title on 06/23/94 when Flair defeated Sting
 Hulk Hogan  Ric Flair  07/17/94  Orlando, FL  WCW Bash At The Beach  
 The Giant  Hulk Hogan  10/29/95  Detroit, MI  WCW Halloween Havoc  Giant won a match where the title could change hands on a disqualification. Subsequently Giant was stripped of the title on 11/06/95 due to Jimmy Hart's interference
 Randy Savage  -  11/26/95  Norfolk, VA  WCW World War 3  Savage won the vacant title in a 3-ring, 60-man battle royal
 Ric Flair (3)  Randy Savage  12/27/95  Nashville, TN  WCW Starrcade  
 Randy Savage (2)  Ric Flair  01/22/96  Las Vegas, NV  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Ric Flair (4)  Randy Savage  02/11/96  St. Petersburg, FL  WCW Superbrawl VI  
 The Giant (2)  Ric Flair  04/22/96  Albany, GA  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Hulk Hogan (2)  The Giant  08/10/96  Sturgis, SD  WCW Hog Wild  
 Lex Luger (2)  Hulk Hogan  08/04/97  Auburn Hills, MI  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Hulk Hogan (3)  Lex Luger  08/09/97  Sturgis, SD  WCW Road Wild  
 Sting (3)  Hulk Hogan  12/28/97  Washington, D.C  WCW Starrcade  Title was held up on 01/06/98 due to the controversial submission victory Sting scored over Hogan to win the title
 Sting (4)  Hulk Hogan  02/22/98  Daly City, CA  WCW Superbrawl VIII  Sting defeated Hogan in a rematch for the vacant title
 Randy Savage (3)  Sting  04/19/98  Denver, CO  WCW Spring Stampede  
 Hulk Hogan (4)  Randy Savage  04/20/98  Colorado Springs, CO  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Goldberg  Hulk Hogan  07/06/98  Atlanta, GA  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Kevin Nash  Goldberg  12/27/98  Washington, D.C  WCW Starrcade  
 Hulk Hogan (5)  Kevin Nash  01/04/99  Atlanta, GA  WCW Monday Nitro  Nash laid down and allowed Hogan to pin him for the title
 Ric Flair (5)  Hulk Hogan  03/14/99  Louisville, KY  WCW Uncensored  
 Diamond Dallas Page  Ric Flair  04/11/99  Tacoma, WA  WCW Spring Stampede  This was a 4-way match also involving Hulk Hogan and Sting
 Sting (5)  Diamond Dallas Page  04/26/99  Fargo, ND  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Diamond Dallas Page (2)  Sting  04/26/99  Fargo, ND  WCW Monday Nitro  This was a 4-way match also involving Goldberg and Kevin Nash
 Kevin Nash (2)  Diamond Dallas Page  05/09/99  St. Louis, MO  WCW Slamboree  
 Randy Savage (4)  Kevin Nash  07/11/99  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  WCW Bash At The Beach  Savage and Sid Vicious defeated Nash and Sting in a tag team match where the winner of the fall would be champion
 Hulk Hogan (6)  Randy Savage  07/12/99  Jacksonville, FL  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Sting (6)  Hulk Hogan  09/12/99  Winston-Salem, NC  WCW Fall Brawl  Sting was stripped of the title on 10/25/99 after attacking referee Charles Robinson and losing a non-sanctioned match to Goldberg at WCW Halloween Havoc the previous night
 Bret Hart  Chris Benoit  11/21/99  Toronto, Canada  WCW Mayhem  Hart defeated Benoit in a tournament final for the vacant title. However, Hart gave up the title on 12/20/99 due to the controversial finish to his match with Goldberg at WCW Starrade the previous night
 Bret Hart (2)  Goldberg  12/20/99  Baltimore, MD  WCW Monday Nitro  Hart defeated Goldberg in a rematch for the vacant title. Hart vacated the title one final time on 01/16/00 due to a career-ending injury
 Chris Benoit  Sid Vicious  01/16/00  Cincinnati, OH  WCW Souled Out  Benoit defeated Vicious for the vacant title, but vacated it on 01/17/00 as he left WCW for the WWF
 Sid Vicious  Kevin Nash  01/24/00  Los Angeles, CA  WCW Monday Nitro  Vicious defeated Nash for the vacant title, but Nash, as commisioner, stripped him of the championship on 01/25/00
 Kevin Nash (3)  -  01/25/00  Las Vegas, NV  WCW Thunder  Nash awarded himself the title
 Sid Vicious (2)  Kevin Nash  01/25/00  Las Vegas, NV  WCW Thunder  All titles were vacated on 04/10/00 when WCW entered into it's new era
 Jeff Jarrett  Diamond Dallas Page  04/16/00  Chicago, IL  WCW Spring Stampede  Jarrett defeated Page in a tournament final for the vacant title
 Diamond Dallas Page (3)  Jeff Jarrett  04/24/00  Rochester, NY  WCW Monday Nitro  
 David Arquette  Diamond Dallas Page  04/25/00  Syracuse, NY  WCW Thunder  Arquette and Page defeated Eric Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett in a tag team match where the winner of the fall would be champion
 Jeff Jarrett (2)  David Arquette  05/07/00  Kansas City, MO  WCW Slamboree  This was a 3-way Triple Decker Cage match also involving Diamond Dallas Page
 Ric Flair (6)  Jeff Jarrett  05/15/00  Biloxi, MS  WCW Monday Nitro  Head writer Vince Russo stripped Flair of the title on 05/22/00
 Jeff Jarrett (3)  -  05/22/00  Grand Rapids, MI  WCW Monday Nitro  Vince Russo awarded Jarrett the title
 Kevin Nash (4)  Jeff Jarrett  05/23/00  Saginaw, MI  WCW Thunder  This was a 3-way match also involving Scott Steiner
 Ric Flair (7)  Kevin Nash  05/29/00  Salt Lake City, UT  WCW Monday Nitro  Nash awarded the title to Flair
 Jeff Jarrett (4)  Ric Flair  05/29/00  Salt Lake City, UT  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Booker T  Jeff Jarrett  07/09/00  Daytona Beach, FL  WCW Bash At The Beach  Jarrett had apparantly lost the title to Hulk Hogan earlier in the evening, but Vince Russo rendered that match null and void, and made the title match between Jarrett and Booker
 Kevin Nash (5)  Booker T  08/28/00  Las Cruces, NM  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Booker T (2)  Kevin Nash  09/17/00  Buffalo, NY  WCW Fall Brawl  
 Vince Russo  Booker T  09/25/00  Uniondale, NY  WCW Monday Nitro  Russo gave up the title on 10/02/00
 Booker T (3)  Jeff Jarrett  10/02/00  Daly City, CA  WCW Monday Nitro  Booker defeated Jarrett for the vacant title
 Scott Steiner  Booker T  11/26/00  Milwaukee, WI  WCW Mayhem  
 Booker T (4)  Scott Steiner  03/26/01  Panama City Beach, FL  WCW Monday Nitro  The World Wrestling Federation purchased WCW on 03/23/01 and the WCW World Heavyweight title started being defended on WWF events from July onwards
 Kurt Angle  Booker T  07/24/01  Pittsburgh, PA  WWF SmackDown  
 Booker T (5)  Kurt Angle  07/30/01  Philadelphia, PA  WWF Raw  
 The Rock  Booker T  08/19/01  San Jose, CA  WWF Summerslam  
 Chris Jericho  The Rock  10/21/01  St. Louis, MO  WWF No Mercy  
 The Rock (2)  Chris Jericho  11/05/01  Uniondale, NY  WWF Raw  
 Chris Jericho (2)  The Rock  12/09/01  San Diego, CA  WWF Vengeance  Following this match, Jericho defeated Steve Austin to win the WWF Championship and be declared the first Undisputed Champion
 Triple H  -  09/02/02  Milwaukee, WI  WWE Raw  Undisputed Champion Brock Lesnar began defending his title exclusively on SmackDown events, so Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff reactivated the old WCW World Heavyweight title and awarded it to Triple H
 Shawn Michaels  Triple H  11/17/02  New York, NY  WWE Survivor Series  This was a 6-man Elimination Chamber match also involving Booker T, Chris Jericho, Kane and Rob Van Dam
 Triple H (2)  Shawn Michaels  12/15/02  Sunrise, FL  WWE Armageddon  
 Goldberg (2)  Triple H  09/21/03  Hershey, PA  WWE Unforgiven  
 Triple H (3)  Goldberg  12/14/03  Orlando, FL  WWE Armageddon  This was a 3-way match also involving Kane
 Chris Benoit (2)  Triple H  03/14/04  New York, NY  WWE WrestleMania XX  This was a 3-way match also involving Shawn Michaels
 Randy Orton  Chris Benoit  08/15/04  Toronto, Canada  WWE Summerslam  
 Triple H (4)  Randy Orton  09/12/04  Portland, OR  WWE Unforgiven  Title was held up on 12/06/04 after a double pin occured in a 3-way match between Triple H, Chris Benoit and Edge
 Triple H (5)  -  01/09/05  San Juan, Puerto Rico  WWE New Year's Revolution  This was a 6-man Elimination Chamber match for the vacant title also involving Batista, Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho and Randy Orton
 Batista  Triple H  04/03/05  Los Angeles, CA  WWE WrestleMania 21  Batista gave up the title on 01/10/06 due to a triceps injury
 Kurt Angle (2)  -  01/10/06  Philadelphia, PA  WWE SmackDown  Won the vacant title in a 20-man battle royal
 Rey Mysterio  Kurt Angle  04/02/06  Rosemont, IL  WWE WrestleMania 22  This was a 3-way match also involving Randy Orton
 Booker T (6)  Rey Mysterio  07/23/06  Indianapolis, IN  WWE The Great American Bash  
 Batista (2)  Booker T  11/26/06  Philadelphia, PA  WWE Survivor Series  
 The Undertaker  Batista  04/01/07  Detroit, MI  WWE WrestleMania 23  
 Edge  The Undertaker  05/08/07  Pittsburgh, PA  WWE SmackDown  Edge gave up the title on 07/17/07 due to a pectoral injury
 The Great Khali  -  07/17/07  Laredo, TX  WWE SmackDown  Won the vacant title in a 20-man battle royal
 Batista (3)  The Great Khali  09/16/07  Memphis, TN  WWE Unforgiven  This was a 3-way match also involving Rey Mysterio
 Edge (2)  Batista  12/16/07  Pittsburgh, PA  WWE Armageddon  This was a 3-way match also involving The Undertaker
 The Undertaker (2)  Edge  03/30/08  Orlando, FL  WWE WrestleMania XXIV  SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero stripped Undertaker of the title on 04/29/08 due to the use of an illegal submission hold in a previous title match
 Edge (3)  The Undertaker  06/01/08  San Diego, CA  WWE One Night Stand  This was a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match for the vacant title
 CM Punk  Edge  06/30/08  Oklahoma City, OK  WWE Raw  Punk was scheduled to defend the title in a Championship Scramble match on 09/07/08 but suffered a scripted injury and was replaced in the match by Chris Jericho, effectively rendering the title briefly vacant
 Chris Jericho (3)  -  09/07/08  Cleveland, OH  WWE Unforgiven  This was a 5-man Championship Scramble match for the vacant title also involving Batista, Kane, John Bradshaw Layfield and Rey Mysterio
 Batista (4)  Chris Jericho  10/26/08  Phoenix, AZ  WWE Cyber Sunday  
 Chris Jericho (4)  Batista  11/03/08  Tampa, FL  WWE Raw  
 John Cena  Chris Jericho  11/23/08  Boston, MA  WWE Survivor Series  
 Edge (4)  John Cena  02/15/09  Seattle, WA  WWE No Way Out  This was a 6-man Elimination Chamber match also involving Chris Jericho, Kane, Mike Knox and Rey Mysterio
 John Cena (2)  Edge  04/05/09  Houston, TX  WWE WrestleMania 25  This was a 3-way match also involving The Big Show
 Edge (5)  John Cena  04/26/09  Providence, RI  WWE Backlash  
 Jeff Hardy  Edge  06/07/09  New Orleans, LA  WWE Extreme Rules  
 CM Punk (2)  Jeff Hardy  06/07/09  New Orleans, LA  WWE Extreme Rules  
 Jeff Hardy (2)  CM Punk  07/26/09  Philadelphia, PA  WWE Night Of Champions  
 CM Punk (3)  Jeff Hardy  08/23/09  Los Angeles, CA  WWE Summerslam  
 The Undertaker (3)  CM Punk  10/04/09  Newark, NJ  WWE Hell In A Cell  
 Chris Jericho (5)  The Undertaker  02/21/10  St. Louis, MO  WWE Elimination Chamber  This was a 6-man Elimination Chamber match also involving John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk and R-Truth
 Jack Swagger  Chris Jericho  03/30/10  Las Vegas, NV  WWE SmackDown  
 Rey Mysterio (2)  Jack Swagger  06/20/10  Uniondale, NY  WWE Fatal 4-Way  This was a 4-way match also involving The Big Show and CM Punk
 Kane  Rey Mysterio  07/18/10  Kansas City, MO  WWE Money In The Bank  
 Edge (6)  Kane  12/19/10  Houston, TX  WWE TLC  This was a 4-way Tables Ladders & Chairs match also involving Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio
 Dolph Ziggler  -  02/15/11  San Diego, CA  WWE SmackDown  Edge was stripped of the title for using the banned spear in a previous match. Vickie Guerrero awarded the title to Ziggler
 Edge (7)  Dolph Ziggler  02/15/11  San Diego, CA  WWE SmackDown  Title was vacated on 04/12/11 when Edge announced his retirement
 Christian  Alberto Del Rio  05/01/11  Tampa. FL  WWE Extreme Rules  This was a ladder match for the vacant title
 Randy Orton (2)  Christian  05/03/11  Orlando, FL  WWE SmackDown  
 Christian (2)  Randy Orton  07/17/11  Rosemont, IL  WWE Money In The Bank  
 Randy Orton (3)  Christian  08/14/11  Los Angeles, CA  WWE Summerslam  
 Mark Henry  Randy Orton  09/18/11  Buffalo, NY  WWE Night Of Champions  
 The Big Show (3)  Mark Henry  12/18/11  Baltimore, MD  WWE TLC  Previusly held the title under the name The Giant
 Daniel Bryan  The Big Show  12/18/11  Baltimore, MD  WWE TLC  
 Sheamus  Daniel Bryan  04/01/12  Miami, FL  WWE WrestleMania XXVIII   
 The Big Show (4)  Sheamus  10/28/12  Atlanta, GA  WWE Hell In A Cell  
 Alberto Del Rio  The Big Show  01/08/13  Miami, FL  WWE SmackDown  
 Dolph Ziggler (2)  Alberto Del Rio  04/08/13  East Rutherford, NJ  WWE Raw  
 Alberto Del Rio (2)  Dolph Ziggler  06/16/13  Rosemont, IL  WWE Payback  
 John Cena (3)  Alberto Del Rio  10/27/13  Miami, FL  WWE Hell In A Cell  
 Randy Orton (4)  John Cena  12/15/13  Houston, TX  WWE TLC  Orton defeated Cena in a TLC match that was also for Orton's WWE Championship. The two world titles were then unified and this title was officially retired by WWE on 12/16/13, making Orton the final World Heavyweight Champion