WWE Championship

Current Champion

Bray Wyatt

Since: February 12, 2017

Days Held: 45 Days

This was an Elimination Chamber match that also included The Miz, AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, and Dean Ambrose.

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Champion

Date Won

Days Held

Observations

January 29, 2017
14 days
September 11, 2016
140 days
June 19, 2016
84 days
Ambrose cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.
June 19, 2016
0 days
April 03, 2016
77 days
January 24, 2016
70 days
This was the Royal Rumble match, in which Triple H last eliminated Dean Ambrose.
December 14, 2015
41 days
November 22, 2015
22 days
Sheamus cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.
November 22, 2015
0 days
Defeated Dean Ambrose in a tournament final for the vacant championship.
November 05, 2015
17 days
Vacated after Rollins injured his knee at a house show in Dublin, Ireland on November 4, 2015.
March 29, 2015
221 days
Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract midway the Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar main event of Wrestlemania 31, making it a triple threat match. Rollins pinned Reigns to capture the championship.
August 17, 2014
224 days
June 29, 2014
49 days
Defeated Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and Sheamus in a Ladder match to win the vacant championship.
June 09, 2014
20 days
Bryan was stripped of the championship due to a neck injury.
April 06, 2014
64 days
Daniel Bryan defeated Triple H prior to the match to qualify. Match also involved Royal Rumble 2014 winner, Batista.
October 27, 2013
161 days
This was a Hell In a Cell match with special guest referee Shawn Michaels.
September 16, 2013
41 days
Vacated after a controversial finish when Bryan defeated Orton to win the championship.
September 15, 2013
1 days
August 18, 2013
28 days
Randy Orton cashed in his MITB contract.
August 18, 2013
0 days
April 07, 2013
133 days
January 27, 2013
70 days
November 20, 2011
434 days
Longest Reign for over 28 yrs.
October 02, 2011
49 days
This was a Hell in a Cell match also involving CM Punk.
September 18, 2011
14 days
John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio and became the 10-time WWE Champion.
August 14, 2011
35 days
Cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated CM Punk, who had just become undisputed WWE Champion after defeating John Cena.
July 25, 2011
20 days
According to WWE COO Triple H, CM Punk is also the WWE Champion.
July 25, 2011
0 days
Rey Mysterio defeated The Miz in the final of an 8-man tournament to crown a new champion. According to WWE COO Triple H, CM Punk was still also the WWE Champion at this time.
July 17, 2011
28 days
Cena, by the match stipulation, is fired. Punk is also no longer under WWE contract as of the end of the Money in the Bank (2011) pay-per-view.
May 01, 2011
77 days
This was a cage match also involving John Morrison.
November 22, 2010
160 days
The Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank contract after Randy Orton successfully defended the WWE Championship.
September 19, 2010
64 days
This was a Six-Pack Challenge Elimination match also involving Edge, John Cena, Sheamus, Chris Jericho and Wade Barrett.
June 20, 2010
91 days
This was a Fatal Four-Way match also involving Edge and Randy Orton.
March 28, 2010
84 days
championship is returned solely to the Raw brand.
February 21, 2010
35 days
Awarded a championship shot by Mr. McMahon immediately after Cena won an Elimination Chamber match. championship becomes property of both RAW and SmackDown! as Batista, primarily a SmackDown Superstar, began making more Raw appearances.
February 21, 2010
0 days
This was an Elimination Chamber match, also involving Triple H, Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase and Kofi Kingston.
December 13, 2009
70 days
This was a Tables match. Sheamus became the first Irish-born champion.
October 25, 2009
49 days
This was a 60-Minute Anything Goes Iron Man match. If Cena lost, he would have had to leave the Raw brand.
October 04, 2009
21 days
This was a Hell in a Cell match.
September 13, 2009
21 days
This was an "I Quit" match. If anyone interfered on Orton's behalf, he would have automatically lost the championship.
July 15, 2009
60 days
This was a Fatal Four-Way match also involving Triple H, John Cena and Big Show.
July 09, 2009
6 days
Vacated when Batista suffered a torn left biceps.
July 07, 2009
2 days
This was a Steel Cage match.
April 26, 2009
72 days
Won a six-man tag team match in which Orton would win the championship if his team won.
February 15, 2009
70 days
This was a Elimination Chamber match, also involving Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, The Undertaker and Big Show. The championship became a Raw exclusive championship once again when Triple H was drafted to Raw on April 13, 2009.
January 25, 2009
324 days
This was a no-disqualification match.
December 14, 2008
42 days
This was a triple threat match, also involving Triple H.
November 23, 2008
21 days
This was a triple threat match, also involving Vladimir Kozlov. Jeff Hardy had originally been scheduled to take part in the match, but did not participate after, in storyline, was assaulted in the stairwell of his hotel prior to the event. Triple H and Kozlov started off in the match, and Edge was revealed as Hardy's surprise replacement, and won the championship.
April 27, 2008
210 days
This was a Fatal-Four Way Elimination match, also involving John Cena and John "Bradshaw" Layfield. The championship became a SmackDown exclusive championship once again when Triple H was drafted to SmackDown! on June 23, 2008.
October 07, 2007
203 days
This was a Last Man Standing match.
October 07, 2007
0 days
October 07, 2007
0 days
Awarded the championship by Mr. McMahon.
October 02, 2007
5 days
Vacated when Cena suffered a torn right pectoral tendon on the October 1 edition of Raw.
September 17, 2006
380 days
This was a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, If Cena lost, he would have had to leave the Raw brand.
July 03, 2006
76 days
This was a triple threat match, also involving John Cena. The championship again becomes Raw exclusive.
June 11, 2006
22 days
Cashed in his "Money in the Bank" contract from WrestleMania 22. This was an Extreme Rules match. The championship becomes property of the ECW brand.
January 29, 2006
133 days
January 08, 2006
21 days
Cashed in his "Money in the Bank" contract from WrestleMania 21 immediately after Cena won an Elimination Chamber match.
April 03, 2005
280 days
The championship became Raw-exclusive on June 6, 2005 when Cena was drafted to Raw as the first pick in the 2005 Draft Lottery.
June 27, 2004
280 days
This was a Texas Bullrope match.
February 15, 2004
133 days
September 16, 2003
152 days
This was a 60-minute Iron Man match
July 27, 2003
51 days
This was a triple threat match, also involving Big Show.
March 30, 2003
119 days
December 15, 2002
105 days
November 17, 2002
28 days
August 25, 2002
84 days
"Undisputed" was removed from the championship's name after it became exclusive to the SmackDown! brand on September 2, 2002, which resulted in the creation of the World Heavyweight Championship for the Raw brand. He became the youngest WWE Champion in history.
July 21, 2002
35 days
This was a triple threat match, also involving Kurt Angle.
May 19, 2002
63 days
April 21, 2002
28 days
The championship was renamed the WWE Undisputed Championship on May 6, 2002 after World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. settled a lawsuit with the World Wide Fund for Nature, and became simply World Wrestling Entertainment.
March 17, 2002
35 days
December 09, 2001
98 days
Jericho won a four-man one-night tournament consisting of himself, The Rock, Steve Austin and Kurt Angle to unify the World Championship with the WWF Championship. Austin defeated Angle to advance to the finals while Jericho defeated The Rock and subsequently defeated Austin in the finals. The unified championship was named the Undisputed WWF Championship.
October 08, 2001
62 days
September 23, 2001
15 days
April 01, 2001
175 days
February 25, 2001
35 days
October 22, 2000
126 days
June 25, 2000
119 days
This was a six-man tag team match at with The Rock, The Undertaker and Kane vs. Triple H, Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon. The Rock pinned Mr. McMahon to win Triple H's championship.
May 21, 2000
35 days
This was a 60-minute Iron Man match, which Triple H won 6–5 with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee.
April 30, 2000
21 days
January 03, 2000
118 days
November 22, 1999
-30 days
This was a triple threat match also involving Triple H, with Jesse Ventura as guest referee.
November 14, 1999
50 days
This was a triple threat match, also involving The Rock.
October 23, 1999
-39 days
Shane McMahon was the special guest referee.
September 26, 1999
49 days
This was a Six-Pack Challenge match, also involving The Rock, Mankind, Big Show, The British Bulldog and Kane.
September 20, 1999
6 days
Mr. McMahon vacated the championship.
September 14, 1999
6 days
Shane McMahon as special guest referee.
June 28, 1999
116 days
May 23, 1999
36 days
Both Vince & Shane McMahon were special guest referees.
March 28, 1999
56 days
February 15, 1999
41 days
This was a ladder match.
January 26, 1999
20 days
This was an empty arena match that aired as a special during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIII on January 31, 1999.
January 24, 1999
2 days
This was an "I Quit" match.
December 29, 1998
26 days
November 15, 1998
44 days
Defeated Mankind in the finals of the Deadly Game tournament for the vacant championship.
September 27, 1998
49 days
Vacated after Kane and The Undertaker simultaneously pinned Austin in a triple threat match. A subsequent match for the vacant championship at Judgment Day: In Your House between Kane and The Undertaker ended in a no-contest.
June 29, 1998
90 days
June 28, 1998
1 days
This was a first blood match.
March 29, 1998
91 days
November 09, 1997
140 days
Won the championship in the Montreal Screwjob.
August 03, 1997
98 days
Shawn Michaels was the guest referee.
March 23, 1997
133 days
February 17, 1997
34 days
February 16, 1997
1 days
This was a four-way elimination match also involving Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Vader.
February 13, 1997
3 days
Michaels forfeited the championship due to a knee injury.
January 19, 1997
25 days
November 17, 1996
63 days
March 31, 1996
231 days
This was a 60-minute Iron Man match, which Michaels won in overtime after a 0–0 draw.
November 19, 1995
133 days
This was a no-disqualification match.
November 26, 1994
358 days
Diesel defeated Backlund in eight seconds; the fastest WWF/E Championship match in history and the last time the championship changed hands at a live event.
November 23, 1994
3 days
This was a "Throw in the Towel" submission match; the only way to win was to have the opponent's cornerman throw a towel into the ring.
March 20, 1994
248 days
Roddy Piper was the guest referee.
April 04, 1993
70 days
April 04, 1993
0 days
October 12, 1992
174 days
September 01, 1992
-325 days
April 05, 1992
149 days
January 19, 1992
77 days
Won the Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Sid Justice.
December 04, 1991
46 days
Hogan was stripped of the championship by WWF President Jack Tunney due to the controversy surrounding both of the previous championship changes.
December 03, 1991
1 days
November 27, 1991
6 days
March 24, 1991
248 days
January 19, 1991
64 days
April 01, 1990
293 days
This match was also for Warrior's WWF Intercontinental Championship.
April 02, 1989
364 days
March 27, 1988
371 days
Defeated Ted DiBiase in a tournament final.
February 05, 1988
51 days
Immediately after winning the championship from Hogan, André surrendered the championship to Ted DiBiase; President Jack Tunney nullified this decision, and vacated the championship.
February 05, 1988
0 days
January 23, 1984
1474 days
December 26, 1983
28 days
November 23, 1981
763 days
Defeated Greg Valentine in a rematch to win the held up championship. According to the official championship history, Backlund's reign lasted from February 20, 1978 to December 26, 1983 and was never interrupted. The championship was referred to as the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983 after the WWF withdrew from the NWA.
October 19, 1981
35 days
championship held up after a match against Greg Valentine in which the referee gave him the championship after Backlund pinned him.
December 17, 1979
672 days
Defeated Bobby Duncum in a Texas Death match.
November 30, 1979
17 days
The championship change was only recognized once by WWE in an issue of Raw Magazine. Backlund and Inoki meet on December 6, 1979 but the match ends in a no contest. Inoki immediately vacates the championship.
February 20, 1978
648 days
The championship was renamed the WWF Heavyweight Championship when the World Wide Wrestling Federation became the World Wrestling Federation in March 1979.
April 30, 1977
296 days
December 10, 1973
1237 days
December 01, 1973
9 days
February 08, 1971
1027 days
championship renamed WWWF Heavyweight Championship when WWWF rejoined the NWA in 1971.
January 17, 1971
22 days
May 17, 1963
2803 days
Held championship for over seven years, a record for professional wrestling world champions.
April 29, 1963
18 days
Won a apocryphal tournament in Rio De Janeiro after the WWWF left the National Wrestling Alliance, of which Rogers was champion.