WWE United States Championship

Current Champion

Chris Jericho

Since: January 09, 2017

Days Held: 73 Days

This was a 2-on-1 handicap match with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho defeating Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho pinned Roman Reigns to win the title.

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Champion

Date Won

Days Held

Observations

September 25, 2016
106 days
May 22, 2016
126 days
January 24, 2016
119 days
January 12, 2016
12 days
January 11, 2016
1 days
October 25, 2015
78 days
Alberto del Rio betrayed Mexico and AAA and jumped to WWE for this show.
September 20, 2015
35 days
August 23, 2015
28 days
This was also for Rollins' WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
March 29, 2015
147 days
November 03, 2014
146 days
May 05, 2014
182 days
This was a 20-Man Over the top rope elimination match
May 19, 2013
351 days
April 15, 2013
34 days
August 19, 2012
239 days
March 05, 2012
167 days
January 16, 2012
49 days
December 18, 2011
29 days
June 19, 2011
182 days
May 01, 2011
49 days
This was a Tables match. championship becomes exclusive to RAW once again due to Kingston's status as a RAW Superstar.
March 14, 2011
48 days
championship becomes exclusive to SmackDown! once again when Sheamus is drafted to SmackDown! via the Supplemental Draft on April 26, 2011.
September 19, 2010
176 days
June 14, 2010
97 days
This was a Fatal Four Way match also involving John Morrison and Zack Ryder.
May 24, 2010
21 days
Defeated The Miz to win the vacant championship.
May 24, 2010
0 days
Vacated when Bret Hart became General Manager of Raw.
May 17, 2010
7 days
This was a no disqualification, no count out match.
October 05, 2009
224 days
June 01, 2009
126 days
March 17, 2009
76 days
The championship became a Raw exclusive championship when MVP was drafted to Raw on April 13.
July 20, 2008
240 days
The championship was returned to SmackDown due to Benjamin's status as a SmackDown superstar.
April 27, 2008
84 days
The championship became an ECW exclusive championship when Hardy was drafted to ECW on June 23, 2008.
May 20, 2007
343 days
This was a Two Out Of Three Falls match, which MVP won 2–0.
October 10, 2006
222 days
August 29, 2006
42 days
This was a Triple Threat match also involving Bobby Lashley
July 11, 2006
49 days
May 23, 2006
49 days
April 02, 2006
51 days
February 19, 2006
42 days
January 10, 2006
40 days
Booker faced Benoit in a Best of Seven series, winning the first three matches; Randy Orton substituted for Booker after that due to injury, losing the next three matches but winning the final.
November 22, 2005
49 days
Vacated when a championship defense against Chris Benoit ended in a double pinfall.
October 18, 2005
35 days
August 21, 2005
58 days
Famously won the match in :25.5 seconds. Benoit would go on to later face Jordan in a rematch on a future episode of SmackDown! where he proceeded to defeat Jordan in just :23.4 seconds, beating his previous record by more than :02 seconds.
March 01, 2005
173 days
November 16, 2004
105 days
October 05, 2004
42 days
October 03, 2004
2 days
This was the fifth match of a Best of Five series.
July 27, 2004
68 days
This was an 8-way elimination match, also involving John Cena, René Duprée, Kenzo Suzuki, Rob Van Dam, Billy Gunn, Charlie Haas and Luther Reigns.
July 06, 2004
21 days
Cena was stripped of the championship after attacking SmackDown! general manager Kurt Angle.
March 14, 2004
114 days
This was the 1st time in history, that the Championship was defended at a Wrestlemania event.
October 19, 2003
147 days
July 27, 2003
115 days
Defeated Chris Benoit in a tournament final to revive the championship.
November 18, 2001
616 days
Edge defeats WWF Intercontinental Champion Test to unify the two championships. Edge becomes Intercontinental Champion while the United States championship is retired.
November 12, 2001
6 days
October 22, 2001
21 days
September 23, 2001
29 days
September 10, 2001
13 days
July 24, 2001
48 days
Awarded by Booker T and ECW owner Stephanie McMahon.
March 18, 2001
128 days
Also wins WCW World Heavyweight Championship on March 26. WCW is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation at this time.
February 05, 2001
41 days
January 14, 2001
22 days
This was a first blood chain match.
November 26, 2000
49 days
November 13, 2000
13 days
October 29, 2000
15 days
Defeated Storm and Jim Duggan in a handicap match.
September 23, 2000
36 days
September 22, 2000
1 days
July 18, 2000
66 days
Defeated Mike Awesome in a tournament final. Storm unofficially renames the championship the WCW Canadian Heavyweight Championship.
July 09, 2000
9 days
Stripped when Steiner used the banned Steiner Recliner on Mike Awesome.
April 16, 2000
84 days
Defeated Sting in a tournament final.
April 10, 2000
6 days
Vacated by Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo along with all other WCW championships.
January 17, 2000
84 days
Awarded by WCW Commissioner Kevin Nash.
January 16, 2000
1 days
Vacated due to injury.
December 20, 1999
27 days
This was a ladder match.
December 19, 1999
1 days
Benoit was awarded the championship when Hall suffered a knee injury.
November 08, 1999
41 days
This was a four-way ladder match, also involving Sid Vicious and Goldberg.
October 25, 1999
14 days
October 24, 1999
1 days
Won the championship by referee stoppage when Vicious suffered excessive bleeding.
September 12, 1999
42 days
August 09, 1999
34 days
July 05, 1999
35 days
Flair was awarded the championship by his father Ric.
July 05, 1999
0 days
Stripped by WCW President Ric Flair.
April 11, 1999
85 days
Defeated Booker T in a tournament final.
March 16, 1999
26 days
Vacated due to injury.
February 21, 1999
23 days
February 08, 1999
13 days
November 30, 1998
70 days
This was a no disqualification match.
October 26, 1998
35 days
August 11, 1998
76 days
August 10, 1998
1 days
July 20, 1998
21 days
Defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
June 06, 1998
44 days
Vacated when Goldberg wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
April 20, 1998
47 days
April 19, 1998
1 days
December 28, 1997
112 days
September 15, 1997
104 days
August 21, 1997
25 days
June 09, 1997
73 days
March 16, 1997
85 days
December 29, 1996
77 days
Defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a tournament final.
October 01, 1996
89 days
Vacated due to a shoulder injury.
July 07, 1996
86 days
January 29, 1996
160 days
December 27, 1995
33 days
Won in a post-PPV dark match. Although the match was restarted and Sasaki subsequently retained, this was never acknowledged by WCW.
November 13, 1995
44 days
Won the championship at a New Japan Pro Wrestling event.
June 18, 1995
148 days
Defeated Meng in a tournament final.
April 23, 1995
56 days
Stripped by WCW commissioner Nick Bockwinkel.
December 27, 1994
117 days
September 18, 1994
100 days
Duggan beat Austin in 35 seconds.
September 18, 1994
0 days
Austin was awarded the championship at due to Steamboat being injured.
August 24, 1994
25 days
December 27, 1993
240 days
This was a two out of three falls match, which Austin won 2–0.
August 30, 1993
119 days
Defeated Rude in a rematch. WCW withdraws from the NWA in September 1993; the NWA begins to recognize its own US champion, but Rhodes remains the recognized champion in WCW.
May 01, 1993
121 days
Vacated when a championship defense against Rick Rude ended in a double pinfall.
January 11, 1993
110 days
Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a match that was originally made to determine the #1 contender, but upon Rude's vacation of the championship, was made to decide the new champion.
December 01, 1992
41 days
Vacated due to injury.
November 19, 1991
12 days
August 25, 1991
86 days
Defeated Steve Austin in a tournament final.
July 14, 1991
42 days
Vacated when Luger wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
December 16, 1990
210 days
This was a Texas Bullrope match.
October 27, 1990
50 days
May 22, 1989
523 days
Luger becomes the longest-reigning champion in the championship's history, holding it for over 17 months.
May 07, 1989
15 days
February 20, 1989
76 days
May 13, 1988
283 days
Defeated Nikita Koloff in a tournament final.
April 15, 1988
28 days
Vacated when Rhodes attacked promoter Jim Crockett.
November 26, 1987
141 days
This was a steel cage match.
July 11, 1987
138 days
August 17, 1986
328 days
Defeated Magnum T.A. in a best of seven series, though WWE officially says it was a tournament final. Koloff defeats Wahoo McDaniel on September 28, 1986 to unify the NWA National Heavyweight Championship into the US championship.
May 29, 1986
80 days
Vacated when Magnum attacked NWA president Bob Geigel.
November 28, 1985
182 days
This was an "I Quit" steel cage match.
July 21, 1985
130 days
March 23, 1985
120 days
October 07, 1984
167 days
Defeated Manny Fernandez in a tournament final.
July 01, 1984
98 days
Vacated due to Tully Blanchard interfering in McDaniel's championship win.
June 24, 1984
7 days
April 21, 1984
64 days
December 14, 1983
129 days
April 30, 1983
228 days
Valentine won via referee stoppage when Piper suffered a large cut over his left ear.
April 16, 1983
14 days
November 04, 1982
163 days
August 22, 1982
74 days
June 07, 1982
76 days
Slaughter was awarded the championship due to McDaniel being injured by Don Muraco and Roddy Piper.
May 21, 1982
17 days
October 04, 1981
229 days
Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a tournament final.
September 01, 1981
33 days
Vacated when McDaniel is injured by Abdullah the Butcher.
August 08, 1981
24 days
January 27, 1981
193 days
championship change unrecognized by WWE.
November 24, 1980
64 days
championship change unrecognized by WWE.
July 26, 1980
121 days
championship change unrecognized by WWE.
April 19, 1980
98 days
September 01, 1979
231 days
Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a tournament final.
August 12, 1979
20 days
Vacated when Flair wins the NWA World Tag Team Championship four days prior.
April 01, 1979
133 days
December 30, 1978
92 days
April 09, 1978
265 days
March 19, 1978
21 days
January 01, 1978
77 days
October 21, 1977
72 days
July 29, 1977
84 days
July 07, 1977
22 days
December 15, 1976
204 days
December 09, 1976
6 days
championship change unrecognized by WWE.
November 28, 1976
11 days
championship change unrecognized by WWE.
October 16, 1976
43 days
March 13, 1976
217 days
November 27, 1975
107 days
November 09, 1975
18 days
Defeated Paul Jones in a tournament final.
October 04, 1975
36 days
Vacated when Valentine suffers a career-ending injury in a plane crash.
July 03, 1975
93 days
January 01, 1975
183 days
Race was awarded the championship with the explanation that he defeated Johnny Weaver in a tournament final.