World Heavyweight Championship

Current Champion

Since: January 01, 1970

Days Held: 17397 Days

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Champion

Date Won

Days Held

Observations

December 15, 2013
0 days
Unified with the Orton's WWE Championship creating the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
October 27, 2013
49 days
June 16, 2013
133 days
April 08, 2013
69 days
Ziggler cashed in his MITB contract.
January 08, 2013
90 days
This was a Last Man Standing match.
October 28, 2012
72 days
April 01, 2012
210 days
December 18, 2011
105 days
Daniel Bryan cashed in this Money In The Bank briefcase and pinned the fallen Big Show after Mark Henry DDT'd him on a steel chair.
December 18, 2011
0 days
This was a Chairs Match.
September 18, 2011
91 days
August 14, 2011
35 days
This was a No Holds Barred Match.
July 17, 2011
28 days
Defeated Randy Orton by disqualification after Orton gave a low-blow to Christian in view of the official. The stipulations of the match allowed the championship to change hands on such a disqualification.
May 03, 2011
75 days
May 01, 2011
2 days
Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio in a Ladder match to win the vacant world championship.
April 12, 2011
19 days
Edge was forced to vacate the championship due to injury and subsequent retirement.
February 15, 2011
56 days
February 15, 2011
0 days
Edge was stripped as a result of using the spear (which had been banned) in a previous match by Vickie Guerrero, who then awarded the belt to Ziggler.
December 19, 2010
58 days
This was a Fatal 4-Way Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, also involving Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. With this victory, Edge broke Triple H's record for most World Heavyweight Championships
July 18, 2010
154 days
Kane cashed in his SmackDown Money in the Bank contract in order to challenge for the championship.
June 20, 2010
28 days
This was a Fatal 4-Way match, also involving The Big Show and CM Punk. The championship was referred to solely as the "World Championship" during the reign.
March 30, 2010
82 days
Swagger cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. Signed to RAW at the time, Swagger transfers to SmackDown upon winning the championship.
February 21, 2010
37 days
This was an Elimination Chamber match, also involving John Morrison, R-Truth, CM Punk and Rey Mysterio
October 04, 2009
140 days
This was a Hell in a Cell match. Became oldest World Heavyweight Champion with this win.
August 23, 2009
42 days
This was a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match.
July 26, 2009
28 days
June 07, 2009
49 days
Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract immediately after Hardy's victory to win the championship.
June 07, 2009
0 days
This was a Ladder match.
April 26, 2009
42 days
This was a Last Man Standing match. The championship becomes exclusive to the SmackDown brand due to Edge being a SmackDown wrestler.
April 05, 2009
21 days
This was a Triple Threat match also involving The Big Show. Becomes exclusive to the Raw brand once again due to John Cena being a Raw brand wrestler.
February 15, 2009
49 days
This was an Elimination Chamber match also involving Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio, Mike Knox, and Kane. The championship becomes SmackDown exclusive as a result of Edge being a part of the SmackDown roster.
November 23, 2008
84 days
November 03, 2008
385 days
This was aired on 800th Episode of Raw, which was a Steel Cage match.
October 26, 2008
8 days
This match involved Steve Austin as Special Guest Referee.
September 07, 2008
414 days
Originally, CM Punk was to defend his championship in a Championship Scramble match also involving John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Batista, Rey Mysterio, and Kane, but he was replaced by Jericho, who won the match and championship as a result of Punk sustaining a scripted injury.
June 30, 2008
69 days
Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract in order to challenge for the championship. CM Punk was a part of the Raw brand, thus making the championship Raw-exclusive again.
June 01, 2008
29 days
Edge defeated The Undertaker in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match to win the vacant championship.
April 29, 2008
33 days
SmackDown's General Manager Vickie Guerrero ordered The Undertaker to relinquish the championship because of the danger that his Hell's Gate choke hold caused.
March 30, 2008
30 days
This was a championship vs streak match in which the Undertaker's Wrestlemania undefeated streak improved to 16-0.
December 16, 2007
105 days
This was a Triple Threat match also involving The Undertaker.
September 16, 2007
91 days
This was a Triple Threat match also involving Rey Mysterio.
July 17, 2007
61 days
Khali won the vacant championship in a 20 man battle royal. Where he last eliminated Batista.
July 17, 2007
0 days
Edge vacated the championship after he was sidelined with a legitimate pectoral injury.
May 08, 2007
70 days
Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to earn the right to challenge for the championship. Edge, a Raw wrestler at the time, transferred to the SmackDown! roster shortly after the win.
April 01, 2007
37 days
November 26, 2006
126 days
This was a Last Chance match.
July 23, 2006
126 days
April 02, 2006
112 days
This was a Triple Threat match also involving Randy Orton. Rey Mysterio also became the lightest World Heavyweight Champion. Also, championship is referred to as the "World Championship" during this and any other time Mysterio will hold the championship
January 10, 2006
82 days
Angle won the vacant championship in a 20 man battle royal last eliminating Mark Henry.
January 10, 2006
0 days
Batista vacated the championship after he was sidelined with a legitimate triceps injury.
March 03, 2005
313 days
Batista was drafted to the SmackDown! brand as the final pick on June 30, 2005, making the championship SmackDown! exclusive.
January 09, 2005
84 days
Triple H defeated Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Batista, and Edge in an Elimination Chamber match with Shawn Michaels as Special Guest Referee to win the vacant championship.
December 06, 2004
34 days
The championship was vacated after a double fall occurred in a Triple Threat match involving Triple H, Edge and Chris Benoit.
September 12, 2004
85 days
August 15, 2004
28 days
Became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history.
March 14, 2004
154 days
This was a Triple Threat match also involving Shawn Michaels.
December 14, 2003
91 days
This was a Triple Threat match also involving Kane.
September 21, 2003
84 days
This was a Career vs. championship match.
December 15, 2002
280 days
This was a Three Stages of Hell match.
November 17, 2002
28 days
This was the first ever Elimination Chamber match also involving Chris Jericho, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, and Kane
September 02, 2002
76 days
Triple H was awarded the championship by the on-screen General Manager Eric Bischoff, making him the inaugural champion in the process.