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A Grand Slam Champion in professional wrestling is a distinction made to a professional wrestler who has won all of the major titles in a promotion. The Grand Slam typically consists of four titles, mirroring the grand slams found in golf and tennis. The four titles typically feature three tiers of heavyweight belts and a set of tag team belts. Because of this, a Grand Slam Champion is necessarily a Triple Crown Champion, which consists of the top two tiers of heavyweight belts and the tag team belts.

World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment

In the World Wrestling Federation (now known as "World Wrestling Entertainment") the term "Grand Slam Champion" was originally used by Shawn Michaels to describe himself upon winning the WWF Championship, the WWF Intercontinental Championship, the WWF European Championship and the WWF Tag Team Championship. As of 2007, only four wrestlers have held all four of those titles. As the European Championship was discontinued on July 22, 2002, the number of future potential Grand Slam Champions is limited to wrestlers who have already held the European Championship (see list of WWE European Champions).

In 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment stated, "Michaels was the first-ever Grand Slam Champion, capturing the European Championship once, the World Tag Team Championship four times, the Intercontinental Championship three times and the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships a total of four times." This indicates that WWE considers the World Heavyweight Championship to be an acceptable substitute for the WWF Championship (renamed the WWE Championship in 2002) in completing the Grand Slam. No wrestlers have completed the Grand Slam under this revised definition.

In April 2006, Kurt Angle was described as a "former Grand Slam Champion" on WWE.com, indicating that WWE considers the WWE Tag Team Championship to be an acceptable substitute for the World Tag Team Championship. Including Angle, two wrestlers have completed the Grand Slam under this revised definition.

Following WrestleMania 31 in 2015, WWE established a new version of the Grand Slam - consisting of the four currently active titles in WWE, which are the WWE World Heavyweight, Intercontinental, United States, and WWE Tag Team Championships. Six wrestlers have been recognized as Grand Slam winners under these new parameters (including three who were already recognized as Grand Slam winners under the original guidelines).

As of April 5 2015, 15 wrestlers have been recognized as WWE Grand Slam winners under its various incarnations.

WWF/E Grand Slam Champions

The title wins stated below are the respective wrestlers' first wins of each title. In most cases, it is not the only time the wrestler has won that title. Dates in italics indicate that the wrestler has won that title, but does not contribute to their Grand Slam because they had already won a title at that level. Dates in bold represent the title which established the wrestler as a Grand Slam champion.

Original format

Name World Championship Tag Team Championship Second-Tier Championship Third-Tier Championship
WWF/E
Championship
World
Heavyweight
Championship
World Tag Team
Championship
WWE Tag Team
Championship
Intercontinental
Championship
European
Championship
Hardcore
Championship
Shawn Michaels March 31, 1996 November 17, 2002 August 28, 1994
(with Diesel)
December 13, 2009
(with Triple H)
October 27, 1992 September 20, 1997 no future reign possible
Triple H August 23, 1999 September 2, 2002 April 29, 2001
(with Stone Cold Steve Austin)
December 13, 2009
(with Shawn Michaels)
October 21, 1996 December 11, 1997 no future reign possible
Kane June 28, 1998 July 18, 2010 July 13, 1998
(with Mankind)
April 19, 2011
(with Big Show)
May 20, 2001 no future reign possible April 1, 2001
Chris Jericho December 9, 2001 September 7, 2008 May 21, 2001
(with Chris Benoit)
June 28, 2009 (with Edge) December 12, 1999 April 2, 2000 May 28, 2001
Kurt Angle October 22, 2000 January 10, 2006 no future reign possible October 20, 2002
(with Chris Benoit)
February 27, 2000 February 8, 2000 September 10, 2001
Eddie Guerrero February 15, 2004 no future reign possible no future reign possible November 17, 2002
(with Chavo Guerrero)
September 5, 2000 April 3, 2000 no future reign possible
Rob Van Dam June 11, 2006 no future reign possible March 31, 2003
(with Kane)
December 7, 2004
(with Rey Mysterio)
March 17, 2002 July 22, 2002 July 22, 2001
Booker T no future reign possible July 23, 2006 October 30, 2001 (with Test) no future reign possible July 7, 2003 no future reign possible May 4, 2002
Jeff Hardy December 14, 2008 June 7, 2009 June 29, 1999
(with Matt Hardy)
April 10, 2001 July 8, 2002 July 12, 2001
John Bradshaw Layfield June 27, 2004 no future reign possible May 25, 1999 (with Faarooq) no future reign possible March 9, 2009 October 22, 2001 June 3, 2002
Christian May 1, 2011 April 2, 2000 (with Edge) September 23, 2001 October 30, 2001 March 17, 2002
Big Show November 14, 1999 December 18, 2011 August 22, 1999
(with The Undertaker)
July 26, 2009
(with Chris Jericho)
April 1, 2012 N/A
(Title Defunct)
February 25, 2001

New format

Name WWE World
Heavyweight
Championship
Intercontinental
Championship
WWE United States
Championship
WWE Tag Team
Championship
Kurt Angle October 22, 2000 February 27, 2000 October 22, 2001 October 20, 2002
(with Chris Benoit)
Eddie Guerrero February 15, 2004 September 3, 2000 July 23, 2003 November 17, 2002
(with Chavo Guerrero)
Edge January 8, 2006 July 24, 1999 November 12, 2001 November 7, 2002
(with Rey Mysterio)
Big Show Noverber 14, 1999 April 1, 2012 October 19, 2003 July 26, 2009
(with Chris Jericho)
The Miz November 22, 2010 July 23, 2012 October 5, 2009 November 16, 2007
(with John Morrison)
Daniel Bryan August 18, 2013 March 29, 2015 September 19, 2010 September 16, 2012
(with Kane)
  • Won Grand Slam under the original definition
  • Won Grand Slam with an alternate title
  • Won title as a member of the RAW brand
  • Won title as a member of the SmackDown! brand
  • Won title as a member of the ECW brand
White indicates title was won before brand extension

Potential champions

The following active (or semi-active) WWE wrestlers are potential Grand Slam Champions, all having previously held three major titles:

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

The first Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) Grand Slam champion was crowned on March 15, 2009 at TNA's Destination X pay-per-view event. At said event, then three-time TNA Triple Crown champion A.J. Styles defeated Booker T for the TNA Legends Championship. On the March 19 episode of TNA's primary television program, TNA Impact!, Impact! TV announcer Mike Tenay stated that Styles had become the first TNA Grand Slam champion by capturing the World Heavyweight (NWA or TNA), World Tag Team (NWA or TNA), TNA X Division, and TNA Legends/Global/Television Championships.

List of TNA Grand Slam Champions

The following is a list of TNA Grand Slam Champions with dates indicating when the wrestler first won the respective championship. Under TNA's definition of the Grand Slam Championship, wrestlers are eligible to be a multiple Grand Slam champion each time they complete a new circuit.

Thus far, only A.J. Styles has won the Grand Slam on more than one occasion, as well as being the only one to have held every eligible championship to qualify for the Grand Slam.

Current TNA wrestlers who are one title away from Grand Slam status include:

  • Robbie E requires the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (as the NWA World Heavyweight Championship is no longer under TNA control).
Champion Primary Championships Tag Team Championships Secondary Championships Tertiary Championships
NWA
World Heavyweight
TNA
World Heavyweight
NWA
World Tag Team
TNA
World Tag Team
TNA
X Division
TNA
Legends/Global/Television
A.J. Styles June 11, 2003 September 20, 2009 July 3, 2002
(with Jerry Lynn)
October 14, 2007
(with Tomko)
June 19, 2002 March 15, 2009
Abyss November 19, 2006 February 4, 2004
(with A.J. Styles)
May 16, 2011 January 9, 2011
Samoa Joe N/A April 13, 2008 N/A July 15, 2007 (no partner) December 11, 2005 September 27, 2012
Eric Young N/A April 10, 2014 October 12, 2004
(with Bobby Roode)
May 4, 2010
(with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
December 7, 2008 October 18, 2009
Text
Championships in italics The title is an alternate title from the original definition of a Grand Slam Championship.
Dates A date indicates the wrestlers first reign with that championship.
Dates in bold The date the wrestler became a Grand Slam champion.
N/A Indicates no future reigns possible due to the title no longer being under TNA control.

Florida Championship Wrestling

List of FCW Grand Slam Champions

In FCW, a Grand Slam Champion is a wrestler who has won every championship that was available in FCW. All FCW titles were retired when FCW changed its name to NXT Wrestling.

Champion Primary Championship Tag Team Championship Secondary Championship
Florida Heavyweight Championship Florida Tag Team Championship Jack Brisco 15 Championship
Seth Rollins February 23, 2012 March 25, 2011
(with Richie Steamboat)
January 13, 2011
Richie Steamboat July 25, 2012 March 25, 2011
(with Seth Rollins)
January 13, 2012

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