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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.
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.
|Name||World Championship||Tag Team Championship||Second-Tier Championship||Third-Tier Championship|
|World Tag Team|
|WWE Tag Team|
|Shawn Michaels||March 31, 1996||November 17, 2002||August 28, 1994|
|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)
|October 21, 1996||December 11, 1997||no future reign possible|
|Kane||June 28, 1998||July 13, 1998|
|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|
|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|
- 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
The following active (or semi-active) WWE wrestlers are potential Grand Slam Champions, all having previously held three major titles: