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The WWE European Championship was a professional wrestling championship. It was deactivated after being unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

Champion history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Defences:
The British Bulldog 1 February 26, 1997 Berlin, Germany Defeated Owen Hart in a tournament final to become the first champion. Longest reigning European Champion. Aired on March 3 edition of RAW. 24
Shawn Michaels 1 September 20, 1997 Birmingham, England Won at One Night Only. 4
Hunter Hearst Helmsley 1 December 11, 1997 Lowell, Massachusetts Michaels was ordered to defend the title against Helmsley by WWF Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter. Michaels intentionally lost the match. Aired on December 22 edition of RAW. 1
Owen Hart 1 January 20, 1998 Davis, California Defeated Goldust, who was dressed as Helmsley. Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter awards the title to Hart considering Goldust as a substitution for Helmsley. Aired on January 26 edition of RAW. 16
Hunter Hearst Helmsley 2 March 16, 1998 Phoenix, Arizona Won on March 16 edition of RAW. 15
D'Lo Brown 1 July 14, 1998 Binghamton, New York Aired on July 20 edition of RAW. 13
X-Pac 1 September 15, 1998 Sacramento, California Aired on September 21 edition of RAW. 6
D'Lo Brown 2 September 29, 1998 East Lansing, Michigan Aired on October 5 edition of RAW. 10
X-Pac 2 October 18, 1998 Chicago, Illinois Won at Judgment Day. 34
Shane McMahon 1 February 15, 1999 Birmingham, Alabama Defeated X-Pac in a tag team match with Shane McMahon and Kane vs. Triple H and X-Pac. 4
Title vacated on April 4 edition of Heat.
Mideon 1 June 21, 1999 Memphis, Tennessee McMahon awarded Mideon the title after he found the title in McMahon's duffel bag. 4
D'Lo Brown 3 July 25, 1999 Buffalo, New York Became the first wrestler to hold the European Championship and the Intercontinental Championship at the same time. Won the title at Fully Loaded. 10
Jeff Jarrett 1 August 22, 1999 Minneapolis, Minnesota Won at SummerSlam. 1
Mark Henry 1 August 23, 1999 Ames, Iowa Jarrett awarded the title to Henry as a gift for his assisting Jarrett in defeating D'Lo Brown at SummerSlam. 8
D'Lo Brown 4 September 26, 1999 Charlotte, North Carolina Won at Unforgiven. 10
The British Bulldog 2 October 26, 1999 Springfield, Massachusetts Aired on October 28 edition of Smackdown. 19
Val Venis 1 December 12, 1999 Sunrise, Florida Won at Armageddon. Defeated The British Bulldog and D'Lo Brown in a triple threat match. 16
Kurt Angle 1 February 8, 2000 Austin, Texas Aired on February 10 edition of Smackdown. 16
Chris Jericho 1 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Won at WrestleMania. Defeated Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit in a triple threat match. Angle was Intercontinental and European champion. Both titles were on line. Benoit won the intercontinental and Jericho the European 2
Eddie Guerrero 1 April 3, 2000 Los Angeles, California Won on April 3 edition of RAW. He was the first and only wrestler of Latin descent to hold the title 37
Perry Saturn 1 July 23, 2000 Dallas, Texas Won at Fully Loaded. 10
Al Snow 1 August 29, 2000 Fayetteville, North Carolina Aired on August 31 edition of Smackdown. 18
William Regal 1 October 16, 2000 Detroit, Michigan Won on October 16 edition of RAW. 19
Crash Holly 1 December 2, 2000 Sheffield, England Won at Rebellion. 0
William Regal 2 December 4, 2000 East Rutherford, New Jersey Won on December 4 edition of RAW. 4
Test 1 January 22, 2001 Lafayette, Louisiana Won on January 22 edition of RAW. 25
Eddie Guerrero 2 April 1, 2001 Houston, TX Won at WrestleMania X-Seven. TBA
Matt Hardy 1 April 24, 2001 Denver, Colorado Aired on April 26 edition of Smackdown. Longest reigning American born to hold the Championship. 5
The Hurricane 1 August 27, 2001 Grand Rapids, Michigan Won on August 27 edition of RAW. 20
Bradshaw 1 October 22, 2001 Kansas City, Missouri Won on October 22 edition of RAW. 2
Christian 1 October 30, 2001 Cincinnati, Ohio Aired on November 1 edition of Smackdown. 19
Diamond Dallas Page 1 January 29, 2002 Norfolk, Virginia Aired on January 31 edition of Smackdown. 16
William Regal 3 March 19, 2002 Ottawa, Ontario Aired on March 21 edition of Smackdown. 2
Spike Dudley 1 April 8, 2002 Phoenix, Arizona Won on April 8 edition of RAW. 8
Renamed the WWE European Championship on May 5, 2002.
William Regal 4 May 6, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut Won on May 6 edition of RAW. 13
Jeff Hardy 1 July 8, 2002 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Won on July 8 edition of RAW. 3
Rob Van Dam 1 July 22, 2002 Grand Rapids, Michigan Won on July 22 edition of RAW. 1
Title unified with the Intercontinental Championship.

List of individual reigns

Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Davey Boy Smith 206 February 26, 1997 September 20, 1997
Matt Hardy 126 April 23, 2001 August 27, 2001
Hunter Hearst Helmsley (2) 120 March 16, 1998 July 14, 1998
X-Pac (2) 120 October 18, 1998 February 15, 1999
Eddie Guerrero 111 April 3, 2000 July 23, 2000
Christian 91 October 30, 2001 January 29, 2002
Shawn Michaels 82 September 20, 1997 December 11, 1997
Test 69 January 22, 2001 April 1, 2001
D'Lo Brown 63 July 14, 1998 September 15, 1998
William Regal (4) 63 May 6, 2002 July 8, 2002
Val Venis 58 December 12, 1999 February 8, 2000
Gregory Helms 56 August 27, 2001 October 22, 2001
Owen Hart 55 January 20, 1998 March 16, 1998
Kurt Angle 54 February 8, 2000 April 2, 2000
William Regal (2) 49 December 4, 2000 January 22, 2001
Diamond Dallas Page 49 January 29, 2002 March 19, 2002
Al Snow 48 August 29, 2000 October 16, 2000
Davey Boy Smith (2) 47 October 26, 1999 December 12, 1999
William Regal 47 October 16, 2000 December 2, 2000
Shane McMahon 43 February 15, 1999 March 30, 1999
Hunter Hearst Helmsley 40 December 11, 1997 January 20, 1998
Perry Saturn 37 July 23, 2000 August 29, 2000
Mideon 34 June 21, 1999 July 25, 1999
Mark Henry 34 August 23, 1999 September 26, 1999
D'Lo Brown (4) 30 September 26, 1999 October 26, 1999
D'Lo Brown (3) 28 July 25, 1999 August 22, 1999
Spike Dudley 28 April 8, 2002 May 6, 2002
Eddie Guerrero (2) 23 April 1, 2001 April 24, 2001
William Regal (3) 20 March 19, 2002 April 8, 2002
D'Lo Brown (2) 19 September 29, 1998 October 18, 1998
Sean Waltman 14 September 15, 1998 September 29, 1998
Jeff Hardy 14 July 8, 2002 July 22, 2002
John Bradshaw Layfield 8 October 22, 2001 October 30, 2001
Crash Holly 2 December 2, 2000 December 4, 2000
Jeff Jarrett 1 August 22, 1999 August 23, 1999
Chris Jericho 1 April 2, 2000 April 3, 2000
Rob Van Dam - July 22, 2002
(unified with WWE Intercontinental Championship)

List of combined reigns

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1. Davey Boy Smith 2 253
2. William Regal 4 179
3. Hunter Hearst Helmsley 2 160
4. D'Lo Brown 4 140
5. X-Pac 2 134
6. Eddie Guerrero 2 133
7. Matt Hardy 1 126
8. Christian 1 91
9. Shawn Michaels 1 82
10. Test 1 69
11. Val Venis 1 58
12. Gregory Helms 1 56
13. Owen Hart 1 55
14. Kurt Angle 1 54
15. Diamond Dallas Page 1 49
16. Al Snow 1 48
17. Shane McMahon 1 43
18. Perry Saturn 1 37
19. Mideon 1 34
20. Mark Henry 1 34
21. Spike Dudley 1 28
22. Jeff Hardy 1 14
23. John Bradshaw Layfield 1 8
24. Crash Holly 1 2
25. Jeff Jarrett 1 1
26. Chris Jericho 1 1
27. Rob Van Dam 1 -

External links

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