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Champion history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Defences: Days Held:
Triple H 1 September 2, 2002 Milwaukee, WI Awarded title by Eric Bischoff on Raw. Defeated Kane on October 20, 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas to unify the Intercontinental Championship into the World title. 7 76
Shawn Michaels 1 November 17, 2002 New York, NY This was the first ever Elimination Chamber match at Survivor Series, also involving Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Chris Jericho and Kane. 2 28
Triple H 2 December 15, 2002 Sunrise, FL This was a Three Stages of Hell match at Armageddon, consisting of a Street Fight, Steel Cage match, and Ladder match; Triple H won the first and third falls. 13 280
Goldberg 1 September 21, 2003 Hershey, PA Won the title at Unforgiven. 6 84
Triple H 3 December 14, 2003 Orlando, FL This was a Triple Threat match at Armageddon, also involving Kane. 3 91
Chris Benoit 1 March 14, 2004 New York, NY This was a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania XX, also involving Shawn Michaels. 9 154
Randy Orton 1 August 15, 2004 Toronto, ON Won the title at SummerSlam. 2 28
Triple H 4 September 12, 2004 Portland, OR Won the title at Unforgiven. 3 85
Vacated on Raw when a Triple Threat match between Triple H, Chris Benoit, and Edge the week prior in Baltimore, MD ended in a double victory as Edge pinned Benoit while Benoit simultaneously made him submit.
Triple H 5 January 9, 2005 San Juan, PR This was an Elimination Chamber match at New Year's Revolution, also involving Batista, Chris Jericho, Edge, Chris Benoit, and Randy Orton. 3 84
Batista 1 April 3. 2005 Los Angeles, CA Won the title at WrestleMania 21. 11 282
The title became a SmackDown exclusive world title on June 28, 2005 after Batista was drafted from RAW.
Vacated due to triceps injury on the January 13 episode of SmackDown.
Kurt Angle 1 January 10, 2006 Philadelphia, PA Won a 20-man battle royal on the January 13 edition of SmackDown. 4 82
Rey Mysterio 1 April 2, 2006 Chicago, IL This was a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 22, also involving Randy Orton. 7 112
King Booker 1 July 23, 2006 Indianapolis, IN Won the title at The Great American Bash. 9 126
Batista 2 November 26, 2006 Philadelphia, PA Won the title at Survivor Series. 4 126
The Undertaker 1 April 1, 2007 Detroit, MI Won the title at WrestleMania 23. 3 37
Edge 1 May 8, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA Cashed in his "Money in the Bank" contract after The Undertaker and Batista fought to a draw in a steel cage match. (Aired on the May 11 SmackDown!.) 3 70
Edge vacated the title due to a pectoral injury. (Aired on the July 20 SmackDown.).
The Great Khali 1 July 17, 2007 Laredo, TX Won a 20-man battle royal on the July 20 edition of SmackDown!. 3 61
Batista 3 September 16, 2007 Memphis, TN This was a Triple Threat match at Unforgiven, also involving Rey Mysterio. 5 91
Edge 2 December 16, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA This was a Triple Threat match at Armageddon, also involving The Undertaker. 4 105
The Undertaker 2 March 30, 2008 Orlando, FL Won the title at WrestleMania XXIV. 4 30
Vacated after general manager Vickie Guerrero stripped The Undertaker of the championship because she felt The Undertaker's new choke hold was too dangerous to the Smackdown! wrestlers. (Aired on the May 2 SmackDown.
Edge 3 June 1, 2008 San Diego, CA Defeated The Undertaker at One Night Stand in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match. 2 29
CM Punk 1 June 30, 2008 Oklahoma City, OK Won the title on Raw after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract. As a result, the title became a Raw exclusive world title once again. 4 69
Chris Jericho 1 September 7, 2008 Cleveland, OH Replaced Punk in a 20 minute championship scramble match that also featured Batista, Kane, Rey Mysterio, and John Bradshaw Layfield at Unforgiven. Punk had been attacked by Randy Orton earlier in the show and was taken out of the match. 3 49
Batista 4 October 26, 2008 Phoenix, AZ Won at Cyber Sunday. Stone Cold Steve Austin was the special referee for this match. 1 8
Chris Jericho 2 November 3, 2008 Tampa, FL Won in a Steel Cage match on Raw. 1 20
John Cena 1 November 23, 2008 Boston, MA Won at Survivor Series. 3 84
Edge 4 February 15, 2009 Seattle, WA Won in an Elimination Chamber Match also featuring John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Mike Knox, and Kane at No Way Out. 2 49
John Cena 2 April 5, 2009 Houston, TX Won at WrestleMania XXV in a triple threat match also featuring Big Show. 1 21
Edge 5 April 26, 2009 Providence, RI Won in a Last Man Standing match at Backlash. 2 42
Jeff Hardy 1 June 07, 2009 New Orleans, LA Won in a Ladder match at Extreme Rules. 1 0
CM Punk 2 June 07, 2009 New Orleans, LA Cashed in his Money in the Bank contract immediately after Hardy's win and won the title. 3 49
Jeff Hardy 2 July 26, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennysylvania Won at Night of Champions after defeating CM Punk. 3 28
CM Punk 3 August 23, 2009 Los Angeles, CA Won at SummerSlam after defeating Jeff Hardy. 3 42
The Undertaker 3 October 4, 2009 Newark, NJ Won at Hell in a Cell after defeating CM Punk. 7 140
Chris Jericho 3 February 21, 2010 St. Louis, Missouri Defeated The Undertaker , John Morrison, R-Truth, CM Punk and Rey Mysterio at Elimination Chamber 2010. 2 37
Jack Swagger 1 March 30, 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada Cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. 4 82
Rey Mysterio 2 June 20, 2010 Uniondale, New York Defeated Jack Swagger, CM Punk & The Big Show at Fatal 4-Way 2010. 2 28
Kane 1 July 18, 2010 Kansas City, Missouri Cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. 6 154
Edge 6 December 19, 2010 Houston, Texas Won at TLC: 2010. 4 58
Dolph Ziggler 1 February 15, 2011 San Diego Ziggler was awarded the title. 1 0
Edge 7 February 15, 2011 San Diego Edge was given a rematch by Theodore Long. 2 56
Vacated - April 12, 2011 Albany, NY Edge was forced to vacate Championship due to injury and subsequent retirement. This Episode will be Taped on April 12, 2011, and aired on broadcast delay on April 15, 2011. 0 0
Christian 1 May 1, 2011 Tampa, FL Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio in a ladder match to become the new world champion at Extreme Rules 2011. 1 2
Randy Orton 2 May 3, 2011 Orlando, FL Will air on tape delay on May 6, 2011 3 75
Christian 2 July 17, 2011 Chicago, Illinois Won at Money in the Bank 2011 1 28
Randy Orton 3 August 14, 2011 Los Angeles, California Won at SummerSlam 2011 2 35
Mark Henry 1 September 18, 2011 Buffalo, New York Won at Night of Champions 2011 5 91
Big Show 1 December 18, 2011 Baltimore, Maryland Won at TLC 2011 1 0
Daniel Bryan 1 December 18, 2011 Baltimore, Maryland Won at TLC 2011 3 105
Sheamus 1 April 1, 2012 Miami, Florida Won at WrestleMania XXVIII 8 210
The Big Show 2 October 28, 2012 Atlanta, Georgia Won at Hell in a Cell 2012 3 72
Alberto Del Rio 1 January 8, 2013 Miami, Florida This was a Last Man Standing match. This episode aired on tape delay on January 11, 2013. 4 90
Dolph Ziggler 2 April 8, 2013 East Rutherford, New Jersey Dolph Ziggler cash his Money In The Bank conract on Alberto Del Rio. 1 69
Alberto Del Rio 2 June 16, 2013 Chicago, Illinois Won at WWE Payback 2013 5 133
John Cena 3 October 27, 2013 Miami, Florida Won at Hell in a Cell 2013 3 49
Randy Orton 4 December 15, 2013 Houston, Texas Won at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2013. This unified the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships, and the following day, the World Heavyweight Championship was officially retired by WWE. 0 0
Unified - December 15, 2013 Houston, Texas Unified with the WWE Championship to create the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. - -

List of reign lengths

Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Batista 282 April 3, 2005 January 10, 2006
Triple H (2) 280 December 15, 2002 September 21, 2003
Sheamus 210 April 1, 2012 October 28, 2012
Kane 154 July 18, 2010 December 19, 2010
Chris Benoit 154 March 14, 2004 August 15, 2004
The Undertaker (3) 140 October 4, 2009 February 21, 2010
Alberto Del Rio (2) 133 June 16, 2013 October 27, 2013
Batista (2) 126 November 26, 2006 April 1, 2007
King Booker 126 July 23, 2006 November 26, 2006
Rey Mysterio 112 April 2, 2006 July 23, 2006
Daniel Bryan 105 December 18, 2011 April 1, 2012
Edge (2) 105 December 16, 2007 March 30, 2008
Mark Henry 91 September 18, 2011 December 18, 2011
Batista (3) 91 September 16, 2007 December 16, 2007
Triple H (3) 91 December 14, 2003 March 14, 2004
Alberto Del Rio 90 January 8, 2013 April 8, 2013
John Cena 84 November 23, 2008 February 15, 2009
Triple H (5) 84 January 9, 2005 April 3, 2005
Goldberg 84 September 21, 2003 December 14, 2003
Jack Swagger 82 March 30, 2010 June 20, 2010
Kurt Angle 82 January 10, 2006 April 2, 2006
Triple H (4) 78 September 12, 2004 November 29, 2004
Triple H 76 September 2, 2002 November 17, 2002
Randy Orton (2) 75 May 3, 2011 July 17, 2011
Big Show 72 October 28, 2012 January 8, 2013
Edge 70 May 8, 2007 July 17, 2007
Dolph Ziggler (2) 69 April 8, 2013 June 16, 2013
CM Punk 69 June 30, 2008 September 7, 2008
The Great Khali 61 July 17, 2007 September 16, 2007
Edge (6) 58 December 19, 2010 February 15, 2011
Edge (7) 56 February 15, 2011 April 12, 2011
CM Punk (2) 49 June 7, 2009 July 27, 2009
Edge (4) 49 February 15, 2009 April 5, 2009
Chris Jericho (1) 49 September 7, 2008 October 26, 2008
John Cena (3) 49 October 27, 2013 December 15, 2013
CM Punk (3) 42 August 23, 2009 October 4, 2009
Edge (5) 42 April 26, 2009 June 7, 2009
Chris Jericho (3) 37 February 21, 2010 March 30, 2010
The Undertaker 37 April 1, 2007 May 8, 2007
Randy Orton (3) 35 August 14, 2011 September 18, 2011
The Undertaker (2) 30 March 30, 2008 April 29, 2008
Edge (3) 29 June 1, 2008 June 30, 2008
Rey Mysterio (2) 28 June 20, 2010 July 18, 2010
Christian (2) 28 July 17, 2011 August 14, 2011
Jeff Hardy (2) 28 July 27, 2009 August 23, 2009
Randy Orton 28 August 15, 2004 September 12, 2004
Shawn Michaels 28 November 17, 2002 December 15, 2002
John Cena (2) 21 April 5, 2009 April 26, 2009
Chris Jericho (2) 20 November 3, 2008 November 23, 2008
Batista (4) 8 October 26, 2008 November 3, 2008
Christian 2 May 1, 2011 May 3, 2011
Randy Orton (4) 0 December 15, 2013
Dolph Ziggler 0 February 15, 2011
Jeff Hardy 0 June 7, 2009
Big Show 0 December 18, 2011

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