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The United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the SmackDown brand. Along with the Intercontinental Championship on the Raw brand, it is one of the two secondary titles of the promotion. It is currently held by Finn Bálor, who is in his second reign.

The championship was established as the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship on January 1, 1975 for the regional territory, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, later known as Jim Crockett Promotions and then World Championship Wrestling (WCW), which eventually seceded from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Harley Race was the inaugural champion. This makes the United States Championship the only active championship in WWE that was not originated in the promotion, as well as WWE's second oldest active championship, behind the WWE Championship (1963).

After WCW was purchased by the then-World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 2001, the then-WCW United States Championship was defended in the WWF until it was unified with the Intercontinental Championship at that year's Survivor Series. After the 2002 brand extension and the promotion renamed to WWE, the championship was reactivated as the WWE United States Championship in July 2003 as a secondary title of the SmackDown brand. As a result of the 2016 draft, it became exclusive to the Raw brand.

Title historyEdit

Reigns Edit

No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held
1 The Miz 1 April 5, 2010 168
2 MVP 1 September 19, 2010 64
3 The Miz 2 November 21, 2010 70
4 Shelton Benjamin 1 January 30, 2011 168
5 R-Truth 1 July 17, 2011 28
6 The Miz 3 August 14, 2011 1
7 Goldust 1 August 15, 2011 48
8 Sheamus 1 October 2, 2011 77
9 Justin Gabriel 1 December 18, 2011 64
10 Sheamus 2 February 19, 2012 42
11 Matt Hardy 1 April 1, 2012 78
12 MVP 2 June 17, 2012 154
13 Matt Hardy 2 November 18, 2012 140
14 Big Show 1 April 7, 2013 42
15 Alberto Del Rio 1 May 19, 2013 56
16 Big Show 2 July 14, 2013 105
17 Dolph Ziggler 1 October 27, 2013 120
18 John Morrison 1 February 23, 2014 42
19 Daniel Bryan 1 April 6, 2014 28
20 The Miz 4 May 4, 2014 77
21 John Morrison 2 July 20, 2014 63
22 Kofi Kingston 1 September 21, 2014 35
23 Wade Barrett 1 October 26, 2014 50
24 Kofi Kingston 2 December 14, 2014 113
25 Fandango 1 April 6, 2015 448
26 Christian 1 June 26, 2016 273
27 AJ Styles 1 March 26, 2017 147
28 Finn Bálor 1 August 20, 2017 35
29 AJ Styles 2 September 24, 2017 147
30 Luke Harper 1 February 18, 2018 35
31 AJ Styles 3 March 25, 2018 35
32 Seth Rollins 1 April 29, 2018 77
33 Dean Ambrose 1 July 15, 2018 260
34 Samoa Joe 1 March 31, 2019 84
35 Randy Orton 1 June 23, 2019 64
36 Finn Bálor 2 August 25, 2019 250+

List of combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Fandango 1 448
2 AJ Styles 3 329
3 The Miz 4 316
4 Finn Bálor † 2 285+
5 Christian 1 273
6 Dean Ambrose 1 260
7 Matt Hardy 2 218
MVP 2 218
9 Shelton Benjamin 1 168
10 Kofi Kingston 2 148
11 Big Show 2 147
12 Dolph Ziggler 1 120
13 Sheamus 2 119
14 John Morrison 2 105
15 Samoa Joe 1 84
16 Seth Rollins 1 77
17 Justin Gabriel 1 64
Randy Orton 1 64
19 Alberto Del Rio 1 56
20 Wade Barrett 1 50
21 Goldust 1 48
22 Luke Harper 1 35
23 Daniel Bryan 1 28
R-Truth 1 28

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