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United States Championship
USChampionship
Details
Current
champion(s)
Rusev
Date won March 27, 2017
Date created March 27, 2017
Promotion WWE
Brand Raw

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

# Champion Reign Date Days held Event Notes
1 Rusev 1 March 27, 2017 7+ Raw Won a 10-man Royal Rumble to become the inaugural champion. Rusev lastly eliminated Chris Jericho.
Due to Rusev being a Raw superstar, the title becomes exclusive to Raw.

List of combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1 Rusev † 1 7+

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