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WWE Championship
WWEChampionship
Details
Current
champion(s)
The Undertaker
Date won August 25, 2019
Date created April 5, 2010
Promotion WWE
Brand SmackDown

The WWE Championship is a world heavyweight championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE. The title is currently held by The Undertaker, who is in his third reign.

The original world championship of the promotion, it was established by the then-World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) on April 25, 1963 as the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship, following the promotion seceding from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). The inaugural champion was Buddy Rogers. Since its inception, the title has undergone many name changes due to company name changes and title unifications. It is the oldest championship currently active in the WWE, and is presented as being the promotion's most prestigious title, with many matches for the title having headlined pay-per-view events – including WWE's flagship event WrestleMania.

From its inception until 2001, it was promoted as WWE's sole primary championship. An additional world title, the WCW Championship, was added after the then-World Wrestling Federation's purchase of World Championship Wrestling in early 2001. The titles were later unified as the Undisputed Championship. After the first brand extension in 2002 and the promotion becoming the WWE, the championship became exclusive to SmackDown, and the World Heavyweight Championship was created for Raw. ECW became a third brand in 2006, adding the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. Over the course of the first brand extension, the WWE Championship switched between brands, usually as a result of the annual draft. The ECW Championship was deactivated in 2010, and the World Heavyweight Championship was unified with the WWE Championship in 2013.

Title historyEdit

Reigns Edit

No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held
1 John Cena 1 April 5, 2010 75
2 Randy Orton 1 June 20, 2010 28
3 John Cena 2 July 18, 2010 8
4 Chris Jericho 1 July 26, 2010 90
5 John Cena 3 October 24, 2010 28
6 Randy Orton 2 November 21, 2010 91
7 Edge 1 February 20, 2011 42
8 Triple H 1 April 3, 2011 77
9 Randy Orton 3 June 19, 2011 56
10 Triple H 2 August 14, 2011 35
11 Sheamus 1 September 18, 2011 91
12 John Morrison 1 December 18, 2011 133
13 The Miz 1 April 29, 2012 49
14 John Morrison 2 June 17, 2012 63
15 CM Punk 1 August 19, 2012 70
16 Christian 1 October 28, 2012 91
17 John Cena 4 January 27, 2013 70
18 The Undertaker 1 April 7, 2013 42
19 John Cena 5 May 19, 2013 140
20 Big Show 1 October 6, 2013 49
21 The Undertaker 2 November 24, 2013 91
22 Triple H 3 February 23, 2014 <1
23 Kane 1 126
24 Batista 1 June 29, 2014 84
25 Randy Orton 4 September 21, 2014 189
26 John Cena 6 March 29, 2015 8
27 Edge 2 April 6, 2015 20
28 John Cena 7 April 26, 2015 182
29 CM Punk 2 October 25, 2015 63
30 Sheamus 2 December 27, 2015 127
31 Daniel Bryan 1 May 2, 2016 83
32 Brock Lesnar 1 July 24, 2016 63
33 Dean Ambrose 1 September 25, 2016 84
34 Brock Lesnar 2 December 18, 2016 98
35 Bad News Barrett 1 March 26, 2017 <1
36 Edge 3 91
37 Christian 2 June 25, 2017 35
38 Edge 4 July 30, 2017 56
39 Seth Rollins 1 September 24, 2017 28
40 Edge 5 October 22, 2017 35
41 Seth Rollins 2 November 26, 2017 119
42 Fandango 1 March 25, 2018 35
43 Chris Jericho 2 April 29, 2018 28
44 Fandango 2 May 27, 2018 49
45 Chris Jericho 3 July 15, 2018 70
46 Kevin Owens 1 September 23, 2018 63
47 Chris Jericho 4 November 25, 2018 28
48 Kevin Owens 2 December 23, 2018 35
49 Chris Jericho 5 January 27, 2019 29
50 Kevin Owens 3 February 24, 2019 35
51 AJ Styles 1 March 31, 2019 56
52 Kevin Owens 4 May 26, 2019 91
53 The Undertaker 3 August 25, 2019 223+

List of combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 John Cena 7 511
2 Randy Orton 4 364
3 The Undertaker † 3 358+
4 Chris Jericho 5 245
5 Edge 5 244
6 Kevin Owens 4 224
7 Sheamus 2 218
8 John Morrison 2 196
9 Brock Lesnar 2 161
10 Seth Rollins 2 147
11 CM Punk 2 133
12 Christian 2 126
Kane 1 126
14 Triple H 3 112
15 Batista 1 84
Dean Ambrose 1 84
Fandango 2 84
16 Daniel Bryan 1 83
17 AJ Styles 1 56
18 Big Show 1 49
The Miz 1 49
19 Bad News Barrett 1 <1

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