Buddy Rogers   04/1963   Awarded by General Motors who recently split from the National Wrestling Aliance(NWA)
Bruno Sammartino Buddy Rogers 05/17/1963    
Ivan Koloff Bruno Sammartino 01/18/1971    
Pedro Morales Ivan Koloff 02/08/1971    
Stan Stasiak Pedro Morales 12/01/1973    
Bruno Sammartino(2) Stan Stasiak 12/10/1973    
Billy Graham Bruno Sammartino 04/30/1977    
Bob Backlund Billy Graham 02/20/1978    
Antonio Inoki Bob Backlund 11/30/1979   Inoki defeated Backlund in Japan, but the victory wasn't acknowledged in North America
Bob Backlund(2)   12/07/1979   Backlund returned to USA as World Champ(Even though Inoki beat him)
Iron Sheik Bob Backlund 12/26/1983    
Hulk Hogan Iron Sheik 01/23/1984    
Andre the Giant Hulk Hogan 02/05/1988 Saturday Night's Main Event Hogan kicked out at 2 in the pin, but the ref counted to 3. Later we found out that the ref was bribed and Andre also tried giving the belt away to ted Dibiase because of this the belt was declared Vacant.
"Macho Man" Randy Savage "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase 03/27/1988 Wrestlemania 4 Won a tournament to declare a new champ
Hulk Hogan(2) Randy Savage 04/02/1989 Wrestlemania 5  
Ultimate Warrior Hulk Hogan 04/01/1990 Wrestlemania 6  
Sgt. Slaughter Ultimate Warrior 01/19/1991 Royal Rumble  
Hulk Hogan(3) Sgt. Slaughter 03/24/1991 Wrestlemania 7  
Undertaker Hulk Hogan 11/27/1991 Survivor Series  
Hulk Hogan(4) Undertaker 12/03/1991 Tuesday in Texas The next day the belt is declared Vacant due to Hogan winning it in a controversial decision
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair   01/19/1992 Royal Rumble Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble Battle Royal Match to declare a new champ
"Macho Man" Randy Savage(2) Ric Flair 04/05/1992 Wrestlemania 8  
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair(2) Randy Savage 09/01/1992    
Bret "Hitman" Hart Ric Flair 10/12/1992    
Yokozuna Bret Hart 04/04/1993 Wrestlemania 9  
Hulk Hogan(5) Yokozuna 04/04/1993 Wrestlemania 9 After Yokozuna won, his manager, Mr. Fugi, challenged Hogan to wrestle Yokozuna. Hogan accepted and won it
Yokozuna(2) Hulk Hogan 06/13/1993 King of the Ring  
Bret "Hitman" Hart(2) Yokozuna 03/20/1994 Wrestlemania 10  
Bob Backlund(3) Bret Hart 11/23/1994 Survivor Series  
Diesel Bob Backlund 11/26/1994    
Bret "Hitman" Hart(3) Diesel 11/19/1995 Survivor Series  
Shawn Michaels Bret Hart 03/31/1996 Wrestlemania 12  
Phycho Sid Shawn Michaels 11/17/1996 Survivor Series  
Shawn Michaels(2) Phycho Sid 01/19/1997 Royal Rumble Michaels forfeits the title due to a leg injury in 02/1997
Bret "Hitman" Hart(4) Steve Austin, Undertaker, Vader 02/16/1997 In Your House: Final Four Bret won a 4-Man Battle Royal to be the new champ between himself, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Undertaker, and Vader
Phycho Sid(2) Bret Hart 02/17/1997 RAW  
Undertaker(2) Phycho Sid 03/23/1997 Wrestlemania 13  
Bret "Hitman" Hart(5) Undertaker 08/03/1997 Summerslam  
Shawn Michaels(3) Bret Hart 11/09/1997 Survivor Series Bret was not scheduled to lose the title, but Vince screwed Bret by making the ref and timekeeper announce Shawn the new champ.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin Shawn Michaels 03/29/1998 Wrestlemania 14  
Kane Steve Austin 06/28/1998 King of the Ring  
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin(2) Kane 06/29/1998 RAW In a Triple Threat Match at In Your House: Breakdown on 09/27/1998, Undertaker and Kane pinned Austin at the same time and since only one man can pin a guy to win the belt, the title was declared vacant
"The Rock" Rocky Maivia Mankind 11/15/1998 Survivor Series Won a Tournament to declare the new champ
Mankind Rocky Maivia 12/29/1998 RAW  
"The Rock" Rocky Maivia(2) Mankind 01/24/1999 Royal Rumble Rocky won the title in an "I Quit" match, but Mankind didn't say "I Quit" it was voiced over the PA system instead
Mankind(2) Rocky Maivia 01/26/1999 Halftime Heat Aired 5 days later durring Halftime of Super Bowl
"The Rock" Rocky Maivia(3) Mankind 02/15/1999 RAW  
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin(3) Rocky Maivia 03/28/1999 Wrestlemania 15  
The Undertaker(3) Steve Austin 05/23/1999 Over the Edge  
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin(4) The Undertaker 06/28/1999 RAW  
Mankind(3) Steve Austin 08/22/1999 Summerslam Won in a triple threat match between Mankind, Austin, and Helmsley
Hunter Hearst Helmsley Mankind 08/23/1999 RAW  
Vince McMahon Hunter Hearst Helmsley 09/14/1999 Smackdown Vacates the title on 09/20/1999
Hunter Hearst Helmsley(2) See Notes 09/26/1999 Unforgiven Pinned "The Rock" Rocky Maivia in a Triple Tag Match where it was Helmsley, "The Big Show" Paul Wight, and The British Bulldog against The Rock, Kane, and Mankind where the person who gets the pin is the new champ
"The Big Show" Paul Wight See Notes 11/14/1999 Survivor Series Won in a triple threat matcht between Rock, Helmsley and Big Show.
Hunter Hearst Helmsley(3) Paul Wight 01/03/2000 RAW Chris Jericho defeated Helmsley for the title on 04/17/2000, but Helmsley made the ref reverse the decision.
"The Rock" Rocky Maivia(4) Hunter Hearst Helmsley 04/30/2000 Backlash  
Hunter Hearst Helmsley(4) Rocky Maivia 05/21/2000 Judgement Day  
"The Rock" Rocky Maivia(5) Hunter Hearst Helmsley 06/25/2000 King of the Ring Pins Vince McMahon in a triple tag team match beween HHH, Shane & Vince McMahon against Undertaker, Kane, and The Rock with the stipulation whoever gets the pinfall is the champ.
Kurt Angle Rocky Maivia 10/22/2000 No Mercy  
"The Rock" Rocky Maivia(6) Kurt Angle 02/25/2001 No Way Out  
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin(5) Rocky Maivia 04/01/2001 Wrestlemania 17  
Kurt Angle(2) Steve Austin 09/23/2001 Unforgiven  
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin(6) Kurt Angle 10/08/2001 RAW  
Chris Jericho Steve Austin 12/09/2001 Vengeance Unifies with WCW "World" Title after the win
Hunter Hearst Helmsley(5) Chris Jericho 03/17/2002 Wrestlemania 18  
Hulk Hogan(6) Hunter Hearst Helmsley 04/21/2002 Backlash In 05/2002, when WWF changes name to WWE, it causes this belt to be recognized as" WWE World Title"
Undertaker(4) Hulk Hogan 05/19/2002 Judgment Day  
"The Rock" Rocky Maivia(7) Undertaker 07/21/2002 Vengeance Won in a triple threat match between Undertaker and Kurt Angle
Brock Lesnar Rocky Maivia 08/25/2002 Summerslam  
"Big Show" Paul Wight(2) Brock Lesnar 11/17/2002 Survivor Series  
Kurt Angle(3) Paul Wight 12/15/2002 Armageddon  
Brock Lesnar(2) Kurt Angle 03/30/2003 Wrestlemania 19  
Kurt Angle(4) Brock Lesnar 07/27/2003 Vengeance Won in a triple threat match between Brock Lesnar & Big Show
Brock Lesnar(3) Kurt Angle 09/16/2003 Smackdown  
Eddie Guerrero Brock Lesnar 02/15/2004 No Way Out  
Justin Bradshaw Layfield Eddie Guerrero 06/27/2004 Great American Bash  
John Cena Justin Bradshaw Layfield 04/03/2005 Wrestlemania 21  
Edge John Cena 01/08/2006 New Year's Revolution  
John Cena(2) Edge 01/29/2006 Royal Rumble  
Rob Van Dam John Cena 06/11/2006 ECW One Night Stand ECW is officially relaunched. On 6/13, RVD is also given ECW World Belt and recognized as both ECW and WWE champ
Edge(2) Rob Van Dam 07/03/2006 RAW Won in a triple threat match also against John Cena
John Cena(3) Edge 09/17/2006 Unforgiven Cena is stripped of the belt on 10/2/2007 after suffering a pecotral muscle tear against Ken Kennedy the day prior
Randy Orton See notes 10/07/2007 No Mercy Vince McMahon awards Orton the championship
"Triple H" Hunter Hearst Helmsley(6) Randy Orton 10/07/2007 No Mercy  
Randy Orton(2) Triple H 10/07/2007 No Mercy  
"Triple H" Hunter Hearst Helmsley(7) Randy Orton 04/27/2008 Backlash  
Edge(3) Triple H 11/23/2008 Survivor Series  
Jeff Hardy Edge 12/14/2008 Armageddon  
Edge(4) Jeff Hardy 01/25/2009 Royal Rumble  
"Triple H" Hunter Hearst Helmsley(8) Jeff Hardy 02/15/2009 No Way Out Belt was defended in an Elimination Chamber match with Edge, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, Triple H, Big Show and Undertaker
Randy Orton(3) Triple H 04/26/2009 Backlash Won in 6-man tag match with Orton, Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes against Triple H, Batista and Shane McMahon
Dave Batista Randy Orton 06/07/2009 Extreme Rules >Batista is assaulted by Orton and "injured" the next day and is forced to vacate the title
Randy Orton(4) See notes 06/15/2009 RAW Won a Fatal Four match against John Cena, Big Show and Triple H to determine new champion
John Cena(4) Randy Orton 09/13/2009 Breaking Point  
Randy Orton(5) John Cena 10/04/2009 Hell in a Cell  
John Cena(5) Randy Orton 10/25/2009 Bragging Rights  
Sheamus John Cena 12/13/2009 TLC  
John Cena(6) Sheamus 02/21/2010 Elimination Chamber  
Dave Batista(2) John Cena 02/21/2010 Elimination Chamber  
John Cena(7) Dave Batista 03/28/2010 Wrestlemania 26  
Sheamus(2) John Cena 06/20/2010 Fatal 4 Way  
Randy Orton(6) Sheamus 09/19/2010 Night of Champions Won in a 6 pack challenge against John Cena, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Edge and Wade Barrett
"The Miz" Mike Mizzanin Randy Orton 11/22/2010 RAW 
John Cena(8) The Miz 05/01/2011 Extreme Rules Won in a triple threat cage match against Miz and John Morrison
CM Punk John Cena 07/17/2011 Money in the Bank Punk's contract with WWE expired that night and took the WWE title home with him, so Vince McMahon started a tournament to declare a new champion the next night.
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