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John Cena as United States Champion

John Cena in 2007, in his fourth reign as WWE United States Champion, with a customized belt.

The WWE United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for in and owned by the American promotion WWE for Extreme (WWEFE). It was originally known as the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship and began as a regional championship created by and defended in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling run by Jim Crockett, Jr.. Following the title's introduction in 1975, Harley Race became the inaugural champion on January 1. After Ted Turner bought the company and renamed it World Championship Wrestling in November 1988, the title continued to be used and recognized as secondary to the World Championship. In March 2001, the WWF bought the bankrupt World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The new acquisitions resulted in the WCW United States Championship becoming another championship for the WWF. In 2001 at Survivor Series, the United States and WWE Intercontinental Championships were unified, though in July 2003, the title reemerged as the WWE United States Championship and was commissioned to be a secondary championship to the SmackDown! brand.

The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. Some reigns were held by champions using a ring name, while others used their real name. The first champion was Harley Race, who won the championship in 1975. Currently, the title belongs to the SmackDown! brand. Overall, there have been 71 different champions. Bret Hart, Ric Flair, Lex Luger, and Wahoo McDaniel are tied for having the most reigns at five each. The longest individual reign was 523 days, this was done by Lex Luger.

Title historyEdit

NamesEdit

Name Years
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) January 1, 1975–January 27, 1981
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Undisputed) January 27, 1981–1991
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 1991–2001
WCW United States Championship 2001-2003
WWE United States Championship 2003 – present

ReignsEdit

indicates reigns and title changes not recognized by WWE.
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Harley Race 1 01975-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 1, 1975 183 Tallahassee, FL N/A Race was awarded the title with the explanation that he defeated Johnny Weaver in a tournament final.
2 Johnny Valentine 1 01975-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 3, 1975 93 Greensboro, NC Live event
- Vacated - 01975-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 4, 1975 0 N/A N/A Vacated when Valentine suffers a career-ending injury in a plane crash.
3 Terry Funk 1 01975-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 9, 1975 18 Greensboro, NC Live event Defeated Paul Jones in a tournament final.
4 Paul Jones 1 01975-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 27, 1975 107 Greensboro, NC Live event
5 Blackjack Mulligan 1 01976-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 13, 1976 217 Greensboro, NC Live event
6 Paul Jones 2 01976-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 16, 1976 43 Greensboro, NC Live event
- Blackjack Mulligan 1(2)† 01976-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 28, 1976 11 Charlotte, NC Live event Title change unrecognized by WWE.
- Paul Jones 2(3)† 01976-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 9, 1976 6 Winston-Salem, NC Live event Title change unrecognized by WWE.
7 Blackjack Mulligan 2(3)† 01976-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 15, 1976 204 Raleigh, NC Live event
8 Bobo Brazil 1 01977-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 7, 1977 22 Norfolk, VA Live event
9 Ric Flair 1 01977-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 29, 1977 84 Richmond, VA Live event
10 Ricky Steamboat 1 01977-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 21, 1977 72 Charleston, SC Live event
11 Blackjack Mulligan 3(4)† 01978-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 1, 1978 77 Greensboro, NC Live event
12 Mr. Wrestling 1 01978-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 19, 1978 21 Greensboro, NC Live event
13 Ric Flair 2 01978-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 9, 1978 265 Charlotte, NC Live event
14 Ricky Steamboat 2 01978-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 30, 1978 92 Greensboro, NC Live event
15 Ric Flair 3 01979-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 1, 1979 133 Greensboro, NC Live event
- Vacated - 01979-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 12, 1979 0 N/A N/A Vacated when Flair wins the NWA World Tag Team Championship four days prior.
16 Jimmy Snuka 1 01979-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 1, 1979 231 Charlotte, NC Live event Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a tournament final.
17 Ric Flair 4 01980-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 19, 1980 98 Greensboro, NC Live event
- Greg Valentine 1 01980-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 26, 1980 121 Charlotte, NC Live event Title change unrecognized by WWE.
- Ric Flair 4(5)† 01980-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 24, 1980 64 Greenville, SC Live event Title change unrecognized by WWE.
18 Roddy Piper 1 01981-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 27, 1981 193 Raleigh, NC Live event The title becomes the undisputed NWA US Championship in January 1981 after the NWA San Francisco office, the last other promotion to recognize its own US Champion, closes.
19 Wahoo McDaniel 1 01981-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 8, 1981 24 Greensboro, NC Live event
- Vacated - 01981-Template:MONTH September 1981 0 N/A N/A Vacated when McDaniel is injured by Abdullah the Butcher.
20 Sgt. Slaughter 1 01981-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 4, 1981 229 Charlotte, NC Live event Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a tournament final.
21 Wahoo McDaniel 2 01982-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 21, 1982 17 Richmond, VA Live event
22 Sgt. Slaughter 2 01982-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 7, 1982 76 Greenville, SC Live event Slaughter was awarded the title due to McDaniel being injured by Don Muraco and Roddy Piper.
23 Wahoo McDaniel 3 01982-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 22, 1982 74 Charlotte, NC Live event
24 Greg Valentine 1(2)† 01982-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 4, 1982 163 Norfolk, VA Live event
25 Roddy Piper 2 01983-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 16, 1983 14 Greensboro, NC Live event
26 Greg Valentine 2(3)† 01983-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 30, 1983 228 Greensboro, NC Live event Valentine won via referee stoppage when Piper suffered a large cut over his left ear.
27 Dick Slater 1 01983-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 14, 1983 129 Shelby, NC Live event
28 Ricky Steamboat 3 01984-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 21, 1984 64 Greensboro, NC Live event
29 Wahoo McDaniel 4 01984-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 24, 1984 7 Greensboro, NC Live event
- Vacated - 01984-Template:MONTH July 1984 0 N/A N/A Vacated due to Tully Blanchard interfering in McDaniel's title win.
30 Wahoo McDaniel 5 01984-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 7, 1984 167 Charlotte, NC Live event Defeated Manny Fernandez in a tournament final.
31 Magnum T.A. 1 01985-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 23, 1985 120 Charlotte, NC Live event
32 Tully Blanchard 1 01985-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 21, 1985 130 Charlotte, NC Live event
33 Magnum T.A. 2 01985-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 28, 1985 182 Greensboro, NC Starrcade (1985) This was an "I Quit" steel cage match.
- Vacated - 01986-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 29, 1986 0 N/A N/A Vacated when Magnum attacked NWA president Bob Geigel.
34 Nikita Koloff 1 01986-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 17, 1986 328 Charlotte, NC [Live event Defeated Magnum T.A. in a best of seven series, though WWE officially says it was a tournament final.
35 Lex Luger 1 01987-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 11, 1987 138 Greensboro, NC Live event
36 Dusty Rhodes 1 01987-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 26, 1987 141 Chicago, IL Starrcade (1987) This was a steel cage match.
- Vacated - 01988-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 15, 1988 0 N/A N/A Vacated when Rhodes attacked promoter Jim Crockett.
37 Barry Windham 1 01988-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 13, 1988 283 Houston, TX Live event Defeated Nikita Koloff in a tournament final.
38 Lex Luger 2 01989-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 20, 1989 76 Chicago, IL Chi-Town Rumble
39 Michael Hayes 1 01989-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 7, 1989 15 Nashville, TN WrestleWar (1989)
40 Lex Luger 3 01989-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 22, 1989 523 Bluefield, WV Live event Luger becomes the longest-reigning champion in the title's history, holding it for over 17 months.
41 Stan Hansen 1 01990-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 27, 1990 50 Chicago, IL Halloween Havoc (1990)
42 Lex Luger 4 01990-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 16, 1990 210 St. Louis, MO Starrcade (1990) This was a Texas Bullrope match.
- Vacated - 01991-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 14, 1991 0 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash (1991) Vacated when Luger wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
43 Sting 1 01991-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 25, 1991 86 Atlanta, GA Live event Defeated Steve Austin in a tournament final.
44 Rick Rude 1 01991-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 19, 1991 378 Savannah, GA Clash of the Champions XVII
- Vacated - 01992-Template:MONTH December 1992 0 N/A N/A Vacated due to injury.
45 Dustin Rhodes 1 01993-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 11, 1993 110 Atlanta, GA Saturday Night Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a match that was originally made to determine the #1 contender, but upon Rude's vacation of the title, was made to decide the new champion. Aired January 16, 1993.
- Vacated - 01993-Template:MONTH May 1993 - N/A N/A Vacated when a title defense against Rick Rude ended in a double pinfall.
46 Dustin Rhodes 2 01993-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 30, 1993 119 Atlanta, GA Live event Defeated Rude in a rematch. WCW withdraws from the NWA in September 1993; the NWA begins to recognize its own US champion, but Rhodes remains the recognized champion in WCW.
47 Steve Austin 1 01993-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 27, 1993 240 Charlotte, NC Starrcade (1993) This was a two out of three falls match, which Austin won 2–0.
48 Ricky Steamboat 4 01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 24, 1994 25 Cedar Rapids, IA Clash of the Champions XXVIII
49 Steve Austin 2 01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 18, 1994 0 Roanoke, VA Fall Brawl (1994) Austin was awarded the title at due to Steamboat being injured.
50 Jim Duggan 1 01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 18, 1994 100 Roanoke, VA Fall Brawl (1994) Duggan beat Austin in 35 seconds.
51 Big Van Vader 1 01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 27, 1994 117 Nashville, TN Starrcade (1994)
- Vacated - 01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 23, 1995 0 N/A N/A Stripped by WCW commissioner Nick Bockwinkel.
52 Sting 2 01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 18, 1995 148 Dayton, OH The Great American Bash (1995) Defeated Meng in a tournament final.
53 Kensuke Sasaki 1 01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 13, 1995 44 Tokyo, Japan Live event Won the title at a New Japan Pro Wrestling event.
54 One Man Gang 1 01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 27, 1995 33 Nashville, TN Starrcade (1995)
55 Konnan 1 01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 29, 1996 160 Canton, OH Live event
56 Ric Flair 5(6)† 01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 7, 1996 56 Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach (1996)
- Vacated - 01996-Template:MONTH September 1996 0 N/A N/A Vacated due to a shoulder injury.
57 Eddie Guerrero 1 01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 29, 1996 77 Nashville, TN Starrcade (1996) Defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a tournament final.
58 Dean Malenko 1 01997-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 16, 1997 85 North Charleston, SC Uncensored (1997)
59 Jeff Jarrett 1 01997-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 9, 1997 73 Boston, MA Monday Nitro
60 Steve McMichael 1 01997-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 21, 1997 25 Nashville, TN Clash of the Champions XXXV
61 Curt Hennig 1 01997-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 15, 1997 104 Charlotte, NC Monday Nitro
62 Diamond Dallas Page 1 01997-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 28, 1997 112 Washington, D.C. Starrcade (1997)
63 Raven 1 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 19, 1998 1 Denver, CO Spring Stampede (1998)
64 Goldberg 1 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 20, 1998 77 Colorado Springs, CO Monday Nitro
- Vacated - 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 6, 1998 0 Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Vacated when Goldberg wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
65 Bret Hart 1 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 20, 1998 21 Salt Lake City, UT Monday Nitro Defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
66 Lex Luger 5 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 10, 1998 1 Rapid City, SD Monday Nitro
67 Bret Hart 2 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 11, 1998 76 Fargo, ND Thunder Aired August 13, 1998.
68 Diamond Dallas Page 2 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 26, 1998 35 Phoenix, AZ Monday Nitro
69 Bret Hart 3 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 30, 1998 70 Chattanooga, TN Monday Nitro
70 Roddy Piper 3 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 8, 1999 13 Buffalo, NY Monday Nitro
71 Scott Hall 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 21, 1999 23 Oakland, CA SuperBrawl IX
- Vacated - 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 16, 1999 0 N/A Thunder Vacated due to injury. Aired March 18, 1999.
72 Scott Steiner 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 11, 1999 85 Tacoma, WA Spring Stampede (1999) Defeated Booker T in a tournament final.
- Vacated - 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 5, 1999 0 Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Stripped by WCW President Ric Flair.
73 David Flair 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 5, 1999 35 Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Flair was awarded the title by his father Ric.
74 Chris Benoit 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 9, 1999 34 Boise, ID Monday Nitro
75 Sid Vicious 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 12, 1999 42 Winston-Salem, NC Fall Brawl (1999)
76 Goldberg 2 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 24, 1999 1 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc (1999) Won the title by referee stoppage when Vicious suffered excessive bleeding.
77 Bret Hart 4 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 25, 1999 14 Phoenix, AZ Monday Nitro
78 Scott Hall 2 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 8, 1999 41 Indianapolis, IN Monday Nitro This was a four-way ladder match, also involving Sid Vicious and Goldberg.
79 Chris Benoit 2 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 19, 1999 1 Washington, D.C. Starrcade (1999) Benoit was awarded the title when Hall suffered a knee injury.
80 Jeff Jarrett 2 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 20, 1999 27 Baltimore, MD Monday Nitro This was a ladder match.
- Vacated - 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 16, 2000 0 Cincinnati, OH Souled Out (2000) Vacated due to injury.
81 Jeff Jarrett 3 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 17, 2000 84 Columbus, OH Monday Nitro Awarded by WCW Commissioner Kevin Nash.
- Vacated -02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 10, 2000 0 Denver, CO Monday Nitro Vacated by Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo along with all other WCW titles.
82 Scott Steiner 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 16, 2000 84 Chicago, IL Spring Stampede (2000) Defeated Sting in a tournament final.
- Vacated - 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 9, 2000 0 Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach (2000) Stripped when Steiner used the banned Steiner Recliner on Mike Awesome.
83 Lance Storm 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 18, 2000 66 Auburn Hills, MI Monday Nitro Defeated Mike Awesome in a tournament final. Storm unofficially renames the title the WCW Canadian Heavyweight Championship.
84 Terry Funk 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 22, 2000 1 Amarillo, TX Live event
85 Lance Storm 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 23, 2000 36 Lubbock, TX Live event
86 Gen. Rection 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 29, 2000 15 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc (2000) Defeated Storm and Jim Duggan in a handicap match.
87 Lance Storm 3 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 13, 2000 13 London, England Monday Nitro
88 Gen. Rection 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 26, 2000 49 Milwaukee, WI Mayhem (2000)
89 Shane Douglas 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 14, 2001 22 Indianapolis, IN Sin This was a first blood chain match.
90 Rick Steiner 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 5, 2001 41 Tupelo, MS Monday Nitro
91 Booker T 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 18, 2001 128 Jacksonville, FL Greed Also wins WCW World Heavyweight Championship on March 26. WCW is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation at this time.
92 Chris Kanyon 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 24, 2001 48 Pittsburgh, PA SmackDown! Awarded by Booker T and ECW owner Stephanie McMahon. Aired July 26, 2001.
93 Tajiri 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 10, 2001 13 San Antonio, TX RAW is WAR
94 Rhyno 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 23, 2001 29 Pittsburgh, PA Unforgiven (2001)
95 Kurt Angle 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 22, 2001 21 Kansas City, MO RAW
96 Edge 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 12, 2001 6 Boston, MA RAW
- Unified - 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 18, 2001 0 Greensboro, NC Survivor Series (2001) Edge defeats WWF Intercontinental Champion Test to unify the two titles. Edge becomes Intercontinental Champion while the United States title is retired.
97 Eddie Guerrero 2 02003-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 27, 2003 84 Denver, CO Vengeance (2003) Defeated Chris Benoit in a tournament final to revive the title.
98 The Big Show 1 02003-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 19, 2003 147 Baltimore, MD No Mercy (2003)
99 John Cena 1 02004-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 14, 2004 114 New York, NY WrestleMania XX
- Vacated - 02004-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 6, 2004 0 Winnipeg, MB SmackDown! Cena was stripped of the title after attacking SmackDown! general manager Kurt Angle. Aired July 8, 2004.
100 Booker T 2 02004-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 27, 2004 68 Cincinnati, OH SmackDown! This was an 8-way elimination match, also involving John Cena, René Duprée, Kenzo Suzuki, Rob Van Dam, Billy Gunn, Charlie Haas and Luther Reigns. Aired July 29, 2004.
101 John Cena 2 02004-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 3, 2004 2 East Rutherford, NJ No Mercy (2004) This was the fifth match of a Best of Five series.
102 Carlito Caribbean Cool 1 02004-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 5, 2004 42 Boston, MA SmackDown! Aired October 7, 2004.
103 John Cena 3 02004-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 16, 2004 105 Dayton, OH SmackDown! Aired November 18, 2004.
104 Orlando Jordan 1 02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 1, 2005 173 Albany, NY SmackDown! Aired March 3, 2005.
105 Chris Benoit 3 02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 21, 2005 58 Washington, D.C. SummerSlam (2005) Famously won the match in 25 seconds
106 Booker T 3 02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 18, 2005 35 Reno, NV Friday Night SmackDown! Aired October 21, 2005.
- Vacated - 02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 22, 2005 0 Sheffield, England Friday Night SmackDown! Vacated when a title defense against Chris Benoit ended in a double pinfall. Aired November 25, 2005.
107 Booker T 4 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 10, 2006 40 Philadelphia, PA Friday Night SmackDown! Booker faced Benoit in a Best of Seven series, winning the first three matches; Randy Orton substituted for Booker after that due to injury, losing the next three matches but winning the final. Aired January 13, 2006.
108 Chris Benoit 4 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 19, 2006 42 Baltimore, MD No Way Out (2006)
109 John Bradshaw Layfield 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2006 0 Chicago, IL WrestleMania 22
- Vacated -02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2006 0 Chicago, IL WrestleMania 22 Vacated by Vince McMahon along with all other WWE titles.
110 The Rock 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 28, 2006 14 Dayton, OH SmackDown! Defeated Ken Kennedy to win the vacant championship.
111 Dotty 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 12, 2006 14 Detroit, MI SmackDown!
- Vacated -02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 26, 2006 0 Chicago, IL SmackDown! Dotty vacated the title so he could focus on the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
112 Krako 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 12, 2006 32 Phoenix, AZ Judgment Day Krako defeated Chris Hunter and CJ Cena in a triple threat match to win the vacant title.
113 Eddie Guerrero 3 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 30, 2006 121 St. Louis, MO SmackDown!
114 Samoa Joe 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 29, 2006 26 Raleigh, NC No Mercy (2006)
115 Cody Towner 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 24, 2006 9 Albany, NY SmackDown!
116 Gregory Helms 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 3, 2006 19 Philadelphia, PA Survivor Series (2006) This was a Triple Threat match that also involved Darren Shadows.
117 X-Pac 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 22, 2006 56 Richmond, VA SmackDown!
118 The Intimidator 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 16, 2007 29 Jacksonville, FL SmackDown!
- Vacated -02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 16, 2007 0 East Rutherford, NJ SmackDown! Intimidator vacated the title when he left the WWE.
119 Viper 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 13, 2007 16 Jacksonville, FL SmackDown! Viper defeated Christopher Daniels and Trish Stratus in a triple threat match to win the vacant title.
120 Jazz Powers 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 29, 2007 21 Atlanta, GA Backlash (2007)
121 Damien Holster 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 20, 2007 28 St. Louis, MO Judgment Day (2007)
122 Refugee Matt 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 17, 2007 82 Nashville, TN Slammiversary (2007)
123 Jeff Jarrett 4 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 7, 2007 30 Houston, TX SmackDown!
124 Batista 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 7, 2007 21 Rosemont, IL No Mercy (2007)
125 Jazz Powers 2 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 28, 2007 50 Washington, D.C. Cyber Sunday (2007)
- Vacated -02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 17, 2007 0 East Rutherford, NJ RAW Powers vacated the title when he was sidelined with injury.
126 John Cena 4 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 31, 2007 90 Raleigh, NC RAW Cena defeated Taylor Wilde in the finals of a tournament to crown the new champion.
127 John Bradshaw Layfield 2 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 30, 2008 1 Orlando, FL WrestleMania XXIV
128 Refugee Matt 2 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 31, 2008 27 Cheyenne, WY RAW This was a ladder match.
129 Refugee Tim 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 27, 2008 0 Baltimore, MD Backlash (2008) This was Tim's retirement match.
- Vacated -02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 27, 2008 0 Baltimore, MD Backlash (2008) Tim retired that night, leaving the title vacant.
130 Kris Kutter 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 29, 2008 49 Dallas, TX Night of Champions (2008) This was the culmination of a tournament, with the finals being stretched into a Best of Seven series with Jazz Powers following the controversial end to the tournament at the Judgment Day of that year.
131 Chris Starr 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 17, 2008 49 Indianapolis, IN SummerSlam (2008)
132 Chris Robertson 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 5, 2008 75 Portland, OR No Mercy (2008)
- Vacated -02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 19, 2008 0 Columbus, OH SmackDown! Robertson was stripped of the title due to interference in his defense at Armageddon.
133 John Bradshaw Layfield 3 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 19, 2008 107 Portland, OR SmackDown! This was a Triple Threat match also involving Viper and Nero.
134 Anthony Rainen 1 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 5, 2009 21 Houston, TX WrestleMania XXV
135 Primal 1 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 26, 2009 21 Providence, RI Backlash (2009)
136 Chris Robertson 2 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 17, 2009 21 Rosemont, IL Judgement Day (2009)
137 Nero 1 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 7, 2009 49 New Orleans, LA Extreme Rules (2009)
138 Midas 1 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 26, 2009 28 Philadelphia, PN Night of Champions (2009)
139 Tom LoBiondo 1 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 23, 2009 21 Los Angeles, CA SummerSlam (2009)
140 Jasper Merrick 1 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 13, 2009 131 Montreal, Quebec Unforgiven (2009)
141 Abilene Keith 1 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 22, 2010 30 Quebec City, Quebec SmackDown!
142 Slade Mathens 1 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 21, 2010 2772+ St. Louis, MO Lockdown: No Way Out (2010) This was a steel cage match.
  1. Current champion's days held is inaccurate, due to the difference in time between the WWEFE universe and our own.

There are no records of the day the reign ended, only the month so the first day of the month is counted.

List of combined reignsEdit

Rank Wrestler # of
Reigns
Combined Days
1.Lex Luger5948
2.Ric Flair5626
3.Blackjack Mulligan3498
5.Greg Valentine2391
6.Rick Rude1378
7.Nikita Koloff1328
8.John Cena4311
9.Sgt. Slaughter2305
10.Magnum T.A.2302
11.Wahoo McDaniel5289
12.Barry Windham1283
13.Eddie Guerrero3282
14.Booker T4271
15.Ricky Steamboat4263
16.Steve Austin2240
17.Sting2234
18.Jimmy Snuka1231
19.Dustin Rhodes2229
20.Roddy Piper3220
21.Jeff Jarrett4214
22.Bret Hart5188
23.Harley Race1183
26.Orlando Jordan1173
27.Scott Steiner2169
29.Konnan1160
30.Paul Jones3156
31.Diamond Dallas Page2147
31.The Big Show1147
32.Dusty Rhodes1141
33.Chris Benoit4135
34.Jasper Merrick1131
34.Tully Blanchard1130
35.Dick Slater1129
36.Big Van Vader1117
37.Lance Storm3115
38.Refugee Matt2109
39.John Bradshaw Layfield3108
40.Curt Hennig1104
41.Jim Duggan1100
42.Chris Robertson296
43.Johnny Valentine193
44.Dean Malenko185
45.Goldberg278
46.Jazz Powers271
47.Scott Hall264
47.Gen. Rection264
48.X-Pac156
49.Stan Hansen150
50.Chris Starr149
50.Kris Kutter149
50.Nero149
51.Chris Kanyon148
52.Kensuke Sasaki144
53.Sid Vicious142
54.Rick Steiner141
54.Carlito Caribbean Cool141
55.David Flair135
56.One Man Gang133
57.Krako132
58.Abilene Keith130
59.Rhyno129
59.The Intimidator129
60.Damien Holster128
60.Midas128
61.Samoa Joe126
62.Steve McMichael125
63.Shane Douglas122
63.Bobo Brazil122
64.Mr. Wrestling121
64.Kurt Angle121
64.Batista121
64.Anthony Rainen121
64.Primal121
64.Tom LoBiondo121
65.Terry Funk219
65.Gregory Helms119
66.Viper116
67.Michael Hayes115
68.The Rock114
68.Dotty114
69.Tajiri113
70.Cody Towner19
71.Edge16
72.Raven21
73.Refugee Tim10

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