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WWE Championship

WWE Championship is a world heavyweight championship in WWE, which is currently on the SmackDown brand. There were 51 official champions, with John Cena having the most reigns at thirteen. Eight men have held the championship for a continuous reign of one year or more: Bruno Sammartino (who achieved the feat on two separate occasions), Pedro Morales, Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, John Cena, CM Punk and AJ Styles.


Here is a list of WWE Superstars who reigned the WWE Championship Title.


ChampionDateEvent
Buddy Rogers25-Apr-1963House show
Bruno Sammartino17-May-1963House show
Ivan Koloff18-Jan-1971House show
Pedro Morales8-Feb-1971House show
Stan Stasiak1-Dec-1973House show
Bruno Sammartino10-Dec-1973House show
Superstar Billy Graham30-Apr-1977House show
Bob Backlund20-Feb-1978House show
Antonio Inoki30-Nov-1979House show
Vacated6-Dec-1979House show
Bob Backlund17-Dec-1979House show
The Iron Sheik26-Dec-1983House show
Hulk Hogan23-Jan-1984House show
André the Giant5-Feb-1988The Main Event I
Vacated5-Feb-1988The Main Event I
Randy Savage27-Mar-1988WrestleMania IV
Hulk Hogan2-Apr-1989WrestleMania V
The Ultimate Warrior1-Apr-1990WrestleMania VI
Sgt. Slaughter19-Jan-1991Royal Rumble
Hulk Hogan24-Mar-1991WrestleMania VII
The Undertaker27-Nov-1991Survivor Series
Hulk Hogan3-Dec-1991This Tuesday in Texas
Vacated4-Dec-1991Superstars of Wrestling
Ric Flair19-Jan-1992Royal Rumble
Randy Savage5-Apr-1992WrestleMania VIII
Ric Flair1-Sep-1992Prime Time Wrestling
Bret Hart12-Oct-1992House show
Yokozuna4-Apr-1993WrestleMania IX
Hulk Hogan4-Apr-1993WrestleMania IX
Yokozuna13-Jun-1993King of the Ring
Bret Hart20-Mar-1994WrestleMania X
Bob Backlund23-Nov-1994Survivor Series
Diesel26-Nov-1994House show
Bret Hart19-Nov-1995Survivor Series
Shawn Michaels31-Mar-1996WrestleMania XII
Sycho Sid17-Nov-1996Survivor Series
Shawn Michaels19-Jan-1997Royal Rumble
Vacated13-Feb-1997Raw
Bret Hart16-Feb-1997In Your House 13: Final Four
Sycho Sid17-Feb-1997Raw
The Undertaker23-Mar-1997WrestleMania 13
Bret Hart3-Aug-1997SummerSlam
Shawn Michaels9-Nov-1997Survivor Series
Stone Cold Steve Austin29-Mar-1998WrestleMania XIV
Kane28-Jun-1998King of the Ring
Stone Cold Steve Austin29-Jun-1998Raw is War
Vacated27-Sep-1998Breakdown: In Your House
The Rock15-Nov-1998Survivor Series
Mankind29-Dec-1998Raw is War
The Rock24-Jan-1999Royal Rumble
Mankind26-Jan-1999Halftime Heat
The Rock15-Feb-1999Raw is War
Stone Cold Steve Austin28-Mar-1999WrestleMania XV
The Undertaker23-May-1999Over the Edge
Stone Cold Steve Austin28-Jun-1999Raw is War
Mankind22-Aug-1999SummerSlam
Triple H23-Aug-1999Raw is War
Vince McMahon14-Sep-1999SmackDown!
Vacated20-Sep-1999Raw is War
Triple H26-Sep-1999Unforgiven
Big Show14-Nov-1999Survivor Series
Triple H3-Jan-2000Raw is War
The Rock30-Apr-2000Backlash
Triple H21-May-2000Judgment Day
The Rock25-Jun-2000King of the Ring
Kurt Angle22-Oct-2000No Mercy
The Rock25-Feb-2001No Way Out
Stone Cold Steve Austin1-Apr-2001WrestleMania X-Seven
Kurt Angle23-Sep-2001Unforgiven
Stone Cold Steve Austin8-Oct-2001Raw
Chris Jericho9-Dec-2001Vengeance
Triple H17-Mar-2002WrestleMania X8
Hollywood Hulk Hogan21-Apr-2002Backlash
The Undertaker19-May-2002Judgment Day
The Rock21-Jul-2002Vengeance
Brock Lesnar25-Aug-2002SummerSlam
Big Show17-Nov-2002Survivor Series
Kurt Angle15-Dec-2002Armageddon
Brock Lesnar30-Mar-2003WrestleMania XIX
Kurt Angle27-Jul-2003Vengeance
Brock Lesnar16-Sep-2003SmackDown!
Eddie Guerrero15-Feb-2004No Way Out
John Bradshaw Layfield27-Jun-2004The Great American Bash
John Cena3-Apr-2005WrestleMania 21
Edge8-Jan-2006New Year's Revolution
John Cena29-Jan-2006Royal Rumble
Rob Van Dam11-Jun-2006ECW One Night Stand
Edge3-Jul-2006Raw
John Cena17-Sep-2006Unforgiven
Vacated2-Oct-2007ECW
Randy Orton7-Oct-2007No Mercy
Triple H7-Oct-2007No Mercy
Randy Orton7-Oct-2007No Mercy
Triple H27-Apr-2008Backlash
Edge23-Nov-2008Survivor Series
Jeff Hardy14-Dec-2008Armageddon
Edge25-Jan-2009Royal Rumble
Triple H15-Feb-2009No Way Out
Randy Orton26-Apr-2009Backlash
Batista7-Jun-2009Extreme Rules
Vacated9-Jun-2009
Randy Orton15-Jun-2009Raw
John Cena13-Sep-2009Breaking Point
Randy Orton4-Oct-2009Hell in a Cell
John Cena25-Oct-2009Bragging Rights
Sheamus13-Dec-2009TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs
John Cena21-Feb-2010Elimination Chamber
Batista21-Feb-2010Elimination Chamber
John Cena28-Mar-2010WrestleMania XXVI
Sheamus20-Jun-2010Fatal 4-Way
Randy Orton19-Sep-2010Night of Champions
The Miz22-Nov-2010Raw
John Cena1-May-2011Extreme Rules
CM Punk17-Jul-2011Money in the Bank
Rey Mysterio(and CM Punk)25-Jul-2011Raw
John Cena(and CM Punk)25-Jul-2011Raw
CM Punk14-Aug-2011SummerSlam
Alberto Del Rio14-Aug-2011SummerSlam
John Cena18-Sep-2011Night of Champions
Alberto Del Rio2-Oct-2011Hell in a Cell
CM Punk20-Nov-2011Survivor Series
The Rock27-Jan-2013Royal Rumble
John Cena7-Apr-2013WrestleMania 29
Daniel Bryan18-Aug-2013SummerSlam
Randy Orton18-Aug-2013SummerSlam
Daniel Bryan15-Sep-2013Night of Champions
Vacated16-Sep-2013Raw
Randy Orton27-Oct-2013Hell in a Cell
Daniel Bryan6-Apr-2014WrestleMania XXX
Vacated9-Jun-2014Raw
John Cena29-Jun-2014Money in the Bank
Brock Lesnar17-Aug-2014SummerSlam
Seth Rollins29-Mar-2015WrestleMania 31
Vacated4-Nov-2015
Roman Reigns22-Nov-2015Survivor Series
Sheamus22-Nov-2015Survivor Series
Roman Reigns14-Dec-2015Raw
Triple H24-Jan-2016Royal Rumble
Roman Reigns3-Apr-2016WrestleMania 32
Seth Rollins19-Jun-2016Money in the Bank
Dean Ambrose19-Jun-2016Money in the Bank
AJ Styles11-Sep-2016Backlash
John Cena29-Jan-2017Royal Rumble
Bray Wyatt12-Feb-2017Elimination Chamber
Randy Orton2-Apr-2017WrestleMania 33
Jinder Mahal21-May-2017Backlash
AJ Styles7-Nov-2017SmackDown Live
Daniel Bryan13-Nov-2018SmackDown Live
Kofi Kingston7-Apr-2019WrestleMania 35


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