The List of WWE Championship Since 1963

The List of WWE Championship Since 1963

The WWE Championship is a world heavyweight championship held by WWE that is currently broadcast on the SmackDown brand. There were 51 official champions, with John Cena holding the most, thirteen reigns. Bruno Sammartino (who did it twice), Pedro Morales, Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, John Cena, CM Punk, and AJ Styles are the only men to have held the championship for a year or more.

The List of WWE Championship Since 1963

The following is a list of WWE Superstars who have held the WWE Championship Title.

Champion Date Event
Buddy Rogers April 11, 1963 House show
Bruno Sammartino May 17, 1963 House show
Ivan Koloff January 18, 1971 House show
Pedro Morales February 8, 1971 House show
Stan Stasiak December 1, 1973 House show
Bruno Sammartino December 10, 1973 House show
Superstar Billy Graham April 30, 1977 House show
Bob Backlund February 20, 1978 WWF on MSG Network
Antonio Inoki November 30, 1979 House show
Vacated December 6, 1979 House show
Bob Backlund December 17, 1979 WWF on MSG Network
The Iron Sheik December 26, 1983 WWF on MSG Network
Hulk Hogan January 23, 1984 WWF on MSG Network
André the Giant February 5, 1988 The Main Event I
Ted DiBiase February 5, 1988 The Main Event I
Vacated February 13, 1988 Superstars of Wrestling
Randy Savage March 27, 1988 WrestleMania IV
Hulk Hogan April 2, 1989 WrestleMania V
The Ultimate Warrior April 1, 1990 WrestleMania VI
Sgt. Slaughter January 19, 1991 Royal Rumble
Hulk Hogan March 24, 1991 WrestleMania VII
The Undertaker November 27, 1991 Survivor Series
Hulk Hogan December 3, 1991 This Tuesday in Texas
Vacated December 4, 1991 Superstars of Wrestling
Ric Flair January 19, 1992 Royal Rumble
Randy Savage April 5, 1992 WrestleMania VIII
Ric Flair September 1, 1992 Prime Time Wrestling
Bret Hart October 12, 1992 House show
Yokozuna April 4, 1993 WrestleMania IX
Hulk Hogan April 4, 1993 WrestleMania IX
Yokozuna June 13, 1993 King of the Ring
Bret Hart March 20, 1994 WrestleMania X
Bob Backlund November 23, 1994 Survivor Series
Diesel November 26, 1994 House show
Bret Hart November 19, 1995 Survivor Series
Shawn Michaels March 31, 1996 WrestleMania XII
Sycho Sid November 17, 1996 Survivor Series
Shawn Michaels January 19, 1997 Royal Rumble
Vacated February 13, 1997 Raw
Bret Hart February 16, 1997 In Your House 13: Final Four
Sycho Sid February 17, 1997 Raw
The Undertaker March 23, 1997 WrestleMania 13
Bret Hart August 3, 1997 SummerSlam
Shawn Michaels November 9, 1997 Survivor Series
Stone Cold Steve Austin March 29, 1998 WrestleMania XIV
Kane June 28, 1998 King of the Ring
Stone Cold Steve Austin June 29, 1998 Raw
Vacated September 27, 1998 Breakdown: In Your House
The Rock November 15, 1998 Survivor Series
Mankind December 29, 1998 Raw
The Rock January 24, 1999 Royal Rumble
Mankind January 26, 1999 Halftime Heat
The Rock February 15, 1999 Raw
Stone Cold Steve Austin March 28, 1999 WrestleMania XV
The Undertaker May 23, 1999 Over the Edge
Stone Cold Steve Austin June 28, 1999 Raw
Mankind August 22, 1999 SummerSlam
Triple H August 23, 1999 Raw
Mr. McMahon September 14, 1999 SmackDown!
Vacated September 20, 1999 Raw
Triple H September 26, 1999 Unforgiven
Big Show November 14, 1999 Survivor Series
Triple H January 3, 2000 Raw
The Rock April 30, 2000 Backlash
Triple H May 21, 2000 Judgment Day
The Rock June 25, 2000 King of the Ring
Kurt Angle October 22, 2000 No Mercy
The Rock February 25, 2001 No Way Out
Stone Cold Steve Austin April 1, 2001 WrestleMania X-Seven
Kurt Angle September 23, 2001 Unforgiven
Stone Cold Steve Austin October 8, 2001 Raw
Chris Jericho December 9, 2001 Vengeance
Triple H March 17, 2002 WrestleMania X8
Hollywood Hulk Hogan April 21, 2002 Backlash
The Undertaker May 19, 2002 Judgment Day
The Rock July 21, 2002 Vengeance
Brock Lesnar August 25, 2002 SummerSlam
Big Show November 17, 2002 Survivor Series
Kurt Angle December 15, 2002 Armageddon
Brock Lesnar March 30, 2003 WrestleMania XIX
Kurt Angle July 27, 2003 Vengeance
Brock Lesnar September 16, 2003 SmackDown!
Eddie Guerrero February 15, 2004 No Way Out
John Bradshaw Layfield June 27, 2004 The Great American Bash
John Cena April 3, 2005 WrestleMania 21
Edge January 8, 2006 New Year’s Revolution
John Cena January 29, 2006 Royal Rumble
Rob Van Dam June 11, 2006 ECW One Night Stand
Edge July 3, 2006 Raw
John Cena September 17, 2006 Unforgiven
Vacated October 2, 2007 ECW
Randy Orton October 7, 2007 No Mercy
Triple H October 7, 2007 No Mercy
Randy Orton October 7, 2007 No Mercy
Triple H April 27, 2008 Backlash
Edge November 23, 2008 Survivor Series
Jeff Hardy December 14, 2008 Armageddon
Edge January 25, 2009 Royal Rumble
Triple H February 15, 2009 No Way Out
Randy Orton April 26, 2009 Backlash
Batista June 7, 2009 Extreme Rules
Vacated June 9, 2009
Randy Orton June 15, 2009 Raw
John Cena September 13, 2009 Breaking Point
Randy Orton October 4, 2009 Hell in a Cell
John Cena October 25, 2009 Bragging Rights
Sheamus December 13, 2009 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs
John Cena February 21, 2010 Elimination Chamber
Batista February 21, 2010 Elimination Chamber
John Cena March 28, 2010 WrestleMania XXVI
Sheamus June 20, 2010 Fatal 4-Way
Randy Orton September 19, 2010 Night of Champions
The Miz November 22, 2010 Raw
John Cena May 1, 2011 Extreme Rules
CM Punk July 17, 2011 Money in the Bank
Vacated July 18, 2011 Raw
Rey Mysterio July 25, 2011 Raw
John Cena July 25, 2011 Raw
CM Punk August 14, 2011 SummerSlam
Alberto Del Rio August 14, 2011 SummerSlam
John Cena September 18, 2011 Night of Champions
Alberto Del Rio October 2, 2011 Hell in a Cell
CM Punk November 20, 2011 Survivor Series
The Rock January 27, 2013 Royal Rumble
John Cena April 7, 2013 WrestleMania 29
Daniel Bryan August 18, 2013 SummerSlam
Randy Orton August 18, 2013 SummerSlam
Daniel Bryan September 15, 2013 Night of Champions
Vacated September 16, 2013 Raw
Randy Orton October 27, 2013 Hell in a Cell
Daniel Bryan April 6, 2014 WrestleMania XXX
Vacated June 9, 2014 Raw
John Cena June 29, 2014 Money in the Bank
Brock Lesnar August 17, 2014 SummerSlam
Seth Rollins March 29, 2015 WrestleMania 31
Vacated November 4, 2015
Roman Reigns November 22, 2015 Survivor Series
Sheamus November 22, 2015 Survivor Series
Roman Reigns December 14, 2015 Raw
Triple H January 24, 2016 Royal Rumble
Roman Reigns April 3, 2016 WrestleMania 32
Seth Rollins June 19, 2016 Money in the Bank
Dean Ambrose June 19, 2016 Money in the Bank
AJ Styles September 11, 2016 Backlash
John Cena January 29, 2017 Royal Rumble
Bray Wyatt February 12, 2017 Elimination Chamber
Randy Orton April 2, 2017 WrestleMania 33
Jinder Mahal May 21, 2017 Backlash
AJ Styles November 7, 2017 SmackDown
Daniel Bryan November 13, 2018 SmackDown
Kofi Kingston April 7, 2019 WrestleMania 35
Brock Lesnar October 4, 2019 SmackDown’s 20th Anniversary
Drew McIntyre March 25 or 26, 2020 WrestleMania 36 Night 2
Randy Orton October 25, 2020 Hell in a Cell
Drew McIntyre November 16, 2020 Raw
The Miz February 21, 2021 Elimination Chamber
Bobby Lashley March 1, 2021 Raw
Brock Lesnar January 1st, 2022 WWE Day 1
Bobby Lashley January 29th, 2022 Royal Rumble

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