Championship

WWE Championship

Current Champion

AJ Styles

Details

Defeated Jinder Mahal on SmackDown Live on November 7, 2017

Date Established

April 25, 1963
Buddy Rogers is awarded the championship and named the first ever WWWF World Heavyweight Champion*
04/25/1963 - Rio de Janiero, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America
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*Allegedly defeated Antonino Rocca in a tournament to crown the first champion
Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers via submission
05/17/1963 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Ivan Koloff beat Bruno Sammartino via pinfall
01/18/1971 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Pedro Morales beat Ivan Koloff via pinfall
02/08/1971 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Stan Stasiak beat Pedro Morales via pinfall
12/01/1973 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America
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Bruno Sammartino beat Stan Stasiak via pinfall
12/10/1973 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Billy Graham beat Bruno Sammartino via pinfall
04/30/1977 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Bob Backlund beat Billy Graham via pinfall
02/20/1978 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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NWF World Champion Antonio Inoki beat Bob Backlund via pinfall*
11/30/1979 - Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan, Asia
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*This title change was not recognized by the WWF
The championship is declared vacant after Inoki refuses to accept the title from WWF President Hisashi Shinma following a controversial loss to Bob Backlund was overturned as a no contest
12/06/1979
Bob Backlund beat Bobby Duncum in a Texas Death Match*
12/17/1979 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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*This match was not announced as a match for the vacant championship; however, Backlund came to the ring without the belt and was not annouced as champion prior to the match
The championship is declared vacant following a title defense against Greg Valentine after a dazed referee mistakenly awards the victory to Valentine after he was pinned by Backlund*
10/19/1981
*This decision was not annouced outside the New York area
Bob Backlund beat Greg Valentine*
11/23/1981 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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*This match was not annouced as a match for the vacant championship outside of the New York area
The Iron Sheik beat Bob Backlund via submission*
12/26/1983 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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*The match was stopped and The Sheik awarded the victory and the championship when Backlund's manager, Arnold Skaaland, threw in the towel
Hulk Hogan beat The Iron Sheik via pinfall
01/23/1984 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Andre the Giant beat Hulk Hogan via pinfall
02/05/1988 - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, North America
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Ted DiBiase is awarded the championship by Andre the Giant*
02/05/1988 - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, North America
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*DiBiase is stripped of the championship shortly after being awarded and his reign is never acknowledged
The championship is declared vacant by WWF President Jack Tunney who rules that a championship cannot be given away and that, by giving the title away, Andre the Giant effectively forfeited it at that time. The championship is ordered to be awarded to the winner of a tournament that will take place at WrestleMania IV
02/05/1988 - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, North America
Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) beat Ted DiBiase (w/ Andre the Giant)
03/27/1988 - Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America, North America
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Hulk Hogan beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage
04/02/1989 - Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America, North America
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WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion The Ultimate Warrior beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan
04/01/1990 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America
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Sgt. Slaughter (w/ Gen. Adnan) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Ultimate Warrior
01/19/1991 - Miami, Florida, United States of America, North America
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Hulk Hogan beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sgt. Slaughter (w/ Gen. Adnan)
03/24/1991 - Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America
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The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan
11/27/1991 - Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, North America
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Hulk Hogan beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer)
12/03/1991 - San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America
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The championship is declared vacant following the controversial nature of the two previous title changes. The championship is ordered to awarded to the winner of the 1992 Royal Rumble
12/04/1991
Ric Flair beat The Barbarian, The Berzerker, The Big Bossman, The British Bulldog, Col. Mustafa, Greg Valentine, Jake Roberts, Haku, Hercules, Hulk Hogan, Irwin R. Schyster, Jerry Sags, Jim Duggan, Jimmy Snuka, Nikolai Volkoff, Randy Savage, Rick Martel, Repo Man, WWF Intercontinental Champion Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, Shawn Michaels, Sid Justice, Skinner, Ted DiBiase, Tito Santana, The Undertaker, Virgil, and The Warlord
01/19/1992 - Albany, New York, United States of America, North America
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Randy Savage beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair (w/ Mr. Perfect)
04/05/1992 - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, North America
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Ric Flair beat Randy Savage via pinfall
09/01/1992 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America
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Bret Hart beat Ric Flair via submission
10/12/1992 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, North America
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Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart
04/04/1993 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America
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Hulk Hogan beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji)
04/04/1993 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America
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Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart)
06/13/1993 - Dayton, Ohio, United States of America, North America
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Bret Hart beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette)
03/20/1994 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Bob Backlund (w/ Owen Hart) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart (w/ The British Bulldog)
11/23/1994 - San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America
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Diesel beat Bob Backlund via pinfall
11/26/1994 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Bret Hart beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Diesel
11/19/1995 - Landover, Maryland, United States of America, North America
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Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart
03/31/1996 - Anaheim, California, United States of America, North America
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Sycho Sid beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Shawn Michaels
11/17/1996 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sycho Sid
01/19/1997 - San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America
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The championship is declared vacant when Shawn Michaels suffers a believed-to-be career-threatening knee injury and feels he is unable to defend the championship. The championship is ordered to be awarded to the winner of a Final Four Match between Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Vader, and Steve Austin
02/13/1997
Bret Hart beat The Undertaker, Vader (w/ Paul Bearer), and Steve Austin
02/16/1997 - Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, North America
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Sycho Sid beat Bret Hart via pinfall
02/17/1997 - Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, North America
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The Undertaker beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sycho Sid
03/24/1997 - Rosemont, Illinois, United States of America, North America
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Bret Hart beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker
08/03/1997 - East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States of America, North America
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WWF European Champion Shawn Michaels beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart
11/09/1997 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, North America
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Steve Austin beat WWF World Heavywght Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Triple H & Chyna)
03/29/1998 - Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, North America
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Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Steve Austin
06/28/1998 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America
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Steve Austin beat Kane via pinfall
06/29/1998 - Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, North America
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The championship is declared vacant after Steve Austin is simultaneously pinned by The Undertaker and Kane in a Triple Threat Match. As no winner can be determined, the championship is ordered to be awarded to the winner of a match between The Undertaker and Kane to be held at In Your House 25. This match, however, ends in a no contest and the championship is then ordered to be awarded to the winner of a 14-Man Tournament to be held at Survivor Series '98
09/27/1998 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, North America
The Rock beat WWF Hardcore Champion Mankind
11/15/1998 - St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, North America
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Mankind beat The Rock via pinfall in a No Disqualification Match
12/29/1998 - Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America, North America
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The Rock beat WWF Champion Mankind
01/24/1999 - Anaheim, California, United States of America, North America
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Mankind beat The Rock via pinfall in an Empty Arena Match
01/26/1999 - Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, North America
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The Rock beat Mankind in a Ladder Match
02/15/1999 - Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, North America
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Steve Austin beat WWF Champion The Rock
03/29/1999 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America
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The Undertaker beat WWF Champion Steve Austin
05/23/1999 - Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, North America
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Steve Austin beat The Undertaker via pinfall
06/28/1999
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Mankind beat WWF Champion Steve Austin and Triple H
08/22/1999 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, North America
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Triple H beat Mankind via pinfall*
08/23/1999
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*Shane McMahon was the guest referee for this match
Vince McMahon beat Triple H via pinfall in a No Disqualification Match*
09/14/1999
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*This match aired on 9/16/1999. Shane McMahon was the guest referee for the match.
The championship is declared vacant by Vince McMahon as, due to the stipulations of a previous match between Steve Austin and The Undertaker, he is no longer allowed to be associated with the WWF on screen. The championship is ordered to be awarded to the winner of a Six-Pack Challenge Match at Unforgiven '99 between participants yet to be determined.
09/20/1999
Triple H beat The Rock, Mankind, The Big Show, Kane, and The British Bulldog
09/26/1999 - Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America, North America
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The Big Show beat WWF Champion Triple H and The Rock
11/14/1999 - Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, North America
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Triple H beat The Big Show via pinfall
01/03/2000
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The Rock beat WWF Champion Triple H
04/30/2000 - Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, North America
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Triple H beat WWF Champion The Rock
05/21/2000 - Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America, North America
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The Rock, The Undertaker, & Kane beat WWF Champion Triple H, Vince McMahon, & Shane McMahon
06/25/2000 - Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, North America
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Kurt Angle (w/ Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) beat WWF Champion The Rock
10/22/2000 - Albany, New York, United States of America, North America
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The Rock beat WWF Champion Kurt Angle
02/25/2001 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America
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Steve Austin beat WWF Champion The Rock
04/01/2001 - Houston, Texas, United States of America, North America
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Kurt Angle beat WWF Champion Steve Austin
09/23/2001 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America
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Steve Austin beat Kurt Angle via pinfall
10/08/2001
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World Champion Chris Jericho beat WWF Champion Steve Austin
12/09/2001 - San Diego, California, United States of America, North America
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Triple H beat Undisputed WWF Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Stephanie McMahon)
03/17/2002 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America
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Hulk Hogan beat Undisputed WWF Champion Triple H
04/21/2002 - Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, North America
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The Undertaker beat Undisputed WWE Champion Hulk Hogan
05/19/2002 - Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, North America
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The Rock beat Undisputed WWE Champion The Undertaker and Kurt Angle
07/21/2002 - Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, North America
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Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) beat Undisputed WWE Champion The Rock
08/25/2002 - Uniondale, New York, United States of America, North America
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The Big Show beat WWE Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman)
11/17/2002 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Kurt Angle beat WWE Champion The Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman)
12/15/2002 - Sunrise, Florida, United States of America, North America
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Brock Lesnar beat WWE Champion Kurt Angle
03/30/2003 - Seattle, Washington, United States of America, North America
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Kurt Angle beat Brock Lesnar and The Big Show
07/27/2003 - Denver, Colorado, United States of America, North America
[click for photo] | [click for Vengeance '03 results]
Brock Lesnar beat Kurt Angle in a 60-Minute Iron Man Match
09/16/2003
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Eddie Guerrero beat WWE Champion Brock Lesnar
02/15/2004 - San Francisco, California, United States of America, North America
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John Bradshaw Layfield beat WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero
06/27/2004 - Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America, North America
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John Cena beat WWE Champion John Bradshaw Layfield
04/03/2005 - Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America
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Edge (w/ Lita) beat WWE Champion John Cena
01/08/2006 - Albany, New York, United States of America, North America
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John Cena beat WWE Champion Edge (w/ Lita)
01/29/2006 - Miami, Florida, United States of America, North America
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Rob Van Dam beat WWE Champion John Cena
06/11/2006 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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Edge beat Rob Van Dam and John Cena in a Triple Threat Match by pinning Van Dam
07/03/2006
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John Cena beat WWE Champion Edge
09/17/2006 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America
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The championship is declared vacant by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon after John Cena is injured and cannot defend the championship
10/02/2007
Randy Orton is awarded the championship by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon
10/07/2007 - Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, North America
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Triple H beat WWE Champion Randy Orton
10/07/2007 - Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, North America
[click for photo] | [click for No Mercy '07 results]
Randy Orton beat WWE Champion Triple H
10/07/2007 - Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, North America
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Triple H beat WWE Champion Randy Orton, John Cena, and John Bradshaw Layfield
04/27/2008 - Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, North America
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Edge beat WWE Champion Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov
11/23/2008 - Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, North America
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Jeff Hardy beat WWE Champion Edge and Triple H
12/14/2008 - Buffalo, New York, United States of America, North America
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Edge beat WWE Champion Jeff Hardy
01/25/2009 - Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, North America
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Triple H beat WWE Champion Edge, The Undertaker, Jeff Hardy, The Big Show, and Vladimir Kozlov
02/15/2009 - Seattle, Washington, United States of America, North America
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Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted DiBiase, Jr. beat WWE Champion Triple H, Batista, & Shane McMahon
04/26/2009 - Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, North America
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Batista beat WWE Champion Randy Orton
06/07/2009 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, North America
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The championship is declared vacant when Batista is injured and cannot defend the championship. The championship is ordered to be awarded to the winner of a Fatal 4-Way Match between John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, and The Big Show
06/09/2009
Randy Orton beat John Cena, Triple H, and The Big Show in a Fatal 4-Way Match to win the vacant championship by pinning Show
06/15/2009
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John Cena beat WWE Champion Randy Orton
09/13/2009 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, North America
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Randy Orton beat WWE Champion John Cena
10/04/2009 - Newark, New Jersey, United States of America, North America
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John Cena beat WWE Champion Randy Orton
10/25/2009 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America
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Sheamus beat WWE Champion John Cena
12/13/2009 - San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America
[click for photo] | [click for TLC: Tables, Ladders, Chairs '09 results]
John Cena beat WWE Champion Sheamus, Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, Ted DiBiase, Jr., and Triple H
02/21/2010 - St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, North America
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Batista beat WWE Champion John Cena
02/21/2010 - St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, North America
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John Cena beat WWE Champion Batista
03/28/2010 - Glendale, Arizona, United States of America, North America
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Sheamus beat WWE Champion John Cena, Edge, and Randy Orton
06/20/2010 - Uniondale, New York, United States of America, North America
[click for photo] | [click for Fatal 4-Way results]
Randy Orton beat WWE Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Chris Jericho, Edge, and Wade Barrett
09/19/2010 - Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, North America
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The Miz pinned Randy Orton
11/22/2010
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John Cena beat WWE Champion The Miz and John Morrison
05/01/2011 - Tampa, Florida, United States of America, North America
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CM Punk beat WWE Champion John Cena
07/17/2011 - Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, North America
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The championship is declared vacant when WWE Champion, CM Punk, leaves the WWE
07/17/2011 - Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, North America
Rey Mysterio pinned The Miz in the finals of an 8-Man tournament to win the vacant championship
07/25/2011
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John Cena pinned Rey Mysterio
07/25/2011
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WWE Champion CM Punk beat WWE Champion John Cena via pinfall*
08/14/2011 - Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America
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*The winner of this match will be named the undisputed WWE Champion
Alberto Del Rio beat WWE Champion CM Punk
08/14/2011 - Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America
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John Cena beat WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio
09/18/2011 - Buffalo, New York, United States of America, North America
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Alberto Del Rio beat WWE Champion John Cena and CM Punk
10/02/2011 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, North America
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CM Punk beat WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio
11/20/2011 - New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
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The Rock beat WWE Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman)
01/27/2013 - Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, North America
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John Cena pinned The Rock
04/07/2013
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Daniel Bryan pinned John Cena
08/18/2013
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Randy Orton pinned Daniel Bryan
08/18/2013
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Daniel Bryan pinned Randy Orton
09/15/2013
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The championship is declared vacant following a controversial finish the the previous nights title change. The championship is ordered to be awarded to the winner of a Hell in a Cell Match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton
09/16/2013
Randy Orton pinned Daniel Bryan in a Hell in a Cell Match to win the vacant championship
10/27/2013
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Daniel Bryan beat Randy Orton and Batista in a Triple Threat Match by forcing Batista to submit
04/06/2014
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The championship is declared vacant when Daniel Bryan is injured and unable to defend the championship. The championship is ordered to be awarded to the winner of a Ladder Match
06/09/2014
John Cena beat Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, and WWE United States Champion Sheamus in a Ladder Match to win the vacant championship.
06/29/2014
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Brock Lesnar pinned John Cena
08/17/2014
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Seth Rollins beat Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in a Triple Threat Match by pinning Reigns
03/29/2015
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The championship is declared vacant when Seth Rollins is injured and unable to defend the championship. The championship is ordered to be awarded to the winner of a 16-Man tournament
11/05/2015
Roman Reigns pinned Dean Ambrose in the finals of a 16-Man tournament to win the vacant championship
11/22/2015
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Sheamus pinned Roman Reigns
11/22/2015
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Roman Reigns pinned Sheamus
12/14/2015
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Triple H won the Royal Rumble
01/24/2016
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Roman Reigns pinned Triple H
04/03/2016
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Seth Rollins beat Roman Reigns via pinfall
06/19/2016
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Dean Ambrose beat Seth Rollins via pinfall
06/19/2016
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AJ Styles beat Dean Ambrose via pinfall
09/11/2016
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John Cena beat AJ Styles via pinfall
01/29/2017
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Bray Wyatt beat John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, and Dean Ambrose in an Elimination Chamber Match
02/12/2017
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Randy Orton beat Bray Wyatt
04/02/2017
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Jinder Mahal beat Randy Orton
05/21/2017
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