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The WWE European Championship was a championship competed for in World Wrestling Entertainment. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, multiple wrestlers held the European and WWE Intercontinental Championships within short spans of each other, and three held both simultaneously, becoming "Eurocontinental champions".

Established in 1997 as the "WWF European Championship", the title incurred a brief hiatus in 1999 due to then-champion Shane McMahon's desire to retire an "undefeated champion", before finally being unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship in 2002. Despite its name, only two holders were actually from Europe: the British Bulldog and William Regal. It became a prominent singles title of the Attitude Era, held by Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Chris Jericho, Owen Hart, Eddie Guerrero and others. It was contested in the main event of the WWF One Night Only.


Championship Lineage

TV Airdates Used where appropriate.

Deactivated — April, 1999

Unified — July 22, 2002 — with the WWE Intercontinental Championship

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