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* [[Wahoo McDaniel]] 5: October 7, 1984 - Live Event
 
* [[Wahoo McDaniel]] 5: October 7, 1984 - Live Event
 
* [[Magnum T.A.]]: March 23, 1985 - Live Event
 
* [[Magnum T.A.]]: March 23, 1985 - Live Event
 
* [[Tully Blanchard]]: July 21, 1985 - Live Event
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* [[Magnum T.A.]] 2: November 28, 1985 - Live Event
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— Vacated - May 29, 1986
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* [[Nikita Koloff]]: August 17, 1986 - Live Event - On September 28, 1986 unified with the [[NWA National Heavyweight Championship]].
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* [[Lex Luger]]: July 11, 1987 - Live Event
 
* [[Dusty Rhodes]]: November 26, 1987 [[Starrcade 1987]]
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Vacated - April 15, 1988
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* [[Barry Windham]]: May 13, 1988 - Live Event
 
* [[Lex Luger]] 2: February 20, 1989 - [[NWA Chi-Town Rumble]]
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* [[Michael Hayes]]: May 7, 1989 - [[NWA WrestleWar 1989]]
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* [[Lex Luger]] 3: May 22, 1989 - Live Event
 
* [[Stan Hansen]]: October 27, 1990 - [[WCW Halloween Havoc 1990]]
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* [[Lex Luger]] 4 - December 16, 1990 - [[Starrcade 1990]]
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Vacated — July 14, 1991
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* [[Sting]]: August 25, 1991 - Live Event
 
* [[Rick Rude]]: November 19, 1991 - [[Clash of the Champions 17]]
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Vacated — January 16, 1993
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* [[Dustin Rhodes]]: January 16, 1993 - [[WCW Saturday Night]]
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Vacated — May 29, 1993
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* [[Dustin Rhodes]] 2: September 11, 1993 - [[WCW Saturday Night]]
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* [[Steve Austin]]: December 27, 1993 - [[Starrcade 1993]]
 
* [[Ricky Steamboat]] 4: August 24, 1994 - [[Clash of the Champions 28]]
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* [[Steve Austin]] 2: September 18, 1994 - [[WCW Fall Brawl 1994]]
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* [[Jim Duggan]]: September 18, 1994 - [[WCW Fall Brawl 1994]]
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* [[Vader]]: December 27, 1994 - [[Starrcade 1994]]
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Vacated — March 25, 1995
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* [[Sting]] 2: June 18, 1995 - [[WCW The Great American Bash 1995]]
 
* [[Kensuke Sasaki]]: November 13, 1995 - [[New Japan Pro Wrestling]]
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* [[One Man Gang]]: December 27, 1995 - [[Starrcade 1995]] Dark Match
 
* [[Konnan]]: January 29, 1996 - [[WCW Main Event]]
 
* [[Ric Flair]] 6: July 7, 1996 - [[WCW Bash at the Beach 1996]]
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Vacated - November 25, 1996
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* [[Eddie Guerrero]]: December 29, 1996 - [[Starrcade 1996]]
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* [[Dean Malenko]]: March 16, 1997 - [[WCW Uncensored 1999]]
 
* [[Jeff Jarrett]]: June 9, 1997 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
 
* [[Steve McMichael]]: August 21, 1997 - [[Clash of the Champions 35]]
 
* [[Curt Hennig]]: September 15, 1997 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
 
* [[Diamond Dallas Page]]: December 28, 1997 - [[Starrcade 1997]]
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* [[Raven]]: April 19, 1998 - [[WCW Spring Stampede]]
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* [[Goldberg]]: April 20, 1998 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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Vacated - July 6, 1998
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* [[Bret Hart]] - July 20, 1998 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
 
* [[Lex Luger]] 5: August 10, 1998 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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* [[Bret Hart]] 2: August 13, 1998 - [[WCW Thunder]]
 
* [[Diamond Dallas Page]] 2: October 26, 1998 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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* [[Bret Hart]] 3 - November 30, 1998 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
 
* [[Roddy Piper]] 3: February 8, 1999 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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* [[Scott Hall]]: February 21, 1999 - [[WCW SuperBrawl 9]]
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Vacated — March 18, 1999
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* [[Scott Steiner]]: April 11, 1999 - [[WCW Spring Stampede 1999]]
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Vacated — July 5, 1999
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* [[David Flair]]: July 5, 1999 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
 
* [[Chris Benoit]]: August 9, 1999 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
 
* [[Sid Vicious]]: September 12, 1999 - [[WCW Fall Brawl 1999]]
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* [[Goldberg]] 2 - October 24, 1999 - [[WCW Halloween Havoc 1999]]
 
* [[Bret Hart]] 4: October 25, 1999 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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* [[Scott Hall]] 2: November 8, 1999 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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* [[Chris Benoit]] 2: December 19, 1999 - [[Starrcade 1999]]
 
* [[Jeff Jarrett]] 2: December 20, 1999 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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Vacated - January 16, 2000
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* [[Jeff Jarrett]] 3: January 17, 2000 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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Vacated - April 10, 2000
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* [[Scott Steiner]] 2: April 16, 2000 - [[WCW Spring Stampede 2000]]
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Vacated — July 9, 2000
 
* [[Lance Storm]]: July 18, 2000 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
 
* [[Terry Funk]] 2: September 22, 2000 - Live Event
 
* [[Lance Storm]] 2: September 23, 2000 - Live Event
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* [[Bill DeMott|Gen. Rection]]: October 29, 2000 - [[WCW Halloween Havoc 2000]]
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* [[Lance Storm]] 3: November 13, 2000 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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* [[Bill DeMott|Gen. Rection]] 2: November 26, 2000 - [[WCW Mayhem 2000]]
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* [[Shane Douglas]]: January 14, 2001 - [[WCW Sin 2001]]
 
* [[Rick Steiner]]: February 5, 2001 - [[WCW Monday Nitro]]
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* [[Booker T]]: March 18, 2001 - [[WCW Greed 2001]]
 
WCW is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation on April 26 2001
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Vacated - July 24 2001
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* [[Kanyon]]: July 26, 2001 - [[WWE SmackDown]]
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* [[Tajiri]]: September 10, 2001 - [[WWE Raw]]
 
* [[Rhyno]]: September 23, 2001 - [[WWE Unforgiven 2001]]
 
* [[Kurt Angle]]: October 22, 2001 - [[WWE Raw]]
 
* [[Edge]]: November 12, 2001 - WWE Raw]]
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Unified — November 18, 2001 - [[WWE Survivor Series 2001]] with the [[WWE Intercontinental Championship]]
   
   
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36 Tully Blanchard 1 July 21, 1985 130 Charlotte, NC House show [10]
 
37 Magnum T.A. 2 November 28, 1985 182 Greensboro, NC Starrcade This was an "I Quit" steel cage match.[11] [12]
 
— Vacated — May 29, 1986 — — — Vacated when Magnum attacked NWA president Bob Geigel. [12]
 
38 Nikita Koloff 1 August 17, 1986 328 Charlotte, NC House show Defeated Magnum T.A. in a best of seven series,[3][13] though WWE officially says it was a tournament final.[14] Koloff defeats Wahoo McDaniel on September 28, 1986 to unify the NWA National Heavyweight Championship into the US title.[15] [14]
 
39 Lex Luger 1 July 11, 1987 138 Greensboro, NC House show This was a steel cage match.[16] [17]
 
40 Dusty Rhodes 1 November 26, 1987 141 Chicago, IL Starrcade This was a steel cage match.[18] [19]
 
— Vacated — April 15, 1988 — — — Vacated when Rhodes attacked NWA President Jim Crockett. [3]
 
41 Barry Windham 1 May 13, 1988 283 Houston, TX House show Defeated Nikita Koloff in a tournament final. [20]
 
42 Lex Luger 2 February 20, 1989 76 Chicago, IL Chi-Town Rumble [21]
 
43 Michael Hayes 1 May 7, 1989 15 Nashville, TN WrestleWar [22]
 
44 Lex Luger 3 May 22, 1989 523 Bluefield, WV House show [23]
 
45 Stan Hansen 1 October 27, 1990 50 Chicago, IL Halloween Havoc [24]
 
46 Lex Luger 4 December 16, 1990 210 St. Louis, MO Starrcade This was a Texas Bullrope match. [25]
 
— Vacated — July 14, 1991 — Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash Vacated when Luger wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. [25]
 
47 Sting 1 August 25, 1991 86 Atlanta, GA House show Defeated Steve Austin in a tournament final. [26]
 
48 Rick Rude 1 November 19, 1991 419 Savannah, GA Clash of the Champions XVII [27]
 
— Vacated — January 11, 1993 — — — Rude was stripped of title due to injury. Aired on January 16, 1993. [27]
 
49 Dustin Rhodes 1 January 11, 1993 138 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. [28]
 
— Vacated — May 29, 1993 — — WorldWide Vacated two weeks following a title defense against Rick Rude which ended in a double pinfall, which aired on May 15, 1993. [28]
 
50 Dustin Rhodes 2 August 30, 1993 119 Atlanta, GA Saturday Night Defeated Rude in a rematch. WCW withdraws from the NWA in September 1993; the NWA begins to recognize its own United States Heavyweight champion, but Rhodes remains the recognized champion in WCW.[4] Aired September 11, 1993. [29]
 
51 Steve Austin 1 December 27, 1993 240 Charlotte, NC Starrcade '93: 10th Anniversary This was a two out of three falls match.[30] [31]
 
52 Ricky Steamboat 4 August 24, 1994 25 Cedar Rapids, IA Clash of the Champions XXVIII [32]
 
53 Steve Austin 2 September 18, 1994 <1 Roanoke, VA Fall Brawl 1994: War Games Austin was awarded the title due to Steamboat being injured. [33]
 
54 Jim Duggan 1 100 [34]
 
55 Vader 1 December 27, 1994 88 Nashville, TN Starrcade [35]
 
— Vacated — March 25, 1995 — Atlanta, GA Saturday Night Stripped by WCW commissioner Nick Bockwinkel for hospitalizing Dave Sullivan one week prior. [3]
 
56 Sting 2 June 18, 1995 148 Dayton, OH The Great American Bash Defeated Meng in a tournament final. [36]
 
57 Kensuke Sasaki 1 November 13, 1995 44 Tokyo, Japan House show Won the title at a New Japan Pro Wrestling event. [37]
 
58 One Man Gang 1 December 27, 1995 33 Nashville, TN Starrcade: World Cup of Wrestling Won in a post-PPV dark match. Although the match was restarted and Sasaki subsequently retained the title, this was never acknowledged by WCW. [38]
 
59 Konnan 1 January 29, 1996 160 Canton, OH Main Event [39]
 
60 Ric Flair 6 July 7, 1996 56 Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach [40]
 
— Vacated — November 25, 1996 — — — Title declared vacant due to shoulder injury. [40]
 
61 Eddie Guerrero 1 December 29, 1996 77 Nashville, TN Starrcade Defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a tournament final. [41]
 
62 Dean Malenko 1 March 16, 1997 85 North Charleston, SC Uncensored [42]
 
63 Jeff Jarrett 1 June 9, 1997 73 Boston, MA Monday Nitro [42]
 
64 Steve McMichael 1 August 21, 1997 25 Nashville, TN Clash of the Champions XXXV [43]
 
65 Curt Hennig 1 September 15, 1997 104 Charlotte, NC Monday Nitro [44]
 
66 Diamond Dallas Page 1 December 28, 1997 112 Washington, D.C. Starrcade [45]
 
67 Raven 1 April 19, 1998 1 Denver, CO Spring Stampede This was a "Raven's Rules" match. [46]
 
68 Goldberg 1 April 20, 1998 77 Colorado Springs, CO Monday Nitro This was a "Raven's Rules" match. [47]
 
— Vacated — July 6, 1998 — Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Vacated when Goldberg wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. [3]
 
69 Bret Hart 1 July 20, 1998 21 Salt Lake City, UT Monday Nitro Defeated Diamond Dallas Page. [48]
 
70 Lex Luger 5 August 10, 1998 1 Rapid City, SD Monday Nitro [49]
 
71 Bret Hart 2 August 11, 1998 76 Fargo, ND Thunder Aired August 13, 1998. [50]
 
72 Diamond Dallas Page 2 October 26, 1998 35 Phoenix, AZ Monday Nitro [51]
 
73 Bret Hart 3 November 30, 1998 70 Chattanooga, TN Monday Nitro This was a no-disqualification match. [52]
 
74 Roddy Piper 3 February 8, 1999 13 Buffalo, NY Monday Nitro [53]
 
75 Scott Hall 1 February 21, 1999 25 Oakland, CA SuperBrawl IX [54]
 
— Vacated — March 18, 1999 — Lexington, KY Thunder Stripped by WCW President Ric Flair. [54]
 
76 Scott Steiner 1 April 11, 1999 85 Tacoma, WA Spring Stampede Defeated Booker T in a tournament final. [55]
 
— Vacated — July 5, 1999 — Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Stripped by WCW President Ric Flair. [55]
 
77 David Flair 1 July 5, 1999 35 Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Flair was awarded the title by his father Ric. [56]
 
78 Chris Benoit 1 August 9, 1999 34 Boise, ID Monday Nitro [56]
 
79 Sid Vicious 1 September 12, 1999 42 Winston-Salem, NC Fall Brawl [57]
 
80 Goldberg 2 October 24, 1999 1 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc Won the title by referee stoppage when Vicious suffered excessive bleeding. [57][58]
 
81 Bret Hart 4 October 25, 1999 14 Phoenix, AZ Monday Nitro [59]
 
82 Scott Hall 2 November 8, 1999 41 Indianapolis, IN Monday Nitro This was a four-way ladder match, also involving Sid Vicious and Goldberg. [60]
 
83 Chris Benoit 2 December 19, 1999 1 Washington, D.C. Starrcade Benoit was awarded the title when Hall suffered a knee injury. [60]
 
84 Jeff Jarrett 2 December 20, 1999 27 Baltimore, MD Monday Nitro This was a ladder match. [61]
 
— Vacated — January 16, 2000 — Cincinnati, OH Souled Out Vacated due to injury. [61]
 
85 Jeff Jarrett 3 January 17, 2000 84 Columbus, OH Monday Nitro Awarded by WCW Commissioner Kevin Nash. [62]
 
— Vacated — April 10, 2000 — Denver, CO Monday Nitro Vacated by Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo as WCW was being "rebooted." [63]
 
86 Scott Steiner 2 April 16, 2000 84 Chicago, IL Spring Stampede Defeated Sting in a tournament final.[64] [63]
 
— Vacated — July 9, 2000 — Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach Stripped when Steiner used the banned Steiner Recliner on Mike Awesome.[65] [63]
 
87 Lance Storm 1 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. [66]
 
88 Terry Funk 2 September 22, 2000 1 Amarillo, TX House show [67]
 
89 Lance Storm 2 September 23, 2000 36 Lubbock, TX House show [68]
 
90 Gen. Rection 1 October 29, 2000 15 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc Defeated Storm and Jim Duggan in a handicap match. [69]
 
91 Lance Storm 3 November 13, 2000 13 London, England Monday Nitro [70]
 
92 Gen. Rection 2 November 26, 2000 49 Milwaukee, WI Mayhem [71]
 
93 Shane Douglas 1 January 14, 2001 22 Indianapolis, IN Sin This was a first blood chain match. [72]
 
94 Rick Steiner 1 February 5, 2001 41 Tupelo, MS Monday Nitro [73]
 
95 Booker T 1 March 18, 2001 128 Jacksonville, FL Greed WCW is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation at this time. [74]
 
96 Kanyon 1 July 24, 2001 48 Pittsburgh, PA SmackDown Awarded by Booker T and ECW owner Stephanie McMahon. Aired July 26, 2001. [75]
 
97 Tajiri 1 September 10, 2001 13 San Antonio, TX Raw is War [76]
 
98 Rhyno 1 September 23, 2001 29 Pittsburgh, PA Unforgiven [77]
 
99 Kurt Angle 1 October 22, 2001 21 Kansas City, MO Raw [78]
 
100 Edge 1 November 12, 2001 6 Boston, MA Raw [79]
 
— Unified — November 18, 2001 — Greensboro, NC Survivor Series Edge defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Test to unify the two titles. Edge becomes Intercontinental Champion while the United States title is retired. [79]
 
 
101 Eddie Guerrero 2 July 27, 2003 84 Denver, CO Vengeance Defeated Chris Benoit in a tournament final to revive the title. [80]
 
101 Eddie Guerrero 2 July 27, 2003 84 Denver, CO Vengeance Defeated Chris Benoit in a tournament final to revive the title. [80]
 
102 Big Show 1 October 19, 2003 147 Baltimore, MD No Mercy [81]
 
102 Big Show 1 October 19, 2003 147 Baltimore, MD No Mercy [81]

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The WWE United States Championship is a second tier championship in WWE. It was originally a championship promoted in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (later known as Jim Crockett Promotions and World Championship Wrestling.

The WWE United States Championship was originally known as the 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. The title quickly replaced the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship as the top singles title in the promotion. While the National Wrestling Alliance recognized only one World Heavyweight Champion, there was no single undisputed U.S. Champion as a number of NWA regional promotions recognized their own version of the title and champion. That all changed, however, in January 1981 when the NWA territory based out of San Francisco, the last remaining promotion outside the Mid-Atlantic territory that recognized its own U.S. Champion, folded.

The title remained the primary championship within the Mid-Atlantic territory until 1986 when Crockett gained control of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The U.S. Title then became the secondary championship of the promotion. 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. WCW eventually began to slowly pull itself away from the NWA, demonstrated by the company changing the name of the title to the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) United States Heavyweight Championship in January 1991.

In March 2001, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) purchased World Championship Wrestling. As part of the purchase, the United States Championship became WWF property. Throughout 2001, the title was referred to as the WCW United States Championship, as this was during The Invasion period. At WWE Survivor Series 2001, the title was unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The United States Champion, Edge, defeated the Intercontinental Champion, Test, becoming the new Intercontinental Champion and the United States Championship was then deactivated.

In July 2003, the title was reactivated as the WWE United States Championship by SmackDown General Manager, Stephanie McMahon, and was commissioned to be a secondary championship to the SmackDown brand. Eddie Guerrero became the first champion after months of having been vacated through a tournament in the finals at WWE Vengeance 2003 vs Chris Benoit. This was done shortly after the WWE Intercontinental Championship was recommissioned by the Raw brand, making the title its equal counterpart. The title remained on SmackDown until April 13, 2009, when reigning champion Montel Vontavious Porter was drafted from SmackDown over to Raw during the 2009 WWE Draft, moving the title with him. On April 26, 2011, reigning champion Sheamus was drafted to SmackDown during the2 011 WWE Draft, briefly bringing the U.S. Title back to the brand. Five days later, Raw's Kofi Kingston defeated Sheamus for the title at WWE Extreme Rules 2011, returning it to Raw. Since August 29, 2011, when all WWE programming became "Supershows" featuring the entire roster, the U.S. Title has been defended on both Raw and SmackDown.

Championship Lineage

  • Harley Race: January 1, 1975 - Race was awarded the title with the explanation that he defeated Johnny Weaver in a tournament final.
  • Johnny Valentine: July 3, 1975 - Live Event

Vacated — October 4, 1975

Vacated — August 12, 1979

Vacated — September 1, 1981

Vacated — July 1, 1984

— Vacated - May 29, 1986

Vacated - April 15, 1988

Vacated — July 14, 1991

Vacated — January 16, 1993

Vacated — May 29, 1993

Vacated — March 25, 1995

Vacated - November 25, 1996

Vacated - July 6, 1998

Vacated — March 18, 1999

Vacated — July 5, 1999

Vacated - January 16, 2000

Vacated - April 10, 2000

Vacated — July 9, 2000

WCW is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation on April 26 2001 Vacated - July 24 2001

Unified — November 18, 2001 - WWE Survivor Series 2001 with the WWE Intercontinental Championship



101 Eddie Guerrero 2 July 27, 2003 84 Denver, CO Vengeance Defeated Chris Benoit in a tournament final to revive the title. [80] 102 Big Show 1 October 19, 2003 147 Baltimore, MD No Mercy [81] 103 John Cena 1 March 14, 2004 114 New York, NY WrestleMania XX [82] — Vacated — July 6, 2004 — Winnipeg, MB SmackDown Cena was stripped of the title after attacking SmackDown! General Manager Kurt Angle. Aired July 8. [83] 104 Booker T 2 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. [83] 105 John Cena 2 October 3, 2004 2 East Rutherford, NJ No Mercy This was the fifth match of a Best of Five series. [84] 106 Carlito 1 October 5, 2004 42 Boston, MA SmackDown Aired October 7. [85] 107 John Cena 3 November 16, 2004 105 Dayton, OH SmackDown Aired November 18. [86] 108 Orlando Jordan 1 March 1, 2005 173 Albany, NY SmackDown Aired March 3. [87] 109 Chris Benoit 3 August 21, 2005 58 Washington, D.C. SummerSlam [88] 110 Booker T 3 October 18, 2005 35 Reno, NV SmackDown Aired October 21 on tape delay. [89] — Vacated — November 22, 2005 — Sheffield, England SmackDown Vacated when a title defense against Chris Benoit ended in a double pinfall.[4] Aired November 25. [89] 111 Booker T 4 January 10, 2006 40 Philadelphia, PA SmackDown Booker faced Chris 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. [90] 112 Chris Benoit 4 February 19, 2006 42 Baltimore, MD No Way Out [91] 113 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 1 April 2, 2006 51 Rosemont, IL WrestleMania 22 [92] 114 Bobby Lashley 1 May 23, 2006 49 Bakersfield, CA SmackDown Aired May 26. [93] 115 Finlay 1 July 11, 2006 49 Minneapolis, MN SmackDown Aired July 14. [94] 116 Mr. Kennedy 1 August 29, 2006 42 Reading, PA SmackDown This was a triple threat match also involving Bobby Lashley. Aired September 1. [95][96] 117 Chris Benoit 5 October 10, 2006 222 Jacksonville, FL SmackDown Aired October 13. [97][98] 118 Montel Vontavious Porter 1 May 20, 2007 343 St. Louis, MO Judgment Day This was a two out of three falls match. [99][100] 119 Matt Hardy 1 April 27, 2008 84 Baltimore, MD Backlash The title became an ECW exclusive title when Hardy was drafted to ECW on June 23, 2008. [101][102] 120 Shelton Benjamin 1 July 20, 2008 240 Uniondale, NY The Great American Bash The title was returned to SmackDown due to Benjamin's status as a SmackDown superstar. [103][104] 121 Montel Vontavious Porter 2 March 17, 2009 76 Corpus Christi, TX SmackDown Aired March 20. The title became a Raw exclusive title when MVP was drafted to Raw on April 13. [105][106] 122 Kofi Kingston 1 June 1, 2009 126 Birmingham, AL Raw [107][108] 123 The Miz 1 October 5, 2009 224 Wilkes-Barre, PA Raw [109][110] 124 Bret Hart 5 May 17, 2010 7 Toronto, ON Raw This was a no disqualification, no count out match. [111][112] — Vacated — May 24, 2010 — Toledo, OH Raw Vacated when Bret Hart became General Manager of Raw. [111][113] 125 R-Truth 1 May 24, 2010 21 Toledo, OH Raw Defeated The Miz to win the vacant title. [113][114] 126 The Miz 2 June 14, 2010 97 Charlotte, NC Raw This was a Fatal Four Way match also involving John Morrison and Zack Ryder. [115][116] 127 Daniel Bryan 1 September 19, 2010 176 Rosemont, IL Night of Champions [117] 128 Sheamus 1 March 14, 2011 48 St. Louis, MO Raw If Sheamus lost he would've quit WWE. Title became exclusive to SmackDown when Sheamus was drafted to SmackDown via the Supplemental Draft on April 26, 2011. [118] 129 Kofi Kingston 2 May 1, 2011 49 Tampa, FL Extreme Rules This was a tables match. Title becomes exclusive to Raw due to Kingston's status as a Raw Superstar. [119] 130 Dolph Ziggler 1 June 19, 2011 182 Washington, D.C. Capitol Punishment [120] 131 Zack Ryder 1 December 18, 2011 29 Baltimore, MD TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs [121] 132 Jack Swagger 1 January 16, 2012 49 Anaheim, CA Raw [122] 133 Santino Marella 1 March 5, 2012 167 Boston, MA Raw [123] 134 Antonio Cesaro 1 August 19, 2012 239 Los Angeles, CA SummerSlam Match aired live on YouTube and WWE.com as part of the SummerSlam pre-show. [124] 135 Kofi Kingston 3 April 15, 2013 34 Greenville, SC Raw [125] 136 Dean Ambrose 1 May 19, 2013 351 St. Louis, MO Extreme Rules Longest reign under the WWE banner. [2][126] 137 Sheamus 2 May 5, 2014 182 Albany, NY Raw This was a 20-man battle royal. Sheamus lastly eliminated Ambrose to win the match and the title. [127] 138 Rusev 1 November 3, 2014 113+ Buffalo, NY Raw Backstage Pass