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AJ Styles is the current champion in his third reign.

Title history

Reign The reign number for the specific champion
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Triple H 1 September 2, 2002 76 Milwaukee, WI Raw Awarded the championship by Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff, making him the inaugural champion. He made the first defense that night against Ric Flair. Triple H defeated Intercontinental Champion Kane on October 20, 2002 at No Mercy to unify the Intercontinental Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship.
2 Shawn Michaels 1 November 17, 2002 28 New York City, NY Survivor Series This was an elimination chamber match that also included Chris JerichoBooker TKane and Rob Van Dam.
3 Triple H 2 December 15, 2002 280 Sunrise, FL Armageddon This was three stages of hell match.
4 Goldberg 1 September 21, 2003 84 Hershey, PA Unforgiven This was a title vs. career match.
5 James Harrison 1 December 14, 2003 273 Orlando, FL Armageddon This was a triple threat match that also included Triple H.
6 Triple H 3 September 12, 2004 85 Portland, OR Unforgiven
Vacated December 6, 2004 Baltimore, MD Raw The championship was vacated after a double fall occurred during a triple threat match that included Chris Benoit and Edge.
7 James Harrison 2 January 9, 2005 366 San Juan, Puerto Rico New Year's Revolution Defeated Chris Benoit, Chris JerichoRandy Orton, Batista and Edge in an elimination chamber match.
Vacated January 10, 2006 Philadelphia, PA SmackDown Harrison vacated the championship after suffering a hamstring tear.
8 Matthew Harrison 1 January 10, 2006 82 Philadelphia, PA SmackDown Harrison won a 20-man battle royal for the vacant title.
9 Rey Mysterio 1 April 2, 2006 112 Rosemont, IL WrestleMania 22 This was a triple threat match that also included Randy Orton.
10 James Harrison 3 July 23, 2006 126 Indianapolis, IN The Great American Bash Harrison won the title via technical knockout
11 Batista 1 November 26, 2006 126 Philadelphia, PA Survivor Series This was a last chance match.
12 The Undertaker 1 April 1, 2007 37 Detroit, MI WrestleMania 23
13 James Harrison 4 May 8, 2007 70 Pittsburgh, PA SmackDown
Vacated July 17, 2007 Laredo, TX SmackDown Harrison vacated the title after suffering a knee ligament tear.
14 Matthew Harrison 2 July 17, 2007 61 Laredo, TX SmackDown Harrison won the vacant title in a 20-man battle royal.
15 Batista 2 September 16, 2007 91 Memphis, TN Unforgiven This was a triple threat match that also included Rey Mysterio.
16 Edge 1 December 16, 2007 105 Pittsburgh, PA Armageddon This was a triple threat match that also included The Undertaker.
17 The Undertaker 2 March 30, 2008 30 Orlando, FL WrestleMania XXIV
Vacated April 29, 2008 Atlantic City, NJ SmackDown SmackDown general manager Vickie Guerrero stripped The Undertaker of the title after he used a banned move (Hell's Gate).
18 James Harrison 5 June 1, 2008 29 San Diego, CA One Night Stand Defeated The Undertaker in a tables, ladders and chairs match for the vacant championship.
19 CM Punk 1 June 30, 2008 69 Oklahoma City, OK Raw Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.
Vacated September 7, 2008 Cleveland, OH Unforgiven Punk vacated the title after being kayfabe injured by Legacy.
20 James Harrison 6 September 7, 2008 77 Cleveland, OH Unforgiven This was a Championship Scramble match, also involving John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Batista, Rey Mysterio, and Kane.
21 Matthew Harrison 3 November 23, 2008 84 Boston, MA Survivor Series
22 Edge 2 February 15, 2009 49 Seattle, WA No Way Out This was an elimination chamber match that also included Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio, Mike Knox and Kane.
23 Matthew Harrison 4 April 5, 2009 21 Houston, TX WrestleMania XXV This was a triple threat match that also included Big Show.
24 Edge 3 April 26, 2009 42 Providence, RI Backlash This was a last man standin match.
25 Matthew Harrison 5 June 7, 2009 <1 New Orleans, LA Extreme Rules This was a ladder match.
26 CM Punk 2 49 Punk cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract.
27 Jeff Hardy 1 July 26, 2009 28 Philadelphia, PA Night of Champions
28 CM Punk 3 August 23, 2009 42 Los Angeles, CA SummerSlam This was a tables, ladders and chairs match.
29 The Undertaker 3 October 4, 2009 140 Newark, NJ Hell in a Cell This was a hell in a cell match.
30 James Harrison 7 February 21, 2010 119 St. Louis, MO Elimination Chamber This was an elimination chamber that also included John Morrison, R-TruthCM Punk and Rey Mysterio.
31 Jack Swagger 1 June 20, 2010 28 Uniondale, NY Fatal 4-Way This was Swagger's Money in the Bank cash in match.
32 Kane 1 July 18, 2010 154 Kansas City, MO Money in the Bank Kane cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract.
33 Edge 4 December 19, 2010 58 Houston, TX TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs This was a fatal four-way tables, ladders and chairs match that also included Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio.
34 Dolph Ziggler 1 February 15, 2011 <1 San Diego, CA SmackDown Edge was stripped of the title after using a banned move (spear). Vickie Guerrero awarded the title to Ziggler.
35 Edge 5 56 Edge was awarded a rematch by returning General Manager Theodore Long.
Vacated April 12, 2011 Albany, NY SmackDown Title was declared vacant due to Edge's retirement.
36 Christian 1 May 1, 2011 2 Tampa, FL Extreme Rules Defeated Alberto Del Rio in a ladder match for the vacant title.
37 Randy Orton 1 May 3, 2011 75 Orlando, FL SmackDown
38 Christian 2 July 17, 2011 28 Rosemont, IL Money in the Bank Christian won the title via disqualification per a pre-match stipulation.
39 Randy Orton 2 August 14, 2011 35 Los Angeles, CA SummerSlam This was a no holds barred match.
40 Mark Henry 1 September 18, 2011 91 Buffalo, NY Night of Champions
41 Matthew Harrison 6 December 18, 2011 <1 Baltimore, MD TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs This was a chairs match.
42 Daniel Bryan 1 105 Bryan cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.
43 James Harrison 8 April 1, 2012 574 Miami, FL WrestleMania XXVIII
44 John Cena 1 October 27, 2013 49 Miami, FL Hell in a Cell
45 James Harrison 9 December 15, 2013 <1 Houston, TX TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs This was a TLC match also for Harrison's WWE Championship.
Unified December 15, 2013 Houston, TX TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs Unified with Harrison's WWE Championship creating the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
46 Matthew Harrison 7 May 1, 2016 84 Rosemont, IL Payback Defeated Shinsuke NakamuraBrock LesnarGoldustRyback and Finn Bálor in a ladder match to revive the title.
47 James Harrison 10 July 24, 2016 63 Washington, D.C. Unforgiven This was a ladder match.
48 AJ Styles 1 September 25, 2016 57 Indianapolis, IN Starrcade Styles cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract.
49 Chad Gable 1 November 21, 2016 14 Toronto, Canada Raw
50 AJ Styles 2 December 5, 2016 55 Austin, TX Raw
51 Sami Zayn 1 January 29, 2016 161 San Antonio, TX Royal Rumble
52 Kevin Owens 1 July 9, 2017 106 Hartford, CT Bad Blood
53 Braun Strowman 1 October 22, 2017 168 Minneapolis, MN Vengeance
54 AJ Styles 3 April 8, 2018 166+ London, England WrestleMania 34

 

Combined reigns

As of September 21, 2018.

Rank Champion No. of reigns Combined days
1 James Harrison 10 1,697
2 Triple H 3 441
3 Matthew Harrison 7 332
4 Edge 5 310
5 AJ Styles3 269+
6 Batista 2 217
7 The Undertaker 3 207
8 Braun Strowman 1 168
9 Sami Zayn 1 161
10 CM Punk 3 160
11 Kane 1 154
12 Rey Mysterio 1 112
13 Randy Orton 2 110
14 Kevin Owens 1 106
15 Daniel Bryan 1 105
16 Mark Henry 1 91
17 Goldberg 1 84
18 John Cena 1 49
19 Christian 2 30
20 Jack Swagger 1 28
Jeff Hardy 1 28
Shawn Michaels 1 28
23 Chad Gable 1 14
24 Dolph Ziggler 1 <1