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The Million Dollar Championship was an professional wrestling championship in WWE (formerly the World Wrestling Federation) created for The "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. The Million Dollar belt was designed by Terry Betteridge of Betteridge Jewelers in Greenwich, Connecticut. It is gold plated, made with cubic zirconia, with three small diamonds on the back. It cost around $125,000. Throughout the years the title has been retired on multiple occassions but was most recently brought back in July 2015, the current title is not the original as another version was made, the original is owned by Ted DiBiase.

Title History

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Ted DiBiase 1 February 15, 1989 922 Binghampton, NY Superstars of Wrestling DiBiase had the title created for himself and unveiled the belt during a segment called "The Brother Love Show". This episode aired on tape delay on March 4, 1989.
2 Virgil 1 August 26, 1991 77 New York City, NY SummerSlam
3 Ted DiBiase 2 November 11, 1991 88 Utica, NY Survivor Series Showdown This program aired on tape delay on November 24, 1991.
Abandoned February 7, 1992 Denver, CO House show DiBiase abandoned the title upon winning the WWF Tag Team Championship with Irvin R. Schyster on February 7, 1992 in Denver, Coloarado
4 The Ringmaster 1 December 18, 1995 152 Newark, DE Raw The title was awarded to The Ringmaster by DiBiase during a segment of "The Brother Love Show". This episode aired on tape delay on January 8, 1996.
Abandoned May 28, 1996 North Charleston, SC In Your House 8: Beware of Dog The Ringmaster abandoned the title following DiBiase being (kayfabe) forced to leave the WWF on May 28, 1996.
5 Ted DiBiase, Jr. 1 April 5, 2010 224 Moline, IL Raw DiBiase, Jr. was given the championship by his father, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase.
Abandoned November 15, 2010 Hershey, PA Raw Title returned to "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and abandoned.
6 James Harrison 1 July 16, 2015 34 Birmingham, AL SmackDown Harrison won the recently revived title against Triple H.
Vacated August 19, 2015 Harrison decided to vacate the title.
7 Cesaro 1 August 23, 2015 111 Brooklyn, NY SummerSlam Defeated Kevin Owens for the vacant title.
Vacated December 12, 2015 Cesaro vacated the title through injury.
8 Baron Corbin 1 December 14, 2015 168 Philadelphia, PA Raw Defeated Tommy Dreamer for the vacant title.
9 Cesaro 2 May 30, 2016 132 Green Bay, WI Raw
10 Hiroshi Tanahashi 1 October 9, 2016 56 Sacramento, CA No Mercy
11 Rusev 1 December 4, 2016 121 St. Louis, MO Armageddon This was a no holds barred match.
Vacated April 4, 2017 Orlando, FL SmackDown Rusev vacated the title through injury.
12 Tye Dillinger 1 April 4, 2017 47 Orlando, FL SmackDown Defeated Enzo Amore for the vacant title.
13 Tyler Breeze 1 May 21, 2017 112 Chicago, IL Judgment Day
14 Tye Dillinger 2 September 10, 2017 98 Anaheim, CA Backlash
15 Cesaro 3 December 17, 2017 120 Boston, MA Armageddon This was also for Cesaro's European Championship.
Retired April 16, 2018 Hartford, CT Raw Originally Cesaro had vacated the belt upon moving to the Raw brand but it was later announced the title has once again been retired.

Combined reigns

Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Ted DiBiase 2 1,010
2 Cesaro 3 363
3 Ted DiBiase, Jr. 1 224
4 Baron Corbin 1 168
5 The Ringmaster 1 152
6 Tye Dillinger 2 145
7 Rusev 1 121
8 Tyler Breeze 1 112
9 Virgil 1 77
10 Hiroshi Tanahashi 1 56
11 James Harrison 1 34