Daily Archives: August 17, 2008

WWE Cruiserweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Taka Michinoku Brian Christopher 12/7/1997 IYH:
D-Generation X[1]
Christian Cage Taka Michinoku 10/18/1998 Judgment Day
Gillberg Christian Cage 11/17/1998 Raw is War
Essa Rios Gillberg 2/13/2000 HeAt
Dean Malenko Essa Rios 3/13/2000 Raw is War
Scotty 2 Hotty Dean Malenko 4/17/2000 Raw is War
Dean Malenko (2) Scotty 2 Hotty 4/27/2000 Smackdown
Crash Holly Dean Malenko 3/13/2001 HeAt
Jerry Lynn Crash Holly 4/29/2001 HeAt
Jeff Hardy Jerry Lynn 6/7/2001 Smackdown!
X-Pac Jeff Hardy 6/25/2001 Raw is War
Tajiri X-Pac 8/6/2001 Raw is War
X-Pac (2) Tajiri 8/19/2001 SummerSlam
Billy Kidman X-Pac 10/11/2001 Smackdown!
Tajiri (2) Billy Kidman 10/22/2001 Raw[2]
Billy Kidman (2) Tajiri 4/4/2002 Smackdown!
Tajiri (3) Billy Kidman 4/21/2002 Backlash
The Hurricane Tajiri 5/16/2002 Smackdown![3]
Jamie Noble The Hurricane 6/23/2002 King of the Ring
Billy Kidman (3) Jamie Noble 11/17/2002 Survivor Series
Matt Hardy Billy Kidman 2/23/2003 No Way Out
Rey Mysterio Matt Hardy 6/3/2003 Smackdown!
Tajiri (4) Rey Mysterio 9/25/2003 Smackdown!
Rey Mysterio (2) Tajiri 1/1/2004 Smackdown!
Chavo Guerrero Rey Mysterio 2/15/2004 No Way Out
Jacqueline Chavo Guerrero 5/6/2004 Smackdown
Chavo Guerrero
Jacqueline 5/16/2004 Judgment Day
Chavo Classic Chavo Guerrero 5/20/2004 Smackdown![4]
Rey Mysterio (3) Chavo Classic 6/17/2004 Smackdown!
Spike Dudley Rey Mysterio 7/29/2004 Smackdown!
Funaki Spike Dudley 12/12/2004 Armageddon
Chavo Guerrero
Funaki 2/20/2005 No Way Out[5]
Paul London Chavo Guerrero 3/31/2005 Smackdown![6]
Nunzio Paul London 8/6/2005 Velocity
Juventud Nunzio 10/9/2005 No Mercy
Nunzio (2) Juventud 11/15/2005 Rome, Italy
Juventud (2) Nunzio 11/25/2005 Smackdown!
Kid Kash Juventud 12/18/2005 Armageddon
Gregory Helms (2) Kid Kash 1/29/2006 Royal Rumble[7]
Chavo Guerrero
Gregory Helms 2/18/2007 No Way Out[8]
Hornswoggle Chavo Guerrero 7/22/2007 Great
American Bash[9]

[1]: This was a tournament final.
[2]: After Survivor Series, the WWF Light Heavyweight title would be abandoned, as the WCW Cruiserweight title becomes adopted by the WWF. After the draft on March 25, 2002, the title becomes exclusive to Smackdown.
[3]: This was a triple-threat match which also involved Billy Kidman.
[4]: This was a triple-threat match which also featured Spike Dudley.
[5]: This was a six-man Cruiserweight Open which also involved Paul London, Akio, Shannon Moore and Spike Dudley.
[6]: London won an eight-man battle royal to win the title.
[7]: This was a six-man Cruiserweight Open which also featured Funaki, Jamie Noble, Nunzio and Paul London. Helms, who was part of the Raw roster, moved to Smackdown after winning the title.
[8]: This was an 8-man Cruiserweight Open which also involved Daivari, Shannon Moore, Funaki, Jamie Noble, Jimmy Wang Yang and Scotty 2 Hotty.
[9]: On September 28, 2007, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero stated that Hornswaggle’s status as Mr. McMahon’s (kayfabe) son and his dimunitive stature would eventually jeopardize his well-being. On March 4, 2008, the WWE put the title on the retired section with the other past titles.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

WWE European Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Davey Boy Smith Owen Hart 2/26/1997 Monday Night
Shawn Michaels Davey Boy Smith 9/20/1997 One Night Only
Hunter Hearst
Shawn Michaels 12/22/1997 Raw is War
Owen Hart Goldust 1/20/1998 Raw is War[2]
Hunter Hearst
Helmsley (2)
Owen Hart 3/16/1998 Raw is War
D’Lo Brown Hunter Hearst
7/20/1998 Raw is War
X-Pac D’Lo Brown 9/21/1998 Raw is War
D’Lo Brown (2) X-Pac 10/5/1998 Raw is War
X-Pac (2) D’Lo Brown 10/18/1998 Judgment Day
Shane McMahon X-Pac 2/15/1999 Raw is War[3]
Mideon 6/21/1999 Raw is War[4]
D’Lo Brown (3) Mideon 7/25/1999 Fully Loaded
Jeff Jarrett D’Lo Brown 8/22/1999 SummerSlam
Mark Henry 8/23/1999 Raw is War[5]
D’Lo Brown (4) Mark Henry 9/26/1999 Unforgiven
Davey Boy Smith
D’Lo Brown 10/28/1999 Smackdown!
Val Venis Davey Boy Smith 12/12/1999 Armageddon[6]
Kurt Angle Val Venis 2/10/2000 Smackdown!
Chris Jericho Kurt Angle 4/2/2000 WrestleMania
Eddie Guerrero Chris Jericho 4/3/2000 Raw is War
Perry Saturn Eddie Guerrero 7/23/2000 Fully Loaded
Al Snow Perry Saturn 8/31/2000 Smackdown!
William Regal Al Snow 10/16/2000 Raw is War
Crash Holly William Regal 12/2/2000 Rebellion
William Regal (2) Crash Holly 12/4/2000 Raw is War
Test William Regal 1/22/2001 Raw is War
Eddie Guerrero (2) Test 4/1/2001 WrestleMania X-7
Matt Hardy Eddie Guerrero 4/26/2001 Smackdown!
The Hurricane Matt Hardy 8/27/2001 Raw is War
Bradshaw The Hurricane 10/22/2001 Raw
Christian Bradshaw 11/1/2001 Smackdown!
DDP Christian 1/31/2002 Smackdown!
William Regal (3) DDP 3/21/2002 Smackdown![8]
Spike Dudley William Regal 4/8/2002 Raw
William Regal (4) Spike Dudley 5/6/2002 Raw
Jeff Hardy William Regal 7/8/2002 Raw
Rob Van Dam Jeff Hardy 7/22/2002 Raw[9]

[1]: This was a tournament final.
[2]: Goldust impersonated champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley for this match, but WWF Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter allowed the title change to stand.
[3]: During a tag team match with Shane McMahon & Kane took on champion X-Pac & Triple H where the European title was on the line, McMahon won the belt by pinning X-Pac. McMahon would retire the belt shortly after beating X-Pac at WrestleMania XV.
[4]: McMahon reactivated the title and awarded it to Mideon several months later.
[5]: Jarrett gave the title to Henry as a reward for helping him beat Brown for both the European and Intercontinental championships the previous night.
[6]: This was a triple-threat match which also included D’Lo Brown.
[7]: This was a triple-threa match which also included Chris Benoit.
[8]: The European title becomes exclusive to Raw when Regal gets drafted to Raw on March 26, 2002.
[9]: As Intercontinental champion, Rob Van Dam was able to unify the belts.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

ECW Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Rob Van Dam 6/13/2006 ECW[1]
Big Show Rob Van Dam 7/4/2006 ECW
Bobby Lashley Big Show 12/3/2006 December to
Mr. McMahon Bobby Lashley 4/29/2007 Backlash[3]
Bobby Lashley
Mr. McMahon 6/3/2007 One Night Stand[4]
John Morrison CM Punk 6/25/2007 Vengeance[5]
CM Punk John Morrison 9/1/2007 ECW
Chavo Guerrero CM Punk 1/22/2008 ECW
Kane Chavo
3/30/2008 WrestleMania XXIV[6]
Mark Henry Kane 6/29/2008 Night of Champions[7]
Matt Hardy The Miz 9/7/2008 Unforgiven[8]
Jack Swagger Matt Hardy 1/13/2009 ECW
Christian Jack Swagger 4/26/2009 Backlash
Tommy Dreamer Christian 6/7/2009 Extreme Rules[9]
Christian (2) Tommy Dreamer 7/26/2009 Night of Champions

[1]: With the renewed ECW television show as WWE would have it be, the ECW title was revived and awarded to Rob Van Dam by Paul Heyman after winning the WWE championship.
[2]: This was an extreme elimination chamber match which also included Rob Van Dam, Test, Hardcore Holly and CM Punk.
[3]: This was a handicap match which put Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Umaga up against ECW champion Bobby Lashley. McMahon got the pinfall and won the title.
[4]: The title became vacant once Lashley was drafted to Raw.
[5]: Chris Benoit was actually chosen to be Punk’s opponent instead of Johnny Nitro (John Morrison) as another top contender, but never arrived for the show. I think we all know why he didn’t show.
[6]: Even though this is the ECW title, it became exclusive to Raw once Kane was drafted on June 23, 2008.
[7]: This was a triple-threat match which also included the Big Show. Since Mark Henry was a part of the ECW brand, the belt once again returned to where it belonged on ECW.
[8]: According the Championship Scramble rules, the ECW title could change hands any time during the match with any one gaining a pinfall on any one else regardless of whether or not they are the current champion. The match included Mark Henry, Finlay, Matt Hardy, Chavo Guerrero and The Miz.
[9]: Tommy Dreamer won the ECW world title in a triple-threat match which also included Jack Swagger.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

WWE Divas Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Michelle McCool Natalya 7/20/2008 Great American Bash[1]
Maryse Michelle McCool 12/26/2008 Smackdown!
Mickie James Maryse 7/26/2009 Night of Champions
Jillian Mickie James 10/12/2009 Raw
Melina Jillian 10/12/2009 Raw[2]
Maryse (2) Gail Kim 2/22/2010 Raw[3]
Eve Maryse 4/12/2010 Raw
Alicia Fox Maryse 6/20/2010 Fatal 4-Way[4]
Melina (2) Alicia Fox 8/15/2010 SummerSlam
Michelle McCool (2) Melina 9/19/2010 Night of Champions[5]
Natalya Michelle McCool & Layla 11/21/2010 Survivor Series[6]
Eve (2) Layla 1/30/2011 Royal Rumble[7]
Brie Bella Eve 4/11/2011 Raw
Kelly Kelly Brie Bella 6/20/2011 Raw

[1]: This is a Smackdown-exclusive womens championship. After winning respective matches to earn the opportunity to wrestle for the new championship, Michelle McCool defeated Natalya at The Great American Bash to become the inaugural champion.
[2]: So Melina tears her ACL and has to vacate the title on January 4, 2010.
[3]: This was a tournament final.
[4]: Of course this was a fatal four-way that also included the Divas champion Eve Torres and Gail Kim.
[5]: As the WWE Women’s champion, Michelle McCool beat Melina in a title unification match. It doesn’t matter though because instead of the WWE Women’s title becoming the main title for the WWE Divas, they just went and stuck with the Divas title a few weeks after this match took place.
[6]: The Divas title was defended in a handicap match as the Divas champ Michelle McCool and Layla lost to Natalya.
[7]: This was a fatal four-way match which also included the Divas champ Natalya and Michelle McCool.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

WWE Tag Team Titles History (SD!)

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit Rey Mysterio & Edge 10/20/2002 No Mercy[1]
Edge & Rey Mysterio Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit 11/7/2002 Smackdown!
Los Guerreros Edge & Rey Mysterio 11/17/2002 Survivor Series[2]
Benjamin & Haas Los Guerreros 2/6/2003 Smackdown!
Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri Benjamin & Haas 5/18/2003 Judgment Day[3]
Benjamin & Haas (2) Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri 7/3/2003 Smackdown!
Los Guerreros (2) Benjamin & Haas 9/18/2003 Smackdown!
Basham Brothers Los Guerreros 10/23/2003 Smackdown!
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty Basham Brothers 2/5/2004 Smackdown!
Charlie Haas & Rico Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty 4/22/2004 Smackdown!
The Dudley Boyz Charlie Haas & Rico 6/17/2004 Smackdown!
Billy Kidman & Paul London The Dudley Boyz 7/8/2004 Smackdown!
Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree Billy Kidman & Paul London 9/9/2004 Smackdown!
Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree 12/9/2004 Smackdown!
Basham Brothers (2) Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio 1/13/2005 Smackdown![4]
Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero Basham Brothers 2/20/2005 Smackdown!
MNM Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero 4/21/2005 Smackdown!
Animal & Heidenreich MNM 7/25/2005 Great American Bash
MNM (2) Animal & Heidenreich 10/28/2005 Smackdown![5]
Batista & Rey Mysterio MNM 12/16/2005 Smackdown!
MNM (3) Batista & Rey Mysterio 12/30/2005 Smackdown!
Brian Kendrick & Paul London MNM 5/21/2006 Judgment Day
Deuce & Domino Brian Kendrick & Paul London 4/20/2007 Smackdown!
MVP & Matt Hardy Deuce & Domino 8/31/2007 Smackdown!
The Miz & John Morrison MVP & Matt Hardy 11/16/2007 Smackdown![6]
Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder The Miz & John Morrison 7/20/2008 Great American Bash[7]
Carlito & Primo Colon Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder 9/26/2008 Smackdown![8]

[1]: To give the Smackdown show tag titles exclusive to their brand, a tournament was started and this was the finals.
[2]: This was a triple-threat tag team match which also included Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle.
[3]: Tajiri was a replacement for Eddie’s injured partner Chavo Guerrero.
[4]: This was a four-team elimination match which also included the teams of Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns and Booker T & Eddie Guerrero.
[5]: This was a four-way match which also featured the Mexicools and Paul Burchill & William Regal.
[6]: With Morrison a part of ECW and Miz a part of Smackdown, the tag belts were shared on both shows.
[7]: This was a fatal-four way tag match which also included Jesse & Festus and Finlay & Hornswaggle. Since both Hawkins & Ryder are a part of Smackdown, the belts returned to being exclusively defended on Smackdown.
[8]: At WrestleMania XXV on April 5, 2009, Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Miz and John Morrison to unify Smackdown’s WWE tag team championship with Raw’s World tag team championship.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

WWE United States Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Eddie Guerrero Chris Benoit 7/27/2003 Vengeance[1]
Big Show Eddie Guerrero 10/19/2003 No Mercy
John Cena Big Show 3/14/2004 WrestleMania XX[2]
Booker T Rob Van Dam 7/29/2004 Smackdown![3]
John Cena (2) Booker T 10/3/2004 No Mercy
Carlito John Cena 10/7/2004 Smackdown!
John Cena (3) Carlito 11/18/2004 Smackdown!
Orlando Jordan John Cena 3/3/2005 Smackdown!
Chris Benoit Orlando Jordan 8/21/2005 SummerSlam
Booker T (2) Chris Benoit 10/21/2005 Smackdown![4]
Booker T (3) Chris Benoit 1/13/2006 Smackdown![5]
Chris Benoit (2) Booker T 2/19/2006 No Way Out
JBL Chris Benoit 4/2/2006 WrestleMania 22
Bobby Lashley JBL 5/26/2006 Smackdown!
Finlay Bobby Lashley 7/14/2006 Smackdown!
Mr. Kennedy Finlay 9/1/2006 Smackdown![6]
Chris Benoit (3) Mr. Kennedy 10/13/2006 Smackdown!
MVP Chris Benoit 5/20/2007 Judgment Day
Matt Hardy MVP 4/27/2008 Backlash[7]
Shelton Benjamin Matt Hardy 7/20/2008 Great American Bash[8]
MVP (2) Shelton Benjamin 3/20/2009 Smackdown!
Kofi Kingston MVP 6/1/2009 Raw
The Miz Kofi Kingston 10/5/2009 Raw
Bret Hart The Miz 5/17/2010 Raw[9]
R-Truth The Miz 5/24/2010 Raw[10]
The Miz (2) R-Truth 6/14/2010 Raw[11]
Daniel Bryan The Miz 9/19/2010 Night of Champions
Sheamus Daniel Bryan 3/14/2011 Raw
Kofi Kingston (2) Sheamus 5/1/2011 Extreme Rules
Dolph Ziggler Kofi Kingston 6/19/2011 Capitol Punishment

[1]: In an attempt to revive the U.S. title, this was the title tournament finals as the belt became exclusive to Smackdown.
[2]: On July 8, 2004, Cena was stripped of the belt after attacking Smackdown General Manager Kurt Angle.
[3]: This was an eight-man elimination match which also featured John Cena, Rene Dupree, Kenzo Suzuki, Billy Gunn, Charlie Haas and Luther Reigns.
[4]: The title became vacant after a double-pinfall decision during a Booker/Benoit match on November 25, 2005. Therefore, a best-of-seven series between the two was started.
[5]: This was match #7 in the best-of-seven series, but since Booker was injured, Randy Orton subbed in his place and won the title for Booker T.
[6]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Bobby Lashley.
[7]: Matt Hardy was drafted to ECW on June 23, 2008, making the belt a part of the ECW brand.
[8]: Since Shelton Benjamin was a member of the Smackdown brand, the title returned to Smackdown.
[9]: Bret Hart vacated the WWE U.S. title when a week later, he became the General Manager of Raw.
[10]: This match served the purpose of filling the title vacancy.
[11]: This was a fatal four-way match which also included John Morrison and Zach Ryder.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

World Heavyweight Title History (WWE)

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Triple H 9/2/2002 Raw[1]
Shawn Michaels Triple H 11/17/2002 Survivor Series[2]
Triple H (2) Shawn Michaels 12/15/2002 Armageddon
Goldberg Triple H 9/21/2003 Unforgiven
Triple H (3) Goldberg 12/14/2003 Armageddon[3]
Chris Benoit Triple H 3/14/2004 WrestleMania XX[4]
Randy Orton Chris Benoit 8/15/2004 SummerSlam
Triple H (4) Randy Orton 9/12/2004 Unforgiven[5]
Triple H (5) 1/9/2005 New Year’s Revolution[6]
Batista Triple H 4/3/2005 WrestleMania 21[7]
Kurt Angle 1/10/2006 Smackdown![8]
Rey Mysterio Kurt Angle 4/2/2006 WrestleMania 22[9]
King Booker Rey Mysterio 7/23/2006 Great American Bash
Batista (2) King Booker 11/26/2006 Survivor Series
The Undertaker Batista 4/1/2007 WrestleMania 23
Edge The Undertaker 5/8/2007 Smackdown![10]
The Great Khali 7/17/2007 Smackdown![11]
Batista (3) The Great Khali 9/16/2007 Unforgiven[12]
Edge (2) Batista 12/16/2007 Armageddon[13]
The Undertaker (2) Edge 3/30/2008 WrestleMania XXIV[14]
Edge (3) The Undertaker 6/1/2008 One Night Stand
CM Punk Edge 6/30/2008 Raw[15][16]
Chris Jericho Kane 9/7/2008 Unforgiven[17]
Batista (4) Chris Jericho 10/26/2008 Cyber Sunday[18]
Chris Jericho (2) Batista 11/3/2008 Raw
John Cena Chris Jericho 11/23/2008 Survivor Series
Edge (4) Rey Mysterio 2/15/2009 No Way Out[19]
John Cena (2) Big Show 4/5/2009 WrestleMania XXV[20]
Edge (5) John Cena 4/29/2009 Backlash
Jeff Hardy Edge 6/7/2009 Extreme Rules
CM Punk (2) Jeff Hardy 6/7/2009 Extreme Rules[21]
Jeff Hardy (2) CM Punk 7/26/2009 Night of Champions
CM Punk (3) Jeff Hardy 8/23/2009 SummerSlam
The Undertaker (3) CM Punk 10/4/2009 Hell in a Cell
Chris Jericho (3) The Undertaker 2/21/2010 Elimination Chamber[22]
Jack Swagger Chris Jericho 4/2/2010 Smackdown!
Rey Mysterio (2) Jack Swagger 6/20/2010 Fatal 4-Way[23]
Kane Rey Mysterio 7/18/2010 Money in the Bank
Edge (6) 12/19/2010 TLC[24]
Dolph Ziggler Edge 2/18/2011 Smackdown![25]
Edge (7) Dolph Ziggler 2/18/2011 Smackdown![26]
Christian Alberto Del Rio 5/1/2011 Extreme Rules[27]
Randy Orton (2) Christian 5/6/2011 Smackdown!
Christian (2) Randy Orton 7/17/2011 Money in the Bank


[1]: This title was awarded to Triple H by the Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff.

[2]: This was the first-ever elimination chamber match which also included Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Chris Jericho, and Kane.

[3]: This was a triple-threat match which also involved Kane.

[4]: This was a triple-threat match which also involved Shawn Michaels.

[5]: The belt was vacated the week after on December 6, 2004, because of a controversial finish during a triple-threat match which included the World Champion Triple H, Chris Benoit and Edge.

[6]: This was an elimination chamber match which also included Batista, Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho and Edge.

[7]: The title became exclusive to Smackdown on June 28, 2005, after Batista was drafted from Raw. He also had to vacate the title on January 13, 2006, because of an injury.

[8]: Angle won a 20-man battle royal to win the title.

[9]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Randy Orton.

[10]: Edge cashed in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase after a Batista/Undertaker steel cage match. He then had to vacate the title because of a pectoral injury.

[11]: Khali won a 20-man battle royal to win the title.

[12]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Rey Mysterio.

[13]: This was a triple-threat match which also included The Undertaker.

[14]: On May 2, 2008, Smackdown General Manager Vickie Guerrero stripped The Undertaker of the championship because she felt his new choke hold was too dangerous to the Smackdown wrestlers.

[15]: Punk cashed in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase after Batista beat the crap out of Edge. As a result of CM Punk being a part of Raw, the World Title became exclusive to Raw again.

[16]: At Unforgiven, CM Punk suffered a concussion after a backstage beatdown at the hands of Randy Orton and could not compete later on in the night in the Championship Scramble match. While not the crowned champion at the time, Chris Jericho wrestled as his replacement.

[17]: According the Championship Scramble rules, the World Heavyweight title could change hands any time during the match with any one gaining a pinfall on any one else regardless of whether or not they are the current champion. This match included Chris Jericho, Kane, Batista, Rey Mysterio and JBL.

[18]: Steve Austin was chosen by the fans as the special referee in this match.

[19]: Just before the Raw Elimination Chamber match, Smackdown superstar Edge beat up Raw superstar Kofi Kingston and then locked himself inside the chamber to become part of the match. The other participants were World Champion John Cena, Mike Knox, Kane and Chris Jericho. After everyone else was eliminated, it came down to Edge pinning Rey Mysterio to win the title.

[20]: This was a triple-threat match which also included the World Heavyweight Champion Edge, although Big Show was the one pinned in the match.

[21]: As the 2009 winner of the ‘Money in the Bank’ match, CM Punk cashed in the title opportunity of his choice right after Jeff Hardy defeated Edge won the belt in a grueling ladder match.

[22]: Chris Jericho regained the World Heavyweight title in an Elimination Chamber match which also featured R-Truth, John Morrison, Rey Mysterio and CM Punk. During the final part of the match, Shawn Michaels entered the elimination chamber and delivered Sweet Chin Music to the Undertaker, which allowed Chris Jericho to score the easy pinfall on the Dead Man.

[23]: This was a fatal four-way match which also included CM Punk and the Big Show.

[24]: This was a four man Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match which also featured Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio.

[25]: On a February 18 2011 episode of Smackdown, acting Smackdown GM Vickie Guerrero awarded the World Heavyweight title to Dolph Ziggler after Edge used the Spear on him during a title match.

[26]: On the same episode, the REAL Smackdown GM Teddy Long made his return and in his first act as the returning GM, gave the belt back to Edge. However, Edge would soon retire and vacate the title on an April 15 2011 episode of Smackdown.

[27]: This match was set in place to fill the title vacancy.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

WWE Womens Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Fabulous Moolah Judy Grable 9/18/1956 New Orleans, LA[1]
Wendi Richter Fabulous Moolah 7/23/1984 The Brawl to End It All
Lelani Kai Wendi Richter 2/18/1985 New York, NY
Wendi Richter Lelani Kai 3/31/1985 WrestleMania
Fabulous Moolah (2) Wendi Richter 11/25/1985 New York, NY[2]
Velvet McIntyre Fabulous Moolah 7/3/1986 Brisbane, Australia
Fabulous Moolah (3) Velvet McIntyre 7/9/1986 Sydney, Australia
Sherri Martel Fabulous Moolah 7/24/1987 Houston, TX
Rockin’ Robin Sherri Martel 10/7/1988 Prime Time Wrestling[3]
Alundra Blayze Heidi Lee Morgan 12/13/1993 Poughkeepsie, NY[4]
Bull Nakano Alundra Blayze 11/20/1994 Tokyo, Japan
Alundra Blayze (2) Bull Nakano 4/3/1995 Monday Night Raw
Bertha Faye Alundra Blayze 8/27/1995 SummerSlam
Alundra Blayze (3) Bertha Faye 10/23/1995 Monday Night Raw[5]
Jacqueline Sable 9/21/1998 Raw is War[6]
Sable Jacqueline 11/15/1998 Survivor Series
Debra Sable 5/10/1999 Raw is War[7]
Ivory Debra 6/14/1999 Raw is War
Fabulous Moolah (4) Ivory 10/17/1999 No Mercy
Ivory (2) Fabulous Moolah 10/25/1999 Raw is War
The Kat Ivory 12/12/1999 Armageddon[8]
Harvey Wippleman The Kat 1/31/2000 Raw is War[9]
Jacqueline (2) Harvey Wippleman 2/3/2000 Smackdown!
Stephanie McMahon Jacqueline 3/30/2000 Smackdown!
Lita Stephanie McMahon 8/21/2000 Raw is War
Ivory (3) Lita 11/2/2000 Smackdown![10]
Chyna Ivory 4/1/2001 WrestleMania X-7[11]
Trish Stratus 11/18/2001 Survivor Series[12]
Jazz Trish Stratus 2/4/2002 Raw
Trish Stratus (2) Jazz 5/13/2002 Raw[13]
Mighty Molly Trish Stratus 6/23/2002 King of the Ring
Trish Stratus (3) Mighty Molly 9/22/2002 Unforgiven
Victoria Trish Stratus 11/17/2002 Survivor Series
Trish Stratus (4) Victoria 3/30/2003 WrestleMania XIX[14]
Jazz (2) Trish Stratus 4/27/2003 Backlash
Gail Kim Jazz 6/30/2003 Raw[15]
Molly Holly (2) Gail Kim 7/28/2003 Raw
Victoria (2) Molly Holly 2/23/2004 Raw[16]
Trish Stratus (5) Victoria 6/13/2004 Bad Blood[17]
Lita (2) Trish Stratus 12/6/2004 Raw
Trish Stratus (6) Lita 1/9/2005 New Year’s Revolution
Mickie James Trish Stratus 4/2/2006 WrestleMania 22
Lita (3) Mickie James 8/14/2006 Raw
Trish Stratus (7) Lita 9/17/2006 Unforgiven[18]
Lita (4) Mickie James 11/5/2006 Cyber Sunday[19]
Mickie James (2) Lita 11/26/2006 Survivor Series
Melina Mickie James 2/19/2007 Raw
Mickie James (3) Melina 4/24/2007 Paris, France[20]
Melina (2) Mickie James 4/24/2007 Paris, France
Candice Melina 6/24/2007 Vengeance
Beth Phoenix Candice 10/7/2007 No Mercy
Mickie James (4) Beth Phoenix 4/14/2008 Raw
Beth Phoenix (2) Mickie James 8/17/2008 SummerSlam[21]
Melina (3) Beth Phoenix 1/25/2009 Royal Rumble
Michelle McCool Melina 6/28/2009 The Bash

[1]: This is a tournament final.
[2]: Moolah wrestled as Spider Lady and unmasked after the victory.
[3]: The title became completely inactive in 1990.
[4]: This was a tournament final.
[5]: Blayze (Madusa Miceli) threw the title belt in the trash upon arrival in WCW, leaving the title once again vacant.
[6]: This was to fill the vacant title.
[7]: Though Debra had her clothes stripped off first in this evening gown match, she was still declared the winner by WWF commissioner Shawn Michaels.
[8]: This was a four-way evening gown match held in a pool that also included Jacquelyn and B.B and had the Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young as special guest referees.
[9]: Harvey Wippleman dressed up as a woman and called himself Hervina in order to obtain the title.
[10]: This was a four-corners match which also included Jacqueline and Trish Stratus.
[11]: The title became vacant when Chyna left the WWF because of a contract dispute.
[12]: This was a six-pack challenge match which also included Lita, Jacqueline, Mighty Molly, Ivory and Jazz.
[13]: This was a tag team match with Trish Stratus and Bubba Ray Dudley taking on Jazz and Steven Richards.
[14]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Jazz.
[15]: This was a seven-woman battle royal which also included Trish Stratus, Ivory, Jacqueline, Victoria and Molly Holly.
[16]: This was a fatal-four way match also including Lita and Jazz.
[17]: This was a fatal-four way match also involving Lita and Gail Kim.
[18]: Trish Stratus retired as WWE Womens Champion on the same night she won the belt. Because of her retirement, the title became vacant.
[19]: This was a tournament final.
[20]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Victoria.
[21]: Phoenix teamed up with Santino Marella to take on Womens champion Mickie James and Intercontinental champion Kofi Kingston in a “Winner Takes All” match.

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