WCW World Heavyweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Ric Flair Sting 1/11/1991 East Rutherford, NJ[1]
Lex Luger Barry Windham 7/14/1991 Great American Bash[2]
Sting Lex Luger 2/29/1992 Superbrawl II
Big Van Vader Sting 7/12/1992 Great American Bash
Ron Simmons Big Van Vader 8/2/1992 Baltimore, MD
Big Van Vader (2) Ron Simmons 12/30/1992 Baltimore, MD
Sting (2) Big Van Vader 3/11/1993 London, England
Big Van Vader (3) Sting 3/17/1993 Dublin, Ireland
Ric Flair (2) Big Van Vader 12/27/1993 Starrcade
Hulk Hogan Ric Flair 7/17/1994 Bash at the Beach
The Giant Hulk Hogan 10/29/1995 Halloween Havoc[3]
Randy Savage 11/26/1995 World War III[4]
Ric Flair (3) Randy Savage 12/27/1995 Starrcade
Randy Savage (2) Ric Flair 1/22/1996 Monday Nitro
Ric Flair (4) Randy Savage 2/11/1996 Superbrawl VI
The Giant (2) Ric Flair 4/29/1996 Monday Nitro
Hulk Hogan (2) The Giant 8/10/1996 Hog Wild
Lex Luger (2) Hollywood Hogan 8/4/1997 Monday Nitro
Hollywood Hogan (3) Lex Luger 8/9/1997 Road Wild
Sting (3) Hollywood Hogan 12/28/1997 Starrcade
Randy Savage (3) Sting 4/19/1998 Spring Stampede
Hollywood Hogan (4) Randy Savage 4/20/1998 Monday Nitro
Bill Goldberg Hollywood Hogan 7/6/1998 Monday Nitro
Kevin Nash Bill Goldberg 12/27/1998 Starrcade
Hollywood Hogan (5) Kevin Nash 1/4/1999 Monday Nitro
Ric Flair (5) Hollywood Hogan 3/14/1999 UnCeNSoReD
Diamond Dallas Page Ric Flair 4/11/1999 Spring Stampede[5]
Sting (4) Diamond Dallas Page 4/26/1999 Monday Nitro
Diamond Dallas Page (2) Sting 4/26/1999 Monday Nitro[6]
Kevin Nash (2) Diamond Dallas Page 5/9/1999 Slamboree
Randy Savage (4) Kevin Nash 7/11/1999 Bash at the Beach[7]
Hollywood Hogan (6) Randy Savage 7/12/1999 Monday Nitro
Sting (5) Hulk Hogan 9/12/1999 Fall Brawl[8]
Bret Hart Chris Benoit 11/21/1999 Mayhem[9]
Chris Benoit Sid Vicious 1/16/2000 Souled Out[10]
Sid Vicious Kevin Nash 1/24/2000 Monday Nitro[11]
Jeff Jarrett Diamond Dallas Page 4/16/2000 Spring Stampede[12]
Diamond Dallas Page (3) Jeff Jarrett 4/24/2000 Monday Nitro
David Arquette Eric Bischoff 4/26/2000 Thunder[13]
Jeff Jarrett (2) Diamond Dallas Page 5/7/2000 Slamboree[14]
Ric Flair (6) Jeff Jarrett 5/15/2000 Monday Nitro
Jeff Jarrett (3) 5/22/2000 Monday Nitro[15]
Kevin Nash (3) Jeff Jarrett 5/24/2000 Thunder[16]
Ric Flair (7) 5/29/2000 Monday Nitro[17]
Jeff Jarrett (4) Ric Flair 5/29/2000 Monday Nitro
Booker T Jeff Jarrett 7/9/2000 Bash at the Beach
Kevin Nash (4) Booker T 8/28/2000 Monday Nitro
Booker T (2) Kevin Nash 9/17/2000 Fall Brawl
Vince Russo Booker T 9/25/2000 Monday Nitro[18]
Booker T (3) Jeff Jarrett 10/2/2000 Monday Nitro[19]
Scott Steiner Booker T 11/26/2000 Mayhem
Booker T (4) Scott Steiner 3/26/2001 Monday Nitro
WWE buys out WCW and the title becomes defended on WWE programming.
Kurt Angle Booker T 7/26/2001 Smackdown!
Booker T (5) Kurt Angle 7/30/2001 Raw is War
The Rock Booker T 8/19/2001 SummerSlam
Chris Jericho The Rock 10/21/2001 No Mercy
The Rock (2) Chris Jericho 11/5/2001 Raw is War
Chris Jericho (2) The Rock 12/9/2001 Vengeance[20]

[1]: This title reign was an extension of Flair’s final NWA title reign. In July 1991, Flair left WCW for WWE and took the Big Gold Belt with him. This left WCW in a bind and they had to make a new title belt and crown a new champion.
[2]: Luger and Windham faced off in a cage match to determine a new WCW world champion.
[3]: In a pre-match clause, Hogan could lose the title on a DQ. When Jimmy Hart interfered and cost Hogan the title, Giant became the WCW world champion. Due to the controversial finish, Giant was stripped of the belt on the 11/6/1995 Nitro.
[4]: Randy Savage won a 60-man battle royal to win the vacant WCW world title.
[5]: This was a fatal four-way match which also included Sting and Hollywood Hogan.
[6]: This was a fatal four-way match which also included Goldberg and Kevin Nash.
[7]: The WCW world title was being decided in a tag match with WCW world champion Kevin Nash & Sting taking on Randy Savage & Sid Vicious. Savage earned the pinfall and won the title.
[8]: After Sting lost a non-sanctioned match with Goldberg at Halloween Havoc, he was stripped of the title on the 10/26/1999 Nitro after beating up referee Charles Robinson at the PPV.
[9]: This was a tournament final. Hart would be forced to vacate the title at Souled Out.
[10]: Once Benoit won the title, he decided to leave WCW for WWE.
[11]: As Commissioner of WCW, Kevin Nash wrestled Sid Vicious for the vacant title and lost. All the titles would become vacant anyway on the 4/10/2000 Nitro when Bischoff and Russo took over WCW and decided it was time to reboot the company.
[12]: This was a tournament final.
[13]: The WCW world title was being decided in a tag match with WCW world champion Diamond Dallas Page & David Arquette taking on Jeff Jarrett & Eric Bischoff. Arquette pinned Bischoff and won the title.
[14]: This was a Triple Cage match which also included the WCW world champion David Arquette.
[15]: Vince Russo stripped Flair of the belt and awarded it back to Jarrett.
[16]: Nash won a triple-threat match which also included Scott Steiner.
[17]: Kevin Nash awarded the belt back to Ric Flair.
[18]: After Russo wins the title, he decides he’s not a wrestler and vacates the title.
[19]: In a crazy tag match, Jarrett and Booker defeated Sting and Scott Steiner to wrestle in a one-on-one title match to crown a new champion.
[20]: Chris Jericho defeated The Rock to win the title and as WWE world champion, the WCW and WWE titles become unified for the first time ever.

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

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