List of WCW World Heavyweight Champions

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Three-time champion Diamond Dallas Page holding the Big Gold Belt, which represented the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 1991 and 1994–2001

This is a chronological list of wrestlers that have held the WCW World Heavyweight Championship by ring name. The WCW World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship, and its lineage began when Ted Turner purchased Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), which used the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) alliance name. Turner's organization was renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and split from the NWA in 1991.[1]

The WCW World Heavyweight Championship is the original world title of WCW, and it remained as such until March 2001, when WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE) and the championship was defended as the "WCW Championship" as part of the Invasion storyline, with the "WCW" initials being dropped from the title's name in November 2001. In December 2001, the renamed "World Championship" was unified with the WWF Championship to create the "Undisputed WWF Championship".

The championship was generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. There have been a total of 22 recognized champions who have had a combined 61 official reigns, with Ric Flair holding the most at seven (although the actual total is eight, but WWE does not recognize the title being vacated after the 1994 Spring Stampede match, although WCW did recognize this). Flair was also, at 51, the oldest champion when he won it in May 2000, while The Giant was the youngest when he won it in October 1995 at the age of 23. The longest reigning champion was Hulk Hogan, who held the title for 469 days, which is the only reign to exceed one year (365 days). The shortest reigning champion was Chris Jericho, who held the title for approximately 13 and a half minutes, since he unified with the title with the WWF Championship at Vengeance.

Title history

Names

Name[2] Years[2]
WCW World Heavyweight Championship January 11, 1991 – March 26, 2001
WCW Championship June 24, 2001 – November 18, 2001
World Championship November 19, 2001 – December 9, 2001
WCW World Championship As listed on WWE.com

Reigns

Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
Indicates the title change is not recognized by WWE
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Ric Flair 1 January 11, 1991 171 East Rutherford, NJ House show Defeated Sting for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. WCW began recognizing Flair as WCW World Heavyweight Champion while still using the NWA belt.
WWE recognizes this reign as an NWA world title reign (and not a WCW one).
[3][4]
Vacated July 1, 1991 Ric Flair left for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and was stripped of the title. When Flair left, he took the Big Gold Belt, which represented the NWA and WCW world titles, with him. [3][4]
2 Lex Luger 1 July 14, 1991 230 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash Luger was originally the number one contender to face Ric Flair, but after Flair left WCW for the WWF and the title declared vacant, Barry Windham was named the number two contender. Luger defeated Windham in a steel cage match for the vacant title. A new WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt was created and awarded to Luger. [3][4]
3 Sting 1 February 29, 1992 134 Milwaukee, WI SuperBrawl II [5][6][3][4]
4 Big Van Vader 1 July 12, 1992 21 Albany, GA The Great American Bash [7][8][3][4]
5 Ron Simmons 1 August 2, 1992 150 Baltimore, MD House show Due to injury, Sting was unable to have a rematch with Vader, so a raffle was done to take Sting's place as the number one contender. Ron Simmons won the raffle and with this win, WWE recognizes him as the first African-American to win a professional wrestling world championship.
Aired on Main Event via tape delay on August 16, 1992.
[9][3][4][10]
6 Big Van Vader 2 December 30, 1992 71 Baltimore, MD House show [2][11][3][4]
7 Sting 2 March 11, 1993 6 London, England House show [2][12][3][4]
8 Big Van Vader 3 March 17, 1993 285 Dublin, Ireland House show During this reign in September 1993, WCW conclusively left the NWA and created a fictitious subsidiary called "WCW International". Ric Flair had won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (again represented by the Big Gold Belt) and came back to WCW where he was recognized as the inaugural WCW International World Heavyweight Champion. [2][13][3][4]
9 Ric Flair 2 December 27, 1993 202
(111)
Charlotte, NC Starrcade: 10th Anniversary This was a title vs. career match. [14][15][4][3][4]
Vacated April 17, 1994 Chicago, IL Spring Stampede A title match between Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat ended in a double pin, which resulted in the title being vacated.
This vacancy was recognized by WCW, but is not recognized by WWE.
[3][4]
Ric Flair 3 April 21, 1994 87 Atlanta, GA Saturday Night Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat in a rematch for the vacant title.
Aired on tape delay on May 14, 1994.
WCW recognized this reign, however, WWE recognizes Flair's second and third reigns as being uninterrupted, and considers this a continuation of the second.
On June 23, 1994 at Clash of the Champions XXVII, Flair defeated Sting to unify the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship (represented by the Big Gold Belt) with the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. The International championship was retired while the WCW World Heavyweight Championship continued and was again represented by the Big Gold Belt.
[3][4]
10 Hulk Hogan 1 July 17, 1994 469 Orlando, FL Bash at the Beach [16][17][3][4]
11 The Giant 1 October 29, 1995 8 Detroit, MI Halloween Havoc This was a match where the title could change hands via disqualification due to a contract clause. The Giant was declared winner by disqualification after Hulk Hogan's manager, Jimmy Hart, interfered, followed by attacks on Hogan from members of The Dungeon of Doom. [18][3][4]
Vacated November 6, 1995 Jacksonville, FL Nitro The Giant was stripped of the title due to the controversial finish of the Halloween Havoc match. [18][3][4]
12 Randy Savage 1 November 26, 1995 31 Norfolk, VA World War 3 This was the first-ever World War 3 match. Savage last eliminated One Man Gang to win the vacant title. [19][20][3][4]
13 Ric Flair 3(4) December 27, 1995 26 Nashville, TN Starrcade: World Cup of Wrestling [21][22][3][4]
14 Randy Savage 2 January 22, 1996 20 Las Vegas, NV Nitro [23][3][4]
15 Ric Flair 4(5) February 11, 1996 71 St. Petersburg, FL SuperBrawl VI This was a steel cage match. [24][25][3][4]
16 The Giant 2 April 22, 1996 110 Albany, GA Nitro Aired on tape delay on April 29, 1996. [26][3][4]
17 Hollywood Hulk Hogan 2 August 10, 1996 359 Sturgis, SD Hog Wild After the match, Hogan spray-painted the New World Order (nWo) initials on the belt. It was often announced as the nWo/WCW World Heavyweight Championship during title defenses, though never officially renamed, while nWo members only referred to it as the nWo World Heavyweight Championship. [27][28][3][4]
18 Lex Luger 2 August 4, 1997 5 Auburn Hills, MI Nitro [29][3][4]
19 Hollywood Hulk Hogan 3 August 9, 1997 141 Sturgis, SD Road Wild [30][31][3][4]
20 Sting 3 December 28, 1997 11 Washington, D.C. Starrcade Hogan first pinned Sting, but guest referee Bret Hart accused the first referee, Nick Patrick, of making a fast count and restarted the match. Sting then won by submission. [32][33][34][3][4]
Vacated January 8, 1998 Daytona Beach, FL Thunder Sting was stripped of the title due to the controversy over the finish of the Starrcade match. [35][3][4]
21 Sting 4 February 22, 1998 56 Daly City, CA SuperBrawl VIII Defeated Hollywood Hulk Hogan in a rematch for the vacant title. [35][3][4]
22 Randy Savage 3 April 19, 1998 1 Denver, CO Spring Stampede This was a no disqualification match. [36][37][3][4]
23 Hollywood Hulk Hogan 4 April 20, 1998 77 Colorado Springs, CO Nitro [38][3][4]
24 Goldberg 1 July 6, 1998 174 Atlanta, GA Nitro [39][3][4]
25 Kevin Nash 1 December 27, 1998 8 Washington, D.C. Starrcade [40][41][3][4]
26 Hollywood Hulk Hogan 5 January 4, 1999 69 Atlanta, GA Nitro This was The Fingerpoke of Doom.. [42][3][4]
27 Ric Flair 5(6) March 14, 1999 28 Louisville, KY Uncensored This was a First Blood barbed wire steel cage match. [43][44][3][4]
28 Diamond Dallas Page 1 April 11, 1999 15 Tacoma, WA Spring Stampede This was a four corners match, also involving Sting and Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Randy Savage was the special guest referee. [45][46][3][4]
29 Sting 5 April 26, 1999 <1 Fargo, ND Nitro WWE.com mistakenly lists Sting's reign as lasting from April 26, 1999 to April 29, 1999, despite this and the following match's descriptions stating that this reign began and ended on the same night. [47][3]
30 Diamond Dallas Page 2 13 This was a four corners match, also involving Kevin Nash and Goldberg.
WWE recognizes DDP's reign as lasting 14 days.
[48][3]
31 Kevin Nash 2 May 9, 1999 63 St. Louis, MO Slamboree [49][50][3][4]
32 Randy Savage 4 July 11, 1999 1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bash at the Beach This was a tag team match with Savage and Sid Vicious facing Kevin Nash and Sting where if someone pinned Nash or made him submit, that person would become champion. Savage pinned Nash to win the title. [51][3][4]
33 Hollywood Hulk Hogan 6 July 12, 1999 62 Jacksonville, FL Nitro Hollywood Hogan reverted to his Hulkamania character midway through this reign. [52][3][4]
34 Sting 6 September 12, 1999 43 Winston-Salem, NC Fall Brawl [53][54][3][4]
Vacated October 25, 1999 Phoenix, AZ Nitro Sting was stripped of the title after losing an unsanctioned match against Goldberg and attacked referee Charles Robinson at Halloween Havoc. [55][3][4]
35 Bret Hart 1 November 21, 1999 29 Toronto, Ontario Mayhem Defeated Chris Benoit in a tournament final for the vacant title. [56][57][58][3][4]
Vacated December 20, 1999 Baltimore, MD Nitro Bret Hart vacated the title due to the controversial end to a match with Goldberg at Starrcade. [59][3][4]
36 Bret Hart 2 December 20, 1999 27 Baltimore, MD Nitro Defeated Goldberg in a rematch for the vacant title. [59][3][4]
Vacated January 16, 2000 Cincinnati, OH Souled Out Bret Hart vacated the title due to a legitimate injury that eventually forced him to retire nine months later. [60][3][4]
37 Chris Benoit 1 January 16, 2000 1 Cincinnati, OH Souled Out Defeated Sid Vicious for the vacant title. The following day, after a dispute with management, he left WCW for the WWF. The company withdrew recognition of Benoit's reign, which was not listed in the title lineage at WCW.com. However, WWE (who assumed the title upon purchasing WCW in March 2001) recognizes Benoit's reign at WWE.com. [61][4][3]
Vacated January 17, 2000 Columbus, OH Nitro In storyline, Chris Benoit was stripped of the title because he won the match although Sid Vicious' foot was under the rope during the submission. In reality, Benoit forfeited the title and left for the WWF after dispute with management. [61][62][3][4]
38 Sid Vicious 1 January 24, 2000 1 Los Angeles, CA Nitro Defeated The Harris Brothers for the right to face Kevin Nash. Sid then defeated Nash for the vacant title.
WWE recognizes Sid's reign as lasting 2 days, ending on January 26, 2000, when the following episode aired on tape delay.
[63][3][4]
Vacated January 25, 2000 Las Vegas, NV Thunder Sid Vicious was stripped of the title by Commissioner Kevin Nash due to Sid pinning the wrong Harris Brother.
Aired on tape delay on January 26, 2000.
[2][3][4]
Kevin Nash 3 January 25, 2000 <1 Las Vegas, NV Thunder As Commissioner, Nash awarded himself the title.
Aired on tape delay on January 26, 2000.
This was not recognized by WCW nor is it recognized by WWE, but WWE considers Nash a five-time champion.
[2][4][3][64][3][4]
39 Sid Vicious 2 January 25, 2000 76 Las Vegas, NV Thunder This was a triangle steel cage match, also involving Kevin Nash and Ron Harris. Sid made Nash submit to win the vacant title.
WWE recognizes Sid's reign as lasting 75 days, beginning on January 26, 2000, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[65][3][4]
Vacated April 10, 2000 Denver, CO Nitro All WCW titles were declared vacant by Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff after WCW was rebooted. [66][3][4]
40 Jeff Jarrett 1 April 16, 2000 8 Chicago, IL Spring Stampede Defeated Diamond Dallas Page in tournament final for the vacant title. [66][3][4]
41 Diamond Dallas Page 3 April 24, 2000 1 Rochester, NY Nitro This was a steel cage match. [3][4]
42 David Arquette 1 April 25, 2000 12 Syracuse, NY Thunder This was a tag team match with Arquette and Diamond Dallas Page facing Eric Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett where whoever scored the decisive fall would be declared champion. Arquette pinned Bischoff to win DDP's title.
Aired on tape delay on April 26, 2000.
[67][3][4]
43 Jeff Jarrett 2 May 7, 2000 8 Kansas City, MO Slamboree This was a Triple Cage match, also involving Diamond Dallas Page. [68][3][4]
44 Ric Flair 6(7) May 15, 2000 7 Biloxi, MS Nitro Despite being listed as Flair's sixth reign on WWE.com, the match description says that this was Flair's seventh reign. [69][3][4]
Vacated May 22, 2000 Grand Rapids, MI Nitro Vince Russo stripped Ric Flair of the title. [70][3][4]
45 Jeff Jarrett 3 May 22, 2000 1 Grand Rapids, MI Nitro Vince Russo awarded the vacant title to Jarrett, however, Kevin Nash stole the title. Nash was then forced to face Jarrett in a No Holds Barred match, which Jarrett won.
WWE recognizes Jarrett's reign as lasting 2 days, ending on May 24, 2000, when the following episode aired on tape delay.
[71][3][4]
46 Kevin Nash 3(4) May 23, 2000 6 Saginaw, MI Thunder This was a triangle match, also involving Scott Steiner.
WWE recognizes Nash's reign as lasting 5 days, beginning on May 24, 2000, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[72][3][4]
47 Ric Flair 7(8) May 29, 2000 <1 Salt Lake City, UT Nitro Kevin Nash gave the title to Flair. [72][3][4]
48 Jeff Jarrett 4 41 [73][3][4]
49 Booker T 1 July 9, 2000 50 Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach Earlier that night, Hollywood Hulk Hogan faced Jeff Jarrett for the title in a controversial match that ended in a shoot. In reality, Vince Russo wanted Hogan to lose to Jarrett, who would then lose to Booker T. Hogan, however, refused to job to Jarrett, so Russo told Jarrett to just lay down and let Hogan win. Jarrett laid down and Russo threw the belt in the ring at a confused Hogan, telling Hogan to take the belt. After Hogan pinned Jarrett and was declared new champion, he called out Russo for his poor booking decisions before walking out of WCW. Russo reversed the decision, declaring that Jarrett was still champion, who then lost the title to Booker T in an impromptu match. [74][3][4]
50 Kevin Nash 4(5) August 28, 2000 20 Las Cruces, NM Nitro Although listed as Nash's fourth and final reign on WWE.com, the match description says that this was his fifth reign. [64][3]
51 Booker T 2 September 17, 2000 8 Buffalo, NY Fall Brawl This was a Caged Heat match. [75][76][3]
52 Vince Russo 1 September 25, 2000 7 Uniondale, NY Nitro This was a steel cage match. [77][3]
Vacated October 2, 2000 Daly City, CA Nitro Vince Russo decided he was not a wrestler and he did not want the title. [77][3]
53 Booker T 3 October 2, 2000 55 Daly City, CA Nitro Defeated Jeff Jarrett in a San Francisco 49ers match for the vacant title. [78][3]
54 Scott Steiner 1 November 26, 2000 120 Milwaukee, WI Mayhem This was a straitjacket steel cage match. [79][80][3]
55 Booker T 4 March 26, 2001 120 Panama City Beach, FL Nitro This was the final episode of Nitro as WCW was purchased by the WWF on March 23, 2001. The title was then defended on WWF programming where it was referred to as the WCW Championship. [81][3]
56 Kurt Angle 1 July 24, 2001 6 Pittsburgh, PA SmackDown! Aired on tape delay on July 26, 2001. [82][3]
57 Booker T 5 July 30, 2001 20 Philadelphia, PA Raw Is War [83][3]
58 The Rock 1 August 19, 2001 63 San Jose, CA SummerSlam [84][85][3]
59 Chris Jericho 1 October 21, 2001 15 St. Louis, MO No Mercy [86][87][3]
60 The Rock 2 November 5, 2001 34 Uniondale, NY Raw The title was referred to as the World Championship on November 19, 2001 after the demise of The Alliance. [88][3]
61 Chris Jericho 2 December 9, 2001 <1 San Diego, CA Vengeance [89][3]
Unified December 9, 2001 San Diego, CA Vengeance After defeating The Rock for the World Championship, Chris Jericho defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin to unify the World Championship with the WWF Championship. The World Championship was retired and the WWF Championship became the Undisputed WWF Championship. [89][3]

Combined reigns

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days Combined days
recognized by WWE
1 Hulk Hogan/Hollywood Hogan 6 1,177
2 Ric Flair 8[a] 501 505
3 Big Van Vader 3 377
4 Booker T 5 253
5 Sting 6 250
6 Lex Luger 2 235
7 Goldberg 1 174
8 Ron Simmons 1 150
9 Scott Steiner 1 120
10 The Giant 2 118
11 Kevin Nash 5[b] 97 96
The Rock 2 97
13 Sid Vicious 2 77
14 Jeff Jarrett 4 58 59
15 Bret Hart 2 56
16 Randy Savage 4 53
17 Diamond Dallas Page 3 29 30
18 Chris Jericho 2 15
19 David Arquette 1 12
20 Vince Russo 1 7
21 Kurt Angle 1 6
22 Chris Benoit 1 1

Notes

  1. ^ In WCW, Ric Flair was recognized as an eight-time champion, however, WWE does not recognize Flair's third reign, and thus only recognizes him as a seven-time champion.
  2. ^ Kevin Nash's third reign was not recognized by WCW, nor is it recognized by WWE, however, WWE recognizes Nash as a five-time champion

See also

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External links

  • Official WCW World Heavyweight Championship History
  • Wrestling-Titles.com: WCW World Heavyweight Title History
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