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Champion history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Defences: Days Held:
Chris Jericho 1 December 9, 2001 San Diego, CA Jericho won a four man one night tournament consisting of himself, The Rock, Steve Austin and Kurt Angle to unify the World Championship, with the WWF Championship at Vengeance. Austin defeated Angle to advance to the finals while Jericho defeated The Rock and subsequently defeated Austin in the finals. 19 98
After being unified with the World Heavyweight Championship the title was renamed the unified title was named the WWF Undisputed Championship.
Triple H 1 March 17, 2002 Toronto, ON Won title at WrestleMania X8 and was the last WWF Champion before the brand extension was established. 2 35
Hulk Hogan 1 April 21, 2002 Kansas City, MO Hogan won the title at Backlash. 3 28
Renamed the WWE Undisputed Championship on May 5, 2002.
The Undertaker 1 May 19, 2002 Nashville, TN Won title at Judgment Day. 6 63
The Rock 1 July 21, 2002 Detroit, MI Pinned Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat match at Vengeance that also involved The Undertaker. Marks his record setting seventh reign. 2 35
Brock Lesnar 1 August 25, 2002 Uniondale, NY Won title at Summerslam. The title was renamed the WWE Championship on September 3, 2002 in Uncasville, CT after Lesnar becomes a SmackDown!-exclusive superstar and Eric Bischoff created the World Heavyweight Championship and awarded it to Triple H. 3 84
The Big Show 1 November 17, 2002 New York, NY Won title at Survivor Series. 1 28
Kurt Angle 1 December 15, 2002 Sunrise, FL Won title at Armageddon. 2 105
Brock Lesnar 2 March 30, 2003 Seattle, WA Won title at WrestleMania XIX. 3 119
Kurt Angle 2 July 27, 2003 Denver, CO Pinned Lesnar in a Triple Threat match at Vengeance that also involved The Big Show. 2 51
Brock Lesnar 3 September 16, 2003 Raleigh, NC This was a 60-minute Iron Man match that happened on Smackdown. 5 152
Eddie Guerrero 1 February 15, 2004 San Francisco, CA Won title at No Way Out. 5 133
John "Bradshaw" Layfield 1 June 27, 2004 Norfolk, VA This was a Texas Bullrope match that occurred at the Great American Bash. 9 280
John Cena 1 April 3, 2005 Los Angeles, CA Won title at WrestleMania 21, the title became RAW-exclusive on June 6, 2005 in St. Louis, MO when Cena moves to RAW as the first pick in the 2005 Draft Lottery. 11 280

List of reign lengths

As of August 19, 2019.
Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
John "Bradshaw" Layfield 280 June 27, 2004 April 3, 2005
John Cena 280 April 3, 2005 January 8, 2006
Brock Lesnar (3) 152 September 16, 2003 February 15, 2004
Eddie Guerrero 133 February 15, 2004 June 27, 2004
Brock Lesnar (2) 119 March 30, 2003 July 27, 2003
Kurt Angle 109 December 15, 2002 March 30, 2003
Chris Jericho 98 December 9, 2001 March 17, 2002
Brock Lesnar 84 August 25, 2002 November 17, 2002
The Undertaker 63 May 19, 2002 July 21, 2002
Kurt Angle (2) 51 July 27, 2003 September 16, 2003
Triple H 35 March 17, 2002 April 21, 2002
The Rock 35 July 21, 2002 August 25, 2002
Hulk Hogan 28 April 21, 2002 May 19, 2002
Big Show 28 November 17, 2002 December 15, 2002
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