World Heavyweight Title

ChampionDateLocationEvent
Triple H09/02/02Milwaukee, WIRAW
* * * NOTES: Awarded by Eric Bischoff.
Shawn Michaels11/17/02New York City, NYSurvivor Series
* * * NOTES: Shawn Michaels won an Elimination Chamber match.
Triple H12/15/02Ft Lauderdale, FLArmageddon
* * * NOTES: Triple H beat Shawn Michaels in a Three match Series.
Bill Goldberg09/21/03Hershey, PAUnforgiven
* * * NOTES: This was a “Title Vs. Career” match.
Triple H12/14/03Orlando FLArmageddon
* * * NOTES: Triple H defeated Goldberg & Kane in a 3-WAY.
Chris Benoit03/15/04New York City, NYWrestleMania 20
* * * NOTES: Chris Benoit defeated Triple H & Shawn Michaels in a 3-WAY.
Randy Orton08/15/04Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSummerSlam
* * * NOTES: Randy Orton becomes the youngest World Champion ever.
Triple H09/12/04Portland, ORUnforgiven
* * * NOTES: World Heavyweight title held on on November 29, 2004.
Triple H01/09/05San Juan, Puerto RicoNew Years Revolution
* * * NOTES: Triple H won an Elimination Chamber match.
Batista04/02/05Los Angeles, CAWrestleMania 21
* * * NOTES: World Heavyweight Champion Batista was drafted to SmackDown!
* * * NOTES: Batista surrendered the World Heavyweight title due to injury.
Kurt Angle01/13/06Philadelphia, PASmackDown
* * * NOTES: Kurt Angle won a Battle Royal for the vacant World title.
Rey Mysterio04/02/06Chicago, ILWrestleMania 22
* * * NOTES: Rey Mysterio defeated Kurt Angle & Randy Orton in a 3-WAY.
King Booker07/23/06Indianapolis, INGreat American Bash
Batista11/26/06Philadelphia, PASurvivor Series
The Undertaker04/01/07Detroit, MIWrestleMania 23
Edge11/05/07Pittsburgh, PASmackDown
* * * NOTES: Edge cashed in the Money in the Bank Title Shot.
* * * NOTES: Edge surrendered the World Heavyweight title due to injury.
The Great Khali07/20/07Laredo, TXSmackDown
* * * NOTES: The Great Khali won a Battle Royal for the vacant World title.
Batista09/16/07Memphis, TNUnforgiven
* * * NOTES: Batista defeated The Great Khali & Rey Mysterio in a 3-WAY.
Edge12/16/07Pittsburgh, PAArmageddon
* * * NOTES: Edge defeated Batista & The Undertaker in a 3-WAY.
The Undertaker03/30/08Orlando, FLWrestleMania 24
* * * NOTES: Stripped by Vickie Guerrero for using the illegal choke-hold
* * * NOTES: The rematch at “Judgment Day” ended with the Undertaker winning the title back by Countout, but Vickie Guerrero declared he couldn’t win the title on a Countout
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Edge06/01/08San Diego, CAOne Night Stand
* * * NOTES: Edge defeated The Undertaker in a TLC match for the vacant title.
C.M. Punk06/30/08Oklahoma City, OKRAW
* * * NOTES: C.M. Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract!
* * * NOTES: World Heavyweight title becomes exclusive property of RAW.
Chris Jericho09/07/08Cleveland, OHUnforgiven
* * * NOTES: Chris Jericho (last minute sub for C.M. Punk) won a Championship Scramble match involving Batista and Rey Mysterio and John Bradshaw Layfield and Kane to win the World Heavyweight title.
Batista10/26/08Phoenix, AZCyber Sunday
* * * NOTES: Stone Cold Steve Austin was the referee.
Chris Jericho11/03/08Tampa, FLRAW
* * * NOTES: Chris Jericho defeated Batista in a Steel Cage match.
John Cena11/23/08Boston, MASurvivor Series
Edge02/15/09Seattle, WANo Way Out
* * * NOTES: Edge lost the WWE championship earlier that night in an Elimination Chamber. Edge attacked Kofi Kingston and took his spot in the second Chamber match. Edge defeated John Cena and Chris Jericho and Rey Mysterio and Kane and Mike Knox in an Elimination Chamber to win the World Heavyweight title!
John Cena04/05/09Houston, TXWrestleMania 25
* * * NOTES: John Cena beat Edge (c) and The Big Show in a triple threat match.
Edge04/26/09Providence, RIBacklash
* * * NOTES: Edge defeated John Cena in a Last Man Standing match with help from the Big Show to win the World Heavyweight title!
Jeff Hardy06/07/09New Orleans, LAExtreme Rules
* * * NOTES: Jeff Hardy defeated Edge in a grueling Ladder match to win the World Heavyweight title.
C.M. Punk06/07/09New Orleans, LAExtreme Rules
* * * NOTES: C.M. Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank, bashed Jeff Hardy with two Go-To-Sleeps and pinned him to capture the World Heavyweight title!
Jeff Hardy07/26/09Philadelphia, PANight of Champions
C.M. Punk08/23/09Los Angeles, CASummerSlam
* * * NOTES: C.M. Punk defeated Jeff Hardy in a TLC match to win the World title!
The Undertaker10/04/09Newark, NJHell in a Cell
* * * NOTES: The Undertaker defeated C.M. Punk in a Hell in a Cell match to win the World Heavyweight title!
Chris Jericho02/21/10St. Louis, MOElimination Chamber
* * * NOTES: Chris Jericho defeated The Undertaker (c) and C.M. Punk and Rey Mysterio and John Morrison and R-Truth in an Elimination Chamber match to win the World Heavyweight title! (with help from Shawn Michaels).
Jack Swagger04/02/10Las Vegas, NVSmackDown
* * * NOTES: Jack Swagger cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated Chris Jericho to capture the World Heavyweight title!
Rey Mysterio06/10/10Long Island, NYFatal 4-WAY
* * * NOTES: Rey Mysterio defeated Jack Swagger (c) and The Big Show and C.M. Punk in a Fatal 4-WAY to win the World Heavyweight title!
Kane07/18/10Kansas City, MOMoney in the Bank
* * * NOTES: Kane won the Money in the Bank in the opening match, then went on to cash in the contract later that night after Rey had successfully defended his World title against Jack Swagger. Swagger destroyed Mysterio after the match, allowing Kane to walk down and cash in to win his second World Heavyweight title!
Edge12/19/10Houston, TXTables, Ladders, and Chairs
* * * NOTES: Edge defeated Kane (c) and Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio in a 4-WAY TLC match to win the World Heavyweight title.
Dolph Ziggler02/11/11Green Bay, WISmackDown
* * * NOTES: Edge actually won the match after using the spear, a move banned by special referee Vickie Guerrero. On the 2/14 episode of RAW, they announced that Dolph was the World Heavyweight champion because Edge used the illegal move.
Edge02/18/11San Diego, CASmackDown
* * * NOTES: Edge vacated the World Heavyweight title due to retirement.
Christian05/01/11Tampa, FLExtreme Rules
* * * NOTES: Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio in a Ladder match to win the vacant World Heavyweight title with help from Edge.
Randy Orton05/06/11Orlando, FLSmackDown
Christian07/17/11Chicago, ILMoney in the Bank
* * * NOTES: Christian won by DQ with a special stipulation where if Orton lost by DQ he would lose the title.
Randy Orton08/14/11Los Angeles, CASummerSlam
* * * NOTES: Randy Orton defeated Christian in a No Holds Barred match to win the World Heavyweight title.
Mark Henry09/18/11Buffalo, NYNight of Champions
The Big Show12/18/11Baltimore, MDTables, Ladders, and Chairs
* * * NOTES: The Big Show defeated Mark Henry (c) in a Chairs match to win the World Heavyweight title.
Daniel Bryan12/18/11Baltimore, MDTables, Ladders, and Chairs
* * * NOTES: Daniel Bryan cashed in his MITB contract on an already destroyed Big Show to capture the World Heavyweight championship!
Sheamus04/01/12Miami, FLWrestleMania 28
Big Show10/27/12Atlanta, GAHell in a Cell
Alberto Del Rio01/11/13Miami, FLSmackDown
Dolph Ziggler04/08/13East Rutherford, NJRAW
Alberto Del Rio06/16/13Chicago, ILPayback
John Cena10/27/13Miami, FLHell in a Cell
Randy Orton12/15/13Houston, TXTLC
* * * NOTES: WWE champion Randy Orton defeated WWE world heavyweight champion John Cena in a TLC title unification match. The title was officially renamed the WWE world heavyweight title and this championship belt was retired.

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