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WCW World Heavyweight Champions Edit

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.

Title History Edit

List of Reigns Edit

Wrestler Reign Date won Days held Location Event Notes
Ric Flair 1 January 11, 1991 171 East Rutherford, NJ NWA World Championship Wrestling Defeated Sting for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. WCW began recognizing Flair as WCW World Heavyweight Champion while still using the NWA belt.
Big Van Vader 1 July 14, 1991 230 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash
Sting 1 February 29, 1992 134 Milwaukee, WI SuperBrawl II
Vacated August 16, 1992 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash Vacated due to injury, Sting was unable to defend the championship against Vader
Ron Simmons 1 August 16, 1992 185 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash A raffle was done to take Sting's place as the number one contender, Ron Simmons won the raffle and defeated Vader for the vacated title
Big Van Vader 2 December 30, 1992 362 Baltimore, MD Main Event
Ric Flair 2 December 27, 1993 202 Charlotte, NC Starrcade This was a title vs. career match.
Rick Rude 1 July 17, 1994 178 Orlando, FL Bash at the Beach
Ric Flair 3 January 22, 1995 174 Chicago, IL Souled Out
Hulk Hogan 1 July 16, 1995 175 Huntington Beach, California Bash at the Beach
Vacated November 6, 1995 Jacksonville, FL Nitro 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. The Giant was stripped of the title due to the controversial finish of the Halloween Havoc match, WCW did not recognize the title change.
Randy Savage 1 November 26, 1995 148 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.
The Giant 1 April 22, 1996 110 Albany, GA Nitro
Hollywood Hulk Hogan 2 August 10, 1996 359 Sturgis, SD New Blood Rising After the match, Hogan spray-painted the New World Order (nWo) initials on the belt. nWo members only referred to it as the nWo World Heavyweight Championship.
The Undertaker 1 August 4, 1997 146 Auburn Hills, Michigan Nitro
Sting 2 December 28, 1997 140 Washington, D.C. Starrcade
Hollywood Hulk Hogan 3 May 17, 1998 56 Worcester, Massachusetts Slamboree
Bret Hart 1 July 12, 1998 113 San Diego, California Bash at the Beach Also, the nWo were forced to disband following Hogan's lose, however if Hart lost he must leave WCW
Stone Cold Steve Austin 1 November 22, 1998 140 Auburn Hills, Michigan World War 3
Diamond Dallas Page 1 April 11, 1999 125 Tacoma, WA Spring Stampede This was a fatal four-way match, also involving Jeff Jarrett and Hulk Hogan.
Cactus Jack 1 August 14, 1999 99 Sioux Falls, South Dakota New Blood Rising
Bret Hart 2 November 21, 1999 56 Toronto, Ontario World War 3
Chris Benoit 1 January 16, 2000 112 Cincinnati, OH Souled Out
Diamond Dallas Page 2 May 7, 2000 63 Kansas City, MO Slamboree
Triple H 1 July 9, 2000 140 Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach
Diamond Dallas Page 3 November 26, 2000 120 Milwaukee, WI World War 3 This was a steel cage match.
Stone Cold Steve Austin 2 March 26, 2001 Panama City Beach, FL Nitro  
Chris Jericho 1 August 19, 2001 New Blood Rising
Triple H 2 April 21, 2002 Spring Stampede
The Undertaker 2 August 25, 2002 New Blood Rising
Jeff Jarrett 1 December 15, 2002 Starrcade
A.J. Styles 1 March 30, 2003 Uncensored
Christopher Daniels 1 October 22, 2003 Halloween Havoc
Abyss 1 May 19, 2004 Slamboree
CM Punk 1 June 19, 2005 The Great American Bash
Christian Cage 1 February 12, 2006 SuperBrawl 
Edge 1 September 24, 2006 Fall Brawl
Christian Cage 2 January 14, 2007 Souled Out
Kurt Angle 1 June 17, 2007 Nashville, Tennessee The Great American Bash
Samoa Joe 1 April 13, 2008 Lowell, Massachusetts Spring Stampede
Sting 3 October 12, 2008 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Halloween Havoc
Bryan Danielson 2 April 19, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Spring Stampede
A.J. Styles 2 September 20, 2009 Fall Brawl
Ricochet 1 April 19, 2010 Orlando, Florida Nitro
Vacated August 10, 2010 Orlando, Florida Nitro The title was vacated due to Ricochet suffering a storyline injury.
Desmond Wolfe 1 October 10, 2010 126 Daytona Beach, Florida Halloween Havoc Defeated Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle in a three-way tournament final to win the vacant title.
Jay Lethal 1 February 13, 2011 119 Orlando, Florida SuperBrawl
Roderick Strong 1 June 12, 2011 91 Cincinnati, Ohio The Great American Bash
James Storm 1 September 11, 2011 53 Orlando, Florida Fall Brawl
Bobby Roode 1 November 3, 2011 285 Orlando, Florida Nitro
James Storm 2 October 14, 2012 182 Phoenix, Arizona Halloween Havoc This was a street fight match.
Austin Aries 1 April 14, 2013 183 San Antonio, Texas Spring Stampede
Kevin Steen 3 October 14, 2013 195 San Diego, California Halloween Havoc
Matt Morgan 1 April 27, 2014 144 Miami, Florida Sacrifice Morgan invoked his Race for the Case title opportunity to challenge End for the championship and win the title.
Jon Moxley 1 September 18, 2014 280 Orlando, Florida Nitro Kurt Angle was the special guest referee.
Tyler Black 1 June 25, 2015 101 Chicago, Illions Slammiversary This was a King of the Mountain match, also involving A.J. Styles, Brian Cage and Matt Hardy
Zack Sabre Jr. 1 October 4, 2015 163 Concord, North Carolina Bound for Glory Jeff Jarrett was the special guest referee.
Adam Cole 1 March 15, 2016 208 Orlando, Florida Nitro Cole invoked his Race for the Cash title opportunity to challenge Sabre for the championship.
Eddie Edwards 1 October 9, 2016  138+ Brooklyn, New York Bound for Glory

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