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Montel Vontavious Porter in 2007, in his first reign as WWE United States Champion.

The WWE United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for in and owned by the American promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It was originally known as the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship and began as a regional championship created by and defended in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling run by Jim Crockett, Jr.. Following the title's introduction in 1975, Harley Race became the inaugural champion on January 1. The title quickly replaced the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship as the top singles title in the promotion. While the National Wrestling Alliance recognized only one World Heavyweight Champion, there was no single and undisputed U.S. Champion as a number of NWA regional promotions recognized their own version of the title and champion. That all changed, however, in January 1981 when the NWA territory based out of San Francisco, the only other promotion that recognized its own U.S. Champion, went out of business. The title remained the primary championship within the Mid-Atlantic territory until 1986 when Crockett gained control of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The U.S. Title then became the secondary championship of the promotion. After Ted Turner bought the company and renamed it World Championship Wrestling in November 1988, the title continued to be used and recognized as secondary to the World Championship. In March 2001, the WWF bought the bankrupt promotions of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), which included all of its assets and titles.[1] Due to the new acquisitions, the WWF introduced a storyline called the "The Invasion," in which WCW and ECW alumni invaded the WWF and resulted in the WCW United States Championship becoming another championship for the WWF. In 2001 at Survivor Series, the United States and WWE Intercontinental Championships were unified. The United States Champion, Edge, defeated the Intercontinental Champion, Test, causing the United States Championship to become inactive while becoming the new Intercontinental Champion.[2]

In July 2003, the title was reactivated as the WWE United States Championship by SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon, and was commissioned to be a secondary championship to the SmackDown! brand. This was done shortly after the WWE Intercontinental Championship was recommissioned by the Raw brand, making the title its equal counterpart.[3] The title remained SmackDown property until June 23, 2008, when then champion, Matt Hardy, was drafted to the ECW brand as a part of the 2008 WWE Draft, in the process making the title ECW property.[4] At The Great American Bash, Shelton Benjamin, who was drafted to SmackDown from ECW, defeated Hardy for the title, making it SmackDown property once again.[5] On April 13, 2009, when reigning champion Montel Vontavious Porter was drafted from SmackDown to Raw during the 2009 WWE Draft, the title became property of the Raw brand.[6]

WWE United States Championship reigns are determined by professional wrestling matches, in which competitors are involved in scripted rivalries. These narratives create feuds between the various competitors, which cast them as villains and heroes. Some reigns were held by champions using a ring name, while others used their real name. The first champion was Harley Race, who won the championship in 1975, while as of March 2010 the current champion is The Miz, who is in his first reign. Overall, there have been 69 different champions. Chris Benoit, Ric Flair, Lex Luger, and Wahoo McDaniel are tied for having the most reigns at five each.

Contents

Title history

Names

Name[7][8] Years[7][8]
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) 1975 – 1981
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Undisputed) 1981 – 1991
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 1991 – 2001
WCW United States Championship 2001
WWE United States Championship 2003 – Present

Reigns

As of March 16, 2010.

indicates reigns and title changes not recognized by WWE.
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Harley Race 1 01975-01-01 January 1, 1975 183 Tallahassee, FL N/A Race was awarded the title with the explanation that he defeated Johnny Weaver in a tournament final.[7] [9]
2 Johnny Valentine 1 01975-07-03 July 3, 1975 93 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
- Vacated - 01975-10-04 October 4, 1975 0 N/A N/A Vacated when Valentine suffers a career-ending injury in a plane crash. [7]
3 Terry Funk 1 01975-11-09 November 9, 1975 18 Greensboro, NC Live event Defeated Paul Jones in a tournament final. [7]
4 Paul Jones 1 01975-11-27 November 27, 1975 107 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
5 Blackjack Mulligan 1 01976-03-13 March 13, 1976 217 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
6 Paul Jones 2 01976-10-16 October 16, 1976 43 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
- Blackjack Mulligan 1(2)† 01976-11-28 November 28, 1976 11 Greensboro, NC Live event Title change unrecognized by WWE. [7]
- Paul Jones 2(3)† 01976-12-09 December 9, 1976 6 Winston-Salem, NC Live event Title change unrecognized by WWE. [7]
7 Blackjack Mulligan 2(3)† 01976-12-15 December 15, 1976 204 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
8 Bobo Brazil 1 01977-07-07 July 7, 1977 22 Norfolk, VA Live event [9]
9 Ric Flair 1 01977-07-29 July 29, 1977 86 Norfolk, VA Live event [9]
10 Ricky Steamboat 1 01977-10-23 October 23, 1977 70 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
11 Blackjack Mulligan 3(4)† 01978-01-01 January 1, 1978 77 Greensboro, NC Live event [7][9]
12 Mr. Wrestling 1 01978-03-19 March 19, 1978 21 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
13 Ric Flair 2 01978-04-09 April 9, 1978 253 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
14 Ricky Steamboat 2 01978-12-18 December 18, 1978 104 Toronto, ON Live event [9]
15 Ric Flair 3 01979-04-01 April 1, 1979 133 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
- Vacated - 01979-08-12 August 12, 1979 0 N/A N/A Vacated when Flair wins the NWA World Tag Team Championship four days prior. [7]
16 Jimmy Snuka 1 01979-09-01 September 1, 1979 231 Charlotte, NC Live event Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a tournament final. [7]
17 Ric Flair 4 01980-04-19 April 19, 1980 98 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
- Greg Valentine 1 01980-07-26 July 26, 1980 121 Charlotte, NC Live event Title change unrecognized by WWE. [7]
- Ric Flair 4(5)† 01980-11-24 November 24, 1980 64 Greenville, SC Live event Title change unrecognized by WWE. [9]
18 Roddy Piper 1 01981-01-27 January 27, 1981 193 Raleigh, NC Live event The title becomes the undisputed NWA US Championship in January 1981 after the NWA San Francisco office, the last other promotion to recognize its own US Champion, closes. [9]
19 Wahoo McDaniel 1 01981-08-08 August 8, 1981 24 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
- Vacated - 01981-09 September 1981 0 N/A N/A Vacated when McDaniel is injured by Abdullah the Butcher. [10]
20 Sgt. Slaughter 1 01981-10-04 October 4, 1981 229 Charlotte, NC Live event Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a tournament final. [10]
21 Wahoo McDaniel 2 01982-05-21 May 21, 1982 17 Richmond, VA Live event [9]
22 Sgt. Slaughter 2 01982-06-07 June 7, 1982 76 Greenville, SC Live event Slaughter was awarded the title due to McDaniel being injured by Don Muraco and Roddy Piper. [11]
23 Wahoo McDaniel 3 01982-08-22 August 22, 1982 74 Charlotte, NC Live event [9]
24 Greg Valentine 1(2)† 01982-11-04 November 4, 1982 163 Norfolk, VA Live event [9]
25 Roddy Piper 2 01983-04-16 April 16, 1983 14 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
26 Greg Valentine 2(3)† 01983-04-30 April 30, 1983 228 Greensboro, NC Live event Valentine won via referee stoppage when Piper suffered a large cut over his left ear.[12] [9]
27 Dick Slater 1 01983-12-14 December 14, 1983 129 Shelby, NC Live event [9]
28 Ricky Steamboat 3 01984-04-21 April 21, 1984 64 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
29 Wahoo McDaniel 4 01984-06-24 June 24, 1984 7 Greensboro, NC Live event [9]
- Vacated - 01984-07 July 1984 0 N/A N/A Vacated due to Tully Blanchard interfering in McDaniel's title win. [7]
30 Wahoo McDaniel 5 01984-10-07 October 7, 1984 167 Charlotte, NC Live event Defeated Manny Fernandez in a tournament final. [7]
31 Magnum T.A. 1 01985-03-23 March 23, 1985 120 Charlotte, NC Live event [13]
32 Tully Blanchard 1 01985-07-21 July 21, 1985 130 Charlotte, NC Live event [14]
33 Magnum T.A. 2 01985-11-28 November 28, 1985 182 Greensboro, NC Starrcade (1985) This was an "I Quit" steel cage match.[15] [16]
- Vacated - 01986-05-29 May 29, 1986 0 N/A N/A Vacated when Magnum attacked NWA president Bob Geigel. [16]
34 Nikita Koloff 1 01986-08-17 August 17, 1986 328 Charlotte, NC Live event Defeated Magnum T.A. in a best of seven series,[7][17] though WWE officially says it was a tournament final.[18] Koloff defeats Wahoo McDaniel on September 28, 1986 to unify the NWA National Heavyweight Championship into the US title.[19] [18]
35 Lex Luger 1 01987-07-11 July 11, 1987 138 Greensboro, NC Live event [20]
36 Dusty Rhodes 1 01987-11-26 November 26, 1987 141 Chicago, IL Starrcade (1987) This was a steel cage match.[21] [22]
- Vacated - 01988-04-15 April 15, 1988 0 N/A N/A Vacated when Rhodes attacked promoter Jim Crockett. [7]
37 Barry Windham 1 01988-05-13 May 13, 1988 283 Houston, TX Live event Defeated Nikita Koloff in a tournament final. [23]
38 Lex Luger 2 01989-02-20 February 20, 1989 76 Chicago, IL Chi-Town Rumble [24]
39 Michael Hayes 1 01989-05-07 May 7, 1989 15 Nashville, TN WrestleWar (1989) [25]
40 Lex Luger 3 01989-05-22 May 22, 1989 523 Bluefield, WV Live event Luger becomes the longest-reigning champion in the title's history, holding it for over 17 months. [26]
41 Stan Hansen 1 01990-10-27 October 27, 1990 50 Chicago, IL Halloween Havoc (1990) [27]
42 Lex Luger 4 01990-12-16 December 16, 1990 210 St. Louis, MO Starrcade (1990) This was a Texas Bullrope match. [28]
- Vacated - 01991-07-14 July 14, 1991 0 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash (1991) Vacated when Luger wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. [28]
43 Sting 1 01991-08-25 August 25, 1991 86 Atlanta, GA Live event Defeated Steve Austin in a tournament final. [29]
44 Rick Rude 1 01991-11-19 November 19, 1991 378 Savannah, GA Clash of the Champions XVII [30]
- Vacated - 01992-12 December 1992 0 N/A N/A Vacated due to injury. [30]
45 Dustin Rhodes 1 01993-01-11 January 11, 1993 110 Atlanta, GA Saturday Night Defeated Ricky Steamboat in a match that was originally made to determine the #1 contender, but upon Rude's vacation of the title, was made to decide the new champion. Aired January 16, 1993. [31]
- Vacated - 01993-05 May 1993 - N/A N/A Vacated when a title defense against Rick Rude ended in a double pinfall. [31]
46 Dustin Rhodes 2 01993-08-30 August 30, 1993 119 Atlanta, GA Live event Defeated Rude in a rematch. WCW withdraws from the NWA in September 1993; the NWA begins to recognize its own US champion, but Rhodes remains the recognized champion in WCW.[8] [32]
47 Steve Austin 1 01993-12-27 December 27, 1993 240 Charlotte, NC Starrcade (1993) This was a two out of three falls match, which Austin won 2-0.[33] [34]
48 Ricky Steamboat 4 01994-08-24 August 24, 1994 25 Cedar Rapids, IA Clash of the Champions XXVIII [35]
49 Steve Austin 2 01994-09-18 September 18, 1994 0 Roanoke, VA Fall Brawl (1994) Austin was awarded the title at due to Steamboat being injured. [36]
50 Jim Duggan 1 01994-09-18 September 18, 1994 100 Roanoke, VA Fall Brawl (1994) Duggan beat Austin in 27 seconds. [37]
51 Big Van Vader 1 01994-12-27 December 27, 1994 117 Nashville, TN Starrcade (1994) [38]
- Vacated - 01995-04-23 April 23, 1995 0 N/A N/A Stripped by WCW commissioner Nick Bockwinkel. [7]
52 Sting 2 01995-06-18 June 18, 1995 148 Dayton, OH The Great American Bash (1995) Defeated Meng in a tournament final. [39]
53 Kensuke Sasaki 1 01995-11-13 November 13, 1995 44 Tokyo, Japan Live event Won the title at a New Japan Pro Wrestling event. [40]
54 One Man Gang 1 01995-12-27 December 27, 1995 33 Nashville, TN Starrcade (1995) [41]
55 Konnan 1 01996-01-29 January 29, 1996 160 Canton, OH Live event [42]
56 Ric Flair 5(6)† 01996-07-07 July 7, 1996 56 Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach (1996) [43]
- Vacated - 01996-09 September 1996 0 N/A N/A Vacated due to a shoulder injury. [43]
57 Eddy Guerrero 1 01996-12-29 December 29, 1996 77 Nashville, TN Starrcade (1996) Defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a tournament final. [44]
58 Dean Malenko 1 01997-03-16 March 16, 1997 85 North Charleston, SC Uncensored (1997) [45]
59 Jeff Jarrett 1 01997-06-09 June 9, 1997 73 Boston, MA Monday Nitro [45]
60 Steve McMichael 1 01997-08-21 August 21, 1997 25 Nashville, TN Clash of the Champions XXXV [46]
61 Curt Hennig 1 01997-09-15 September 15, 1997 104 Charlotte, NC Monday Nitro [47]
62 Diamond Dallas Page 1 01997-12-28 December 28, 1997 112 Washington, D.C. Starrcade (1997) [48]
63 Raven 1 01998-04-19 April 19, 1998 1 Denver, CO Spring Stampede (1998) [49]
64 Goldberg 1 01998-04-20 April 20, 1998 77 Colorado Springs, CO Monday Nitro [50]
- Vacated - 01998-07-06 July 6, 1998 0 Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Vacated when Goldberg wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. [7]
65 Bret Hart 1 01998-07-20 July 20, 1998 21 Salt Lake City, UT Monday Nitro Defeated Diamond Dallas Page. [51]
66 Lex Luger 5 01998-08-10 August 10, 1998 1 Rapid City, SD Monday Nitro [52]
67 Bret Hart 2 01998-08-11 August 11, 1998 76 Fargo, ND Thunder Aired August 13, 1998. [53]
68 Diamond Dallas Page 2 01998-10-26 October 26, 1998 35 Phoenix, AZ Monday Nitro [54]
69 Bret Hart 3 01998-11-30 November 30, 1998 70 Chattanooga, TN Monday Nitro [55]
70 Roddy Piper 3 01999-02-08 February 8, 1999 13 Buffalo, NY Monday Nitro [56]
71 Scott Hall 1 01999-02-21 February 21, 1999 23 Oakland, CA SuperBrawl IX [57]
- Vacated - 01999-03-16 March 16, 1999 0 N/A Thunder Vacated due to injury. Aired March 18, 1999. [57]
72 Scott Steiner 1 01999-04-11 April 11, 1999 85 Tacoma, WA Spring Stampede (1999) Defeated Booker T in a tournament final. [58]
- Vacated - 01999-07-05 July 5, 1999 0 Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Stripped by WCW President Ric Flair. [58]
73 David Flair 1 01999-07-05 July 5, 1999 35 Atlanta, GA Monday Nitro Flair was awarded the title by his father Ric. [59]
74 Chris Benoit 1 01999-08-09 August 9, 1999 34 Boise, ID Monday Nitro [59]
75 Sid Vicious 1 01999-09-12 September 12, 1999 42 Winston-Salem, NC Fall Brawl (1999) [60]
76 Goldberg 2 01999-10-24 October 24, 1999 1 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc (1999) Won the title by referee stoppage when Vicious suffered excessive bleeding. [60][61]
77 Bret Hart 4 01999-10-25 October 25, 1999 14 Phoenix, AZ Monday Nitro [62]
78 Scott Hall 2 01999-11-08 November 8, 1999 41 Indianapolis, IN Monday Nitro This was a four-way ladder match, also involving Sid Vicious and Goldberg. [63]
79 Chris Benoit 2 01999-12-19 December 19, 1999 1 Washington, D.C. Starrcade (1999) Benoit was awarded the title when Hall suffered a knee injury. [63]
80 Jeff Jarrett 2 01999-12-20 December 20, 1999 27 Baltimore, MD Monday Nitro This was a ladder match. [64]
- Vacated - 02000-01-16 January 16, 2000 0 Cincinnati, OH Souled Out (2000) Vacated due to injury. [64]
81 Jeff Jarrett 3 02000-01-17 January 17, 2000 84 Columbus, OH Monday Nitro Awarded by WCW Commissioner Kevin Nash. [65]
- Vacated - 02000-04-10 April 10, 2000 0 Denver, CO Monday Nitro Vacated by Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo along with all other WCW titles. [66]
82 Scott Steiner 2 02000-04-16 April 16, 2000 84 Chicago, IL Spring Stampede (2000) Defeated Sting in a tournament final.[67] [66]
- Vacated - 02000-07-09 July 9, 2000 0 Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach (2000) Stripped when Steiner used the banned Steiner Recliner on Mike Awesome.[68] [66]
83 Lance Storm 1 02000-07-18 July 18, 2000 66 Auburn Hills, MI Monday Nitro Defeated Mike Awesome in a tournament final. Storm unofficially renames the title the WCW Canadian Heavyweight Championship. [69]
84 Terry Funk 2 02000-09-22 September 22, 2000 1 Amarillo, TX Live event [70]
85 Lance Storm 2 02000-09-23 September 23, 2000 36 Lubbock, TX Live event [71]
86 Gen. Rection 1 02000-10-29 October 29, 2000 15 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc (2000) Defeated Storm and Jim Duggan in a handicap match. [72]
87 Lance Storm 3 02000-11-13 November 13, 2000 13 London, England Monday Nitro [73]
88 Gen. Rection 2 02000-11-26 November 26, 2000 49 Milwaukee, WI Mayhem (2000) [74]
89 Shane Douglas 1 02001-01-14 January 14, 2001 22 Indianapolis, IN Sin This was a first blood chain match. [75]
90 Rick Steiner 1 02001-02-05 February 5, 2001 41 Tupelo, MS Monday Nitro [76]
91 Booker T 1 02001-03-18 March 18, 2001 128 Jacksonville, FL Greed Also wins WCW World Heavyweight Championship on March 26. WCW is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation at this time. [77]
92 Chris Kanyon 1 02001-07-24 July 24, 2001 48 Pittsburgh, PA SmackDown! Awarded by Booker T and ECW owner Stephanie McMahon. Aired July 26, 2001. [78]
93 Tajiri 1 02001-09-10 September 10, 2001 13 San Antonio, TX RAW is WAR [79]
94 Rhyno 1 02001-09-23 September 23, 2001 29 Pittsburgh, PA Unforgiven (2001) [80]
95 Kurt Angle 1 02001-10-22 October 22, 2001 21 Kansas City, MO Raw [81]
96 Edge 1 02001-11-12 November 12, 2001 6 Boston, MA Raw [82]
- Unified - 02001-11-18 November 18, 2001 0 Greensboro, NC Survivor Series (2001) Edge defeats WWF Intercontinental Champion Test to unify the two titles. Edge becomes Intercontinental Champion while the United States title is retired. [82]
97 Eddie Guerrero 2 02003-07-27 July 27, 2003 84 Denver, CO Vengeance (2003) Defeated Chris Benoit in a tournament final to revive the title. [83]
98 The Big Show 1 02003-10-19 October 19, 2003 147 Baltimore, MD No Mercy (2003) [84]
99 John Cena 1 02004-03-14 March 14, 2004 114 New York, NY WrestleMania XX [85]
- Vacated - 02004-07-06 July 6, 2004 0 Winnipeg, MB SmackDown! Cena was stripped of the title after attacking SmackDown! general manager Kurt Angle. Aired July 8, 2004.[8] [86]
100 Booker T 2 02004-07-27 July 27, 2004 68 Cincinnati, OH SmackDown! This was an 8-way elimination match, also involving John Cena, René Duprée, Kenzo Suzuki, Rob Van Dam, Billy Gunn, Charlie Haas and Luther Reigns. Aired July 29, 2004. [86]
101 John Cena 2 02004-10-03 October 3, 2004 2 East Rutherford, NJ No Mercy (2004) This was the fifth match of a Best of Five series. [87]
102 Carlito Caribbean Cool 1 02004-10-05 October 5, 2004 42 Boston, MA SmackDown! Aired October 7, 2004. [88]
103 John Cena 3 02004-11-16 November 16, 2004 105 Dayton, OH SmackDown! Aired November 18, 2004. [89]
104 Orlando Jordan 1 02005-03-01 March 1, 2005 173 Albany, NY SmackDown! Aired March 3, 2005. [90]
105 Chris Benoit 3 02005-08-21 August 21, 2005 58 Washington, D.C. SummerSlam (2005) [91]
106 Booker T 3 02005-10-18 October 18, 2005 35 Reno, NV Friday Night SmackDown! Aired October 21, 2005. [92]
- Vacated - 02005-11-22 November 22, 2005 0 Sheffield, England Friday Night SmackDown! Vacated when a title defense against Chris Benoit ended in a double pinfall. Aired November 25, 2005.[8] [92]
107 Booker T 4 02006-01-10 January 10, 2006 40 Philadelphia, PA Friday Night SmackDown! Booker faced Benoit in a Best of Seven series, winning the first three matches; Randy Orton substituted for Booker after that due to injury, losing the next three matches but winning the final. Aired January 13, 2006. [93]
108 Chris Benoit 4 02006-02-19 February 19, 2006 42 Baltimore, MD No Way Out (2006) [94]
109 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 1 02006-04-02 April 2, 2006 51 Chicago, IL WrestleMania 22 [95]
110 Bobby Lashley 1 02006-05-23 May 23, 2006 49 Bakersfield, CA Friday Night SmackDown! Aired May 26, 2006. [96]
111 Finlay 1 02006-07-11 July 11, 2006 49 Minneapolis, MN Friday Night SmackDown! Aired July 14, 2006. [97]
112 Mr. Kennedy 1 02006-08-29 August 29, 2006 42 Reading, PA Friday Night SmackDown! This was a triple threat match also involving Bobby Lashley, which aired September 1, 2006. [98][99]
113 Chris Benoit 5 02006-10-10 October 10, 2006 222 Jacksonville, FL Friday Night SmackDown! Aired October 13, 2006. [100][101]
114 Montel Vontavious Porter 1 02007-05-20 May 20, 2007 343 St. Louis, MO Judgment Day (2007) This was a two out of three falls match, which MVP won 2-0. [102][103]
115 Matt Hardy 1 02008-04-27 April 27, 2008 84 Baltimore, MD Backlash (2008) The title became an ECW exclusive title when Hardy was drafted to ECW on June 23, 2008. [4][104]
116 Shelton Benjamin 1 02008-07-20 July 20, 2008 240 Uniondale, NY The Great American Bash (2008) The title was returned to SmackDown due to Benjamin's status as a SmackDown superstar. [105][106]
117 Montel Vontavious Porter 2 02009-03-17 March 17, 2009 76 Corpus Christi, TX Friday Night SmackDown! Aired March 20, 2009. The title became a Raw exclusive title when MVP was drafted to Raw on April 13. [107][108]
118 Kofi Kingston 1 02009-06-01 June 1, 2009 126 Birmingham, AL Raw [109][110]
119 The Miz 1 02009-10-05 October 5, 2009 162+ Wilkes-Barre, PA Raw [111][112]

There are no records of the day the reign ended, only the month so the first day of the month is counted.

List of top combined reigns

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, the combined length may not be correct.

As of March 16, 2010.

Rank Wrestler # of
Reigns
Combined Days
1. Lex Luger 5 948
2. Ric Flair 5 626¤
3. Blackjack Mulligan 3 498
4. Montel Vontavious Porter 2 419
5. Greg Valentine 2 391
6. Rick Rude 1 378¤
7. Chris Benoit 5 357
8. Nikita Koloff 1 328
9. Sgt. Slaughter 2 305
10. Magnum T.A. 2 302
11. Wahoo McDaniel 5 289¤
12. Barry Windham 1 283
13. Booker T 4 271
14. Ricky Steamboat 4 263
15. Steve Austin 2 240
15. Shelton Benjamin 1 240
17. Sting 2 234
18. Jimmy Snuka 1 231
19. Dustin Rhodes 2 229¤
20. John Cena 3 221
21. Roddy Piper 3 220
22. Jeff Jarrett 3 184
23. Harley Race 1 183
24. Bret Hart 4 181
25. Orlando Jordan 1 173
26. Scott Steiner 2 169
27. The Miz† 1 162+
28. Eddy/Eddie Guerrero 2 161
29. Konnan 1 160
30. Paul Jones 3 156
31. Diamond Dallas Page 2 147
31. The Big Show 1 147
33. Dusty Rhodes 1 141
34. Tully Blanchard 1 130
35. Dick Slater 1 129
36. Kofi Kingston 1 126
37. Big Van Vader 1 117
38. Lance Storm 3 115
39. Curt Hennig 1 104
40. Jim Duggan 1 100

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