Flair at WrestleWar 1990, WWE Network: Cena's Night of Champions title fight, WWE Network: Flair's WWE Hall of Fame induction, WWE Superstar Gaming Series debuts Dec. 29 on WWE Network and social platforms, Watch First Look: WWE Icons to preview WWE Network's upcoming docuseries, Big E takes part in an Intercontinental Title photo shoot: WWE Network Exclusive, Dec. 25, 2020. No one who came after him in WWE, WCW or ECW has held any championship as long as Luger did during his third tenure with the U.S. The WWE United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested in the American promotion WWE on the Raw brand.It was originally known as the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship and began as a regional championship created by and defended in Jim Crockett Jr.'s Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, a territory of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Champs ever (though beating Big Show, Booker T and Carlito for reigns one, two and three ain’t nothin’ to sniff at). — MATTHEW ARTUS, Raw results, Dec. 21, 2020: McIntyre, Sheamus & Lee's Street Fight win brings short-lived holiday cheer, SmackDown results, Dec. 25, 2020: Big E captures the Intercontinental Championship, WWE NXT results, Dec. 23, 2020: Adam Cole drops the boom on Velveteen Dream, WrestleMania 36 results: Drew McIntyre conquers The Beast to claim the WWE Title, WWE Network: Valentine's Dog Collar Match at Starrcade 1983, WWE Network: Sting shines at Great American Bash 1995, WWE Network: Piper's Dog Collar Match at Starrcade 1983, WWE.com's top 25 Intercontinental Champions, WWE Network: Bret Hart's "Dungeon Collection", Hart surrendered the WCW-branded version of the title for the final time in November 1999, WWE Network: WWE 24 examines Booker T's "greatness", WWE Network: Luger vs. But Angle had a relatively short run with the company and left in 2006, before spending about a decade in TNA. With Raw emanating from his Canadian homeland, Hart defeated The Miz, winning both the final title of his storied career and cementing himself as the greatest international talent to ever hold America’s top crown. The WCW United States Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team championship contested for in the United States-based Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) promotions.The title was only contestable by male tag teams and in tag team matches.In 1986, NWA President and JCP owner Jim Crockett, Jr. introduced the championship to … The WWE United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested in the American promotion WWE on the Raw brand. Flair at WrestleWar 1990, Just as WCW was stepping onto the national stage, Luger became an ambassador for the star-spangled title by virtue of his historic reign and how it catapulted him into an unlikely battle with of WCW World Champion Ric Flair. General: Champion history: Title matches: [1] This resulted in the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship becoming a championship for the WWF, which referred to it as the WCW United States Championship. — JOEY STYLES. — MATTHEW ARTUS. This was the fifth match of a Best of Five series. results, 2006", "Caldwell's Judgment Day Report 5/20: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV", "Keller's WWE Backlash PPV Report 4/27: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV event", "Keller's WWE Great American Bash PPV Report 7/20: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV", "WWE Raw SuperShow results: Laurinaitis snaps! 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Unfortunately, the poor booking prevented the title reigns from moving Page higher up the list… However, a few years before Hot Rod was a WWE main eventer, he was an up-and-coming hero in the NWA’s Mid-Atlantic territory. [3] Only two men, Lex Luger and Rick Rude, have held the championship for a continuous reign of one year (365 days) or more, while the shortest-reigning champion, Steve Austin, held it for five minutes. — ANTHONY BENIGNO. List of WCW World Television Champions. There are many ways one can judge the greatness of a United States Champion. World Championship Wrestling championships, Champion gallery, WCW United States Champions. The WCW United States Heavyweight Championship was created when Jim Crockett Promotions officially changed to World Championship Wrestling and they broke away from the National Wrestling Alliance, when this happened the then current NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger became the first champion.. Earlier that night, Jericho had already defeated (WCW) World Heavyweight Champion The Rock for that title. score: 30 of 51 (59%) required scores: 1, 10, 28, 41, 47 list stats leaders vote Vote print comments. List of wrestlers who held the WCW United States Championship Trending pages. Cena is still nigh-infallible with gold around his waist, but the level of competition is world-class and legitimately unpredictable. 1,217 views made by Skin515. Some reigns were held by champions using a ring name, while others used their real name. When WCW was purchased in 2001 by Vince McMahon the title was then … After Bobo Brazil, Booker was only the second African-American, and the first in 24 years, to hold the coveted title. The WCW Hardcore Championship was a professional wrestling Hardcore Championship contested for in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). However, often overlooked are his impressive reigns with the United States Championship while in the land of the “Big Boys.”, Bret Hart's greatest moments |  WWE Network: Bret Hart's "Dungeon Collection". List of WCW International World Heavyweight Champions: lt;p|>This is a chronological |list of wrestlers that have been WCW International World Heavyweig... World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. The son of the legendary Johnny Valentine claimed those titles the hard way, beating the tough-as-nails Wahoo McDaniel first and then upending perhaps his greatest rival, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, for his second. — RYAN PAPPOLA. Bobby Lashley is the current champion in his second reign. WWF Championship Champions provides a list of the Past WWF Championship Champions. Sting: 1991/08/25: Atlanta, GA: Defeats Steve Austin in tournament final. 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Champions ever. The championship was contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition.All title changes occurred at ECW or WWE shows. Ric Flair holds the record for having the most reigns at six,[2] while John Cena holds the record for most reigns under the WWE banner at five. This stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun always showed the title the respect it deserves, and, as a result, demonstrated the respect that’s due to anyone who can clinch one of the most storied prizes in sports-entertainment. John Cena’s held the U.S. חידון המספרים הגדול 17,545; Les victimes de Haaland en 2020 1,368; Les joueurs qui ont incrit un quadruplé en C1 1,293; Pundit Arena Daily Sports Quiz Challenge – Day 221 1,138; Les meilleurs buteurs par club de L1 au 21e siècle 1,046; England men's Ashes winners this century 814 Aired on NWA World Wide Wrestling on June 10, 1989. The title became the undisputed NWA United States Heavyweight Championship in January 1981 after the NWA San Francisco office, the last other promotion to recognize its own United States Heavyweight Champion, closed. Since that time, top names such as Hulk Hogan, Ron Simmons and Bret Hart carried the championship prior to WCW's demise. In March 2001, the then-WWF bought selected assets of WCW. The timing saw Page not winning the WCW Championship from the face side until 2000. 6 most decorated tag teams ever |  WWE Network: WWE 24 examines Booker T's "greatness". Hardy would, ultimately, get what he wanted, but MVP eventually notched a second reign. If Sheamus lost, he would have quit the WWE. 1,217 views made by Skin515. 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Or maybe one should consider the case of Steve Austin, whose “Stunning” U.S. MACW, also known as Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), was purchased by … The "Holy Grail" of the company, the WCW Championship. Will Sting compete in WWE again? The championship is generally contested in professional caw wrestling matches, in which participants … Whether competing in regional territories at the first NWA Starrcade, or on The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine never changed his hard-nosed style of wrestling. Though he lacked the bombast of Flair and the swagger of Austin, Steamboat’s legacy is secure thanks to his many accomplishments in the ring. Shortly after that fourth tour of duty as U.S. Champion came to a close, Steamboat retired from the ring. List Of WCW International World Heavyweight Champions. Can you pick the List of WCW Champions? Perhaps it’s as simple as comparing them against Harley Race, the trailblazing WWE Hall of Famer who made a name for himself as the first U.S. Champion in history. Dustin Rhodes Add in the various challengers crushed during his tenure, such as Brian Pillman and Ricky Steamboat, and you’ve got The Total Package. Suddenly, everyone wants a shot at the title and, unlike the red-tape bound WWE World Heavyweight Championship, they can get it. Listing of professional wrestling champions for the United States Championship, "WWE Entertainment, Inc. 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Triple H and Stephanie McMahon", "WWE Raw Live TV Review: The Superstar Shakeup Night One, Sasha Banks vs. Bayley, Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt vs. While the promotion remained a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), the use of the NWA name was gradually reduced on televised programming, in favor of the name "World Championship Wrestling", or "WCW". WWE.com's Guide to U.S. (Title) History | WWE Network: MVP's first U.S. Harley Race became the inaugural champion on the title's introduction on January 1, 1975. At the next CPV, WCW Spring Stampede, John Cena was supposed to participate in the Championship Scramble, but David Otunga attacked him and left him unable to particip… — MATTHEW ARTUS, Pundits have described Bret Hart’s tenure in WCW as a major disappointment. Title reigns, he wasn’t “the man.”, See the best of Ric Flair vs. Sting |  WWE Network: Flair's WWE Hall of Fame induction, Flair defeated a veritable “who’s who” of opponents to secure his U.S. Championship status, from WWE Hall of Famers Bobo Brazil, Greg Valentine and Ricky Steamboat to WCW stalwarts like Mr. Wrestling and Konnan. MVP wore the stars and bars around his waist as naturally as he did the ice dangling from his neck, claiming it in the first place by winning one of the toughest bouts around — a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match. Although this reign is not recognized, a WWE.com article recognized Flair as a six-time champion. The WCW Board of Directors announced the title had been help-up, several weeks after Rhodes' controversial title defense against, Vader was stripped of the title by WCW commissioner, Awarded the title by his father and WCW President. Top User Quizzes in Sports. Hall of United States Champions: photos. To settle this debate once and for all, the editors of WWE.com participated in a survey seeking consensus on the greatest U.S. The title was introduced on February 27, 1974 in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW), a territory of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). NWA currently recognizes 96 individual World Heavyweight Championship reigns. — GREG ADKINS. Title win. List of WCW World Heavyweight Champions: | | ||| | Three-time champion |Diamond Dallas Page| holding the ... World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. Overall, there have been 97 different champions. Fans did still love the short title reigns of DDP holding the top prize during his feuds with Jeff Jarrett and Eric Bischoff. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man. From there, the man known as Montel Vontavious Porter established one of the longest, and most entertaining, reigns ever as he fought to keep the title away from his fellow WWE Tag Team Champion, Matt Hardy. WCW’s champions featured a mixed list of rising stars along with established legends that already had world title experience. Title reigns in WCW foreshadowed his future as a “Stone Cold” main event Superstar. With NWA no longer operating as an organization, the title exclusively referred to as WCW United States Title from 91/01; vacates on 91/07/14 after winning WCW World Title. On January 11, 1991, Ric Flair defeated Sting to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championshipand was recognized as the … Cena's best U.S. Open Challenge bouts |  WWE Network: Cena's Night of Champions title fight, As part of his campaign to restore prestige to Old Glory, Cena’s “Open Challenge” policy has led to marquee performances from rising stars like Cesaro, Neville and Sami Zayn, and weekly career highlights from The Champ himself. The NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship is a world heavyweight championship owned and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). The WCW World Television Championship was a professional wrestling title in World Championship Wrestling. Booker T’s first United States Championship reign was not only unforgettable, it proved historic. It’s a number that was inconceivable in sports-entertainment when Luger was doing it, and appears unreachable even now. The WWE Hall of Famer made a name for himself in sports-entertainment by kicking off his first two reigns at the expense of his greatest rival, Ric Flair. Luger's record-setting run gave gravitas to the title, all the while redefining how U.S. Championship success can bolster a competitor’s legacy. WCW/New Japan Supershow I, was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event that took place March 21, 1991 from the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, co-promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), who hosted the event and the US-Based World Championship Wrestling (WCW) that supplied a number of the wrestlers on the show. Of course, the highest-paid free agent in the history of SmackDown would end up on the list of the 10 greatest U.S. Champion history List of reign lengths Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Chad Parham 1 2008 TBA Flip Kendrick 1 2010 TBA Windy City Wrestling Current Championships WCW Heavyweight (reigns) • WCW Light Heavyweight (reigns) WCW Tag Team (reigns) Television Windy City TV Rick Rude: 1991/11/19: Savannah, GA: Vacates on 92/12 because of injury. Yet the U.S. Championship claims a special place on Steamboat’s resume because of how it bookends his storied career. The Usos in an HIAC match for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship", "Powell's WWE Clash of Champions 2017 live review: AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn put their WWE careers on the line vs. Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as referees", "12/26 Barnett's WWE Smackdown Live TV Review: WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens, the final edition of 2017", "KELLER'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 1/16: U.S. He actually achieved five overall. Of course we do. — JOEY STYLES. |  WWE Network: Sting shines at Great American Bash 1995. RELATED: 5 Best & 5 Worst WCW Champions Of All Time. He defeated Apollo Crews to win the title at Payback in Orlando, Florida on August 30, 2020. Now, can you dig that, suckaaaaa?! Lex Luger holds the record for the longest reign, with his third reign lasting a total of 523 days, while Dean Ambrose holds the longest reign under the WWE banner, at 351 days (overall the third longest in the title's history). It is the only active WWE championship to not have been created by the promotion. Having memorable bouts with the likes of Diamond Dallas Page, Roddy Piper and everyone in between, Hart compiled four reigns as the WCW U.S. Champion, injecting the pink and black attack into some of the company’s most crucial television segments as the Monday Night War raged on. WWE.com's top 25 Intercontinental Champions |  WWE Network: Steamboat vs. Austin. Champions ever. It’s only fitting, then, that The Icon is remembered as one of the most celebrated United States Champions of all time. The WCW International World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling title. Before black and white became his signature colors, Sting was as American as they came, and painted the red, white and blue across his face on multiple occasions. Just look at all of the Hall of Famers who held the WCW Championship: Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, Sting, Randy Savage, and others. WWE.com's Guide to U.S. (Title) History |  WWE Network: MVP's first U.S. However, Valentine’s most memorable bout involving the championship was the one in which he lost it back to Piper in the still-talked-about Dog Collar Match at the first Starrcade in 1983. Title win. — ANTHONY BENIGNO. And it’s one that the “Nature Boy” has refined since the early period of his career, a time marked by Flair’s conquests in the U.S. Championship picture. He embarked on a remarkable run during the WWE's Attitude Era, winning the WCW, United States, World Heavyweight, Intercontinental, Hardcore, European and Tag Team Championship. The Revival for a shot at the vacant Raw Tag Titles", "Powell's WWE Extreme Rules live review: Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles vs. Rusev vs. for the WWE Championship, Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins in a 30-minute Iron Man match for the IC Title, Bludgeon Brothers vs. Champions ever. Booker T WCW World Heavyweight Champion By NuruddinAyobWWE List Of WCW World Tag Team Champions Sting WCW World Heavyweight Champion Wcw World Heavyweight Champion. Download Image. Picture detail for Wcw World Champions : Title: Wcw World Champions Date: June 21, 2019 Size: 600kB Resolution: 596px x 722px More Galleries of Booker T WCW World Heavyweight … The man he defeated for the title went on to become, arguably, the greatest of all time, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Read on as we reveal the results of WWE.com’s rankings, and offer our esteemed editors’ explanations on why the 10 titleholders in this list are the best of the best in the history of the U.S. The list of WCW World Heavyweight Champions is a chronological list of wrestlers that … At Survivor Series in November 2001, the WCW United States and WWF Intercontinental Championships were unified, resulting in the United States Championship being deactivated. Champion history List of reign lengths Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: The Family (Tony Mamaluke & Xavier) 1 2008 TBA The Irish Airborn (Dave & Jake Crist) 1 2010 TBA Windy City Wrestling Current Championships WCW Heavyweight (reigns) • WCW Light Heavyweight (reigns) WCW … Title achievements not only continue to endure, they also bolstered Booker’s entire career and helped land him a place in the hallowed WWE Hall of Fame’s class of 2013. Title change was not recognized by WCW, but is recognized by WWE. Until he attained his quintet of U.S. Chris Benoit is also tied with John Cena with five, two from WCW and three from WWE. avg. Title more times than anyone since the championship was absorbed by WWE, but it’s his last two runs with the title that have really cemented his legacy as one of the greatest U.S. Of course, the highest-paid free agent in the history of SmackDown would end up on the list of the 10 greatest U.S. Edit. The championship is contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. This is a chronological list of wrestlers that have been WCW International World Heavyweight Champion by ring name. The inaugural champion was Jimmy Snuka, who defeated Salvatore Bellomo in a tournament final on April 25, 1992 to become the first ECW Heavyweight Champion. Piper won the title twice more before leaving the NWA for WWE, the final time in a still infamous Dog Collar Match at the first Starrcade against Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in 1983. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper will always be known as the villain of WWE’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection years. 523 days. The New World Order reformed for a new version called the nWo 2000 with Bret leading Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Jeff Jarrett, and Scott Steiner as a heel group.. RELATED: WCW's 10 Best World Title Feuds In History, Ranked WCW was going to utilize Hart in a true top spot as a heel … That methodical and merciless approach served Valentine well as he won more championships than we can list here — none more notable than his pair of NWA United States Championships. Hart surrendered the WCW-branded version of the title for the final time in November 1999, but, incredibly, The Excellence of Execution had another run with the title 11 years later in WWE. 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