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World Championship Wrestling
W.C.W. World Heavyweight
World Heavyweight Championship
(January 11, 1991 - March 26, 2001)
Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
Ric Flair Sting Jan. 11, 1991        -- East Rutherford, NJ, USA 171 days     
Flair defeated Sting to become the N.W.A. World Heavyweight Champion. With the eventual withdrawal of the W.C.W. from the N.W.A. Flair is recognized as the first W.C.W. World Heavyweight Champion.
** Title Vacated ** Ric Flair Jul. 01, 1991        -- -- 13 days     
Ric Flair signs a contract with the W.W.F. and is no longer recognized as a champion in W.C.W. although the N.W.A. still recognizes him as their heavyweight champion.
Lex Luger Barry Windham Jul. 14, 1991        Great American Bash Baltimore, MD, USA 230 days     
Luger defeats Windham in a steel cage match for the vacated title.
Sting Lex Luger Feb. 29, 1992        SuperBrawl Milwaukee, WI, USA 134 days     
Big Van Vader Sting Jul. 12, 1992        Great American Bash Albany, GA, USA 21 days     
Ron Simmons Big Van Vader Aug. 02, 1992        -- Baltimore, MD, USA 140 days     
Big Van Vader (2) Ron Simmons Dec. 20, 1992        -- Baltimore, MD, USA 81 days     
Sting (2) Big Van Vader Mar. 11, 1993        -- London, England 6 days     
Big Van Vader (3) Sting Mar. 17, 1993        -- Dublin, Ireland 285 days     
Ric Flair (2) Big Van Vader Dec. 27, 1993        StarrCade Charlotte, NC, USA 111 days     
** Title Held-Up ** Flair & Steamboat Apr. 17, 1994        Spring Stampede Atlanta, GA, USA 4 days     
The title was held up after a controversial match between Flair and Ricky Steamboat which resulted in a double pin. Flair was eventually returned the title after officials ruled the match a no-contest.
Ric Flair (3) Ricky Steamboat Apr. 21, 1994        -- -- 87 days     
On June 24, 1994, Flair defeats the W.C.W. International Heavyweight Champion, Sting, to unify the titles.
Hulk Hogan Ric Flair Jul. 17, 1994        Bash At The Beach Orlando, FL, USA 1 yr, 104 days     
The Giant Hulk Hogan Oct. 29, 1995        Halloween Havoc Detroit, MI, USA 8 days     
The Giant wins the title in a match where a stipulation in the contract says the title could change hands on a disqualification. W.C.W. officials strip the title from the Giant on November 6, 1995 when the decide the stipulation was unfounded.
** Title Vacated ** The Giant Nov. 06, 1995        -- -- 20 days     
Randy Savage 60-Man Battle Royal Nov. 26, 1995        World War 3 Norfolk, VA, USA 31 days     
Savage wins a 60-man Battle Royal for the vacated title by eliminating One Man Gang. Controversy arose when referee Randy Anderson ruled the Hulk Hogan was eliminated from the match when in fact he was not.
Ric Flair (4) Randy Savage Dec. 27, 1995        StarrCade Nashville, TN, USA 26 days     
Randy Savage (2) Ric Flair Jan. 22, 1996        Monday Nitro Las Vegas, NV, USA 20 days     
Ric Flair (5) Randy Savage Feb. 11, 1996        SuperBrawl St. Petersburg, FL, USA 78 days     
The Giant (2) Ric Flair Apr. 29, 1996        Monday Nitro Albany, GA, USA 103 days     
Hulk Hogan (2) The Giant Aug. 10, 1996        Road Wild Sturgis, SD, USA 359 days     
Lex Luger (2) Hulk Hogan Aug. 04, 1997        Monday Nitro Auburn Hills, MI, USA 5 days     
Hulk Hogan (3) Lex Luger Aug. 09, 1997        Road Wild Sturgis, SD, USA 141 days     
Sting (3) Hulk Hogan Dec. 28, 1997        StarrCade Washington, DC, USA 11 days     
** Title Vacated ** Sting Jan. 08, 1998        -- -- 45 days     
The title was declared vacant by W.C.W. President J.J. Dillion after two controversial matches between Hulk Hogan and Sting.
Sting (4) Hulk Hogan Feb. 22, 1998        SuperBrawl San Francisco, CA, USA 56 days     
Sting defeats Hogan in a match to determine the rightful holder of the heavyweight title.
Randy Savage (3) Sting Apr. 19, 1998        Spring Stampede Denver, CO, USA 1 day     
Hulk Hogan (4) Randy Savage Apr. 20, 1998        Monday Nitro Colorado Springs, CO, USA 77 days     
Bill Goldberg Hulk Hogan Jul. 06, 1998        Monday Nitro Atlanta, GA, USA 174 days     
Kevin Nash Bill Goldberg Dec. 27, 1998        StarrCade Washington, DC, USA 8 days     
Hulk Hogan (5) Kevin Nash Jan. 04, 1999        Monday Nitro Atlanta, GA, USA 69 days     
Ric Flair (6) Hulk Hogan Mar. 14, 1999        Uncensored Louisville, KY, USA 28 days     
Diamond Dallas Page Four-Corners Match Apr. 11, 1999        Spring Stampede Tacoma, WA, USA 15 days     
Page pinned the champion Ric Flair in a four-corners match, which also included Hulk Hogan and Sting, to win the title.
Sting (5) Diamond Dallas Page Apr. 26, 1999        Monday Nitro Fargo, ND, USA 0 days     
Diamond Dallas Page (2) Four-Corners Match Apr. 26, 1999        Monday Nitro Fargo, ND, USA 13 days     
Page wins the title in a four-corners match which also included the champion Sting, who had defeated him for the title earlier that night, Kevin Nash and Bill Goldberg.
Kevin Nash (2) Diamond Dallas Page May 09, 1999        Slamboree St. Louis, MO, USA 63 days     
Randy Savage (4) Tag Team Match Jul. 11, 1999        Bash At The Beach Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA 1 day     
Savage wins the title in a tag team match when he teams with Sid Vicious to take on the champion Kevin Nash and Sting. Savage pins Nash to win the match and also the Heavyweight title.
Hulk Hogan (6) Randy Savage Jul. 12, 1999        Monday Nitro Jacksonville, FL, USA 62 days     
Sting (6) Hulk Hogan Sep. 12, 1999        Fall Brawl Winston-Salem, NC, USA 43 days     
** Title Vacated ** Sting Oct. 25, 1999        Monday Nitro Phoenix, AZ, USA 27 days     
Sting was stripped of the title after an unprovoked attack by Sting on referee Charlse Robinson the night before.
Bret Hart 32-Man Tournament Nov. 21, 1999        Mayhem Toronto, ON, Canada 29 days     
Hart defeats Chris Benoit in the finals of a 32-man tournament for the world heavyweight title. Participants in the tournament included Bill Goldberg, Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, Bam Bam Bigelow, Norman Smiley, Billy Kidman, Konnan, Lex Luger, Rick Steiner, David Flair, Diamond Dallas Page, Madusa, Meng, Brian Knobbs, Sting, Dean Malenko, Evan Karagous, Scott Hall, Sid Vicious, Ernest Miller, Lash Leroux, Buff Bagwell, Stevie Ray, Berlyn, Vampiro, Curt Henning, Disco Inferno, Jeff Jarrett and Booker T.
** Title Vacated ** Bret Hart Dec. 20, 1999        Monday Nitro Baltimore, MD, USA 0 days     
Hart vacates the title and is later forced into a match with Bill Goldberg for the vacant title.
Bret Hart Bill Goldberg Dec. 20, 1999        Monday Nitro Baltimore, MD, USA 26 days     
** Title Vacated ** Bret Hart Jan. 15, 2000        -- -- 1 day     
Title was vacated on January 15, 2000 due to an injury to Bret Hart.
Chris Benoit Sid Vicious Jan. 16, 2000        Souled Out Cincinnati, OH, USA 8 days     
Chris Benoit defeated Sid Vicious for the vacant title.
Sid Vicious Kevin Nash Jan. 24, 2000        Monday Nitro Los Angeles, CA, USA 2 days     
Sid Vicious defeat Kevin Nash for the vacated title.
Kevin Nash (3) Sid Vicious Jan. 26, 2000        Thunder Las Vegas, NV, USA 0 days     
Commissioner Kevin Nash strips Sid Vicious of the title and awards it to himself.
Sid Vicious Triple-Threat Match Jan. 26, 2000        Thunder Las Vegas, NV, USA 75 days     
Sid Vicious defeats Kevin Nash and Ron Harris in a Triple Threat Match for the title.
** Title Vacated ** Sid Vicious Apr. 10, 2000        Monday Nitro -- 6 days     
Title was vacated by the new commissioner, Vince Russo, who then held a tournament for the championship.
Jeff Jarrett 5-Man Tournament Apr. 16, 2000        Spring Stampede Chicago, IL, USA 8 days     
Jarrett won the title in a tournament by defeating Diamond Dallas Page in the finals. Other participants in the tournament included Sting, Sid Vicious and Lex Luger.
Diamond Dallas Page (3) Jeff Jarrett Apr. 24, 2000        Monday Nitro Rochester, NY, USA 2 days     
David Arquette Tag Team Match Apr. 26, 2000        Thunder Syracuse, NY, USA 11 days     
David Arquette pins Eric Bischoff in a tag team match to win the title in a stipulation tag team match where Arquete & Diamond Dallas Page took on Jeff Jarrett & Eric Bischoff.
Jeff Jarrett Steel Cage Match May 07, 2000        Slamboree Kansas City, MO, USA 8 days     
Jarrett wins the title in a 3-Tier Steel Cage Match which included the champion David Arquette and Diamond Dallas Page.
Ric Flair (7) Jeff Jarrett May 15, 2000        Monday Nitro Biloxi, MS, USA 7 days     
Jeff Jarrett (3) Ric Flair May 22, 2000        Monday Nitro Grand Rapids, MI, USA 2 days     
Vince Russo strips Ric Flair of the title and awards it to Jeff Jarrett.
Kevin Nash 3-Way Match May 24, 2000        Thunder Saginaw, MI, USA 5 days     
Nash defeats Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner in a Triple Threat Match for the title.
Ric Flair (8) Kevin Nash May 29, 2000        Monday Nitro Salt Lake City, UT, USA 0 days     
Kevin Nash awards the title to Ric Flair.
Jeff Jarrett (4) Ric Flair May 29, 2000        Monday Nitro Salt Lake City, UT, USA 41 days     
Booker T Jeff Jarrett Jul. 09, 2000        Bash At The Beach Daytona Beach, FL, USA 50 days     
Kevin Nash (4) Booker T Aug. 28, 2000        Monday Nitro Las Cruces, NM, USA 20 days     
Booker T (2) Kevin Nash Sep. 17, 2000        Fall Brawl Buffalo, NY, USA 11 days     
Vince Russo Booker T Sep. 28, 2000        Monday Nitro Uniondale, NY, USA 4 days     
** Title Vacated ** Vince Russo Oct. 02, 2000        Monday Nitro San Francisco, CA, USA 0 days     
Booker T (3) San Fran 49er Box Match Oct. 02, 2000        Monday Nitro San Francisco, CA, USA 55 days     
Booker T wins the title by defeating Jeff Jarrett in a San Francisco 49er Box match after Vince Russo vacates the title.
Scott Steiner Booker T Nov. 26, 2000        Mayhem Milwaukee, WI, USA 120 days     
Booker T (4) Scott Steiner Mar. 26, 2001        Monday Nitro Panama City, FL, USA 122 days     
Kurt Angle Booker T Jul. 26, 2001        Smackdown Pittsburgh, PA, USA 4 days     
Booker T (5) Kurt Angle Jul. 30, 2001        Monday Night Raw Philadelphia, PA, USA 20 days     
The Rock Booker T Aug. 19, 2001        Summerslam San Jose, CA, USA 63 days     
Chris Jericho The Rock Oct. 21, 2001        No Mercy St. Louis, MO, USA 15 days     
The Rock (2) Chris Jericho Nov. 05, 2001        Monday Night Raw Uniondale, NY, USA 34 days     
Chris Jericho (2) The Rock Dec. 09, 2001        Vengeance San Diego, CA, USA 82 days     
On December 9, Jericho defeats both The Rock and the W.W.E. Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin to become the undisputed champion of professional wrestling. Jericho continues to display both title belts until shortly before Wrestlemania X-8, when a new title belt is created. The unified championship is called the W.W.F/E. Undisputed World Championship and the W.C.W. championship is abandoned.