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WWE United States Championship
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WWE United States Championship's current design
Details
Current
champion(s)
Rob Van Dam
Date won June 30, 2016
(aired June 30, 2016)
Promotion WWE

The WWE United States Championship is the second-tier championship title in the WWE E-Fed federation on Saturday Night Smackdown; the second brand of the company. The first champion was Danny Basham who won a fatal fourway to become the inaugural champion. The current champion is Rob Van Dam in his second reign after defeating Kevin Nash on an episode of Smackdown live from the Lucha Underground Temple. Damaja and Montel Vontavious Porter hold the record for the most reigns with three reigns each. Drew McIntyre currently holds the shortest reign with 10 days. Goldust currently holds the record for longest reign (as an individual) with 230 days.

Title historyEdit

KeyEdit

# The overall championship reign
Date The date in which the championship was obtained
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Venue The event where the championship was obtained
Notes Any additional important information on how the championship changed hands
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
# Wrestler Name Reign Date Days held Venue Notes
1 Danny Basham 1 August 7, 2005 15 Great American Bash

Basham became the inaugural United States Champion by winning a fatal fourway match.

2 Goldust 1 August 21, 2005 50 Summerslam
3 Damaja 2 October 9, 2005 50 No Mercy Damaja was formerly known as Danny Basham This was a triple threat match also involving Siaki.
4 Charlie Haas 1 November 27, 2005 62 Survivor Series This was a triple threat match also involving Tommy Dreamer.
5 Damaja 3 January 27, 2006 31 Smackdown
6 Test 1 February 26, 2006 55 No Way Out This was a triple threat match also involving Batista.
Vacated April 21, 2006 Smackdown

Test vacated the championship after transferring to RAW.

7 Goldust 2 May 28, 2006 230 Judgment Day

Goldust defeated Mark Henry to claim the vacant United States Championship.

8 Bobby Roode 1 January 12, 2007 18 Smackdown This was a triple threat match also involving Christian.
Vacated January 28, 2007 Smackdown Roode vacated the championship after quitting.
9 Johnny Nitro 1 March 2, 2007 45 No Way Out Nitro defeated Ken Kennedy to claim the vacant United States Championship.
10 Carlito 1 April 15, 2007 38 Wrestlemania
11 Chyna 1 May 22, 2007 154 Judgment Day Chyna is the only woman to hold the United States Championship.
12 Christian 1 October 22, 2007 132 No Mercy This was a triple threat match also involving The Rock
13 Finlay 1 March 1, 2008 72 No Way Out This was a six man ladder match also involving Chyna, Harry Smith, Robert Roode and Edge.
14 Pete Gas 1 May 11, 2008 13 Judgment Day
Vacated May 23, 2008 Smackdown Gas vacated the championship after transferring to RAW.
15 Gangrel 1 May 30, 2008 52 Smackdown

Gangrel defeated Ryan Mitchell to claim the vacant United States Championship.

16 The Rock 1 July 20, 2008 49 Great American Bash This was a triple threat match also involving John Morrison.
17 Gregory Helms 1 September 6, 2008 30 Smackdown
18 The Rock 2 October 5, 2008 50 No Mercy
19 Gregory Helms 2 November 23, 2008 56 Survivor Series
20 Kyle Anderson 1 January 17, 2009 99 Smackdown Anderson vacated the championship and handed it over to John Morrison.
21 John Morrison 2 April 25, 2009 20 Smackdown

Morrison was formerly known as Johnny Nitro.

Vacated May 14, 2009 Smackdown Morrison vacated the championship after quitting.
22 Papydum 1 May 24, 2009 36 Judgment Day Papydum defeated Montel Vontavious Porter, Batista and Tommy Dreamer to claim the vacant United States Championship.
23 Montel Vontavious Porter 1 June 28, 2009 49 Insurrextion
24 Cody Rhodes 1 August 15, 2009 105 Smackdown
Vacated November 27, 2009 Smackdown

Rhodes vacated the championship after transferring to RAW.

25 Rob Van Dam 1 March 28, 2010 13 No Way Out Van Dam defeated The Miz to claim the vacant United States Championship.
26 Raven 1 April 9, 2010 169 Smackdown
27 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin 1 September 24, 2010 38 Smackdown
Deactivated October 31, 2010 Halloween Havoc

RAW and Smackdown merge and the United States Championship is deactivated.

28 Bryan Danielson 1 January 21, 2011 85 Smackdown

Danielson won a battle royal to claim the vacant United States Championship.

29 Drew McIntyre 1 April 15, 2011 10 Smackdown
30 Tyler Black 1 April 24, 2011 34 Wrestlemania
Vacated May 27, 2011 Smackdown Black vacated the the championship after quitting.
31 Ryslan Buschski 1 May 27, 2011 94 Smackdown

Buschski defeated CM Punk to claim the vacant United States Championship.

32 Clark Gabriel 1 September 28, 2011 47 SummerSlam

This was a triple threat match also involving Bobby Lashley.

33 Montel Vontavious Porter 2 October 14, 2011 34 Smackdown This was a fatal fourway match also involving Jeff Hardy and The Miz.
34 Ciaran O'Donnell 1 November 16, 2011 63 Survivor Series
35 Montel Vontavious Porter 3 January 16, 2012 53 New Year's Revolution
36 Jon Moxley 1 April 22, 2012 69 Wrestlemania 28
Vacated June 29, 2012 Smackdown

Moxley vacated the United States Championship.

37 Wade Barrett 1 July 6, 2012 199 Smackdown Barrett defeated Elias Ezra to claim the vacant United States Championship.
Vacant Smackdown Barret vacated the United States Championship.
38 Billy Cassidy 1 January 20, 2013 27 New Year's Revolution

Cassidy defeated Abyss to claim the vacant United States Championship.

39 Abyss 1 February 15, 2013 65 Smackdown This was a triple threat match also involving Heath Slater.
40 Adam Cole 1 April 21, 2013 43 Wrestlemania XXIX
41 Justin Gabriel 1 June 2, 2013 84 Extreme Rules
42 Jake Anderson 1 August 25, 2013 49 SummerSlam
43 Jimmy Jacobs 1 October 13, 2013 42 Judgment Day
44 Dolph Ziggler 1 November 24, 2013 139 Survivor Series
45 Sin Cara 1 April 12, 2014 50 SmackDown
46 Damien Sandow 1 May 31, 2014 30 Smackdown
47 Jeff Hardy 1 June 29, 2014 84 Invasion
Vacant Night of Champions The title was vacated after Dolph Ziggler won the Championship Scramble to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship thus unifying it with the US Title.
48 Kevin Owens 1 April 26, 2015 95 King of the Ring
49 Enzo Amore 1 July 30, 2015 59 Smackdown
50 Corey Graves 1 September 27, 2015 182 Smackdown
Vacant March 27, 2016 WrestleMania 32 Corey Graves relinquished and vacated the United States Championship at WrestleMania 32.
51 Kevin Nash 1 March 27, 2016 95 WrestleMania 32 Nash defeated Abyss for the vacant United States Championship with the former champion Corey Graves serving as the Special Guest Referee
52 Rob Van Dam 2 June 30th, 2016 1+ Smackdown

List of combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
<1 Indicates the reign was less than 1 day

As of June 10, 2016

Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1. Goldust 2 280
2. Wade Barrett 1 199
3. Corey Graves 1 182
4. Raven 1 169
5. Chyna 1 154
6. Dolph Ziggler 1 139
7. Montel Vontavious Porter 3 136
8. Christian 1 132
9. Cody Rhodes 1 105
10 The Rock 2 99
10. Kyle Anderson 1 99
11. Danny Basham 3 96
12. Kevin Owens 1 95
12. Kevin Nash 1 95
14. Ryslan Buschski 1 94
15. Gregory Helms 2 86
16. Bryan Danielson 2 85
17. Justin Gabriel 1 84
17. Jeff Hardy 1 84
19. Finlay 1 72
20. Jon Moxley 1 69
21. Abyss 1 65
21. John Morrison 2 65
23. Ciaran O'Donnell 1 63
24. Charlie Haas 1 62
25. Enzo Amore 1 59
26. Test 1 55
27. Gangrel 1 52
28. Sin Cara 1 50
29. Jake Anderson 1 49
30. Clark Gabriel 1 47
31. Jimmy Jacobs 1 42
32. Adam Cole 1 41
33. Carlito 1 38
34. Papydum 1 36
35. Tyler Black 1 34
36. Damien Sandow 1 30
37. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin 1 28
38. Billy Cassidy 1 27
39. Bobby Roode 1 18
40. Pete Gas 1 13
40. Rob Van Dam 2 13+
42. Drew McIntyre 1 10

External links Edit

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