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World Heavyweight Championship
WORLDHEAVY
The World Heavyweight Championship's current design
Details
Current
champion(s)
Ciaran O'Donnell
Date won November 26, 2017
(aired November 26, 2017)
Promotion WWE

The World Heavyweight Championship is the top-tier championship title in the WWE E-Fed federation on Thursday Night Smackdown; the second brand of the company. The first champion was Shawn Michaels who defeated Steve Corino to become the inaugural champion. The current champion is Jimmy Havoc who is in his first reign after defeating Goldberg at WrestleMania 33. Chris Jericho holds the record for the most reigns with six. The shortest reign lasted <1 day as Papydum won the championship at Wrestlemania 2011 and lost the championship the same night. Jimmy Havoc currently holds the record for longest reign (as an individual) with 246 days and counting.

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 Shawn Michaels 1 August 7, 2005 64 Great American Bash Shawn Michaels defeated Steve Corino to become the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion.
2 Jeff Hardy 1 October 9, 2005 64 No Mercy
3 The Rock 1 November 3, 2005 22 Smackdown
4 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin 1 November 24, 2005 32 Smackdown
5 The Undertaker 1 December 25, 2005 125 Armageddon
Vacated April 28, 2006 Smackdown The Undertaker enters semi-retirement and vacates the championship.
6 Triple H 1 May 28, 2006 134 Judgment Day

Triple H defeated Luther Reigns and Danny Basham to claim the vacant World Heavyweight Championship.

7 Goldust 1 October 8, 2006 97 No Mercy Goldust wins vacant title after Triple H is signed to RAW.
8 Christian 1 January 12, 2007 13 Smackdown
Vacated January 24, 2007 Smackdown Christian quits and the World Heavyweight Championship is vacated.
9 Luther Reigns 1 February 7, 2007 103 Royal Rumble Luther Reigns defeated Kurt Angle and John "Bradshaw" Layfield to claim the vacant World Heavyweight Championship.
10 Chris Jericho 1 May 20, 2007 27 Judgment Day

Jericho won the World Heavyweight Championship in a 6 Man Mayhem Elimination Chamber, also involving Johnny Nitro, Ken Kennedy, Christian and The Rock.

Vacated June 15, 2007 Chris Jericho was suspended and thus the World Heavyweight Championship was vacated.
11 Ken Kennedy 1 September 3, 2007 153 Summerslammiversary Ken Kennedy defeated Lee Homocide in order to claim the vacant World Heavyweight Championship.
12 Kurt Angle 1 February 2, 2008 29 Royal Rumble
13 Shawn Michaels 2 March 1, 2008 72 No Way Out
14 Edge 1 May 11, 2008 43 Judgment Day
15 Lee Homicide 1 June 22, 2008 84 Insurrextion

Homicide won the World Heavyweight Championship in a King of the Mountain match, also involving Jeff Hardy, Ryan Mitchell and Kurt Angle.

Vacated September 13, 2008 Lee Homidice retires from professional wrestling.
16 Randy Orton 1 September 20, 2008 16 Smackdown Randy Orton defeated Jeff Hardy and Ryan Mitchell in order to claim the vacant World Heavyweight Championship.
17 Ryan Mitchell 1 October 5, 2008 21 No Mercy

Mitchell won the World Heavyweight Championship in a War Games match by defeating the opposing team and remaining team member Mandy Randall.

18 Jeff Hardy 2 October 25, 2008 30 Smackdown
19 Randy Orton 2 November 23, 2008 14 Survivor Series
20 Edge 2 December 6, 2008 93 Smackdown
21 Ted DiBiase 1 March 8, 2009 78 No Way Out
22 Michael Noventa 1 May 24, 2009 21 Judgment Day
23 Ted DiBiase 2 June 13, 2009 16 Smackdown
24 Edge 3 June 28, 2009 104 Insurrextion
25 Buschski 1 October 9, 2009 22 Smackdown

This was a fatal fourway match also involving Papydum and Gregory Helms.

26 Gregory Helms 1 October 30, 2009 36 Smackdown
27 Ted DiBiase 3 December 4, 2009 52 Smackdown
28 Kurt Angle 2 January 24, 2010 93 New Year's Revolution Angle won the World Heavyweight Championship in the Elimination Chamber, also involving Tommy Dreamer, Montel Vontavious Porter, Kevin Nash and Gregory Helms.
29 Gregory Helms 2 April 26, 2010 152 Wrestlemania
30 Edge 4 September 24, 2010 38 Smackdown
Deactivated October 31, 2010 Halloween Havoc RAW and Smackdown merge and the World Heayweight Championship is deactivated.
31 Cody Rhodes 1 January 30, 2011 85 Royal Rumble
32 Papydum 1 April 24, 2011 <1 Wrestlemania
33 Montel Vontavious Porter 1 April 24, 2011 27 Wrestlemania MITB cash in.
34 Gregory Helms 3 May 20, 2011 38 Smackdown This was a triple threat match also involving Cody Rhodes.
35 Chris Jericho 2 June 26, 2011 195 Over the Limit
36 CM Punk 1 January 6, 2012 11 Smackdown
37 Ted DiBiase 4 January 16, 2012 21 New Year's Revolution DiBiase won the World Heavyweight Championship in the Elimination Chamber, also involving Clark Gabriel, Wade Barrett, Kevin Thorn and Gregory Helms.
38 Chris Jericho 3 February 5, 2012 78 Royal Rumble This was a triple threat match also involving CM Punk.
39 Christian 2 April 22, 2012 36 Wrestlemania
40 Chris Jericho 4 May 27, 2012 20 Extreme Rules
41 Billy Cassidy 1 June 15, 2012 11 Smackdown
42 Cody Rhodes 2 June 25, 2012 98 Invasion This was a triple threat match also involving Travis Kooper.
43 Jon Moxley 1 September 30, 2012 114 Judgment Day
44 Sterling James Keenan 1 January 20, 2013 162 New Year's Revolution Keenan won the World Heavyweight Championship in the Elimination Chamber, also including Ken Kennedy, Michael Noventa, Travis Kooper, and Jimmy Jacobs
45 Roman Reigns 1 June 30, 2013 89 Invasion This was a five-man gauntlet match also including Dolph Ziggler, Heath Slater, and Wade Barrett.
46 Sterling James Keenan 2 September 28, 2013 15 Smack162down
47 Michael Noventa 2 October 13, 2013 35 Judgment Day
48 Chris Jericho 5 November 24, 2013 49 Survivor Series
49 Sterling James Keenan 3 January 12, 2014 41 New Year's Revolution Keenan won the World Heavyweight Championship in the Elimination Chamber, also including Chris Jericho, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Tyler Chandler and Chuck Taylor
50 Chris Jericho 6 February 23, 2014 29 Royal Rumble
Vacated March 23, 2014 Royal Rumble Jericho was stripped of the championship prior to his title defense against Jimmy Jacobs. So instead after winning a #1 Contenders Match, Kevin Steen took his place and battled Jacobs for the vacant championship.
51 Jimmy Jacobs 1 March 23, 2014 36 Cyber Sunday
52 Kevin Steen 1 April 27, 2014 35 Wrestlemania XXX
53 Dolph Ziggler 1 May 31, 2014 42 Smackdown
54 Billy Cassidy 2 July 12, 2014 71 Smackdown
Vacated September 21, 2014 Night of Champions The championship was vacated after Roman Reigns defeated both Billy Cassidy and Ciaran O'Donnell in a unification match with the WWE Championship being on the line.
55 Randy Orton 3 April 26, 2015 95 King of the Ring Orton defeated Tyler Breeze in the King of the Ring tournament to become King of the Ring as well winning the vacant championship.
56 Travis Kooper 1 July 30, 2015 31 Smackdown
57 Randy Orton 4 August 30, 2015 91 SummerSlam
58 Abyss 1 November 29, 2015 42 Survivor Series
59 Corey Graves 4 January 10, 2016 77 New Year's Revolution
60 Dolph Ziggler 2 March 27, 2016 154 WrestleMania 32
61 Ciaran O'Donnell 1 August 28, 2016 91 Survivor Series (2016)
62 Goldberg 1 November 27, 2016 119 Survivor Series (2016)
63 Jimmy Havoc 1 March 26, 2017 246 Wrestlemania 33
64 Ciaran O'Donnell 2 August 28, 2016 1+ Survivor Series (2017)

List of combined reignsEdit

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

As of March 27, 2016

Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1. Chris Jericho 6 398
2. Corey Graves 4 295
3. Edge 4 278
4. Jimmy Havoc 4 246
5. Gregory Helms 3 226
6. Randy Orton 4 218
7. Dolph Ziggler 4 196
8. Cody Rhodes 2 183
9. Ted DiBiase 4 167
10. Ken Kennedy 1 153
11. Shawn Michaels 2 136
12. Triple H 1 134
13. The Undertaker 1 125
14. Kurt Angle 1 122
15. Goldberg 1 119
16. Jon Moxley 1 114
17. Goldust 1 97
18. Jeff Hardy 2 94
19. Roman Reigns 1 89
20. Lee Homicide 1 84
21. Billy Cassidy 2 82
22. Michael Noventa 2 56
23. Christian 2 49
24. Abyss 1 42
25. Jimmy Jacobs 1 36
26. Kevin Owens 1 35
27. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin 1 32
28. Travis Kooper 1 31
29. Montel Vontavious Porter 1 27
30. The Rock 1 22
31. Buschski 1 22
32. Ryan Mitchell 1 21
33. CM Punk 1 11
34. Papydum 1 <1

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