WWE - WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT

UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

July 27,2003--Present

Compiled by Earl Oliver

(Formerly known as the NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Title)

1.Eddie Guerrero
07/27/2003-Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Defeated Chris Benoit in a tournament final to become the first champion.
WWE Vengeance PPV
21:54

2.The Big Show (Paul Wight)
10/19/2003-Baltimore, MD (1st Mariner Arena)
WWE No Mercy PPV

3.John Cena
03/14/2004-New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
WrestleMania XX

TITLE VACANT
07/06/2004-Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
WWE Smackdown General Manager Kurt Angle strips John Cena of the title because Cena had attacked him. Cena didn't lose the match to Booker T., so it appears the title is vacant.

4.Booker T
07/27/2004-Cincinnati, OH
Defeated Rob Van Dam in 8-man elimination match to capture the vacant title.

5.John Cena [2]
10/03/2004-East Rutherford, NJ (Continental Airlines Arena)
Wins Best of Five Series.
WWE No Mercy PPV

6.Carlito Caribbean Cool (Carly Colon)
10/05/2004-Boston, MA

7.John Cena [3]
11/16/2004-Dayton, OH
WWE Smackdown TV Taping

8.Orlando Jordan
03/01/2005-Albany, NY

9.Chris Benoit
08/21/2005-Washington, DC (MCI Center)
00:24
WWE SummerSlam PPV

10.Booker T. [2]
10/18/2005-Reno, NV
WWE Smackdown TV Taping

Title Held Up
11/21/2005-Sheffield, England, UK (WWE Smackdown TV Taping)
Title held up after a match between Booker T. and Chris Benoit went to a draw after two referees got involved and each counted a pinfall as both men had their shoulders on the mat. Teddy Long declared the title vacant and that it will be Booker T. vs. Chris Benoit at Survivor Series in the first of Best of Seven series with the winner declared the new champion.

11.Booker T. [3]
01/10/2006-Philadelphia, PA
Randy Orton (subbing for an injured Booker T.) defeats Chris Benoit in a Best-of-Seven Series to win vacant title.
WWE Smackdown TV Taping

12.Chris Benoit [2]
02/19/2006-Baltimore, MD (First Mariner Arena)
WWE No Way Out PPV

13.John Bradshaw Layfield (John Charles Layfield)
04/02/2006-Chicago, IL
WWE WrestleMania XXII PPV

14.Bobby Lashley (Franklin Roberto Lashley)
05/26/2006-Bakersfield, CA

15.Dave "Fit" Finlay
07/11/2006-Minneapolis, MN
WWE Smackdown TV Taping

16.Mr. Kennedy (Kenneth Anderson)
08/29/2006-Reading, PA
Won a 3-way match against Finlay and Bobby Lashley by pinning Lashley.

17.Chris Benoit [3]
10/10/2006-Jacksonville, FL

18.MVP - Montel Vontavious Porter (Alvin Burk)
05/20/2007-St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
2/3 Falls match
WWE Judgment Day PPV

19.Matt Hardy
04/27/2008-Baltimore, MD
WWE BackLash PPV

20.Shelton Benjamin
07/20/2008-Nassau, NY (Nassau Coliseum)
Great American Bash

21.MVP [2]
03/17/2009-Corpus Christi, TX 500th
Smackdown! Taping

22.Kofi Kingston (Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah)
06/01/2009-Birmingham, AL
Monday Night RAW broadcast

23.The Miz (Mike Mizanin)
10/05/2009-Wilkes-Barre, PA
Monday Night RAW broadcast

24.Brett Hart [5]
05/17/2010-Toronto, ON
Monday Night RAW broadcast

Title Vacant
Bret Hart vacated the title when he was appointed as the General Manager of RAW

25.R-Truth (Ron Killings)
05/24/2010-Toledo, OH
Defeated the MIZ
Monday Night RAW broadcast

26.The Miz [2]
06/14/2010-Charlotte, NC
Won a Fatal Fourway match featuring R-Truth (C), John Morrison and Zach Ryder
Monday Night RAW Broadcast

27.Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson)
09/19/2010-Rosemont, IL
WWE Night of Champions PPV

28.Sheamus (Stephen Farrelly)
03/14/2011-St. Louis, MO

29.Kofi Kingston [2]
05/02/2011-Tampa, FL

30.Dolph Ziggler (Nicholas Theodore Nemeth)
06/19/2011-Washington, D.C.
11:05
WWE Capitol Punishment PPV

31.Zack Ryder (Matthew Joseph Cardona, Jr.)
12/18/2011-Baltimore, MD
WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV

32.Jack Swagger (Jacob Hager)
01/16/2012-Anaheim, CA
Monday Night RAW

33.Santino Marella (Anthony Carella)
04/05/2012-Boston, MA
Monday Night RAW

34.Antonio Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli)
08/19/2012-Los Angeles, CA
SummerSlam Preshow

35.Kofi Kingston [3]
04/15/2013-Greensville, SC
Monday Night RAW broadcast

36.Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley)
05/19/2013-St. Louis, MO
WWE Extreme Rules PPV

37.Sheamus [2]
5/5/2014-Albany, NY
Won 20 Man Battle Royale to win the title
Monday Night RAW

38.Rusev (Miroslav Barnyashev)
11/03/2014-Buffalo, NY
Raw Backstage Pass (WWE Network)

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