WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Champion Date Won Location Notes
Ric Flair January 11, 1991 East Rutherford, NJ -a-
Lex Luger July 14, 1991 Baltimore, MD -b-
Sting February 29, 1992 Milwaukee, WI
Big Van Vader July 12, 1992 Albany, GA
Ron Simmons August 2, 1992 Baltimore, MD
Big Van Vader [2] December 30, 1992 Baltimore, MD
Sting [2] March 11, 1993 London, England
Big Van Vader [3] March 17, 1993 Dublin, Ireland
Ric Flair [2] December 27, 1993 Charlotte, NC -c-
Ric Flair [3] April 21, 1994 Atlanta, GA -d-
Hulk Hogan July 17, 1994 Orlando, FL
The Giant October 29, 1995 Detroit, MI -e-
Randy Savage November 26, 1995 Norfolk, VA -f-
Ric Flair [4] December 27, 1995 Nashville, TN
Randy Savage [2] January 22, 1996 Las Vegas, NV
Ric Flair [5] February 11, 1996 St. Petersburg, FL
The Giant [2] April 22, 1996 Albany, GA
Hulk Hogan [2] August 10, 1996 Sturgis, SD
Lex Luger [2] August 4, 1997 Auburn Hills, MI
Hulk Hogan [3] August 9, 1997 Sturgis, SD
Sting [3] December 28, 1997 Washington DC -g-
Sting [4] February 22, 1998 San Francisco, CA -h-
Randy Savage [3] April 19, 1998 Denver, CO
Hulk Hogan [4] April 20, 1998 Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Goldberg July 6, 1998 Atlanta, GA
Kevin Nash December 27, 1998 Washington, DC
Hulk Hogan [5] January 4, 1999 Atlanta, GA
Ric Flair [6] March 14, 1999 Louisville, KY
Diamond Dallas Page April 11, 1999 Tacoma, WA -i-
Sting [5] April 26, 1999 Fargo, ND
Diamond Dallas Page [2] April 26, 1999 Fargo, ND -j-
Kevin Nash [2] May 9, 1999 St, Louis, MO
Randy Savage [4] July 11, 1999 Ft. Lauderdale, FL -k-
Hulk Hogan [6] July 13, 1999 Jacksonville, FL
Sting [6] September 12, 1999 Winston-Salem, NC -l-
Bret Hart November 21, 1999 Toronto, ON -m-
Bret Hart [2] December 20, 1999 Baltimore, MD -n-
Chris Benoit January 16, 2000 Cincinnati, OH -o-
Sid Vicious January 24, 2000 Los Angeles, CA -p-
Kevin Nash [3] January 25, 2000 Las Vegas, NV -q-
Sid Vicious [2] January 25, 2000 Las Vegas, NV -r-
Jeff Jarrett April 16, 2000 Chicago, IL -s-
Diamond Dallas Page [3] April 24, 2000 Rochester, NY
David Arquette April 25, 2000 Syracuse, NY -t-
Jeff Jarrett [2] May 7, 2000 Kansas City, MO -u-
Ric Flair [7] May 15, 2000 Biloxi, MS -v-
Jeff Jarrett [3] May 22, 2000 Grand Rapids, MI -w-
Kevin Nash [4] May 23, 2000 Saginaw, MI -x-
Ric Flair [8] May 29, 2000 Salt Lake City, UT -y-
Jeff Jarrett [4] May 29, 2000 Salt Lake City, UT -z-
Booker T. July 9, 2000 Daytona Beach, FL
Kevin Nash [5] August 28, 2000 Las Cruces, NM
Booker T. [2] September 17, 2000 Buffalo, NY
Vince Russo September 25, 2000 Uniondale, NY -aa-
Booker T. [3] October 2, 2000 San Francisco, CA -bb-
Scott Steiner November 26, 2000 Milwaukee, WI
Booker T. [4] March 26, 2001 Panama Beach, FL -cc-
Kurt Angle July 24, 2001 Pittsburgh, PA
Booker T. [5] July 30, 2001 Philadelphia, PA
The Rock August 19, 2001 San Jose, CA
Chris Jericho October 21, 2001 St. Louis, MO
The Rock [2] November 5, 2001 Uniondale, NY -dd-
Chris Jericho [2] December 9, 2001 San Diego, CA -ee-

-a- Recognized as the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion after WCW withdraws from the NWA; stripped on July 1, 1991 when Flair leaves for the WWF.

-b- Defeated Barry Windham for the vacant title.

-c- Held-up after match against Ricky Steamboat ends in a double pin on April 17, 1994.

-d- Defeated Steamboat in a rematch.

-e- Wins the title via DQ; The Giant's manager Jimmy Hart has inserted a clause into the match contract the the title could change hands in the event of a disqualification; Stripped on November 6, 1995 when WCW claimed that the change was dubious.

-f- Wins the World War 3, 60-man battle royal for the vacant title.

-g- Vacated on January 8, 1998 by WCW chairman J.J. Dillon because of the controversial endings between Hogan and Sting on December 28 and 29, 1997.

-h- Defeated Hulk Hogan for the vacant title.

-i- Defeated Flair, Hulk Hogan, and Sting in a four corners match to win the belt.

-j- Defeated Bill Goldberg, Kevin Nash, and Sting in a four corners match for the title.

-k- Pins Nash in a tag team match with Sid Vicious against Nash and Sting.

-l- Stripped on October 25, 1999 after Sting attacks WCW referee Charles Robinson the night before.

-m- Defeated Chris Benoit in the finals of a 32-man tournament for the vacant title; vacated on December 19, 1999.

-n- Defeated Bill Goldberg for the vacant title; Vacated on January 16, 2000 due to head injury.

-o- Defeated Sid Vicious for the vacant title; vacated on January 17, 2000 due to a contractual dispute with WCW, leading to Benoit's departure from the company.

-p- Defeated Kevin Nash for the vacant belt; Stripped on January 25, 2000 by WCW commissioner Kevin Nash.

-q- Awards himself the vacant belt.

-r- Vacated by WCW executives Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo on April 10, 2000 when they relaunch WCW.

-s- Defeated Diamond Dallas Page in the finals of a tournament for the vacant belt.

-t- Pinned Eric Bischoff in a tag team match with Diamond Dallas Page against Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett in which the winner of the fall could win the belt; vacated on May 1, 2000.

-u- Defeated Arquette and Diamond Dallas Page in a triple cage match.

-v- Stripped by Vince Russo on May 22, 2000.

-w- Defeated Kevin Nash for the vacant title.

-x- Defeated Jarrett and Scott Steiner in a triangle match.

-y- Belt returned to flair by Nash.

-z- Loses the title to Hulk Hogan on July 9, 2000, but title change in invalidated by Vince Russo who orders Jarrett to defend the belt later the same night against Booker T.

-aa- Escapes cage during a cage match; vacates the belt on October 2, 2000.

-bb- Defeated Jeff Jarrett for the vacant title.

-cc- WWF acquires WCW in March 2001; Booker T. continues to be recognized as champion.

-dd- Referred to as the "World Title" after Alliance is defeated on November 19, 2001.

-ee- Unified with the <link> WWE World Heavyweight Title in the finals of a four-man tournament; Jericho defeated The Rock earlier in the card for the WCW belt and Steve Austin in the main event for the WWF belt.

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