United States Championship

Unlike most other championships currently defended on Raw and SmackDown, the United States Championship did not start out as a recognized WWE Championship. Rather, the title first emerged in WCW.

Many of the ring's greatest names have staked claim to the U.S. Title during the title's early years, including WWE Hall of Famers Sgt. Slaughter and Greg Valentine. Years later, the U.S. Championship regained the glory it held in years past when competitors like Eddie Guerrero, Booker T and John Cena fought over it in many memorable battles.

ChampionDefeatedLocationDateVideo
Harley RaceJohnny WeaverTallahasse, Fla.01-01-75
Johnny ValentineHarley RaceGreensboro, N.C.07-03-75
Terry FunkPaul JonesGreensboro, N.C.11-09-75
Paul JonesTerry FunkGreensboro, N.C.11-27-75
Blackjack MulliganPaul JonesGreensboro, N.C.03-13-76
Paul JonesBlackjack MulliganGreensboro, N.C.10-16-76
Blackjack MulliganPaul JonesRaleigh, N.C.12-15-76
Bobo BrazilBlackjack MulliganNorfolk, Va.07-07-77
Ric FlairBobo BrazilRichmond, Va.07-29-77
Ricky SteamboatRic FlairCharleston, S.C.10-21-77
Blackjack MulliganRicky SteamboatGreensboro, N.C.01-01-78
Mr. WrestlingBlackjack MulliganGreensboro, N.C.03-19-78
Ric FlairMr. WrestlingCharlotte, N.C.04-09-78
Ricky SteamboatRic FlairToronto12-18-78
Ric FlairRicky SteamboatGreensboro, N.C.04-01-79
Jimmy SnukaRicky SteamboatCharlotte, N.C.09-01-79
Ric FlairJimmy SnukaGreensboro, N.C.04-19-80
Roddy PiperRic FlairRaleigh, N.C.01-27-81
Wahoo McDanielRoddy PiperGreensboro, N.C.08-08-81
Sgt. SlaughterRicky SteamboatCharlotte, N.C.10-04-81
Wahoo McDanielSgt. SlaughterRichmond, Va.05-21-82
Sgt. Slaughtern/aGreenville, S.C.06-07-82
Wahoo McDanielSgt. SlaughterCharlotte, N.C.08-22-82
Greg ValentineWahoo McDanielNorfolk, Va.11-04-82
Roddy PiperGreg ValentineGreensboro, N.C.04-16-83
Greg ValentineRoddy PiperGreensboro, N.C.04-30-83
Dick SlaterGreg ValentineShelby, N.C.12-14-83
Ricky SteamboatDick SlaterGreensboro, NC04-21-84
Wahoo McDanielRicky SteamboatGreensboro, N.C.06-24-84
Wahoo McDanielManny FernandezCharlotte, N.C.10-07-84
Magnum T.A.Wahoo McDanielCharlotte, N.C.03-23-85
Tully BlanchardMagnum T.A.Charlotte, N.C.07-21-85
Magnum T.A.Tully BlanchardGreensboro, N.C.11-28-85
Nikita KoloffMagnum T.A.Charlotte, N.C.08-17-86
Lex LugerNikita KoloffGreensboro, N.C.07-11-87
Dusty RhodesLex LugerChicago11-26-87
Barry WindhamNikita KoloffHouston, Texas05-13-88
Lex LugerBarry WindhamChicago02-20-89
Michael HayesLex LugerNashville, Tenn.05-07-89
Lex LugerMichael HayesBluefield, W.Va05-22-89
Stan HansenLex LugerChicago10-27-90
Lex LugerStan HansenSt. Louis12-16-90
StingSteve AustinAtlanta08-25-91Watch»
Rick RudeStingSavannah, Ga.11-19-91Watch»
Dustin RhodesRicky SteamboatAtlanta01-11-93
Dustin RhodesRick RudeAtlanta08-30-93
Steve AustinDustin RhodesCharlotte, N.C.12-27-93Watch»
Ricky SteamboatSteve AustinCedar Rapids, Iowa08-24-94
Steve Austinn/aRoanoke, Va.09-18-94
Jim DugganSteve AustinRoanoke, Va.09-18-94
VaderJim DugganNashville, Tenn.12-27-94
StingMengDayton, Ohio06-18-95
Kensuke SasakiStingTokyo, Japan11-13-95
One Man GangKensuke SasakiNashville, Tenn.12-27-95
KonnanOne Man GangCanton, Ohio01-29-96
Ric FlairKonnanDaytona Beach, Fla.07-07-96
Eddie GuerreroDiamond Dallas PageNashville, Tenn.12-29-96
Dean MalenkoEddie GuerreroCharleston, S.C.03-16-97
Jeff JarrettDean MalenkoBoston06-09-97
Steve McMichaelJeff JarrettNashville, Tenn.08-21-97
Curt HennigSteve McMichaelCharlotte, N.C.09-15-97
Diamond Dallas PageCurt HennigWashington, D.C.12-28-97
RavenDiamond Dallas Page Denver04-19-98
GoldbergRavenColorado Springs, Colo.04-20-98Watch»
Bret HartDiamond Dallas PageSalt Lake City07-20-98
Lex LugerBret HartRapid City, S.D.08-10-98
Bret HartLex LugerFargo, N.D.08-13-98
Diamond Dallas PageBret HartPhoenix10-26-98Watch»
Bret HartDiamond Dallas PageChattanooga, Tenn.11-30-98
Roddy PiperBret HartBuffalo, N.Y.02-08-99
Scott HallRoddy PiperOakland, Calif.02-21-99
Scott SteinerBooker TTacoma, Wash.04-11-99
David Flairn/aAtlanta07-05-99
Chris BenoitDavid FlairBoise, Idaho08-09-99
Sid ViciousChris BenoitWinston-Salem, N.C.09-12-99
GoldbergSid ViciousLas Vegas10-24-99
Bret HartGoldbergPhoenix10-25-99
Scott HallBret Hart, Goldberg, Sid ViciousIndianapolis11-08-99
Chris Benoitn/aWashington, D.C.12-19-99
Jeff JarrettChris BenoitBaltimore12-20-99
Jeff Jarrettn/aColumbus, Ohio01-17-00
Scott SteinerStingChicago04-16-00
Lance StormMike AwesomeAuburn Hills, Mich.07-18-00Watch»
Terry FunkLance StormAmarillo, Texas09-22-00
Lance StormTerry FunkLubbock, Texas09-23-00
Gen. RectionLance Storm & Jim DugganLas Vegas10-29-00
Lance StormGen. RectionLondon, England11-13-00
Gen. RectionLance StormMilwaukee11-26-00
Shane DouglasGen. RectionIndianapolis01-14-01
Rick SteinerShane DouglasTupelo, Miss.02-05-01Watch»
Booker TRick SteinerJacksonville, Fla.03-18-01
Chris KanyonBooker TPittsburgh07-26-01
TajiriChris KanyonSan Antonio09-10-01
RhynoTajiriPittsburgh09-23-01
Kurt AngleRhynoKansas City, Mo.10-22-01
EdgeKurt AngleBoston11-12-01
Eddie GuerreroChris BenoitDenver07-27-03
Big ShowEddie GuerreroBaltimore10-19-03Watch»
John CenaBig ShowNew York03-14-04Watch»
Booker TRob Van DamCincinnati07-29-04
John CenaBooker TEast Rutherford, N.J.10-03-04Watch»
CarlitoJohn CenaBoston10-07-04Watch»
John CenaCarlitoDayton, Ohio11-18-04
Orlando JordanJohn CenaAlbany, N.Y.03-03-05
Chris BenoitOrlando JordanWashington, D.C.08-21-05
Booker TChris BenoitReno, Nev.10-21-05
Booker TChris BenoitPhiladelphia01-13-06
Chris BenoitBooker TBaltimore02-19-06
JBLChris BenoitChicago04-02-06
Bobby LashleyJBLBakersfield, Calif.05-26-06
FinlayBobby LashleyMinneapolis07-14-06Watch»
Mr. KennedyFinlay & Bobby LashleyReading, Pa.09-01-06
Chris BenoitMr. KennedyJacksonville, Fla.10-13-06
Montel Vontavious PorterChris BenoitSt. Louis05-20-07
Matt HardyMontel Vontavious PorterBaltimore04-27-08
Shelton BenjaminMatt HardyLong Island, N.Y.07-20-08Watch»
Montel Vontavious PorterShelton BenjaminCorpus Christi, Texas03-20-09Watch»
Kofi KingstonMontel Vontavious PorterBirmingham, Ala.06-01-09Watch»
The MizKofi KingstonWilkes-Barre, Pa.10-05-09Watch»
Bret HartThe MizToronto05-17-10Watch»
R-TruthThe MizToledo, Ohio05-24-10Watch»
The MizR-TruthCharlotte, N.C.06-14-10Watch»
Daniel BryanThe MizChicago09-19-10Watch»
SheamusDaniel BryanSt. Louis03-14-11Watch»
Kofi KingstonSheamusTampa, Fla.05-01-11Watch»
Dolph ZigglerKofi KingstonWashington, D.C.06-19-11
Zack RyderDolph ZigglerBaltimore12-18-11Watch»
Jack SwaggerZack RyderAnaheim, Calif.01-16-12Watch»
Santino MarellaJack SwaggerBoston03-05-12Watch»
Antonio CesaroSantino MarellaLos Angeles08-19-12Watch»
Kofi KingstonAntonio CesaroGreenville, S.C.04-15-13Watch»
Dean AmbroseKofi KingstonSt. Louis05-19-13
SheamusDean AmbroseAlbany, N.Y.05-05-14Watch»

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