The biggest upsets in Raw history

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.

Championship Holders over time

2010 - Present
Championship Holders
26
Longest Reign

351 days

Shortest Reign

3 days

ChampionDate of Reign | Time Held

Chris Jericho

Jan 9, 2017 - Present

Roman Reigns

Sep 25, 2016 - Jan 9, 2017

107 days

Rusev

May 22, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016

127 days

Kalisto

Jan 24, 2016 - May 22, 2016

119 days

Alberto Del Rio

Jan 14, 2016 - Jan 24, 2016

10 days

Kalisto

Jan 11, 2016 - Jan 14, 2016

3 days

Alberto Del Rio

Oct 25, 2015 - Jan 11, 2016

79 days

John Cena

Sep 20, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015

35 days

Seth Rollins

Aug 23, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015

29 days

John Cena

Mar 29, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015

147 days

Rusev

Nov 3, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015

146 days

Sheamus

May 5, 2014 - Nov 3, 2014

183 days

Dean Ambrose

May 19, 2013 - May 5, 2014

351 days

Kofi Kingston

Apr 15, 2013 - May 19, 2013

34 days

Antonio Cesaro

Aug 19, 2012 - Apr 15, 2013

240 days

Santino Marella

Mar 5, 2012 - Aug 19, 2012

167 days

Jack Swagger

Jan 16, 2012 - Mar 5, 2012

50 days

Zack Ryder

Dec 18, 2011 - Jan 16, 2012

29 days

Dolph Ziggler

Jun 19, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011

182 days

Kofi Kingston

May 1, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011

49 days

Sheamus

Mar 14, 2011 - May 1, 2011

48 days

Daniel Bryan

Sep 19, 2010 - Mar 14, 2011

177 days

The Miz

Jun 14, 2010 - Sep 19, 2010

97 days

R-Truth

May 24, 2010 - Jun 14, 2010

21 days

Bret Hart

May 17, 2010 - May 24, 2010

7 days

The Miz

Oct 5, 2009 - May 17, 2010

224 days

(reign began in previous decade)

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2000 - 2009
Championship Holders
40
Longest Reign

343 days

Shortest Reign

19 hours

ChampionDate of Reign | Time Held

The Miz

Oct 5, 2009 - May 17, 2010

224 days

(reign ends in next decade)

Kofi Kingston

Jun 1, 2009 - Oct 5, 2009

126 days

Montel Vontavious Porter

Mar 20, 2009 - Jun 1, 2009

73 days

Shelton Benjamin

Jul 20, 2008 - Mar 20, 2009

243 days

Matt Hardy

Apr 27, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008

84 days

Montel Vontavious Porter

May 20, 2007 - Apr 27, 2008

343 days

Chris Benoit

Oct 13, 2006 - May 20, 2007

219 days

Mr. Kennedy

Sep 1, 2006 - Oct 13, 2006

42 days

Finlay

Jul 14, 2006 - Sep 1, 2006

49 days

Bobby Lashley

May 26, 2006 - Jul 14, 2006

49 days

JBL

Apr 2, 2006 - May 26, 2006

54 days

Chris Benoit

Feb 19, 2006 - Apr 2, 2006

42 days

Booker T

Jan 13, 2006 - Feb 19, 2006

37 days

Booker T

Oct 21, 2005 - Nov 25, 2005

35 days

Chris Benoit

Aug 21, 2005 - Oct 21, 2005

61 days

Orlando Jordan

Mar 3, 2005 - Aug 21, 2005

171 days

John Cena

Nov 18, 2004 - Mar 3, 2005

105 days

Carlito

Oct 7, 2004 - Nov 18, 2004

42 days

John Cena

Oct 3, 2004 - Oct 7, 2004

4 days

Booker T

Jul 29, 2004 - Oct 3, 2004

66 days

John Cena

Mar 14, 2004 - Jul 29, 2004

137 days

Big Show

Oct 19, 2003 - Mar 14, 2004

147 days

Eddie Guerrero

Jul 27, 2003 - Oct 19, 2003

84 days

Edge

Nov 12, 2001 - Nov 18, 2001

6 days

Kurt Angle

Oct 22, 2001 - Nov 12, 2001

21 days

Rhyno

Sep 23, 2001 - Oct 22, 2001

29 days

Tajiri

Sep 10, 2001 - Sep 23, 2001

13 days

Chris Kanyon

Jul 26, 2001 - Sep 10, 2001

46 days

Booker T

Mar 18, 2001 - Jul 24, 2001

128 days

Rick Steiner

Feb 5, 2001 - Mar 18, 2001

41 days

Shane Douglas

Jan 14, 2001 - Feb 5, 2001

22 days

Gen. Rection

Nov 26, 2000 - Jan 14, 2001

49 days

Lance Storm

Nov 13, 2000 - Nov 26, 2000

13 days

Gen. Rection

Oct 29, 2000 - Nov 13, 2000

15 days

Lance Storm

Sep 23, 2000 - Oct 29, 2000

36 days

Terry Funk

Sep 22, 2000 - Sep 23, 2000

19 hours

Lance Storm

Jul 18, 2000 - Sep 22, 2000

66 days

Scott Steiner

Apr 16, 2000 - Jul 9, 2000

84 days

Jeff Jarrett

Jan 17, 2000 - Apr 10, 2000

84 days

Jeff Jarrett

Dec 20, 1999 - Jan 16, 2000

27 days

(reign began in previous decade)

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1990 - 1999
Championship Holders
41
Longest Reign

523 days

(reign began in previous decade)

Shortest Reign

16 hours

ChampionDate of Reign | Time Held

Jeff Jarrett

Dec 20, 1999 - Jan 16, 2000

27 days

(reign ends in next decade)

Chris Benoit

Dec 19, 1999 - Dec 20, 1999

19 hours

Scott Hall

Nov 8, 1999 - Dec 19, 1999

41 days

Bret Hart

Oct 25, 1999 - Nov 8, 1999

14 days

Goldberg

Oct 24, 1999 - Oct 25, 1999

19 hours

Sid Vicious

Sep 12, 1999 - Oct 24, 1999

42 days

Chris Benoit

Aug 9, 1999 - Sep 12, 1999

34 days

David Flair

Jul 5, 1999 - Aug 9, 1999

35 days

Scott Steiner

Apr 11, 1999 - Jul 5, 1999

85 days

Scott Hall

Feb 21, 1999 - Mar 18, 1999

25 days

Roddy Piper

Feb 8, 1999 - Feb 21, 1999

13 days

Bret Hart

Nov 30, 1998 - Feb 8, 1999

70 days

Diamond Dallas Page

Oct 26, 1998 - Nov 30, 1998

35 days

Bret Hart

Aug 13, 1998 - Oct 26, 1998

74 days

Lex Luger

Aug 10, 1998 - Aug 13, 1998

3 days

Bret Hart

Jul 20, 1998 - Aug 10, 1998

21 days

Goldberg

Apr 20, 1998 - Jul 20, 1998

91 days

Raven

Apr 19, 1998 - Apr 20, 1998

19 hours

Diamond Dallas Page

Dec 28, 1997 - Apr 19, 1998

112 days

Curt Hennig

Sep 15, 1997 - Dec 28, 1997

104 days

Steve McMichael

Aug 21, 1997 - Sep 15, 1997

25 days

Jeff Jarrett

Jun 9, 1997 - Aug 21, 1997

73 days

Dean Malenko

Mar 16, 1997 - Jun 9, 1997

85 days

Eddie Guerrero

Dec 29, 1996 - Mar 16, 1997

77 days

Ric Flair

Jul 7, 1996 - Nov 25, 1996

141 days

Konnan

Jan 29, 1996 - Jul 7, 1996

160 days

One Man Gang

Dec 27, 1995 - Jan 29, 1996

33 days

Kensuke Sasaki

Nov 13, 1995 - Dec 27, 1995

44 days

Sting

Jun 18, 1995 - Nov 13, 1995

148 days

Vader

Dec 27, 1994 - Mar 25, 1995

88 days

Jim Duggan

Sep 18, 1994 - Dec 27, 1994

100 days

Steve Austin

Sep 18, 1994

16 hours

Ricky Steamboat

Aug 24, 1994 - Sep 18, 1994

25 days

Steve Austin

Dec 27, 1993 - Aug 24, 1994

240 days

Dustin Rhodes

Aug 30, 1993 - Dec 27, 1993

119 days

Dustin Rhodes

Jan 11, 1993 - May 1, 1993

110 days

Rick Rude

Nov 19, 1991 - Dec 1, 1992

378 days

Sting

Aug 25, 1991 - Nov 19, 1991

86 days

Lex Luger

Dec 16, 1990 - Jul 14, 1991

210 days

Stan Hansen

Oct 27, 1990 - Dec 16, 1990

50 days

Lex Luger

May 22, 1989 - Oct 27, 1990

523 days

(reign began in previous decade)

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1980 - 1989
Championship Holders
25
Longest Reign

523 days

(reign ends in next decade)

Shortest Reign

7 days

ChampionDate of Reign | Time Held

Lex Luger

May 22, 1989 - Oct 27, 1990

523 days

(reign ends in next decade)

Michael Hayes

May 7, 1989 - May 22, 1989

15 days

Lex Luger

Feb 20, 1989 - May 7, 1989

76 days

Barry Windham

May 13, 1988 - Feb 20, 1989

283 days

Dusty Rhodes

Nov 26, 1987 - Apr 15, 1988

141 days

Lex Luger

Jul 11, 1987 - Nov 26, 1987

138 days

Nikita Koloff

Aug 17, 1986 - Jul 11, 1987

328 days

Magnum T.A.

Nov 28, 1985 - May 1, 1986

154 days

Tully Blanchard

Jul 21, 1985 - Nov 28, 1985

130 days

Magnum T.A.

Mar 23, 1985 - Jul 21, 1985

120 days

Wahoo McDaniel

Oct 7, 1984 - Mar 23, 1985

168 days

Wahoo McDaniel

Jun 24, 1984 - Jul 1, 1984

7 days

Ricky Steamboat

Apr 21, 1984 - Jun 24, 1984

64 days

Dick Slater

Dec 14, 1983 - Apr 21, 1984

129 days

Greg Valentine

Apr 30, 1983 - Dec 14, 1983

229 days

Roddy Piper

Apr 16, 1983 - Apr 30, 1983

15 days

Greg Valentine

Nov 4, 1982 - Apr 16, 1983

163 days

Wahoo McDaniel

Aug 22, 1982 - Nov 4, 1982

75 days

Sgt. Slaughter

Jun 7, 1982 - Aug 22, 1982

76 days

Wahoo McDaniel

May 21, 1982 - Jun 7, 1982

18 days

Sgt. Slaughter

Oct 4, 1981 - May 21, 1982

229 days

Wahoo McDaniel

Aug 8, 1981 - Sep 8, 1981

32 days

Roddy Piper

Jan 27, 1981 - Aug 8, 1981

194 days

Ric Flair

Apr 20, 1980 - Jul 26, 1980

98 days

Jimmy Snuka

Sep 1, 1979 - Apr 20, 1980

233 days

(reign began in previous decade)

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1970 - 1979
Championship Holders
16
Longest Reign

1.5k days

Shortest Reign

19 days

ChampionDate of Reign | Time Held

Jimmy Snuka

Sep 1, 1979 - Apr 20, 1980

233 days

(reign ends in next decade)

Ric Flair

Apr 1, 1979 - Aug 12, 1979

134 days

Ricky Steamboat

Dec 18, 1978 - Apr 1, 1979

105 days

Ric Flair

Apr 9, 1978 - Dec 17, 1978

252 days

Mr. Wrestling

Mar 19, 1978 - Apr 9, 1978

22 days

Blackjack Mulligan

Jan 1, 1978 - Mar 19, 1978

78 days

Ricky Steamboat

Oct 21, 1977 - Jan 1, 1978

73 days

Ric Flair

Jul 29, 1977 - Oct 21, 1977

84 days

Bobo Brazil

Jul 7, 1977 - Jul 29, 1977

22 days

Blackjack Mulligan

Dec 15, 1976 - Jul 7, 1977

204 days

Paul Jones

Oct 16, 1976 - Nov 28, 1976

43 days

Blackjack Mulligan

Mar 13, 1976 - Oct 16, 1976

218 days

Paul Jones

Nov 27, 1975 - Mar 13, 1976

107 days

Terry Funk

Nov 9, 1975 - Nov 27, 1975

19 days

Johnny Valentine

Jul 3, 1975 - Sep 1, 1979

1.5k days

Harley Race

Jan 1, 1975 - Jul 3, 1975

184 days

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