United States Championship - Steve Austin

September 18, 1994 - September 18, 1994

Steve Austin has the dubious distinction of having one of the shortest reigns in United States Championship history. He was awarded the title at Fall Brawl 1994 when then-champion Ricky Steamboat was unable to defend it due to injury. WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkle then ordered that Austin defend his new title. A shocked Austin lost the title 27 seconds later to "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.

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March 5, 2001
After Jerry Lawler departs WWE, Paul Heyman debuts as a color commentator on Raw. ECW files for bankruptcy one month later.
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