WCW World Championship

The World Heavyweight Championship that has recently been carried by such greats as Batista and Triple H got its start in WWE back in 2002. But its prestigious lineage can actually be traced back all the way to George Hackenschmidt and 1904. For years, it was known as the NWA Championship; then when WCW pulled out of the NWA in the early 1990s, Ric Flair was recognized as the first-ever WCW Champion. Since that time, top names such as Hulk Hogan, Ron Simmons and Bret Hart carried the championship prior to WCW's demise.

Ric FlairStingEast Rutherford, N.J.01-11-91
Lex LugerBarry WindhamBaltimore07-14-91
StingLex LugerMilwaukee02-29-92Watch»
VaderStingAlbany, Ga.07-12-92Watch»
Ron SimmonsVaderBaltimore08-02-92
VaderRon SimmonsBaltimore12-30-92
Ric FlairVaderCharlotte, N.C.12-27-93
Hulk HoganRic FlairOrlando, Fla.07-17-94Watch»
The GiantHulk HoganDetroit10-29-95
Randy Savagen/aNorfolk, Va.11-26-95Watch»
Ric FlairRandy SavageNashville, Tenn.12-27-95
Randy SavageRic FlairLas Vegas01-22-96
Ric FlairRandy SavageSt. Petersburg, Fla.02-11-96
The GiantRic FlairAlbany, Ga.04-22-96
Hulk HoganThe GiantSturgis, S.D.08-10-96
Lex LugerHulk HoganDetroit08-04-97Watch»
Hulk HoganLex LugerSturgis, S.D.08-09-97
StingHulk HoganWashington D.C.12-28-97Watch»
StingHulk HoganSan Francisco02-22-98
Randy SavageStingDenver04-19-98Watch»
Hulk HoganRandy SavageColorado Springs, Colo.04-20-98
GoldbergHulk HoganAtlanta07-06-98Watch»
Kevin NashGoldbergWashington, D.C.12-27-98
Hulk HoganKevin NashAtlanta01-04-99Watch»
Ric FlairHulk HoganLouisville, Ky.03-14-99
Diamond Dallas PageRic Flair, Sting, Hulk HoganTacoma, Wash.04-11-99Watch»
Diamond Dallas PageStingFargo, N.D.04-26-99Watch»
StingDiamond Dallas PageFargo, N.D.04-26-99Watch»
Kevin NashDiamond Dallas PageSt. Louis05-09-99
Randy SavageKevin Nash & StingFt. Lauderdale, Fla.07-11-99
Hulk HoganRandy SavageJacksonville, Fla.07-12-99
StingHulk HoganWinston-Salem, N.C.09-12-99
Bret Hartn/aToronto, Ontario11-21-99
Bret HartGoldbergBaltimore12-20-99
Chris BenoitSid ViciousCincinnati01-16-00
Sid ViciousKevin NashLos Angeles01-24-00
Sid ViciousKevin NashLas Vegas01-26-00
Jeff JarrettDiamond Dallas PageChicago04-16-00Watch»
Diamond Dallas PageJeff JarrettRochester, N.Y.04-24-00
David ArquetteEric Bischoff & Jeff JarrettSyracuse, N.Y.04-25-00Watch»
Jeff JarrettDavid ArquetteKansas City, Mo.05-07-00Watch»
Ric FlairJeff JarrettBiloxi, Miss.05-15-00
Jeff JarrettRic FlairGrand Rapids, Mich.05-22-00
Kevin NashJeff Jarrett, Scott SteinerSaginaw, Mich.05-24-00
Jeff JarrettRic FlairSalt Lake City05-29-00
Ric Flairn/aSalt Lake City05-29-00
Booker TJeff JarrettFt. Lauderdale, Fla.07-09-00Watch»
Kevin NashBooker TLas Cruces, N.M.08-28-00
Booker TKevin NashBuffalo, N.Y.09-17-00
Vince RussoBooker TUniondale, N.Y.09-25-00Watch»
Booker TJeff JarrettSan Francisco10-02-00Watch»
Scott SteinerBooker TMilwaukee11-26-00
Booker TScott SteinerPanama City, Fla.03-26-01Watch»
Kurt AngleBooker TPittsburgh07-24-01
Booker TKurt AnglePhiladelphia07-30-01
The RockBooker TSan Jose, Calif.08-19-01Watch»
Chris JerichoThe RockSt. Louis10-21-01
The RockChris JerichoUniondale, N.Y.11-05-01Watch»
Chris JerichoThe RockSan Diego12-09-01