WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Buddy Rogers

April 25, 1963 - December 31, 1969

The original "Nature Boy", Buddy Rogers, won the first-ever WWE Championship in a tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last defeating Antonino Rocca. The WWE Hall of Famer was one of the most hated Superstars of his time, but he used his patented Figure Four Leglock to torture opponents and become the first-ever WWE Champion.

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