WWE's Undisputed Champions

Chris Jericho

Following the WCW/ECW invasion of 2001, the WCW World Heavyweight Title remained active in WWE with Superstars like Booker T and Kurt Angle carrying the championship. For a time, WWE promoted two World Champions, but at Vengeance 2001, the first-ever Undisputed Champion was crowned following a tournament.

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That night, on Dec. 9, 2001, Chris Jericho defeated The Rock to claim the WCW World Title and advance. By the end of the evening, Y2J came face to face with the WWE Champion “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who had beaten Angle. During the bout, absolute chaos reigned supreme with The Rock, Angle, Booker T, Ric Flair and Mr. McMahon all getting involved. However, Booker T took out Austin with the WWE Title, allowing Jericho to secure the pinfall and become WWE’s first-ever Undisputed Champion.