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WCW Heavyweight Championship History

Ric Flair
01/11/91
East Rutherford, NJ

Wins NWA World heavyweight title from Sting; with NWA no longer operating
as an organization, Flair is recognized as the first WCW World Heavyweight champion; stripped on 07/01/91 when Flair was fired by WCW.


Lex Luger
07/14/91
Baltimore, MD

Defeats Barry Windham
Sting
02/29/92
Milwaukee, WI
Big Van Vader
07/12/92
Albany, GA
Ron Simmons
08/02/92
Baltimore, MD
Big Van Vader [2]
12/30/92
Baltimore, MD
Sting [2]
03/11/93
London, England
Big Van Vader [3]
03/17/93
Dublin, Ireland
Ric Flair [2]
12/27/93
Charlotte, NC

Title held-up after a match against Rickey "The Dragon" Steamboat on 04/23/94 in Chicago, IL ends as a double pin.

Ric Flair [3]
12/27/94
Atlanta, GA

Defeats Steamboat in a rematch; unifies former NWA World Heavyweight Title; renamed when WCW withdrew from NWA in September, 1993, also won "WCW International" World title defeating Sting on 06/23/94 in Charleston, SC

Hulk Hogan
07/17/94
Orlando, FL
The Giant
10/29/95
Detroit, MI

Wins via DQ, Jimmy Hart Hogan's manager, signed the contract so that the title changes hands via DQ; stripped on 11/06/95 when WCW claimed that the decision was doubtful.

Randy Savage
11/26/95
Norfolk, VA

Wins a 60-man, three ring battle royal, eliminating One Man Gang. Hulk Hogan was not thrown over the top rope, but referee Randy Anderson believing that Hogan was in fact eliminated, awarded the match to Randy Savage after One Man Gang was eliminated.

Ric Falir [4]
12/27/95
Nashville, TN
Randy Savage [2]
01/22/96
Las Vegas, NV
Ric Falir [ 5]
02/11/96
St. Petersburg, FL
The Giant [2]
04/22/96
Albany, GA
Hulk Hogan [2]
08/10/96
Sturgis, SD
Lex Luger [2]
08/04/97
Auburn Hills, MI
Hulk Hogan [3]
08/09/97
Sturgis, SD
Sting [3]
12/28/97
Washington, DC

Declared vacant on 01/08/98 in Daytona Beach, Florida by J.J. Dillon, the chairman of WCW Executive Committee, because of the controversial endings at both the 12/28/97 card in Washington, DC and the 12/29/97 card in Baltimore, MD. Rematch set-up for Superbrawl 8 by Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Sting [4]
02/22/98
San Francisco, CA Defeats Hulk Hogan

Randy Savage [3]
04/14/98
Denver, CO
Hulk Hogan [4]
04/20/98
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Goldberg
07/06/98
Atlanta, GA

174 - 0 before losing to Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash
12/27/98
Washington, DC

Beat Goldberg by Jacknifing him, only after Scott Hall dressed up as a security guard came into the ring and used a stun gun on Goldeberg.

Hollywood Hogan [5]
1/04/99
Atlanta, GA

Hogan beat Nash in a cleverly planned out scheme where Hogan just taped Nash and he laid down and gave Hogan the title.

Ric Flair
3/14/99
Knoxville, TN

Beat Hogan by pin in a First Blood Match

Diamond Dallas Page
4/11/99
Takoma, WA

Beat Flair, Hogan, & Sting by in a Four Corners Match

Sting
4/26/99
Fargo, ND


Diamond Dallas Page
4/26/99
Fargo, ND

Beat Goldberg, Nash, & Sting in a Four Corners Match

Kevin Nash
5/9/99
St. Louis, MO


Randy Savage
7/11/99
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Pinned Nash in a tag match where whoever makes the pinfall on Nash becomes the world champion

Hollywood Hogan
7/12/99
Jacksonville, FL

Sting
9/14/99
Winston Salem, NC

Belt declared vacant b/c Sting lost to Goldberg and there was controversy b/c of weather or not the match was for the title or not. A 32 man tournament was started.
Bret Hart
11/21/99
Toronto, Onterio, Canada
Beat Chris Benoit in the tournament final

Belt declared vacant due to Bret Hart's injury

Chris Benoit
1/16/00
Cincinatti, OH
Beat Sid Vicious in number one contendor's match for title.

Belt held up due to illegal submission by Chris Benoit as Sid's foor was under the rope

Sid Vicious
1/24/00
Las Angeles, CA
Beat Kevin Nash in a match for the vacant title

Russo and Bischoff take all titles away on 4/10/00.

Jeff Jarrett
4/16/00
Chicago, IL
Beats DDP to claim title

Diamond Dallas Page
4/24/00
Rochester, NY

David Arquette
4/26/00
Rochester, NY

Jeff Jarrett
5/7/00
Kansas City, MO

Ric Flair
5/15/00

Stripped by Vince Russo due to collapse in the ring during defense

Jeff Jarrett
5/22/00
Grand Rapids, MI
Beat Kevin Nash to claim vacant title
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