Sometimes known as the WWF World Title, the WWF Heavyweight Championship, the WWF World Heavyweight Title or some other combination of those words, but WWF Championship is the "official" title.

I know the listing jumps around a little bit, but there's very little I can do about it.

TITLE HOLDER              EVENT                 DATE WON         DEFEATED
Buddy Rogers                 Rio De Janiero      April 1963            Antonino Rocca
Bruno Sammartino          MSG                      5-17-63                 Buddy Rogers
Ivan Koloff                     MSG                      1-18-71                 Bruno Sammartino
Pedro Morales                MSG                      2-8-71                   Ivan Koloff
Stan Stasiak                     Philadelphia          12-1-73                 Pedro Morales
Bruno Sammartino          MSG                      12-10-73               Stan Stasiak
Superstar Billy Graham  MSG                      4-30-77                 Bruno Sammartino
Bob Backlund                 Baltimore               2-20-78                 Superstar Graham
Antonio Inoki                  MSG                      11-30-79               Bob Backlund
Bob Backlund                 Japan                      12-6-79                 Antonio Inoki
Iron Sheik                       Japan                      12-26-83               Bob Backlund
Hulk Hogan                    MSG                       1-23-84                 Iron Sheik
Andre the Giant              Indianapolis            2-5-88                  Hulk Hogan

Andre won when Earl Hebner, the twin of scheduled ref Dave Hebner, counted three after Hogan lifted his shoulder. Andre gave the belt to Ted DiBiase, but president Jack Tunney ruled the title vacant.

Randy Savage                Wrestlemania IV     3-27-88                Ted DiBiase

This was a tournament final at WrestleMania IV.

Hulk Hogan                  Wrestlemania V        4-2-89          Randy Savage
Ultimate Warrior          Wrestlemania VI      4-1-90          Hulk Hogan
Sgt. Slaughter               Royal Rumble          1-19-91        Ultimate Warrior
Hulk Hogan                  Wrestlemania VII     3-24-91        Sgt. Slaughter
Undertaker                    Survivor Series       11-27-91      Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan                                                   12-3-91        Undertaker
Ric Flair                       Royal Rumble          1-19-92        VACANT

After two controversial Undertaker-Hogan matches, the title was ruled vacant and would be awarded to the winner of the Royal Rumble. Flair won the Rumble and the title.

Randy Savage              Wrestlemania VIII    4-5-92         Ric Flair
Ric Flair                                                       9-1-92         Randy Savage
Bret Hart                                                      10-12-92      Ric Flair
Yokozuna                     Wrestlemania IX      4-4-93         Bret Hart
Hulk Hogan                  Wrestlemania IX      4-4-93         Yokozuna

Hogan challenged Yokozuna after Yoko beat Hart and scored a win in 25 seconds. Yoko's reign lasted two minutes, seven seconds.

Yokozuna                     King of the Ring       6-13-93        Hulk Hogan
Bret Hart                      Wrestlemania X       3-20-94        Yokozuna
Bob Backlund               Survivor Series       11-23-94      Bret Hart
Diesel                                                           11-26-94      Bob Backlund
Bret Hart                      Survivor Series        11-19-95      Diesel Landover,
Shawn Michaels           Wrestlemania XII     3-31-96       Bret Hart
Psycho Sid                    Survivor Series       11-17-96      Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels           Royal Rumble          1-19-97        Psycho Sid
Bret Hart                      In Your House          2-16-97        Undertaker

Shawn Michaels vacated the title due to injury. Bret beat Steve Austin, Vader and the Undertaker in a four-way elimination match for the belt.

Psycho Sid                                                    2-17-97        Bret Hart
Undertaker                   Wrestlemania XIII    3-23-97        Psycho
Bret Hart                      SummerSlam            8-3-97          Undertaker
Shawn Michaels          Survivor Series        11-9-97         Bret Hart

Shawn Michaels put Bret in the Sharpshooter and the ref rang the bell under orders from Vince McMahon, even though Bret didn't submit. It was the infamous screw job that marked Bret's exit from the WWF. See The Montreal Incident for more information.

Steve Austin                Wrestlemania XIV    3-29-98        Shawn Michaels
Kane                            King of the Ring       6-28-98        Steve Austin
Steve Austin                                                 6-29-98        Kane
VACANT                       In Your House           9-27-98       Steve Austin

Kane and the Undertaker simultaneously pinned Austin in a triple-threat match. The title was deemed vacant.

The Rock                    Survivor Series         11-15-98      Mankind

This was the final of a 14-man tournament held to fill the vacant title.

Mankind                                                       12-29-98      The Rock
The Rock                    Royal Rumble            1-24-99       Mankind
Mankind                      Halftime Heat            1-31-99       The Rock
The Rock                                                       2-15-99       Mankind
Steve Austin               Wrestlemania XV       3-28-99       The Rock
Undertaker                  Over the Edge            5-23-99       Steve Austin
Steve Austin                                                  6-28-99       Undertaker
Mankind                      SummerSlam              8-22-99      Steve Austin

Mankind won a triple threat match over Austin and Triple H, with Jesse Ventura as special ref.

Triple H                      Raw is War                8-23-99       Mankind
Vince McMahon          Smackdown               9-14-99       Triple H

McMahon forfeited the belt on the Sept. 20 Raw, saying the stipulation where he had to leave WWF business matters prevented him from holding the title.

Triple H                    Unforgiven                   9-26-99  VACANT

Triple H pinned The Rock in a Six-Pack Challenge to fill the vacant title. Also in the match: Mankind, Kane, British Bulldog and Big Show. Steve Austin was guest "Enforcer."

The Big Show           Survivor Series            9-26-99      Triple H

Big Show took Austin's place in a triple threat match against Triple H and The Rock.

Triple H                   Raw is War                   1-3-00        The Big Show

Jericho held the title for about 5 minutes on RAW (4/17/00) when ref Earl Hebner gave him a fast count. Jericho relinquished the title back to HHH right after.

The Rock                 Backlash                        4-30-00       Triple H
Triple H                  Judgment Day                5-21-00        The Rock
The Rock                 King of the Ring            6-26-00        Triple H (Vince McMahon)

In a 6-man tag match with the World Title on the line, Rock pinned Vince McMahon, not Triple H.

Kurt Angle               No Mercy                      10-22-00      The Rock
The Rock                 No Way Out                   2-25-01        Kurt Angle
Steve Austin            Wrestlemania X-7          4-1-01          The Rock

Taken from  Massive reformatting by myself.

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