World Heavyweight Championship

The World Title's current design.

The World Heavyweight Championship was first brought in 2002 when then-WWE Champion Brock Lensar left to Smackdown. That left the Raw brand with no World Title. General Manager Eric Bischoff then presented the World Title to Triple H. The title is currently on the Smackdown brand. Also the title has been moved to different brands on due to the WWE Draft multiple times and a Money in the Bank cash-in by CM Punk.


[edit] Current Champion

Edge retired after WrestleMania 27 as the World Heavyweight Champion, leading to a tournament to determine a new Champion. His best friend Christian would win the World Heavyweight Championship in the Finals of that tournament, defeating Alberto Del Rio in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules 2011, only for Christian to lose the title to Randy Orton on the following week's edition of Smackdown!.

Captain Charisma would regain the title by beating The Viper by disqualification per the stipulations in the match at Extreme Rules 2011, only for Orton to regain the title at Summerslam 2011. Mark Henry would win the title from The Apex Predator at Night of Champions 2011, his first World Championship reign in his 15-year tenure with the WWE.

Big Show would win the World Heavyweight Championship from The World's Strongest Man at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011, his first World Championship reign in nine years. But it was not to be, as an enraged Mark Henry would KO Big Show, allowing Daniel Bryan to cash in his Money in the Bank Contract that night to win his first World Heavyweight Championship.

Daniel Bryan would hold the title until WrestleMania 28, which is where he lost Sheamus in only 18 seconds. Sheamus would lose the title to Big Show, a reign that would last until Alberto Del Rio beat Big Show for the title on Smackdown in a Last Man Standing match. Dolph Ziggler would cash in his Money in the Bank Contract to win the World Heavyweight Championship the night after Wrestlemania 29.

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