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WWE United States Championship

WWE United States Championship

View the complete history of the WWE United States Championship. Who has held it? Who has the longest reign? Who has the shortest reign?

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WWE United States Championship

Unlike most other championships currently defended on Raw and SmackDown, the United States Championship did not start out as a recognized WWE Championship. Rather, the title first emerged in WCW.

Many of the ring’s greatest names have staked claim to the U.S. Title during the title’s early years, including WWE Hall of Famers Sgt. Slaughter and Greg Valentine. Years later, the U.S. Championship regained the glory it held in years past when competitors like Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, and John Cena fought over it in many memorable battles.

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History

No.  Wrestler  Reign  Date  Days held  Location  Event 
  Vacated   December 26, 2017    Chicago, IL SmackDown Live 
152  Dolph Ziggler  December 17, 2017   9 Boston, MA  Clash of Champions
151  Baron Corbin  1  October 8, 2017  70  Detroit, MI  Hell in a Cell 
150  AJ Styles  2  July 25, 2017  75  Richmond, VA  SmackDown Live 
149  Kevin Owens  3  July 23, 2017  2  Philadelphia, PA  Battleground 
148  AJ Styles  1  July 7, 2017  16  New York, NY  House show 
147  Kevin Owens  2  May 2, 2017  66  Fresno, CA  SmackDown Live 
146  Chris Jericho  2  April 30, 2017  2  San Jose, CA  Payback 
145  Kevin Owens  1  April 2, 2017  28  Orlando, FL  WrestleMania 33 
144  Chris Jericho  1  January 9, 2017  83  New Orleans, LA  Raw 
143  Roman Reigns  1  September 25, 2016  106  Indianapolis, IN  Clash of Champions 
142  Rusev  2  May 22, 2016  126  Newark, NJ  Extreme Rules 
141  Kalisto  2  January 24, 2016  119  Orlando, FL  Royal Rumble 
140  Alberto Del Rio  2  January 12, 2016  12  Lafayette, LA  SmackDown 
139  Kalisto  1  January 11, 2016  1  New Orleans, LA  Raw 
138  Alberto Del Rio  1  October 25, 2015  78  Los Angeles, CA  Hell in a Cell 
137  John Cena  5  September 20, 2015  35  Houston, TX  Night of Champions 
136  Seth Rollins  1  August 23, 2015  28  Brooklyn, NY  SummerSlam 
135  John Cena  4  March 29, 2015  147  Santa Clara, CA  WrestleMania 31 
134  Rusev  1  November 3, 2014  146  Buffalo, NY  Raw Backstage Pass 
133  Sheamus  2  May 5, 2014  182  Albany, NY  Raw 
132  Dean Ambrose  1  May 19, 2013  351  St. Louis, MO  Extreme Rules 
131  Kofi Kingston  3  April 15, 2013  34  Greenville, SC  Raw 
130  Antonio Cesaro  1  August 19, 2012  239  Los Angeles, CA  SummerSlam 
129  Santino Marella  1  March 5, 2012  167  Boston, MA  Raw 
128  Jack Swagger  1  January 16, 2012  49  Anaheim, CA  Raw 
127  Zack Ryder  1  December 18, 2011  29  Baltimore, MD  TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 
126  Dolph Ziggler  1  June 19, 2011  182  Washington, D.C.  Capitol Punishment 
125  Kofi Kingston  2  May 1, 2011  49  Tampa, FL  Extreme Rules 
124  Sheamus  1  March 14, 2011  48  St. Louis, MO  Raw 
123  Daniel Bryan  1  September 19, 2010  176  Rosemont, IL  Night of Champions 
122  The Miz  2  June 14, 2010  97  Charlotte, NC  Raw 
  Vacated    May 24, 2010    Toledo, OH  Raw 
121  R-Truth  1  May 24, 2010  21  Toledo, OH  Raw 
120  Bret Hart  5  May 17, 2010  7  Toronto, ON  Raw 
119  The Miz  1  October 5, 2009  224  Wilkes-Barre, PA  Raw 
118  Kofi Kingston  1  June 1, 2009  126  Birmingham, AL  Raw 
117  Montel Vontavious Porter  2  March 17, 2009  76  Corpus Christi, TX  SmackDown 
116  Shelton Benjamin  1  July 20, 2008  240  Uniondale, NY  The Great American Bash 
115  Matt Hardy  1  April 27, 2008  84  Baltimore, MD  Backlash 
114  Montel Vontavious Porter  1  May 20, 2007  343  St. Louis, MO  Judgment Day 
113  Chris Benoit  5  October 10, 2006  222  Jacksonville, FL  SmackDown! 
112  Mr. Kennedy  1  August 29, 2006  42  Reading, PA  SmackDown! 
111  Finlay  1  July 11, 2006  49  Minneapolis, MN  SmackDown! 
110  Bobby Lashley  1  May 23, 2006  49  Bakersfield, CA  SmackDown! 
109  John Bradshaw Layfield  1  April 2, 2006  51  Rosemont, IL  WrestleMania 22 
108  Chris Benoit  4  February 19, 2006  42  Baltimore, MD  No Way Out 
107  Booker T  4  January 10, 2006  40  Philadelphia, PA  SmackDown! 
  Vacated    November 22, 2005    Sheffield, England  SmackDown! 
106  Booker T  3  October 18, 2005  35  Reno, NV  SmackDown! 
105  Chris Benoit  3  August 21, 2005  58  Washington, D.C.  SummerSlam 
104  Orlando Jordan  1  March 1, 2005  173  Albany, NY  SmackDown! 
103  John Cena  3  November 16, 2004  105  Dayton, OH  SmackDown! 
102  Carlito Caribbean Cool  1  October 5, 2004  42  Boston, MA  SmackDown! 
101  John Cena  2  October 3, 2004  2  East Rutherford, NJ  No Mercy 
100  Booker T  2  July 27, 2004  68  Cincinnati, OH  SmackDown! 
  Vacated    July 6, 2004    Winnipeg, MB  SmackDown! 
99  John Cena  1  March 14, 2004  114  New York, NY  WrestleMania XX 
98  Big Show  1  October 19, 2003  147  Baltimore, MD  No Mercy 
97  Eddie Guerrero  2  July 27, 2003  84  Denver, CO  Vengeance 
  Unified    November 18, 2001    Greensboro, NC  Survivor Series 
96  Edge  1  November 12, 2001  6  Boston, MA  Raw 
95  Kurt Angle  1  October 22, 2001  21  Kansas City, MO  Raw 
94  Rhyno  1  September 23, 2001  29  Pittsburgh, PA  Unforgiven 
93  Tajiri  1  September 10, 2001  13  San Antonio, TX  Raw Is War 
92  Chris Kanyon  1  July 24, 2001  48  Pittsburgh, PA  SmackDown! 
91  Booker T  1  March 18, 2001  128  Jacksonville, FL  Greed 
90  Rick Steiner  1  February 5, 2001  41  Tupelo, MS  Monday Nitro 
89  Shane Douglas  1  January 14, 2001  22  Indianapolis, IN  Sin 
88  Gen. Rection  2  November 26, 2000  49  Milwaukee, WI  Mayhem 
87  Lance Storm  3  November 13, 2000  13  London, England  Monday Nitro 
86  Gen. Rection  1  October 29, 2000  15  Paradise, NV  Halloween Havoc 
85  Lance Storm  2  September 23, 2000  36  Lubbock, TX  House show 
84  Terry Funk  2  September 22, 2000  1  Amarillo, TX  House show 
83  Lance Storm  1  July 18, 2000  66  Auburn Hills, MI  Monday Nitro 
  Vacated    July 9, 2000    Daytona Beach, FL  Bash at the Beach 
82  Scott Steiner  2  April 16, 2000  84  Chicago, IL  Spring Stampede 
  Vacated    April 10, 2000    Denver, CO  Monday Nitro 
81  Jeff Jarrett  3  January 17, 2000  84  Columbus, OH  Monday Nitro 
  Vacated    January 16, 2000    Cincinnati, OH  Souled Out 
80  Jeff Jarrett  2  December 20, 1999  27  Baltimore, MD  Monday Nitro 
79  Chris Benoit  2  December 19, 1999  1  Washington, D.C.  Starrcade 
78  Scott Hall  2  November 8, 1999  41  Indianapolis, IN  Monday Nitro 
77  Bret Hart  4  October 25, 1999  14  Phoenix, AZ  Monday Nitro 
76  Goldberg  2  October 24, 1999  1  Paradise, NV  Halloween Havoc 
75  Sid Vicious  1  September 12, 1999  42  Winston-Salem, NC  Fall Brawl 
74  Chris Benoit  1  August 9, 1999  34  Boise, ID  Monday Nitro 
  Vacated    July 5, 1999    Atlanta, GA  Monday Nitro 
73  David Flair  1  July 5, 1999  35  Atlanta, GA  Monday Nitro 
72  Scott Steiner  1  April 11, 1999  85  Tacoma, WA  Spring Stampede 
  Vacated    March 18, 1999    Lexington, KY  Thunder 
71  Scott Hall  1  February 21, 1999  25  Oakland, CA  SuperBrawl IX 
70  Roddy Piper  3  February 8, 1999  13  Buffalo, NY  Monday Nitro 
69  Bret Hart  3  November 30, 1998  70  Chattanooga, TN  Monday Nitro 
68  Diamond Dallas Page  2  October 26, 1998  35  Phoenix, AZ  Monday Nitro 
67  Bret Hart  2  August 11, 1998  76  Fargo, ND  Thunder 
66  Lex Luger  5  August 10, 1998  1  Rapid City, SD  Monday Nitro 
65  Bret Hart  1  July 20, 1998  21  Salt Lake City, UT  Monday Nitro 
  Vacated    July 6, 1998    Atlanta, GA  Monday Nitro 
64  Goldberg  1  April 20, 1998  77  Colorado Springs, CO  Monday Nitro 
63  Raven  1  April 19, 1998  1  Denver, CO  Spring Stampede 
62  Diamond Dallas Page  1  December 28, 1997  112  Washington, D.C.  Starrcade 
61  Curt Hennig  1  September 15, 1997  104  Charlotte, NC  Monday Nitro 
60  Steve McMichael  1  August 21, 1997  25  Nashville, TN  Clash of the Champions XXXV 
59  Jeff Jarrett  1  June 9, 1997  73  Boston, MA  Monday Nitro 
58  Dean Malenko  1  March 16, 1997  85  North Charleston, SC  Uncensored 
57  Eddie Guerrero  1  December 29, 1996  77  Nashville, TN  Starrcade 
  Vacated    November 25, 1996       
56  Ric Flair  5(6)  July 7, 1996  141  Daytona Beach, FL  Bash at the Beach 
55  Konnan  1  January 29, 1996  160  Canton, OH  Main Event 
54  One Man Gang  1  December 27, 1995  33  Nashville, TN  Starrcade: World Cup of Wrestling 
53  Kensuke Sasaki  1  November 13, 1995  44  Tokyo, Japan  WCW World in Japan 
52  Sting  2  June 18, 1995  148  Dayton, OH  The Great American Bash 
  Vacated    March 25, 1995    Atlanta, GA  Saturday Night 
51  Vader  1  December 27, 1994  88  Nashville, TN  Starrcade 
49  Steve Austin  2  September 18, 1994  <1  Roanoke, VA  Fall Brawl 1994: War Games 
50  Jim Duggan  1  September 18, 1994  100  Roanoke, VA  Fall Brawl 1994: War Games 
48  Ricky Steamboat  4  August 24, 1994  25  Cedar Rapids, IA  Clash of the Champions XXVIII 
47  Steve Austin  1  December 27, 1993  240  Charlotte, NC  Starrcade ’93: 10th Anniversary 
46  Dustin Rhodes  2  August 30, 1993  119  Atlanta, GA  Saturday Night 
  Vacated    May 1, 1993      WorldWide 
45  Dustin Rhodes  1  January 11, 1993  110  Atlanta, GA  Saturday Night 
  Vacated    December 1, 1992       
44  Rick Rude  1  November 19, 1991  378  Savannah, GA  Clash of the Champions XVII 
43  Sting  1  August 25, 1991  86  Atlanta, GA  House show 
  Vacated    July 14, 1991    Baltimore, MD  The Great American Bash 
42  Lex Luger  4  December 16, 1990  210  St. Louis, MO  Starrcade 
41  Stan Hansen  1  October 27, 1990  50  Chicago, IL  Halloween Havoc 
40  Lex Luger  3  May 22, 1989  523  Bluefield, WV  House show 
39  Michael Hayes  1  May 7, 1989  15  Nashville, TN  WrestleWar 
38  Lex Luger  2  February 20, 1989  76  Chicago, IL  Chi-Town Rumble 
37  Barry Windham  1  May 13, 1988  283  Houston, TX  House show 
  Vacated    April 15, 1988       
36  Dusty Rhodes  1  November 26, 1987  141  Chicago, IL  Starrcade 
35  Lex Luger  1  July 11, 1987  138  Greensboro, NC  House show 
34  Nikita Koloff  1  August 17, 1986  328  Charlotte, NC  House show 
  Vacated    May 29, 1986       
33  Magnum T.A.  2  November 28, 1985  182  Greensboro, NC  Starrcade 
32  Tully Blanchard  1  July 21, 1985  130  Charlotte, NC  House show 
31  Magnum T.A.  1  March 23, 1985  120  Charlotte, NC  House show 
30  Wahoo McDaniel  5  October 7, 1984  167  Charlotte, NC  House show 
  Vacated    July 1, 1984       
29  Wahoo McDaniel  4  June 24, 1984  7  Greensboro, NC  House show 
28  Ricky Steamboat  3  April 21, 1984  64  Greensboro, NC  House show 
27  Dick Slater  1  December 14, 1983  129  Shelby, NC  House show 
26  Greg Valentine  2(3)  April 30, 1983  228  Greensboro, NC  House show 
25  Roddy Piper  2  April 16, 1983  14  Greensboro, NC  House show 
24  Greg Valentine  1(2)  November 4, 1982  163  Norfolk, VA  House show 
23  Wahoo McDaniel  3  August 22, 1982  74  Charlotte, NC  House show 
22  Sgt. Slaughter  2  June 7, 1982  76  Greenville, SC  House show 
21  Wahoo McDaniel  2  May 21, 1982  17  Richmond, VA  House show 
20  Sgt. Slaughter  1  October 4, 1981  229  Charlotte, NC  House show 
  Vacated    September 8, 1981       
19  Wahoo McDaniel  1  August 8, 1981  31  Greensboro, NC  House show 
18  Roddy Piper  1  January 27, 1981  193  Raleigh, NC  House show 
  Ric Flair  5  November 24, 1980  64  Greenville, SC  House show 
  Greg Valentine  1  July 26, 1980  121  Charlotte, NC  House show 
17  Ric Flair  4  April 19, 1980  98  Greensboro, NC  House show 
16  Jimmy Snuka  1  September 1, 1979  231  Charlotte, NC  House show 
  Vacated    August 12, 1979       
15  Ric Flair  3  April 1, 1979  133  Greensboro, NC  House show 
14  Ricky Steamboat  2  December 18, 1978  104  Greensboro, NC  House show 
13  Ric Flair  2  April 9, 1978  253  Charlotte, NC  House show 
12  Mr. Wrestling  1  March 19, 1978  21  Greensboro, NC  House show 
11  Blackjack Mulligan  3(4)  January 1, 1978  77  Greensboro, NC  House show 
10  Ricky Steamboat  1  October 21, 1977  72  Charleston, SC  House show 
9  Ric Flair  1  July 29, 1977  84  Richmond, VA  House show 
8  Bobo Brazil  1  July 7, 1977  22  Norfolk, VA  House show 
7  Blackjack Mulligan  2(3)  December 15, 1976  204  Raleigh, NC  House show 
  Paul Jones  3  December 9, 1976  6  Winston-Salem, NC  House show 
  Blackjack Mulligan  2  November 28, 1976  11  Charlotte, NC  House show 
6  Paul Jones  2  October 16, 1976  43  Greensboro, NC  House show 
5  Blackjack Mulligan  1  March 13, 1976  217  Greensboro, NC  House show 
4  Paul Jones  1  November 27, 1975  107  Greensboro, NC  House show 
3  Terry Funk  1  November 9, 1975  18  Greensboro, NC  House show 
  Vacated    October 4, 1975       
2  Johnny Valentine  1  July 3, 1975  93  Greensboro, NC  House show 
1  Harley Race  1  January 1, 1975  183  Tallahassee, FL  House show 

Longest reign: Lex Luger (523 days)
Shortest reign: Steve Austin (16 hours)

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