The championship was known as the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship throughout his tenure. Wrestlers count this reign as lasting 503 days, but they originally counted it as 504 days. WWE acknowledges this reign as spanning 403 days because to a tape delay (June 1, 2019-July 8, 2020). However, on the official website, this is listed as the longest world heavyweight title reign in history.
The current champion is Elias, who defeated Goldberg at WrestleMania 35 to become the new champion. The match lasted nearly 15 minutes and received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. It was the highest rated match of the night with an 8.5 rating on WWE Network. Goldberg returned to wrestling two months later at E3 2019 where he took on Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. He failed to win the match but made it clear that he intends to get his rematch against Elias at SummerSlam.
In conclusion, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship has been known to last between 12 and 15 minutes, with a tape delay or not. It is currently held by Elias, who is expected to retain it against Goldberg at SummerSlam.
The title was known as the WWWF World Tag Team Championship during its reign. The title was known as the WWE Tag Team Championship during its reign. Because of the recording delay, WWE considers London and Kendrick's reigns to have lasted 334 days. The title was known as the WWF World Tag Team Championship during its reign. Because of the length of time that had passed since it was last defended, the title was declared vacant.
The title was reinstated in January 1992 after London and Kendrick won the Royal Rumble match at WrestleMania VIII. They held the title until April 1992 when they were defeated by Ric Flair and Barry Windham.
Flair and Windham held the titles for nearly a year before they were defeated by Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty on May 23, 1993 at Backlash.
Michaels and Jannetty went on to hold the titles for over two years before they were defeated by The Hennig Dynasty (Bobby and Mike) at Survivor Series 1997.
The Hennigs then went on to hold the titles for almost three months before they were defeated by The Godwinns (Billy and Bart) at Armageddon 1997.
The Godwinns later turned on each other, with Bart leaving his partner Billy to face Shawn Michaels at Over the Edge 1997 but he was defeated too.
This competition is currently ongoing. This signifies that this title is still being defended as part of a promotion and must be updated on a regular basis. The WWE Championship is a professional wrestling global heavyweight championship held by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It was founded in 1963 as part of the WWWF. For much of its history, it has been used to promote matches pitting one of the company's top stars against someone who had been ranked number one in the world.
It is the most prestigious championship in the company, superseding the WCCBriefly known as the WWF World Heavyweight Championship before reverting to its current name in 2003.
The title is awarded to the champion at random after a match has been booked involving the title on the card. If a champion fails to appear at a scheduled title defense, then the referee will declare the champion unable to defend the title and will award it to the opposing wrestler. If a champion refuses to relinquish the title, then it can be taken by default. A new champion will be crowned if no one challenges for the title within 30 days of it being vacated.
World Wrestling Federation/WWF (1963-2001) - This is the original version of the championship created by Vince McMahon when he started his own promotion in Florida in 1962. During this time, the title was always defended in singles matches, with the exception of some double champions.
Kane (154 Days) Kane had the WWF Championship for barely 24 hours in 1998, yet 12 years later he had the joint-fourth longest individual World Heavyweight Championship reign in history. At 672 days, Kane's title run is second only to The Hulk Hogan Championship Run of 81 days in 2001.
He lost the championship to The Big Show at the Survivor Series pay-per-view on November 16th, 2002. However, due to an agreement between the WWF and WCW during the Monday Night Wars period, Kane was granted his release from his contract with WWE after winning the championship. He returned to the company in March 2005 and has been managed by Eric Bischoff since then.
In April 2010, Kane made his return to active competition at a WrestleMania XXIV pre-show event in Pittsburgh, where he faced Matt Morgan to determine who would go to the main event against John Cena. During the match, it was revealed that Vince McMahon had ordered both men not to harm each other during the bout; if one of them were to be injured, they would be eliminated from the match. Despite this, both men attacked each other throughout the match, resulting in both men being banned from wrestling each other for four months.
The following is a list of the WWE's longest world title reigns. The championship was known as the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship throughout his tenure. The championship was known as the WWF World Heavyweight Championship throughout his reign.
Sting is a 15-time world champion in actuality, however WWE does not acknowledge his four TNA World Heavyweight Championship reigns and one WWA World Heavyweight Championship reign. WCW World Championship: The Rock (2 times) WWE World Champion (eight times) The title was known as the WWF Championship throughout his first six stints as WWE Champion.
Lesnar is the longest-reigning single and combined Universal Champion as of March 25, 2021. His first world title reign of 504 days is the sixth longest in WWE history and the longest since 1988. The second longest was John Cena's (336 days) third world title run.
The combined championship is a new addition to the tag team division created in 2016. It is a shared championship that can be defended by any pair of wrestlers who have been signed to contracts by WWE. They are awarded to the current champions if they are able to defeat them in a match. If not, then their names will be added to the list of past champions who could have been eligible to win it. The inaugural champions were Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. They held the title for 504 days before losing it to Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 35.
Other than Lesnar, no other champion has been active for more than two years. The shortest-reigning champion is The Undertaker (18 months), who won the title twice in 2008. He lost the titles to John Cena at Night of Champions 2008 and did not defend them due to his retirement.
Cena regained the title from Lesnar at Royal Rumble 2015 and held it until his departure from WWE in 2018.