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Encyclopedia > WWE United States Championship
WWE United States Championship
WWE United States Championship belt
WWE United States Championship belt
Details
Current
champion(s)
Montel Vontavious Porter
Date won May 20, 2007
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand SmackDown!
Date created January 1, 1975
Other name(s)
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic)
  • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
  • WCW United States Championship

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. It was originally a National Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling title. Currently, it is the second highest ranked championship exclusive to the SmackDown! brand. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Alvin Burke, Jr. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by his ring name Lex Luger, is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler and football player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Cena in 2005, with his customized WWE United States Championship belt. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by his ring name Lex Luger, is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler and football player. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Terrance (Terry) Funk (born June 30, 1944) is an American professional wrestler, known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the later part of his career that inspired many later wrestlers, most notably Mick Foley. ... David Fliehr (born March 6, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) better known by his ring name David Flair, is the son of Ric Flair and is a professional wrestler. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... David Fliehr (born March 6, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) better known by his ring name David Flair, is the son of Ric Flair and is a professional wrestler. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... The WWE Championship belt, an example of a championship belt in professional wrestling. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ...

Contents

History

Although the National Wrestling Alliance had already crowned a United States Champion in 1950 with Buddy Rogers, over the years the many promotions that conformed the National Wrestling Alliance began recognizing their own United States champions as well. The NWA United States Heavyweight Championship recognized by Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling came into existence as the top championship in the Mid-Atlantic region on January 1, 1975 with Harley Race becoming the inaugural champion. The championship then became the Undisputed NWA United States Championship in January 1981 when the last remaining NWA promotion to recognize its own United States champion closed down. However, in 1986, the title became a secondary championship in Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling as its promoter, Jim Crockett, Jr., consolidated the NWA World Heavyweight Championship under his control. Then, in 1991, the title was renamed the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) United States Heavyweight Championship when the promotion became World Championship Wrestling. National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Nature Boy Buddy Rogers (born Herman C. Rohde Jr. ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jim Crockett, Jr. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...


In March 2001, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. purchased World Championship Wrestling. Following this, the "Invasion" storyline was orchestrated, in which WCW was ultimately dismantled. During the "Invasion", only four WCW championship titles remained active, including the United States Heavyweight title, which was referred to simply as the WCW United States Championship. On the conlusion of the "Invasion" at Survivor Series 2001, the WCW United States Championship and the WWF Intercontinental Championship were unified when the WCW United States Champion, Edge, defeated the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Test. As a result, the United States Championship became inactive and Edge became the new WWF Intercontinental Champion. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The Invasion was a professional wrestling storyline in the World Wrestling Federation that began shortly after the WWFs purchase of World Championship Wrestling. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... Survivor Series 2001 was the fifteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Chris Jericho as WWF Undisputed Champion, holding the WWF Championship and World Championship belts Championship unification or championship consolidation are terms which mean the act of combining two or more separate championships into a single title. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... Andrew Test Martin (born Andrew J. Martin on March 17, 1975 in Whitby, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ...


In July 2003, the title was reactivated as the WWE United States Championship by SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon. This was done shortly after the RAW brand recommissioned the WWE Intercontinental Championship to be its secondary championship, thus the United States Championship became its equal counterpart for the SmackDown! brand. For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque[1] (born September 24, 1976) better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is World Wrestling Entertainments Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


After John Cena won the United States Championship he revealed a new custom "Spinner" version of the belt at Armageddon 2004. However, after Orlando Jordan defeated Cena for the title in March 2005, Cena's belt was dumped into a garbage can and blown up by John "Bradshaw" Layfield and The Cabinet. Jordan was then presented with the regular championship belt. John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... Armageddon is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Orlando Mason Jordan (born July 10, 1980) is a professional wrestler who is currently working on the independent circuit. ... “John Hawk” redirects here. ... The Cabinet: (from left to right) Doug Basham, John Bradshaw Layfield, Orlando Jordan, Amy Weber, Danny Basham The Cabinet was a heel professional wrestling stable that was based on World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand. ...


Current champion

Current champion, Montel Vontavious Porter

The current champion is Montel Vontavious Porter who is in his first reign. He defeated Chris Benoit in a Two out of three falls match (winning 2-0) at Judgment Day on May 20, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1845 × 2459 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1845 × 2459 pixel, file size: 1. ... Alvin Burke, Jr. ... Alvin Burke, Jr. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... In professional wrestling, a two out of three falls match, or a best of three falls match, is a series of matches (often between two wrestlers or two teams of wrestlers), in which wrestlers attempt to win the majority of matches. ... Judgment Day is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


See also

John Cena in 2005, with his customized WWE United States Championship belt. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

External links

  • WCW/WWE United States Title History

  Results from FactBites:
 
WWE United States Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (883 words)
The title was a WCW championship until, after WWE's purchase of WCW in 2001, United States Champion Edge defeated the Intercontinental Champion, Test, to merge both titles.
At the 2004 Armageddon pay-per-view then-United States champion John Cena revealed a new redesigned, custom-made, United States championship, resembling a disc on a turntable.
The record for the shortest reign as United States champion is held by Steve Austin, who was awarded the title on September 18th, 1994 and lost it less than 5 minutes later to Jim Duggan.
Triple Crown Champion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1363 words)
The European Championship, a singles title beneath the world and intercontinental titles, did not count for the purposes of designating triple crown champions, although a wrestler who had won all three primary titles and the European Championship would be recognized as a grand slam champion.
Because of this, Invasion-era championships are excluded from consideration.
Although it is an offshoot of the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, the ECW FTW Heavyweight Championship is not considered to be a Triple Crown candidate championship, as it existed solely as a plot device in a storyline involving Taz.
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