WWE Title Records

WWE Championship:

Longest Reigning WWE Champion

The longest reigning WWE Champion is history is Bruno Sammartino, he held the title for an impressive 4,040 days across two title reigns. The Hulksters six title reigns puts him in second position. John Cena is the only current WWE superstar who has held the title for more than 1000 days. Only Rey Mysterio and Andre The Giant have lost or surrendered the title.

Rank Champion No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Bruno Sammartino 2 4,040
2 Hulk Hogan 6 2,185
3 Bob Backlund 2 2,138
4 John Cena 12 1,240
5 Pedro Morales 1 1,027
6 Bret Hart 5 654
7 Randy Orton 8 609
8 Brock Lesnar 4 579
9 Triple H 8 539
10 Stone Cold Steve Austin 6 529
11 Randy Savage 2 520
12 CM Punk 2 462
13 Shawn Michaels 3 396
14 The Rock 8 367
15 Diesel 1 358
16 Kurt Angle 4 297
17 Superstar Billy Graham 1 296
18 The Ultimate Warrior 1 293
19 Yokozuna 2 280
John “Bradshaw” Layfield 1 280
21 The Undertaker 4 238
22 Seth Rollins 1 220
23 Sheamus 3 183
24 The Miz 1 160
25 Edge 4 139
26 Eddie Guerrero 1 133
27 Ric Flair 2 118
28 Chris Jericho 1 98
29 Sycho Sid 2 97
30 Alberto Del Rio 2 84
31 Big Show 2 78
32 Daniel Bryan 3 65
33 Sgt. Slaughter 1 64
34 Mankind 3 47
35 Jeff Hardy 1 42
36 Batista 2 37
37 The Iron Sheik 1 28
38 Buddy Rogers 1 22
Rob Van Dam 1 22
40 Ivan Koloff 1 21
41 Roman Reigns 2 14+
42 Stan Stasiak 1 9
43 Mr. McMahon 1 6
44 Kane 1 1
45 Rey Mysterio 1 <1
André the Giant 1 <1

Most Number of WWE Title Reigns

John Cena has held the WWE Championship 12 times, along with three World Heavyweight title reigns is a 15 time world champion. Randy Orton, Triple H and The Rock have held the title 8 times.

Champion No. of
reigns
John Cena 12
Randy Orton 8
Triple H 8
The Rock 8
Hulk Hogan 6
Stone Cold Steve Austin 6
Bret Hart 5
Brock Lesnar 4
Kurt Angle 4
The Undertaker 4
Edge 4
Shawn Michaels 3
Sheamus 3
Daniel Bryan 3
Mankind 3

Longest WWE Title Reigns

No. Champion Reign Date Days held Event Notes
1 Bruno Sammartino 1 May 17, 1963 2,803 House show
2 Bob Backlund 1 February 20, 1978 2,135
(648)
House show The title was renamed the WWF Heavyweight Championship when the World Wide Wrestling Federation became the World Wrestling Federation in March 1979.
3 Hulk Hogan 1 January 23, 1984 1,474 House show
4 Bob Backlund December 17, 1979 1,470 House show WWE recognizes Backlund’s first and second reigns as being uninterrupted, and considers this a continuation of the first. Backlund defeated Bobby Duncum in a Texas Death match to fill the vacancy.
5 Bruno Sammartino 2 December 10, 1973 1,237 House show
6 Pedro Morales 1 February 8, 1971 1,027 House show Title renamed WWWF Heavyweight Championship when WWWF rejoined the NWA in 1971.
7 CM Punk 2 November 20, 2011 434 Survivor Series
8 John Cena 3 September 17, 2006 380 Unforgiven This was a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match.
9 Randy Savage 1 March 27, 1988 371 WrestleMania IV Defeated Ted DiBiase in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
10 Hulk Hogan 2 April 2, 1989 364 WrestleMania V
11 Diesel 1 November 26, 1994 358 House show

 

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