The title was introduced in 1963 and has grown into what it is today. It is now the most popular company in the wrestling business. Kevin sullivan a 50year history of the championship matches hosted by world wrestling entertainment traces their expansion and popularity throughout the world, citing the contributions of such performers as hulk. Bruno sammartino, bret hart, hulk hogan, steve austin, john cena, triple h, undertaker, bob backlund, the rock, and randy orton. Read posts by graham cawthon and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the worlds largest membership platform for artists and creators. It is one of three world titles in wwe, alongside the wwe universal championship on. Chart the evolution of the wwe championship in this photo gallery of the titles many variations. Wwf north american heavyweight championship wikipedia. Looking back at the wwe divas championship which has been the most prestigious title in the womens section of wwe for a long time now.
The history of the wwe championship video 2006 imdb. List of wwe champions simple english wikipedia, the free. As of this morning, brock lesnar can add another notch to his belt when it comes to wwe accolades. Relive the history of the grandest stage of them all in the new book, 35 years of. Exclusive perks, first access to new ring results, weekly audio. But not only was it one of the shortest reigns in wwe history, it was also the.
That is due in no small part to the immortals of wrestling that have held this coveted title bruno sammartino. Wwe added a second midcard title when the european championship was introduced shortly before the attitude era started. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download an amazon book with buzz. Then, the wwe undisputed world championship was called the wwe world championship or just the wwe championship. That part was a lot of fun because you rarely get that type of history from a wwe product.
Which is the more prestigious title in wwe between wwe. One of the few wwe titles not to feature an eagle, it was adorned with a globe in the center, along with roman columns and olive branches. The history of the wwe championship looks back at some of the greatest wwe championship matches in history from 1963 to 2006. Disc one focuses on wwf title matches from the 1970s and 1980s. Dating back to 1963, the wwe championshipwas first awarded to buddy rogers after he defeated antonino rocca in the finals of a tournament in april. The next time you buy a history book, make sure to look up the name aj styles because the phenomenal one says hell be included after winning the wwe championship at backlash in case you. Wwe championship simple english wikipedia, the free. Presents a history of the championship matches hosted by world wrestling entertainment, tracing their expansion and popularity throughout the world, and citing the contributions of such performers as hulk hogan, andre the giant, and the iron sheik. Which i thought did a nice job of talking about the wwe title. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship has 2 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page.
At the end of the podcast, i encouraged everyone to go check out his e books in order to support him. I found the quality on par with his past material and felt like 3. Mcmahon is currently the chairman and ceo of the company and runs the company along with his daughter stephanie mcmahon and her husband. The wrestler with the most reigns as world heavyweight champion is john cena with. Every wrestler has a dream to won a championship belt. Latest video of the rock, brock lesner, seth rollins, dean ambrose duration. Wwe championship belt history sports platform all in one. Below is a list of all the wwe championship winners in wwe history and the day that they won the title. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship ebook written by kevin sullivan. While the name may have changed, the prestige attached to the championship has exploded. The history of the wwe title covering from 1963 until 2005 originally published in 2005 written by colm kearns.
The wwe championship book by kevin sullivan official. The history of the wwe hardcore championship 247 available in bluray, dvd ship this item this item is available online through marketplace sellers. Its a very easy read and manages to take the reader through the entire history of the wwe. To make sure everything goes well in the wwe that is to say that the company offers a good product which satisfies the needs and expectations of the fans. It underwent several name changes throughout the years, from world wide wrestling federation wwwf to world wrestling federation wwf to world wrestling entertainment wwe in 2002. The design introduced by john cena during his first title reign has divided the wwe universe since its inception. The lights shine off the wwe championship title belt, and in that instant, the winners life will be changed forever. The first significant purchases took place in 2001 when they bought the complete historical archives of their former competitor world championship wrestling. Ranking the greatest wwe champions of all time bleacher report.
The history of the wwe championship is the latest of wwes dvd releases. How wwe should book womens championship from now until wrestlemania 37. April 1st, 2000 ncw live billerica, ma violent chad from richmond black. Hellwig was a huge hit among wrestling fans, but his. List of all the wwe championship winners in wwe history. Really is no mood to this book because its just about wrestling. In fact, the book actually starts a few years before there ever was a wwe. Its the title that was held by bruno sammartino, hulk hogan, ric flair, bret hart, shawn michaels, steve austin, the rock, triple h, ect.
The referee raises his hand, and from somewhere youre not quite sure where because youre still cheering, the shining symbol of this momentous win appears. The complete title histories for the championships of wwe raw, wwe smackdown live, and wwe nxt, including the wwe championship, universal championship, intercontinental championship, united states championship, raw womens championship, raw tag team championship, nxt championship, nxt womens championship, nxt tag team championship, and many more. The original wwe womens championship, established in 1956, and the wwe divas championship, introduced in 2008, were unified on september 19, 2010, maintaining the title history of the divas championship. Watch wwe the history of the world heavyweight championship.
In this book, i look back at the titles history by looking at over 285 matches, all of which are for the wwe championship. Wwe simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The title was renamed the wwe championship on september 3, 2002 in uncasville, ct after lesnar becomes a smackdown. Wwe wanted matt and jeff to have some singles work in between their tag run. The wwe championship has a very rich history and is one of the most wellknown titles in professional wrestling. This page was last edited on 1 january 2019, at 04. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship is, as i assume you can surmise, a history of the wwes top championship.
Referee earl hebner handed him the world heavyweight championship and he held it. The history of wwe dates back to the early 1950s when it was founded in 1953 as capitol wrestling corporation cwc. Kevin sullivan presents a history of the championship matches hosted by world wrestling entertainment, tracing their expansion and popularity throughout the world, and citing the contributions of such performers as. Since that time, the biggest names in the business have held the title, including bruno sammartino, andre the giant, bret hart, the rock and stone cold steve austin. The nxt championship was established in 2012 with the creation of the nxt brand. This is an extremely detailed and well put together dvd set, split over three discs. Graham cawthon is creating pro wrestling history patreon become a patron of graham cawthon today. According to the wwe instagram, lesnar has now passed cena for most days spent as a wwe world. The historical lineage of the wwe world heavyweight championship, including every superstar to hold the title, the length of their reign and the event in which they won the title. The historical lineage of the wwe world heavyweight championship, including every superstar to hold the title, the length of their reign and the. Brock lesnar surpasses john cena in the wwe record books. The history of the wwe championship available in dvd ship this item this item is available online through marketplace sellers. It seems weird to attempt to convert that idea into a book.
Disc three focuses on wwf title matches from the 2000s. The title was introduced in 1963 by the thenworld wide wrestling federation wwwf. Buy online, pick up in store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for instore purchase. The wwe championship is one of the most prestigous titles in the business today. Who will replace roman reigns in the wwe universal. The complete history of the wwe championship youtube. For over four decades the wwe championship has been the ultimate proving grounds for wrestlers who think they have what it takes to make it to the top, and in this release fans are offered an indepth examination of the most prestigious title on sports entertainment. It looks like we dont have any quotes for this title yet. The history of the wwe championship 651191945559 dvd. A lot of fans would hate it, but i wouldnt put it past wwe to book mcintyre to beat lesnar on the first night, only for the beast to turn around and win back another world championship the next. For over half a century, superstars have battled to win the wwe championship. List of all the nxt champions in wwe history 1 seth rollins.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from wikipedia or other free sources online. Also for the early people who had no entrance music. It seems to be something of a follow up to the history of the wwe championship dvd set that the wwe produced a few years ago. This author called kevin sullivan wrote this book called wwe championships. It was the first world title established in wwe, having been introduced in 1963 as the world wide wrestling federation wwwf world heavyweight championship. The wwe european championship is a former professional wrestling title competed for in world wrestling entertainment wwe. Test your knowledge on this sports quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features.
The first champion was the british bulldog who defeated owen hart in a tournament final. Kurt angle, undertaker, steve austin, randy savage, hulk hogan, triple h. Since that time, the biggest names in the business have held the title. Dating back to 1963, the wwe championship was first awarded to buddy rogers after he defeated antonino rocca in the finals of a tournament in april. On raw, wwe champion the rock did away with the spinner design that has served as the wwe title since 2005. For years, wwe has engaged in a campaign of purchasing libraries of defunct wrestling promotions. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship kevin sullivan on. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the wwe championship. Triple threat match for the undisputed wwe championship. The wwe championship is a world heavyweight championship created and promoted by the american professional wrestling promotion wwe, currently defended on their raw brand. The wwe title introduced in 1986 strayed from the design patterns of its predecessors. Apr 08, 2015 remembering the ultimate warriors tumultuous history with wwe.
Though it looks pretty classy from the outside, the inside is pretty poorly executed. Watch wwe the history of the world heavyweight championship 0110 15 10th january 2015 hdtv watch online onlinesportz exclusive. Ultimate warrior from wrestlemania vi, bret hart vs shawn michaels from wrestlemania xii and the rock vs. Page 2 the complete history of the wwe championship part 5. Wwe championshipchampion gallery pro wrestling fandom.
Looking back at the wwe championship reigns of bret hitman hart, diesel, shawn michaels and others. These matches range from the first ever title change all the way to the most recent title change in november 2017. The wwe championship is widely recognized as the most historic championship in wwe. That is due in no small part to the immortals of wrestling that have held this coveted title bruno sammartino taking the.
With the crowd still roaring, the winner stands alone in the ring and raises the championship belt high over his head. Championship history northeast championship wrestling. The title represents the top prize for male competitors in wwes developmental system. The wwe championship goes back to buddy rogers in 1963. Wwe championshipchampion history pro wrestling fandom. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship by kevin sullivan 2011, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. The wwf north american heavyweight championship was a relatively shortlived title in the world wrestling federation from 1979 until 1981. On september 2, after arguing about the brand that the undisputed championship should be on, eric bischoff announced the creation of the world heavyweight championship, separate from the undisputed championship. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship sullivan, kevin on. It is considered to be the spiritual predecessor to the wwe intercontinental championship after pat patterson was awarded the intercontinental championship as a result of a fictitious one night tournament. Now in paperbacka celebration of fifty years of noholdsbarred sports entertainment. John cena receives custom plates for his wwe championship smackdown live exclusive, jan. When wwe champion randy orton defeated world heavyweight champion john cena at. It looks so weird presented as an image lineage, but it lasted so long because it was cenas personal title and cena was on top for a decade.
All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. As is the usual wwe standard, the history of the wwe championship was presented in dolby digital 5. History of the wwe championship quiz by rkolegacy0. The history of the wwe championship is the latest of wwe s dvd releases. Often when he wasnt champion, guys like edge and punk would keep it as a jab at him. History of wwe championship dvd set complete match listings. Remembering the ultimate warriors tumultuous history with wwe. Matt hardy had the longest title reign of the attitude era holding the title for 124 days. All the wwe fans should read is book because its very interesting. Seeing john cena win the wwe title at wrestlemania xxi was a remarkable moment for the company, for not only was cena cementing his status as a main eventer, he was also continuing the 42 year tradition of wwe title changes.
In terms of historical prestige, its no comparison. According to some wrestling fans winning a wwe championship belt is the reason which leads to fight. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship see more like this b o 1 s b p o n s o g r k e c b s d wwe wrestling main event title belt backpack, school book bag. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship is, as i assume you can surmise, a history of the wwe s top championship. The wwe championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in wwe, currently on the raw brand. The history of the wwe championship 2006 video quotes. Suddenly its over, and in the center of the ring, one man is victorious. The older title was retired in favor of keeping the newer title as the sole championship contended for in wwe by the divas. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship. It talks all about how buddy rogers nwa title win in the early 1960s helped form wwe.104 37 1419 539 68 409 622 962 920 411 296 629 846 1060 1382 1130 68 897 247 1260 691 147 1466 220 1266 492 956 1488 1388 542 110