World Championship Wrestling
World Heavyweight Championship

formerly National Wrestling Alliance

Date Champions Defeated
December 9, 2001 Chris Jericho (2) The Rock
Unified with WWF title by defeating Steve Austin in a unification match.
November 5, 2001 The Rock (2) Chris Jericho
Now referred to as the World title.
October 21, 2001 Chris Jericho The Rock
August 19, 2001 The Rock Booker T.
July 30, 2001 Booker T. (5) Kurt Angle
July 24, 2001 Kurt Angle Booker T.
First WCW title defense on WWF TV.
March 26, 2001 Booker T. (4) Scott Steiner
November 26, 2000 Scott Steiner Booker T.
October 2, 2000 Booker T. (3) Jeff Jarrett
San Francisco 49-er box match
September 25, 2000 Vince Russo Booker T.
Steel cage match. Title vacated on October 2, 2000.
September 17, 2000 Booker T. (2) Kevin Nash
August 28, 2000 Kevin Nash (5) Booker T.
July 9, 2000 Booker T. Jeff Jarrett
Hulk Hogan pinned Jeff Jarrett to win the World Heavyweight Title. But, Vince Russo comes back out and explains to the crowd that he has been dealing with Hogan's politics all day and gives Hogan "his" WCW World title belt as the Hulk Hogan Memorial Belt because it doesn't mean squat anymore; Russo claims Jarrett is still the WCW Champion but with a new belt and will defend his title against Booker T, a man who has been "held back by Hogan for 14 years". Booker then pinned Jarrett to win the title.
May 29, 2000 Jeff Jarrett (4) Ric Flair
May 29, 2000 Ric Flair (8) Awarded
Kevin Nash handed over the title to Ric Flair.
May 23, 2000 Kevin Nash (4) Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner
3-way match.
May 22, 2000 Jeff Jarrett (3) Awarded
Ric Flair was stripped of the title by Vince Russo and given to Jarrett.
May 15, 2000 Ric Flair (7) Jeff Jarrett
May 7, 2000 Jeff Jarrett (2) David Arquette and Diamond Dallas Page
Triple cage match.
April 25, 2000 David Arquette Eric Bischoff
Arquette pins Bischoff in a tag team match to win the title in a stipulation tag team match between Diamond Dallas Page and David Arquette vs. Jeff Jarrett and Eric Bischoff. Vacated the title on May 1, 2000.
April 24, 2000 Diamond Dallas Page (3) Jeff Jarrett
April 16, 2000 Jeff Jarrett Diamond Dallas Page
Vince Russo vacated all titles April 16, 2000. Tournament finals.
January 25, 2000 Sid Vicious (2) Kevin Nash and Ron Harris
3-way.
January 25, 2000 Kevin Nash (3) Awarded
"Commissioner" Kevin Nash awards himself the title after stripping it from Sid Vicious.
January 24, 2000 Sid Vicious Kevin Nash
Match for the vacated title.
January 16, 2000 Chris Benoit Sid Vicious
Title was vacated on January 15, 2000 due to Bret Hart's injury. Benoit defeated Vicious for the title. Title was then vacated on January 17, 2000 due to a dispute with WCW and Benoit's defection to the WWF.
December 20, 1999 Bret Hart (2) Bill Goldberg
Bret Hart vacated the title on "NITRO" in the show and defeated Bill Goldberg for the title in the main event.
November 21, 1999 Bret Hart Chris Benoit
Bret Hart defeated Chris Benoit in a 32-man tournament final to win the title.
September 12, 1999 Sting (6) Hulk Hogan
The title was declared vacant on October 25, 1999 when Sting attacked referee Charles Robinson the previous night.
July 12, 1999 Hulk Hogan (6) Randy Savage
July 11, 1999 Randy Savage (4) Kevin Nash
Randy Savage teamed with Sid Vicious in a tag team match against Sting and Kevin Nash. Savage won the title when Savage pinned Nash.
May 9, 1999 Kevin Nash (2) Diamond Dallas Page
April 26, 1999 Diamond Dallas Page (2) Sting, Kevin Nash, Bill Goldberg
Four-way match later that night.
April 26, 1999 Sting (5) Diamond Dallas Page
April 11, 1999 Diamond Dallas Page Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, and Sting
Four-corners match in which whoever gets the pin first, wins the title.
March 14, 1999 Ric Flair (6) Hulk Hogan
January 4, 1999 Hulk Hogan (5) Kevin Nash
Infamous finger-poke and fall down victory.
December 27, 1998 Kevin Nash Bill Goldberg
July 6, 1998 Bill Goldberg Hulk Hogan
April 20, 1998 Hulk Hogan (4) Randy Savage
April 19, 1998 Randy Savage (3) Sting
February 22, 1999 Sting (4) Hulk Hogan
For the vacated title.
December 28, 1997 Sting (3) Hulk Hogan
The title was then declared vacant on January 8, 1998 in Dayton Beach, Florida by James J. Dillon because of the controversial ending in the match between Hulk Hogan and Sting on December 28, 1997 in Washington, D.C. and in another match on December 29, 1997 in Baltimore, Maryland.
August 9, 1997 Hulk Hogan (3) Lex Luger
August 4, 1997 Lex Luger (2) Hulk Hogan
August 10, 1996 Hulk Hogan (2) The Giant (Paul Wight/The Big Show)
April 22, 1996 The Giant (Paul Wight/The Big Show) (2) Ric Flair
February 11, 1996 Ric Flair (5) Randy Savage
January 22, 1996 Randy Savage (2) Ric Flair
December 27, 1995 Ric Flair (4) Randy Savage
November 26, 1995 Randy Savage One Man Gang and others.
Wins a 60-man battle royal for the title when he eliminated the One Man Gang. Hulk Hogan, who was not eliminated during the match, but was according to referee Randy Anderson thus awarding the title to Randy Savage.
October 29, 1995 The Giant (Paul Wight/The Big Show) Hulk Hogan
The Giant wins the title by Disqualification. Jimmy Hart, who was Hulk Hogan's manager, signed the title contract so that the title can change hands on a Disqualification. He was stripped of the title on November 6, 1995 when WCW claimed the decision unfounded.
July 17, 1994 Hulk Hogan Ric Flair
April 24, 1994 Ric Flair (3) Ricky Steamboat
The title was held-up after a match against Ricky Steamboat on April 23, 1994 in Rosemont, Illinois when the match ended in a double pin.
December 27, 1993 Ric Flair (2) Big Van Vader
March 17, 1993 Big Van Vader (3) Sting
March 11, 1993 Sting (2) Big Van Vader
December 20, 1992 Big Van Vader (2) Ron Simmons
August 2, 1992 Ron Simmons Big Van Vader
July 12, 1992 Big Van Vader Sting
February 29, 1992 Sting Lex Luger
July 14, 1991 Lex Luger Barry Windham
For the vacated title.
January 11, 1991 Ric Flair Sting
Flair wins the NWA World Heavyweight Title from Sting, with the NWA no longer operating, Flair was recognized as the first WCW World heavyweight wrestling champion. Flair was then stripped on July 1, 1991 when Flair was fired by WCW.

World Championship Wrestling
International Heavyweight Championship

formerly National Wrestling Alliance

Date Champions Defeated
June 23, 1994 Ric Flair (2) Sting
Ric Flair has won the WCW World Heavyweight title by defeating Vader on December 27, 1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina and unified the title with the WCW International World title on June 24, 1994.
May 22, 1994 Sting (2) Big Van Vader
To regain the held-up title..
April 17, 1994 Sting Rick Rude
Rick Rude defeated Sting for the title on May 1, 1994 in Fukuoka, Japan, but the decision was reversed because Rude hit Sting with the title belt to win. Sting refused to accept the title on May 22, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania unless he can defeat Vader that night.
March 24, 1994 Rick Rude (2) Hiroshi Hase
March 16, 1994 Hiroshi Hase Rick Rude
Hiroshi Hase was billed as the WCW International Heavyweight champion in Japan.
September 19, 1993 Rick Rude Ric Flair
The title was renamed the WCW International World Heavyweight Title after the withdrawal of WCW from the NWA.
July 18, 1993 Ric Flair
Ric Flair defeated Barry Windham to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title. The recognition was dropped by the NWA in September of 1993 when WCW withdrew from the NWA. Ric Flair continued to be recognized as "World Heavyweight Champion" by WCW; the NWA holds a tournament for the NWA World Heavyweight Title in 1994.