World Heavyweight Championship (WWE)
|World Heavyweight Championship|
|Date won||April 8, 2013|
|Promotion||World Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date created||September 2, 2002|
The World Heavyweight Championship is the top wrestling honor for World Wrestling Entertainment's SmackDown brand. It was created on RAW to match SmackDown's WWE Championship in August 2002. Some of the past champions include Triple H, The Undertaker, Booker T, Batista, and Kurt Angle.
The World Heavyweight Championship was brought to Raw by then-General Manager Eric Bischoff after WWE Champion Brock Lesnar became exclusive to SmackDown. Bischoff awarded the championship to Triple H, but he had to defend it against his then-best friend, Ric Flair. Triple H was successful and has held the championship on five different occasions. Other holders of this prestigious championship include Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Rey Mysterio and more.
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The current champion is Dolph Ziggler. He beat then-champion Alberto Del Rio after he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and pinned Del Rio at the Raw tapings on April 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This is his second time as World Heavyweight Champion.
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