The first man to hold the WWE Championship was Buddy Rogers, who won the title on April 29, 1963.
This belt is not to be confused with the World Heavyweight Championship, which has a few claimants. The first champion in WWE was Triple H, who was awarded the title on the September 2, 2002 edition of Monday Night Raw. However, this belt traces its lineage back through WCW and NWA, all the way back to the earliest recognized world champion, Georg Hackenschmidt, who captured the title on May 4, 1905, after winning a tournament for the belt.
At the beginning of 1988 the title was vacant. At WM 4 Macho Man Randy Savage won the title in a tournament. He then held the title for the rest of the year.
Up until the end of 1995, Diesel was the champion. He lost the belt to Bret Hart.
ric flair in 1950
It is no longer called wwf.
The Undertaker has been WWF champion 11 times total![4 time WWF champion,1 time WWF hardcore champion,and a 6 time WWF world tag team Champion]
Chris Jericho is known as the six-time WWE Champion for the fact that he won 30 championships between WWF/E, WCW, and ECW together. He is also credited as being the first Undisputed WWF Champion.
19-0 WrestleMani,eight-time world heavyweight champion,four -time WWf/E champion, one-time USWA Unified World heavywieght champion, one-time WWf Hard core champion,seven-time World tag team champion, six-time WWf tag team champion,one-time WcW world tag team champion 2007 Royal Rumble winner first man to win the rumble at number 30.
OK I know you only asked for WWE championship but I'll include all titles: TWF: TWF Tag Team Champion (1) WCW: WCW U.S. Heavyweight Champion (2) WCW World Tag Team Champion (1) WCW World Television Champion (2) NWA World Tag Team Champion (1) WWF: Million Dollar Champion (1) WWF Champion (6) WWF Intercontinental Champion (2) WWF Tag Team Champion (4) Other Accomplishments: WWF King Of The Ring (1996) WWF Royal Rumble Winner (1997, 1998, 2001) 1997 Slammy Award Winner : Freedom of Speech Fifth Triple Crown Champion WWE Hall Of Fame (Class of 2009)
AWA world tag team champion x2 (with Marty Jannetty) NWA Central states tag team champion (with Marty Jannetty) AWA Southern Tag team Champion x2 (with Marty Texas All Star Wrestling Tag Team Chsmpion x2 (with Paul Diamond) Texas Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Champion WWF/WWE World Tag Team Champion x5 (1x Marty Jannetty-unrecognised by WWE), (x2 Diesel), (1x Steve Austin), (1x John Cena) WWE World Unified Tag Team Champion (with Triple H) WWF European Champion WWF Intercontinental Champion x3 WWF World Champion x3 WWF/WWE World Heavyweight Champion 1995 & 1996 Royal Rumble Winner HBK is also the fourth man to hold the WWF Triple Crown ( Tag, Intercontinental and World Tutles) and the first ever Grand Slam Champion (Tag, European, Intercontinental and World)
WWF Champion: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Tag Team Champions: Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker) European Champion: Matt Hardy Lightweight Champion: Tajiri Hardcore Champion: Rhyno Intercontinental Champion: Chris Jericho Women's Champion: Lita
Triple H: 12 Times World or WWE Champion. All in WWF/WWE. Ric Flair: 16 Times World or WWE Champion. Spread between NWA/WCW/WWF/WWE. Raven: 27 Times Hardcore Champion. All in WWF/WWE Sandman: 4 Times ECW Champion. All in ECW
When WCW was bought out by the WWF/E they unified the WCW World Championship and the WWF/E World Championship, creating the Undisputed Championship. Chris Jericho was the First WWE Undisputed Champion.
Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and 1996 Olympic gold medalist. He is best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment. He is currently under contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling. During his tenure in WWE he was a six-time World Champion (four-time WWF/E Champion, World Heavyweight Champion and WCW Champion), WCW United States Champion, WWF Intercontinental Champion, WWF European Champion, WWF Hardcore Champion and WWE Tag Team Champion (with Chris Benoit). In addition, he was the winner of the King of the Ring tournament in 2000, the tenth Triple Crown Champion, and the fifth Grand Slam Champion.