Read the wwe championship a look back at the rich history of the wwe championship by kevin sullivan available from rakuten kobo. The current iwgp heavyweight championship arrived only in 1987, replacing the old version. It is recognized as the top championship in the wwe. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship hardcover2010. It is one of three secondary titles in wwe, along with the wwe intercontinental championship on smackdown and the nxt north american championship on nxt. Layfield is currently a financial commentator featured regularly on fox news channel and fox business network. Really is no mood to this book because its just about wrestling. Jan 26, 2018 in this book, i look back at the titles history by looking at over 285 matches, all of which are for the wwe championship. 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. These matches range from the first ever title change all the way to the most recent title change in november 2017. Defeated valentine in a rematch to win the held up title. Since that time, the biggest names in the business have held the title, including bruno sammartino, andre the.
Aug 11, 2019 the complete history of the wwe championship part 6. While the name may have changed, the prestige attached to the championship has exploded. He held the briefcase all the way until january of 2006. The dark order has taken over the narrative in aew with a pervasive social media campaign. 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. Wwe rule book steph o mac rules day of reckoning website. We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no. The greatest rivalries in the wwe wrestling ring revealed they grapple at wrestlemania, at smackdown live, and royal rumble.
It seems weird to attempt to convert that idea into a book. Asuka makes wwe history after winning raw womens championship. Jan 14, 2017 every wrestler who has won the wwe championship. The wwe championship book by kevin sullivan official. The wwe world championship was created in 1963, and buddy rogers became the first world champion on april 29. Title held up on october 19, 1981 after a match against greg valentine in which the referee gave the title to valentine after backlund pinned him.
Disc three focuses on wwf title matches from the 2000s. List of wwe cruiserweight champions 19962007 wikipedia. The older title was retired in favor of keeping the newer title as the sole championship contended for in wwe by the divas. The complete history of the wwe championship part 6.
The wwe championship is widely recognized as the most historic championship in wwe. All the wwe fans should read is book because its very interesting. Wwe stole matt hardys most famous match and did it better. During the wwe brand extension, it was the only title to be exclusive to the smackdown. John charles layfield born november 29, 1966, better known by the ring name john bradshaw layfield abbreviated jbl, is an american businessman, retired professional wrestler and television personality currently signed with the wwe on a parttime basis. Disc one focuses on wwf title matches from the 1970s and 1980s. Wwe championship simple english wikipedia, the free.
For over half a century, superstars have battled to win the wwe championship. The wwe championship, a look back at the rich history of the. Throughout the history of the championship, several wrestlers have been forced to relinquish the title due to an inability to participate in title defenses. 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. They battle on raw, at summerslam, and survivor series. 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. It was the first world title established in wwe, having been introduced in 1963 as the world wide wrestling federation wwwf world heavyweight championship. For over half a century, superstars have battled to. Dec 19, 20 the wwwf world heavyweight championship, best known now as the title that became the wwe championship, came into being in 1963 with nature boy buddy rogers as the first champion.
Disc two focuses on wwf title matches from the 1990s. Wwe stole matt hardys most famous match and did it better edge became the first competitor to win money in the bank at wrestlemania 21 back in 2005. I purchased this book at an extremely low price and it was a steal. 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 dynamic book celebrates all the most exciting matches, celebrity appearances, and controversies in smackdown history.
Wwe books is a subsidiary of world wrestling entertainment, inc. An exhaustive title history of the championship from its inception in 1975 until the sale of jim crockett promotions to ted turner in 1988. It details wwe championship reigns well, especially the early reigns up until bret hart leaves for wcw. Packed with vital stats and info on your favorite wwe superstars, wwe smackdown. To make sure the wwe is the most powerful and best wrestling company on the market today. This author called kevin sullivan wrote this book called wwe championships. The wwe championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in. 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. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship. The wwe championship book is about a 300 page book, detailing the history and some of the greatest wrestling matches ever in wwe. Wwes the history of the championship is an almost comprehensive look at the various wrestlers that have held the wwe championship title. The titanic rivalries of wwe superstars such as the rock vs.
Edge became the first competitor to win money in the bank at wrestlemania 21 back in 2005. List of wwe champions simple english wikipedia, the free. That is due in no small part to the immortals of wrestling that have held this coveted title bruno sammartino. Dk has published a variety of titles including commemorative books, sticker books, historical guides, autobiographies and encyclopedias. Evil uno and stu grayson have dominated the tag team division in 2020, not losing in tag team action in. Throughout the history of the championship, several wrestlers have been forced to relinquish the title due to. Looking back at every wwe championship title change from 1997 including the infamous montreal screwjob. A look back at the rich history of the wwe championship hardcover2010 kevin sullivan author on. Check out the complete history of the wwe 247 championship below. And, of course, rivalries in wwe arent just between individual superstarsthey may be between tag teams, like the usos and the new day, or even involve superstars from one show staging a sudden attack on the superstars of another. Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now. It gives a great history lesson on the roots of the wwe title, and great stories told by past champions themselves.
Is able to change the current rules or to add others. Excellent book that looks into the great history of the wwe championship. The current version is defended regularly and is the top championship of the njpw. The title was introduced in 1963 by the thenworld wide wrestling federation wwwf. Apr 23, 2019 one of the most decorated superstars in wwe history, john cena is a 16time world champion, tying the record set by twotime wwe hall of famer ric flair. The wwe united states championship is an american professional wrestling championship promoted by the american promotion wwe, currently defended on their raw brand. The rivalries wwe and aew must book in 2020 bleacher.
In this book, i look back at the titles history by looking at over 285 matches, all of which are for the wwe championship. If you have any additional inforesultsfeedback please get in touch. Debunking wwes new history of the world heavyweight championship. The history of the wwe championship is the latest of wwes dvd releases. It was challenged by cruiserweights at a maximum weight of 225lbs. As a fan of the wwf wwe going on sixteen years now, i found this book to be extremely informative and intriguing. The majority of wwe books are published by pocket books, part of the simon. Then, the wwe undisputed world championship was called the wwe world championship or just the wwe championship. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. The wwwf world heavyweight championship, best known now as the title that became the wwe championship, came into being in 1963 with nature boy buddy rogers as the first champion. On the august 1 episode of raw the chief operating officer of wwe triple h, announced a match to decide who will be the wwe champion between cena and punk.
The rivalries wwe and aew must book in 2020 bleacher report. May 04, 2020 the dark order has taken over the narrative in aew with a pervasive social media campaign. All the angles, storylines, feuds, and big matches. One of the most decorated superstars in wwe history, john cena is a 16time world champion, tying the record set by twotime wwe hall of famer ric flair. 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. Bruno sammartino hulk hogan bob backlund john cena pedro morales bret hart triple h randy orton brock lesnar stone cold steve austin randy savage. In 2011, there were two wwe champions john cena and cm punk.
The wwe championship a look back at the rich history of the wwe championship book. Bruno sammartino hulk hogan bob backlund john cena pedro morales bret hart triple h randy. This book lifts the lid on all the drama behind wwes greatest rivalries, highlighting the crucial clashes and. It may have been created because of things that happened in the national wrestling alliance nwa which is a wrestling company or promotion that had many territories in north america and some around the world.
This is an extremely detailed and well put together dvd set, split over three discs. This list will be updated every time a new champion is crowned. To make the major decisions in the show title matches, ppv card. While im only familiar with some of the champs on this set, after reading the illustrated timeline on the dvds insert, i realize that its not as comprehensive as it should be and im not just referring to matches. The current champion is andrade, who is in his first reign. The wwe championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in wwe, currently on the raw brand. Debunking wwes new history of the world heavyweight. Ric flair and john cena hold the most recognized world heavyweight. At new years revolution, john cena won an elimination chamber match to retain the wwe championship. Wwe championshipchampion history pro wrestling fandom. The lights shine off the wwe championship title belt, and in that instant, the winners life will be changed forever.836 402 224 1201 1231 1377 1077 1029 309 487 238 639 1280 59 122 309 810 1490 717 295 352 1419 1223 609 1282 991 1236 183 637 618 373 189 1210 1468 910 325 427 936 1367 423 1018 294 746 887 661 560 284 905 151