WWE Ranks The Top 30 Greatest WWE Title Changes Ever

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To celebrate 60 years of the WWE Championship, the company has released a list of the 30 greatest WWE Title changes ever.

The WWE Championship has a lineage going back to April 1963 and the company is celebrating its 60-year history this week. What you’ll find below is a WWE-produced YouTube list of the greatest WWE Championship changes in the history of the company.

As you will see on the list, WWE chose to not include any title changes before 1984 when Hulk Hogan won his first WWE Title. That means this list is more about the best WWE Title changes in the last 40 years.

It’s important to note that this is only about the WWE Championship that is currently held by Roman Reigns, who won it from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 last year. It does not include other “World Titles” recognized by the company like the Universal Title, the World Heavyweight Title and the WCW World Title.

One man who is not on the list is CM Punk, who famously won the WWE Title from John Cena in a great match at Money in the Bank 2011 that led to a huge ovation. Clearly, WWE didn’t want to include CM Punk on their list.

They did include the Survivor Series 1997 “Montreal Screwjob” match between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart that might be the most memorable WWE Title match of them all.

The full list is below.

30. Roman Reigns defeats Triple H at WrestleMania 32 to become WWE Champion (2016)

29. Rey Mysterio defeats The Miz on Raw to win vacant WWE Championship (2011)

28. The Undertaker defeats Psycho Sid at WrestleMania 13 to win WWE Championship (1997)

27. Jinder Mahal defeats Randy Orton at Backlash to win WWE Championship (2017)

26. The Miz defeats Randy Orton on Raw to win WWE Championship (2010)

25. Brock Lesnar defeats Kofi Kingston on SmackDown to become WWE Champion (2019)

24. John Cena defeats The Rock at WrestleMania 29 to become WWE Champion (2013)

23. Randy Orton defeats Triple H at No Mercy to become WWE Champion (2007)

22. Triple H wins Royal Rumble to become the new WWE Champion (2016)

21. Eddie Guerrero defeats Brock Lesnar at No Way Out to become WWE Champion (2004)

20. The Rock defeats Mankind at Survivor Series to become WWE Champion (1998)

19. Ultimate Warrior defeats Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 6 to become WWE Champion (1990)

18. AJ Styles defeats Jinder Mahal on SmackDown to become WWE Champion (2017)

17. Big E defeats Bobby Lashley on Raw to become WWE Champion (2021)

16. Shawn Michaels defeats Bret Hart at Survivor Series to become WWE Champion (1997)

15. John Cena defeats JBL at WrestleMania 21 to become WWE Champion (2005)

14. Randy Savage defeats Ted DiBiase at WrestleMania IV to become WWE Champion (1989)

13. Daniel Bryan wins triple threat at WrestleMania 30 to become WWE Champion (2014)

12. The Rock defeats Triple H at Backlash to become WWE Champion (2000)

11. Brock Lesnar defeats The Rock at SummerSlam to become WWE Champion (2002)

10. Edge defeats John Cena at New Year’s Revolution to become WWE Champion (2006)

9. Ric Flair wins the Royal Rumble to become WWE Champion (1992)

8. Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to become WWE Champion (2022)

7. Shawn Michaels defeats Bret Hart at WrestleMania 12 to become WWE Champion (1996)

6. John Cena defeats AJ Styles at Royal Rumble to become WWE Champion (2017) – That was the record-breaking 16th WWE World Championship in John Cena’s legendary career.

5. Hulk Hogan defeats The Iron Sheik at MSG to become WWE Champion (1984)

4. Stone Cold defeats Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 14 to become WWE Champion (1998)

3. Seth Rollins cashes in at WrestleMania 31 to become new WWE Champion (2015)

2. Kofi Kingston defeats Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35 to become WWE Champion (2019)

1. Mankind defeats The Rock on Raw to become WWE Champion (1999, but actually taped in 1998) – It was taped on December 29th, 1998 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and aired on the January 4th, 1999 edition of Raw.

Out of all the title changes to take place during live shows, WWE chose to go with a taped title change instead. It was an incredible moment with Steve Austin attacking The Rock to help Mick Foley win and the fans absolutely loved it.

You can view the full list on WWE’s YouTube channel.