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The WWE World Heavyweight Championship Belt debuted on 'Raw' in 2002 when WWE Champion Brock Lesnar became exclusive to the 'SmackDown' brand. Although the WWE World Heavyweight Championship has a short lived (the title only existed from 2002 until 2013) and somewhat muddled history - this list is specifically about the best WWE World Heavyweight Champions during the time period that this particular belt was called that. Again, that would be 2002 - 2013.

As with any major title in WWE, this list is a veritable who's who of sports entertainment, from John Cena to Goldberg to Booker T and beyond.

These are your greatest WWE World Heavyweight Champions. Forever may they reign... in our hearts. And may we never forget the belt that brought us so much joy for such a short period of time.
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WWE World Heavyweight Champions
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Undertaker


Title Wins: 3

04/01/0
03/30/08
10/04/09

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#4 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#1 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#3 on The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

#44 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

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Triple H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE World Heavyweight Champions
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2 549 VOTES

Triple H


Title Wins: 5

09/02/02
12/15/02
12/14/03
09/12/04
01/09/05

Also Ranked

#26 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#12 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#12 on The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

#17 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

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Edge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE World Heavyweight Champions
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3 592 VOTES

Edge


Title Wins: 7

05/08/07
12/16/07
06/01/08
12/15/09
04/26/09
12/19/10
02/18/11

Also Ranked

#29 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#13 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#36 on The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

#18 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE World Heavyweight Champions
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4 553 VOTES

John Cena


Title Wins: 3

11/23/08
04/05/09
10/27/13

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#14 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#98 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#2 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#69 on The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

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