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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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1 658 VOTES

Title Wins: 3

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

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

#3 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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

#2 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

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Triple H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WWE World Heavyweight Champions
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2 628 VOTES

Title Wins: 5

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

Also Ranked

#12 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

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

#25 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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

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Edge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WWE World Heavyweight Champions
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3 683 VOTES

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

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

#29 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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

#39 on The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

401 282
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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WWE World Heavyweight Champions
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4 646 VOTES

Title Wins: 3

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

Also Ranked

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

#12 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#24 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

#59 on The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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