WWE United States Championship was established on 1st January 1975 as NWA United States Heavyweight Championship and considered as one of the secondary titles in WWE which is defended under Raw. The other secondary titles are WWE Intercontinental Championship and NXT North American Championship defended under Smackdown and NXT respectively. Apollo Crews is the current champion as his first reign of this title in his career.
Some of the basic details of this title are:
Date Established: 1st January 1975
Promotion: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (1975-1988)
World Championship Wrestling (1988-2001)
Current Champion: Bobby Lashley
Date Won: 30th August 2020
Who Held WWE United States Championship For First Time??
Harley Race was the first champion of WWE United States Championship. In addition, he wrestled in many wrestling associations such as NWA(National Wrestling Alliance), AWA(American Wrestling Association), WCW(World Championship Wrestling) and WWE(World Wrestling Entertainment).
Above all, he won NWA World Heavyweight Championship 7-times and WWA World Heavyweight Championship 1-time.
Who Held United States Championship For Most Number Of Times??
The Hall Of Famer Ric Flair made the record of holding United States Championship for 6-times in his career. He is a 16-times world champion (NWA World Heavyweight Champion 8-times, WWF Champion 2-times, WCW World Heavyweight Champion 6-times).
Above all, he is also recognized as 13th WWE Triple Crown Champion by holding Intercontinental Championship, WWF Championship and World Tag Team Championship, and 1st WCW Triple Crown Champion by holding WCW World Heavyweight Championship, United States Heavyweight Championship and World Tag Team Championship.
Stats of WWE United States Championship
|First Champion||Harley Race|
|Most Reigns||Ric Flair (6)|
|Heaviest Champion||Big Show(500 lbs)|
|Lighest Champion||Kalisto(170 lbs)|
|Longest Reign||Lex Luger( 523 Days)|
|Shortest Reign||Steve Austin (5 mins)|
|Oldest Champion||Terry Funk(56 Years)|
|Youngest Champion||David Flair (20 Years)|
Who Held United States Championship For Longest Time ??
Lex Luger made the record of holding United States Championship for the longest time i.e 523-days. In addition to his wrestling career, he is a retired football player, television producer, and bodybuilder.
Above all, Luger is 5-times United States Champion, 2-times WCW Heavyweight Champion, 1-time WWA Heavyweight Champion, and WCW Triple Crown Champion.
Who Held This Championship For Shortest Time??
Stone Cold Steve Austin made the record of holding United States Championship for the shortest time is 5-minutes. In his career, he won 19-championships.
Austin is 2-times Intercontinental Champion, 4-times WWF Tag Team Champion, and 6-times WWF World Heavyweight Champion, therefore, making him 5th Triple Crown Champion. In addition to that, he also headlined WrestleMania 3-times (XIV, XV, and XVII) and many pay-per-view events in his career.