The World Heavyweight Championship is a world championship in the WTX Universe. It is the primary championship of the SmackDown brand. From 2012 to 2014 it was initially the primary championship of the SmackDown brand until the 2014 Draft in which Raw and SmackDown's world champions were exchanged, making SmackDown's primary championship the WWE Championship. The championships were exchanged back the following year.
At SummerSlam 2016, the championship was reinstated in place of ECW once again.
The World Heavyweight Championship debuted as the primary championship of the SmackDown brand on the debut episode of WTX Universe back on January 29th 2012. The championship was initially held by The Undertaker who dropped it on the debut episode to Randy Orton, thus making Undertaker one of the shortest reigning World Heavyweight Champions in WTX Universe history.
The Money in The Bank contract has been cashed in on the World Heavyweight Champion twice, both times when Edge was holding the championship and with Edge losing the championship to the superstar cashing in.
Since the first Royal Rumble in 2012 every Royal Rumble winner has decided to face the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania and all 3 winners have successfully become World Heavyweight Champion.
In April of 2014, World Heavyweight Champion Wade Barrett was drafted to the Raw brand in exchange for WWE Champion The Undertaker. CM Punk, who was due to have a rematch with Wade Barrett fo the championship instead was put in a WWE Championship match with The Undertaker, Barrett would instead have to defend against fellow new top Raw stars at Backlash 2014. The draft has since caused the World Heavyweight Championship to become the new permanent world championship of the Raw brand.
In the 2015 WWE Draft the World Heavyweight Champion Tyler Breeze was drafted to SmackDown bringing the World Heavyweight Championship back to SmackDown with him.
|1||Randy Orton||1||29th January 2012||21||0||Royal Rumble 2012||This was an Elimination Fatal 4-Way also featuring Eddie Guerrero & Vader|
|2||The Rock||1||19th February 2012||42||0||Elimination Chamber 2012||This was an Elimination Chamber Match also featuring Edge, Vader, John Morrison & The Undertaker|
|3||Edge||1||1st April 2012||26||0||WrestleMania I||This was a Last Man Standing Match|
|4||Big Show||1||27th April 2012||2||0||SmackDown||Big Show cashed in his Money in The Bank contract to face Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|5||Edge||2||29th April 2012||49||1||Extreme Rules 2012||This was a Hell in a Cell Match|
|6||Brock Lesnar||1||17th June 2012||28||0||No Way Out 2012||This was a Fatal 4-Way Hell in a Cell Match also featuring Randy Orton & Eddie Guerrero|
|7||Eddie Guerrero||1||15th July 2012||84||3||Money in The Bank 2012||This was a Ladder Match|
|8||The Rock||2||7th October 2012||14||0||Hell in a Cell 2012||This was a Fatal 4-Way Hell in a Cell Match also featuring Christian & AJ Styles|
|9||Randy Orton||2||21st October 2012||56||1||Bragging Rights 2012||This was an Elimination Fatal 4-Way Match also featuring Christian & Eddie Guerrero|
|10||Edge||3||16th December 2012||112||2||TLC 2012||This was a TLC Match|
|11||Christian||1||7th April 2013||21||0||WrestleMania II||This was a TLC Match|
|12||Edge||4||28th April 2013||0||0||Backlash 2013||This was a 15 Minute Anything Goes Iron Man Match|
|13||Shelton Benjamin||1||28th April 2013||112||3||Backlash 2013||Shelton Benjamin cashed in his Money in The Bank contract on Edge to face him for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|14||The Rock||3||18th August 2013||28||3||SummerSlam 2013|
|15||CM Punk||1||15th September 2013||203||5||Night of Champions 2013|
|16||Wade Barrett||1||6th April 2014||28||0||WrestleMania III||This was a 30 Minute Iron Man Match|
|17||Drew McIntyre||1||4th May 2014||28||0||Backlash 2014||This was an Elimination Extreme Rules Fatal 4-Way Match also featuring Cesaro & Brock Lesnar|
|18||Wade Barrett||2||1st June 2014||15||0||Judgment Day 2014||This was a Special Referee Match featuring Raw General Manager Mr. McMahon as guest referee|
|19||Dean Ambrose||1||16th June 2014||13||0||Raw|
|20||Drew McIntyre||2||29th June 2014||1||0||Money in The Bank 2014||This was an Elimination Triple Threat Match also featuring Wade Barrett|
|21||Wade Barrett||3||30th June 2014||62||2||Raw||This was a 6-Man Pinfaal & Submission only Battle Royal also featuring Eddie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler, Kane & The Rock|
|22||Triple H||1||31st August 2014||56||2||Cyber Sunday 2014||This was a 2 Out of 3 Falls Armageddon Hell in a Cell Match The Great Destroyer, Cesaro, The Rock & Damien Sandow|
|23||Seth Rollins||1||26th October 2014||63||3||No Mercy 2014|
|24||The Great Destroyer||1||28th December 2014||70||1||Vengeance 2014||This was an Elimination Chamber Match also featuring Dean Ambrose, Kane, Chris Jericho & Wade Barrett|
|25||Tyler Breeze||1||8th March 2015||70||3||King of the Ring 2015||Tyler Breeze cashed in Money in The Bank contract on Jaichi to face him for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|26||Mark Henry||1||17th May 2015||189||10||Judgment Day 2015|
|27||Brock Lesnar||2||22nd November 2015||91||1||Survivor Series 2015|
|28||Batista||1||22nd February 2016||42||1||No Way Out 2016||This was an Elimination Chamber Match also featuring Neville, Samoa Joe, Chris Jericho & Christian|
|29||Rey Mysterio||1||3rd April 2016||4||0||WrestleMania V||This was a Fatal 4-Way Match also featuring Brock Lesnar & Neville|
|30||AJ Styles||1||7th April 2016||45||2||SmackDown|
|31||Kane||1||22nd May 2016||91||1||Judgment Day 2016||Kane retired the World Heavyweight Championship upon winning it, merging it into the ECW Championship. The championship was brought back shortly after.|
|32||Finn Balor||1||21st August 2016||28||0||SummerSlam 2016||This match took place after Finn Balor cashed in his Money in the Bank contract|
|33||Bobby Roode||1||18th September 2016||133||3||Night of Champions 2016|
|34||Baron Corbin||1||29th January 2017||21||0||Royal Rumble 2017|
|35||AJ Styles||2||19th February 2017||14||0||Elimination Chamber 2017||This was an Elimination Chamber match, also featuring Finn Balor, John Cena, Rey Mysterio & Dolph Ziggler|
|36||Baron Corbin||2||5th March 2017||28||0||Fastlane 2017|
|37||AJ Styles||3||2nd April 2017||50+||1||WrestleMania VI||This was a Fatal 4-Way Match also featuring The Undertaker & Finn Balor|
|Rank||Wrestler||# of Reigns||Combined Days|
|The Great Destroyer||1|