NWA / WCW World Title History

2/6/77; Toronto, Ontario; Maple Leaf Gardens
- Harley Race defeated NWA World Champion Terry Funk to win the title via submission with the Indian Deathlock at 14:10 after Funk was caught in the hold for roughly a minute

6/10/83; St. Louis, MO
- Missouri Heavyweight Champion & Central States Champion Harley Race pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair to win the title in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #3: Race pinned Flair by lifting his shoulder out of a back suplex, with Flair pinning himself

Starrcade 83 - 11/24/83; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
- Ric Flair pinned NWA World Champion Harley Race in a steel cage match to win the title at 23:49 with a flying bodypress off the top; Gene Kiniski was the special referee for the match; after the contest, Flair was congratulated in the ring by a number of individuals including Ricky Steamboat, Angelo Mosca, Jay Youngblood, Johnny Weaver, NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Rufus R. Jones, and Flair's wife Beth; moments thereafter, Beth entered the ring to hug Flair before he took a microphone and thanked all on hand for their support (voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

3/20/84; Wellington, New Zealand
- Harley Race defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair to win the title in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match

3/25/84; Kallang, Singapore
- Ric Flair defeated NWA World Champion Harley Race to win the title

Parade of Champions - 5/6/84; Irving, TX; Texas Stadium
- Kerry Von Erich pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair to win the title with a backslide; stipulations stated Von Erich would win the title if Flair was disqualified; after the bout, Von Erich celebrated in the ring with his family, with Flair telling Von Erich that he would be back

5/24/84; Yokosuka, Japan
- Ric Flair defeated NWA World Champion Kerry Von Erich in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match to win the title, 2-1; fall #2: Flair defeated Von Erich via submission with the figure-4; fall #3: Flair pinned Von Erich with a roll over

Starrcade 85 - 11/28/85; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- Dusty Rhodes pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair with an inside cradle to win the title at 22:06, despite outside interference from Arn & Ole Anderson; after the match, Rhodes was congratulated in the ring by a number of wrestlers including Superstar Billy Graham; the title was later returned to Flair due to the controversial finish

- The title was immediately returned to Flair due to the interference from the Andersons.

7/26/86; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
- Dusty Rhodes pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair with an inside cradle to win the title in a steel cage match at 21:04; after the bout, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson, Magnum TA, Baby Doll, Ron Garvin, and many others filled the ring to celebrate Rhodes' win

8/9/86; St. Louis, MO; Arena
- Ric Flair pinned NWA World Champion Dusty Rhodes (w/ Magnum TA) to win the title with a clip to the knee and applying the figure-4 for nearly 2 full minutes; after the bout, Magnum tended to Rhodes in the ring while NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard came ringside to congratulate Flair

9/25/87; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena
- Ron Garvin pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair in a steel cage match to win the title with a sunset flip off the top

Starrcade 87 - 11/26/87; Chicago, IL; UIC Pavilion
- Ric Flair (w/ JJ Dillon) pinned NWA World Champion Ron Garvin to win the title in a steel cage match at 17:38 after catching Garvin running off the ropes and ramming his head into the cage

2/20/89; Chi-Town Rumble; Chicago, IL; UIC Pavilion
- Ricky Steamboat pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair (w/ Hiro Matsuda) to win the title at 23:07 with an inside cradle as Flair attempted the figure-4, moments after the champion avoided Steamboat's crossbody off the top; prior to the bout, Steamboat came ringside with his wife and baby boy while the champion was escorted by several women; during the bout, the Chicago Bears' Brad Muster and Curt Beckler were shown in attendance; replacement referee Teddy Long made the pinfall after referee Tommy Young had been knocked down, with Young raising Steamboat's hand in victory after recovering; after the contest, Steamboat grabbed the mic and called for his wife and son to return to the ring so he could celebrate with them (Flair and Steamboat's first singles match in 5 years)

5/7/89; Music City Showdown; Nashville, TN; Municipal Auditorium
- Ric Flair pinned NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat by reversing a bodyslam into an inside cradle to win the title at 31:31; Lou Thesz, Pat O'Conner, and Terry Funk served as judges for the bout, in the event it went to a time-limit draw; after the bout, Steamboat shook Flair's hand; moments later, Ross interviewed Flair in the ring, with Flair saying Steamboat was the greatest champion he had ever faced; Funk then came in the ring and endorsed Flair before issuing a polite challenge for a title shot; after Flair said Funk wasn't in the Top 10 and wasn't in line for a shot, Funk shook Flair's hand before throwing him to the floor and hitting a piledriver on Flair onto the judge's table at ringside; Funk then hit Flair with a chair as Flair lay motionless on the floor, grabbed a mic from Ross, called Flair "a horsetooth banana nose jerk," and left ringside

7/7/90; Great American Bash 90; Baltimore, MD; Arena
- Sting (w/ Rick & Scott Steiner, the Junkyard Dog, & Paul Orndorff) pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair in a No DQ match with an inside cradle as Flair attempted the figure-4 to win the title at 16:05; during the contest, Ole Anderson was handcuffed to El Gigante at ringside; late in the match, Arn Anderson, Sid Vicious, & Barry Windham came out as Flair was caught in the Scorpion Death Lock but Rick & Scott Steiner, JYD, and Orndorff scared them backstage; after the match, Gordon Solie conducted an interview with Sting near the entranceway in which Sting said Flair was the greatest champion of all time

1/11/91; East Rutherford, NJ; Meadowlands
- Ric Flair pinned WCW World Champion Sting at 20:38 to win the title with his feet on the ropes for leverage after knocking the champion's foot off the bottom rope, moments after the two men collided

- 7/1/91: WCW World Champion Ric Flair was fired by Jim Herd. His contract was terminated effective August 1. The termination came following contract negotiations between Flair and WCW in which he was offered an extension with a massive pay cut that would have had him earning $350,000 per year, less than Sting and Lex Luger.

7/14/91; Great American Bash 91; Baltimore, MD
- WCW US Champion Lex Luger pinned Barry Windham in a steel cage match with a knee to the back and a piledriver at 12:24, moments after Harley Race & Mr. Hughes appeared ringside and Race spoke to Luger from ringside; due to pre-match stipulations, Luger won the vacant WCW World Title; following the entrances and during the contest the fans frequently chanted "We want Flair" and "Nature Boy;" after the contest, Luger, Race, & Hughes left ringside together (the debut of a new WCW World title belt)

2/29/92; SuperBrawl II; Milwaukee, WI; Mecca
- Sting pinned WCW World Champion Lex Luger (w/ Harley Race) to win the title with a crossbody off the top at 13:01 after fighting off an interfering Race on the floor (Luger's last appearance for nearly 4 years)

7/12/92; Great American Bash 92; Albany, GA; Civic Center
- Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) pinned WCW World Champion Sting to win the title at 17:17 with the powerbomb after Sting struck his head on the steel ringpost while attempting a Stinger splash in the corner; during the bout, Ron Simmons was shown watching the match alongside Tony Schiavone

8/2/92; Baltimore, MD; Arena
- The Main Event - 8/16/92: Ron Simmons (sub. for Sting) pinned WCW World Champion Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) to win the title with a powerslam at 9:42 after avoiding the powerbomb; prior to the bout, Bill Watts announced that another wrestler would be drawn at random to fill in for Sting, with Simmons being picked during an in-ring segment; after the bout, Tom Zenk, Dustin Rhodes, Van Hammer, Barry Windham, and Brian Pillman came out to congratulate Simmons; moments later, Dusty Rhodes appeared and hugged the new champion

12/30/92; Baltimore, MD; Civic Center
- Big Van Vader pinned WCW World Champion Ron Simmons to win the title with a shoulderbreaker at the 12-minute mark

3/11/93; London, England; Wembley Arena
- Sting pinned WCW World Champion Big Van Vader to win the title at around the 16-minute mark by powerslamming the champion as he came off the top rope

3/17/93; Dublin, Ireland
- Big Van Vader pinned WCW World Champion Sting to win the title with the powerbomb at the 17-minute mark after Sting hit his head on the steel ringpost while attempting a Stinger Splash

12/27/93; Starrcade 93; Charlotte, NC; Independence Arena
- Ric Flair pinned WCW World Champion Vader (w/ Harley Race) to win the title at 21:08 with a clip to the knee and roll up; pre-match stipulations stated if Flair did not win the title he would have to retire; Flair left ringside immediately after the match but returned moments later to acknowledge the crowd; Eric Bischoff attempted to interview Vader and Race backstage after the match, with Vader tearing down the lockers and screaming he wanted more of Flair; moments later, Gene Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with Flair and his family - wife Beth, David, Reid, Ashley, and Megan; Sting and Ricky Steamboat later appeared and congratulated Flair on his win

4/21/94; Atlanta, GA; Center Stage Theatre
WCW Saturday Night - 5/14/94:
- Ric Flair pinned Ricky Steamboat at around the 38-minute mark with a cradle, moments after Flair's head struck Steamboat near the groin as Steamboat attempted a leapfrog; stipulations stated the winner would win the vacant WCW World Title; during the bout, Col. Rob Parker came out to watch the match

- 6/23/94: Ric Flair defeated WCW International World Champion Sting to unify the championships in Charleston, SC.

7/17/94; Bash at the Beach 94; Orlando, FL; Arena
- Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned WCW World Champion Ric Flair (w/ Sensuous Sherri) to win the title at 21:54 with the legdrop, moments after Mr. T sent an interfering Sherri backstage; after the bout, Hogan celebrated in the ring with Mr. T and Shaquille O'Neal (Hogan's WCW in-ring debut)

- 10/30/95: Jimmy Hart announced that the Giant was the new WCW World Champion following his disqualification win over Hulk Hogan the night before, with Hart revealing he added a stipulation to the match that said the title would change hands were Hogan to lose via disqualification. Following the announcement by Hart, WCW declared the championship vacant.

11/26/95; World War III 95; Norfolk, VA; Scope
- Randy Savage won the 3-ring, 60-man battle royal by last eliminating the One Man Gang at 29:20; due to pre-match stipulations, Savage won the vacant WCW World Title; other participants included: Scott Armstrong, Steve Armstrong, Arn Anderson, WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd, Marcus Alexander Bagwell, Chris Benoit, Big Train Bart, Bunkhouse Buck, Cobra, Disco Inferno, Jim Duggan, Bobby Eaton, Ric Flair, the Giant, Eddie Guerrero, Hulk Hogan, Mr. JL, Chris Kanyon, Brian Knobbs, Kurasawa, Lex Luger, Joey Maggs, Meng, Hugh Morrus, Maxx Muscle, Scott Norton, Paul Orndorff, Diamond Dallas Page, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, Brian Pillman, Sgt. Craig Pittman, WCW Tag Team Champion Stevie Ray, Lord Steven Regal, Scotty Riggs, Road Warrior Hawk, Big Bubba, Jerry Saggs, Ricky Santana, Kensuke Sasaki, the Shark, Fidel Sierra, Dick Slater, Mark Starr, Sting, Dave Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Super Assassin #1, Super Assassin #2, WCW Tag Team Champion Booker T, Great Brittain Heavyweight Champion Dave Taylor, Bobby Walker, VK Wallstreet, Pez Whatley, Mike Winner, Alex Wright, Lt. James Earl Wright, the Yeti, and Zodiac; during the bout, Scott Armstrong was taken backstage on a stretcher and wearing a neckbrace following his elimination; eliminations late in the match: Orndorff by Hogan via a backdrop as Orndorff attempted the piledriver (25:21); Guerrero by Anderson (27:01); Flair by Anderson after being catapulted into Flair, on the top rope (28:20); Anderson by Hogan via a clothesline (28:24); Sting, Luger, & the Giant by Hogan as Sting & Luger attempted to eliminate the Giant (29:16); OMG by Savage (29:20); the Giant pulled Hogan out from under the bottom rope as referee Randy Anderson's back was turned, with Anderson believing Hogan had been eliminated; after the match, Gene Okerlund conducted an in-ring interview with Savage and Hogan, with Hogan protesting the call to a mixed reaction from the crowd; during the segment, the two agreed to review the footage together the following night on Monday Nitro

12/27/95; Starrcade 95; Nashville, TN; Municipal Auditorium
- Ric Flair pinned WCW World Champion Randy Savage to win the title

1/22/96; Las Vegas, NV; Caesar's Palace
Monday Nitro:
- Randy Savage pinned WCW World Champion Ric Flair (w/ Jimmy Hart) to win the title at 8:35 with the flying elbowsmash after Arn Anderson appeared and accidentally hit the champion with a pair of brass knuckles, with Hulk Hogan then appearing, pulling Anderson off the apron, and fighting with him as Savage scored the pin; prior to the bout, Gene Okerlund conducted an interview with Savage in the aisle in which Hogan interrupted and said if Savage won the title then he wanted the first shot; during the ring entrances, it was announced Elizabeth and Kevin Greene would be in Hogan & Savage's corner the following night at the Clash of the Champions; during the match, it was announced the Road Warriors would return to WCW by also appearing at the Clash; prior to the contest, Savage was escorted to the ring by several women, including Woman, Linda Bollea, Debra McMichael, and others; early in the bout, Flair attempted to dance with Woman at ringside until she slapped him across the face; of the women in Savage's corner, only Woman was referred to by name; after the contest, Okerlund conducted an in-ring interview with Savage and Hogan in which Hogan again challenged Savage to a title shot; Savage said that would have to be decided by WCW President Nick Bockwinkel but then said he wanted the match at Caesar's Palace; Hogan was booed during the segment (Woman's surprise return after a 5-year absence)

2/11/96; SuperBrawl VI; St. Petersburg, FL; Bayfront Center
- Ric Flair (w/ Woman) pinned WCW World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Elizabeth) in a steel cage match at 18:54 to win the title after Flair hit the champion in the face with Elizabeth's shoe after she opened the door and gave it to Flair as the referee was distracted by Woman after she tried to throw powder in Savage's face; prior to the bout, Flair cut a promo offering Elizabeth one last chance to kiss him before he sends Savage to the hospital; the bell rang at 14:57 following a nearfall from Savage; after the bout, Hulk Hogan came out, chased Elizabeth and Woman around the ring, scared Flair from the ring, and hit Arn Anderson with a steel chair; as Hogan, the referee, and trainer helped Savage backstage there was a small chant of "Hogan sucks"

4/22/96; Albany, GA - Civic Center - April 22, 1996
Monday Nitro - 4/29/96:
- The Giant (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned WCW World Champion Ric Flair (w/ Elizabeth and Woman) to win the title at 5:49 with the chokeslam after putting a choke on Flair as the challenger was caught in the figure-4; prior to the bout, Flair confronted Debra McMichael who sat ringside for the show; Randy Savage's name plate was still shown on the title belt, with the commentary team saying Flair kept it there as a message to Savage; after the match, Okerlund interviewed the new champion, with Hart, in the ring as Flair was helped backstage, with the Giant saying the belt belonged to him since Halloween Havoc and challenged Hulk Hogan, Sting, and Savage to face him for the title; as the show went off the air, it was announced the previously scheduled match between Sting and the Giant at Slamboree would now be a title match

8/4/97; Auburn Hills, MI; The Palace
Monday Nitro
- Lex Luger defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan to win the title via submission with the Torture Rack at around the 11-minute mark after fighting off an interfering Randy Savage and WCW Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash; late in the bout, Luger kicked out of Hogan's legdrop, prompting the New World Order to come ringside; after the match, Luger was congratulated in the ring by Rick & Scott Steiner, Diamond Dallas Page, Glacier, Ernest Miller, the Giant, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Barbarian, Stevie Richards, Nick Patrick, Dean Malenko, Prince Iaukea, Ted Dibiase, Joey Maggs, Chavo Guerrero Jr., WCW Cruiserweight Champion Alex Wright, High Voltage, and several others

8/10/96; Hog Wild; Sturgis, SD; Sturgis Rally & Race
- Hulk Hogan pinned WCW World Champion the Giant (w/ Jimmy Hart) to win the title at 14:56 after hitting him in the face with the title belt after the Giant dropped an interfering Scott Hall and Kevin Nash with the chokeslam; after the bout, the Booty Man appeared, wearing a nWo t-shirt, with a birthday cake for Hogan; after Booty Man wished Hogan a happy birthday, Hogan cut a promo on Ric Flair and the attack on Arn Anderson, with Hogan then ordering Hall and Nash to hold Booty so he could hit him with the title belt; Hogan then cut a promo on facing Flair in Denver at the Clash of the Champions before spraypainting "nWo" on the title belt

12/28/97; Starrcade 97; Washington DC; MCI Center
- Sting defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan via submission with the Scorpion Deathlock to win the title at 12:53; Hogan originally won the match at 11:20 when referee Nick Patrick counted Sting down after Hogan hit the legdrop but Bret Hart prevented Patrick from calling for the bell, with Hart then punching Patrick out and taking over the officiating duties; both Scott Norton and Buff Bagwell attempted to interfere late in the bout but were held off by Sting; after the bout, Lex Luger, the Giant, Alex Wright, Mortis, Wrath, Louie Spicolli, Rick & Scott Steiner, Glacier, Rey Mysterio Jr., Public Enemy, the Ultimo Dragon, Greg Valentine, La Parka, WCW US Champion Diamond Dallas Page, Teddy Long, Ernest Miller, and several others filed into the ring to celebrate (Sting's first TV match in 15 months)

- 1/24/98: WCW Commissioner JJ Dillon declared the title vacant following the controversies stemming from the Starrcade match and a rematch the following night in Baltimore. Dillon announced a final rematch would be held at SuperBrawl VIII.

2/22/98; SuperBrawl VIII; San Francisco, CA; Cow Palace
- Sting pinned Hulk Hogan at 16:33 after Randy Savage interfered and hit Hogan with a foreign object as Sting fought off an interfering Buff Bagwell, Vincent, Konnan, and Brian Adams; Nick Patrick took over referee duties for the match mid-way through after Charles Robinson was knocked out; due to pre-match stipulations, Sting won the vacant WCW World Title; after the match, Sting spraypainted "WCW" on Hogan before JJ Dillon presented Sting with the world title belt

4/19/98; Spring Stampede 98; Denver, CO; Coliseum
Randy Savage pinned WCW World Champion Sting to win the title in a No DQ match at 10:10 when Kevin Nash interfered and hit the powerbomb on Sting before placing Savage on top; late in the bout, Elizabeth - who was in Savage's corner - was helped backstage after sustaining an accidental Stinger Splash from the champion; moments later, Hulk Hogan appeared and shoved Savage off the top as he attempted the flying elbowsmash on Sting; after the contest, Hulk Hogan and the Desciple appeared at the entrance way, with Hogan saying that was his belt and Nash would pay

4/20/98; Colorado Springs, CO; World Arena
- Nitro: Hulk Hogan (w/ the Disciple) pinned WCW World Champion Randy Savage to win the title in a No DQ match at 15:38; Savage's right arm was heavily taped and he wore a knee brace on his right leg as a result of recent injuries; late in the bout, the Disciple dropped referee Nick Patrick with a neckbreaker and then helped Hogan double team the champion; moments later, Kevin Nash came out to make the save, with Eric Bischoff grabbing Nash by the leg; Hogan then attempted to hit Nash with the title belt but hit the Disciple instead, with Nash then laying out Bischoff and dropping Hogan with the powerbomb; Nash laid Savage on top and went to revive Patrick when Bret Hart appeared, knocked out Nash with the title belt, put Hogan on top of Savage and dragged Patrick over to make the count; Roddy Piper then appeared and confronted Hart in the ring, with Hart avoiding the issue until punching Piper in the face

7/7/98; Atlanta, GA; Georgia Dome
- WCW US Champion Bill Goldberg pinned WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan to win the title with the spear and Jackhammer at 8:11 after Hogan became distracted by Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone at ringside, with Malone hitting the Diamond Cutter on Curt Hennig who had come ringside moments earlier

12/27/98; Starrcade 98; Washington DC; MCI Center
- Kevin Nash pinned WCW World Champion Bill Goldberg to win the title in a No DQ match at 11:19 with the powerbomb after Goldberg fought off an interfering Disco Inferno and Bam Bam Bigelow before Scott Hall, dressed in an event staff t-shirt, stuck the champion with a stungun (Goldberg's record: 174-1)

1/4/99; Atlanta, GA; Georgia Dome
Monday Nitro
- Hulk Hogan (w/ WCW TV Champion Scott Steiner) (sub. for Bill Goldberg) pinned WCW World Champion Kevin Nash (w/ Scott Hall) to win the title at 1:41 after pushing him with his finger; following the match, Goldberg returned to the arena and went after Hogan; Hogan, Steiner, Buff Bagwell, and Nash then attacked Goldberg; moments later, Lex Luger came out and attacked Goldberg as well; moments later, Luger put Goldberg in the Torture Rack before Goldberg had "nWo" spraypainted on his back

3/13/99; Uncensored 99; Louisville, KY; Freedom Hall
- Ric Flair pinned WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan at 14:18 with the figure-4 to win the title in a steel cage first blood match after Arn Anderson came ringside, jumped David Flair and Torrie Wilson, both of whom appeared mid-way through the bout, and handed Flair a tire iron to hit Hogan with; prior to the bout, Flair grabbed the mic and told referee Charles Robinson he didn't want him stopping the bout because of a scratch and would leave it to Robinson's discretion; Flair bled profusely from the forehead within the first 5 minutes but the match continued, with Hogan bleeding as well late in the match; despite Hogan being the heel and Flair the face, they worked opposite styles with Flair emerging as the heel; pre-match stipulations stated if Hogan won, Flair would be forced to retire; due to pre-match stipulations, Flair was named WCW President for life

4/11/99; Spring Stampede 99; Tacoma, WA; Tacoma Dome
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair, Sting, and Hulk Hogan in a Texas Tornado match to win the title by pinning Flair with the Diamond Cutter at 17:27; Hogan was taken out of the match at the 6-minute mark following a knee injury; moments later, Eric Bischoff came out and checked on Hogan as he was helped backstage; late in the bout, guest referee Randy Savage dropped the flying elbowsmash on the champion as Flair had Sting in the figure-4; Gorgeous George, who escorted Savage to the ring before contest, remained at ringside throughout the match (Savage's return after a 10-month absence; Gorgeous George's surprise debut)

4/26/99; Fargo, ND; Fargodome
Nitro:
- Sting pinned WCW World Champion Diamond Dallas Page to win the title at 19:57 by holding onto the ring ropes to block the Diamond Cutter and then hitting the Scorpion Deathdrop

4/26/99; Fargo, ND; Fargodome
Nitro:
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated WCW World Champion Sting, Bill Goldberg, and Kevin Nash to win the title in a No DQ match by pinning Nash with the Diamond Cutter after hitting him with a foreign object thrown to him by Randy Savage; Savage appeared late in the bout, as Goldberg had Sting covered following the Jackhammer, and knocked Goldberg to the floor; after the contest, Page left ringside through the crowd as the broadcast ended

5/9/99; Slamboree 99; St. Louis, MO; TWA Arena
- Kevin Nash pinned WCW World Champion Diamond Dallas Page to win the title at 18:23 with the powerbomb after kicking a steel chair into Page's face; Nash originally won the match at 13:01 via disqualification when Randy Savage interfered and hit Nash in the face with the title belt; moments later, Savage was escorted backstage before Eric Bischoff told the referee the match would continue

7/11/99; Bash at the Beach 99; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; National Car Rental Center
- Randy Savage (w/ Gorgeous George, Madusa, & Miss Madness) & Sid Vicious defeated WCW World Champion Kevin Nash & Sting at 13:20 when Savage pinned Nash with the flying elbowsmash after a low blow from George and slam from Vicious; due to pre-match stipulations, Savage won the WCW World Title; early in the bout, George went from Savage & Sid's corner to Nash & Sting's but then turned on Nash during the final moments

7/12/99; Jacksonville, FL; Coliseum
Nitro:
- Hulk Hogan pinned WCW World Champion Randy Savage to win the title

9/12/99; Fall Brawl 99; Winston-Salem, NC; Lawrence Joel Coliseum
- Sting defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan to win the title at 13:56 with the Scorpion Death Lock after Sting repeatedly hit Hogan with a baseball bat brought ringside by Lex Luger; following Hogan's entrance, the two men shook hands; prior to the bout, Bret Hart appeared and briefly met with both men about wanting a title shot against the winner; late in the bout, Hogan hit the boot to the face and legdrop on the challenger but Diamond Dallas Page appeared, knocked down referee Nick Patrick, hit the Diamond Cutter on Hogan and then Patrick; moments later, Hart returned to clear Page from ringside; Hogan then cleared WCW US Champion Sid Vicious from the ring; Luger then appeared with the baseball bat, with Hogan cornering him until Sting came up from behind with the bat and assaulted Hogan before throwing the bat to Luger; after the contest, Sting and Luger left ringside together

- 10/25/99: The title was declared vacant one day after Sting lost to Bill Goldberg at Halloween Havoc in Las Vegas, NV in what Sting argued was a non-title match though Goldberg was announced as the new champion. JJ Dillon announced a 32-person tournament would determine the new champion. Prior to the finals, Bret Hart defeated Bill Goldberg, Perry Saturn, Billy Kidman, and Sting while Chris Benoit defeated Dean Malenko, Madusa, Scott Hall, and Jeff Jarrett.

11/21/99; Mayhem 99; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Center
- WCW World Title Tournament Finals: Bret Hart defeated Chris Benoit via submission with the Sharpshooter to win the title at 17:44 following a double leg pickup; Dean Malenko interfered at the 5-minute mark, dressed as the same Canadian fan who "attacked" him earlier in the show but was ejected; WCW US & TV Champion Scott Hall and Kevin Nash interfered at the 9-minute mark, with Bill Goldberg making the save and all three eventually brawling backstage; after the bout, Hart and Benoit hugged out of respect, with Hart then celebrating in the ring with his wife, kids, and Wayne Gretzky's children

- 12/20/99: The title was held up on the heels of a controversial match between Bret Hart and Bill Goldberg in Washington DC as part of Starrcade. An immediate rematch was ordered to determine the champion.

12/20/99; Baltimore, MD; Arena
Monday Nitro
- Bret Hart pinned Bill Goldberg at 5:55 after Scott Hall & Kevin Nash ran out with baseball bats as Hart had Goldberg in a figure-4, with Hall, Nash, and Hart then assaulting Goldberg with the weapons while the referee was knocked out; prior to the match, WCW US Champion Jeff Jarrett was shown watching on backstage; moments later, Roddy Piper came out to try to cover Goldberg's body but Jarrett followed and smashed a guitar over Piper's head; Jarrett then spraypainted "nWo" in silver on Goldberg's body as Hart tried to cut a promo on the mic but the mic was dead; Nash then took the mic and said "Baltimore, Maryland, the band is back together;" stipulations stated the winner of the match would win the vacant WCW World Title

- 1/16/00: Bret Hart was stripped of the title due to injury.

1/16/00; Souled Out 00; Cincinnati, OH; Firstar Center
- Chris Benoit (sub. for WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart) defeated Sid Vicious via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 14:50 after avoiding a chokeslam; due to pre-match stipulations, Benoit won the vacated WCW World Heavyweight Title; Arn Anderson was the guest referee for the bout; moments prior to the finish, Sid hit the chokeslam but Anderson refused to make the 3-count since Benoit's foot was underneath the bottom rope; during the Crossface, Sid's foot was also underneath the rope but Anderson didn't see it; during the bout, Perry Saturn, Asya, David Flair, the Mamalukes, Charles Robinson, Disco Inferno, Meng, Daffney, the Wall, Crowbar, Brian Knobs, Fit Finley, and several others watched on from the entranceway (Benoit's last match in WCW before leaving the following day)

1/24/00; Los Angeles, CA; Staples Center
Monday Nitro
- Sid Vicious pinned Kevin Nash at 6:19 after fighting off an interfering WCW US Champion Jeff Jarrett and smashing Jarrett's guitar over Nash's head as referee Charles Robinson was knocked down, then, once Robinson came to his senses, acting like he himself was hit by the guitar before slowly crawling over and making the cover; stipulations stated the winner would win the vacant WCW World Title; after the match, confetti fell from the rafters

4/24/00; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena
Monday Nitro:
- Diamond Dallas Page pinned WCW World Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Vince Russo) in a steel cage match to win the title at 6:18 when, after hitting the Diamond Cutter, Mike Awesome broke into the cage to stop referee Charles Robinson but Kanyon held him off, allowing Robinson to count to 3; moments later, David Arquette celebrated with Page and Kanyon in the ring and into the crowd

4/25/00; Syracuse, NY; War Memorial
Thunder - 4/26/00:
- WCW World Champion Diamond Dallas Page & David Arquette defeated Jeff Jarrett & Eric Bischoff when Arquette pinned Bischoff; pre-match stipulations stated the winner of the fall would win the title; Kimberly was the guest referee for the bout

5/15/00; Biloxi, MS; Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Monday Nitro:
- Ric Flair pinned WCW World Champion Jeff Jarrett to win the title at 6:17 with an inside cradle; prior to the bout, Vince Russo, wearing one of Flair's robes, David Flair, and WCW Cruiserweight Champion Daffney came ringside, with Russo and David then providing guest commentary; Russo said "Holy shit" upon Flair's win, though it was bleeped out; after the contest, Jarrett broke his guitar over referee Charles Robinson, with Jarrett, David, and Russo then triple teaming Ric; as Russo attempted to leave ringside with the title belt, Kevin Nash, who was shown watching backstage before the match, came out, knocked Russo down in the aisle, and hit the powerbomb on Jarrett in the ring, partially putting him through the ring; Ric then pulled himself to his feet, with Nash then giving him the belt and raising his hand in victory

Bash at the Beach 00 - 7/9/00; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center
- Hulk Hogan pinned WCW World Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Vince Russo) to win the title at the 19-second mark; prior to the bout, Jarrett's music played for over a minute until Vince Russo appeared, with Jarrett coming out moments later; following the ring introductions, Jarrett stood at the entranceway as Hogan cut a promo on him; upon the bell ringing, Jarrett immediately laid down, with Russo holding up the title belt up to taunt Hogan; after Russo left ringside, Hogan grabbed a mic and said Russo was the reason WCW was in the bad shape it was, "because of bullshit like this;" after the bout, Jarrett immediately left ringside; later in the show, Russo said Jarrett would face Booker T to determine the real WCW World Champion (Hogan's last appearance)

Bash at the Beach 00 - 7/9/00; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center
- Booker T pinned WCW World Champion Jeff Jarrett at 13:40 after catching Jarrett coming off the top with the guitar and hitting the Book End; late in the match, Jarrett dropped referee Billy Silverman with the Stroke, with a second referee coming in to make the pinfall

8/28/00; Las Cruces, NM; Pan American Center
Monday Nitro:
- Kevin Nash (w/ Vince Russo) pinned WCW World Champion Booker T to win the title at 6:33 with the powerbomb, moments after Vince Russo handed guest referee Jeff Jarrett his own guitar, with Jarrett smashing it over Booker's head; Scott Steiner was the special enforcer for the match; during the bout, Russo joined the commentary team; throughout the bout, Russo argued with Jarrett about Jarrett being a fair referee and not giving Nash an edge in the match; late in the bout, audio of a production member could be heard saying "Check one, two...;" after the match, Nash, Russo, Steiner, and Jarrett celebrated in the ring

Fall Brawl 00 - 9/17/00; Buffalo, NY; HSBC Arena
- Booker T pinned WCW World Champion Kevin Nash in a steel cage match to win the title at 9:04 after avoiding the powerbomb and hitting the Bookend

Mayhem 00 - 11/26/00; Milwaukee, WI; Cellular Arena
- Scott Steiner (w/ Madajah) defeated WCW World Champion Booker T via KO with the Steiner Recliner to win the title in a steel cage match at 13:11 after hitting Booker in the head with a steel chair and then hitting a full nelson slam; during the match, a straightjacket was hung from the ceiling of the cage that could be used in the match; late in the bout, Booker put Steiner in the straightjacket but the challenger ripped it off; after the contest, Steiner continued to assault Booker's knee with the chair until referees swarmed the ring

3/26/01; Panama City, FL; Boardwalk Beach Resort
Monday Nitro
- WCW US Champion Booker T pinned WCW World Champion Scott Steiner (w/ Madajah) with the Book End to win the title at 5:11 after avoiding a powerbomb attempt; both titles were at stake in the match

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