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April 12, 2011

Edge’s title history in WWE

Edge retired Monday night on Raw as the most decorated wrestler in WWE history, having won 30 championships during his 13 years with the company.

Here’s a look at his title resume:

WWE TITLE (four reigns)

• 1/8/06 (def. John Cena) to 1/29/06 (lost to Cena)

• 7/3/06 (def. Rob Van Dam and Cena) to 9/17/06 (lost to Cena)

• 11/23/08 (def. Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov) to 12/14/08 (lost to Jeff Hardy)

• 1/25/09 (def. Jeff Hardy) to 2/15/09 (lost to Triple H in Elimination Chamber Match)

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE (seven)

• 5/8/07 (def. The Undertaker) to 7/17/07 (vacated title due to injury)

• 12/16/07 (def. Batista and The Undertaker) to 3/30/08 (lost to The Undertaker)

• 6/1/08 (def. The Undertaker to win vacant title) to 6/30/08 (lost to CM Punk)

• 2/15/09 (def. John Cena in Elimination Chamber Match) to 4/5/09 (lost to Cena in triple threat with The Big Show)

• 4/26/09 (def. Cena) to 6/7/09 (lost to Jeff Hardy)

• 12/19/10 (def. Kane, Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio) to 2/18/11 (title awarded to Dolph Ziggler)

• 2/18/11 (def. Ziggler) to 4/12/11 (vacated title due to retirement)

INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE (five)

• 7/24/99 (def. Jeff Jarrett) to 7/25/99 (lost to Jarrett)

• 8/19/01 (def. Lance Storm) to 9/23/01 (lost to Christian)

• 10/21/01 (def. Christian) to 11/5/01 (lost to Test)

• 11/18/01 (def. Test) to 1/20/02 (lost to William Regal)

• 7/11/04 (def. Randy Orton) to 9/6/04 (stripped of title due to injury)

U.S. TITLE (one)

• 11/12/01 (def. Kurt Angle) to 11/18/01 (title merged with Intercontinental title)

WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE (11)

• 4/2/00 (w/Christian def. The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz) to 5/29/00 (lost to Too Cool)

• 6/25/00 (w/Christian def. Too Cool, The Hardy Boyz and Test & Albert) to 9/24/00 (lost to The Hardy Boyz)

• 10/22/00 (w/Christian def. The Hardy Boyz) to 10/23/00 (lost to The Hardy Boyz)

• 12/10/00 (w/Christian def. Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather, The Dudley Boyz and Road Dogg & K-Kwik) to 12/18/00 (lost to The Rock & The Undertaker)

• 12/19/00 (w/Christian def. The Rock & The Undertaker) to 1/21/01 (lost to The Dudley Boyz)

• 3/19/01 (w/Christian def. The Hardy Boyz) to 3/19/01 (lost to The Dudley Boyz)

• 4/1/01 (w/Christian def. The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz) to 4/17/01 (lost to The Undertaker & Kane)

• 7/2/02 (w/Hulk Hogan def. Billy & Chuck) to 7/21/02 (lost to Christian & Lance Storm)

• 4/19/04 (w/Chris Benoit def. Ric Flair & Batista) to 5/31/04 (lost to La Resistance)

• 10/19/04 (w/Benoit def. La Resistance) to 11/1/04 (lost to La Resistance)

• 11/13/06 (w/Randy Orton def. Flair & Roddy Piper) to 1/29/07 (lost to John Cena and Shawn Michaels)

WWE TAG TEAM TITLE (two)

• 11/7/2002 (w/Rey Mysterio def. Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit) to 11/17/02 (lost to Eddie & Chavo Guerrero)

• 6/28/09 (w/Chris Jericho def. Primo & Carlito Colon) to 7/26/09 (relinquished his share of title due to injury)

Posted by Kevin Eck at 10:01 PM | | Comments (16)
        

Comments

You forgot a Unified Tag Team title with Jericho in 2009 which brings the number to 30, 31 if you count both titles. The two won at that year's Bash, but Edge had an injury a month later and was replaced by Big Show, forming the infamous JeriShow tag team.

RESPONSE FROM KE: Good catch. I've made the correction. Since the tag titles were unified at that point, I'm counting that as one reign, not two. That brings the total to 30.

Wasn't he tag champs with Jericho for a couple weeks before he busted his achilles?

edge is actually a 13 time not 12 tag champion. he won the unified tag titles with jericho at the bash 2009

He didn't defeat Kurt Angle to win the U.S title he defeated Test at Survivor Series 2001 to win it

RESPONSE FROM KE: No, he beat Angle for the U.S. title, and then defeated Test at Survivor Series to unify the U.S. and Intercontinental titles. The U.S. title was then dropped for a while.

Edge was a great performer. But the one thing that stands out on your list is that (except for tag titles) is that all his singles reigns ended within a week or a month or so. But he goes out on top and I applaud him for his body of work for the last 20 years.

It's impressive to say he won 30 titles but there were a surprisingly large number or reigns that lasted 1 night. It seems very few of his reigns went more than a month or two which surprised me. I remembered him going back and forth with Cena for quite some time but didn't realize his reigns were typically so short.

Who's the next highest? Is there anyone on the current roster who can surpass that 30 titles mark?

It might be worth commenting that he is also King of the Ring, Money in the Bank (twice) and Royal Rumble winner.

Looks like his longest reign with either the WWE or Heavyweight title was around 4 months.

Miz has eclipsed that in his first-ever reign.

Awesome.

What a great career!

I'm acutally glad Edge has retired, despite the fact that he was my favourite WWE Superstar. I'm happy that he's not going to end up like Kurt Angle, who used to be my favourite WWE Superstar.

I hope Edge bucks the trend and never comes back. I hope that he enjoys success for the rest of his life outside of the ring. He deserves it.

also notable that he has "main evented" the last four WrestleManias in a row. That streak is matched/beaten by the likes of Hogan, Triple H, and Cena. Though HBK and Taker have similar numbers of WM main events, this in reference to how many years in a row he's been one of the top dogs.

edge was one of a kind performer.won several titles.he's the best

I remember Edge's intro vignette's before his debut because despite the awesome vignettes, he went nowhere fast when he first started. Edge went on to spend almost a decade in mostly tag team or midcard status before being pushed to champion level, as his title history clearly shows.

I think it just goes to show that someone doesn't have to be WWE champion within 2 years of their debut to be successful later. All those in the IWC whining about their favorite star not getting a push (especially Morrison) should cool off a little.

Lest we forget, he also won the 2001 King of the Ring, the Royal Rumble, and the first ever Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Whoops, I forgot that Dolph Ziggler caused a "hiccup" in his last (two) World championship reign(s). If it weren't for that silly situation, his longest title reign would have been his last one. That would have been fitting: save the best for last.

"Who's the next highest? Is there anyone on the current roster who can surpass that 30 titles mark?"

Jericho I think.

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