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The WHEI United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by War Hawks Entertainment Inc. for the SmackDown brand. It is one of three secondary championships for WHEI's roster. Alongside the WHEI Intercontinental Championship on the Raw brand, and the LWL Zodiac Championship on the LWL brand. The current champion is Braun Strowman who is in his first reign as champion.

The title was created in season one to be the secondary title for the SmackDown brand and compliment the Intercontinental and Zodiac titles. Like its contemporaries it is generally contested in the mid card of shows. Unlike the Intercontinental title however, it has yet to main event a show. Despite being the third oldest title in the company.

In real life when the brand split was reintroduced the IC and US titles were on the opposite brand they were in the War Hawks universe mode. Despite this they did not change the titles to reflect this, though this is no longer necessary as the titles have since switched brands.

Origin Edit

The title was brought to the SmackDown brand during the season one draft as Ironman liked the title and wanted it on his show. Since the inception of the WHEI Universe Mode the title has been the secondary title for the SmackDown brand throughout the entire run. Never once changing brands despite the title doing so several times in real life.

Championship belt design Edit

Despite Ironman feeling more affinity for the WCW version of the title, feeling that it didn't smack you in the face about the fact it was a United States title, Ironman opted to keep the current version of the title when he brought it to his show. The title looks like, as Ironman would describe it, a smaller version of the Big Gold belt, but instead of being gold, it has the US flag on it. The plate across the front that has "United States Champion" on it in reasonably sized font is perfect, as it already screams "THIS IS A BELT FOR THE UNITED STATES".

Unlike the world titles, this championship has a nameplate as opposed to the customizable side plates of those titles. The side plates themselves feature the statue of liberty on the outer plate, with a giant eagle on the innner plate. The strap is the standard black color.

Reigns Edit

No. Wrestler Reign Date Event Notes
1. Kevin Owens 1 December 22, 2015 Season One Draft Awarded the title to be the default champion heading into season one.

Drafted to SmackDown during the season one draft, taking the title with him.

2. Bret Hart 5 February 7, 2016 Judgement Day Won the title from Owens in a Triple Threat Match also involving Daniel Bryan
3. James Ceno 1 SmackDown Defeated Hart on an episode of SmackDown.
4. Hazmat 1 July 1, 2016 Fastlane Final champion of season 1
5. Baron Corbin 1 May 26, 2017 Season Two Draft Awarded the title to be the default champion of season two and kept it for the entire season
6. Roderick Strong 1 April 10, 2018 Season Three Premire Awarded the title to be the default champion of season three
7. Big E 1 August 3, 2018 SmackDown Defeated Strong on the first episode of season three, was drafted to SmackDown with the rest of New Day during the draft.
8. Cody Rhodes 1 September 30, 2018 No Mercy Defeated Big E with the Young Bucks in his corner and New Day banned from ringside.
9 Braun Strowman 1 October 8, 2018 SmackDown Live Answered an open challenge from Rhodes to win the title

External links Edit

List Of Current Championships In WHEI
Universal Championship | Intercontinental Championship | Raw Tag Team Championship | Raw Women's Championship | WWE Championship | United States Championship | SmackDown Tag Team Championship | SmackDown Women's Championship | Hardcore Championship | Cruiswerweight Championship | Cruiserweight Television Championship | Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship | LWL World Heavyweight Championship | LWL Zodiac Championship | LWL World Tag Team Championship | LWL Leading Lady Championship | LWL Global Internet Championship | Women's Tag Team Championship | United Kingdom Championship | UK Television Championship | UK Tag Team Championship | UK Women's Championship
List Of All Championships In WHEI History
World Heavyweight Championship | World Tag Team Championship | WHEI WWE Tag Team Championship | Women's Championship | WHEI Diva's Championship | Women's Tag Team Championship | Universal Championship | Intercontinental Championship | Raw Tag Team Championship | Raw Women's Championship | WWE Championship | United States Championship | SmackDown Tag Team Championship | SmackDown Women's Championship | Hardcore Championship | Cruiswerweight Championship | Cruiserweight Television Championship | Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship | LWL World Heavyweight Championship | LWL Zodiac Championship | LWL World Tag Team Championship | LWL Leading Lady Championship | LWL Global Internet Championship | United Kingdom Championship | UK Television Championship | UK Tag Team Championship | UK Women's Championship