Triple Crown (professional wrestling)

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The Triple Crown is an accomplishment in professional wrestling. It is a distinction made to a professional wrestler who has won three of a single promotion's championships; specifically, a world championship, secondary singles championship and tag team championship.

National promotions that officially recognize Triple Crown winners include WWE, Impact Wrestling, and Ring of Honor (ROH) as well as the defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Notable independent promotions such as Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) also have established a version of the Triple Crown.

National promotions[edit]

WWE[edit]

Pedro Morales – the first WWE Triple Crown winner

In WWE (formerly known as the World Wide Wrestling Federation/WWWF and World Wrestling Federation/WWF),[1][2] the term Triple Crown Champion has traditionally been used to describe a wrestler who has won the WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, and the (now defunct) World Tag Team Championship.[3] For a span of nearly eighteen years, from 1979 up through 1997, these were the only three championships of the company, and a wrestler who won all three championships (not necessarily concurrently) was considered a "Triple Crown Champion".[3][4] Until the 1990s, the accomplishment was extremely rare, with Pedro Morales remaining the sole Triple Crown winner for more than a decade.

Following the first brand extension between 2002 and 2011, the (now defunct) World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Tag Team Championship became alternate titles that can compose part of the Triple Crown.[5][6] During the unification of those two world championships and two tag team championships, the only three Triple Crown championships of WWE were the WWE, Intercontinental, and WWE Tag Team Championships (the United States Championship is not considered part of the Triple Crown, though by 2015 it is considered part of WWE's Grand Slam). In July 2016, a second brand extension period began and two new titles were introduced: the Universal Championship and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. In January 2017, WWE stated that the aforementioned championships were acceptable substitutes for their counterpart titles in the Grand Slam, but have not yet confirmed if they are part of the Triple Crown. No holders of these two titles has held the other required titles to become a Triple Crown or Grand Slam champion.

CM Punk holds the record for completing the Triple Crown in the shortest amount of time between the first and third title. It took him 203 days between June 2008 and January 2009. This broke Diesel's previous record of 227 days set in 1994.[7][8]

List of WWE Triple Crown winners[edit]

The following is a list of WWE Triple Crown winners with dates indicating the wrestler's first reign with the respective championship.

Text
Championships in italics Indicates the title is an alternate title from the original definition of the Triple Crown.
Dates in italics The wrestler has won that title, but it does not contribute to their Triple Crown because they had already won the Triple Crown or they had already won a title at that same level.
Dates in bold The date the wrestler achieved the Triple Crown.
Names in bold Indicates the wrestler is also a Grand Slam Champion.
N/A Indicates future reigns not possible due to title inactivity, retirement, or death.
Colors

Won title as a member of the Raw brand.

Won title as a member of the ECW brand.

Won title as a member of the SmackDown brand.

Won all Triple Crown eligible titles
Won title before the brand extension or during its discontinuation.
Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championship
WWE World
Heavyweight
World
Tag Team
WWE/Raw
Tag Team
Intercontinental
Pedro Morales[3][9] February 8, 1971 N/A
(Retired)
August 9, 1980
(with Bob Backlund)
N/A
(Retired)
December 8, 1980
Bret Hart October 12, 1992 N/A
(Retired)
January 26, 1987
(with Jim Neidhart)
N/A
(Retired)
August 26, 1991
Diesel[7] November 26, 1994 N/A
(Retired)
August 28, 1994
(with Shawn Michaels)
N/A
(Retired)
April 13, 1994
Shawn Michaels March 31, 1996 November 17, 2002 August 28, 1994
(with Diesel)
December 13, 2009
(with Triple H)
October 27, 1992
Stone Cold Steve Austin[10] March 29, 1998 N/A
(Retired)
May 26, 1997
(with Shawn Michaels)
N/A
(Retired)
August 3, 1997
The Rock November 15, 1998 N/A
(Title defunct)
August 30, 1999
(with Mankind)
February 13, 1997
Triple H August 23, 1999 September 2, 2002 April 29, 2001
(with Stone Cold Steve Austin)
December 13, 2009
(with Shawn Michaels)
October 21, 1996
Kane June 28, 1998 July 18, 2010 July 13, 1998
(with Mankind)
April 19, 2011
(with Big Show)
May 20, 2001
Chris Jericho December 9, 2001 September 7, 2008 May 21, 2001
(with Chris Benoit)
June 28, 2009
(with Edge)
December 12, 1999
Kurt Angle October 22, 2000 January 10, 2006 N/A
(Retired)
October 20, 2002
(with Chris Benoit)
February 27, 2000
Eddie Guerrero February 15, 2004 N/A
(Deceased)
N/A
(Deceased)
November 17, 2002
(with Chavo Guerrero)
September 5, 2000
Chris Benoit N/A
(Deceased)
March 14, 2004 May 21, 2001
(with Chris Jericho)
October 20, 2002
(with Kurt Angle)
April 2, 2000
Ric Flair[5] January 19, 1992 N/A
(Retired)
December 14, 2003
(with Batista)
N/A
(Retired)
September 18, 2005
Edge[5] January 8, 2006 May 8, 2007 April 2, 2000
(with Christian)
November 5, 2002
(with Rey Mysterio)
July 24, 1999
Rob Van Dam[5] June 11, 2006 N/A
(Retired)
March 31, 2003
(with Kane)
December 7, 2004
(with Rey Mysterio)
March 17, 2002
Booker T[5] N/A
(Retired)
July 23, 2006 November 1, 2001
(with Test)
N/A
(Retired)
July 7, 2003
Randy Orton[5] October 7, 2007 August 15, 2004 November 13, 2006
(with Edge)
December 14, 2003
Jeff Hardy[5] December 14, 2008 June 7, 2009 June 29, 1999
(with Matt Hardy)
April 2, 2017
(with Matt Hardy)
April 10, 2001
CM Punk[7][8] July 17, 2011 June 30, 2008 October 27, 2008
(with Kofi Kingston)
N/A
(Retired)
January 19, 2009
John Bradshaw Layfield[5] June 27, 2004 N/A
(Retired)
May 25, 1999
(with Faarooq)
N/A
(Retired)
March 9, 2009
Rey Mysterio[5] July 25, 2011 April 2, 2006 N/A
(Retired)
November 5, 2002
(with Edge)
April 5, 2009
Dolph Ziggler February 15, 2011[11] April 3, 2006
(with The Spirit Squad)
July 28, 2010
Christian N/A
(Retired)
May 1, 2011 April 2, 2000
(with Edge)
N/A
(Retired)
September 23, 2001
Big Show November 14, 1999 December 18, 2011 August 22, 1999
(with The Undertaker)
July 26, 2009
(with Chris Jericho)
April 1, 2012
The Miz November 22, 2010 N/A
(Title defunct)
December 13, 2008
(with John Morrison)
November 16, 2007
(with John Morrison)
July 23, 2012
Daniel Bryan August 18, 2013 December 18, 2011 N/A
(Retired)
September 16, 2012
(with Kane)
March 29, 2015
Dean Ambrose June 19, 2016 N/A
(Title defunct)
N/A
(Title defunct)
August 20, 2017
(with Seth Rollins)
December 13, 2015
Roman Reigns November 22, 2015 N/A
(Title defunct)
N/A
(Title defunct)
May 19, 2013
(with Seth Rollins)
November 20, 2017

World Championship Wrestling[edit]

Ric Flair – the first WCW Triple Crown winner (also a WWE Triple Crown winner)

The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Triple Crown consisted of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (now WWE United States Championship) and the WCW World Tag Team Championship.[not in citation given][12][13] When Bret Hart and Goldberg won the WCW World Tag Team Championship, they both became Triple Crown winners at the same time. WWE has yet to determine whether or not Big Show achieved the WCW Triple Crown due to him winning the United States Championship while in WWE.

List of WCW Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championship Tag team championship Secondary championship
WCW World Heavyweight WCW World Tag Team WCW United States Heavyweight
Ric Flair January 11, 1991 December 26, 1976
(with Greg Valentine)
July 29, 1977
Lex Luger July 14, 1991 March 27, 1988
(with Barry Windham)
July 11, 1987
Sting February 29, 1992 January 22, 1996
(with Lex Luger)
August 25, 1991
Diamond Dallas Page April 11, 1999 May 31, 1999
(with Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon)
December 28, 1997
Goldberg July 6, 1998 December 7, 1999
(with Bret Hart)
April 20, 1998
Bret Hart November 21, 1999 December 7, 1999
(with Goldberg)
July 20, 1998
Chris Benoit January 16, 2000 March 14, 1999
(with Dean Malenko)
August 9, 1999
Scott Steiner November 26, 2000 November 1, 1989
(with Rick Steiner)
April 11, 1999
Booker T July 9, 2000 May 3, 1995
(with Stevie Ray)
March 18, 2001

Extreme Championship Wrestling[edit]

The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) Triple Crown consisted of the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, the ECW World Television Championship and the ECW World Tag Team Championship. It's unknown if Rob Van Dam is considered an ECW Triple Crown Champion, due to his World Heavyweight Title reign taking place in the WWE.[14][15] Johnny Hotbody's Triple Crown victories all took place under ECW's previous name, Eastern Championship Wrestling.

List of ECW Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
ECW World Heavyweight ECW World Tag Team ECW World Television
Johnny Hotbody April 26, 1992 April 3, 1993
(with Chris Candido and Chris Michaels)
August 12, 1992
Sabu[16] October 2, 1993 February 4, 1995
(with Taz)
November 13, 1993
Mikey Whipwreck October 28, 1995 August 27, 1994
(with Cactus Jack)
May 13, 1994
Taz January 10, 1999 December 4, 1993

(with Kevin Sullivan)

March 6, 1994

Impact Wrestling[edit]

A.J. Styles – the first TNA Triple Crown winner
Kurt Angle – the only wrestler to win both the WWE and TNA Triple Crown

In Impact Wrestling (formerly TNA), the TNA Triple Crown was an accolade bestowed upon those who won (not necessarily concurrently) all three championships regularly contested in TNA between 2002 and 2007 - the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the TNA X Division Championship and (one-half of) the NWA World Tag Team Championship. It was unknown whether or not those who won the NWA World Heavyweight and NWA World Tag Team Championships before or after TNA's acquisition and usage of the title belts would qualify for the Triple Crown.[17]

In May 2007, TNA lost the rights to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Tag Team Championship and introduced the Impact World Heavyweight Championship and the Impact World Tag Team Championship. On July 8, 2007, Impact Wrestling (Then TNA) stated that, should the then-Impact X Division Champion Samoa Joe win the Impact World Tag Team Championship, this would leave him "just one step shy of becoming only the second Triple Crown Champion". This indicates that the Impact World Heavyweight Championship and the Impact World Tag Team Championship are part of the existing Triple Crown accolade.[18]

List of Impact Triple Crown winners[edit]

The following is a list of Impact Triple Crown winners with dates indicating the wrestler's first reign with the respective championship. Under Impact's definition of the Triple Crown, wrestlers are eligible to win the Triple Crown each time they complete a new circuit. To date, only A.J. Styles has won the Impact Triple Crown on more than one occasion (five times), as well as being the only wrestler to hold all of the eligible championships.

Text
Championships in italics Indicates the title is an alternate title from the original definition of the Triple Crown.
Dates A date indicates the wrestlers first reign with that championship.
Dates in bold The date the wrestler won the Triple Crown.
Names in bold Indicates the wrestler is also a Grand Slam Champion.
N/A Indicates future reigns not possible due to the title no longer being under TNA control
Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
NWA
World Heavyweight
Impact
Global
NWA
World Tag Team
Impact
World Tag Team
Impact
X Division
A.J. Styles (5 times) June 11, 2003 September 20, 2009 July 3, 2002
(with Jerry Lynn)
October 14, 2007
(with Tomko)
June 19, 2002
Kurt Angle N/A May 13, 2007 N/A August 12, 2007
(No partner)
August 12, 2007
Samoa Joe[19] N/A April 13, 2008 N/A July 15, 2007
(No partner)
December 11, 2005
Abyss November 19, 2006 February 4, 2004
(with A.J. Styles)
September 19, 2014
(with James Storm)
May 16, 2011
Austin Aries N/A July 8, 2012 N/A January 25, 2013
(with Bobby Roode)
September 11, 2011
Chris Sabin N/A July 18, 2013 N/A July 11, 2010
(with Alex Shelley)
May 14, 2003
Eric Young N/A April 10, 2014 October 12, 2004
(with Bobby Roode)
April 15, 2008
(with Kaz)
December 7, 2008
Eddie Edwards N/A October 3, 2016 N/A February 23, 2014
(with Davey Richards)
June 12, 2016

Ring of Honor[edit]

Eddie Edwards – the first ROH Triple Crown winner, and a TNA Triple Crown winner (only wrestler to win both the ROH and TNA Triple Crown)

The Ring of Honor (ROH) Triple Crown originally was defined as the ROH World Championship, the ROH World Tag Team Championship, and the ROH World Television Championship.[20] It was later amended so that the World Championship and any combination of the Television, Tag Team or (now defunct) ROH Pure Championship would qualify.[21] ROH has not yet determined if the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship would be a component to the Triple Crown.

List of ROH Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
ROH World ROH World Tag Team ROH World Television ROH Pure
(Defunct)
Eddie Edwards[22][23] March 19, 2011 April 10, 2009
(with Davey Richards)
March 5, 2010 N/A
(Title defunct)
Roderick Strong[24] September 11, 2010 December 12, 2005
(with Austin Aries)
March 31, 2012 N/A
(Title defunct)
Jay Lethal[21] June 19, 2015 August 13, 2011 March 5, 2005
Christopher Daniels March 10, 2017 September 21, 2002
(with Donovan Morgan)
December 10, 2010 N/A
(Title defunct)

Lucha Underground[edit]

Lucha Underground has three established titles in its promotion, the Lucha Underground Championship, the Gift of the Gods Championship and, uniquely, Trios Championship.[25] Lucha Underground airs its episodes on tape delay, thus title changes listed below may not have aired yet.

List of Lucha Underground Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
Lucha Underground Championship Lucha Underground Trios Championship Gift of the Gods Championship
Fénix November 22, 2015 January 31, 2016
(with Aero Star and Drago)
April 19, 2015
Johnny Mundo April 10, 2016 January 17, 2016
(with Jack Evans and PJ Black)
March 19, 2016

Regional/independent promotions[edit]

All American Wrestling[edit]

All American Wrestling (AAW) is an independent regional promotion. Their version consists of the AAW Heavyweight Championship, the AAW Heritage Championship and the AAW Tag Team Championship.[26]

List of AAW Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
AAW Heavyweight Championship AAW Tag Team Championship AAW Heritage Championship
Jimmy Jacobs September 5, 2009 February 19, 2010
(with Tyler Black)
September 23, 2006
Dan Lawrence March 12, 2011 June 10, 2006
(with Ryan Boz)
Unknown
Shane Hollister June 28, 2013 June 21, 2008
(with Bryce Benjamin)
September 24, 2010
Michael Elgin September 21, 2012 December 28, 2013
(with Ethan Page)
October 28, 2011

Chaotic Wrestling[edit]

Chaotic Wrestling is an independent regional promotion. Their version consists of the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, the Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship and the Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship.[27]

List of Chaotic Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship
Luis Ortiz December 14, 2001 August 10, 2001
(with Little Guido)
February 23, 2001
John Walters August 16, 2003 December 14, 2001
(with Vince Vicallo)
September 7, 2001

Combat Zone Wrestling[edit]

Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an independent regional promotion. Their version consists of the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, the CZW World Tag Team Championship, CZW Wired Championship and CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship.[28][29]

List of CZW Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
CZW World Heavyweight Championship CZW World Tag Team Championship CZW Wired Championship CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Justice Pain September 9, 2000 November 11, 1999
(with himself)
N/A
(Retired)
April 3, 1999
Ruckus February 5, 2005 June 12, 2004
(with Sabian)
February 12, 2001
Drake Younger July 12, 2008 April 10, 2010
(with Eddie Kingston)
N/A
(Not with CZW)
May 5, 2012
Scotty Vortekz February 4, 2012 February 9, 2008
(with Dustin Lee)
April 7, 2007
Drew Gulak August 10, 2013 September 8, 2007
(with Andy Sumner)
April 10, 2010 N/A
(Not with CZW)
Devon Moore April 9, 2011 August 11, 2012
(with Danny Havoc and Lucky 13)
January 11, 2014
Sozio October 18, 2014 October 13, 2007
(with Derek Frazier)
March 11, 2006
BLK Jeez December 13, 2014 June 12, 2004
(with Ruckus)
April 2, 2005

Full Impact Pro[edit]

Full Impact Pro (FIP) is an independent regional promotion. Their version consists of the FIP World Heavyweight Championship, the FIP Florida Heritage Championship and the FIP Tag Team Championship.[30]

List of FIP Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
FIP World Heavyweight Championship FIP Tag Team Championship FIP Florida Heritage Championship
Erick Stevens December 30, 2007 December 20, 2008
(with Roderick Strong)
March 10, 2007
Jon Davis February 1, 2013 July 31, 2010
(with Kory Chavis)
April 2, 2017

Insane Championship Wrestling[edit]

Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) is a British wrestling promotion based in Glasgow, Scotland. Their version consists of the ICW World Heavyweight Championship, the ICW Tag Team Championship, and ICW Zero-G Championship.[31]

List of ICW Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
ICW World Heavyweight Championship ICW Tag Team Championship ICW Zero-G Championship
BT Gunn June 5, 2010 October 23, 2013
(with Chris Renfrew)
July 30, 2017

Maryland Championship Wrestling[edit]

Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW) is an independent regional promotion. Their version consists of the MCW Heavyweight Championship, the MCW Tag Team Championship, and MCW Rage Television Championship.[citation needed]

List of MCW Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
MCW Heavyweight Championship MCW Tag Team Championship MCW Rage Television Championship
Romeo Valentino[32] October 11, 1998 July 8, 1999
(with Jimmy Cicero)
May 22, 2002
Julio Dinero March 26, 2006 September 20, 1998
(with Jimmy Cicero)
July 18, 2001
Joey Matthews July 8, 2007 May 17, 2000
(with Christian York)
January 29, 2003
Pat Brink[33] November 6, 2009 September 10, 2006
(with The Bruiser)
September 9, 2007
Ryan McBride July 31, 2010 December 27, 2008
(with Teddy Stigma)
December 26, 2009
Tyler Hilton February 26, 2011 July 11, 2009
(with Zachary Daniels)
February 25, 2007
Ronnie Zukko September 30, 2011 February 21, 2001
(with Romeo Valentino)
April 1, 2011
Ruckus February 21, 2009 April 21, 2007
(with Sabian)
November 23, 2013
The Bruiser September 5, 1999 May 2, 1999
(with Danny Rose)
October 3, 2014
Drolix May 3, 2014 December 30, 2011
(with Marcus Streets)
November 25, 2016

Ohio Valley Wrestling[edit]

Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an independent regional promotion that at various points served as a developmental territory for WWE and TNA. Their version consists of the OVW Heavyweight Championship, the OVW Television Championship and the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.[34]

List of OVW Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
OVW Heavyweight Championship OVW Southern Tag Team Championship OVW Television Championship
Brent Albright April 25, 2005 March 31, 2004
(with Chris Masters)
January 5, 2005
CM Punk May 3, 2006 July 28, 2006
(with Seth Skyfire)
November 9, 2005
Idol Stevens March 14, 2007 October 10, 2003
(with Nova)
January 4, 2006
Cody Runnels February 17, 2007 October 18, 2006
(with Shawn Spears)
July 6, 2007
James "Moose" Thomas January 6, 2010 September 27, 2009
(with Tilo)
September 9, 2009
Mike Mondo May 29, 2010 November 11, 2009
(with Turcan Celik)
February 4, 2009
Rudy Switchblade November 2, 2011 February 22, 2012
(with Jessie Godderz and Rob Terry)
August 27, 2008
Rob Terry May 12, 2012 February 22, 2012
(with Jessie Godderz and Rudy Switchblade)
April 21, 2012
Cliff Compton January 8, 2011 March 19, 2006
(with Deuce)
October 17, 2012
Jason Wayne July 1, 2011 January 16, 2013
(with Crimson)
September 21, 2011
Jamin Olivencia April 10, 2013 August 1, 2007
(with T.J. Dalton)
February 20, 2008
Flash Flanagan November 26, 1999 August 1, 1997
(with Nick Dinsmore)
August 3, 2013
Adam Revolver December 6, 2014 March 27, 2010
(with Ted McNaler)
September 14, 2011
Mohamad Ali Vaez February 7, 2015 May 14, 2008
(with Omar Akbar)
June 4, 2010
Chris Silvio July 24, 2015 December 10, 2008
(with Kamikaze Kid)
December 21, 2011
Elijah Burke December 8, 2004 December 5, 2015
(with Private Anthony)
September 11, 2013
Big Jon April 16, 2016 July 5, 2014
(with The Bodyguy)
March 5, 2016
Rocco Bellagio May 14, 2016 August 6, 2011
(with James "Moose" Thomas)
October 5, 2011
Devin Driscoll March 19, 2016 January 25, 2017
(with Tony Gunn)
October 11, 2006
Michael Hayes November 4, 2017 June 26, 2013
(with Mohammed Ali Vaez)
August 2, 2014

Revolution Pro Wrestling[edit]

Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro) is an independent regional promotion. Their version consists of the British Heavyweight Championship, the British Cruiserweight Championship and the Undisputed British Tag Team Championship.[35]

List of RevPro Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
British Heavyweight Championship Undisputed British Tag Team Championship British Cruiserweight Championship
Marty Scurll March 15, 2014 May 4, 2009
(with Zack Sabre Jr.)
October 13, 2012

Women Superstars Uncensored[edit]

Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) is an independent regional promotion. Their version consists of the WSU Championship, the WSU Spirit Championship and the WSU Tag Team Championship.[36]

List of WSU Triple Crown winners[edit]

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championships
WSU Championship WSU Tag Team Championship WSU Spirit Championship
Alicia July 14, 2007 May 5, 2009
(with Brooke Carter)
December 12, 2009
Jessicka Havok March 3, 2012 August 22, 2009
(with Hailey Hatred)
September 24, 2011

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