|World Heavyweight Championship|
The World Heavyweight Championship belt design
(March 2003 – present)
|Date won||July 17, 2011|
|Date established||September 2, 2002|
The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in IWE. It is the primary title of the SmackDown brand and one of two in IWE, complementing the IWE Championship of the Raw brand. It was established under the Raw brand in 2002, after Raw and SmackDown became distinct brands under IWE, and has moved between both brands on different occasions, mainly as a result of the IWE Draft. It is one of a number of world titles represented by the historic Big Gold Belt. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches.
- Main article: List of World Heavyweight Champions (IWE)
The inaugural champion was Triple K, with the title being awarded by Eric Bischoff in September 2002. Jesse Dern has the longest reign as champion with his first reign, from April 3, 2005 to January 10, 2006, lasting 282 days. The youngest champion was Kevin McAlmond winning the title at the age of 24. The oldest champion was Martin McAlmond winning the title at the age of 44.