The WWE United States Championship is a championship in .

The NWA United States Heavyweight Championship was a championship defended primarily in the .

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  • Roman Reigns is stuck fighting Rusev for the United States Championship rather than challenging for the Universal Championship despite coming off a Raw where he beat Kevin Owens clean in a steel cage.

    After these two’s brawl at SummerSlam en lieu of a match, they finally will lock up with Roman Reigns trying to win the United States Championship for the first time. With Roman Reigns still being built to look like one of the biggest stars in the company, he will either win it clean or lose in a cheap way to keeps him looking strong and move back into the main title scene.

  • After a victory over at Clash of Champions, Reigns captured his first United States Championship. Coming off a series of unsuccessful attempts at the world title, Reigns can now be a big dog in a smaller yard.

    The main event is Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship. Also featured are Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley for the WWE Women’s Championship, Rusev vs. Roman Reigns for the United States Championship and New Day vs. the Club for the WWE Tag Team Championships.

    Date of transition Notes
    July 27, 2003 The United States Championship was revived to be exclusive to SmackDown.
    June 23, 2008 Matt Hardy was drafted to ECW, taking the championship to that brand.
    July 20, 2008 The United States Championship was returned to SmackDown following Shelton Benjamin's title win.
    April 13, 2009 United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter was drafted to Raw during the 2009 WWE draft.
    April 26, 2011 Following the 2011 WWE supplemental draft, United States Champion Sheamus was drafted to SmackDown.
    May 1, 2011 The United States Championship was returned to Raw following Kofi Kingston's title win.
    The championship remained exclusive to Raw until the end of the first brand extension.
    August 29, 2011 End of first brand extension.
    The United States Champion could appear on both Raw and SmackDown.
    July 19, 2016 Reintroduction of the brand extension.
    United States Champion Rusev was drafted to Raw in the 2016 WWE draft.

  • Current WWE Championships
    World Championship
    Universal Championship
    Intercontinental Championship
    United States Championship
    Raw Tag Team Championship
    Smackdown Tag Team Championship
    Raw Women's Championship
    Smackdown Women's Championship
    WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    NXT
    NXT Championship
    NXT Tag Team Championship
    NXT Women's Championship

    In July 2003, the title was activated by , , and was commissioned to be a secondary championship to the brand (WWE claims it to be a reactivation of the old NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, but for all intents and purposes, it is a separate championship with its own history). became the first champion through a tournament in the finals at vs . This was done shortly after the WWE Intercontinental Championship was recommissioned by the brand, making the title its equal counterpart. The title remained on SmackDown until April 13, 2009, when reigning champion was drafted from SmackDown over to during the , moving the title with him. On April 26, 2011, reigning champion Sheamus was drafted to SmackDown during the , briefly bringing the U.S. Title back to the show. Five days later, Raw's defeated Sheamus for the title at , returning it to Raw. Since August 29, 2011, when all WWE programming became "Supershows" featuring the entire roster, the U.S. Title has been defended on both and .

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Unlike most other championships currently defended on Raw and SmackDown, the United States Championship did not start out as a recognized WWE Championship. Rather, the title first emerged in WCW.