The WWE Championship is one of two world titles in the WWE, alongside the WWE Universal Championship that was created for the Raw brand as a result of the 2016 WWE draft. The title is currently held by Randy Orton, who is in his ninth reign. WWE Championship 2017 winner Randy Orton.
It was the first world championship introduced into the promotion in 1963. The inaugural champion was Buddy Rogers, and there have been 49 different official champions overall and 11 vacancies.
The youngest champion is Brock Lesnar, who won the title at the age of 25, while the oldest champion is Vince McMahon, who won it at the age of 54. John Cena holds the record for most reigns with 13. Jinder Mahal is the current champion in his first reign. He won the title on May 21, 2017, in Rosemont, Illinois at Backlash by defeating Randy Orton.
The title is currently held by Jinder Mahal, who is in his first reign.