The World Heavyweight Championship is exclusive to the Smackdown brand, since its debut on August 2008, only Danny Jackpot, Kurt Angle, Edge, Chris Jericho, Mr. Kennedy, Matt Hardy, MVP, Christian, Abyss, Goldberg and Shawn Michaels have held the gold so far. CM Punk is the current Champion, after defeating the former champion Shawn Michaels at Summerfest 2. So far, CM Punk is also the longest reigning champion, with his reign clocking in at 958 days. This is Punk's first reign as World Heavyweight Champion.
August 4, 2008
September 3, 2009
Episode 39 - Smackdown
Defeated Edge along with the help of Matt Hardy, who booked the match.