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Grand Slam (Professional Wrestling)

professional wrestling accomplishment

A Grand Slam, in professional wrestling, is a person who has won a certain combination of championships.The four titles typically include three singles championships plus a tag team championship. The singles championships include a primary, secondary, and tertiary championship.

National PromotionEdit

WWEEdit

 
Shawn Michaels – the first WWE Grand Slam winner
Chris Jericho (top) and Jeff Hardy (bottom) are the only two wrestlers to win all Grand Slam eligible titles in the original format, and the first two wrestlers to complete both formats separately

GuideEdit

Text
Championships in italics The title is an alternate title in the original Grand Slam format
Dates A date indicates the wrestlers first reign with that championship
Dates in bold The date the wrestler won the Grand Slam
Names in bold Indicates Grand Slam winner under both formats
Dates in italics The wrestler has won that title, but does not contribute to their Grand Slam because they had already won the Grand Slam or they had already won a title at the same level
N/A Indicates future reigns are not possible
Colors

Won all Grand Slam eligible titles under either format

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 title when the brand extension was not in effect

Original formatEdit

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championship Tertiary championships
WWF/WWE World
Heavyweight
WWF/World
Tag Team
WWE/Raw
Tag Team
Intercontinental European Hardcore
Shawn Michaels[1] March 31, 1996 November 17, 2002 August 28, 1994
(with Diesel)
December 13, 2009
(with Triple H)
October 27, 1992 September 20, 1997 N/A
(Title defunct)
Triple H[2][3] August 23, 1999 September 2, 2002 April 29, 2001
(with Stone Cold Steve Austin)
December 13, 2009
(with Shawn Michaels)
October 21, 1996 December 11, 1997 N/A
(Title defunct)
Kane[4][5] June 28, 1998 July 18, 2010 July 13, 1998
(with Mankind)
April 19, 2011
(with Big Show)
May 20, 2001 N/A
(Title defunct)
April 1, 2001
Chris Jericho[6] December 9, 2001 September 7, 2008 May 21, 2001
(with Chris Benoit)
June 28, 2009
(with Edge)
December 12, 1999 April 2, 2000 May 28, 2001
Kurt Angle[7] October 22, 2000 January 10, 2006 N/A
(Title defunct)
October 20, 2002
(with Chris Benoit)
February 27, 2000 February 8, 2000 September 10, 2001
Eddie Guerrero February 15, 2004 N/A
(Deceased)
N/A
(Deceased)
November 17, 2002
(with Chavo Guerrero)
September 5, 2000 April 3, 2000 N/A
(Title defunct)
Rob Van Dam[3][8] June 11, 2006 N/A
(Title defunct)
March 31, 2003
(with Kane)
December 7, 2004
(with Rey Mysterio)
March 17, 2002 July 22, 2002 July 22, 2001
Booker T N/A
(Retired)
July 23, 2006 October 30, 2001
(with Test)
N/A
(Retired)
July 7, 2003 N/A
(Title defunct)
May 4, 2002
Jeff Hardy[3] December 14, 2008 June 7, 2009 June 29, 1999
(with Matt Hardy)
April 2, 2017
(with Matt Hardy)
April 10, 2001 July 8, 2002 July 10, 2001
John Bradshaw Layfield[9] June 27, 2004 N/A
(Retired)
May 25, 1999
(with Faarooq)
N/A
(Retired)
March 9, 2009 October 22, 2001 June 3, 2002
Christian[10] N/A
(Retired)
May 1, 2011 April 2, 2000
(with Edge)
N/A
(Retired)
September 23, 2001 October 30, 2001 March 17, 2002
Big Show November 14, 1999 December 18, 2011 August 22, 1999
(with The Undertaker)
July 26, 2009
(with Chris Jericho)
April 1, 2012 N/A
(Title defunct)
February 25, 2001

Modern formatEdit

Champion Primary championship
(one needed)
Tag team championship
(one needed)
Secondary championship
(both needed)
WWF/WWE Universal WWE/Raw Tag Team SmackDown Tag Team Intercontinental United States
Kurt Angle[11] October 22, 2000 October 20, 2002
(with Chris Benoit)
February 27, 2000 October 22, 2001
Eddie Guerrero[11] February 15, 2004 N/A
(Deceased)
November 17, 2002
(with Chavo Guerrero)
N/A
(Deceased)
September 3, 2000 July 23, 2003
Edge[11] January 8, 2006 N/A
(Retired)
November 7, 2002
(with Rey Mysterio)
N/A
(Retired)
July 24, 1999 November 12, 2001
Big Show[11] November 14, 1999 July 26, 2009
(with Chris Jericho)
April 1, 2012 October 19, 2003
The Miz[11] November 22, 2010 November 16, 2007
(with John Morrison)
July 23, 2012 October 5, 2009
Daniel Bryan[11] August 18, 2013 September 16, 2012
(with Kane)
March 29, 2015 September 19, 2010
Chris Jericho[11] December 9, 2001 June 28, 2009
(with Edge)
December 12, 1999 January 9, 2017
Dean Ambrose[11] June 19, 2016 August 20, 2017
(with Seth Rollins)
December 13, 2015 May 19, 2013
Roman Reigns[11] November 22, 2015 August 19, 2018 May 19, 2013
(with Seth Rollins)
November 20, 2017 September 25, 2016
Randy Orton[11] October 7, 2007 December 4, 2016
(with Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper)
December 14, 2003 March 11, 2018
Seth Rollins March 29, 2015 May 19, 2013
(with Roman Reigns)
April 8, 2018 August 23, 2015
Jeff Hardy[12] December 14, 2008 April 2, 2017
(with Matt Hardy)
April 10, 2001 April 16, 2018
Kofi Kingston April 7, 2019 August 22, 2011
(with Evan Bourne)
July 23, 2017
(with Big E and Xavier Woods)
June 29, 2008 June 1, 2009
Rey Mysterio July 25, 2011 November 5, 2002
(with Edge)
April 5, 2009 May 19, 2019

Impact WrestlingEdit

 
A.J. Styles – the first Impact Wrestling Grand Slam winner
Text
Championships in italics The title is an alternate title from the original definition of a Grand Slam.
Dates A date indicates the wrestlers first reign with that championship.
Dates in bold The date the wrestler won the Grand Slam.
Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championship Tertiary championship
NWA
World Heavyweight
Impact
World
NWA
World Tag Team
Impact
World Tag Team
Impact
X Division
TNA
Legends/Global/TV/King of the Mountain
Impact
Grand
A.J. Styles (2 times)[13] June 11, 2003 September 20, 2009 July 3, 2002
(with Jerry Lynn)
October 14, 2007
(with Tomko)
June 19, 2002 March 15, 2009 N/A
(title defunct)
Abyss November 19, 2006 February 4, 2004
(with A.J. Styles)
September 19, 2014
(with James Storm)
May 16, 2011 January 9, 2011 N/A
(title defunct)
Samoa Joe N/A
(title not under Impact control)
April 13, 2008 N/A
(title not under Impact control)
July 15, 2007 (no partner) December 11, 2005 September 27, 2012 N/A
(title defunct)
Eric Young N/A
(title not under Impact control)
April 10, 2014 October 12, 2004
(with Bobby Roode)
April 15, 2008
(with Kaz)
December 7, 2008 October 18, 2009 N/A
(title defunct)
Austin Aries N/A
(title not under Impact control)
July 8, 2012 N/A
(title not under Impact control)
January 25, 2013
(with Bobby Roode)
September 11, 2011 N/A
(title defunct)
January 14, 2018

Ring of HonorEdit

 
Inaugural ROH Grand Slam winner Christopher Daniels

In 2018, Ring of Honor (ROH) established their own grandslam champion.

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships
(both needed)
Secondary championships
ROH World ROH World Tag Team ROH World Six-Man ROH World Television
Christopher Daniels March 10, 2017 September 21, 2002
(with Donovan Morgan)
March 9, 2018
(with Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
December 10, 2010

Regional/independent promotionsEdit

Dragon GateEdit

Champion Primary championship Tag team championships
(both needed)
Secondary championships
(one needed)
Open the Dream Gate Open the Twin Gate Open the Triangle Gate Open the Brave Gate Open the Owarai Gate
Naruki Doi December 28, 2008 October 12, 2007
(with Masato Yoshino)
July 3, 2005
(with Cima and Don Fujii)
March 13, 2005
Cima July 4, 2004 December 27, 2009
(with Gamma)
July 3, 2005
(with Don Fujii and Naruki Doi)
March 22, 2009 October 8, 2007
Masato Yoshino July 11, 2010 October 12, 2007
(with Naruki Doi)
November 7, 2004
(with Milano Collection AT and Anthony W. Mori)
March 19, 2006 November 23, 2015
Masaaki Mochizuki December 16, 2004 January 10, 2011
(with Don Fujii)
September 9, 2007
(with Don Fujii and K-ness)
January 19, 2008
Don Fujii November 23, 2006 January 10, 2011
(with Masaaki Mochizuki)
July 3, 2005
(with Cima and Naruki Doi)
April 10, 2011
Ryo Saito February 24, 2006 May 5, 2008
(with Susumu Yokosuka)
March 6, 2005
(with Dragon Kid and Genki Horiguchi)
March 7, 2013
Ricochet March 2, 2014 July 17, 2011
(with Cima)
December 26, 2010
(with Cima and Dragon Kid)
November 19, 2011
Shingo Takagi July 27, 2008 September 17, 2009
(with Yamato)
May 10, 2007
(with BxB Hulk and Cyber Kong)
March 6, 2018
Pac December 4, 2018 June 19, 2011
(with Dragon Kid)
June 7, 2009
(with BxB Hulk and Masato Yoshino)
August 29, 2010

Explosive Pro WrestlingEdit

Champion Primary championship Tag team championship Secondary championship Tertiary Championship
EPW Championship EPW Tag Team Championship EPW Coastal Championship EPW Hardcore Championship
Gavin McGavin August 25, 2018 March 7, 2015 November 19, 2016 November 7, 2009

Florida Championship WrestlingEdit

 
Seth Rollins is the only wrestler to complete both the FCW and WWE Grand Slam.

In Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's former developmental territory, a Grand Slam winner was a wrestler who had won every championship that was available in FCW.[14] All FCW titles were retired when FCW changed its name to NXT.

Champion Primary championship Tag team championship Secondary championship
Florida Heavyweight Championship Florida Tag Team Championship Jack Brisco 15 Championship
Seth Rollins February 23, 2012 March 25, 2011
(with Richie Steamboat)
January 13, 2011
Richie Steamboat July 25, 2012 March 25, 2011
(with Seth Rollins)
January 13, 2012

IWA Puerto RicoEdit

Champion Primary championship Tag team championship Secondary championship Tertiary championship
IWA Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship IWA World Tag Team Championship IWA Intercontinental Championship IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship[15] IWA Hardcore Championship IWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Chicano April 8, 2005 January 6, 2004
(with Stefano)
May 18, 2002 December 12, 2009 January 12, 2002 March 2, 2002

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