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Who was the last WWE World Heavyweight Champion?

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Professional wrestling is a sport that has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Over the years, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion has been some of the most legendary wrestlers in history.

The title has been contested since 1963, and as the years have gone by, the list of champions has grown. However, the question that fans often ask is, “who was the last WWE World Heavyweight Champion?”

The answer to this question is Randy Orton.

WWE World Heavyweight Champion – The History

The WWE World Heavyweight Championship was the top championship in the WWE. It was originally created in 1963 as the WWE Championship and was known by that name until 2002 when the title was renamed the World Heavyweight Championship.

In 2013, the title was again renamed the WWE World Heavyweight Championship after the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships were unified.

Randy Orton – The Last WWE World Heavyweight Champion

Randy Orton was born on April 1, 1980, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He comes from a wrestling family and began his career in the WWE in 2002.

Orton quickly became a fan favourite and was known for his signature move, the RKO. He won his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship in 2004 and went on to win the title eight more times in his career.

Orton’s last reign as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion came in 2013 when he defeated John Cena in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view on December 15th, 2013.

The match was historic as it was the first time that the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships were unified.

Legacy of Randy Orton

Randy Orton’s legacy in the WWE is significant. He is one of the most accomplished wrestlers in history and has won numerous championships and awards throughout his career.

Orton is known for his wrestling skills and his ability to entertain fans with his signature move, the RKO.

He has also been a part of some of the most memorable moments in WWE history.

Conclusion/TLDR

In conclusion, Randy Orton was the last WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He defeated John Cena in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view on December 15th, 2013, to unify the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships.

Orton’s legacy in the WWE is significant, and he will always be remembered as one of the most accomplished wrestlers in history.

Wrestling enthusiasts will forever remember Orton for his wrestling skills, signature move, and his contribution to the world of professional wrestling.

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