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The World Heavyweight Championship is the main championship on Smackdown Live in Universe Mode.

Current Champion

Big E Langston is the current champion in his first reign. He defeated Finn Balor in a Last Man Standing Match in the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the King of the Ring Year IV event.

History

WWE 2K15 (Year I - Year II)

Following WrestleMania XXX, Bray Wyatt and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (reverting back to the WWE Championship) became exclusive to RAW, which saw the return of the World Heavyweight Championship, awarded to Cesaro and went on to transition between the likes of John Cena and Randy Orton before being re-merged with the WWE Championship.

WWE 2K16 & WWE 2K17 (Year II - Year III)

First Separation

On WWE 2K16, the title was once again acknowledged as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship while the WWE Championship was considered it's own title but this time around, the "Big Gold" title was not used and the title was held by the likes of Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins and Shawn Michaels before being vacated due to Edge's retirement following Summerslam.

Adrian Neville is considered the longest reigning WWE/World Heavyweight Champion with a total of 39 Weeks.

Re-Unification

The title was once again unified by Dean Ambrose with the WWE Championship at Survivor Series in a Fatal-4-Way Ladder Match.

Second Separation/Retirement

At WrestleMania 32, the title was once again separated from the WWE Championship and was briefly retired

WWE 2K18 (Year IV)

It was indeed the "Night of New Champions" at Wrestlemania 33, as Finn Balor settled his heated rivalry with Bray Wyatt and defeated "The Eater of Worlds" to win his first World Heavyweight Championship. at King of the Ring, Big E Langston defeated Finn Balor in a Last Man Standing Match to win his first World Heavyweight Championship thanks to an assist from Karl Anderson.

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