The “Winged Eagle” WWE Championship first appeared with Hulk Hogan in 1988, but it returned to its nest in 1998 after “Stone Cold” Steve Austin captured the title.
Bad News for Europe
The European Championship was retired in 2002 after it was unified with the Intercontinental Championship, a title Bad News Barrett has held four times.
This or That?
Stardust is quickly became the new king of the strange vignette as he looked for the cosmic key. Watch his chaotic, star-filled search.
Current Superstars With Classic Championships
Eleven WWE Hall of Famers, such as Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Bret Hart and Ric Flair, have held the “Winged Eagle” WWE Title design before it was retired in 1998 by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Throughout his search for the cosmic key, Stardust has found support in the original Bizarre One, Goldust.
Only Six Days Away
SummerSlam is merely days away. With John Cena ready to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against an absolute beast—a Beast Incarnate—get pumped by watching a classic monster in action as Vader challenger for Shawn Michaels’ WWE Title at SummerSlam 1996.
Welcome to the World
If you’ve yet to have the pleasure of meeting him, this is Stardust. He’s a fan of the cosmos, gold, and long walks in the park (we assume). Check back every Wednesday in August for the Summer of Stardust: a celebration of WWE’s newest bizarre star.
Classic SummerSlam Poster
Yokozuna dominated WWE in 1993. But when America needed a hero, Lex Luger rose to the occassion. Watch Luger face the colossal Yokozuna at SummerSlam 1993 on WWE Network.