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In Professional Wrestling, a "Triple Crown Championship" is not a championship in and of itself. Rather, it's a special achievement given to wrestlers who have won three of a single promotion's championships; specifically, a world championship, another singles (mostly the second-tier) championship, and a Tag Team championship. Promotions to officially recognize Triple Crown winners are WWE, TNA/Impact Wrestling, Lucha Underground, and Ring of Honor as well as the defunct promotions WCW and ECW.

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The only other special achievement higher than this is the Grand Slam Champion, which requires winning another singles (again, mostly second-tier) championship. As such, names of the wrestlers who have achieved this feat will be in bold.


Active Promotions

WWE

WWE has had two methods for determining a men's Triple Crown Champion and currently one method for women's. Additionally, the men's tag team division has their own criteria.

Men's Standard Rules

  • A wrestler had to have held:
    • Either the WWF/E Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship
    • Either the WWF/World Tag Team Championship or the WWE Tag Team Championship
    • The Intercontinental Championship

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Men's NXT Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held:
    • The NXT Championship
    • The NXT Tag Team Championship
    • The North American Championship

Women's Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held:
    • The WWE Raw Women's Championship
    • The WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
    • The WWE Women's Tag Team Championship

Men Tag Team's Rules

  • The wrestlers have to have held:
    • The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
    • The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
    • The NXT Tag Team Championship

WWE Triple Crown Winners

Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Chris Benoit, and Booker T are the only men to have won a Triple Crown in both WCW and WWE.
Kurt Angle is the only man to have won a Triple Crown in both TNA/Impact and WWE.

  • Men's NXT Format
    • Johnny Gargano - Completed on April 5, 2019 at NXT TakeOver: New York.
    • Adam Cole - Completed on June 1, 2019 at NXT TakeOver: XXV.note 

  • Women's

  • Men's Tag Team
    • The Revival - Completed on September 15, 2019 at Clash of Champions.
    • The Street Profits - Completed on the October 12, 2020 edition of Raw.note 

TNA/Impact!

Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held
    • Either the NWA World Heavyweight Championship or the TNA/Impact World Championship
    • Either the NWA Tag Team Championship or the TNA/Impact Tag Team Championship
    • The X Division Championship

TNA/Impact Wrestling Triple Crown Winners

  • AJ Styles - Completed on July 11, 2003.
  • Kurt Angle - Completed on August 12, 2007.
  • Samoa Joe - Completed on April 13, 2008.
  • Abyss - Completed on May 16, 2011.
  • Austin Aries - Completed on January 25, 2013.
  • Chris Sabin - Completed on July 18, 2013.
  • Eric Young - Completed on April 10, 2014.
  • Eddie Edwards - Completed on October 3, 2016.

Kurt Angle is the only man to have won a Triple Crown in both TNA/Impact and WWE.
Eddie Edwards is the only man to have won a Triple Crown in both TNA/Impact and Ring of Honor.

Lucha Underground

Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held
    • The Lucha Underground Championship
    • The Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Championship
    • The Lucha Underground Trios Championship

Lucha Underground Triple Crown Winners

  • Fenix - Completed on January 31, 2016.
  • Johnny Mundo - Completed on April 10, 2016.

Ring of Honor

Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held
    • The ROH World Championship
    • The ROH World Tag Team Championship
    • Either the ROH World Television Championship or the ROH Pure Championship

Ring of Honor Triple Crown Winners

  • Eddie Edwards - Completed on March 19, 2011.
  • Roderick Strong - Completed on March 31, 2012.
  • Jay Lethal - Completed on June 19, 2015.
  • Christopher Daniels - Completed on March 10, 2017.
  • Matt Taven - Completed on April 6, 2019.

Eddie Edwards is the only man to have won a Triple Crown in both TNA/Impact and Ring of Honor.


Defunct Promotions Merged with WWE

WCW

Rules

  • A wrestler had to have held:
    • The WCW World Heavyweight Championship
    • The WCW World Tag Team Championship
    • The WCW United States Heavyweight Championship

WCW Triple Crown Winners

  • Men's Standard Format
    • Ric Flair - Completed on January 11, 1991.
    • Lex Luger - Completed on July 14, 1991.
    • Sting - Completed on January 22, 1996.
    • Diamond Dallas Page - Completed on May 31, 1999.
    • Goldberg - Completed on December 7, 1999.note 
    • Bret Hart - Completed on December 7, 1999.
    • Chris Benoit - Completed on January 16, 2000.
    • Scott Steiner - Completed on November 26, 2000.
    • Booker T - Completed on March 18, 2001.

Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Chris Benoit, and Booker T are the only men to have won a Triple Crown in both WCW and WWE.

WCW does not recognize the secondary title of the WCW World Television Championship as an eligible title for a WCW Triple Crown, and thus the promotion does not have Grand Slam Champions. If the title were recognized, all of the above wrestlers except Goldberg and Bret Hart would also be Grand Slam Champions. Booker T would be the only man to have earned Grand Slam Champion status in both WCW and WWE, and would be the only man to have earned both without counting the same championship for both.

ECW

Rules

  • A wrestler had to have held:
    • The ECW World Heavyweight Championship
    • The ECW World Tag Team Championship
    • The ECW World Television Championship

ECW Triple Crown Winners

  • Mikey Whipwreck - Completed on October 28, 1995.
  • Sabu - Completed on August 9, 1997.
  • Tazz - Completed on January 10, 1999.
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