Chris Benoit
Jan. 16, 2000 - Jan. 17, 2000

Following a stiff mule kick to the head from Goldberg at Starrcade the month prior, Bret Hart was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and was forced to retire from sports-entertainment. Hart relinquished the WCW World Championship and a championship tournament culminated with Chris Benoit defeating Sid Vicious on Jan. 16, 2000. Less than 24 hours after earning the gold, Benoit came to Nitro and officially quit WCW, relinquishing its championship.