MCW Heavyweight Championship

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MCW Heavyweight Championship
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Jerry Lawler is a former MCW Heavyweight Champion.
Details
Promotion Maryland Championship Wrestling
Date established October 11, 1998[1]
Current champion(s) Big Sean Studd
Date won January 28, 2017

The MCW Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling heavyweight championship owned by the Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW) promotion. The title was created and debuted on October 11, 1998 at a MCW live event. In 2003, MCW ceased operations; at its last show MCW Last Dance on July 16, the MCW Heavyweight Championship was unified with the FTW Heavyweight and the MEWF Heavyweight Championships, when then–MCW Heavyweight Champion Danny Doring defeated MEWF Heavyweight Champion Romeo Valentino and FTW Heavyweight Champion Chris Chetti.[2][3][4] MCW reopened in 2005 and held its first show on October 1, 2005, titled Fort Meade Wrestling.[4] The MCW Heavyweight Championship was reinstated on March 26, 2006 at MCW's The Phenomenal Final Four event, where Julio Dinero won a tournament to become the champion.[5]

Title reigns are determined either by professional wrestling matches between wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines, or by scripted circumstances. Wrestlers are portrayed as either villains or heroes as they follow a series of tension-building events, which culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship. Title changes happen at live events, which are usually released on DVD. The inaugural champion was Romeo Valentino, who defeated Corporal Punishment in the finals of a tournament to win the championship on October 11, 1998 at an MCW live event.[1] As of February 2015, The Bruiser holds the record for most reigns, with five. At 435 days, Christian York's second reign is the longest in the title's history. The current champion is Big Sean Studd, who is in his first reign.[1] Overall, there have been 39 reigns shared between 23 wrestlers.

Title history

No. Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily.
No. Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1
Romeo Valentino
1
October 11, 1998
53
Valentino defeated Corporal Punishment in a tournament final to become the first champion.
2
King Kong Bundy
1
December 3, 1998
35
3
Romeo Valentino
2
January 7, 1999
91
4
Headbanger Mosh
1
April 8, 1999
70
5
Brandi, TomTom Brandi
1
June 17, 1999
80
6
The Bruiser
1
September 5, 1999
52
7
Romeo Valentino
3
October 27, 1999
38
8
The Bruiser
2
December 4, 1999
228
9
Cicero, JimmyJimmy Cicero
1
July 19, 2000
123
10
Flash, AdamAdam Flash
1
November 19, 2000
17
11
Cicero, JimmyJimmy Cicero
2
December 6, 2000
163
12
Flash, AdamAdam Flash
2
May 18, 2001
168
13
The Bruiser
3
November 2, 2001
0
14
Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler
1
November 2, 2001
8
15
The Bruiser
4
November 10, 2001
91
16
Jordan, OrlandoOrlando Jordan
1
February 9, 2002
7
[6]
17
The Bruiser
5
February 16, 2002
347
[2]
18
Doring, DannyDanny Doring
1
January 29, 2003
168
[2]
Retired
July 16, 2003
MCW Last Dance
Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW) ceases operations, and the championship is unified with the FTW Heavyweight and the MEWF Heavyweight Championships after Doring defeated Valentino and Chetti.[2][3][4]
19
Julio Dinero
1
March 26, 2006
105
The Phenomenal Final Four
MCW officially reopened in February 2006. Dinero defeated Genesis in a tournament final to win the newly revived title.[2][5]
20
Flash, AdamAdam Flash
3
July 9, 2006
364
[2]
21
Joey Matthews
1
July 8, 2007
171
Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup VII
[2][7]
22
York, ChristianChristian York
1
December 26, 2007
423
Holiday Homecoming 2007
[2][8]
23
Ruckus
1
February 21, 2009
258
Anniversary 2009
[9]
24
Kent Brink
1
November 6, 2009
267
25
Ryan McBride
1
July 31, 2010
210
Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2010
26
Tyler Hilton
1
February 26, 2011
82
27
Cobian
1
May 19, 2011
134
28
Ronnie Zukko
1
September 30, 2011
91
29
Tyler Hilton
2
December 30, 2011
98
30
Nui Tofiga
1
April 6, 2012
204
-
Vacant
-
October 27, 2012
0
31
Ryan McBride
2
October 27, 2012
118
32
2
February 22, 2013
435
Anniversary
33
Drolix
1
May 3, 2014
0
Xtreme Measures
[10]
34
Matt Hardy
1
May 3, 2014
154
Xtreme Measures
[10]
35
Drolix
2
October 4, 2014
126
Tribute to Legends
[11]
36
The Bruiser
6
February 7, 2015
259
MCW Anniversary MMXV
37
Ryan McBride
3
October 24, 2015
336
MCW Autumn Armageddon Tour
38
Drolix
3
September 24, 2016
126
Tribute to Legends 2016
This was a Dog collar match.
39
Big Sean Studd
1
January 28, 2017
203+
Broken Anniversary MMXVII

List of combined reigns

As of August 19, 2017

Indicates the current champion
Rank Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the same number mean that they are tied for that certain rank.
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 The Bruiser 6 977
2 Christian York 2 858
3 Ryan McBride 3 664
4 Adam Flash 3 549
5 Jimmy Cicero 2 286
6 Kent Brink 1 267
7 Ruckus 1 258
8 Drolix 3 252
9 Nui Tofiga 1 204
10 Big Sean Studd 1 203+
11 Romeo Valentino 3 182
12 Tyler Hilton 2 180
13 Joey Matthews 1 171
14 Danny Doring 1 168
15 Matt Hardy 1 154
16 Cobian 1 134
17 Julio Dinero 1 105
18 Ronnie Zukko 1 91
19 Tom Brandi 1 80
20 Headbanger Mosh 1 70
21 King Kong Bundy 1 35
22 Jerry Lawler 1 8
23 Orlando Jordan 1 7

References

General
  • Eric Roelfsema and Brian Westcott. "MCW Heavyweight Championship reign history". Solie.org. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  • "MCW Heavyweight Title title history". Maryland Championship Wrestling. WNW, Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e "MCW Heavyweight Championship reign history". Maryland Championship Wrestling. WNW, Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Maryland Championship wrestling". Online World of Wrestling.com. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  3. ^ a b "MEWF Heavyweight Title history". Solie.org. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  4. ^ a b c "Past Event results". Maryland Championship Wrestling. WNW, Inc. Archived from the original on February 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  5. ^ a b "The Phenomenal Final Four". Maryland Championship Wrestling. WNW, Inc. Archived from the original on October 31, 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  6. ^ Milner, John M. (2005-11-20). "Orlando Jordan's bio". SLAM! Sports: Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-07-07. On February 9, 2002, Jordan defeated the Bruiser in Lexington, Kentucky to win the MCW Heavyweight title, a championship he dropped back to the Bruiser a week later. 
  7. ^ "MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup". Maryland Championship Wrestling. WNW, Inc. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Holiday Homecoming 2007". Maryland Championship Wrestling. WNW, Inc. Archived from the original on November 14, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  9. ^ "Anniversary 2009". Maryland Championship Wrestling. WNW, Inc. Archived from the original on April 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  10. ^ a b "Show results - 5/3 MCW in Waldorf, Md.: Matt Hardy captures Hvt. Title in impromptu main event (w/Video Interview)". Pro Wrestling Torch. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  11. ^ Keller, Wade (2014-10-05). "Newswire: Matt Hardy loses title thanks to ex-WWE writer, Lita returns, Necro Butcher in tourney, Sabu vs. Balls, Bret". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 

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