WCW World Television Championship

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WCW World Television Championship
WCWworldtvbelt.JPG
The last WCW World Television Championship belt
Details
Promotion WCW
Date established February 27, 1974
Date retired April 10, 2000
Other name(s)
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Championship
  • NWA Television Championship
  • NWA World Television Championship[1]

The WCW World Television Championship was a professional wrestling championship last owned by the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW) promotion. Originating in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, the title was mainly used as a tertiary singles championship in WCW. The title was retired in 2000 after the WCW reboot.

History

The title was created in 1974 by Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW) as a secondary title. It was known as the Mid-Atlantic Television Championship and then simply the NWA Television Championship a few years later. As Mid-Atlantic (later known as Jim Crockett Promotions) grew, the title became known as the NWA World Television Championship and in 1991 as the WCW World TV Championship.

The title was often defended in matches with a time limit of ten or fifteen minutes. More often than with other championships, title matches resulted in time limit draws and the champion retaining the title. This was often used as a heat-building device to allow a villain champion to retain his title.

Tully Blanchard had the longest World Television Championship reign, holding the title for 353 days from March 28, 1984 to March 16, 1985[2]. Arn Anderson holds the record for most total days as champion, with 874 over his four title reigns[3]. Booker T had the most reigns as World Television Champion, with six[4]. The last champion was Jim Duggan, who claimed the title while working as the WCW janitor after Scott Hall and Kevin Nash threw it in the garbage and he found it in a dumpster[5]. The title was retired on April 10, 2000 after the Vince Russo-Eric Bischoff WCW reboot[6].

See also

References

  1. ^ "NWA/WCW World Television Title". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  2. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1015128-abandoned-the-history-of-the-wcw-television-championship-part-1
  3. ^ http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/wcw%20tv.htm
  4. ^ http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html
  5. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1019176-abandoned-the-history-of-the-wcw-television-championship-pt-2
  6. ^ http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html

External links

  • The 10 greatest NWA/WCW Television Champions, at WWE.com
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