ECW World Tag Team Championship

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ECW World Tag Team Championship
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The ECW World Tag Team Championship belt (last redesign)
Details
Date established August 27, 1994
Date retired April 4, 2001
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Other name(s)
  • NWA ECW Tag Team Championship
  • ECW World Tag Team Championship

The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling world tag team championship in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). It was introduced in National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) affiliate and ECW precursor, Eastern Championship Wrestling in 1992 but was established under ECW in 1994.

History[edit]

The ECW World Tag Team Championship was introduced on June 23, 1992 under Eastern Championship Wrestling, the precursor to ECW as the Eastern Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championship.[1] This was during the time Eastern Championship Wrestling was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). In September 1994, Eastern Championship Wrestling seceded from the National Wrestling Alliance, and became Extreme Championship Wrestling. The title was then established as a world tag team championship and became known as the Extreme Championship Wrestling World Tag Team Championship.[2] On January 3, 1997, wrestling legend Killer Kowalski presented ECW Tag Team Champions The Eliminators with brand-new title belts in Webster, MA. The titles continued to be defended within the promotion until April 2001, when ECW closed down. ECW's assets were subsequently purchased by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[3] In 2006, WWE relaunched the ECW franchise as a WWE brand that remained active until 2010.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ECW World Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  2. ^ Loverro, Thorm (2006). The Rise and Fall of ECW. Paul Heyman, Tazz Dreamer, Tazz, Tommy Dreamer. Simon and Schuster. pp. 5–24. ISBN 1-4165-1058-3. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  3. ^ "United States Bankruptcy Court: Case No. 01-B-11982 (ASH)" (PDF). United States Bankruptcy Court. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  4. ^ "WWE Launches ECW As Third Brand". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. 2006-05-26. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  5. ^ Hoffman, Brett. "An Extreme Debut". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  6. ^ "ECW Television Championship History on WWE.com". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 

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