FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship
|Florida Heavyweight Championship|
Mason Ryan as the Florida Heavyweight Champion in 2010.
|Promotion||Florida Championship Wrestling|
|Date established||February 15, 2008|
|Date retired||August 14, 2012|
The FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling heavyweight championship owned and promoted by Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW, now known as NXT Wrestling), the developmental territory of WWE. It is contested for in their heavyweight division. The championship was created and debuted on February 15, 2008 at a FCW house show.
The first champion was Jake Hager who won a 23-man battle royal by defeating Ted DiBiase, Jr. to become the first champion. On March 22, 2008, Hager defeated FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion Heath Miller to unify the two championships and retire the FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship. Bo Rotundo/Dallas holds the record for the most reigns with three reigns. Leo Kruger, Rick Victor and Bo Rotundo all hold the record for shortest reign, because all three have individually won and lost the title on the same day. Jake Hager holds the record for the longest reign (as a individual) with 216 days. In August 2012, the championship was retired when FCW became NXT Wrestling and replaced with the NXT Championship. The final champion was Richie Steamboat, who defeated Rick Victor to win the title.
Title history 
|#||The overall championship reign|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed|
|Event||The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands|
|+||Indicates that the number of days held by this individual changes daily|
|1||Jake Hager||1||February 15, 2008||216||Tampa, Florida||Live event||Hager defeated Ted DiBiase, Jr. after both were the two remaining superstars in a 23-man battle royal. On March 22, 2008, Hager defeated FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion Heath Miller to unify the two championships and retire the FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship.|
|2||Sheamus O'Shaunessy||1||September 18, 2008||84||Tampa, Florida||Live event|||
|3||Eric Escobar||1||December 11, 2008||77||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings|||
|4||Michael McGillicutty||1||February 26, 2009||21||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings|||
|5||Drew McIntyre||1||March 19, 2009||84||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings||Drew McIntyre defeated Eric Escobar in a singles match after Hennig was forced to turn in his title due to injury.|
|6||Tyler Reks||1||June 11, 2009||63||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings|||
|7||Heath Miller||1||August 13, 2009||42||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings|||
|8||Justin Angel||1||September 24, 2009||175||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings||This was a two out of three falls match.|
|9||Alex Riley||1||March 18, 2010||126||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings||This was a three–way match, also involving Wade Barrett.|
|10||Mason Ryan||1||July 22, 2010||196||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings||This was a three–way match, also involving Johnny Curtis.|
|11||Bo Rotundo||1||February 3, 2011||0||Tampa, Florida||March of Champions TV Taping||Norman Smiley was the special guest referee.|
|12||Lucky Cannon||1||February 3, 2011||105||Tampa, Florida||March of Champions TV Taping||Brett DiBiase was the special guest referee.|
|13||Bo Rotundo||2||May 19, 2011||105||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings|||
|–||Vacated||–||September 1, 2011||0||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings||Title vacated after Rotundo was sidelined with an injury.|
|14||Leo Kruger||1||September 1, 2011||154||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings||This was a fatal–four way match, also involving Dean Ambrose, Husky Harris and Damien Sandow.|
|15||Mike Dalton||1||February 2, 2012||21||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings|||
|16||Leo Kruger||2||February 23, 2012||0||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings|
|17||Seth Rollins||1||February 23, 2012||114||Tampa, Florida||FCW TV Tapings|
|18||Rick Victor||1||June 16, 2012||0||Crystal River, Florida||Live event|||
(formerly Bo Rotundo)
|3||June 16, 2012||27||Crystal River, Florida||Live event|||
|20||Rick Victor||2||July 13, 2012||7||Punta Gorda, Florida||Live event|||
|21||Richie Steamboat||1||July 20, 2012||25||St. Augustine, Florida||Live event|||
|—||Deactivated||—||August 14, 2012||—||Tampa, Florida||Title retired when FCW became NXT Wrestling.|
List of combined reigns 
Statistics correct as of May 21, 2013
|†||Indicates the current champion|
|<1||Indicates the reign was less than 1 day|
|Rank ||Wrestler||# of reigns||Combined days|
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