WCW World Television Championship
|WCW World Television Championship|
The WCW World Television Championship belt
|Promotion||World Championship Wrestling|
|Date established||February 27, 1974|
|Date retired||April 10, 2000|
The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Television Championship was a professional wrestling championship in World Championship Wrestling.
The title was created in 1974 by Mid-Atlantic Wrestling as a secondary title. It was known as the Mid-Atlantic TV Championship and then simply the NWA TV Championship a few years later. As Mid-Atlantic (later known as Jim Crockett Promotions) grew, the Title became known as the NWA World TV Championship. And upon what was then WCW's withdrawal from the NWA, the title became known as the WCW World TV Championship until its final deactivation on April 10, 2000.
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 belt. This was often used as a heat-building device to allow a heel champion to retain his title.
Tully Blanchard had the longest NWA TV Championship reign, holding the title for 353 days. Arn Anderson had the longest NWA World TV Championship reign (336 days). Booker T had the most reigns as World Television Champion, with six. Arn Anderson holds the record for most days as champion, with 870 over four title reigns. The last champion was Hacksaw Jim Duggan, who claimed the title after Scott Hall threw it in the garbage and he found it in a dumpster. The title was retired after the 2000 Vince Russo-Eric Bischoff WCW reboot.
- "NWA/WCW World Television Title". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-02.