AWA International Television Championship

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AWA International Television Championship
Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date established December 27, 1987
Date retired October 1, 1989

The AWA International Television Championship was a short-lived title in the American Wrestling Association from 1987 to 1989. It was filled with a several months long tournament and was defended on their television broadcast on ESPN.[1]

As explained by Larry Nelson on the AWA Championship Wrestling show on ESPN, the first two wrestlers in the tournament to reach 50 points (with 5 points being awarded or deducted for a pinfall or submission victory or loss, and 2.5 points being awarded or deducted for a countout or disqualification victory or loss) faced off in the finals to determine the first champion.

Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
[Note #] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Greg Gagne 1 December 27, 1987 265 Las Vegas, Nevada AWA Championship Wrestling Defeated Adrian Adonis via disqualification in the finals of the tournament  
2 Garvin, RonRon Garvin 1 September 17, 1988 87 Nashville, Tennessee AWA Championship Wrestling Title later held up by AWA President Stanley Blackburn after deciding Garvin won under controversial circumstances.  
3 Greg Gagne 2 December 13, 1988 292 Chicago, Illinois SuperClash III Match for the vacant title. Gagne won by countout. Garvin had signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation and would not lose the match clean  
- Championship Retired - October 1, 1989 N/A N/A N/A Gagne retired from in-ring competition.  

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  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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