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ECWA Heavyweight Championship

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ECWA Unified Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionEast Coast Wrestling Association
Date establishedAugust 1967
Current champion(s)Travis Lee
Date wonNovember 5, 2022
Other name(s)
  • ECWA Heavyweight Championship
    (1993–2012)
  • ECWA Unified Heavyweight Championship
    (2012–present)
Statistics
First champion(s)Lance Diamond
Most reignsCheetah Master and Joey Ace (3 times)
Longest reignLance Diamond (853 days)
Shortest reignXavier (<1 day)

ECWA Heavyweight Championship is the top title contested in the independent professional wrestling promotion East Coast Wrestling Association. The current champion is Travis Lee, who is in his first reign.

History[edit]

ECWA began as a backyard wrestling promotion in New Castle, DE started by Jim Kettner and a close friend of Kettner's at his home in 1967. In the early 1980s, the promotion ran under the banner of East Coast Wrestling Semi-Pro wrestling. Spot shows ran throughout New Castle County, Delaware during the 1980s. Shows were performed at venues such as Millcreek Fire Hall, Corpus Christi School, Thomas McKean High School, Claymont Fire Hall, Nur Temple, St. Matthews Parish Center, The Wilmington Boys and Girls Club, as well as various other "one time" stops.

Title history prior to 1993 was not recorded, however the first champion was Red Devil in 1967, confirmed by Jim Kettner.

Reigns since 1993[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Lance Diamond May 1, 1993 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 853 Title history unrecorded prior to May 1, 1993. [1]
2 Cheetah Master September 1, 1995 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 183 [2]
3 Ace Darling March 2, 1996 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 69 [3]
4 Cheetah Master May 10, 1996 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 2 197 [4]
5 Lance Diamond November 23, 1996 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 2 <1 [5]
6 Glen Osbourne November 23, 1996 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 119 [5]
6 Viper March 22, 1997 First Annual Super 8 Tournament Wilmington, Delaware 1 483 [6]
7 Christian Cage July 18, 1998 ECWA Newport, Delaware 1 454 [7]
Vacated October 15, 1999 Title is vacated when Cage left the promotion and signed with the World Wrestling Federation.
8 JJ The Ring Crew Guy October 15, 1999 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 344 JJ the Ring Crew Guy defeated Ground Zero for the vacant title. [8]
9 The Inferno Kid September 23, 2000 ECWA Newport, Delaware 1 17 [9]
10 JJ The Ring Crew Guy October 14, 2000 ECWA Laurel, Delaware 2 42 [10]
11 Cheetah Master November 25, 2000 Battle At The Bob Newport, Delaware 3 133 [11]
12 Kevin Kelly April 7, 2001 ECWA Newport, Delaware 1 28 [12]
Vacated April 7, 2001 Kevin Kelly was stripped from his championship.
13 Scoot Andrews May 5, 2001 Sixth Annual Super 8 Tournament Newport, Delaware 1 364 After Kevin Kelly is stripped of the title, ECWA Officials stripped Kevin order two six-way matches with the winners of each match to face each other for the title, with Scoot Andrews defeating Billy Fives in the finals. [13]
14 Prince Nana May 4, 2002 ECWA Newport, Delaware 1 133 [14]
15 Red September 14, 2002 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 49 [15]
16 Xavier November 2, 2002 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 <1 [15]
17 The Amazing Red November 2, 2002 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 2 77 [16]
18 Christopher Daniels January 18, 2003 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 294 Defeated Amazing Red in a five-way match including Mike Kruel, Low Ki, & American Dragon. [17]
19 Mike Kruel November 8, 2003 ECWA Wilmington, Delaware 1 147 [18]
20 Christopher Daniels April 3, 2004 ECWA Newport, Delaware 2 28 Defeated Kruel in the semi-finals of the 2004 ECWA Super 8 Tournament. [19][20]
21 R. J. Brewer May 1, 2004 Night Of The Unusual Matches 2004 Wilmington, Delaware 1 287 Defeated Daniels in a four-way elimination match with Mike Kruel and Austin Aries. [21]
22 Scotty Charisma February 12, 2005 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 266 Defeated Walters in a four-way elimination match with Mike Kruel, Xavier and Andrew Ryker. [22]
23 Fred Sampson November 5, 2005 ECWA Bear, Delaware 1 84 Defeated Charisma in a three-way match with Vic D. Vine. [23]
24 Freak Nastty January 28, 2006 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 413 [24]
25 Aden Chambers March 17, 2007 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 350 Defeated Nastty in a four-way match with Ace Darling and Frederick of Hollywood. [25]
26 Mr. Scott Wright March 1, 2008 ECWA Newark, Delaware 2 35 [26]
27 Glen Osbourne April 5, 2008 ECWA Newark, Delaware 2 112 [27]
28 Frederick of Hollywood July 26, 2008 ECWA Newark, Delaware 2 119 Formerly known as Bonecrusher Fred Sampson. [28]
29 Tommy Trouble November 22, 2008 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 105 [29]
Vacated March 7, 2009 Championship was vacated due to unknown reasons.
30 Chase Del Monte March 7, 2009 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 189 Defeated Billy Bax, Dan Eckos and Frederick Of Hollywood in a fatal-four-way match. [30]
31 Bazooka Joe September 12, 2009 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 238 [31]
32 Mega May 8, 2010 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 133 [32]
33 Andrew Ryker September 18, 2010 A New Era Begins Newark, Delaware 1 77 [33]
Vacated December 4, 2010 The championship was vacated due to Ryker injury and announced his retirement.
34 Mega January 15, 2011 ECWA Newark, Delaware 2 49 Defeated Glen Osbourne in a chain match for the vacant title. [34]
35 Papadon March 5, 2011 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 560 [35]
36 Chris Wylde September 15, 2012 45th Anniversary Show Newark, Delaware 1 112 [36]
37 Josh Daniels January 5, 2013 New Year Resolutions II Newark, Delaware 1 126 [37]
38 VSK May 11, 2013 YMCA V Carneys Point Township, New Jersey 1 63 [38]
39 Papadon July 13, 2013 Aden Chambers Farewell Show Newark, Delaware 2 112 [39]
40 Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian November 2, 2013 ECWA Newark, Delaware 1 119 [40]
Vacated March 1, 2014 Championship was vacated due to unknown reasons.
41 Napalm Bomb June 7, 2014 Raising The Bar III Newark, Delaware 1 <1 Won vacated title in a fatal-four-way match, also involving Breaker Morant, Chris Wylde and Ricky Martinez. [41]
42 Bobby Shields June 7, 2014 Raising The Bar III Newark, Delaware 1 182 Cashed in his "Golden Opportunity Contract" and defeated Bomb. [42]
43 Ricky Martinez December 6, 2014 Toys For Tots III Woodbury Heights, NJ 1 105 [43]
44 Matt Saigon March 21, 2015 19th Annual Super 8 Tournament Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 1 259 This was a triple threat match also involving Bobby Shields. [44]
45 Sean Carr December 5, 2015 Toys For Tots IV Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 1 463 This was an Iron Man match. [45]
46 Azrieal March 12, 2017 Spring Battle Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 1 188 This was a triple threat match also involving Chris Wylde.
47 Bobby Shields September 16, 2017 50th Anniversary Show Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 2 35 [46]
48 Azrieal October 21, 2017 2017 Women's ChickFight Super 8 Tournament Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 2 210
49 Mike Law May 19, 2018 Burbon Room at the Showboat Hotel Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 196 This was a Triple threat match which also involves Ty Awesome
50 Ty Awesome December 1, 2018 Toys for Tots New Castle, Delaware 1 140 [47]
51 Joey Ace April 20, 2019 23th Annual Super 8 Tournament Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 231 This was a six-way match also involving Blk Jeez, Kekoa, Azrieal and Mike Law [48]
52 Sam Shields December 7, 2019 Toys For Tots New Castle, Delaware 1 287 [49]
53 Joey Ace September 19, 2020 2020 Super 8 Morganville, NJ 2 224 [50]
54 Mr. Ooh La La May 01, 2021 25th Annual Super 8 Tournament Morganville, NJ 1 189 [51]
55 Joey Ace November 06, 2021 Super Clash Morganville, NJ 3 198 [52]
56 Sam Shields May 23, 2022 Marvelous May Morganville, NJ 2 117 [53]
57 Erica Leigh September 17, 2022 Pretzelmania V Morganville NJ 1 [54]
Vacated April 7, 2001 The championship was vacated once more.
58 Travis Lee November 5, 2022 55th Anniversary Show Morganville, NJ 1 590+ Defeated Mr. Ooh La La in the tournament final for the vacant title. [55]

Combined reigns[edit]

As of June 17, 2024.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Lance Diamond 1 853
2 Papadon 2 672
3 Joey Ace 3 651
4 Cheetah Master 3 513
5 Viper 1 483
6 Sean Carr 1 463
7 Christian Cage 1 454
8 Freak Nastty 1 422
9 Sam Shields 2 404
10 Azrieal 2 398
11 JJ The Ring Crew Guy 2 386
12 Scoot Andrews 1 364
13 Aden Chambers 1 350
14 Christopher Daniels 2 322
15 Scotty Charisma/Mr. Scott Wright 2 301
16 John Walters 1 287
17 Matt Saigon 1 259
18 Bazooka Joe 1 238
19 Fred Sampson/Frederick of Hollywood 2 203
20 Mike Law 1 196
21 Chase Del Monte 1 189
Mr. Ooh La La 1 189
23 Bobby Shields 1 182
Mega 2 182
25 Mike Kruel 1 147
26 Ty Awesome 1 140
27 Glen Osbourne 1 140
28 Prince Nana 1 133
29 Josh Daniels 1 126
Red/Amazing Red 1 126
31 Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian 1 119
32 Chris Wylde 1 112
33 Ricky Martinez 1 105
Tommy Trouble 1 105
35 Andrew Ryker 1 77
36 Ace Darling 1 69
37 VSK 1 63
38 Kevin Kelly 1 28
39 The Inferno Kid 1 17
40 Travis Lee † 1 590+
41 Napalm Bomb 1 <1
Xavier 1 <1

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