The ECW World Television Championship was introduced on August 12, 1992 under Eastern Championship Wrestling, the precursor to ECW as the Eastern Championship Wrestling Television Championship. At 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 then became known as the Extreme Championship Wrestling World Television Championship The title 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). In 2006, WWE relaunched the ECW franchise as a WWE brand that remained active until 2010 but did not bring back the title, choosing only to revive the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.