ECW World Television Championship

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ECW World Television Championship
The final ECW World Television Championship title belt design
Date established August 12, 1992
Date retired April 11, 2001
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Other name(s)
  • NWA ECW Television Championship

The ECW World Television Championship was a professional wrestling television championship in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). It was introduced in National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) affiliate and ECW precursor, Eastern Championship Wrestling in 1992 but was established under ECW in 1994. It served as the second highest ranked title in the ECW.


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 [1] 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).[2] 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.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Loverro, Thorm (2006). The Rise and Fall of ECW. Paul Heyman, Tazz Dreamer, Tazz, Tommy Dreamer. Simon and Schuster. pp. 5–24. ISBN 1-4165-1058-3. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  2. ^ "United States Bankruptcy Court: Case No. 01-B-11982 (ASH)" (PDF). United States Bankruptcy Court. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  3. ^ "WWE Launches ECW As Third Brand". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. 2006-05-26. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  4. ^ Hoffman, Brett. "An Extreme Debut". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  5. ^ "ECW Television Championship History on". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 

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