FCW (TV series)
|Created by||Steve Keirn|
|Opening theme||"Monster Rock" by Tony Clarke|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||197|
|Camera setup||Multicamera setup|
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original network||Bright House Sports Network (2008–2012)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||October 5, 2008 –|
July 15, 2012
|Related shows||WWE NXT|
FCW is a professional wrestling television program for Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory, based on the independent Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF) promotion that lasted from 1961 to 1987. It debuted on October 5, 2008 on Bright House Sports Network in Tampa Bay and Central Florida and ran for close to four years until it aired its final episode on July 15, 2012. Its concept was merged with WWE NXT, where developmental wrestlers were previously appearing, in its sixth season.
|FCW||October 5, 2008||Series debut.|
|FCW 100th episode||August 29, 2010||Celebrated the show's 100th episode.|
|March of Champions||March 13, 2011||All of the developmental championships and accomplishments on the line.|
|FCW: The Final Episode||July 15, 2012||Series finale.|
- "FCW TV #1". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
- "FCW TV #197". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
- "Florida Championship Wrestling unveils new arena in Tampa, Fla". WWE. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
From the birth of the promotion in the 1960s, until 1987, “Florida Championship Wrestling” was regarded as one of the premier wrestling territories in the country...Florida Championship Wrestling is now an official developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment. FCW and the WWE are proud to bring back Florida Championship Wrestling.
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