WCWA Television Championship

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WCWA Television Championshop
Details
Promotion Big Time Wrestling (1979-)
World Class Championship Wrestling ( -1986)
World Class Wrestlingn Association (1986-1987)
Date established January 7, 1979
Date retired April 1987
Other name(s)
NWA Big Time Television Championship
WCCW Television Championship

The WCWA Television Championship was a secondary championship that was used and defended in the World Class Wrestling Association. Originally created in 1979 as the WCCW Television Championship, it was primarily defended on their weekly television show. The name of the title was changed, however, in late February 1986 as WCCW withdrew from the National Wrestling Alliance and changed its name to the WCWA. After the final champion, Tony Atlas, left the company, the title was finally abandoned in April 1987.

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
[Note] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 The Spoiler 1 January 7, 1979 146 Houston, Texas Big Time Wrestling Live event Won the championship in a battle royal [1][2]
2 Irwin, BillBill Irwin 1 June 2, 1979 181 Houston, Texas Big Time Wrestling Live event   [1][2]
3 Lothario, JoséJosé Lothario 1 November 30, 1979 43 Texas Big Time Wrestling Live event   [1][2]
4 Irwin, BillBill Irwin 2 January 12, 1980 62 Dallas, Texas Big Time Wrestling Live event   [1][2]
5 Lothario, JoséJosé Lothario 2 March 14, 1980 140 Texas Big Time Wrestling Live event   [1][2]
6 Irwin, BillBill Irwin 3 August 1, 1980 163 Houston, Texas Big Time Wrestling Live event   [1][2]
7 Adias, BrianBrian Adias 1 January 11, 1981 120 Dallas, Texas Big Time Wrestling Live event   [1][2]
8 Irwin, BillBill Irwin 4 May 11, 1981 4 Fort Worth, Texas Big Time Wrestling Live event   [1][2]
Vacated May 15, 1981 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
9 The Spoiler 2 May 17, 1982 1 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event Won the vacant championship by winning a battle royal. [1][2]
10 Frank Dusek 1 May 18, 1982 25 Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
11 The Spoiler 3 June 12, 1982 23 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
12 Irwin, BillBill Irwin 5 July 5, 1982 5 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
13 Adias, BrianBrian Adias 2 July 10, 1982 9 Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
14 Irwin, BillBill Irwin 6 July 19, 1982 48 Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
15 McGraw, BugsyBugsy McGraw 1 September 5, 1982 [Note 1] Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
16 Irwin, BillBill Irwin 7 October 1982 [Note 2] Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
17 Checkmate 1 October 4, 1982 [Note 3] Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
                 
18 Frank Dusek 2 October 1982 [Note 4] Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
19 Madril, AlAl Madril 1 November 1, 1982 63 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
20 Great Kabuki 1 January 3, 1983 35 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
21 Tola Yatsu 1 February 7, 1983 49 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
22 Parsons, IcemanIceman Parsons 1 March 28, 1983 63 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
23 The Mongol 1 May 30, 1983 42 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
24 Adams, ChrisChris Adams 1 July 11, 1983 105 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
25 Garvin, JimmyJimmy Garvin 1 October 24, 1983 7 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
26 Johnny Mantell 1 October 31, 1983 28 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
27 Super Destroyer 1 November 28, 1983 7 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
28 Adias, BrianBrian Adias 3 December 5, 1983 35 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
29 Super Destroyer 2 January 9, 1984 28 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
30 Parsons, IcemanIceman Parsons 2 February 6, 1984 14 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
31 Kiniski, KellyKelly Kiniski 1 February 20, 1984 77 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
32 Killer Khan 1 May 7, 1984 14 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event Defended the championship on behalf of an Kiniski and was awarded the belt. [1][2][3]
33 Von Erich, KevinKevin Von Erich 1 May 21, 1984 0 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event Won the title by disqualification. [1][2]
Vacated May 21, 1984 Kevin Von Erich vacated championship as he did not want to win the title by disqualification. [1][2]
34 Adams, ChrisChris Adams 2 June 11, 1984 63 Ft. Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
35 Roberts, JakeJake Roberts 1 August 13, 1984 21 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
36 Adams, ChrisChris Adams 3 September 3, 1984 126 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Labor Day Star Wars (1984)   [1][2][4][5]
37 Haynes, Billy JackBilly Jack Haynes 1 January 7, 1985 [Note 5] Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event Defeated Gino Hernandez who substituted for an absent Adams. [1][2]
Vacated February 1985 Haynes left WCCW, the storyline was that he had been injured by Rip Oliver. [1][2]
38 Oliver, RipRip Oliver 1 February 4, 1985 49 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event Defeated Buck Zumhofe. [1][2]
Vacated March 25, 1985 Rip Oliver was suspended for attacking Mike Von Erich and the championship was taken from him. [1][2]
39 Casey, ScottScott Casey 1 April 1, 1985 70 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event Defeated Dennis Condrey. [1][2]
40 Brooks, Killer TimKiller Tim Brooks 1 June 10, 1985 35 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
41 Parsons, IcemanIceman Parsons 3 July 15, 1985 21 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
Vacated August 5, 1985 Parsons did not show up for a title match against John Tatum. [1][2]
42 Tatum, JohnJohn Tatum 1 August 5, 1985 77 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event Defeated Shawn Cody to win the vacant championship [1][2]
43 Parsons, IcemanIceman Parsons 4 October 21, 1985 [Note 6] Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
Vacated November 1985  Parsons was injured by Rick Rude and could not compete. [1][2]
44 Peterson, DaveDave Peterson 1 December 2, 1985 7 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event Defeated The Grappler. [1][2]
45 Victory, JackJack Victory 1 December 9, 1985 14 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
46 Youngblood, MarkMark Youngblood 1 December 23, 1985 14 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
47 Roberts, BuddyBuddy Roberts 1 January 6, 1986 77 Fort Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [1][2]
48 Von Erich, LanceLance Von Erich 1 March 24, 1986 52 Fort Worth, Texas WCWA Live event   [1][2]
49 Rude, RickRick Rude 1 May 5, 1986 12 Fort Worth, Texas WCWA Live event   [1][2][6]
50 Brody, BruiserBruiser Brody 1 May 17, 1986 [Note 7] Fort Worth, Texas WCWA Live event Won the championship by disqualification. [1][2]
51 Adams, ChrisChris Adams 4 June 1986 [Note 8] Texas WCWA Live event Was given the title by an injured Bruiser Brody. [1][2]
52 Sawyer, BuzzBuzz Sawyer 1 June 16, 1986 56 Fort Worth, Texas WCWA Live event   [1][2]
53 Simpson, SteveSteve Simpson 1 August 11, 1986 70 Fort Worth, Texas WCWA Live event   [1][2][7]
54 Yurkof, CrusherCrusher Yurkof 1 October 20, 1986 773 Fort Worth, Texas WCWA Live event   [1][2]
55 Atlas, TonyTony Atlas 1 December 1, 1986 [Note 9] Fort Worth, Texas WCWA Live event Won the match and the championship by disqualification. [1][2]
Title Retired April 1987 Tony Atlas left WCCW and the championship was abandoned. [1][2]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date on which Bugsy McGraw lost the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between −339 and −336 days.
  2. ^ The exact date on which Bill Iwrin won the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 0 and 3 days.
  3. ^ The exact date on which Checkmate vacated the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 0 and 27 days.
  4. ^ The exact date on which Frank Dusek won the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 2 and 28 days.
  5. ^ The exact date on which the title was vacated is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 25 and 28 days.
  6. ^ The exact date on which Iceman Parsons vacated the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 11 and 40 days.
  7. ^ The exact date on which Bruiser Brody gave up the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 15 and 30 days.
  8. ^ The exact date on which Chris Adams was given the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 2,191 and 161 days.
  9. ^ The exact date on which WCCW abandoned the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 121 and 150 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Texas: WCWA Television Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj "World Class Television Title". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved November 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ F4W Staff (May 7, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 7): Jeff Jarrett ends David Arquette's WCW title reign, Nick Bockwinkel Vs. Ray Stevens". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Labor Day Star Wars 1984". Pro Wrestling History. September 3, 1984. Retrieved November 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 3, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (SEPT. 3): RIC FLAIR VS. TERRY FUNK TEXAS DEATH MATCH, GREAT MUTA VS. STING, TED DIBIASE AND STAN HANSEN WINS AJPW TAG TITLES". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ F4W Staff (May 5, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 5): Bruno Vs. Gorilla in Puerto Rico, 2nd annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 11, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 11): Verne Gagne vs. Lou Thesz for AWA title, first ever G1 final". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 18, 2017.