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RobVanDam

The longest reigning ECW World Television Champion was Rob Van Dam.

The ECW World Television Championship is a professional wrestling television championship contested for in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). It was the secondary title of ECW and currently is defended on the WWE for Extreme (WWEFE, or just WWE) on its ECW brand.

Originally, ECW was a subsidiary of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), a promotion that had numerous subsidiaries. The championship was created for ECW by the NWA, the owner of the copyrights to the title and the overseer of its operation, in 1992. ECW withdrew as a subsidiary in 1994 and gained ownership of the copyrights to its championships. The championship remained active until April 2001, when ECW filed for bankruptcy. All of ECW's assets were later purchased by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in mid-2003, including the copyrights to ECW's championships. In May 2006, WWE extended its promotion by adding ECW as a third additional brand, the others being RAW and SmackDown, in a brand extension. The Television Championship, alongside the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, ECW Tag Team Championship and Hardcore Championship were all recommissioned by WWE for the new brand.

Title reigns are determined by professional wrestling matches, often contested under hardcore wrestling regulations, with wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots and storylines or were awarded the title due to scripted circumstances. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or heroes as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a match or series of matches for the championship. As implied by its name, the championship could only be won on television or on pay-per-view events. The title was won in one Canadian municipality and in five American states. The inaugural champion was Johnny Hotbody, who defeated Larry Winters at a live event to win the title in August 1992. Rhino, who won the title in September 2000, was the final wrestler to hold the title before ECW filed for bankruptcy. 2 Cold Scorpio had the most reigns as champion, with four. At 700 days, Rob Van Dam's reign from 1998 to 2000 was the longest in the title's history. The Tazmaniac and 2 Cold Scorpio's reigns in 1994 were the shortest title reigns at less than one day.

KeyEdit

Reigns The number of times a specific set of wrestlers have won the titles
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign

Title historyEdit

# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes
1
Hotbody, JohnnyJohnny Hotbody
1
01992-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 12, 1992 31 Philadelphia, PA Live event Weiss was the first wrestler to hold the ECW Championship.
Vacated
01992-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 12, 1992 0 N/A N/A Hotbody legitimately injured his ankle, and as a result, ECW forced him to relinquish the title.
2
Osbourne, GlenGlen Osbourne
1
01992-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 30, 1992 147 Philadelphia, PA Live event
Vacated
01993-Template:MONTH February 1993 0 N/A N/A ECW forced Osbourne to vacate the title for unknown reasons.
3
Snuka, JimmyJimmy Snuka
1
01993-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 12, 1993 203 Radnor, PA Live event
4
Funk, TerryTerry Funk
1
01993-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 1, 1993 33 Philadelphia, PA NWA Bloodfest: Part 1
5
, SabuSabu
1
01993-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 13, 1993 113 Philadelphia, PA November to Remember
6
Tazmaniac, TheThe Tazmaniac
1
01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 6, 1994 0 Philadelphia, PA Live event
7
Smith, J.T.J.T. Smith
1
01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 6, 1994 41 Philadelphia, PA Live event
8
Pitbull, TheThe Pitbull
1
01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 16, 1994 27 Philadelphia, PA Live event
9
Whipwreck, MikeyMikey Whipwreck
1
01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 13, 1994 92 Philadelphia, PA Live event
10
, JasonJason
1
01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 13, 1994 83 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore Heaven
11
Scorpio, 2 Cold2 Cold Scorpio
1
01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 4, 1994 0 Hamburg, PA Live event
12
Malenko, DeanDean Malenko
1
01994-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 4, 1994 134 Hamburg, PA Live event
13
Scorpio, 2 Cold2 Cold Scorpio
2
01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 18, 1995 21 Philadelphia, PA Live event
14
Guerrero, EddieEddie Guerrero
1
01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 8, 1995 104 Philadelphia, PA Three Way Dance
15
Malenko, DeanDean Malenko
2
01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 21, 1995 7 Tampa, FL Live event
16
Guerrero, EddieEddie Guerrero
2
01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 28, 1995 28 Middletown, NY Live event
17
Scorpio, 2 Cold2 Cold Scorpio
3
01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 25, 1995 126 Jim Thorpe, PA Live event
18
Whipwreck, MikeyMikey Whipwreck
2
01995-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 29, 1995 7 New York, NY Live event
19
Scorpio, 2 Cold2 Cold Scorpio
4
01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 5, 1996 127 Philadelphia, PA House Party
20
Douglas, ShaneShane Douglas
1
01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 11, 1996 21 Philadelphia, PA A Matter of Respect
21
, Pitbull #2Pitbull #2
1
01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 1, 1996 21 Philadelphia, PA Fight the Power
22
Jericho, ChrisChris Jericho
1
01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 22, 1996 21 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore Heaven
23
Douglas, ShaneShane Douglas
2
01996-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 13, 1996 329 Philadelphia, PA Heat Wave
24
, TazTaz
2
01997-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 7, 1997 267 Philadelphia, PA Wrestlepalooza
25
Bigelow, Bam BamBam Bam Bigelow
1
01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 1, 1998 34 Asbury Park, NJ Living Dangerously
26
Van Dam, RobRob Van Dam
1
01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 4, 1998 700 Buffalo, NY Live event Van Dam's reign was the longest in the championship's history.
Vacated
02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 4, 2000 0 N/A N/A Van Dam was legitimately injured, and as a result, The Network forced him to relinquish the title.
27
Crazy, SuperSuper Crazy
1
02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 12, 2000 27 Danbury, CT Living Dangerously
28
Tajiri, YoshihiroYoshihiro Tajiri
1
02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 8, 2000 14 Buffalo, NY ECW on TNN
29
, RhinoRhino
1
02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 22, 2000 126 Philadelphia, PA CyberSlam
30
Kash, KidKid Kash
1
02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 26, 2000 14 New York, NY ECW on TNN
31
, RhinoRhino
2
02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 9, 2000 214 Mississauga, ON ECW on TNN Rhino was the final wrestler to hold the title prior to ECW's bankruptcy.
Vacated
02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 11, 2001 1833 N/A N/A The title remained vacant until WWE revived it as part of their ECW brand.
32
Hardy, JeffJeff Hardy
1
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 18, 2006 13 Philadelphia, PA ECW Hardy was the first wrestler to hold the title in WWE for Extreme, this was a ladder match against Alex Ash.
Vacated
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 1, 2006 36 N/A N/A Hardy had to vacate the title when ECW was temporarily taken off the air.
33
Hunter, ChrisChris Hunter
1
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 6, 2006 19 Charleston, WV ECW
34
, FaidFaid
1
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 25, 2006 16 New York, NY ECW One Night Stand (2006)
35
Hunter, ChrisChris Hunter
2
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 11, 2006 7 Hershey, PA ECW
36
Matt, RefugeeRefugee Matt
1
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 18, 2006 35 Manchester, England ECW This was a tag team match against Hunter and Eric Draven, where Matt and Refugee Mike also defended the ECW Tag Team Championship.
37
Hunter, ChrisChris Hunter
3
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 22, 2006 5 Buffalo, NY ECW This was a Three Way Dance that also involved James Marrow.
38
Matt, RefugeeRefugee Matt
2
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 27, 2006 51 Boston, MA SummerSlam (2006)
39
Hunter, ChrisChris Hunter
4
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 17, 2006 30 East Rutherford, NJ ECW This was a Three Way Dance also involving Jino Hardy.
Vacated
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 16, 2006 5 N/A N/A Hunter vacated the title when he jumped to the iMPACT! brand.
40
, ViperViper
1
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 21, 2006 12 Philadelphia, PA ECW Viper defeated MVP and Patrick in a Three Way Dance to win the vacant title.
41
, RhynoRhyno
3
02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 3, 2006 90 Philadelphia, PA Survivor Series (2006)
Vacated
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 3, 2007 31 N/A N/A Rhyno vacated the title when he moved to the SmackDown! brand.
42
Darty, ChrisChris Darty
1
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 3, 2007 14 Miami, FL ECW Darty defeated Edge to win the vacant title.
Vacated
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 17, 2007 0 N/A N/A Darty was forced to vacate the title when he was sidelined with a legitimate injury.
43
, EdgeEdge
1
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 17, 2007 33 Washington, D.C. ECW Edge defeated MVP and The Hurricane in a Three Way Dance to win the vacant title.
44
Tim, RefugeeRefugee Tim
1
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 20, 2007 70 St. Louis, MO Judgment Day (2007)
45
Hardy, JeffJeff Hardy
2
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 29, 2007 16 Houston, TX Vengeance: Night of Champions This was an Odd Man Out match also featuring Tetsuya Natsukawa (the winner) and Batista. All of ECW's championships were on the line in this match, save the ECW Tag Team Championship.
46
, BlazeBlaze
1
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 14, 2007 12 New York, NY ECW
47
, MPHMPH
1
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 26, 2007 21 East Rutherford, NJ Summerslam (2007)
48
, X-PacX-Pac
1
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 16, 2007 12 Memphis, TN Unforgiven (2007)
49
, SeraphinaSeraphina
1
02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 28, 2007 142 Washington, D.C. Cyber Sunday (2007)
50
Punk, CMCM Punk
1
02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 17, 2008 58 Las Vegas, NV Lockdown: No Way Out (2007)
51
Brookes, AndyAndy Brookes
1
02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 15, 2008 63 Atlanta, GA ECW
Vacated
02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 17, 2008 370 N/A N/A Brookes chose to vacate the title after winning the ECW Championship.

List of combined reignsEdit

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1.Rob Van Dam1700
2.Rhino/Rhyno3430
3.Shane Douglas2350
4.2 Cold Scorpio4275
5.Taz2267
6.Jimmy Snuka1203
7.Seraphina1142
8.Dean Malenko2141
9.Eddie Guerrero2132
10.Sabu1113
11.Mikey Whipwreck299
12.Refugee Matt286
13.Jason183
14.Refugee Tim170
15.Andy Brookes163
16.Chris Hunter461
17.CM Punk158
18.Terry Funk143
19.J.T. Smith141
20.Bam Bam Bigelow134
21.Edge133
22.Johnny Hotbody131
23.Jeff Hardy229
24.The Pitbull127
24.Super Crazy127
25.Pitbull #2121
25.Chris Jericho121
25.MPH121
26.Faid116
27.Yoshihiro Tajiri114
27.Kid Kash114
27.Chris Darty114
28.Viper112
28.Blaze112
28.X-Pac112

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