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WCW - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

WORLD TELEVISION TITLE HISTORY

January 01, 1991--Present

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Matt Benaka, John Solo and Earl Oliver, Andrew Zadarnowski, Jason Fitzgerald and Joe Dean

1."The Enforcer" Arn Anderson {Marty Lunde}
01/14/91-Marietta, GA
Member of The Four Horsemen
Arn Anderson won the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Television Title from The Z-Man {Tom Zenk} on 01/14/91. With the NWA no longer operating as an organization, the U.S. branch was exclusively referred to as WCW from 01/01/91 on. Anderson is recognized as the first WCW World Television Champion.

2."Beautiful" Bobby Eaton {Robert Lee Eaton}
05/19/91-St. Petersburg, FL (Bayfront Center) - Superbrawl I
00:11:50

3."Stunning" Steve Austin {Steve Williams}
06/03/91-Birmingham, AL
Member of The Dangerous Alliance
managed by Lady Blossom {Jeanne Clark}, Paul E. Dangerously {Paul Heyman Jr.} & Madusa {Debbie Miceli}

4.Barry Windham
04/27/92-Atlanta, GA (WCW Saturday Night)
Barry Windham defeated Steve Austin in a two out of three falls match for the title.

5."Stunning" Steve Austin (2)
05/23/92-Chattanooga, TN
Member of The Dangerous Alliance (2)
managed by Paul E. Dangerously (2) & Madusa (2)

6.Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat {Richard Blood}
09/02/92-Atlanta, GA-(Center Stage)-Clash of The Champions XX
00:10:43
Paul E. Dangerously was suspended above the ring and the disqualification rule was waved for this match.

7.Scott Steiner {Scott Rechsteiner}
09/29/92-Columbus, GA
Scott Steiner was stripped of the title during November of 1992 when the he jumped to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

8."Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
03/03/93-Macon, GA
Paul Orndorff defeated Erik Watts in the finals of a sixteen man tournament to crown a new champion.

9.Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat (2)
08/18/93
Daytona, FL (Daytona Beach Ocean Center)-Clash of The Champions XXIV
00:08:31

10.Lord Steven Regal {Darrin Matthews}
09/19/93-Houston, TX (The Astro Arena)-Fall Brawl
00:17:05
managed by Sir William {William Crookshanks}

11."The Living Legend" Larry Zybsko {Larry Whistler}
05/02/94-Atlanta, GA

12.Lord Steven Regal (2)
06/23/94-Charleston,(McAllister Fieldhouse)-Clash of The Champions XXVII
00:09:25
managed by Sir William (2)

13.Johnny B. Badd {Mark Mero}
09/18/94-Roanoke, VA (Roanoke Civic Center)-Fall Brawl
00:11:08

14."The Enforcer" Arn Anderson (2)
01/08/95-Atlanta, GA
00:06:52
Member of The Studds Stable
managed by Colonel Robert Parker {Robert Andrew Welch} & "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair {Richard Morgan Fliehr}

15.The Renegade {Richard Williams}
06/18/95-Dayton, OH (Hara Arena)-The Great American Bash
00:09:07
managed by "The Mouth of The South" Jimmy Hart

16.Diamond Dallas Paige {Paige Falkenberg}
09/17/95
Asheville, NC (Asheville Civic Center)
Fall Brawl
00:08:07
managed by The Diamond Doll {Kimberly Falkenberg}

17.Johnny B. Badd (2)
10/29/95
Detroit, MI (Joe Louis Arena)-Halloween Havoc
00:17:01
managed by The Diamond Doll/Kimberly (2)

18."The Total Package" Lex Luger {Lawrence Pfohl}
02/17/96
Baltimore, MD
Lex Luger held the following title in conjunction with the WCW World Television Title:

19.Johnny B. Badd (3)
02/18/96
Norfolk, VA
managed by Kimberly (3)

20."The Total Package" Lex Luger (2)
03/06/96-Macon, GA
Lex Luger held the following title in conjunction with the WCW World Television Title:

21.Lord Steven Regal (3)
08/20/96-Dalton, GA (WCW Saturday Night)

22.Prince Iaukea
02/17/97-Tampa Bay, FL-Monday Nitro
00:03:32

23.Ultimo Dragon {Yohihiro Asai}
04/07/97-Huntsville, AL (WCW Saturday Night)
00:02:03
managed by Sonny Oono
Ultimo Dragon held the following title in conjunction with the World TV Title:

24.Steven Regal (4)
05/18/97-Charlotte, NC-Slamboree - (Independence Arena)-Slamboree
00:16:04

25.Ultimo Dragon (2)
07/22/97-Jacksonville, FL
00:03:23
Dragon won the title via submission
Ultimo Dragon held the following title in conjunction with the World TV Title:

26.Alex Wright
08/21/97
Nashville, TN-Clash of The Champions (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
00:13:55

27.Disco Inferno {Glen Gilburnetti}
09/22/97-Salt Lake City, UT-Monday Nitro
00:09:28

28.Saturn {Perry Saturn}
11/03/97-Philadelphia, PA-Monday Nitro
00:06:36

29.Disco Inferno (2)
12/08/97-Buffalo, NY-Monday Nitro
00:04:22

30.Booker T
12/29/97-Baltimore, MD-Monday Nitro
Member of Harlem Heat (Tag Team)

31.Rick Martel
02/16/98-Tampa Florida-Monday Nitro
00:08:03

32.Booker T (2)
02/22/98-San Francisco, CA - SuperBrawl '98
10:33
Booker T defeated Rick Martel, then immediately faced Saturn and defeated him as well.

33.Chris Benoit
4/30/98-Augusta, Georgia, USA

34.Booker T (3)
5/1/98-Greenville, South Carolina, USA

35.Chris Benoit (2)
5/2/98-Charleston, South Carolina, USA (Profiles in Pain-PPL)

36.Booker T (4)
5/3/98-Savannah, Georgia, USA

37.Dave "Fit" Finley
5/4/98-Indianapolis,Indiana, USA (Market Square Arena) - Monday Nitro
Chris Benoit distracted Booker T which allowed Finley to execute the Tombstone piledriver and win the Title.

38.Booker T (5)
6/14/98-Baltimore, Maryland USA (Baltimore Arena) - Great American Bash
00:13:12
Defeats Chris Benoit in the re-match of the seventh match in the "Best of Seven Series", then defeats Finley the same night

39.Chris Jericho
8/10/98-Rapid City, South Dakota USA (Monday Nitro)
00:04:55
The Giant chokeslams Stevie Ray, who actually wasn't the Champion, but Jericho wins the title anyway
Jericho "won" the title on 8/10/98, but was officially named TV champ on 8/13/98

40.Konnan
11/30/98-Chatanooga, Tennesee (Monday Nitro)
00:07:09
Member of nWo Wolf Pack

41.Scott Steiner (2)
12/28/98-Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Monday Nitro)
00:06:52
Leader nWo
Buff Bagwell interferes to assure Steiner the win

42.Booker T (6)
03/14/99-Louiseville, KY. (Freedom Hall)
0:13:30
Uncensored PPV

43.Rick Steiner (Rick Rechsteiner)
05/09/99-St. Louis, MO (TWA Dome - Slamboree PPV)
0:11:08
Scott Steiner interfered to hand his brother the victory

44.Chris Benoit (3)
09/13/99-Chapel Hill, NC (Dean Smith Center - University of North Carolina)
03:15
Benoit was supposed to have a World Title match with Sting but drew Steiner instead.

45.Rick Steiner (2)
10/24/99-Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Hotel)
Halloween Havoc PPV
12:49
Dean Malenko turned on his friend Benoit and handed Steiner the victory

46.Scott Hall
11/21/99
The Powers That Be strip the injured Rick Steiner of the title and hand it to Hall, who cements his reign with a win over Booker T at the WCW Mayhem PPV.
Scott Hall held the following title in conjunction with the WCW World Television Title:

Title Vacant
11/29/99
Kevin Nash throws the title belt into the trash can

47.Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
02/16/2000-Bethlehem, PA
Duggan announced to the crowd he had found the belt in a garbage can during the WCW Saturday Night TV taping. He then declared on Nitro that he would defend the belt against all comers.

TITLE VACATED
04/11/2000-Denver, CO (Monday Nitro)
All WCW Titles were forfeited to the new creative team of Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff


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