GWF Television Championship

The GWF Television Championship was a secondary title in the Global Wrestling Federation in Texas. The title existed from 1991 until 1993, when it was abandoned. The title was defended on the promotion's show that aired nationally on ESPN.

GWF Television Championship
Details
PromotionGlobal Wrestling Federation
Date establishedJune 29, 1991
Date retiredSeptember 21, 1994

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  The Patriot  June 29, 1991  House show Dallas, Texas  1  55 Defeated Buddy Landel in tournament final. [1][2]
Vacated  August 23, 1991 The Patriot vacates the championship when he won the GWF North American Heavyweight Championship. [1]
 2  Eddie Gilbert  October 4, 1991  House show Dallas, Texas  1  105 Defeated The Handsome Stranger in tournament final. [1][3]
Vacated  January 17, 1992 Held up after match against Terry Simms [1]
 3  Eddie Gilbert   January 24, 1992  House show Dallas, Texas  2  56 Won the rematch. [1][4]
Vacated  March 20, 1992 Title vacated after Eddie Gilbert hit referee Sam Esposito. [1]
 4  Sam Houston  April 3, 1992  House show Dallas, Texas  1  [Note 1] Won a battle royal. [1][5]
Vacated  August 1992 Title vacated for undocumented reasons [1]
 5  Michael Worthington Davis III  August 28, 1992  House show Dallas, Texas  1  91 Defeated Midnight Rider. [1]
 6  Manny Villalobos  November 27, 1992  House show Dallas, Texas  1  [Note 2] [1]
Deactivated  September 21, 1994 Title abandoned [1]

TournamentsEdit

June 1991Edit

The GWF Television Championship Tournament was a twenty-four man tournament for the inaugural GWF Television Championship held on June 29 and June 30, 1991. The Patriot defeated Buddy Landel in the final to win the tournament.[6]

First Round Second Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
               
The Patriot
Stan Lane
The Patriot
Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
El Fantasma
The Patriot
Billy Black
Randy Rhodes
Sweet Daddy Falcone
Randy Rhodes
Billy Black
Billy Black
Brian Adias
The Patriot
Chris Walker
Doug Somers
Chris Walker
Chris Walker
Rip Rogers
The Hitman
Rip Rogers
Chris Walker
Makhan Singh
Makhan Singh
Terry Daniels
Makhan Singh
Terry Garvin
The Zebra Kid
Terry Garvin
The Patriot
Buddy Landell
Adrian Street
Axl Rotten
Adrian Street
Rasta the Voodoo Man
Rasta the Voodoo Man
Jeff Gaylord
Adrian Street
Buddy Landell
Buddy Landell
Gary Young
Buddy Landell
Nick Busick
Nick Busick
Jimmy James
Buddy Landell
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE

October 1991Edit

The GWF Television Championship Tournament was a six-man tournament held for the vacated GWF Television Championship on October 4, 1991 after previous champion The Patriot vacated the title upon winning the GWF North American Heavyweight Championship on August 23. Eddie Gilbert won the tournament by defeating Handsome Stranger in the final.[7]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Handsome Stranger
Mike Davis
Handsome Stranger
BYE
Brian Lee Draw
The Soultaker
Handsome Stranger
Eddie Gilbert
John Tatum
Eddie Gilbert
Eddie Gilbert
BYE
BYE
BYE

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is unclear, putting the championship reign at between 120 and 147 days.
  2. ^ The exact date the GWF stopped promotion the Television Championship is unclear which means that this title reign lasted somewhere between 35 and 399 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Texas: Global Wrestling Federation Television Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ "GWF Television Championship Tournament (June 1991)". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "GWF Television Championship Tournament (October 1991)". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (January 24, 2020). "Pro wrestling history (01/24): WWF Royal Rumble 1999". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  5. ^ F4W Staff (April 3, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING TITLE CHANGE HISTORY: GOTCH VS. HACKENSCHMIDT, INOKI VS. HANSEN, GUERRERO VS. JERICHO". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "GWF Television Championship Tournament (June 1991)". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  7. ^ "GWF Television Championship Tournament (October 1991)". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2017-02-08.

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