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WCWA Television Championship

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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.

WCWA Television Championshop
Details
PromotionBig Time Wrestling (1979-)
World Class Championship Wrestling ( -1986)
World Class Wrestling Association (1986-1987)
Date establishedJanuary 7, 1979
Date retiredApril 1987
Other name(s)
NWA Big Time Television Championship
WCCW Television Championship


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 Spoiler January 7, 1979 BTW Live event Houston, Texas 1 146 Won the championship in a battle royal [1][2]
2 Bill Irwin June 2, 1979 BTW Live event Houston, Texas 1 181 [1][2]
3 José Lothario November 30, 1979 BTW Live event Texas 1 43 [1][2]
4 Bill Irwin January 12, 1980 BTW Live event Dallas, Texas 2 62 [1][2]
5 José Lothario March 14, 1980 BTW Live event Texas 2 140 [1][2]
6 Bill Irwin August 1, 1980 BTW Live event Houston, Texas 3 163 [1][2]
7 Brian Adias January 11, 1981 BTW Live event Dallas, Texas 1 120 [1][2]
8 Bill Irwin May 11, 1981 BTW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 4 4 [1][2]
Vacated May 15, 1981 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
9 The Spoiler May 17, 1982 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 2 1 Won the vacant championship by winning a battle royal. [1][2]
10 Frank Dusek May 18, 1982 WCCW Live event Texas 1 25 [1][2]
11 The Spoiler June 12, 1982 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 3 23 [1][2]
12 Bill Irwin July 5, 1982 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 5 5 [1][2]
13 Brian Adias July 10, 1982 WCCW Live event Texas 2 9 [1][2]
14 Bill Irwin July 19, 1982 WCCW Live event Texas 6 48 [1][2]
15 Bugsy McGraw September 5, 1982 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 [Note 1] [1][2]
16 Bill Irwin October 1982 WCCW Live event Texas 7 [Note 2] [1][2]
17 Checkmate October 4, 1982 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 [Note 3] [1][2]
N/A
18 Frank Dusek October 1982 WCCW Live event Texas 2 [Note 4] [1][2]
19 Al Madril November 1, 1982 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 63 [1][2]
20 The Great Kabuki January 3, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 35 [1][2]
21 Tola Yatsu February 7, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 49 [1][2]
22 Iceman Parsons March 28, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 63 [1][2]
23 The Mongol May 30, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 42 [1][2]
24 Chris Adams July 11, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 105 [1][2]
25 Jimmy Garvin October 24, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 7 [1][2]
26 Johnny Mantell October 31, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 28 [1][2]
27 The Super Destroyer November 28, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 7 [1][2]
28 Brian Adias December 5, 1983 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 3 35 [1][2]
29 The Super Destroyer January 9, 1984 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 2 28 [1][2]
30 Iceman Parsons February 6, 1984 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 2 14 [1][2]
31 Kelly Kiniski February 20, 1984 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 77 [1][2]
32 Killer Khan May 7, 1984 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 14 Defended the championship on behalf of an Kiniski and was awarded the belt. [1][2][3]
33 Kevin Von Erich May 21, 1984 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 0 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 Chris Adams June 11, 1984 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 2 63 [1][2]
35 Jake Roberts August 13, 1984 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 21 [1][2]
36 Chris Adams September 3, 1984 WCCW Labor Day Star Wars (1984) Ft. Worth, Texas 3 126 [1][2][4][5]
37 Billy Haynes January 7, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 28 Defeated Gino Hernandez who substituted for an absent Adams. [1][2]
Vacated February 4, 1985 Haynes left WCCW and vacated the title after (in storyline) being attacked and injured by Oliver on February 4th in Ft. Worth. The footage and announcement of Haynes' injury aired on February 16, 1985. [1][2]
38 Rip Oliver February 4, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 49 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 Scott Casey April 1, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 70 Defeated Dennis Condrey. [1][2]
40 Killer Tim Brooks June 10, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 35 [1][2]
41 Iceman Parsons July 15, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 3 21 [1][2]
Vacated August 5, 1985 Parsons did not show up for a title match against John Tatum. [1][2]
42 John Tatum August 5, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 77 Defeated Shawn Cody to win the vacant championship [1][2]
43 Iceman Parsons October 21, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 4 [Note 5] [1][2]
Vacated November 1985 Parsons was injured by Rick Rude and could not compete. [1][2]
44 Dave Peterson December 2, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 7 Defeated The Grappler. [1][2]
45 Jack Victory December 9, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 14 [1][2]
46 Mark Youngblood December 23, 1985 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 14 [1][2]
47 Buddy Roberts January 6, 1986 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 77 [1][2]
48 Lance Von Erich March 24, 1986 WCWA Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 52 [1][2]
49 Rick Rude May 5, 1986 WCWA Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 12 [1][2][6]
50 Bruiser Brody May 17, 1986 WCWA Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 [Note 6] Won the championship by disqualification. [1][2]
51 Chris Adams June 1986 WCWA Live event Texas 4 [Note 7] Was given the title by an injured Bruiser Brody. [1][2]
52 Buzz Sawyer June 16, 1986 WCWA Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 56 [1][2]
53 Steve Simpson August 11, 1986 WCWA Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 70 [1][2][7]
54 Crusher Yurkof October 20, 1986 WCWA Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 773 [1][2]
55 Tony Atlas December 1, 1986 WCWA Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 1 [Note 8] Won the match and the championship by disqualification. [1][2]
Deactivated April 1987 Tony Atlas left WCCW and the championship was abandoned. [1][2]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  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 Iceman Parsons vacated the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 11 and 40 days.
  6. ^ The exact date on which Bruiser Brody gave up the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 15 and 30 days.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ The exact date on which WCCW abandoned the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 121 and 150 days.

ReferencesEdit

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  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.
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