The WWN Championship is a professional wrestling championship promoted by the WWNLive governing body. The inaugural champion was crowned on April 1, 2017, when Matt Riddle defeated five other men for the title.
Keith Lee with the WWN title belt.
|Date established||November 23, 2016|
|Current champion(s)||JD Drake|
|Date won||October 28, 2018|
Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won as a result of a scripted match. There have been five reigns shared among five wrestlers.
On November 23, 2016, WWNLive, the governing body overseeing promotions such as Evolve and Full Impact Pro (FIP), announced the creation of the WWN Championship. The champion would defend the title across all promotions under the WWNLive umbrella. Each promotion was asked to send their representative for an elimination match on April 1, 2017, at Mercury Rising 2017 to determine the inaugural champion. Former Evolve Champion and Evolve Tag Team Champion Drew Galloway was the first entrant into the match on February 22. Over the following weeks, Fred Yehi, Jon Davis, Matt Riddle, Parrow and Tracy Williams were added to the match. At Mercury Rising 2017, Timothy Thatcher was added to the match, while Galloway was pulled out, after suffering a storyline injury at the hands of Keith Lee. It was later revealed that this had been done due to Galloway having re-signed with WWE. Riddle went on to win the six-way elimination match to become the inaugural WWN Champion.
As of June 25, 2019
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|Defenses||Number of successful defenses|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Matt Riddle||April 1, 2017||Mercury Rising 2017||Fern Park, Florida||1||196||9||Riddle defeated Fred Yehi, Jon Davis, Parrow, Timothy Thatcher and Tracy Williams in a six-way elimination match to become the inaugural champion|||
|2||Keith Lee||October 14, 2017||Evolve 94||Queens, New York||1||174||4||This was a Last Man Standing match|||
|3||Austin Theory||April 6, 2018||Evolve 103||Kenner, Louisiana||1||79||1||This was also for Theory's FIP World Heavyweight Championship|||
|4||Joey Janela||June 23, 2018||Evolve 106||Brooklyn, New York||1||101||2||Janela made his Evolve debut|||
|—||Vacated||October 2, 2018||—||—||—||—||—||WWN stripped Janela of the title after a knee injury|||
|5||JD Drake||October 28, 2018||Evolve 114||Ybor City, Florida||1||240+||11||Defeated Anthony Henry, Austin Theory, Darby Allin and Harlem Bravado in a Ladder match to win the title.|
As of June 25, 2019.
|†||Indicates the current champion|
|1||JD Drake †||1||11||240+|
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