WCW World Television Championship
The last WCW World Television Championship belt
Date establishedFebruary 27, 1974
Date retiredApril 10, 2000
Other name(s)
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Championship
  • NWA Television Championship
  • NWA World Television Championship[1]
First champion(s)Danny Miller
Final champion(s)Jim Duggan
Most reignsBooker T (6)
Longest reignTully Blanchard (353 days)
Shortest reignLex Luger, Chris Benoit and Booker T (1 day)
Oldest championJim Duggan (46 years, 37 days)
Youngest championAlex Wright (22 years, 96 days)
Heaviest championStevie Ray (289 lb (131 kg))
Lightest championÚltimo Dragón (180 lb (82 kg))

The WCW World Television Championship was a professional wrestling television championship owned by the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW) promotion.

The title was created in 1974 by Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW) as a secondary title. Initially known as the Mid-Atlantic Television Championship, as Mid-Atlantic (later known as Jim Crockett Promotions) grew, the title became known as the NWA World Television Championship and in 1991 as the WCW World TV Championship.

The title was often defended in matches with a time limit of ten or fifteen minutes. More often than with other championships, title matches resulted in time limit draws and the champion retaining the title. This was often used as a heat-building device to allow a villain champion to retain his title. The NWA version of the belt had the logos of the major television networks in the U.S. (NBC, CBS, and ABC) on either side of the belt, while the 1992–1995 WCW version of the belt had TBS on both sides of the belt.

Tully Blanchard had the longest World Television Championship reign, holding the title for 353 days. Booker T had the most reigns as World Television Champion, with six. Arn Anderson holds the record for most days as champion, with 870 over four title reigns. The last champion was Jim Duggan, who claimed the title while working as the WCW janitor after Scott Hall threw it in the garbage and he found it in a dumpster. The title was retired on April 10, 2000, after the Vince Russo-Eric Bischoff WCW reboot.


Main article: List of WCW World Television Champions


  1. ^ "NWA/WCW World Television Title". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-02.