ECW World Heavyweight Championship

Current Champion

Since: January 01, 1970

Days Held: 17339 Days

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Champion

Date Won

Days Held

Observations

February 16, 2010
0 days
The championship was retired once again after Jackson won it due to the ECW brand being discontinued.
February 16, 2010
0 days
This was an Extreme Rules match.
July 26, 2009
205 days
Longest reigning champion under the WWE–era.
June 07, 2009
49 days
This was a triple threat hardcore match also involving Jack Swagger.
April 26, 2009
42 days
January 12, 2009
104 days
September 07, 2008
127 days
Hardy won a Scramble match that also involved Finlay, The Miz, and Chavo Guerrero to become the new champion.
June 29, 2008
70 days
This was a triple threat match also involving the SmackDown brand's The Big Show, in which the newly ECW draftee Henry was victorious to make the championship ECW exclusive once again.
March 30, 2008
91 days
The ECW Championship became a Raw brand exclusive championship on June 23, 2008 when Kane was drafted to the Raw brand.
January 22, 2008
68 days
This was a No Disqualification match.
September 01, 2007
143 days
This was a Last Chance match which aired on tape delay on September 4, 2007.
June 24, 2007
69 days
Nitro defeated CM Punk to win the vacant championship. His ring name was changed to "John Morrison" during his reign on the July 17, 2007 episode of ECW.
June 11, 2007
13 days
The championship is vacated due to Lashley being drafted to the Raw brand.
June 03, 2007
8 days
This was a Street Fight.
April 29, 2007
35 days
Mr. McMahon pinned Lashley in a handicap match, which also involved Mr. McMahon's teammates Shane McMahon and Umaga, to win the championship.
December 03, 2006
147 days
This was an Extreme Elimination Chamber match also involving Rob Van Dam, Hardcore Holly, Test and CM Punk.
July 04, 2006
152 days
This was an Extreme Rules match.
June 13, 2006
21 days
The championship was revived by WWE for the ECW brand. Van Dam was awarded the championship by Paul Heyman for winning the WWE Championship.
April 10, 2001
1890 days
ECW went bankrupt on April 4, 2001 and Rhino was the final champion in ECW as a company. World Wrestling Entertainment purchase its assets in 2003.
January 07, 2001
93 days
Last ECW World Champion of the old ECW.
January 07, 2001
0 days
This was a Tables, Ladders, Chairs, and Canes match also involving Justin Credible.
November 05, 2000
63 days
This was a Double Jeopardy match also involving Justin Credible and The Sandman.
October 01, 2000
35 days
April 22, 2000
171 days
April 22, 2000
0 days
April 13, 2000
9 days
Taz had signed with the World Wrestling Federation following his championship loss to Mike Awesome on September 19, 1999. However, Awesome unexpectedly signed with World Championship Wrestling in 2000 while still being champion. As a result, Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon arranged for Taz to return to ECW and defeat Awesome for the championship.
December 23, 1999
112 days
December 17, 1999
6 days
September 19, 1999
89 days
This was a three way dance also involving Masato Tanaka
January 10, 1999
221 days
November 30, 1997
406 days
October 16, 1997
45 days
August 17, 1997
60 days
This was a three way dance also involving Terry Funk
August 09, 1997
8 days
This was a barbed wire match.
April 13, 1997
118 days
December 07, 1996
127 days
This was a barbed wire match.
October 05, 1996
63 days
The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer defeated Stevie Richards and Brian Lee in a tag team match. The Sandman gained the pinfall to win the championship after Raven failed to show for the event.
January 27, 1996
252 days
December 09, 1995
49 days
This was a three way dance also involving Steve Austin.
October 28, 1995
42 days
This was a ladder match.
April 15, 1995
196 days
March 26, 1994
385 days
Douglas pinned Funk in an Ultimate Jeopardy match also involving, Mr. Hughes, Rocco Rock, Johnny Grunge, Road Warrior Hawk, Kevin Sullivan, and The Tazmaniac. On August 27, 1994, the championship was renamed the ECW World Heavyweight Championship when Douglas relinquished the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. ECW leaves the NWA and is renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling. WWE recognizes the championship history beginning on August 27, 1994.
December 26, 1993
90 days
This was a no disqualification match.
October 02, 1993
85 days
September 09, 1993
23 days
Douglas won the championship due to forfeit.
August 08, 1993
32 days
April 03, 1993
127 days
November 16, 1992
138 days
September 30, 1992
47 days
July 14, 1992
78 days
April 26, 1992
79 days
April 25, 1992
1 days
Snuka defeated Salvatore Bellomo in a tournament final to become the first NWA-ECW Heavyweight Champion. NWA-ECW Heavyweight Championship reigns are not recognized by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).