THE HISTORY OF THE

THE HISTORY OF THE SOLID GOLD WRESTLING
ELEVATION CHAMPIONSHIP


The SGW Elevation Championship is a new, original concept in professional wrestling. The championship is contested under standard professional wrestling rules but if the reigning champion successfully defends the title three times, the championship is vacated and cashed in for an opportunity at the SGW World Heavyweight Championship. Upon the belt being vacated, a new Elevation Champion will be crowned and the cycle will begin again.

Updated Rules as of 6/13/2020 - It was determined by the Championship Committee that the Elevation Championship would switch divisions, back and forth between Men's and Women's, upon the completion of each "Elevation Cycle" (three successful defenses).

NOVEMBER 30th, 2019 - CURRENT

 

"THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE"
CODY RHODES

Handler - Brian

Date - 11 / 30 / 2019

Reign - 14 days

"THE KING OF THE GOTHS"
JIMMY HAVOC

Handler - Ailly

Date - 12 / 14 / 2019

Reign - 43 days

VACANT

Date - 01 / 25 / 2020

At SGW Mile High Madness, Cody won a six-man Ladder Match, defeating Tetsuya Naito (Avi), Kazuchika Okada (Demarco), Chris Dickinson (Yolo), Nick Gage (Bailey), and Colt Cabana (Shawn Taggart) to become the first Elevation Champion.

1st Defense
12/14/19 - Fight to the Finish - Lost to Jimmy Havoc via Pin Fall

After the match went into sudden death overtime after reaching the 60 minute time limit, JImmy Havoc defeated Cody to become the new Elevation Champion after Cody became distracted by the Hybrid 2.

1st Defense
12/28/19 - Holiday Hell - def. Colt Cabana (Shawn Taggart) via Pin Fall
2nd Defense
01/11/2020 - Card Subject to Change - def. Jimmy Jacobs (Christian), Killer Kross (Dan), Los Ice Creams (Yolo), Nia Jax (Roc), Darby Allin (Marshall), and Luke Harper (Frankie Beanz) in an 8-Person Death Match
3rd Defense
01/25/2020 -
Infiltration - def. Christopher Daniels (Rick H) via Pin Fall

On January 25th, 2020, Jimmy Havoc completed his third defense of the Elevation Championship and vacated the belt, declaring his intention to challenge reigning SGW World Heavyweight Champion, Adam Cole, at SGW Heartbreaker on February 22nd, 2020.

 

NUNZIO

Handler - Sagar

Date - 02 / 22 / 2020

Reign - 29 days

KEVIN NASH

Handler - Cleve

Date - 03 / 21 / 2020

Reign - 85 days

---

Handler - ---

Date - ---

Reign - ---

At SGW Heartbreaker, Nunzio def. Aleister Black (Jim), Killer Kross (Dan), and Maxwell Jacob Friedman (Taylor) to win the vacant SGW Elevation Championship.

1st Defense
03/21/20 - WrestleBrawl 3 - lost to Kevin Nash via Pin Fall

At WrestleBrawl 3, Kevin Nash defeated Nunzio to become the new SGW Elevation Champion.

1st Defense
04/04/20 - Fallout - def. Orange Cassidy (Marshall) via Pinfall
2nd Defense
05/02/20 - People Who Hate Each Other Fighting - def. Jon Moxley (Cross) via Pinfall
3rd Defense
06/12/20 - Supremacy - def. David Starr (Winnie) via Pinfall

On June 13th, 2020, Kevin Nash completed his third defense of the Elevation Championship and vacated the belt, declaring his intention to challenge the reigning SGW World Heavyweight Champion, Val Venis or Jimmy Havoc, at SGW So-Called Rivals on June 27th, 2020.

During Kevin Nash's reign, it was announced by the Championship Committee that the championship would switch divisions upon the completion of each "Elevation Cycle." With Kevin Nash's final defense, it was determined that the vacant championship would be decided between Tessa Blanchard and Rhea Ripley at So-Called Rivals, with the focus being on the SGW Women's World Championship.

 

TESSA BLANCHARD

Handler - Anthony

Date - 06 / 27 / 2020

Reign - Current

---

Handler - ---

Date - ---

Reign - ---

---

Handler - ---

Date - ---

Reign - ---

In a heated grudge match at So-Called Rivals, Tessa Blanchard defeated Rhea Ripley (Jared) to become the first female SGW Elevation Champion.

1st Defense
00/00/20 - To Be Determined

---

---