THE HISTORY OF THE SOLID GOLD WRESTLING
GIMMICK/EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP

MARCH 29th, 2000 - JULY 30th, 2006

The SGW Gimmick Championship can only be defended in stipulation matches. On 7/22/2001, Tommy Dreamer won the championship and renamed it the Extreme Championship until it was vacated on 2/17/2002. When the championship was reinstated in 2006, it was reverted to its Gimmick roots until its unification with the Hardcore Championship at WrestleBrawl 2.

 

"STONE COLD"
STEVE AUSTIN

Handler - Chris Gambit

Date - 03 / 29 / 2000

Reign - 1 day

VACANT

Date - 03 / 30 / 2000

DOINK THE CLOWN

Handler - Scott Smith

Date - 04 / 08 / 2001

Days Vacant - 10 days

Steve Austin won a battle royal to become the first champion.

Believing the championship was beneath him, Austin vacated it immediately after winning it in order to pursue the World Championship.

Doink the Clown was defeated by The Big Show (Dan Shepherd). After the match, Big Show was awarded the SGW Television Championship by Arn Anderson and Doink was given the SGW Gimmick Championship.

 

LANCE STORM

Handler - Joey D.

Date - 04 / 18 / 2001

Reign - 42 days

GANGREL

Handler - Brian P.

Date - 07 / 01 / 2001

Reign - 22 days

TOMMY DREAMER

Handler - Unknown

Date - 07 / 22 / 2001

Reign - 7 days

Lance Storm defeated Doink the Clown in a Submission Match to become the new champion.

Gangrel defeated Lance Storm in a First Blood Match to become the new champion.

Tommy Dreamer defeated Gangrel and Justin Credible (Unknown) in an Extreme Rules Match to become the new champion. Following the match, Tommy Dreamer spit on the Gimmick Championship and renamed it the SGW EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP, with all matches being contested under Extreme Rules.

 

MANKIND

Handler - Massive Matt

Date - 07 / 29 / 2001

Reign - 98 days

JOHNNY THE BULL

Handler - Kurt

Date - 11 / 04 / 2001

Reign - 28 days

VACANT

Date - 12 / 02 / 2001

Mankind defeated Tommy Dreamer to become the new champion.

Johnny the Bull defeated Mankind to become the new champion.

Johnny the Bull vacated the championship, announcing his intention to pursue the SGW World Heavyweight Championship.

 

RHYNO

Handler - George Z.

Date - 12 / 02 / 2001

Reign - 7 days

TAZ

Handler - Matt Emerson

Date - 12 / 09 / 2001

Reign - 68 days

"THE FRANCHISE"
SHANE DOUGLAS

Handler - George Z.

Date - 01 / 06 / 2002

Reign - 42 days

Rhyno defeated Test (Unknown) to win the vacant championship.

Chris Candido defeated Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho (Unknown) in a Triple Threat Ladder Match to become the new champion.

Shane Douglas defeated Taz and Steve Corino (Kfir Hezroni) to become the new champion.

 

VACANT

Date - 02 / 17 / 2002

EDGE

Handler - Scott Smith

Date - 02 / 05 / 2006

Reign - 10 minutes

VACANT

Date - 02 / 05 / 2006

SGW ceases operations and the SGW Extreme Championship was declared vacant indefinitely.

Edge defeated Val Venis (Brett Albers) in a Mystery Box Ladder Match. It was revealed that the box contained the vacant SGW Gimmick Championship.

Edge threw the Gimmick Championship in the trash as soon as he made it backstage.

 

CHRISTIAN CAGE

Handler - Scott Smith

Date - 02 / 05 / 2006

Reign - 76 days

VACANT

Date - 04 / 22 / 2006

KEN KENNEDY

Handler - James Parkin

Date - 04 / 22 / 2006

Reign - 14 days

Christian pulled the championship from the trash can and declared himself the SGW Gimmick Champion.

Jeff Jarrett stripped Christian of the SGW Gimmick Championship upon his return from injury, due to Christian also being the SGW World Heavyweight Champion at the time.

Jeff Jarrett awarded Ken Kennedy with the vacant SGW Gimmick Championship.

 

VACANT

Date - 05 / 06 / 2006

JILLIAN HALL

Handler - Josh Smith

Date - 05 / 06 / 2006

Reign - 7 days

TRIPLE H

Handler - Andy Caruso

Date - 05 / 13 / 2006

Reign - 21 days

After failing an assignment, Jeff Jarrett stripped Ken Kennedy of the championship, declaring it vacant again.

When Jillian Hall protested Jarrett's decision to strip Kennedy of the title, Jarrett awarded her with the vacant championship and revealed she would make her first defense next week in a Four Corner Survival against Triple H, The Rock, & Scott Steiner.

Triple H defeated Jillian Hall, Scott Steiner (Craig McDermid), and The Rock (Kyle Ackers) in a Four Corner Survival to become the new champion.

 

KANE

Handler - Dan Shepard

Date - 06 / 03 / 2006

Reign - 22 days

ALEX SHELLEY

Handler - Matt Gorsuch

Date - 06 / 25 / 2006

Reign - 35 days

CHRIS BENOIT

Handler - Justin Hall

Date - 07 / 30 / 2006

Reign - Final

Kane defeated Triple H in an Inferno Match to become the new champion.

Alex Shelley defeated Kane and Triple H (Andy Caruso) in a 49ers Match to become the new champion.

In a Pure Wrestling Rules match, Chris Benoit defeated Alex Shelley to unify the Gimmick Championship with the Hardcore Championship, merging them into the Pure Wrestling Championship

 

DEFUNCT

Date - 07 / 30 / 2006

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Upon being unified with the Hardcore Championship, the SGW Gimmick Championship is finally laid to rest once and for all.

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