THE HISTORY OF THE

PRO WRESTLING ONLINE

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

OCTOBER 29th, 2000 - JULY 1st, 2006

Pro Wrestling Online was founded in October of 2000 by Vince McMahon (Mike Gian). It survived in various incarnations until January of 2002. It remains the only promotion in history to be directly responsible for Solid Gold Wrestling suffering financial difficulty, leading to the closing of the promotion on at least one occasion. What WCW was to WWF, PWO was to SGW.

We include the history of the PWO World Championship complete and uncut out of respect for the owner, the championship, and the people who worked so hard to make the championship what it was.

 

SCOTT HALL

Handler - Joey D.

Date - 10 / 29 / 2000

Reign - 22 days

TRIPLE H

Handler - Andy Brown

Date - 11 / 20 / 2000

Reign - 74 days

SCOTT HALL (2)

Handler - Joey D.

Date - 03 / 05 / 2001

Reign - 42 days

Scott Hall defeated Taz (Matt Emerson), Shawn Michaels (Devon Rightsell), and Chris Benoit (Mikey G) in a Fatal Four Way to become the first PWO World Heavyweight Champion.

Triple H defeated Scott Hall to become the new PWO World Heavyweight Champion.

Scott Hall defeated Triple H in a Ladder Match to become the two-time PWO World Heavyweight Champion.

 

"STONE COLD"
STEVE AUSTIN

Handler - Mike Atin

Date - 11 / 18 / 2001

Reign - 21 days

THE ROCK

Handler - Dan Nichols

Date - 12 / 09 / 2001

Reign - 28 days

VACANT

Date - 01 / 06 / 2002

Steve Austin defeated Scott Hall to become the new PWO World Heavyweight Champion.

In a Six-Pack Challenge, The Rock defeated Steve Austin, Triple H (Gaz), Kevin Nash (Ben), Shawn Michaels (Unknown), and Steve Corino (Unknown) to become the new PWO World Heavyweight Champion.

PWO ceases operations and the PWO World Heavyweight Championship is declared vacant indefinitely.

 

BILL GOLDBERG

Handler - Mike Gian

Date - 07 / 30 / 2006

Reign - 28 days

"THE RATED R SUPERSTAR"
EDGE

Handler - Scott Smith

Date - 07 / 31 / 2006

DEFUNCT

Date - 07 / 31 / 2002

Former SGW owner Ted Dibiase revealed that he purchased Pro Wrestling Online and awarded the PWO World Heavyweight Championship to Bill Goldberg. Dibiase challenged the winner of the SGW World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleBrawl 2 to a unification match.

The reigning SGW World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Bill Goldberg in an undisclosed location with only SGW and PWO owners Jeff Jarrett and Ted Dibiase in attendance.

The PWO World Heavyweight Championship was absorbed into the SGW World Heavyweight Championship lineage and ceases to exist.