THE HISTORY OF THE

SGW TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

9/29/1999 - CURRENT

 

1st CHAMPION

HANDLER
Mike Mogard

DATE
09 / 29 / 1999

REIGN
33 days

Al Snow defeated Mike Awesome (Unknown) in a tournament final to become the first champion.

2nd CHAMPION

HANDLER
John Baron

DATE
10 / 31 / 1999

REIGN
7 days

The Rock defeated Al Snow to become the new champion.

3rd CHAMPION

HANDLER
E.T. Allen

DATE
11 / 07 / 1999

REIGN
43 days

Jushin Thunder Liger defeated The Rock to become the new champion.

 

4th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Patrick Quinlan

DATE
12 / 19 / 1999

REIGN
7 days

Chris Candido defeated The Rock (John Baron) and Jushin Thunder Liger in a three way dance to become the new champion.

VACATED
12 / 26 / 1999

Chris Candido and Tammy Lynn Sytch showed up in no condition to perform. As a result, Candido was stripped of the championship.

5th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Patrick Quinlan

DATE
12 / 29 / 1999

REIGN
4 days

Goldust won a battle royal to win the vacant championship.

 

6th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Ben Moore

DATE
01 / 02 / 2000

REIGN
3 days

Randy Savage defeated Goldust to become the new champion.

7th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Unknown

DATE
01 / 05 / 2000

REIGN
11 days

Buff Bagwell defeated Randy Savage to become the new champion.

8th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Tyler Courtney

DATE
01 / 16 / 2000

REIGN
43 days

Chris Kanyon defeated Buff Bagwell to become the new champion.

 

9th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Unknown

DATE
02 / 27 / 2000

REIGN
78 days

Chris Benoit defeated Chris Kanyon to become the new champion.

10th CHAMPION

REIGN #2

HANDLER
Patrick Quinlan

DATE
05 / 14 / 2000

REIGN
68 days

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

11th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Kurt

DATE
07 / 20 / 2000

REIGN
25 days

Triple H defeated Chris Candido to become the new champion.

 

12th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Matt Gorsuch

DATE
08 / 13 / 2000

REIGN
88 days

Booker T. defeated Triple H to become the new champion.

13th CHAMPION

REIGN #2

HANDLER
Unknown

DATE
11 / 08 / 2000

REIGN
22 days

Chris Benoit defeated Booker T. and Triple H (Kurt) in a Three Way Dance to become the new champion.

14th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Unknown

DATE
11 / 30 / 2000

REIGN
1 day

The Cat defeated Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle (Matt Emerson) in a three way dance to become the new champion.

 

VACATED
12 / 01 / 2000

The Cat was forced to relinquish the championship due to injury suffered suffered in a match with Chris Benoit.

15th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Dan Shepherd

DATE
04 / 08 / 2001

REIGN
3 days

The Big Show defeated Doink (Scott Smith) for the vacant championship.

16th CHAMPION

REIGN #2

HANDLER
John Baron

DATE
04 / 11 / 2001

REIGN
18 days

The Rock defeated The Big Show and Billy Gunn (Kurt) to become the new champion.

 

VACATED
04 / 29 / 2001

During a three way dance, The Rock and Kurt Angle (Matt Emerson) pinned X-Pac (Chris Shady) at the same time. Arn Anderson stripped The Rock of the championship and put it up in a singles match between The Rock and Angle.

17th CHAMPION

REIGN #3

HANDLER
John Baron

DATE
05 / 06 / 2001

REIGN
71 days

The Rock defeated Kurt Angle (Matt Emerson) to regain the championship.

18th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Matt Emerson

DATE
07 / 15 / 2001

REIGN
7 days

Kurt Angle defeated The Rock and "Diamond" Dallas Page (Unknown) to become the new champion.

 

VACATED
07 / 22 / 2001

Due to controversy surrounding the finish of Kurt Angle's title defense against Chris Jericho, Shane McMahon stripped Angle of the belt and put it up in a rematch between Angle and Jericho.

19th CHAMPION

REIGN #2

HANDLER
Matt Emerson

DATE
07 / 22 / 2001

REIGN
7 days

Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho (Unknown) to become the new champion.

20th CHAMPION

HANDLER
George Z.

DATE
07 / 29 / 2001

REIGN
7 days

Shane Douglas defeated Kurt Angle to become the new champion.

 

21st CHAMPION

HANDLER
Jason King

DATE
08 / 05 / 2001

REIGN
7 days

Ric Flair defeated Shane Douglas to become the new champion.

22nd CHAMPION

HANDLER
Matt Emerson

DATE
08 / 12 / 2001

REIGN
98 days

Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to become the new champion.

23rd CHAMPION

HANDLER
Unknown

DATE
11 / 17 / 2001

REIGN
2 days

Raven defeated Hulk Hogan to become the new champion.

 

24th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Jason King

DATE
11 / 19 / 2001

REIGN
7 days

Sid Vicious defeated Raven to become the new champion.

25th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Joey D.

DATE
11 / 26 / 2001

REIGN
7 days

Rob Van Dam defeated Sid Vicious to become the new champion.

26th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Brett Albers

DATE
12 / 02 / 2001

REIGN
7 days

Val Venis defeated Rob Van Dam to become the new champion.

 

27th CHAMPION

REIGN #2

HANDLER
Joey D.

DATE
12 / 09 / 2001

REIGN
14 days

In a Four Corner Survival, Rob Van Dam defeated Val Venis, Lance Storm (Patrick Quinlan), and Steve Corino (Kfir Hezroni) to regain the championship.

28th CHAMPION

REIGN #2

HANDLER
Brett Albers

DATE
12 / 23 / 2001

REIGN
36 days

Val Venis defeated Rob Van Dam and Steve Corino (Kfir Hezroni) to become the new champion.

29th CHAMPION

REIGN #3

HANDLER
Justin Hall

DATE
01 / 27 / 2002

REIGN
22 days

In a Four Corner Survival, Chris Benoit defeated Val Venis, The Hurricane (Jason King), and Lance Storm (Patrick Quinlan) to become the new champion.

 

VACATED
02 / 17 / 2002

SGW ceases operations and the championship is declared vacant indefinitely.

30th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Craig Chalmers

DATE
01 / 14 / 2006

REIGN
23 days

Randy Orton defeated Michael Shane (Brett McClendon) in the finals of a one night tournament to become the new champion.

31st CHAMPION

HANDLER
Matt Gorsuch

DATE
02 / 05 / 2006

REIGN
1 hour

Chavo Guerrero, Jr. defeated Randy Orton to become the new champion.

 

32nd CHAMPION

HANDLER
Brett McClendon

DATE
02 / 05 / 2006

REIGN
36 days

An hour after winning the title, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. awarded Michael Shane the Television Championship before retiring from in-ring competition.

33rd CHAMPION

REIGN #2

HANDLER
Craig Chalmers

DATE
03 / 12 / 2006

REIGN
42 days

Randy Orton defeated Michael Shane and Lance Storm (Corey Rich) to regain the championship.

34th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Corey Rich

DATE
04 / 22 / 2006

REIGN
10 seconds

Randy Orton awarded the championship to Mike Awesome as a thanks for support from Team Canada during his ascent to the main event.

 

35th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Corey Rich

DATE
04 / 22 / 2006

REIGN
43 days

Mike Awesome immediately awarded the championship to the leader of Team Canada, Lance Storm.

36th CHAMPION

HANDLER
James Parkin

DATE
06 / 03 / 2006

REIGN
64 days

Ken Kennedy defeated Lance Storm to become the new champion in a recreation of the Montreal Screwjob.

37th CHAMPION

REIGN #3

HANDLER
Josh Wharton

DATE
08 / 05 / 2006

REIGN
36 days

Kurt Angle defeated Ken Kennedy and The Rock (Kenneth Jamison) to become the new champion.

 

VACATED
09 / 09 / 2006

When SGW ceases operations, the championship is declared vacant indefinitely.

38th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Rick

DATE
10 / 31 / 2021

REIGN
301 days

The reigning SGW Full-Tilt Boogie Champion, Christopher Daniels, defeated the reigning SGW Golden Idol Champion, The Dragon Kid (Yolo) to unify their titles into the reactivated SGW Television Championship in the first ever Glutton for Punishment match.


 



Unified: 10/31/2021



Unified: 10/31/2021
 


DEFENSES
08/27/2022 -
SGW Game of Squids - lost to Ezekiel via Pinfall

39th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Dave

DATE
08 / 27 / 2022

REIGN
29 days

At SGW Game of Squids, Ezekiel defeated Christopher Daniels in a Title vs. Career match to become the new champion.

DEFENSES
09/24/2022 -
The Death of SGW - lost to John Cena via Pinfall

 

40th CHAMPION

HANDLER
Jay

DATE
09 / 24 / 2022

REIGN
Current

At The Death of SGW, John Cena defeated Ezekiel to become the new SGW Television Champion.

DEFENSES
10/29/2022 -
SGW WrestleBrawl IV - def. Bron Breakker (Rando) via Pinfall

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