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Ezekiel Jackson was the final ECW Champion.

The ECW World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It was the original world title of the Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion, later used in WWE as the world title of the ECW brand and one of three in WWE, complementing the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship. It was introduced as the ECW Heavyweight Championship on April 25, 1992. Originally a part of the Eastern Championship Wrestling promotion, which joined the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) on September 18, 1993. It was established as a world heavyweight championship in August 1994 following the promotion's secession from the NWA. The promotion became Extreme Championship Wrestling and the title became the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. It remained active until April 11, 2001 when ECW was closed and WWE subsequently purchased its assets. WWE relaunched ECW as a WWE brand in June 2006 with the title being recommissioned and designated as the ECW brand's world title. The brand dissolved February 16, 2010, rendering the title inactive.

The championship was contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. All title changes occurred at ECW or WWE shows. The inaugural champion was Jimmy Snuka, who defeated Salvatore Bellomo in a tournament final on April 25, 1992 to become the first ECW Heavyweight Champion. WWE, however, does not recognize ECW Heavyweight Championship reigns from April 1992 through August 1994. Instead they recognize Shane Douglas' second reign, which originally began on March 26, 1994, but is recognized as starting on August 27, 1994 – the same day the championship was renamed the ECW World Heavyweight Championship – as the inception of the title's history. The Sandman holds the record for most reigns, with five. At 406 days, Douglas' fourth reign is the longest in the title's history. Ezekiel Jackson's only reign was the shortest in the history of the title as it was retired as soon as he won it. He defeated the previous champion, Christian, on February 16, 2010 at an ECW television taping event. Overall, there have been 49 reigns shared between 32 wrestlers, with one vacancy, and 2 deactivations.

Title history Edit

Reign The reign number for the specific champion
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won

Names Edit

Name Years
ECW Heavyweight Championship 1992 – 1993
NWA-ECW Heavyweight Championship 1993 – 1994
ECW World Heavyweight Championship 1994 – 2001, 2006
ECW World Championship 2006 – 2007
ECW Championship 2007 – 2010

Reigns Edit

No. Champion Reign Date Days held Event
1 Jimmy Snuka 1 April 25, 1992 1 Live event
2 Johnny Hotbody 1 April 26, 1992 79 Live event
3 Jimmy Snuka 2 July 14, 1992 78 Live event
4 Don Muraco 1 September 30, 1992 47 Live event
5 The Sandman 1 November 16, 1992 138 Live event
6 Don Muraco 2 April 3, 1993 127 Hardcore TV
7 Tito Santana 1 August 8, 1993 32 Hardcore TV
8 Shane Douglas 1 September 9, 1993 23 Hardcore TV
9 Sabu 1 October 2, 1993 85 NWA Bloodfest
10 Terry Funk 1 December 26, 1993 90 Holiday Hell
11 Shane Douglas 2 March 26, 1994 385 Ultimate Jeopardy
12 The Sandman 2 April 15, 1995 196 Hostile City Showdown
13 Mikey Whipwreck 1 October 28, 1995 42 Hardcore TV
14 The Sandman 3 December 9, 1995 49 December to Dismember
15 Raven 1 January 27, 1996 252 Hardcore TV
16 The Sandman 4 October 5, 1996 63 Ultimate Jeopardy
17 Raven 2 December 7, 1996 127 Holiday Hell
18 Terry Funk 2 April 13, 1997 118 Barely Legal
19 Sabu 2 August 9, 1997 8 Born to be Wired
20 Shane Douglas 3 August 17, 1997 60 Hardcore Heaven
21 Bam Bam Bigelow 1 October 16, 1997 45 Hardcore TV
22 Shane Douglas 4 November 30, 1997 406 November to Remember
23 Taz 1 January 10, 1999 252 Guilty as Charged
24 Mike Awesome 1 September 19, 1999 89 Anarchy Rulz
25 Masato Tanaka 1 December 17, 1999 6 ECW on TNN
26 Mike Awesome 2 December 23, 1999 112 ECW on TNN
27 Taz 2 April 13, 2000 9 ECW on TNN
28 Tommy Dreamer 1 April 22, 2000 <1 CyberSlam
29 Justin Credible 1 162
30 Jerry Lynn 1 October 1, 2000 35 Anarchy Rulz
31 Steve Corino 1 November 5, 2000 63 November to Remember
32 The Sandman 5 January 7, 2001 <1 Guilty as Charged
33 Rhino 1 94
Deactivated April 11, 2001
34 Rob Van Dam 1 June 13, 2006 21 ECW
35 Big Show 1 July 4, 2006 152 ECW
36 Bobby Lashley 1 December 3, 2006 147 December to Dismember
37 Mr. McMahon 1 April 29, 2007 35 Backlash
38 Bobby Lashley 2 June 3, 2007 8 One Night Stand
Vacated June 11, 2007 Raw
39 John Morrison 1 June 24, 2007 69 Vengeance: Night of Champions
40 CM Punk 1 September 1, 2007 143 ECW
41 Chavo Guerrero 1 January 22, 2008 68 ECW
42 Kane 1 March 30, 2008 91 WrestleMania XXIV
43 Mark Henry 1 June 29, 2008 70 Night of Champions
44 Matt Hardy 1 September 7, 2008 127 Unforgiven
45 Jack Swagger 1 January 12, 2009 104 ECW
46 Christian 1 April 26, 2009 42 Backlash
47 Tommy Dreamer 2 June 7, 2009 49 Extreme Rules
48 Christian 2 July 26, 2009 205 Night of Champions
49 Ezekiel Jackason 1 February 16, 2010 <1 ECW
Deactivated February 16, 2010 ECW

Combined reigns Edit

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Record five-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion The Sandman

Shane Douglas at Alpha-1 April 2016

Shane Douglas, who reigned for a combined 874 days as champion. His fourth reign at 406 days is the longest single reign in the title's history.

Sii, Christian campeón de ECW

Christian is the longest reigning champion under the WWE banner, with a record of 205 days

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Shane Douglas 4 874
2 The Sandman 5 446
3 Raven 2 379
4 Taz 2 261
5 Christian 2 247
6 Terry Funk 2 208
7 Mike Awesome 2 201
8 Don Muraco 2 174
9 Justin Credible 1 162
10 Bobby Lashley 2 155
11 Big Show 1 152
12 CM Punk 1 143
13 Matt Hardy 1 127
14 Jack Swagger 1 104
15 Rhino 1 94
16 Sabu 2 93
17 Kane 1 91
18 Jimmy Snuka 2 79
Johnny Hotbody 1 79
20 Mark Henry 1 70
21 John Morrison 1 69
22 Chavo Guerrero 1 68
23 Steve Corino 1 63
24 Tommy Dreamer 2 49
25 Bam Bam Bigelow 1 45
26 Mikey Whipwreck 1 42
27 Jerry Lynn 1 35
Mr. McMahon 1 35
29 Tito Santana 1 32
30 Rob Van Dam 1 21
31 Masato Tanaka 1 6
32 Ezekiel Jackson 1 <1