ECW World Heavyweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Jimmy Snuka Salvatore Bellomo 4/25/1992 Mount Tabor, PA[1]
Johnny Hotbody Jimmy Snuka 4/26/1992 Philadelphia, PA
Jimmy Snuka (2) Johnny Hotbody 7/14/1992 Philadelphia, PA
Don Muraco Jimmy Snuka 9/30/1992 Philadelphia, PA
The Sandman Don Muraco 11/16/1992 Philadelphia, PA
Don Muraco (2) The Sandman 4/3/1993 Radnor, PA
Tito Santana Don Muraco 8/8/1993 Philadelphia, PA
Shane Douglas Tito Santana 9/9/1993 Roanoke, VA[2]
Sabu Shane Douglas 10/2/1993 NWA Bloodfest: Part 2
Terry Funk Sabu 12/26/1993 Holiday Hell
Shane Douglas (2) Terry Funk 3/26/1994 Ultimate Jeopardy[3]
The Sandman (2) Shane Douglas 4/15/1995 Hostile City Showdown
Mikey Whipwreck The Sandman 10/28/1995 Philadelphia, PA
The Sandman (3) Mikey Whipwreck 12/9/1995 December to Dismember[4]
Raven The Sandman 1/27/1996 Philadelphia, PA
The Sandman (4) Stevie Richards 10/5/1996 Ultimate Jeopardy[5]
Raven (2) The Sandman 12/7/1996 Holiday Hell
Terry Funk (2) Raven 4/13/1997 Barely Legal
Sabu (2) Terry Funk 8/9/1997 Born to be Wired
Shane Douglas (3) Sabu 8/17/1997 Hardcore Heaven[6]
Bam Bam Bigelow Shane Douglas 10/16/1997 New York, NY
Shane Douglas (4) Bam Bam Bigelow 11/30/1997 November to Remember
Taz Shane Douglas 1/10/1999 Guilty as Charged
Mike Awesome Taz 9/19/1999 Anarchy Rulz[7]
Masato Tanaka Mike Awesome 12/17/1999 ECW on TNN
Mike Awesome (2) Masato Tanaka 12/23/1999 ECW on TNN
Tazz (2) Mike Awesome 4/13/2000 ECW on TNN[8]
Tommy Dreamer Tazz 4/22/2000 CyberSlam
Justin Credible Tommy Dreamer 4/22/2000 CyberSlam
Jerry Lynn Justin Credible 10/1/2000 Anarchy Rulz
Steve Corino Jerry Lynn 11/5/2000 November to Remember[9]
The Sandman (5) Steve Corino 1/7/2001 Guilty as Charged[10]
Rhino The Sandman 1/7/2001 Guilty as Charged[11]

[1]: This was a tournament final.
[2]: Title awarded to Douglas by forfeit when Tito Santana didn’t show up for the match.
[3]: Douglas pinned Funk in an eight-man tag team Ultimate Jeopardy match which included Shane Douglas, Mr. Hughes and Public Enemy against Road Warrior Hawk, Kevin Sullivan, The Tazmaniac and Terry Funk. Due to a prematch stipulation, the title changed hands. Also, on August 27, 1994, Eastern Championship Wrestling was renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling once Shane Douglas denounced the NWA to break away and become their own seperate promotion.
[4]: This was a triple-threat match which also involved Steve Austin.
[5]: Stevie Richards substituted for Raven in a tag match that had as a stipulation that if he got pinned, Raven would lose the belt. The tag match ended up being The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer against Stevie Richards and Brian Lee.
[6]: Shane Douglas was victorious over both Sabu and Terry Funk in this three-way elimination match.
[7]: This was a three-way match also involving Masato Tanaka.
[8]: Even though Tazz was working for the WWF at the time, Vince McMahon allowed him to come over to ECW and squash Mike Awesome for the ECW world title belt because of his recent signing with WCW for the fear that Mike Awesome would take the belt with him.
[9]: This was a Double Jeopardy match also involving Justin Credible and The Sandman.
[10]: This was a Tables, Ladders, Chairs, and Canes match also involving Justin Credible.
[11]: On April 11, 2001, ECW shuts down and the WWF buys their assets, which makes Rhino the final REAL ECW world heavyweight champion.

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