The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Television Championship was one of the more unusual belts in the history of wrestling, as the championship (with rare exceptions) could only be defended (and won) on television.
The title was created in 1974 by Mid-Atlantic Wrestling as a secondary title. It was known as the Mid-Atlantic TV Championship and then simply the NWA TV Championship a few years later. As Mid-Atlantic (later known as Jim Crockett Promotions) grew, the Title became known as the NWA World TV Championship. And upon what was then WCW's withdrawal from the NWA, the title became known as the WCW World TV Championship until its final deactivation on April 10, 2000.
The title was often defended in matches with a time limit of ten or fifteen minutes. More often than with other championships, title matches resulted in time limit draws and the champion retaining the belt. This was often used as a heat-building device to allow a heel champion to retain his title by the skin of his teeth.
- World Championship Wrestling
- Champion history - History of the wrestlers who have held the belt.
- Title matches - Matches in which the title was defended.
- Champion gallery - A gallery of all champions.