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Florida Championship Wrestling
Acronym FCW
Founded 2007
Style Professional wrestling
Headquarters Tampa, Florida
Founder(s) Steve Keirn
Owner(s) Steve Keirn
Parent World Wrestling Entertainment
Website FCWwrestling.info

Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) is a professional wrestling promotion based on the former independent Championship Wrestling from Florida promotion, which operated from 1961 until 1987.[1] Currently, the promotion serves as the official developmental territory for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[2][3]

Contents

History

The promotion, in its current form, was started by Steve Keirn in 2007[4] to be WWE's second developmental territory when they ended their relationship with the Georgia-based Deep South Wrestling in early 2007.[5] It became their sole developmental territory in early 2008 when they ceased affiliation with Ohio Valley Wrestling.[3]

FCW logo (2007–2008)

FCW's debut show was on June 26, 2007 at Tampa, Florida's Dallas Bull. A 21 man Battle Royal was held during the show, to crown the first ever FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion.[6] The next year the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship was introduced,[7] with Jake Hager becoming the first champion at a February 15 show after surviving a Battle Royal and defeating Ted DiBiase, Jr..[8] The FCW Florida Tag Team Championship was also introduced in February, with the Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eddie Colón and Eric Perez) beating Steven Lewington and Heath Miller to win it in the finals of a one night tournament.[9] The singles titles were later unified, keeping the "Florida Heavyweight" name.[10]

Their weekly television program debuted on Bright House Sports Network as of October 5, 2008 and can be seen every Sunday night at 6:00pm.[11]

On July 7, 2008, WWE confirmed that FCW was based on the original independent, Championship Wrestling from Florida promotion, which operated from 1961 until 1987.[1]

Championships

Championship reigns are determined by professional wrestling matches, in which competitors are involved in scripted rivalries. These narratives create feuds between the various competitors, which cast them as villains and heroes. Some reigns were held by champions using a ring name, while others used their real name.

Active Championships

FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship

The FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling heavyweight championship owned by the developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW); it is contested for in their heavyweight division. The championship was created and debuted on February 15, 2008 at a FCW live event.[12][13]

FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Justin Gabriel
Date won September 24, 2009[12][14]
Promotion Florida Championship Wrestling
Date established February 15, 2008[12][13]
# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily.

Statistics correct as of March 19, 2010

# Wrestlers[15][16] Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1
Jake Hager/Jack Swagger
1
02008-02-15 February 15, 2008
&0000000000000216.000000216
Hager defeated Ted DiBiase, Jr. after both were the final two men remaining in a 23-man battle royal. On March 22, 2008, Hager defeated Southern Heavyweight Champion Heath Miller to unify the two championships and become the undisputed heavyweight champion in FCW.
2
O'Shaunessy, SheamusSheamus O'Shaunessy
1
02008-09-18 September 18, 2008
&0000000000000084.00000084
Tampa, Florida
Live event
3
Eric Escobar
1
02008-12-11 December 11, 2008
&0000000000000077.00000077
Tampa, Florida
FCW TV
4
Hennig, JoeJoe Hennig
1
02009-02-26 February 26, 2009
&0000000000000021.00000021
Tampa, Florida
FCW TV
5
Drew McIntyre
1
02009-03-19 March 19, 2009
&0000000000000084.00000084
Tampa, Florida
FCW TV
McIntyre defeated Eric Escobar in a singles match after Hennig was forced to turn in his title due to injury.
6
Tyler Reks
1
02009-06-11 June 11, 2009
&0000000000000063.00000063
Tampa, Florida
FCW TV
7
Heath Slater
1
02009-08-13 August 13, 2009
&0000000000000042.00000042
Tampa, Florida
FCW TV
8
Justin Gabriel
1
02009-09-24 September 24, 2009
&0000000000000176.000000176+
Tampa, Florida
FCW TV
This was a "Best two out of three falls" match

FCW Florida Tag Team Championship

FCW Florida Tag Team Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Joe Hennig and Brett DiBiase[12][17]
Date won January 14, 2010[12][18]
Promotion Florida Championship Wrestling
Date established February 23, 2008[12][13][19]

The FCW Florida Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship owned and copyrighted by the developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW); it is contested for in their tag team division. The championship was created and debuted on February 23, 2008 at a FCW live event.[12][13][19]

There have been a total of 9 reigns, among 13 different wrestlers and 7 different teams.[12] Statistics correct as of March 19, 2010

# Wrestlers[20][21] Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1
1
02008-02-23 February 23, 2008
&0000000000000029.00000029
The Puerto Rican Nightmares defeated Steve Lewington and Heath Miller in the finals of a one-night tournament to become the first champions.[19]
2
Brad Allen and Nic Nemeth
1
02008-03-23 March 23, 2008
&0000000000000023.00000023
3
2
02008-04-15 April 15, 2008
&0000000000000021.00000021
4
Drew McIntyre and Sanders, StuStu Sanders
(The Empire)
1
02008-05-06 May 6, 2008
&0000000000000072.00000072
5
3
02008-07-17 July 17, 2008
&0000000000000031.00000031
6
Gavin Spears and Nic Nemeth (2)
1
02008-08-17 August 17, 2008
&0000000000000025.00000025
7
Heath Miller/Sebastian Slater[1] and Hennig, JoeJoe Hennig
1
02008-09-11 September 11, 2008
&0000000000000049.00000049
8
D.H. Smith and Wilson, TJTJ Wilson
(The New Hart Foundation)
1
02008-10-30 October 30, 2008
&0000000000000042.00000042
9
Curtis, JohnnyJohnny Curtis and Tyler Reks
1
02008-12-11 December 11, 2008
&0000000000000140.000000140
FCW TV
10
Caylen Croft and Trent Barreta
(The Dude Busters)
1
02009-04-30 April 30, 2009
&0000000000000084.00000084
FCW TV
11
Justin Gabriel and Kris Logan
1
02009-07-23 July 23, 2009
&-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000
FCW TV
12
Bo Rotundo and Duke Rotundo
(The Rotundos)
1
02009-07-23 July 23, 2009
&0000000000000119.000000119
FCW TV
13
Caylen Croft (2), Trent Barreta (2) and Curt Hawkins
(The Dude Busters)
1
02009-11-19 November 19, 2009
&0000000000000056.00000056
FCW TV
Hawkins and Croft won the titles. Defended by any two members under the Freebird Rule.[17]
14
Hennig, JoeJoe Hennig (2) and DiBiase, BrettBrett DiBiase
(The Fortunate Sons)
1
02010-01-14 January 14, 2010
&0000000000000064.00000064+
FCW TV
Defeated Croft and Baretta.[18]
List of combined reigns
Indicates the current champions
By team
Rank [2] Team # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Curtis, JohnnyJohnny Curtis and Tyler Reks 1 140
2 Bo Rotundo and Duke Rotundo
(The Rotundos)
1 119
3 Caylen Croft and Trent Barreta
(The Dude Busters)
1 84
4 Colón, EddieEddie Colón and Perez, EricEric Perez
(The Puerto Rican Nightmares)
3 81
5 Drew McIntyre and Sanders, StuStu Sanders
(The Empire)
1 72
6 Hennig, JoeJoe Hennig and DiBiase, BrettBrett DiBiase 1 64+
7 Caylen Croft, Trent Barreta and Curt Hawkins
(The Dude Busters)
1 56
8 Heath Miller/Sebastian Slater[3] and Hennig, JoeJoe Hennig 1 49
9 D.H. Smith and Wilson, TJTJ Wilson
(The New Hart Foundation)
1 42
10 Gavin Spears and Nic Nemeth 1 25
11 Brad Allen and Nic Nemeth 1 23
12 Justin Gabriel and Kris Logan 1 0
By wrestler
Rank [4] Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Curtis, JohnnyJohnny Curtis 1 140
1 Tyler Reks 1 140
1 Caylen Croft 2 140
1 Trent Barreta 2 140
5 Bo Rotundo 1 119
5 Duke Rotundo 1 119
7 Hennig, JoeJoe Hennig 2 113+
8 Colón, EddieEddie Colón 3 81
8 Perez, EricEric Perez 3 81
10 Drew McIntyre 1 72
10 Sanders, StuStu Sanders 1 72
12 DiBiase, BrettBrett DiBiase 1 64+
13 Curt Hawkins 1 56
14 Heath Miller/Sebastian Slater 1 49
15 Nic Nemeth 2 48
16 D.H. Smith 1 42
16 Wilson, TJTJ Wilson 1 42
18 Gavin Spears 1 25
19 Brad Allen 1 23
20 Justin Gabriel 1 0
20 Kris Logan 1 0

Queen of FCW

Queen of FCW
Details
Current champion(s) AJ Lee
Date won February 04, 2010
Promotion Florida Championship Wrestling
Date established February 5, 2009
  Round One Round Two Finals
                           
  1  Angela Pin  
2  Rosa Mendes  
  1  Angela Pin  
  3  Girl From Mexico  
3  Girl From Mexico Pin
  4  Saylor James  
    1  Angela Pin
  5  Alicia Fox
  5  Alicia Fox Pin  
6  Penny Cash  
  5  Alicia Fox Pin
  8  Tiffany  
7  Courtney Taylor
  8  Tiffany Pin  
# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1
Savannah
1
02009-02-05 February 5, 2009 210 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Defeated Alicia Fox in a tournament final. [22]
2
Mia Mancini
1
02009-09-03 September 3, 2009 154 Tampa, Florida FCW TV
3
AJ Lee
1
02010-02-04 February 4, 2010 43+ Tampa, Florida FCW TV

Defunct championships

FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship

FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Florida Championship Wrestling
Date established June 26, 2007
Date retired March 22, 2008

The FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship was the top professional wrestling title of Florida Championship Wrestling, a developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment. It has since been retired after being unified with the current top title in FCW, the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship.

# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Harry Smith 1 02007-06-26 June 26, 2007 112 Tampa, Florida Live event Won a 21-man battle royal to become the first champion.[23]
2 Afa, Jr. 1 02007-10-16 October 16, 2007 46 New Port Richey, Florida Live event Declared winner when Smith could not make referee's ten count.[23]
3 TJ Wilson 1 02007-12-01 December 1, 2007 17 New Port Richey, Florida Live event This was a ladder match.[23]
4 Ted DiBiase, Jr. 1 02007-12-18 December 18, 2007 32 New Port Richey, Florida Live event [23]
5 Heath Miller 1 02008-01-19 January 19, 2008 63 New Port Richey, Florida Live event Awarded title when partner Ted DiBiase, Jr. was unable to defend it due to injury.[24]
6 Jake Hager 1 02008-03-22 March 22, 2008 0 New Port Richey, Florida Live event Unified with the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship.[25]

Roster

Male wrestlers

Ring name Real name Notes
Alberto Banderas Alberto Rodriguez [26]
Alex Riley Kevin Kiley [27]
Big E Langston Ettore Ewen [28]
Bo Rotundo Taylor Rotunda [29]
Brett DiBiase Brett DiBiase Florida Tag Team Champion[30]
Cable Jones Lamar Braxton Porter [31]
Cliff Compton Cliff Compton [32]
Conrad Tanner Kyle Rasmussen [33]
Curt Hawkins Brian Myers [34]
Derrick Bateman Michael Hutter [35]
Donny Marlow Tevita Fifita [36]
Drake Brewer Joe Doering [37]
Duke Rotundo Windham Rotunda [38]
Eli Cottonwood Kipp Christianson [39]
G-Rilla George Murdoch [40]
Hunico Unknown [41]
Jackson Andrews Steven Slocum [42]
Jacob Novak Unknown [43]
Jimmy Uso Jonathan Fatu [44]
Joe Hennig Joseph Hennig Florida Tag Team Champion[45]
Johnny Curtis Jonathan Curtis [46]
Johnny Prime Jon Emminger [47]
Jules Uso Joshua Fatu [48]
Kaval Brandon Silvestry [49]
Leo Kruger Ray Leppan [50]
Mason Ryan Barri Griffiths [51]
Percy Watson Chris McNeil [52]
Richie Steamboat Richard Blood, Jr. [53]
Rudy Parker Adam Atherton [54]
Tito Nieves Orlando Colón [55]
Titus O'Neill Thaddeus Bullard [56]
Wes Brisco Wes Brisco [57]

Female wrestlers

Ring name Real name Notes
AJ Lee April Jeanette Queen of FCW[58]
Aksana Zivile Raudoniene Valet of Eli Cottonwood
Occasional wrestler[59]
Courtney Taylor Beverly Mullins [60]
Jamie Keyes Brittany Beede [61]
Jemma Palmer Jemma Palmer Signed recently, has received her Visa, debuting in March.[62]
Liviana Karlee Perez Ring girl
Ocassional wrestler[63]
Naomi Night Trinity McCray [64]
Tamina Sarona Snuka Valet of Donny Marlow, Jimmy & Jules Uso, and G-Rilla.[65]

Other on-air employees

Ring name Real name Notes
Byron Saxton Bryan J. Kelly Play-by-play commentator.[66]
Dusty Rhodes Virgil Runnels, Jr. Color commentator.
Hall Of Famer.
Also head creative writer.[67]
Howard Finkel Howard Finkel Ring announcer.
Hall Of Famer.[68]
Norman Smiley Norman Smiley Lieutenant General manager.
Steve Keirn Steve Keirn General manager.
Also head trainer.[69]

Stables and tag teams

Team name Members Notes
The Dudebusters Caylen Croft and Trent Beretta
The Fortunate Sons Brett DiBiase and Joe Hennig Florida Tag Team Champions
The Rotundos Bo Rotundo and Duke Rotundo
The South Beach Boys Darren Young and Percy Watson
Donny Marlow, Jimmy & Jules Uso, G-Rilla and Tamina

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Simple English

Florida Championship Wrestling
Details
Acronym FCW
Established 2007[1]
Style Professional wrestling
Location Tampa, Florida[2]
Founder(s) Steve Keirn[2]
Owner(s) Steve Keirn[2]
Parent World Wrestling Entertainment[2]
Website FCWwrestling.com

Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) is a professional wrestling promotion based in Tampa, Florida.[2] It is the official developmental territory for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[2][3]

Contents

History

The promotion, in its current form, was started by Steve Keirn in 2007[1] to be WWE's second developmental territory when they ended their relationship with the Georgia-based Deep South Wrestling in early 2007.[4] It became their only developmental territory in early 2008 when they ended affiliation with Ohio Valley Wrestling.[3]

FCW's first show was on June 26 2007 at Tampa, Florida's Dallas Bull. A 21 man Battle Royal was held during the show, with Harry Smith booked to win and become the first ever FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion.[5] The next year the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship was introduced,[6] with Jake Hager becoming the first champion at a February 15 show after surviving a Battle Royal and defeating Ted DiBiase, Jr..[7] The FCW Florida Tag Team Championship was also introduced in February, with the Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eddie Colón and Eric Perez) beating Steven Lewington and Heath Miller to win it in the finals of a one night tournament.[8] The singles titles were later unified, keeping the "Florida Heavyweight" name.[9]

FCW currently runs shows every Tuesday at Bourbon Street nightclub,[10] as well as spot shows on other nights at other venues in and around the Central Florida area. They are also in the getting ready to start a weekly television series when get a public restroom built in.[11]

Roster

Champions

Championships Current champion(s) Date won
FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship Mason Ryan July 22, 2010
FCW Florida Tag Team Championship Derrick Bateman and Johnny Curtis August 12, 2010
FCW Divas Championship June 10, 2010

Defunct championships

Championships Last champion(s) Date Disbanded Notice
FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship Jake Hager 2008 Unified with FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship.[9]

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References

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