TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… MARCH 4th: RVD no longer rules TV

DATELINE: MARCH 4, 2000 – ECW ARENA – PHILADELPHIA, PA


Rob Van Dam is forced to vacate the ECW World Television Championship after holding it exactly 700 consecutive days, due to suffering a broken ankle.

RVD’s championship reign is the longest in ECW title history. It began when he defeated Bam Bam Bigelow on March 1, 1998 at Living Dangerously ’98.

After Van Dam relinquished the belt, Super Crazy would capture it 8 days later, after beating Rhyno in a tournament final at Living Dangerously 2000


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The ECW television championship is best recognized as being held by Rob Van Dam for 2 years, however, many legends have held the belt. This title never made it to the WWE revival in 2006, but its legacy is forever remembered.



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