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Triple Crown Championship

Triple Crown Championship


The Triple Crown Championship is an
accomplishment in professional wrestling. It is a distinction made to a
professional wrestler who has won three of a single promotion’s championships;
specifically, two levels of singles championships and a tag team
championship. National promotions that officially
recognize Triple Crown winners include World Wrestling Entertainment, Total
Nonstop Action Wrestling, and Ring of Honor, as well as the defunct World
Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling. Notable
independent promotions such as Ohio Valley Wrestling also have established a
version of the Triple Crown. National promotions
=WWE=In WWE the term Triple Crown Champion
has traditionally been used to describe a wrestler who has won the WWE
Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, and the World Tag Team
Championship. For a span of nearly eighteen years, from 1979 up through
1997, these were the only three championships of the company, and a
wrestler who won all three championships was considered a “Triple Crown
Champion.” Until the 1990s, the accomplishment was extremely rare, with
Pedro Morales remaining the sole Triple Crown Champion for more than a decade.
Following the brand extension in 2002, the World Heavyweight Championship and
the WWE Tag Team Championship became alternate titles that can compose part
of the Triple Crown. Since the unification of the company’s two world
championships and two tag team championships, the only three current
Triple Crown championships of WWE are the WWE World Heavyweight,
Intercontinental, and WWE Tag Team Championships.
CM Punk holds the record for completing the Triple Crown Championship in the
shortest amount of time between the first and third title. It took him 203
days between June 2008 and January 2009. This broke Diesel’s previous record of
227 days set in 1994, which is notable, as Diesel had only been with the company
for a year and a half at the time. List of WWE Triple Crown Champions
The following is a list of WWE Triple Crown Champions with dates indicating
the wrestler’s first reign with the respective championship.
=World Championship Wrestling=The World Championship Wrestling Triple
Crown consisted of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, the WCW United
States Heavyweight Championship and the WCW World Tag Team Championship. When
Bret Hart and Goldberg won the WCW World Tag Team Championship, they both became
Triple Crown Champions at the same time. List of WCW Triple Crown Champions
=Extreme Championship Wrestling=The Extreme Championship Wrestling
Triple Crown consisted of the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, the ECW World
Television Championship and the ECW World Tag Team Championship. It is
unknown if Rob Van Dam is considered an ECW Triple Crown Champion, due to his
reign taking place in the WWE. List of ECW Triple Crown Champions
=Total Nonstop Action Wrestling=In Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, the
TNA Triple Crown was an accolade bestowed upon those who won all three
championships regularly contested in TNA between 2002 and 2007 – the NWA World
Heavyweight Championship, the TNA X Division Championship and the NWA World
Tag Team Championship. It was unknown whether or not those who won the NWA
World Heavyweight and NWA World Tag Team Championships before or after TNA’s
acquisition and usage of the belts would qualify for the Triple Crown.
In May 2007, TNA lost the rights to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and
the NWA World Tag Team Championship and introduced the TNA World Heavyweight
Championship and the TNA World Tag Team Championship. On July 8, 2007, TNA
stated that, should the then-TNA X Division Champion Samoa Joe win the TNA
World Tag Team Championship, this would leave him “just one step shy of becoming
only the second Triple Crown Champion”. This indicates that the TNA World
Heavyweight Championship and the TNA World Tag Team Championship are part of
the existing Triple Crown accolade. List of TNA Triple Crown Champions
The following is a list of TNA Triple Crown Champions with dates indicating
the wrestler’s first reign with the respective championship. Under TNA’s
definition of the Triple Crown Championship, wrestlers are eligible to
be a multiple Triple Crown champion each time they complete a new circuit. To
date, only A.J. Styles has won the TNA Triple Crown on more than one occasion,
as well as being the only wrestler to hold all of the eligible championships.
=Ring of Honor=The Ring of Honor Triple Crown
originally was defined as the ROH World Championship, the ROH World Tag Team
Championship, and the ROH World Television Championship. It was later
amended so that the World Championship and any combination of the Television,
Tag Team or ROH Pure Championship would qualify.
List of ROH Triple Crown Champions Regional/independent promotions
=Ohio Valley Wrestling=Ohio Valley Wrestling is an independent
regional promotion that at various points served as a developmental
territory for WWE and TNA. Their version consists of the OVW Heavyweight
Championship, the OVW Television Championship and the OVW Southern Tag
Team Championship. List of OVW Triple Crown Champions
=Maryland Championship Wrestling=Maryland Championship Wrestling is an
independent regional promotion. Their version consists of the MCW Heavyweight
Championship, the MCW Tag Team Championship, and MCW Rage Television
Championship.=Combat Zone Wrestling=
Combat Zone Wrestling is an independent regional promotion. Their version
consists of the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, the CZW World Tag Team
Championship, CZW Wired TV Championship and CZW World Junior Heavyweight
Championship.=Full Impact Pro=
Full Impact Pro is an independent regional promotion. Their version
consists of the FIP World Heavyweight Championship, the FIP Florida Heritage
Championship and the FIP Tag Team Championship.
=All American Wrestling=All American Wrestling is an independent
regional promotion. Their version consists of the AAW Heavyweight
Championship, the AAW Heritage Championship and the AAW Tag Team
Championship. See also
Grand Slam Championship References

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