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Timeline: IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship

Timeline: IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship

In a relatively brief amount of time, the IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship has emerged as a unifying force on the indie wrestling scene. Though the championship has only been around for a year and a half, in that time it has been defended in 17 promotions, in 13 different states, against dozens of different opponents.

Six wrestlers have held the IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship:

  1. Jonathan Gresham: 126 Days, 7 Defenses
  2. Tracy Williams: 309 Days, 17 Defenses
  3. Orange Cassidy: 146 Days, 16 Defenses
  4. Kris Statlander 14 Days, 1 Defense
  5. Orange Cassidy 104 Days, 6 Defenses
  6. Erick Stevens 1 Day, 2 Defenses
  7. Warhorse Current Champion, 4 Defenses

All of them have been excellent representatives of independent wrestling and their combined efforts have served to make the IWTV Championship what it is today.

Recently IWTV debuted a new title design for the Independent Wrestling Championship. This new design honors and reflects the history of the championship, as promotions that have hosted championship defenses are featured on plates affixed to the title. New plates will continue to be added as defenses are made in new places, making the championship an evolving monument to its own history.

Below is a complete and chronological list of Independent Wrestling Championship matches. You will find that the title has already been defended against brawlers, mat wrestling specialists, high flyers, veterans, up-and-comers, and all points in between.

Jonathan Gresham vs Joey Lynch - IWTV Futures, Old Forge, Pennsylvania, 10/22/17

01: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs Flip Gordon - Beyond Wrestling, Apocalypse Dudes, Worcester, Massachusetts, 10/29/17

02: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs Nick Gage - IWTV Wazzup, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11/25/17

03: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs Sonjay Dutt - NOVA Pro, Such Great Heights, Annandale, Virginia, 12/28/17

04: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs Tracy Williams - Beyond Wrestling, Heavy Lies the Crown, Worcester, Massachusetts, 12/31/17

05: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs Mike Quackenbush - Beyond Wrestling, Spirit Of 76, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1/27/18

06: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs Martin Stone - Beyond Wrestling, WWR Pre-Game Show, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1/28/18

07: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs Martin Stone vs Tracy Williams - Beyond Wrestling, Abbondanza, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2/25/18

New Champion: "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams

08: Tracy Williams (c) vs Colt Cabana - Beyond Wrestling, Hope, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 3/18/18

09: Tracy Williams (c) vs Kimber Lee - Beyond Wrestling, Lit Up, Kenner, Louisiana, 4/5/18

10: Tracy Williams (c) vs Joey Janela - Beyond Wrestling, Welcome Home, Worcester, Massachusetts, 4/29/18

11: Tracy Williams (c) vs Jonathan Gresham vs Logan Easton LaRoux - NOVA Pro, Threat Of Joy, Annandale, Virginia, 5/11/18

12: Tracy Williams (c) vs Tessa Blanchard - Women's Wrestling Revolution, All Day, Worcester, Massachusetts, 5/27/18

13: Tracy Williams (c) vs Arik Royal - ACTION Wrestling, ACTION For The Armed Forces, Tyrone, Georgia, 6/29/18

14: Tracy Williams (c) vs Arik Royal - NOVA Pro, American Slang 18, Fairfax, Virginia, 7/6/18

15: Tracy Williams (c) vs Wheeler YUTA - Beyond Wrestling, Americanrana 2018, Worcester, Massachusetts, 7/29/18

16: Tracy Williams (c) vs Shotzi Blackheart - Women's Wrestling Revolution, Facelift, Worcester, Massachusetts, 8/26/18

17: Tracy Williams (c) vs Tom Lawlor - Beyond Wrestling, Somebody's Farewell, Probably, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 9/16/18

18: Tracy Williams (c) vs Jordynne Grace - NOVA Pro Project 4, Fairfax, Virginia, 9/21/18

19: Tracy Williams (c) vs Kevin Ku - Southern Underground Pro, Don't Look In The Basement East, Nashville, Tennessee, 9/23/18

20: Tracy Williams (c) vs Travis Huckabee - Beyond Wrestling, Please Come Back, Worcester, Massachusetts, 9/30/18

21: Tracy Williams (c) vs Tony Deppen - TRUE Wrestling, Pursuit To The Top, Berwick, Pennsylvania, 10/6/18

22: Tracy Williams (c) vs Kobe Durst - Freelance Wrestling, Too Legit To Quit, Chicago, Illinois, 12/14/18

23: Tracy Williams (c) vs Hallowicked - Beyond Wrestling, Extreme Warfare Revenge, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 12/16/18

24: Tracy Williams (c) vs Orange Cassidy - Beyond Wrestling, Heavy Lies The Crown 18, Worcester, Massachusetts, 12/31/18

New Champion: "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy

25: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Eddie Kingston - St. Louis Anarchy, Gateway To Anarchy 2018, Alton, Illinois, 1/11/19

26: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Tommy Boy Floyd - TRUE Wrestling, Beginnings, Berwick, Pennsylvania, 1/12/19

27: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Puf - Wild/Zero, Love Will Tear Us Apart, Syracuse, New York, 1/13/19

28: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Bobby Shields - Flying V Fights, Fight Or Flight, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1/25/19

29: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Stokely Hathaway - IWTV Grammys Street Fight, Parking Garage In An Undisclosed Location, 2/10/19

30: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Chris Dickinson - ICW New York, Party And Bullshit, Queens, New York, 2/15/19

31: Orange Cassidy (c) vs John Silver - NYWC, Psycho Circus 17, Long Island, New York, 2/23/19

32: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Tom Lawlor - Black Label Pro, Whoomp! There It Is, Crown Point, Indiana, 3/9/19

33: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Puf vs Joey Ryan vs Dick Justice vs Anthony Greene - Wild/Zero, Ceremony, Syracuse, New York, 3/17/19

34: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Darin Corbin - F1RST Wrestling, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 3/21/19

35: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Jonathan Gresham - IWTV Family Reunion, Jersey City, New Jersey, 4/4/19

36: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Bryan Alvarez - Black Label Pro, Adventures In Wrestling, Jersey City, New Jersey, 4/5/19

37: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Kylie Rae - Beyond Wrestling, Uncharted Territory Episode Three, Worcester, Massachusetts, 4/17/19

38: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Jordynne Grace - Beyond Wrestling, Uncharted Territory Episode Six, Worcester, Massachusetts, 5/8/19

39: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Joey Janela - ICW New York, What's Beef?, New York City, New York, 5/18/19

40: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Kris Statlander - IWTV Midwest Mixtape, Chicago, Illinois, 5/26/19

New Champion Kris Statlander

41: Kris Statlander (c) vs Kimber Lee vs Orange Cassidy - Beyond Wrestling Secret Show, Boston, Massachusetts, 6/9/19

New Champion "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy

42: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Hallowicked - Flying V Fights: Sweet Summer Heat, Silver Spring, Maryland, 7/13/19

43: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Kikutaro, Best Two Out Of Three Falls - ICW New York, Respect The Game, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, 7/27/19

44: Orange Cassidy (c) vs RD Evans - Beyond Wrestling Americanrana 19, Mashantucket, Connecticut, 7/28/19

45: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Shawn From Michael's - Xtremely Serious Wrestling Show Of Honor: For Love Or Money, New York City, New York, 8/24/19

46: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Erick Stevens - Black Label Pro Turbo Graps 16, Summit, Illinois, 9/21/19

New Champion Erick Stevens

47: Erick Stevens (c) vs Jake Something vs Tom Lawlor vs Gary Jay - Black Label Pro Turbo Graps 16, Summit, Illinois, 9/21/19

48: Erick Stevens (c) vs Warhorse - Black Label Pro Turbo Graps 16, Summit, Illinois, 9/21/19

New Champion Warhorse

49: Warhorse (c) vs Wheeler YUTA vs DL Hurst - Beyond Wrestling All Hands On Deck, Westerly, Rhode Island, 9/22/19

50: Warhorse (c) vs Alan Angels - Action Wrestling Founders Day Festival, Tyrone, Georgia, 10/5/19

51: Warhorse (c) vs Joey Lynch - Clash At Carpet City 2, Dalton, Georgia, 10/5/19

52: Warhorse (c) vs Matthew Justice - Southern Underground Pro You're Next, Nashville, Tennessee, 10/6/19