Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) is a American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1993, Paul Heyman took over the creative end of the promotion from Eddie Gilbert and rechristened the promotion from Eastern Championship Wrestling to "Extreme... Mar 14, 2008 · Ok - RAW has the WWE Championship, and Smackdown has the World Heavyweight Championship. The WWE Championship is the same title Hulk Hogan wore years ago (essentially), and the World Heavy Weight Championship is a throwback to the belt that Ric Flair proudly wore in WCW years ago. Withstanding the fact that...

ECW subsequently seceded from the NWA and became Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). The ECW World Heavyweight Championship was thus established as having spun-off from the NWA title. It remained active until April 11, 2001 when ECW closed. Belt designs Edit It was an old belt, smashed up and literally duct taped back together and the word 'HARDCORE' written on the tape. When it was created it was to combat ECW. The belt looked bad, I imagine it was hard to carry around and although the division had its niche in WWE, they could have done it with a better belt.