|SCW Television Championship|
Julio Sanchez was the final SCW Television Champion
|Promotion||Steel City Wrestling|
|Date established||October 18, 1998|
The SCW Television Championship was a professional wrestling championship in Steel City Wrestling (SCW). The title was a secondary championship of the SCW promotion. It was the third singles championship established in SCW, having been introduced in 1998, in the finals of an eight-man tournament.
The inaugural champion was Don Montoya, who defeated Joey Centerfold in a tournament final on October 18, 1998 to become the first SCW Television Champion. Montoya and Lou Marconi are tied for the record of most reigns, with two each. At 140 days, Montoya's second reign is the longest in the title's history. Joey Matthews' third reign was the shortest in the history of the title lasting less than a day. He had previously been awarded the champion via forfeit when then champion, The Blue Meanie, failed to appear for a scheduled title defense. Matthews was attacked by Lou Marconi during his acceptance speech and lost the title in the impromptu match; Marconi was pinned for the belt by Tom Brandi that same night. Overall, there have been 8 reigns shared between 6 wrestlers with 1 deactivation.
|#||Order in reign history|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific wrestler listed|
|Location||The city in which the title was won|
|Event||The event in which the title was won|
|—||Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign|
|N/A||The information is not available or is unknown|
|1||Don Montoya||1||October 18, 1998||63||Irwin, Pennsylvania||Live event||Montoya defeated Joey Centerfold in a tournament final to become the first SCW Television Champion. Aired October 23, 1998 on tape delay.|||
|2||Lou Marconi||1||December 20, 1998||28||Irwin, Pennsylvania||Live event|||
|3||The Blue Meanie||1||January 17, 1999||123||Weirton, West Virginia||Live event|||
|4||Joey Matthews||1||May 20, 1999||<1||Irwin, Pennsylvania||Live event||Matthews won the championship due to forfeit.|||
|5||Lou Marconi||2||May 20, 1999||<1||Irwin, Pennsylvania||Live event|||
|6||Tom Brandi||1||May 20, 1999||16||Irwin, Pennsylvania||Live event|
|7||Don Montoya||2||June 5, 1999||140||Jeannette, Pennsylvania||Live event|||
|8||Julio Sanchez||1||October 23, 1999||N/A||Elizabeth, Pennsylvania||Uncivil War Tour '99|||
|—||Deactivated||—||2000||—||N/A||N/A||SCW closed during the summer of 2000, and the championship was retired.|
List of combined reigns
|Rank||Wrestler||No. of reigns||Combined
|2||The Blue Meanie||1||123|
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