SMW Beat the Champ Television Championship

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SMW "Beat the Champ" Television Championship
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Tracy Smothers was the first SMW "Beat the Champ" Television Champion
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Promotion Smoky Mountain Wrestling
Date establishedDecember 12, 1992
Date retiredMay 20, 1995

The SMW "Beat the Champ" Television Championship was the secondary singles championship for the Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) professional wrestling promotion. The title was created in 1992 and was active until SMW closed on November 26, 1995. The storyline concept of the title was that the champion would defend his title every week against a "randomly drawn" opponent. For each successful defense of the belt, the wrestler won $1,000, and if the champion could win five title matches in a row, including the title win, then the title was vacated and the champion received a $5,000 bonus.

Title history

Key
No.Overall reign number
ReignReign number for the specific champion
DaysNumber of days held
<1Reign lasted less than a day
No.ChampionChampionship changeReign statisticsNotesRef.
DateEventLocationReignDays
1 Tracy Smothers December 12, 1992 SMW Live event Morristown, Tennessee 158Defeated Jimmy Golden, The Dirty White Boy and Killer Kyle in a four-way elimination tournament final. Aired January 16, 1993 on SMW TV 
2 The Nightstalker February 8, 1993 SMW Live event Jellico, Tennessee 1<1Aired February 20, 1993 on SMW TV 
3 Tim Horner February 8, 1993 SMW Live event Jellico, Tennessee 121Aired March 6, 1993 on SMW TV 
4 Bobby Eaton March 1, 1993 SMW Live event Sevierville, Tennessee 149Aired March 27, 1993 on SMW TV 
5 Brian Lee April 19, 1993 SMW Live event Barbourville, Kentucky 155Aired May 1 1993 on SMW TV 
Vacated June 7, 1993Lee won five consecutive matches. 
6 Bobby Blaze June 7, 1993 SMW Live event Cumberland, Kentucky 121Defeated The Dirty White Boy. Aired June 26, 1993 on SMW TV 
7 The Dirty White Boy June 28, 1993 SMW Live event Buchanan County, Virginia 149Won the title under a mask as The Mighty Yankee. Aired July 17, 1993 on SMW TV 
Vacated August 16, 1993The Dirty White Boy won five consecutive title matches. 
8 Jimmy Del Ray August 16, 1993 SMW Live event Clinton, Tennessee 128Defeated Ricky Morton. Aired September 4, 1993 on SMW TV 
9 Robert Gibson September 13, 1993 SMW Live event Oakwood, Virginia 1<1Aired September 18, 1993 on SMW TV 
10 The Dirty White Boy September 13, 1993 SMW Live event Oakwood, Virginia 218Aired September 25, 1993 on SMW TV 
Vacated October 1, 1993The Dirty White Boy voluntarily surrendered the championship, claiming he didn't want to wrestle anyone but Brian Lee. 
11 Tim Horner October 4, 1993 SMW Live event Jellico, Tennessee 263Defeated Juicy Johnny. Aired November 6, 1993 on SMW TV 
Vacated December 6, 1993Horner injured by Prince Kharis 
12 Tracy Smothers December 6, 1993 SMW Live event Jefferson, North Carolina 2<1Defeated Jimmy Del Ray. Aired December 11, 1993 on SMW TV 
13 Chris Candido December 6, 1993 SMW Live event Jefferson, North Carolina 135Aired January 8, 1994 on SMW TV 
14 Robbie Eagle January 10, 1994 SMW Live event Chilhowie, Virginia 128Aired February 5, 1994 on SMW TV 
15The HornetFebruary 7, 1994 SMW Live event Jellico, Tennessee 1<1Aired February 26, 1994 on SMW TV 
16 Killer Kyle February 7, 1994 SMW Live event Jellico, Tennessee 128Aired March 12, 1994 on SMW TV 
17Mike FurnasMarch 7, 1994 SMW Live event Dungannon, Virginia 128Aired March 19, 1994 on SMW TV [1]
18 Bruiser Bedlam April 4, 1994 SMW Live event Clinton, Tennessee 128Aired April 16, 1994 on SMW TV 
Vacated May 2, 1994Bedlam won five consecutive title matches. 
19 Kendo the Samurai May 2, 1994 SMW Live event Harriman, Tennessee 336Defeated Chris Hamrick in a tournament final. Aired June 6, 1994 on SMW TV 
20 Tracy Smothers June 7, 1994 SMW Live event Loudon, Tennessee 328Bobby Blaze, not Tim Horner, played Kendo the Samurai in this match. Aired June 18, 1994 on SMW TV 
Vacated July 5, 1994Smothers won five consecutive title matches. 
21 Chris Candido July 5, 1994 SMW Live event Ashe County, North Carolina 234Defeated Scott Studd. Aired July 23, 1994 on SMW TV 
22 Lance Storm August 8, 1994 SMW Live event Saltville, Virginia 128Aired August 27, 1994 on SMW TV 
23 Boo Bradley September 5, 1994 SMW Live event Cumberland, Kentucky 128Aired September 24, 1994 on SMW TV 
24 Scott Studd October 3, 1994 SMW Live event Morganton, North Carolina 1<1Aired October 15, 1994 on SMW TV 
25 Bryant Anderson October 3, 1994 SMW Live event Morganton, North Carolina 135Aired October 29, 1994 on SMW TV 
Vacated November 7, 1994Anderson won five consecutive title matches. 
26 Brian Lee November 8, 1994 SMW Live event Oakwood, Virginia 227Defeated The Nightmare (Ted Allen). Aired December 10, 1994 on SMW TV 
27 Buddy Landel December 5, 1994 SMW Live event Princeton, West Virginia 163Aired December 31, 1994 on SMW TV 
Vacated February 6, 1995Landel won five consecutive title matches. 
28Boo BradleyFebruary 6, 1995 SMW Live event Lenoir, North Carolina 2<1Defeated The Wolfman. Aired February 18, 1995 on SMW TV 
29Billy BlackFebruary 6, 1995 SMW Live event Lenoir, North Carolina 128Aired March 4, 1995 on SMW TV 
Vacated March 6, 1995Championship vacated when Black left SMW. 
30 Killer Kyle March 6, 1995 SMW Live event Lenoir, North Carolina 238Defeated Boo Bradley. Aired March 25, 1995 on SMW TV 
31 Bobby Blaze April 13, 1995 SMW Live event Warrensville, North Carolina 237Aired April 29, 1995 on SMW TV 
DeactivatedMay 20, 1995Blaze last defended the title that same night, defeating Al Snow, the title was never mentioned again. 

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