For as long as I have remembered I have loved Professional Wrestling and everything about it. As a kid I would spend all Saturday morning, Saturday evening (TBS 6:05) and then Saturday night watching. This is not mentioning Sundays.
I loved the wrestlers and I really loved the titles. So over the next few weeks I will do a spotlight on the belts of my childhood including the ones I have collected.
Todays entry will focus on the NWA Television Belt. I fell in love with this belt simply because it was always defended on NWA programs. Sometimes the stipulation was that you could only win the title if you beat the champion in the first ten minutes. Most often the challenger would win at the 11 or 12 minute mark and win the match, but not the title.
Some of my all time favorites held this title namely Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Sting, Stunning ( Not yet Stone Cold) Steve Austin, and Mike Rotunda.
A few years back circa 2010 Brandon and I went to the NWA Legends reunion and we came across a belt table. I held up the TV title with pride as Brandon snapped the picture. Now fast forward to 2021 I came across one for sale and I was able to acquire it. The pictures are eleven years apart, but my love for this belt still is strong. So enjoy the pictures of Belt #1, The NWA Television Belt.
Favorite Wrestler to hold this Belt: Arn Anderson