The LWL Global Internet Championship is a professional wreslting world television championship created and promoted by War Hawks Entertainment Inc. for the LWL brand. It is one of 3 tertiary championships for WHEI's roster, alongside the WHEI European Championship on the Raw brand, Hardcore Championship on the SmackDown brand. The current champion is Goldberg who is in his first reign.
The title was created in season 2 as a way to even out the championships after the cruiserweight title brought the number of titles on Raw to 5. General Manager Stephanie Hudson-Lytle decided on the name when her husband Ironman suggested she make herself a World Television Championship like the ones WCW and ECW used to have. She liked the idea but changed the name to fit the fact they weren't actually on TV. Despite this the title serves the same basic function as a Television championship and is regarded as such among the roster.
Despite bearing the LWL name the title is currently assigned to the SmackDown brand due to the champion Strowman being drafted to SmackDown during the season 3 draft
The championship was created in season 3 following the reintroduction in real life of the brand split and the introduction of a new cruiserweight championship on the Raw brand. The name was chosen as a play on the old world television championships of WCW and ECW while serving the same function.
Initial tournament Edit
To crown the first champion a 16 man tournament was scheduled with the finals taking place at the Firework Factory pay per view that July. The initial plan was to have Xerios vs. William Afton in the finals, with the bracket lined up that way. However due to the non predetermined nature of the Universe Mode things didn't quite work out that way. With Afton being eliminated in the first round and Xerios in the second. War Hawks member Robert wound up winning the tournament and would go on to hold it into season 3.
|First Rond||Quarter Finals||Semi Finals||Finals||
|Xerios Kubisa def. Kerry Von Erich||Kane ('98) def. Xerios Kubisa||Kane ('98) def. Eddie Guerrero||Robert Gallon def. Kane ('98)||Robert Gallon|
|Kane ('98) def. Rikishi|
|Heath McDaniel def. The Godfather||Eddie Guerrero def. Heath McDaniel|
|Eddie Guerrero def. Mr. McMahon ('01)|
|Samoa Joe def. Dude Love||Bo Dallas def. Samoa Joe||Robert Gallon def. Bo Dallas|
|Bo Dallas Def. William Afton|
|Robert Gallon def. Diesel||Robert Gallon def. Alberto Del Rio|
|Alberto Del Rio def. Tye Dillinger|
Championship belt design Edit
Season 1 Edit
When the title was introduced in season 2 it looked vastly different from the other titles on the roster. For one it had a red strap with strange designs on it. The centerplate was circular with a fire red color to it, with the green LWL logo on at the top and a globe in the middle. It had Internet Champion splashed across the globe in different colors. The side plates were rectangles with the logos of Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube on them as well as a trollface for good measure. The plates were also the colors of the logos in a lighter tone so they matched.
Season 2 Edit
In season two the title got an update, the strap was now green to match the brand, while the trollface was placed on the centerplate with a rage face. The centerplate itself was now a globe with "Global Internet" in light font with a red and green background respectively over the glove, and Champion in normal font toward the bottom. The side plates were now in the shape of a shield, and the trollface had been replaced by the reddit logo.
Brand designation Edit
|Red||Championship moved to the Raw brand|
|Blue||Championship moved to the SmackDown brand|
|Green||Championship moved to the LWL brand|
|Date Of Transition||Notes|
|(Green) May 26, 2017||created for the LWL brand to be the tertiary championship|
|(Blue) August 3, 2018||Moved to the SmackDown brand when champion Braun Strowman is drafted there|
|(Green) August 29, 2018||Moved back to LWL when Strowman is defeated by Shane McMahon|
|1||Robert Gallon||1||July 17, 2017||Firework Factory (2017)||Won a 16 Man Tournament to be crowned the first champion. Only champion of Season 2|
|2||Braun Strowman||1||August 3, 2018||SmackDown Live||Defeated Gallon on the SmackDown before the draft. Subsequently drafted to SmackDown taking the title with him.|
|3||Shane McMahon||1||August 29, 2018||LWL: Lethal Wrestling Legends||Defeated Strowman by submission in a Triple Threat Falls Count Anywhere Match to bring the title back to LWL|
|4||Undertaker ('98)||1||September 16, 2018||School Of Pain (2018)||Defeated McMahon to win the title at School Of Pain|
|5||Goldberg||1||October 23, 2018||Hog Wild (2018)||Defeated Undertaker to win the title|