Kevin Nash successfully defended his Elevation Championship three times, earning a shot at the SGW World Championship, which was held by his long-time best friend and Vegas Connection partner, Val Venis. In the clash of best friends in the main event of So-Called Rivals, Kevin Nash shocked the world and unseated the two-time World Champion and Hall of Famer to become the new SGW World Champion!
Kevin Nash becomes the first person to successfully cash in the Elevation Championship and become World Champion.
SGW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY With over a decade of history and the title lineage of seven companies unified within it, the SGW World Championship is without question one of the most prestigious championships in professional wrestling. Twenty individual handlers (and one famous movie star) have held the championship with a variety of superstars, making them made men for life. For the complete SGW World Title History, click here
Date Won - May 2, 2020 || Defeated - Team Tremendous
Title Defenses - 06.13.20 d. Team Tremendous and The Best Friends 07.11.20 vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico
The team of V.E.N.O.M. (Low-Ki and Ilja Dragunov) debuted with a bang after weeks and weeks of cryptic messages being sent to SGW. Led by Christian Michael Jakobi, the duo found themselves taking over a Tag Team title match originally scheduled for #1 contenders, The Best Friends. In the match, V.E.N.O.M made the most of it, becoming Tag Team Champions at People Who Hate Each Other Fighting.
SGW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE HISTORY Tag team wrestling has ebbs and flows but the SGW division always stayed fairly competitive throughout the tenure of the company. Such teams like the Dudley Boyz and Edge and Christian solidified the legitimacy of the titles while teams such as The Colossal Towers and Tha Tru Warriorz led to unpredictability within the division. For the complete SGW World Tag Team title history, clickhere
Date Won - June 27, 2020 || Defeated - Rhea Ripley
Title Defenses - n/a
Tessa Blanchard's return to Solid Gold Wrestling yielded championship gold as she and Rhea Ripley battled over who would become the first woman to hold the Elevation Championship as it transitioned "cycles" from the male roster to the female. Tessa is now three defenses away from a shot at the SGW Women's Championship.
SGW ELEVATION CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY The secondary title of SGW is a new creation. With the histories of the Intercontinental, Television, and United States Championships in the past, SGW has turned to a new, innovative idea. Though not an intergender title, the Eleation championship will alternate between the men's and women's rosters once a three-defense cycle is completed. This allows someone from each division to have the opportunity to "elevate" up the card into the main event with a shot at the championship. After three successful title defenses, the champion then has the opportunity to cash in the title in exchange for a shot at the SGW World or SGW Women's Championship. For the complete SGW Elevation title history, click here
Io Shirai took time away from Solid Gold Wrestling after the passing of her friend, Hana Kimura. Using this time to recharge and clear her head, it was announced at Supremacy that she would return at So-Called Rivals to challenge Jinny for the SGW World Women's Championship.
In a stunning event, Io managed to defeat Jinny, ending her 169 day reign as SGW Women's Champion. This reign was the longest individual reign by any champion in any division in SGW's 20 year history.
SGW WORLD WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY SGW predates the “revolution” currently ongoing in women’s wrestling, but plans to capitalize with the creation of a Women’s Championship. SGW does have a history of powerful, dominant women, such as Trish Stratus, Torrie Wilson, and Stacy Keibler, so the opportunity is wide open for someone new to blaze her own trail. For the complete SGW Women's title history, click here
SGW LIMITLESS CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY SGW looks to be ahead of the curve by offering a championship without any limits and promotes equality. The SGW Limitless Championship has no weight limit and is open to both male and female competitors. It truly is a one-of-a-kind championship to the world of professional wrestling. For the complete SGW Limitless title history, click here
Title Defenses - 05.16.20 d. Lightning Star 06.13.20 d. Team Kick
Sasha Banks and Bayley became the second-ever Twinstar Champions after defeated Team Kick (Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai), who were making their first defense as champions. In their first defense, Bayley and Sasha Banks defeated Lightning Star.
SGW WORLD TWINSTAR CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY SGW continues striving to stay ahead of the game in the world women's wrestling with the creation of tag team championships known as the Twinstar Titles. For the complete SGW World Twinstar title history, click here.
Date Won - June 13, 2020 || Defeated - 12-Man Gold Rush 3
Title Defenses - n/a
Original SGW owner, Terry Taylor, revealed the revival of the SGW Intercontinental Championship at No Peace in Brookyln.
It was announced by Edge and Christian that there will be a 12-man Gold Rush match at Supremacy to determine the new SGW Intercontinental Champion after preventing Terry Taylor from being convinced by former business partner, Arn Anderson, to hand the Intercontinental title over to Steve Corino and The Origin.
At Supremacy, Chris Jericho outlasted eleven other men to become the first Intercontinental Champion in almost 14 years, bringing championship gold to The Origin.
SGW INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY The Intercontinental Championship is the oldest championship in the company's illustrious 20 year history. Over ten SGW Hall of Famers have captured this title at some point in time during its history, and has had numerous SGW Championships unified with it. For the complete SGW IntercontinentalChampionship History, click here
Date Won - April 4, 2020 || Defeated - Cashed in the Golden Ticket
Title Defenses - 04.18.20 d. Danhausen 05.02.20 d. Zicky Dice 05.16.20 d. Christopher Daniels 05.30.20 d. Jay Briscoe 06.13.20 d. Adam Cole
Bryan Danielson defeated 29 other competitors to win the WrestleBrawl match on March 21st, 2020. As the holder of a brand new Golden Ticket, giving him the power to demand anything from the SGW Championship Committee, Bryan Danielson forged what he dubbed The REAL Solid Gold Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship, a brand new world championship that is unburdened by 20 years of history and lackluster former champions such as Tom Cruise.
In his first defense, Bryan Danielson defeated Danhausen. Later in the show, he decided his next defense will be against Zicky Dice. Danielson continues hand-selecting his opponents in an effort to prove that his championship is more valuable than the current SGW Championship with decades of lineage.
THE REAL SGW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY Bryan Danielson defeated 29 other competitors to win the WrestleBrawl match on March 21st, 2020. As the holder of a brand new Golden Ticket, giving him the power to demand anything from the SGW Championship Committee, Bryan Danielson forged what he dubbed The REAL Solid Gold Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship, a brand new world championship that is unburdened by 20 years of history and lackluster former champions such as Tom Cruise. For the complete REAL SGW World Championship History, click here
Date Won - May 23, 2020 || Defeated - John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dr. Wagner, Eddie Dennis, & Kenny Omega
Title Defenses - n/a
The six winners of tag team matches on the 5/9/20 edition of Shock were entered into a Six Pack Match to determine the first-ever Golden Idol Champion. On the 5/23/20 edition of Shock, Chris Dickinson shocked the world by winning his first championship in Solid Gold Wrestling, becoming the Golden Idol Champion and taking home the staff! His hard work has paid off tremendously.
SGW GOLDEN IDOL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY SGW always looks to be on the forefront of innovation in the things that they do. With the company expanding six months into its new incarnation, the need for a supplemental show was deemed necessary. With the new show, a new championship was created that in exclusive to SGW Shock - the SGW Golden Idol Championship. This staff gives the champion the ultimate power on Shock. For the complete SGW Golden Idol Championship History, click here