The Extreme Championship Wrestling FTW (Fuck The World) Heavyweight Championship (also referred to as the Brooklyn World Championship) was an alternate world heavyweight championship in the professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling. This was similar to the Million Dollar Championship in the World Wrestling Federation in that it was not an officially sanctioned championship.
Taz lost the title only once, intentionally pulling an unconscious Sabu over himself on December 19 1998 (he was confident that he would defeat Shane Douglas in an upcoming title bout, and thus no longer needed the FTW Heavyweight Championship). Taz regained the title at Living Dangerously on March 21, 1999, where he unified the FTW Heavyweight Championship with the ECW World Heavyweight Championship (which he then held) by defeating Sabu in a title versus title match. Taz then began using only the ECW Heavyweight Championship title belt.
The FTW title was resurrected by Chris Chetti, who introduced the title to NWA Midwest on November 23, 2002 after losing the promotion's BMF Championship (essentially a hardcore championship). Chetti defended it in Maryland Championship Wrestling in 2003 and lost it to Danny Doring on the final MCW show on July 16, 2003 when Doring defeated MEWF Champion Romeo Valentino and Chetti in a three-way match to unify their titles with his MCW Heavyweight Championship. The FTW title was subsequently abandoned.
According to Taz on the Rise and Fall of ECW DVD, when he lost the new belt in a match against Sabu, Sabu was legitimately upset backstage over Taz's name being permanently displayed on the belt. From then on, whenever Sabu had the belt with him, he would cover the Taz logo with athletic tape and write "SABU" on it in magic marker.
|Taz||1||May 14, 1998||Queens, New York, New York||First champion(created title)|
|Sabu||1||December 19, 1998||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Taz||2||March 21, 1999||Asbury Park, New Jersey|
|Title retired||Unified with the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.|
|Chris Chetti||1||November 23, 2002||Grayslake, Illinois||Chetti reactivates the title in NWA Mid-West after losing the BMF Championship. He defends the title in Maryland Championship Wrestling.|
|Danny Doring||1||July 16, 2003||Glen Burnie, Maryland|
|Title retired||Title abandoned.|