Today in Pro Wrestling History: On January 2, 1990, during an NWA Power Hour taping, a significant title change occurred. Arn Anderson defeated The Great Muta to win the NWA World Television Championship, marking his second reign with the title. This victory, aired on the January 12th edition of the show, solidified Anderson’s association with the World Television title.
Today In Pro Wrestling History (Jan 2): Double A Defeats Muta for the TV Title
Arn Anderson, a notable figure in professional wrestling, had a remarkable tenure as the NWA (later WCW) World Television Champion. His journey began when he first claimed the championship on January 4, 1986, defeating Wahoo McDaniel in a tournament final for the vacant title. This first reign lasted for 248 days.
After leaving WWF and returning to WCW in December 1989, Anderson quickly ascended to success by winning the NWA World Television Championship on January 2, 1990. This victory marked the beginning of his second reign, which was a significant period lasting for 336 days. During this time, the title played a key role in cementing Anderson’s reputation as a dominant television champion.
Over his career, Arn Anderson’s four reigns as champion accumulated to a total of 877 days, the longest combined reign in the history of the NWA/WCW World Television Championship.
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