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The World Wrestling Network (WWN) Championship was a professional wrestling championship owned by the World Wrestling Network promotion. The inaugural champion was crowned on April 1, 2017, when Matthew Riddle defeated Fred Yehi, Jon Davis, Parrow, Timothy Thatcher and Tracy Williams in a six-man elimination match.

History

On November 23, 2016, WWNLive, the governing body overseeing promotions such as Evolve and Full Impact Pro (FIP), announced the creation of the WWN Championship. The champion would defend the title across all promotions under the WWNLive umbrella. Each promotion was asked to send their representative for an elimination match on April 1, 2017, at Mercury Rising 2017 to determine the inaugural champion. Former Evolve Champion and Evolve Tag Team Champion Drew Galloway was the first entrant into the match on February 22. Over the following weeks, Fred Yehi, Jon Davis, Matt Riddle, Parrow and Tracy Williams were added to the match. At Mercury Rising 2017, Timothy Thatcher was added to the match, while Galloway was pulled out, after suffering a storyline injury at the hands of Keith Lee. It was later revealed that this had been done due to Galloway having re-signed with WWE. Riddle went on to win the six-way elimination match to become the inaugural WWN Champion.

On July 13, 2019 the WWN Championship was unified with the Evolve Championship at EVOLVE 131 when Evolve Champion Austin Theory defeated WWN Champion JD Drake in a winner takes all match.

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