The belt was first created back in the year 1980, making it the second oldest belt in FWE’s history, right behind the FWE Championship. The first-ever champion was Silvio Valant, who defeated Ugo Fantozzi to win the belt. Silvio’s short but memorable reign is considered by many European wrestling fans to be the prototype of the heel world champion reign, as he surrounded himself with various goons, creating the first stable in the company’s history, Sulmona's Finest.
The belt was eventually unified with the EWA European Championship in 1994, following a Ladder match that featured Yamato Man (FWE) and Scrooge McDuck (EWA).
The belt was retired on February 18th, 2015 by Gear Valant, following FWE's debut, and replaced by the FWE Television Championship as the secondary belt of the new Blitzkrieg roster. However, the belt was brought back to replace the FWE Television Championship by El Presidente on June 3rd, 2015.
The belt has been one of the two hearts of FWE's rich mid-card division for 35 years now, and many consider it as superior to the FWE Intercontinental Championship. If someone manages to win the belt, then it's very probable that they have greatness in their future.
The current champion is El Presidente, who retired the FWE Television Championship and brought back the FWE European Championship on June 3rd, 2015.
List of champions
Note: Will slowly be completed.
|Wrestler||Date Won||Date lost||Days as champion||Event||Notes|
|The Boss||November 10, 2013||January 26, 2014||78 days||Clockwork 2013||The Boss defeated Chuck Greene for the belt in a Ladder match.|
|Homer Simpson||January 26, 2014||April 23, 2014||88 days||High Noon 2014||Homer defeated The Boss in a Tables match.|
|Applejack||April 21, 2014||May 25, 2014||35 days||TBD|
|Aries||May 25, 2014||August 31, 2014||99 days||TBD||Aries defeated Applejack in a simple 1-on-1 match after screwing Trevor Philips out of the #1 Contender status.|
|Darryl Kent||August 31, 2014||February 18, 2015||172 days||TBD||Kent was voted by the crowd to go 1-on-1 against Aries, and defeated the Robot Master. He won with the 37% of the votes over Trevor Philips (30%), Mordecai (18%) and Dan (25%). Darryl held the belt until it was retired.|
|RETIRED||February 18, 2015||June 3, 2015||N/A||N/A||The belt was retired by Gear Valant to make place for the FWE Television Championship.|
|El Presidente||June 3, 2015||N/A||7 days and counting.||N/A||El Presidente retired the FWE Television Championship and brought back the FWE European Championship.|
|Record:||Record holder:||Record number:||Notes:|
|Most reigns||Stan Smith||5||Every time Stan held the belt, it was renamed the FWE Euro-American Championship. Gear Valant and Niko Bellic arrive in second, having both held the belt for four times through-out their careers|
|Longest reign||Ronald "Ronnie" McCrea||239 days||Ronnie won the the belt at No Way Out 2007 and lost the belt at Heartburn 2007 against Sal Mustella.|
|Shortest reign||Sal Mustella||1 day||Hilariously enough, after Sal won the belt from Ronnie at Heartburn 2007, he lost it back to Ronnie the night after on SPADES, due to the intervention of Toru "Bull" Sato.|