The 10 greatest NWA/WCW Television Champions

#10 The Great Muta

Although The Great Muta was only a one-time WCW Television Champion, his impact and legacy made the Japanese legend a memorable TV Title holder. First appearing in NWA/WCW in 1989, Muta battled the likes of Ric Flair and Lex Luger, but these rivalries paled in comparison to the one Muta shared with Sting. In September 1989, the innovator of the Shining Wizard defeated WCW’s face-painted franchise at a Live Event in Atlanta to capture the Television Championship.

The Great Muta’s victory solidified his reputation in the United States as he successfully defended the title against tough opponents like Dick Murdoch and Eddie Gilbert during his 121 days as champion. Sting tried to reclaim the title from the competitor from The Land of the Rising Sun on multiple occasions, but ultimately failed. In the end, it was the muscle of The Four Horsemen, Arn Anderson, who brought an end to Muta’s sole TV Title reign.