|EAW Openweight Championship|
|The current Openweight Championship belt with default strap|
The EAW Openweight Championship is a professional e-wrestling championship in Elite Answers Wrestling (EAW). It is currently part of the Showdown brand and is an interbranded championship. It was first established on Showdown when it was announced that the Extreme Enigma Elimination Match competitors would compete for the championship at Pain for Pride X.
The first match to decide the EAW Openweight Champion happened at Pain for Pride X, announced to be defended inside of the Extreme Enigma Elimination Match for that year. The match would result in Ryan Marx being crowned as the first champion, defeating Target Smiles, Solomon Caine and Tarah Nova, in the match.
Unlike many of the championship that are included in EAW, The EAW Openweight Championship has a set of rules and regulations for the its division. The Openweight Championship can only be defended against a representative from one brand at a given time, moving towards the next brand to be unable to challenge for the championship, until all brands have been challenged. Each match will be contested under singles match rules, with No Count-Outs with the championship able to change hands via disqualification, but an intentional disqualification is used at the referee's discretion. The defense of the championship can be done on a weekly show or at an exclusive Free-Per-View, unless they decide for it to be at an interbranded FPV. If the champion is able to defend his championship against each of the opposing brand's representatives, he is allowed the relinquish the championship for a chance to face their brand's world champion in a title match. If the champion chooses not to relinquish the championship after the necessary defenses, he will continue to defend his championship against new representatives. With each defense, he could still use the opportunity to relinquish the championship for the world championship match but loses the opportunity once he has lost the championship. When a champion has relinquished the championship for the title shot, each brand will select a representative to compete in a Three-Way Dance Match to crown a new champion and order for future challenges to be made.
The inaugural champion was Ryan Marx after he defeated Target Smiles, Solomon Caine and Tarah Nova at Pain for Pride X. There has been one official champion, with Ryan Marx having the most reigns with one. The longest and shortest reigning champion is Ryan Marx, who held the title for approximately One hundred sixty (160) days between Pain for Pride X and Showdown: Kingsroad. The last to hold the championship was Cameron Ella Ava, who defeated Stark and Sheridan Müller for the vacant championship at EAW King of Elite (2018). The title is currently vacant, and will contested for at Pain For Pride in a Fatal 4-Way match featuring a representative from each of the EAW brands.
|Reign||The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed|
|#||Indicates what number the reign is|
|Event||The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won|
|N/A||The information is not available or is unknown|
|—||Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign|
|Name||Span of Time|
|EAW Openweight Championship||June 25, 2017–present|
As of June 21, 2018.
- † indicates reigns and title changes not recognized by EAW.
|Ryan Marx||1||Pain for Pride X||June 25, 2017||160||Defeated Target Smiles, Tarah Nova and Solomon Caine in the Extreme Enigma Elimination Match to become inaugural champion.|
|Ryan Marx chose to relinquish the championship on November 9, 2017 so he could insert himself into the EAW Championship match at Kingsroad.|
|Cameron Ella Ava||1||King of Elite 2018||January 6, 2018||120||Defeated Stark and Sheridan Müller for the vacant championship.|
|Cameron Ella Ava chose to relinquish the championship on April 14, 2018 so she could challenge Rex McAllister for the EAW Championship at Wrath of the Dragon.|