The WEW World Championship, formerly known as the Nathan Parker World Championship, is the premier championship title in the World Elite Wrestling federation, currently on the Adrenaline brand. The first champion was Slash, who won the belt at WEW's Battlefield pay-per-view. Shady Layne has the most reigns with the championship belt with three. Shady Layne's third reign is the longest reign in the WEW World Championship's history at 442 days; Rhiannon's first and Shady Layne's second reigns both tie as the shortest reigns in the belt's history, both ending at 43 days. A common misconception about the championship belt is that it is a Heavyweight belt. However, WEW has made it known that the word "Heavyweight" has been left off of the belt purposely so that no weight divisions would be set on it, allowing Starlets (WEW's female wrestlers) to compete for the belt.
The first champion was to be decided in a match featuring the 2011 WEW King of the Ring and the winner of a series of Beat The Clock matches. Originally, SM Raye held the King of the Ring crown, but was defeated by Sayge Jemson for the crown, and thus lost his title shot for the World Championship. Also, a battle royal was held to give one lucky person entry into the World Championship match; a match that was won by Slash. After four week of Beat the Clock matches, Twin K was named the one with the fastest time, thus he moved on to the pay-per-view match at Battlefield along with Sayge and Slash. After walking out of the match, Jemson gave up her chance to win the title after having broken a nail, and later on in the match Slash pinned Twin to become the inaugural champion. Slash was defeated a few days after reaching over 100 days of being champion by Ryan Cavallari, who recieved the shot by winning the TV Championship. The championship was vacated on July 7, 2012 when WEW came to the terms of Ryan Cavallari's release. During a press conference following the release of Ryan Cavallari, the General Manager of Adrenaline, Nathan Parker, officially dubbed the World Championship as the "Nathan Parker World Championsihp" to erase the bad history left behind from the past title holders. The new holder was decided on the very next Adrenaline show at the end of an 8-man one night tournament, which was won by Ryan Jackson. On the October 14th edition of Adrenaline (which aired on the 21st), the new General Manager, Haylee Beaulieu, announced that the Nathan Parker Championship would be made defunct following Nathan's release and immediately reinstated as the World Championship. Jackson became the longest reigning WEW World Champion on October 26, 2012 when surpassing Slash's reign. A triple threat ladder match at Free Fall to Fury for the World Championship would end in a draw, with both Ryan Jackson and Shady Layne pulling down the World Championship in a collective effort. On February 8, 2013, Shady Layne would get her rematch with Ryan in a ladder match in the Main Event of a Vegas themed Adrenaline Super Show, and after outside interference from Adam Taylor and Kameron Copeland, Shady Layne was able to bring down the championship, becoming the new World Champion. Layne's reign was cut short by a concussion caused by her challenger at the time, Rhiannon. Adrenaline's then-reigning Adrenaline General Manager Haylee Beaulieu made the decision to strip the championship from Layne and put it up against Rhiannon, due to her assisting Haylee Beaulieu, and the 2012 Legacy Cash-In Case winner, Jazzy Lynch at the Retribution pay-per-view. Rhiannon defeated Jazzy Lynch at Retribution to become the new World Champion. Rhiannon was originally set to face Gabriel Asar, the 2013 Retribution Rumble winner, at Legacy: Hawaii, but due to a clause in Adrian Quinn's contract that was made just before Haylee Beaulieu's firing, he was also entered into the match. Three weeks before the event, Shady Layne made her return and was later entered into the match as well, making it a Fatal Four-Way. At Legacy: Hawaii, Shady pinned Adrian Quinn at the same moment Rhiannon pinned Gabriel Asar, but only Shady's pin was recognized and the referee's decision was to declare Shady the new World Champion and present her with the brand new World Championship. Layne would lose the belt a month later to her rival Rhiannon at the Beach Brawl pay-per-view. Layne went on to regain the championship belt from Rhiannon at the Crossroads pay-per-view to end the long-standing rivalry between the two. In her third reign, Shady has become the longest reigning champion in WEW history after passing Rhiannon's 295 day Women's Championship reign. On January 18, 2015, the longest-reign in WEW history came to an end when Declan Kennedy was manipulated into stripping Shady of her championship with the hoax that he was saving his job; however, Kennedy was then fired by The Board.