For anyone that was wondering if the recently re-surfaced FTW Championship is the same one Taz had in ECW during the 1990s, Taz himself confirmed it is in fact the original.
A person on Twitter asked Taz whether or not the title he unveiled on the second night of Fyter Fest on July 8, Taz revealed that it is the original. He awarded the belt to Brian Cage, who was originally set to wrestle Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship but the match was postponed due to Moxley being in quarantine after coming into contact with his wife Renee Young who tested positive for COVID-19.
Original. https://t.co/5kMXoYPTkq— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) July 9, 2020
According to PWInsider, the FTW title was never owned by ECW, therefore it did not transfer over to WWE's ownership. In actuality, The belt was designed, created and owned by Taz and holds the copyright for the actual design of the title belt.
Taz debuted the FTW Championship in May 1998 as an unrecognized title belt to rival the ECW World Championship. Sabu would be the only other man to hold the title, and in the interim, Taz became ECW Champion. The two would square off at Living Dangerously 1999 and unify the titles. It would never be used again.
Moxley and Cage will face off for the AEW title at Fight For The Fallen, taking place on July 15.