List of TNA Television Champions

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Final champion Lashley

The TNA Television Championship was a professional wrestling championship owned by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) professional wrestling promotion.[1][2] Being a professional wrestling championship, it is won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline. All title changes have occurred at TNA-promoted events thus far. Title changes that occur on TNA's television program Impact Wrestling (also known as TNA Impact! until May 3, 2011) usually air on tape delay and as such are listed with the day the tapings occurred, rather than the air date.

The title was introduced by Booker T as the "TNA Legends Championship" on the October 23, 2008 episode of Impact!.[3] Since its introduction, the title has gone under several different names. It continued as the Legends Championship until Eric Young renamed it the "TNA Global Championship" during his first reign on the October 29, 2009 episode of Impact!.[4] During A.J. Styles' second reign, it was named the "TNA Television Championship" on the July 29, 2010 episode of Impact!.[5] It remained under this name until July 3, 2014, when TNA Executive Director Kurt Angle deactivated the title.[6] It was reactivated a year later when TNA renamed it the TNA King of the Mountain Championship and held a King of the Mountain match at their Slammiversary pay-per-view (PPV) event on June 28 between Jeff Jarrett, Matt Hardy, Young, Drew Galloway, and Bobby Roode.[7] Jarrett won the match and the championship, and as a result of Jarrett being GFW founder, the title was also featured in GFW along with TNA.[1][2]

The inaugural champion was Booker T.[3] Eric Young holds the record for most reigns, with three, and is the only wrestler to hold the title under all four of its incarnations. The longest reign in the title history is Abyss' second reign at 396 days. PJ Black and Lashley's only reigns hold the record for shortest reign in the title's history at one day. Abyss holds the record for combined days as champion, with 460. Overall, there have been 25 reigns shared among 19 wrestlers, with three vacancies and one deactivation.

Title history

Names
Names Dates Ref(s).
TNA Legends Championship October 23, 2008 – October 29, 2009 [3]
TNA Global Championship October 29, 2009 – July 22, 2010 [4]
TNA Television Championship July 22, 2010 – July 3, 2014 [5][6]
TNA King of the Mountain Championship June 28, 2015 – August 12, 2016 [7]

Reigns

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref(s).
1 Booker T 1 October 23, 2008 143 Las Vegas, Nevada TNA Impact Booker T declared himself the first champion after he unveiled the title belt. The title was then known as the TNA Legends Championship and was unsanctioned by TNA in the storyline. [3][8][9]
2 A.J. Styles 1 March 15, 2009 126 Orlando, Florida Destination X (2009) On the March 19, 2009 episode of Impact!, A.J. Styles was credited as becoming the first-ever TNA Grand Slam Champion thanks to winning the TNA Legends Championship. The title became officially sanctioned by the promotion after this title change. [10][11][12][13]
3 Kevin Nash 1 July 19, 2009 3 Orlando, Florida Victory Road (2009) [14][15]
4 Mick Foley 1 July 22, 2009 25 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact Mick Foley teamed with Bobby Lashley against TNA Legends Champion Kevin Nash and TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle in a Tag Team match, in which if a champion was pinned he lost his title. Foley pinned Nash to become the new champion. This episode aired on tape delay on July 30, 2009. [16][17]
5 Kevin Nash 2 August 16, 2009 63 Orlando, Florida Hard Justice (2009) [18][19]
6 Eric Young 1 October 18, 2009 101 Irvine, California Bound for Glory (2009) Eric Young renamed the title the "TNA Global Championship" on the October 29, 2009 episode of TNA Impact!. [4][20][21]
7 Rob Terry 1 January 27, 2010 167 Cardiff, Wales Live event [22][23]
8 A.J. Styles 2 July 13, 2010 145 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact This episode aired on tape delay on July 22, 2010. A.J. Styles renamed the title the "TNA Television Championship" on the July 29, 2010 episode of TNA Impact!. [5][24][25]
9 Douglas Williams 1 December 5, 2010 35 Orlando, Florida Final Resolution (2010) [26][27]
10 Abyss 1 January 9, 2011 64 Orlando, Florida Genesis (2011) [28][29]
Vacated March 14, 2011 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact The title was vacated due to Abyss being unable to defend it after suffering a storyline injury. This episode aired on tape delay on March 17, 2011. [30][31]
11 Gunner 1 March 14, 2011 64 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact Gunner defeated Murphy and Rob Terry in a Three Way match to win the vacant title. This episode aired on tape delay on March 17, 2011. Impact was re-branded Impact Wrestling on May 3, 2011 at the scheduled episode tapings. [30][31][32]
12 Eric Young 2 May 17, 2011 180 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on May 26, 2011. [33][34]
13 Robbie E 1 November 13, 2011 126 Orlando, Florida Turning Point (2011) [35][36]
14 Devon 1 March 18, 2012 192 Orlando, Florida Victory Road (2012) [37]
[38]
Vacated September 26, 2012 The title was vacated due to contract negotiations between TNA and Devon breaking off. [39]
15 Samoa Joe 1 September 27, 2012 70 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling Samoa Joe defeated Mr. Anderson to win the vacant title. [40][41]
16 Devon 2 December 6, 2012 178 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling [42][43]
17 Abyss 2 June 2, 2013 396 Boston, Massachusetts Slammiversary XI [44][45]
Deactivated July 3, 2014 TNA Executive Director Kurt Angle declared the title inactive. The championship had not been defended, seen, or even mentioned throughout the entirety of Abyss's reign. [6]
18 Jeff Jarrett 1 June 28, 2015 29 Orlando, Florida Slammiversary (2015) The title was reactivated by TNA on June 25, 2015 and renamed the "TNA King of the Mountain Championship." Jeff Jarrett defeated Matt Hardy, Drew Galloway, Eric Young, and Bobby Roode in a King of the Mountain match to win the reactivated championship. [2]
Vacated July 27, 2015 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling The title was vacated after Jeff Jarrett became TNA General Manager. This episode aired on tape delay on August 12, 2015. [46]
19 PJ Black 1 July 27, 2015 1 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling PJ Black defeated Lashley, Chris Mordetzky, Eric Young, and Robbie E in a King of the Mountain match to win the vacant title. This episode aired on tape delay on August 12, 2015. [46]
20 Bobby Roode 1 July 28, 2015 162 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on September 2, 2015. [47]
21 Eric Young 3 January 6, 2016 73 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on January 12, 2016. With this victory, Young becomes the only wrestler to win this championship under all four of its incarnations. [48]
22 Bram 1 March 19, 2016 35 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling: Sacrifice This was contested in Falls Count Anywhere match. This episode aired on tape delay on April 26, 2016. [49]
23 Eli Drake 1 April 23, 2016 82 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling Drake invoked his Feast or Fired contract after Bram had been attacked by Lashley.
This episode aired on tape delay on May 31, 2016.
[50]
24 James Storm 1 July 14, 2016 28 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on August 4, 2016. [51]
25 Lashley 1 August 11, 2016 1 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling This was a Winner Takes All match, also for Lashley's TNA World Heavyweight Championship and TNA X Division Championship. [52]
Deactivated August 12, 2016 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling Lashley unified the championship with his TNA World Heavyweight Championship, however at the August 13, 2016 tapings of Impact Wrestling, TNA President Billy Corgan announced that the title would be deactivated and retired. This episode aired on tape delay on August 18, 2016. [53]

Combined reigns

The longest-reigning and two-time champion Abyss
Record three-time champion Eric Young. Young is the only wrestler to have held the title under all four of its incarnations.
Indicates the current champion

As of September 20, 2017.

Rank[A] Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Abyss 2 460
2 Devon 2 370
3 Eric Young 3 354
4 A.J. Styles 2 271
5 Rob Terry 1 167
6 Bobby Roode 1 162
7 Booker T 1 143
8 Robbie E 1 126
9 Eli Drake 1 82
10 Samoa Joe 1 70
11 Kevin Nash 2 66
12 Gunner 1 64
13 Bram 1 35
Douglas Williams 1 35
15 Jeff Jarrett 1 29
16 James Storm 1 28
17 Mick Foley 1 25
18 Lashley 1 1
PJ Black 1 1

See also

Footnotes

A. ^ Each wrestler's total number of days as champion is ranked highest to lowest; wrestlers with the same number are tied for that certain rank.

References

General

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External links

  • Impact Wrestling.com
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