List of TNA Television Champions

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Two-time champion A.J. Styles

The TNA Television Championship was a professional wrestling television championship owned by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion. Despite its name, it has no rules associated with television programs or events. The title was introduced by Booker T as the "TNA Legends Championship" on the October 23, 2008 episode of TNA's television program TNA Impact!.[1] It continued under that name until Eric Young renamed it the "TNA Global Championship" during his first reign on the October 29, 2009 episode of Impact!.[2] Its current name came about during A.J. Styles' second reign, when it was retitled the "TNA Television Championship" on the July 29, 2010 episode of Impact!. It was retired on July 3, 2014, by the storyline Executive Director Of TNA Kurt Angle.[3]

Being a professional wrestling championship, the title 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. Reigns that occurred on Impact!, or its later title Impact Wrestling, usually air on tape delay and as such are listed with the day the tapings occurred, rather than the air date. The inaugural champion was Booker T, who unveiled the title belt and declared himself the first champion on the October 23, 2008 episode of Impact!.[1] Abyss, Devon, Kevin Nash, Styles, and Young share the record for most reigns, with two each. The longest reign in the title history is Abyss' second reign at 396 days. Nash's first reign holds the record for shortest reign in the title's history at three days. Abyss holds the record for combined days as champion, with 460. The final champion was Abyss, who was in his second reign.[4] He defeated Devon at TNA's Slammiversary XI pay-per-view event on June 2, 2013 to become champion.[5][6] Overall, there have been 17 reigns shared among 12 wrestlers, with two vacancies.

Title history[edit]

Names
Names Dates Ref(s)
TNA Legends Championship October 23, 2008 — October 29, 2009 [2][7]
TNA Global Championship October 29, 2009 — July 22, 2010 [2][3]
TNA Television Championship July 22, 2010 — July 3, 2014 [3]

Reigns[edit]

# 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
No. Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref.
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. [1][7][8]
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. [9][10][11][12]
3 Kevin Nash 1 July 19, 2009 3 Orlando, Florida Victory Road (2009) [13][14]
4 Mick Foley 1 July 22, 2009 25 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! 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. [15][16]
5 Kevin Nash 2 August 16, 2009 63 Orlando, Florida Hard Justice (2009) [17][18]
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!. [2][19][20]
7 Rob Terry 1 January 27, 2010 167 Cardiff, Wales Live event [21][22]
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!. [3][23][24]
9 Douglas Williams 1 December 5, 2010 35 Orlando, Florida Final Resolution (2010) [25][26]
10 Abyss 1 January 9, 2011 64 Orlando, Florida Genesis (2011) [27][28]
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. [29][30]
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. [29][30]
12 Eric Young 2 May 17, 2011 180 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on May 26, 2011. [31][32]
13 Robbie E 1 November 13, 2011 126 Orlando, Florida Turning Point (2011) [33][34]
14 Devon 1 March 18, 2012 192 Orlando, Florida Victory Road (2012) [35][36]
Vacated September 26, 2012 The title was vacated due to contract negotiations between TNA and Devon breaking off. [37]
15 Samoa Joe 1 September 27, 2012 70 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling Samoa Joe defeated Mr. Anderson to win the vacant title. [38][39]
16 Devon 2 December 6, 2012 179 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling [40][41]
17 Abyss 2 June 2, 2013 396 Boston, Massachusetts Slammiversary XI [5][6]
Deactivated July 3, 2014 Made Inactive by TNA Executive Director Kurt Angle.
(Abyss had not defended the title since he won it at Slammiversary XI.)
[42]

Combined reigns[edit]

Rank[A] Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Abyss 2 460
2 Devon 2 370
3 Eric Young 2 281
4 A.J. Styles 2 271
5 Rob Terry 1 167
6 Booker T 1 143
7 Robbie E 1 126
8 Samoa Joe 1 70
9 Kevin Nash 2 66
10 Gunner 1 64
11 Douglas Williams 1 35
12 Mick Foley 1 25

Footnotes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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  42. ^ Kurt Angle Makes Decision on TNA World TV Title http://www.impactwrestling.com/news/item/5913-KURT-ANGLE-MAKES-DECISION-ON-TNA-WORLD-TV-TITLE

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