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TNA King of the Mountain Championship

former championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
(Redirected from TNA Television Championship)

The TNA King of the Mountain Championship is a professional wrestling championship in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). The championship was debuted on the October 23, 2008 episode of TNA Impact! and was originally called the "TNA Legends Championship".[1] It was considered the second highest-ranking title in TNA. It was declared defunct by the (storyline) TNA Executive Director Kurt Angle on July 3, 2014. The title was reactivated under the new name "TNA King of the Mountain Championship" on June 25, 2015.[2]

TNA Television Championship
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Abyss with the then-TNA Television Championship
Details
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)
Date establishedOctober 23, 2008
Date retiredAugust 12, 2016
Other name(s)
  • TNA Legends Championship
    (2008–2009)
  • TNA Global Championship
    (2009–2010)
  • TNA Television Championship
    (2010–2014)
  • TNA King of the Mountain Championship
    (2015–2016)

HistoryEdit

Booker T revealed the championship after he took it out of a steel briefcase that he had been carrying around in the weeks leading up to the reveal. He named it the "TNA Legends Championship" and declared himself as the first champion.[1] A.J. Styles defeated Booker T at Destination X on March 15, 2009 to win the championship.[3]

Winning the title made Styles the first-ever TNA Grand Slam Champion after he had won the World Heavyweight (NWA or TNA), the World Tag Team (NWA or TNA), and the TNA X Division Championship along with the Legends Championship.[4] The Management Director of TNA Jim Cornette announced that the Championship became an official TNA sanctioned championship because Styles defeated Booker T for it legally by the contract the two had signed to make the match official.[4]

When Eric Young held the championship, he renamed it the "TNA Global Championship" on the October 29, 2009 episode of Impact! and said that he was not going to defend it against any American wrestlers or on American soil.[5] Young was defeated by Rob Terry during a live event in Cardiff, Wales on January 27, 2010.[6]

Terry lost the championship to A.J. Styles on the July 22 episode of Impact!.[7] Styles renamed it the "TNA Television Championship" on the July 29 episode.[8]

On July 3, 2014, the TNA Executive Director Kurt Angle declared that the Television Championship would become inactive.[9]

On June 25, 2015, the championship was reactivated under the new name "TNA King of the Mountain Championship." It was announced by TNA that there would be a new champion crowned in a King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary.[2] At Slammiversary, Jeff Jarrett defeated Matt Hardy, Eric Young, Drew Galloway, and Bobby Roode to win the championship.[10] Since Jarrett was the founder and running GFW, there were suspicions of Jarrett defending the championship in GFW.[11] The championship did appear at a GFW live event on July 9 where Young attacked Jarrett and stole the championship.[12]

ReignsEdit

The current champion is Bobby Roode. Roode is in his first reign as champion. He won the championship after defeating PJ Black during Impact Wrestling tapings on July 28, 2015.[13]

The first champion was Booker T. He awarded himself the championship on the October 23, 2008 episode of Impact!.[1] The longest reigns in the championship's history was Abyss' second reign which lasted 396 days. The shortest reign was PJ Black's first reign which lasted only 1 day.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "TNA Impact Flashback - Two Yrs. Ago (10-23-08): Live Impact Top 10 Things - Main Event Mafia forms, Sting & Nash TV main event, Foley's "ownership" interest, new title introduced". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "King of The Mountain - First Look at the King of the Mountain Championship". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  3. "Keller's TNA Destination X PPV Report 3/15: Ultimate X match, Angle vs. Sting, Booker T vs. Styles, ODB contest". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Impact Results - 3/19/09". WrestleView. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  5. "Wilkenfeld's TNA Impact Report 10/29: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV broadcast". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  6. "New TNA Champion crowned in Wales". WrestleView. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  7. "Wilkenfeld's TNA Impact Report 7/22: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV broadcast [updated]". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  8. "Keller's TNA Impact Report 7/29: Tommy Dreamer announces new name for ECW faction, Hulk Hogan addresses situation". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  9. "Kurt Angle Makes Decision on TNA World TV Title". Impact Wrestling. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  10. "Slammiversary Coverage: King of The Mountain, X Division Championship, Brutal Matches, More! - Page 9". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  11. "Caldwell's TNA Slammiversary PPV Results 6/28: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live PPV from Orlando - King of the Mountain match, Storm vs. Magnus, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  12. "Video: Eric Young attacks Jeff Jarrett at 7/9 GFW event". WrestleView. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  13. "Spoilers: 7/28 TNA Taping Results from Orlando". WrestleView. Retrieved March 30, 2015.

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