TNA World Heavyweight Title History

Champion Date Location Event
World Heavyweight title sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance
Ken Shamrock 06/19/02 Huntsville, AL TNA PPV
NOTES: Ken Shamrock won a ‘Gauntlet for the Gold’ on the first ever TNA Pay-Per-View.
Ron Killings 08/07/02 Nashville, TN TNA PPV
Jeff Jarrett 11/20/02 Nashville, TN TNA PPV
A.J. Styles 06/11/03 Nashville, TN TNA PPV
Jeff Jarrett 10/22/03 Nashville, TN TNA PPV
A.J. Styles 04/21/04 Nashville, TN TNA PPV
Ron Killings 05/18/04 Nashville, TN TNA PPV
Jeff Jarrett 06/02/04 Nashville, TN TNA PPV
A.J. Styles 05/15/05 Orlando, FL Hard Justice
Raven 06/19/05 Orlando, FL Slammiversary
Jeff Jarrett 09/15/05 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Border City Wrestling
Rhino 10/23/05 Orlando, FL Bound For Glory
Jeff Jarrett 11/03/05 Orlando, FL Prime Time Special
Christian Cage 02/12/06 Orlando, FL Against All Odds
Jeff Jarrett 06/18/06 Orlando, FL Slammiversary
NOTES: Jeff Jarrett won a ‘King of the Mountain’ match against Christian Cage, Abyss, Ron Killings, and Sting.
Sting 10/22/06 Detroit, MI Bound For Glory
Abyss 11/19/06 Orlando, FL Genesis
NOTES: Abyss defeated Sting by disqualification.
Christian Cage 01/14/07 Orlando, FL Final Resolution
NOTES: Christian Cage defeated Abyss (c) and Sting
Kurt Angle 05/13/07 Orlando, FL Sacrifice
NOTES: The NWA severed ties with TNA and pulled the NWA championships. TNA created their own world title and set up a ‘King of the Mountain’ match to crown the first champion.
Kurt Angle 06/17/07 Nashville, TN Slammiversary
NOTES: Kurt Angle became the first ever TNA World champion by winning a ‘King of the Mountain’ match against Samoa Joe, Christian Cage, A.J. Styles, and Chris Harris.
Sting 10/14/07 Atlanta, GA Bound For Glory
Kurt Angle 10/25/07 Orlando, FL TNA IMPACT
Samoa Joe 04/13/08 Lowel, MA Lockdown
NOTES: Samoa Joe defeated Kurt Angle in an MMA-style ‘Six Sides of Steel’ match
Booker T 07/13/08 Houston, TX Victory Road
NOTES: Booker T was stripped and the title was returned to Samoa Joe. Joe allowed Booker to hold onto the belt until he beat him for it at Victory Road on 7/13. Booker T’s title reign is not recognized by TNA.
Sting 10/12/08 Chicago, IL Bound For Glory
NOTES: Sting defeated Samoa Joe.
Mick Foley 04/19/09 Philadelphia, PA LockDown
NOTES: Mick Foley defeated Sting inside ‘Six Sides of Steel’.
Kurt Angle 06/21/09 Detroit, MI Slammiversary
NOTES: Kurt Angle defeated Mick Foley (c) and Jeff Jarrett and A.J. Styles and Samoa Joe in a ‘King of the Mountain’ match (with help from Joe) to win the TNA world heavyweight title.
A.J. Styles 09/20/09 Orlando, FL No Surrender
NOTES: A.J. Styles defeated Kurt Angle (c) and Sting and Matt Morgan in a 4-corners match to win the TNA world heavyweight title.
Rob Van Dam 04/19/10 Orlando, FL TNA IMPACT
NOTES: RVD was stripped after he was attacked by The Monster Abyss.
Jeff Hardy 10/10/10 Daytona Beach, FL Bound For Glory
NOTES: Jeff Hardy defeated Mr. Anderson and Kurt Angle in a triple threat match for the vacant TNA World title with help from Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. Hardy turned heel and became the figurehead of a Bischoff/Hogan-led faction known as “Immortal.”
Mr. Anderson 01/09/11 Orlando, FL GENESIS
Jeff Hardy 02/13/11 Orlando, FL Against All Odds
NOTES: Jeff Hardy defeated Mr. Anderson in a ladder match.
Sting 03/03/11 Orlando, FL TNA IMPACT
Mr. Anderson 06/12/11 Orlando, FL Slammiversary
Sting 07/14/11 Orlando, FL TNA IMPACT
Kurt Angle 08/07/11 Orlando, FL Hardcore Justice
James Storm 10/20/11 Orlando, FL TNA IMPACT
Bobby Roode 11/03/11 Macon, GA TNA IMPACT
NOTES: Bobby Roode turned on long-time partner James Storm!
Austin Aries 07/08/12 Orlando, FL Destination X
Jeff Hardy 10/14/12 Phoenix, AZ Bound for Glory
Bully Ray 03/10/13 San Antonio, TX Lockdown
Chris Sabin 07/18/13 Louisville, KY Destination X
Bully Ray 08/15/13 Norfolk, VA Hardcore Justice
AJ Styles 10/20/13 San Diego, CA Bound For Glory
Title vacant 10/31/13 n/a TNA IMPACT
NOTES: Title stripped by TNA President Dixie Carter due to a storyline contract dispute. Styles continued to defend the title in other promotions after supposedly leaving TNA.
Magnus 12/19/13 Orlando, FL Final Resolution
NOTES: This was the final match in the TNA world heavyweight championship tournament.
Magnus 01/09/14 Orlando, FL TNA IMPACT
NOTES: AJ Styles returned and claimed he was the TNA world heavyweight champion. Dixie Carter signed a ‘no disqualification, title unification’ match to crown the undisputed TNA world heavyweight champion.
Eric Young 04/10/14 Orlando, FL TNA IMPACT
Bobby Lashley 06/19/14 Bethlehem, PA TNA IMPACT
Bobby Roode 10/29/14 Bethlehem, PA TNA IMPACT

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