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Champion history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Defences:
The NWA World Heavyweight Championship was defended as TNA's main championship from June 19, 2002 to May 13, 2007.
On May 13, 2007 the National Wrestling Alliance severs ties with TNA and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship is introduced.
Christian Cage 1 May 13, 2007 N/A As the NWA severs ties with TNA, Christian Cage was the last champion and becomes the first TNA champion yet is not recognised as the first. 0
Kurt Angle 1 May 13, 2007 N/A Kurt Angle defeats Christian Cage for the NWA World Heavyweight title but due to the NWA severing ties that day this title reign is not recognised by either company. 0
Vacant - May 14, 2007 Orlando, Florida Angle was stripped of the championship due to a double-fall result of the three way encounter at Sacrifice. This episode aired on tape delay on May 17, 2007. N/A
Kurt Angle 1 (2)† June 17, 2007 Nashville, Tennessee Kurt Angle wins the King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary for the vacant title. 12
Sting 1 October 14, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Won at Bound for Glory. 2
Kurt Angle 2 (3)† October 16, 2007 Orlando, Florida Recorded on October 16. 22
Samoa Joe 1 April 13, 2008 Lowell, Massachusetts Won at Lockdown. 45
Sting 2 October 12, 2008 Hoffman Estates, Illinois N/A 10
Mick Foley 1 April 19, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania N/A 3
Kurt Angle 3 (4)† June 21, 2009 Detroit, Michigan N/A 7
AJ Styles 1 September 20, 2009 Orlando, Florida N/A 53
Rob Van Dam 1 April 19, 2010 Orlando, Florida N/A 24
Vacant - August 10, 2010 Orlando, Florida The title was vacated due to Rob Van Dam suffering a storyline injury. This episode aired on tape delay on August 19, 2010. N/A
Jeff Hardy 1 October 10, 2010 Daytona Beach, Florida Bound for Glory 2010
Hardy defeated Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson in a Three Way tournament final match to win the vacant title.
3
Mr. Anderson 1 January 9, 2011 Orlando, Florida Genesis 2011 1
Jeff Hardy 2 February 13, 2011 Orlando, Florida Against All Odds 2011
Hardy won it in a ladder match
2
Sting 3 February 24, 2011 Fayetteville, North Carolina Won On TNA Impact 0
Mr. Anderson 2 June 12, 2011 Orlando, Florida Slammiversary IX 0
Sting 4 July 11, 2011 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling 0
Kurt Angle (5)† August 7, 2011 Orlando, Florida Hard-Core Justice 2011 0
James Storm 1 October 18, 2011 Orlando, Florida This episode aired on tape delay on October 20, 2011. 0
Bobby Roode 1 October 26, 2011 Orlando, Florida This episode aired on tape delay on November 3, 2011. TBA
Austin Aries 1 July 8, 2012 Orlando, Florida Destination X 2012 TBA
Jeff Hardy 3 October 14, 2012 Phoenix, Arizona Bound for Glory VIII TBA
Bully Ray 1 March 10, 2013 San Antonio, Texas Lockdown 2013 TBA
Chris Sabin 1 July 18, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky Destination X 2013 TBA
Bully Ray 2 August 15, 2013 Norfolk, Virginia Impact:Hardcore Justice 2013 TBA
A.J Styles 2 October 20, 2013 San Diego, California Bound for Glory 2013 TBA
Vacant - October 29, 2013 - Title stripped by TNA President Dixie Carter due to a contract dispute. N/A
Magnus 1 December 3, 2013 Orlando, Florida Impact: Final Resolution 2013 TBA
Eric Young 1 April 10, 2014 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling TBA
Lashley 1 June 19, 2014 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Impact Wrestling TBA
Bobby Roode 2 September 18, 2014 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Impact Wrestling
This episode aired on tape delay on October 29, 2014

Kurt Angle was the special guest referee.

TBA
Lashley 2 January 7, 2015 New York City, New York Impact Wrestling TBA
Kurt Angle 5 (6)† January 31, 2015 London, England Impact Wrestling This episode airs on tape delay on March 20, 2015 TBA
Ethan Carter III 1 June 25, 2015 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling This episode airs on tape delay on July 1, 2015 TBA
Matt Hardy 1 October 4, 2015 Charlotte, North Carolina Bound for Glory XI TBA
Vacant - October 6, 2015 - Title vacated due to a legal injunction filed by Ethan Carter III as part of the storyline. 0
Ethan Carter III 2 January 5, 2016 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Defeated Matt Hardy Defeated Matt Hardy in the finals of the TNA World Title Series
Matt Hardy 2 January 8, 2016 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Defeated Ethan Carter III Defeated Ethan Carter III
Drew Galloway 1 March 15, 2016 Orlando, Florida Defeated Matt Hardy Cashed in the Feast or Fired Briefcase for the World Heavyweight Championship
Lashley 3 June 12, 2016 Orlando, Florida Defeated Drew Galloway at Slammiversary 4
Indicates reigns not recognized by TNA.

List of reign lengths

As of December 10, 2016
Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Bobby Roode 256 October 26, 2011 July 8, 2012
AJ Styles 211 September 20, 2009 April 19, 2010
Sting (2) 189 October 12, 2008 April 19, 2009
Samoa Joe 182 April 13, 2008 October 12, 2008
Kurt Angle (2)(3}† 180 October 16, 2007 April 13, 2008
Kurt Angle (5)(6}† 152 January 31, 2015 July 1, 2015
Jeff Hardy (3) 147 October 14, 2012 March 10, 2013
Bully Ray 130 March 10, 2013 July 18, 2013
Magnus 128 December 3, 2013 April 10, 2014
Kurt Angle (1)(2}† 119 June 17, 2007 October 14, 2007
Rob Van Dam 113 April 19, 2010 August 10, 2010
Bobby Roode (2) 111 September 18, 2014 January 7, 2015
Sting (3) 108 February 24, 2011 June 12, 2011
Ethan Carter III 101 June 25, 2015 October 4, 2015
Austin Aries 98 July 8, 2012 October 14, 2012
Lashley 91 June 19, 2014September 18, 2014
Jeff Hardy 91 October 10, 2010 January 9, 2011
Kurt Angle (3)(4}† 91 June 21, 2009 September 20, 2009
Drew Galloway 89 March 15, 2016 June 12, 2016
Kurt Angle (4)(5}† 72 August 7, 2011 October 18, 2011
Eric Young 70 April 10, 2014 June 19, 2014
Matt Hardy (2) 67 January 8, 2016 March 15, 2016
Bully Ray (2) 66 August 15, 2013 October 20, 2013
Mick Foley 63 April 19, 2009 June 21, 2009
Lashley (3) 181+ June 12, 2016 Current Champion
Mr. Anderson 35 January 9, 2011 February 13, 2011
Mr. Anderson (2) 29 June 12, 2011 July 11, 2011
Chris Sabin 28 July 18, 2013 August 15, 2013
Sting (4) 27 July 11, 2011 August 7, 2011
Lashley (2) 24 January 7, 2015 January 31, 2015
Jeff Hardy (2) 11 February 13, 2011 February 24, 2011
A.J Styles (2) 9 October 20, 2013 October 29, 2013
James Storm 8 October 18, 2011 October 26, 2011
Ethan Carter III 4 January 5, 2016 January 8, 2016
Sting 2 October 14, 2007 October 16, 2007
Matt Hardy 2 October 4, 2015 October 6, 2015
Kurt Angle 1 May 13, 2007 May 14, 2007
Christian Cage 0 May 13, 2007
Indicates reigns not recognized by TNA.

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