Throughout the history of professional wrestling, the business has awarded championship belts in many divisions. While some have been forgotten over the years, some titles have stood the test of time.
The WWE has seen almost 30 titles defended, but today only six remain.
TNA Wrestling began with three titles—the NWA World and Tag Team Championships as well its own X-Division title, but today it owns its own belts and fans see six titles defended between its ropes.
Ring of Honor Wrestling began with just two, but has since added another title to its ranks.
While Shimmer has only been around for a few years, the most well-known all-women’s wrestling promotion currently holds two titles.
Wrestling Gold will concentrate on the active titles of the companies listed, as well as the NWA World and Tag Team Championships, and any other active title the readers would like to see!
That’s right, if there’s a championship you’d like to see included, it will be added to the series.
For this edition of Wrestling Gold, I present the TNA World Tag Team Championship!
The titles were established in May 2007, but for five years before that, TNA recognized the NWA World Tag Team Championship as their primary tag titles.
At the time, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance. Since TNA was regularly putting on shows on PPV, and soon on television, the NWA gave them permission to exclusively have the titles in the company.
In 2007, though, the NWA became frustrated with the titles only appearing in TNA and not at the many other NWA affiliates. The NWA told TNA that they wanted their belts back, so TNA Wrestling broke ties with them, returned the titles and created their own.
Throughout the title's five-year history, 10 years counting the NWA belts, TNA has seen 57 tag team champions. So let’s get started!