Wrestling Gold: The History of the TNA Television Championship

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Wrestling Gold: The History of the TNA Television Championship

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 Championship and Tag Team Championship 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 Television Championship!

The title was established by Booker T in October 2008 as the TNA Legends Championship. A year later, though, the title would undergo a name change.

With Eric Young as the leader of the World Elite, he renamed the title to the TNA Global Championship. The belt was exclusively defended outside the United States during his reign as champion, but it would return to the U.S. upon losing it.

In 2010, the title would once again change its name. In honor of Ric Flair, then-champion A.J. Styles named the title to the TNA Television Championship and declared that the belt would be defended every week on television. While that didn’t happen, the title remains as TNA’s secondary championship.

Throughout the title’s short-four year history, it has seen 14 champions. So let’s get started!

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