TNA X Division Title History

6/19/02; Nashville, TN; Tennessee State Fairgrounds
NWA TNA PPV #2
- AJ Styles defeated Low Ki, Psicosis, and Jerry Lynn in a double elimination gauntlet match at 25:54; stipulations stated the winner would be the first NWA X Division Champion; Styles pinned Psychosis at 2:02 with the Styles Clash; Styles pinned Low Ki with a sit-down facebuster at 4:24; Lynn pinned Styles with the cradle piledriver at 4:44; Lynn pinned Psicosis with the cradle piledriver at 7:43 after hitting a dropkick as Psychosis came off the top; Lynn pinned Low Ki with the cradle piledriver at 12:03; Styles pinned Lynn with the Styles Clash at 16:05; Ricky Steamboat, who served as an alternating referee for the earlier falls, officiated the final fall; Styles pinned Lynn with the Spinal Tap; after the match, fireworks exploded over the ring as confetti fell from the ceiling and Steamboat presented Styles with the title belt

8/7/02; Nashville, TN; Tennessee State Fairgrounds
- Low Ki defeated NWA X Division Champion AJ Styles and Jerry Lynn at 16:17 to win the title by pinning Lynn; referee Scott Armstrong counted to 2, with Styles then hitting the Spinal Tap on both men, and Armstrong then counting the final count to end the match

8/28/02; Nashville, TN; Tennessee State Fairgrounds
- Jerry Lynn defeated NWA X Division Champion Low Ki and AJ Styles in a ladder match to win the title at 19:57 afer hitting a cradle piledriver on Low Ki mid-way up one of the ladders

10/23/02; Nashville, TN; Tennessee State Fairgrounds
- AJ Styles (w/ Mortimer Plumtree) pinned NWA X Division Champion Syxx-Pac in 8:59 with the Styles Clash in a No DQ match to win the title; Plumtree provided guest commentary for the match; following the entrances, the champion took the mic, said the fans paid too much money to see a DQ finish for an X Division match, and that the bout would be No DQ and he would take out Plumtree if he interfered; during the closing moments, the champion blocked the Styles Clash, with Brian Lawler then coming out and hitting Pac in the face with a can; after the bout, Pac raised Style's hand in victory, but was attacked from behind again by Lawler; Styles picked up his new belt and walked away smiling as Lawler attacked Pac

6/9/04; Nashville, TN; Tennessee State Fairgrounds
- AJ Styles pinned NWA X Division Champion Frankie Kazarian to win the title at 19:26

8/11/04; Nashville, TN; Tennessee State Fairgrounds
- Petey Williams won a gauntlet match at 31:01; other participants included: the Amazing Red, Mikey Batts, Jerrelle Clark, Chad Collyer, Jason Cross, D-Ray 3000, Sonjay Dutt, Kid Kash, Frankie Kazarian, Jerry Lynn, Joey Matthews, Nigel McGuiness, Miyamoto, Nosawa, LA Park, Psicosis, Chris Sabin, Michael Shane, Shark Boy, AJ Styles, and Chris Vaughn; stipulations stated the winner would win the vacant NWA X Division Title

Final Resolution 2005; 1/16/05; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- AJ Styles defeated Chris Sabin and NWA X Division Champion Petey Williams (w/ Scott D'Amore) at 19:55 in an Ultimate X match to win the title when, as the other two men held the title high above the ring, Styles jumped up and grabbed it out of their hands

Destination X 2005; 3/13/05; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Christopher Daniels defeated NWA X Division Champion AJ Styles, Ron Killings, and Elix Skipper in an elimination match to win the title at 25:28; the match began as Daniels & Killings vs. Styles & Skipper, with Skipper pinning Killings with a modified Sudden Death at 8:07; Daniels pinned Skipper at 17:15 with a roll up after Skipper dropped Styles with Sudden Death; Daniels defeated Styles in an Ultimate X Match when, after Styles retried the title as the referee was knocked down, Daniels dropped Styles with the Angels Wings and laid down with the belt on top of him, portraying that it was he who retrieved the belt; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Fallen Angel" and "Let's go, AJ"

Unbreakable; 9/11/05; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- AJ Styles defeated NWA X Division Champion Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe at 22:50 to win the title by pinning Daniels by reversing the Angel's Wings into a backdrop and bridge; during the bout, there were chants of "This is awesome" as well as dueling chants for all three men

Turning Point 2005; 12/11/05; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Samoa Joe defeated NWA X Division Champion AJ Styles to win the title at 18:54 via TKO with the Coquina Clutch after reversing a roll up attempt from Styles; Joe came to the ring in possession of a white towel stained with the blood of Christopher Daniels; during the contest, there were chants for both men, as well as chants of "This is awesome;" following the match, Joe helped Styles to his feet, seemingly in a showing of respect, before hitting him with the title belt and fighting off two crew members that tried to intervene; Joe then attempted to drop Styles with a Muscle Buster onto a steel chair, only for Daniels to run out and beat down Joe as the crowd chanted "Fallen Angel;" Joe landed several headbutts, jarring Daniels, before security rushed the ring and Joe left ringside

Destination X 2006; 3/12/06; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Christopher Daniels defeated NWA X Division Champion Samoa Joe and AJ Styles in an Ultimate X match to win the title at 13:26

4/11/06; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
iMPACT - 4/13/06:
- Samoa Joe pinned NWA X Division Champion Christopher Daniels with an Island Driver from the middle turnbuckle to win the title at around the 15-minute mark; the show began with the match already in progress and Daniels bleeding from the face; during the match, it was noted Jushin Liger would not face Daniels at Lockdown, as scheduled, but Liger would be the Team Japan captain in the upcoming World X Cup; late in the bout, the challenger hit the Best Moonsault Ever but Joe kicked out at 2, prompting chants of "This is awesome"

6/19/06; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
iMPACT - 6/24/06:
- Senshi defeated NWA X Division Champion Samoa Joe and Sonjay Dutt to win the title at around the 6-minute mark by pinning Dutt with the Warrior's Way, moments after Scott Steiner appeared ringside and hit Joe over the head with a steel chair; early in the bout, Eric Young was shown in the crowd holding up a "Don't Fire Eric" sign until he was removed by security; Dutt's right shoulder was heavily taped for the match

Bound for Glory 2006; 10/22/06; Plymouth, MI; Compuware Sports Arena
- Chris Sabin pinned NWA X Division Champion Senshi to win the title at 13:00

10/24/06; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
iMPACT - 11/2/06:
- Fight for the Right Tournament Quarter-Finals: AJ Styles pinned NWA X Division Champion Chris Sabin to win the title at 4:08 with a reversal into an inside cradle

11/6/06; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
iMPACT - 11/16/06:
- Christopher Daniels defeated NWA X Division Champion AJ Styles and Chris Sabin to win the title

Final Resolution 2007; 1/14/07; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Chris Sabin defeated NWA X Division Champion Christopher Daniels and Jerry Lynn to win the title at 11:41 by pinning Lynn with a roll up after Lynn dropped Daniels with the cradle piledriver

Slammiversary 2007; 6/17/07; Nashville, TN; Municipal Auditorium
- Jay Lethal pinned TNA X Division Champion Chris Sabin at 8:52 to win the title

6/18/07; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
iMPACT - 6/21/07:
- Samoa Joe defeated TNA X Division Champion Jay Lethal and Chris Sabin to win the title

Hard Justice 2007; 8/12/07; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- TNA World Champion & IWGP Third Belt Champion Kurt Angle pinned TNA X Division Champion & TNA Tag Team Champion Samoa Joe at 28:33 after Angle hit Joe in the head with a steel chair as the referee was knocked down; all four titles were at stake in the match; Joe's entrance included Polynesian dancers; Jeremy Borash was the ring announcer for the match; mid-way through the match, Karen Angle and her male friend took ringside seats; late in the bout, there were chants of "This is awesome;" during the closing moments, as the referee was down, Karen left her seat and went to pass Joe a steel chair to use as a weapon, eventually pulling it away and distracting Joe, allowing Angle to clip Joe from behind; after the contest, the Angles and the unknown man celebrated in the ring with all of Angle's belts

No Surrender 07; 9/9/07; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Jay Lethal pinned TNA World Champion & TNA X Division Champion Kurt Angle at 12:19 by reversing the ankle lock into a roll up; only the X title was at stake; after the match, Lethal was congratulated at ringside by Shark Boy, Petey Williams, and Sonjay Dutt

Against All Odds 08; 2/10/08; Greenville, SC; Bi-Lo Center
- Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, & Jay Lethal defeated TNA X Division Champion Johnny Devine, Brother Ray & Brother Devon at 12:28 in a streetfight when Lethal pinned Devine with an elbow drop off the top through a table set up inside the ring; stipulations stated that if Ray, Devon, & Devine won then the X division would be disbanded, the winner of the fall if Shelley, Sabin, & Lethal won would win the X title, and if Shelley, Sabin, & Lethal won then Ray & Devon would have to weigh in at 275lbs.; late in the bout, Brother Ray pulled SoCal Val into the ring, grabbed her by the hair, and attempted to use a cheese grater on her before Lethal made the save; after the match, Val tended to Lethal in the ring before Lethal hit a dive to the floor to reclaim possession of the title from Brother Ray

No Surrender 08; 9/14/08; Ottawa, Ontario; General Motors Centre
- Sheik Abdul Bashir defeated TNA X Division Champion Petey Williams (w/ Rhaka Khan) and Consequences Creed to win the title at 8:15

Final Resolution 08; 12/7/08; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Eric Young pinned TNA X Division Champion Sheik Abdul Bashir to win the title at 8:05

Destination X 2009; 3/15/09; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Suicide (Christopher Daniels, sub. for Frankie Kazarian) defeated TNA X Division Champion Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Consequences Creed, and Jay Lethal in an Ultimate X match to win the title at 14:10 after leaping off the top of the scaffold into the middle of the x, knocking off Sabin, Lethal, and Creed who were all vying for the title belt; prior to the bout, Suicide came to the ring via a zipline into the ring (Suicide's in-ring debut)

Turning Point 2010; 11/7/10; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Robbie E (w/ Cookie) pinned TNA X Division Champion Jay Lethal to win the title at 10:41 with a neckbreaker after Cookie distracted Lethal on the top rope behind the referee's back, with Robbie then crotching the champion on the top turnbuckle

12/7/10; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
Impact - 12/16/10
- Jay Lethal defeated TNA X Division Champion Robbie E to win the title Genesis 2011; 1/9/11; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Frankie Kazarian pinned TNA X Division Champion Jay Lethal at 11:37 with the Fade to Black after crotching Lethal on the top turnbuckle behind the referee's back

5/16/11; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
Impact - 5/19/11
- Abyss defeated TNA X Division Champion Frankie Kazarian to win the title

Destination X 2011; 7/10/11; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Brian Kendrick pinned TNA X Division Champion Abyss to win the title at 10:16 with a roll up after avoiding the chokeslam; late in the match, as referee Earl Hebner was knocked down, Eric Bischoff came to the ring and was punched by Kendrick; moments later, Brother Ray, Scott Steiner, & Gunner ran out and attacked the challenger, with Shark Boy, Amazing Red, Max & Jeremy Buck coming out to make the save but were also beaten down; other wrestlers then joined in the fight; after the contest, X division wrestlers celebrated with Kendrick as confetti fell from the rafters

No Surrender 2011; 9/11/11; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- Austin Aries defeated TNA X Division Champion Brian Kendrick to win the title

- 7/5/12: Aries forfietted the title in exchange for a shot at the TNA World Title. An 8-man tournament was devised to determine the new champion.

Destination X 2012; 7/8/12; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
- TNA X Division Championship Tournament Finals: Zema Ion defeated Kenny King, Mason Andrews, and Sonjay Dutt in an Ultimate X match at 8:49 after spraying Dutt in the eyes with his hairspray as both men were atop the ropes above the ring; stipulations stated the winner would earn the vacant TNA X Division Title; after the match, Christy Hemme conducted a ringside interview with Ion, as ringside fans chanted "Transition" at Ion, in which Ion dedicated his win to Jesse Sorensen

Bound for Glory 2012; 10/14/12; Phoenix, AZ; Grand Canyon University Arena
- Rob Van Dam pinned TNA X Division Champion Zema Ion at 8:05 to win the title with the Rolling Thunder and Five Star Frog Splash

2/28/13; Orlando, FL; Universal Studios
iMPACT - 2/28/13
- Kenny King pinned TNA X Division Champion Rob Van Dam to win the title at 9:14 with the Coronation, moments after the champion failed the Five Star Frog Splash; stipulations stated it would be King's last title shot

Slammiversary 2013; 6/2/13; Boston, MA; Agganis Arena
- Chris Sabin defeated Suicide and TNA X Division Kenny King in an Ultimate X match to win the title at 15:25

6/20/13; Peoria, IL; Civic Center
6/27/13
- Suicide defeated TNA X Division Champion Chris Sabin and Kenny King to win the title at 10:11 by pinning King with a roll up and grabbing the ropes for leverage; late in the bout, there were chants of "This is awesome;" after the match, Hulk Hogan walked out to the ring with an injured TJ Perkins; Hogan said Perkins was the real Suicide but had been jumped backstage; Hogan then said he wanted to know who was wearing the mask, with Suicide then escaping into the crowd; following the commercial break, Hogan said Suicide would have until the end of the night to reveal his identity; later in the show, he revealed himself as Austin Aries

7/4/13; Las Vegas, NV; Orleans Arena
7/4/13
- Chris Sabin defeated TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries and Manic to win the title at around the 17-minute mark by pinning Aries with a Hail Sabin from the top rope; prior to the entrances, TNA World Champion Bully Ray and Aces & Eights appeared in the crowd to watch the bout; at the 5-minute mark, Manic sustained a powerbomb from DOC on the floor, behind the referee's back; following the commercial break, Manic was taken backstage on a stretcher, with Samoa Joe, Magnus, Sting, and Kurt Angle then coming out to keep Aces from further interfering; late in the bout, there were chants of "This is awesome;" after the match, Sabin took the mic and implied to Bully that he would cash in the title to challenge Bully in two weeks (Suicide's in-ring debut as Manic)

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