Titles & Champions

The following is our ongoing list of top champions in pro wrestling from the promotions that we will be tracking in 2016. Last Update: October 3, 2016.

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)

WWE World Hvt. Title (Smackdown)

(1) Champion: Roman Reigns
Held Since: 12/14/15 (Raw TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Sheamus (01/04/16 Raw TV)
– lost in Royal Rumble title defense (01/24/16 Royal Rumble PPV)

(2) Champion: Triple H
Held Since: 01/24/16 (Royal Rumble PPV)
– Roman Reigns became #1 contender (02/21/16 Fast Lane PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Dean Ambrose (03/12/16 “Roadblock” Network special)
– pinfall loss vs. Roman Reigns (04/03/16 WM32)

(3) Champion: Roman Reigns
Held Since: 04/03/16 (WM32)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– re-match vs. Triple H (?)
– pinfall vs. #1 contender: A.J. Styles (05/01/16 Payback PPV)
– Extreme Rules pinfall vs. A.J. Styles (05/22/16 Extreme Rules PPV)
– pinfall loss vs. Seth Rollins (06/19/16 MITB PPV)

(4) Champion: Seth Rollins
Held Since: 06/19/16 (MITB PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. MITB cash-in Dean Ambrose (06/19/16 MITB PPV)

(5) Champion: Dean Ambrose
Held Since: 06/19/16 (MITB PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– No Contest vs. Seth Rollins (07/18/16 Raw TV)
– pinfall vs. Seth Rollins (07/19/16 SD Live/Draft)
– pinfall vs. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins (07/24/16 Battleground PPV)
– pinfall vs. Dolph Ziggler (08/21/16 Summerslam PPV)
– pinfall loss vs. A.J. Styles (09/11/16 Backlash PPV)

(6) Current Champion: A.J. Styles
Held Since: 09/11/16 (Backlash PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall in re-match vs. Dean Ambrose (9/27/16 Smackdown TV)
– vs. Dean Ambrose, John Cena (10/09/16 No Mercy PPV)

WWE Universal Title (Raw)

– Introduced July 25 Raw.
– Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor to determine first champion (08/21/16 Summerslam PPV)

First Champion: Finn Balor
– beat Seth Rollins
Held Since: 08/21/16 (Summerslam PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– relenquished title (08/22/16 Raw TV)

Second Champion: Kevin Owens (08/29/16 Raw TV)
– beat Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Big Cass in elimination match for vacant title
Held Since: 08/29/16 (Raw TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Seth Rollins (09/25/16 Clash of Champions PPV)

Intercontinental Title (Smackdown)

(1) Champion: Dean Ambrose
Held Since: 12/13/15 (TLC PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– Double Count-out vs. Kevin Owens (01/07/16 Smackdown TV)
– Last Man Standing win vs. Kevin Owens (01/24/16 Royal Rumble PPV)
– Fatal Five-Way loss vs. Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Stardust, Tyler Breeze (02/15/16 Raw TV)

(2) Champion: Kevin Owens
Held Since: 02/15/16 (Raw TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Dolph Ziggler (02/21/16 Fast Lane PPV)
– count-out vs. Big Show (02/25/16 Smackdown TV)
– loss in seven-way ladder match defense (04/03/16 WM32)
– re-match vs. Dean Ambrose (x)

(3) Champion: Zack Ryder
Held Since: 04/03/16 (WM32)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– re-match vs. Kevin Owens (x)
– pinfall loss vs. The Miz (04/04/16 Raw TV)

(4) Current Champion: The Miz
Held Since: 04/04/16 (Raw TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Zack Ryder (04/07/16 SD TV)
– pinfall vs. Cesaro (05/01/16 Payback PPV)
– pinfall vs. Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn (05/22/16 Extreme Rules PPV)
– pinfall vs. Cesaro (05/26/16 Smackdown TV)
– dormant for Miz movie shoot
– count-out loss retention vs. Kane (06/27/16 Raw TV)
– retained vs. Darren Young (07/24/16 Battleground PPV)
– pinfall vs. Apollo Crews (08/21/16 Summerslam PPV)
– pinfall vs. Dolph Ziggler (09/11/16 Backlash PPV)
– career vs. title vs. Dolph Ziggler (10/09/16 No Mercy PPV)

United States Title (Raw)

(1) Champion: Alberto Del Rio
Held Since: 10/25/15 (HIAC PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Kalisto (01/11/16 Raw TV)

(2) Champion: Kalisto
Held Since: 01/11/16 (Raw TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– submission loss re-match vs. Alberto Del Rio (01/14/16 SD TV)

(3) Champion: Alberto Del Rio
Held Since: 01/14/16 (Smackdown TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall loss re-match vs. Kalisto (01/24/16 Royal Rumble PPV)

(4) Champion: Kalisto
Held Since: 01/24/16 (Royal Rumble PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Neville (01/28/16 Smackdown TV)
– 2/3 Falls victory vs. Alberto Del Rio (02/21/16 Fast Lane PPV)
– pinfall vs. Ryback (04/03/16 WM32)
– pinfall vs. Ryback (05/01/16 Payback PPV)
– submission loss vs. #1 contender Rusev (05/22/16 Extreme Rules PPV)

(5) Champion: Rusev
Held Since: 05/22/16 (Extreme Rules PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– submission win – re-match vs. Kalisto (05/26/16 Smackdown TV)
– submission vs. Titus O’Neil (06/19/16 MITB PPV)
– submission vs. Cesaro (06/29/16 SD TV)
– submission vs. Titus O’Neil (07/04/16 Raw TV)
– submission vs. Zack Ryder (07/24/16 Battleground PPV)
– submission vs. Mark Henry (08/01/16 Raw TV)
– pinfall vs. Cesaro (08/08/16 Raw TV)
– No Match vs. Roman Reigns (08/21/16 Summerslam PPV)
– pinfall loss vs. Roman Reigns (09/25/16 Clash of Champions PPV)

(6) Current Champion: Roman Reigns
Held Since: 09/25/16 (Clash of Champions PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– double count-out re-match vs. Rusev (09/26/16 Raw TV)

WWE Raw Tag Titles

Current Champions: New Day
Held Since: 08/23/15 (Summerslam PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. The Usos (01/24/16 Royal Rumble PPV)
– pinfall vs. League of Nations (03/12/16 “Roadblock” Network special)
(x) vs. League of Nations (04/03/16 WM32)
– pinfall vs. The Vaudevillians (05/22/16 Extreme Rules PPV)
– pinfall vs. The Club, Vaudevillians, Enzo & Big Cass (06/19/16 MITB PPV)
– DQ loss retention vs. The Club (08/21/16 Summerslam PPV)
– pinfall vs. The Club (09/25/16 Clash of Champions PPV)
– pinfall vs. The Club (09/26/16 Raw TV)

WWE Smackdown Tag Titles

First Champions: Heath Slater & Rhyno
– beat The Usos in finals of Tag Title tournament
Held Since: 09/11/16 (Backlash PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. The Ascension (09/13/16 Smackdown TV)
– vs. The Usos (10/09/16 No Mercy PPV)

Divas Title (Retired 4/3)

Final Champion: Charlotte
Held Since: 09/20/15 (Night of Champions)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Becky Lynch (01/07/16 Smackdown TV)
– pinfall vs. Becky Lynch (01/24/16 Royal Rumble PPV)
– submission vs. Brie Bella (02/21/16 Fast Lane PPV)
– pinfall vs. Natalya (03/12/16 “Roadblock” Network special)
– retired at WrestleMania (04/03/16)

Raw Women’s Title (Activated 4/3)

(1) Champion: Charlotte
– defeated Becky Lynch, Sasha for reintroduced title (04/03/16 WM32)
Held Since: 04/03/16 (WM32)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– DQ loss retention vs. Natalya (04/11/16 Raw TV)
– screwjob retention vs. Natalya (05/01/16 Payback PPV)
– submission victory vs. Natalya (05/22/16 Extreme Rules PPV)
– pinfall vs. Paige (06/20/16 Raw TV)
– submission loss vs. Sasha Banks (07/25/16 Raw TV)

(2) Champion: Sasha Banks
Held Since: 07/25/16 (Raw TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– re-match pinfall loss vs. Charlotte (08/21/16 Summerslam PPV)

(3) Current Champion: Charlotte
Held Since: 08/21/16 (Summerslam PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley (09/25/16 Clash of Champions PPV)
– vs. Sasha Banks (10/03/16 Raw TV)

Smackdown Women’s Title

First Champion: Becky Lynch
– beat Nikki Bella, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Naomi in elimination match (09/11/16 Backlash PPV)
Held Since: 09/11/16 (Backlash PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– vs. Alexa Bliss (10/09/16 No Mercy PPV)

Cruiserweight Title (Raw)

First Reactivated Champion: T.J. Perkins
– beat Gran Metalik in CWC Tournament Finals (09/14/16)
Held Since: 09/14/16 (CWC Finals)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Brian Kendrick (09/25/16 Clash of Champions PPV)
– vs. Brian Kendrick (10/03/16 Raw TV)

NXT Title

(1) Champion: Finn Balor
Held Since: 07/04/15 (WWE Japan special)
2016 TV/Takeover/major title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Samoa Joe (04/01/16 NXT Takeover: Dallas)
– pinfall loss vs. Samoa Joe (04/21/16 NXT Live show)

(2) Champion: Samoa Joe
Held Since: 04/21/16 (NXT Live show)
2016 TV/Takeover title defenses:
– steel cage pinfall vs. Finn Balor (06/08/16 NXT Takeover: The End)
– pinfall loss vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (08/20/16 NXT Takeover: Brooklyn)

(3) Current Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Held Since: 08/20/16 (NXT Takeover: Brooklyn)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– re-match vs. Samoa Joe (?)

NXT Tag Titles

(1) Champions: Dash & Dawson
Held Since: 11/11/15 (NXT TV)
2016 TV/Takeover title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass (03/12/16 “Roadblock” Network special)
– pinfall loss vs. American Alpha (04/01/16 NXT Takeover: Dallas)

(2) Champions: Jason Jordan & Chad Gable
Held Since: 04/01/16 (NXT Takeover: Dallas)
2016 TV/Takeover title defenses:
– pinfall loss re-match vs. The Revival (06/08/16 NXT Takeover: The End)

(3) Current Champions: The Revival (Dash & Dawson)
Held Since: 06/08/16 (NXT Takeover: The End)
2016 TV/Takeover title defenses:
– 2/3 Falls win vs. American Alpha (07/06/16 NXT TV)
– pinfall vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa (08/20/16 NXT Takeover: Brooklyn)

NXT Women’s Title

(1) Champion: Bayley
Held Since: 08/22/15 (NXT Takeover: Brooklyn)
2016 TV/Takeover title defenses:
– pinfall #1 contender Carmella (02/10/16 NXT TV)
– TKO loss vs. Asuka (04/01/16 NXT Takeover: Dallas)

(2) Current Champion: Asuka
Held Since: 04/01/16 (NXT Takeover: Dallas)
2016 TV/Takeover title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Nia Jax (06/08/16 NXT Takeover: The End)
– pinfall re-match vs. Bayley (08/20/16 NXT Takeover: Brooklyn)

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ROH (Ring of Honor)

ROH World Title

(1) Champion: Jay Lethal
Held Since: 06/19/15 (BITW PPV)
2016 ROH title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Michael Elgin (SOTF winner) (01/04/16 NJPW Tokyo Dome)
– Tag Match retention vs. Matt Jackson (01/23/16 Atlanta)
– pinfall vs. Honma (02/20/16 Honor Rising Night 2 in Tokyo)
– pinfall vs. Kyle O’Reilly, Adam Cole (02/26/16 14th Anniv. PPV)
– pinfall vs. Matt Sydal (03/12/16 Philadelphia)
– pinfall vs. Hirooki Goto (03/30/16 ROH TV)
– pinfall vs. Lio Rush (04/01/16 “Supercard of Honor” Dallas)
– pinfall vs. Vinny Marseglia (04/30/16 ROH R.I.)
– No Contest retention vs. Colt Cabana (05/08/16 Global Wars PPV)
– pinfall vs. Jay Briscoe (06/24/16 Best in the World PPV)
– pinfall vs. Kyle O’Reilly (06/25/16 post-BITW TV tapings)
– pinfall vs. Colt Cabana (07/16/16 Philly show)
– pinfall vs. Satoshi Kojima (08/14/16 NJPW G1 Climax Finals)
– pinfall loss vs. Adam Cole, ending year-plus title reign (08/19/16 Death Before Dishonor PPV)

(2) Current Champion: Adam Cole
Held Since: 08/19/16 (DBD PPV)
2016 ROH title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Jay Lethal, Tanahashi, Naito (08/27/16 Field of Honor)
– pinfall vs. Michael Elgin (09/30/16 ASE PPV)

ROH TV Title

(1) Champion: Roderick Strong
Held Since: 10/23/15 (ROH TV taping)
2016 ROH title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Stevie Richards (01/06/16 ROH TV)
– pinfall vs. Curry Man (01/15/16 Indianapolis)
– pinfall vs. Cheeseburger (01/16/16 Collinsville)
– Tag Match retention vs. Nick Jackson (01/23/16 Atlanta)
– pinfall vs. Masada (02/03/16 ROH TV)
– pinfall loss vs. Tomohiro Ishii (02/19/16 Honor Rising Night 1 in Tokyo)

(2) Champion: Tomohiro Ishii
Held Since: 02/19/16 (Honor Rising Night 1 in Tokyo)
2016 ROH title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Strong, Bobby Fish (02/26/16 14th Anniv. PPV)
– pinfall vs. EVIL (03/20/16 NJPW Invasion Attack)
– pinfall vs. B.J. Whitmer (03/23/16 ROH TV)
– Ref Stoppage loss vs. Bobby Fish (05/08/16 Global Wars PPV)

(3) Current Champion: Bobby Fish
Held Since: 05/08/16 (Global Wars PPV)
2016 ROH title defenses:
– pinfall vs. #1 contender Dalton Castle (06/24/16 Best in the World PPV)
– pinfall vs. Mark Briscoe (08/19/16 Death Before Dishonor PPV)
– pinfall vs. Shibata (08/20/16 ROH TV tapings)
– pinfall vs. EVIL (08/27/16 Field of Honor)
– pinfall vs. Donovan Dijak (09/30/16 ASE PPV)
– Ishii re-match (?)

ROH Tag Titles

(1) Champions: War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe)
Held Since: 12/18/15 (Final Battle PPV)
2016 ROH Show title defenses:
– Tag Match retention vs. Bullet Club (01/23/16 Atlanta)
– DQ retention vs. All Night Express (02/10/15 ROH TV)
– No DQ win vs. ANX (02/26/16 Anniv. PPV)
– pinfall vs. RPG Vice (04/13/16 ROH TV)
– pinfall vs. The Briscoes (05/08/16 Global Wars PPV)
– pinfall loss vs. The Addiction (05/09/16 War of the Worlds Dearborn)

(2) Champions: The Addiction
Held Since: 05/09/16 (War of the Worlds Dearborn)
2016 ROH Show title defenses:
– DQ loss retention re-match vs. War Machine (05/14/16 ROH NYC)
– No DQ retention vs. War Machine (06/05/16 BITW Tour)
– pinfall vs. Motor City Machineguns (06/24/16 BITW PPV)
– pinfall vs. Tag Wars winners Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser (06/25/16 post-BITW TV taping)
– pinfall vs. Young Bucks (07/16/16 Philly show)
– pinfall vs. Tanahashi & Elgin, Naito & EVIL (08/19/16 Death Before Dishonor PPV)
– pinfall vs. The Briscoes (08/27/16 Field of Honor)
– Ladder War loss vs. Young Bucks (MCMG) (09/30/16 ASE PPV)

(3) Current Champions: The Young Bucks
Held Since: 09/30/16 (ASE PPV)
2016 ROH show title defenses:

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TNA (TNA Impact Wrestling)

TNA Hvt. Title

(1) Champion: Ethan Carter III
Held Since: 01/05/16 (Impact Pop TV debut)
– Carter beat Matt Hardy in the finals of the TNA Title Tournament
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– Last Man Standing loss vs. Matt Hardy (01/19/16 Impact TV)

(2) Champion: Matt Hardy
Held Since: 01/19/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– No Match vs. Jeff Hardy (01/26/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Kurt Angle (02/03/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Ethan Carter III (02/23/16 Impact TV)
– No Ending vs. ECIII (03/15/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. FOF briefcase Drew Galloway (03/15/16 Impact TV)

(3) Champion: Drew Galloway
Held Since: 03/15/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Jeff Hardy (03/29/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Matt Hardy (04/05/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Tyrus (04/26/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Eli Drake (05/10/16 Impact TV
– DQ retention vs. #1 contender Bobby Lashley (05/17/16 Impact TV)
– TKO loss vs. Bobby Lashley (06/12/16 Slammiversary PPV)

(4) Current Champion: Bobby Lashley
Held Since: 06/12/16 (Slammiversary PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– TKO win vs. Drew Galloway (06/14/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Galloway, ECIII (06/28/16 Impact TV)
– No Decision vs. X Division champion Eddie Edwards (07/12/16 “Dest. X” Impact)
– steel cage win vs. Eddie Edwards (07/21/16 Impact)
– pinfall vs. James Storm (08/11/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Mike Bennett (09/01/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. BFG Playoffs winner ECIII (10/02/16 BFG PPV)

TNA Tag Titles

(1) Champions: The Wolves
Held Since: 09/09/15 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Kurt Angle & Drew Galloway, Jessie & Eli Drake (01/08/16 ONO PPV)
– pinfall vs. Abyss & Crazzy Steve (02/16/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. FOF briefcase holders Beer Money (03/08/16 Impact TV)

(2) Champions: Beer Money (James Storm & Bobby Roode)
Held Since: 03/08/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Bro-Mans (03/22/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Bro-mans, Decay, Eric Young & Bram (04/12/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. The Decay (04/26/16 Impact TV)

(3) Champions: The Decay (Abyss & Crazzy Steve)
Held Since: 04/26/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. James Storm & Jeff Hardy (05/10/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Bro-Mans (06/12/16 Slammiversary PPV)
– pinfall vs. Bro-Mans, Tribunal, Shera & Grado (06/14/16 Impact TV)
– Monster’s Ball win vs. Bro-Mans (07/28/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. #1 contenders: The Hardys (10/02/16 BFG PPV)

(4) Current Champions: The Hardys
Held Since: 10/02/16 (BFG PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:

X Division Title

(1) Champion: Tigre Uno
Held Since: 06/24/15 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Crazzy Steve, Mandrews, D.J. Zema (01/08/16 ONO PPV)
– pinfall vs. Mandrews, D.J. Zema (01/26/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. Trevor Lee (02/03/16 Impact TV)

(2) Champion: Trevor Lee
Held Since: 02/03/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Tigre Uno (02/09/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Tigre Uno (02/23/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. D.J. Z., Eddie Edwards (04/19/16 Impact TV)
– Ultimate X retention (05/24/16 Impact TV)
– loss vs. Eddie Edwards (D.J. Zema, Andrew Everett (06/12/16 Slammiversary PPV)

(3) Champion: Eddie Edwards
Held Since: 06/12/16 (Slammiversary PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall re-match vs. Trevor Lee (06/14/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. Mike Bennett (06/21/16 Impact TV)

(4) Champion: Mike Bennett
Held Since: 06/21/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Braxton Sutter (06/28/16 Impact TV)
– Ultimate X loss vs. Eddie Edwards (07/05/16 Impact TV)

(5) Champion: Eddie Edwards
Held Since: 07/05/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– No Decision vs. TNA Hvt. champion Bobby Lashley (07/12/16 “Dest. X” Impact)
– steel cage loss vs. Bobby Lashley (07/19/16 Impact)
– #1 contender: D.J. Zema

(6) Champion: Bobby Lashley
Held Since: 07/21/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– ladder match win vs. D.J. Zema (07/28/16 Impact TV)
– relinquished title

(7) Current Champion: D.J. Zema
– Won X Division gauntlet match (09/01/16 Impact TV)
Held Since: 09/01/16 (Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Trevor Lee (09/22/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Trevor Lee (10/02/16 BFG PPV)

Knockouts Title

(1) Champion: Gail Kim
Held Since: 09/16/15 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Awesome Kong (01/19/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Jade (03/08/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. Jade, Madison Rayne (04/05/16 Impact TV)

(2) Champion: Jade
Held Since: 04/05/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Madison Rayne (04/12/16 Impact TV)
– DQ loss retention re-match vs. Gail Kim (05/10/16 Impact TV)
– loss vs. Sienna (Gail Kim) (06/12/16 Slammiversary PPV)

(3) Champion: Sienna
Held Since: 06/12/16 (Slammiversary PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– retention at non-TNA event (06/17/16 SHINE 35 iPPV)
– pinfall vs. Gail Kim (06/28/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Jade, Gail Kim, Marti Bell (07/12/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. Allie, Marti Belle, Madison Rayne (08/25/16 Impact TV)

(4) Champion: Allie
Held Since: 08/25/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Maria Kanellis (09/01/16 Impact TV)

(5) Champion: Maria Kanellis
Held Since: 09/01/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Gail Kim (10/02/16 BFG PPV)

(6) Current Champion: Gail Kim
Held Since: 10/02/16 (BFG PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:

King of the Mountain Title

(1) Champion: Bobby Roode
Held Since: 09/02/15 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Bram (01/05/16 Impact Pop debut)
– pinfall loss vs. Eric Young (01/12/16 Impact TV)

(2) Champion: Eric Young
Held Since: 01/12/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– No Contest retention vs. James Storm (02/16/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall vs. Big Damo (03/01/16 Impact TV)
– KOTM title retention (03/08/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. Bram (04/26/16 Impact TV)

(3) Champion: Bram
Held Since: 04/26/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– retention in KOTM match (05/03/16 Impact TV)
– FOF briefcase: Eli Drake cashed in (05/31/16 Impact TV)

(4) Champion: Eli Drake
Held Since: 05/31/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Bram (06/12/16 Slammiversary PPV)
– DQ loss retention vs. Jeff Hardy (06/14/16 Impact TV)
– DQ loss retention vs. James Storm (07/05/16 Impact TV)
– pinfall loss vs. James Storm (08/04/16 Impact TV)

(5) Champion: James Storm
Held Since: 08/04/16 (Impact TV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Bobby Lashley (08/11/16 Impact TV)

(6) Final Champion: Bobby Lashley
Held Since: 08/11/16 (Impact TV)
– Lashley held TNA Hvt. Title, X Title & KOTM Title simultaneously
– title retired (09/08/16 Impact TV)

Grand Title

– First Champion TBD Bound for Glory (10/02/16)
Current Champion: Aron Rex (beat Eddie Edwards in Finals)
Held Since: 10/02/16 (BFG PPV)
2016 TV/PPV title defenses:

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GFW (Global Force Wrestling)

GFW Hvt./Global Title

Current Champion: Magnus
Held Since: 10/23/15 (Amped TV Taping)
2016 official title defenses:
– retention vs. Brian Myers (05/13/16 MCW show)
– retention vs. Brandon Scott (05/14/16 NOVA show)

GFW GEN-NEXT Title

Current Champion: Sonjay Dutt
Held Since: 11/27/15 (WrestleCade)
2016 official title defenses:
– retention vs. D.J. Zema, Lio Rush (05/13/16 MCW show)
– retention vs. Colby Corino (05/14/16 NOVA show)
– retention vs. Cedric Alexander (05/15/16 AML show)
– retention vs. D.J. Zema (06/03/16 show)
– retention vs. D.J. Zema (06/04/16 show)

GFW Women’s Title

Current Champion: Christina Von Eerie
Held Since: 10/23/15 (Amped TV Taping)
2016 official title defenses:
– retention vs. Amanda Rodriguez (05/14/16 NOVA show)

GFW Tag Champions

Current Champions: The Bollywood Boyz
Held Since: 10/23/15 (Amped TV Taping)
2016 official title defenses:

***

WWNLive Family

EVOLVE Title

Current Champion: Timothy Thatcher
Held Since: 07/10/15 (E45 iPPV)
2016 title defenses:
– retention vs. Matt Riddle (03/19/16 EVOLVE 56)
– No Contest retention vs. Matt Riddle (04/01/16 EVOLVE 58)
– pinfall vs. Sami Callihan (04/02/16 WWN Supershow)
– Thatcher “suspended indefinitely” (04/08/16)
– submission vs. Chris Hero (06/10/16 EVOLVE 62)
– submission vs. Tracy Williams (06/11/16 EVOLVE 63)
– pinfall vs. Marty Scurll (07/16/16 EVOLVE 64)
– pinfall vs. TJP (07/17/16 EVOLVE 65)
– submission vs. Matt Riddle (08/19/16 EVOLVE 66)
– pinfall vs. Drew Gulak (08/20/16 EVOLVE 67)

EVOLVE Tag Titles

(1) First champions: Drew Galloway & Johnny Gargano
Determined in Finals of EVOLVE Tag Tournament (01/24/16 EVOLVE 55)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. #1 contenders Team Tremendous (03/20/16 – EVOLVE 57)
– pinfall loss vs. Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams (04/02/16 – EVOLVE 59)

(2) Champions: Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams
Held Since: 04/02/16 (EVOLVE 59)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. T.J. Perkins & Fred Yehi (05/06/16 EVOLVE 60)
– pinfall vs. Bravado Bros. (06/10/16 EVOLVE 62)
– pinfall loss vs. Chuck Taylor & Drew Galloway (07/16/16 EVOLVE 64)

(3) Current Champions: Drew Galloway & Chuck Taylor
Held Since: 07/16/16 (EVOLVE 64)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Catch Point (08/20/16 EVOLVE 67)

SHINE Women’s Title

(1) Champion: Taylor Made
Held Since: 12/11/15 (SHINE 31 iPPV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Santana Garrett (01/29/16 SHINE 32 iPPV)
– pinfall vs. Kimber Lee (02/26/16 SHINE 33 iPPV)
– pinfall vs. Nicole Matthews (04/02/16 WWN Supershow)
– DQ retention vs. Jessicka Havok (04/15/16 SHINE 34 iPPV)
– pinfall loss vs. MITB cash-in Ivelisse (06/17/16 SHINE 35 iPPV)

(2) Current Champion: Ivelisse
Held Since: 06/17/16 (SHINE 35 iPPV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. LuFisto (09/02/16 SHINE 37 iPPV)
– re-match vs. Taylor Made (?)

***

PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerrilla)

PWG Title

(1) Champion: Roderick Strong
Held Since: 12/12/14 (Black Cole Sun)
– completed 2015 as PWG champion
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Chris Hero (01/02/16 Lemmy)
– pinfall vs. Drew Galloway (02/12/16 Bowie)
– pinfall loss vs. Zack Sabre, Jr. (03/05/16 ASW Night 2)

(2) Current Champion: Zack Sabre, Jr.
Held Since: 03/05/16 (ASW Night 2)
2016 title defenses:
(x – match scratched due to ZSJ injury vs. Michael Elgin (05/20/16 Prince)
– submission vs. Kyle O’Reilly (07/29/16 Thirteen)
– retention vs. Roderick Strong (07/29/16 Thirteen)

PWG Tag Titles

Current Champions: Young Bucks
Held Since: 06/26/15 (Mystery Vortex)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Matt Sydal & Ricochet (03/04/16 ASW Night 1)
– pinfall vs. ReDragon (03/05/16 ASW Night 2)
– pinfall vs. Chris Hero & J.T. Dunn (07/29/16 Thirteen)
– pinfall vs. Pentagon, Jr. & Fenix (09/03/16 BOLA Night 2)

***

Lucha Underground

Lucha Underground Title

(1) Champion: Mil Muertes
Held Since: 08/15/15 (LU TV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Ivellise (01/27/16 LU TV premiere)
– pinfall vs. Prince Puma, Pentagon, Jr. (03/09/16 LU TV)
– pinfall loss vs. Fenix (03/16/16 LU TV)

(2) Champion: Fenix
Held Since: 03/16/16 (LU TV)
2016 title defenses:
– lost Aztec Warfare match (03/23/16 LU TV)

(3) Current Champion: Monster Matanza Cueto
Held Since: 03/23/16 (LU TV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Pentagon, Jr. (03/30/16 LU TV)
– pinfall vs. Fenix (04/06/16 LU TV)
– No Contest vs. Mil Muertes (04/20/16 LU TV)
– pinfall vs. Cage (06/01/16 LU TV)
– pinfall vs. #1 contender Pentagon, Jr. (07/20/16 LU TV)
*** End Season 2 ***
*** Start Season 3 ***
– pinfall vs. Son of Havoc (09/07/16 LU TV)
– pinfall vs. The Mack (09/21/16 LU TV)

Trios Tag Titles

(1) Champions: Disciples of Death
Held Since: 07/29/15 (LU TV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Ivelisse & Son of Havoc & Angelico (03/16/16 LU TV)

(2) Champions: Ivelisse & Son of Havoc & Angelico
Held Since: 03/16/16 (LU TV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Disciples of Death (03/30/16 LU TV)
– pinfall loss in tournament finals (04/27/16 LU TV)

(3) Champions: Rey Mysterio & Prince Puma & El Dragon Azteca
Held Since: 04/27/16 (LU TV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Ivelisse & Son of Havoc & Johnny Mundo (05/11/16 LU TV)
– pinfall loss vs. Johnny Mundo & P.J. Black & Jack Evans (05/25/16 LU TV)

(4) Champions: Johnny Mundo & P.J. Black & Jack Evans
Held Since: 05/31/16 (LU TV)
2016 title defenses:
– DQ retention vs. Mysterio & Puma & Dragon Azteca (06/01/16 LU TV)
– loss vs. Fenix & AeroStar & Drago (07/20/16 LU TV)

(5) Current Champions: Fenix & AeroStar & Drago
Held Since: 07/20/16 (LU TV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Jack Evans & P.J. Black & Taya (09/21/16 LU TV)

***

NWA (National Wrestling Alliance)

NWA World Title

Current Champion: Jax Dane
Held Since: 08/29/15 (NWA BOW)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Toby Farley (02/13/16 NWA-SM)
– pinfall vs. Charlie Haas (03/31/16 NWA Parade of Champions)
– pinfall vs. Bull James (07/16/16 Oklamania Night 1)

NWA Tag Titles

Current Champions: Rob Conway & Matt Riviera
Held Since: 12/04/15 (NWA Mid-South)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Jeremy Moore & Josh Lewis (01/30/16 NWA Mid South)
– pinfall vs. Bobby Fulton & Dexter Hardaway (02/20/16 NWA Mid South)
– pinfall vs. Outlaw, Inc. (03/31/16 NWA Parade of Champions)

NWA Jr. Hvt. Title

(1) Champion: Tiger Mask
Held Since: 09/23/15 (NJPW show)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Steve Anthony (03/19/16 NJPW Invasion Attack)

(2) Current Champion: Steve Anthony
Held Since: 03/19/16 (NJPW Invasion Attack)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Gregory James (03/31/16 NWA Parade of Champions)

NWA Women’s Title

Current Champion: Amber Gallows
Held Since: 12/18/15 (NWA event)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Jessica James (03/31/16 NWA Parade of Champions)

***

NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling)

IWGP World Title

(1) Champion: Kazuchika Okada
Held Since: 07/05/15 (Dominion PPV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Tanahashi (01/04/16 WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)
– pinfall vs. Hirooki Goto (02/11/16 New Beginning in Osaka)
– pinfall loss vs. Naito (04/10/16 Invasion Attack PPV)

(2) Champion: Naito
Held Since: 04/10/16 (Invasion Attack PPV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Tomohiro Ishii (05/03/16 Wrestling Dontaku)
– pinfall loss vs. Kazuchika Okada (06/19/16 Dominion)

(3) Current Champion: Kazuchika Okada
Held Since: 06/19/16 (Dominion PPV)
2016 title defenses:
– re-match vs. Naito (?)
– vs. Naomichi Marufuji (10/10/16 King of Pro Wrestling)
– G1 Climax Winner: Kenny Omega (01/04/17 Tokyo Dome)

IWGP Intercontinental Title

(1) Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Held Since: 09/27/15 (Destruction in Kobe)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. A.J. Styles (01/04/16 WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)
removed as champion due to leaving for WWE (01/12/16)

(2) Champion: Kenny Omega
– beat Tanahashi for vacant title (02/14/16 New Beginning in Niigata)
Held Since: 02/14/16 (New Beginning in Niigata)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Michael Elgin (04/27/16 NJPW show)
– ladder match loss vs. Michael Elgin (replacing Tanahashi) (06/19/16 Dominion)

(3) Champion: Michael Elgin
Held Since: 06/19/16 (Dominion PPV)
2016 title defenses:
– re-match vs. Kenny Omega (?)
– pinfall vs. Donovan Dijak (08/27/16 ROH Field of Honor)
– pinfall loss vs. Naito (09/25/16 “Destruction” in Kobe)

(4) Current Champion: Naito
Held Since: 09/25/16 (“Destruction” in Kobe
2016 title defenses:
– re-match vs. Michael Elgin (?)

NEVER Openweight Title

(1) Champion: Tomohiro Ishii
Held Since: 10/12/15 (King of Pro Wrestling)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Shibata (01/04/16 WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)

(2) Champion: Shibata
Held Since: 01/04/16 (WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Tomohiro Ishii (02/11/16 New Beginning in Osaka)
– pinfall vs. Satoshi Kojima (03/19/16 Invasion Attack)
– pinfall vs. Tenzan (04/10/16 Invasion Attack PPV)
– pinfall loss vs. Yuji Nagata (05/03/16 Wrestling Dontaku)

(3) Champion: Yuji Nagata
Held Since: 05/03/16 (Wrestling Dontaku)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss re-match vs. Shibata (06/19/16 Dominion)

(4) Current Champion: Shibata
Held Since: 06/19/16 (Dominion)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Honma (07/03/16 Kizuna Road)
– pinfall vs. Bobby Fish (09/17/16 “Destruction” in Tokyo)

IWGP Jr. Hvt. Title

(1) Champion: Kenny Omega
Held Since: 09/23/15 (Destruction in Okayama)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. KUSHIDA (01/04/16 WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)

(2) Champion: KUSHIDA
Held Since: 01/04/16 (WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. BUSHI (02/14/16 New Beginning in Niigata)
– pinfall vs. A.C.H. (03/12/16 ROH Philadelphia)
– pinfall vs. debuting Will Ospreay (04/10/16 Invasion Attack PPV)
– pinfall vs. Jushin Liger (05/03/16 Wrestling Dontaku)
– submission vs. BOSJ winner Will Ospreay (06/19/16 Dominion)
– pinfall loss vs. BUSHI (09/17/16 “Destruction” in Tokyo)

(3) Current Champion: BUSHI
Held Since: 09/17/16 (“Destruction” in Tokyo)
2016 title defenses:
– re-match vs. KUSHIDA (?)

IWGP Hvt. Tag Titles

(1) Champions: Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
Held Since: 07/05/15 (Dominion PPV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Togi Makabe & Honma (01/04/16 WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)

(2) Champions: Togi Makabe & Honma
Held Since: 01/04/16 (WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall re-match vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows (02/14/16 New Beginning in Niigata)
– pinfall loss vs. Bullet Club (04/10/16 Invasion Attack PPV)

(3) Champions: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
Held Since: 04/10/16 (Invasion Attack PPV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall re-match vs. Honma & Makabe (05/03/16 Wrestling Dontaku)
– pinfall loss vs. The Briscoes (06/19/16 Dominion)

(4) Current Champions: The Briscoes
Held Since: 06/19/16 (Dominion)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi (08/14/16 G1 Climax Finale)
– pinfall vs. Young Bucks (09/22/16 “Destruction” in Hiroshima)

IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Titles

(1) Champions: ReDragon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)
Held Since: 08/16/15 (G1 Climax Finals)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Young Bucks, RPG Vice, Ricochet & Matt Sydal (01/04/16 WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)

(2) Champions: Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
Held Since: 01/04/16 (WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Matt Sydal & Ricochet, ReDragon (02/11/16 New Beginning in Osaka)

(3) Champions: Matt Sydal & Ricochet
Held Since: 02/11/16 (New Beginning in Osaka)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. RPG Vice (04/10/16 Invasion Attack PPV)

(4) Champions: Rocky Romero & Barreta
Held Since: 04/10/16 (Invasion Attack PPV)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Ricochet & Matt Sydal (05/03/16 Wrestling Dontaku)

(5) Champions: Ricochet & Matt Sydal
Held Since: 05/03/16 (Wrestling Dontaku)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Young Bucks, RPG Vice, ReDragon (06/19/16 Dominion)

(6) Current Champions: Young Bucks
Held Since: 06/19/16 (Dominion)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Motor City Machineguns (08/21/16 Super Juniors Finals)

NEVER Openweight Six-man Tag Titles

First Champions: The Briscoes & Toru Yano
– beat Bullet Club to become first champions
Held Since: 01/04/16 (WK10 Tokyo Dome Show)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Bullet Club (01/05/16 New Year’s Dash)
– pinfall loss vs. Bullet Club (02/11/16 New Beginning in Osaka)

(2) Current Champions: Bullet Club
Held Since: 02/11/16 (New Beginning in Osaka)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Briscoes & Toru Yano (02/14/16 New Beginning in Niigata)

(3) Champions: The Briscoes & Toru Yano
Held Since: 02/14/16 (New Beginning in Niigata)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Bullet Club (02/20/16 “Honor Rising” Night 2 in Tokyo)

(4) Champions: Bullet Club (Kenny Omega & Young Bucks)
Held Since: 02/20/16 (“Honor Rising” Night 2 in Tokyo)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Matt Sydal & A.C.H. & KUSHIDA (02/26/16 ROH 14th Anniv. PPV)
– pinfall vs. Tanahashi & Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson (03/20/16 Invasion Attack)
– pinfall loss vs. Tanahashi & Elgin & Yoshitatsu (04/10/16 Invasion Attack PPV)

(5) Champions: Tanahashi & Michael Elgin & Yoshitatsu
Held Since: 04/10/16 (Invasion Attack)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall vs. Bullet Club (04/23/16 Tokyo)
– pinfall loss vs. Bullet Club’s Elite (05/03/16 Wrestling Dontaku)

(6) Champions: Bullet Club/The Elite (Kenny Omega & Young Bucks)
Held Since: 05/03/16 (Wrestling Dontaku)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall loss vs. Sydal & Ricochet & Kojima (07/03/16 Kizuna Road)
– re-match vs. Tanahashi & Elgin & Yoshitatsu (?)

(7) Champions: Satoshi Kojima & Matt Sydal & Ricochet
Held Since: 07/03/16 (Kizuna Road)
– turned into Kojima & Ricochet & David Finlay (09/25/16)
2016 title defenses:
– pinfall re-match vs. The Elite (09/25/16 “Destruction” in Kobe)

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