List of Impact X Division Champions

Former champion Matt Sydal

The Impact X Division Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by the Impact Wrestling (formerly Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) professional wrestling promotion. The title was created and debuted on June 19, 2002 at the taping of TNA's second weekly pay-per-view (PPV) event.[1]

Title reigns are determined either by professional wrestling matches between wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines, or by scripted circumstances. Wrestlers are portrayed as either villains or heroes as they follow a series of tension-building events, which culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship. Title changes that happen on episodes of TNA's primary television program, TNA Impact!, air on television two to nine days from the date the match was taped. Changes that happened on weekly PPV events aired either during a live broadcast or aired on taped delay up to seven days apart. The inaugural champion was A.J. Styles, who defeated Low Ki, Jerry Lynn, and Psicosis in a Four Way Double Elimination match on June 19, 2002 at the taping of TNA's second weekly PPV event, which aired on June 26, 2002.[1][2] Chris Sabin currently holds the record for the most reigns, with eight.[2] At 301 days, Austin Aries' first reign is the longest in the title's history.[2] At less than one day, Eric Young's only reign, Rockstar Spud's second reign, and Sabin's sixth reign are the shortest in the title's history.[2]

The championship is currently vacant, when Brian Cage invoked Option C and wanted to challenge Johnny Impact for the Impact World Championship at the upcoming PPV Impact Wrestling Homecoming.

Title history

Names

Name Years
NWA X Championship[1] 2002
NWA–TNA X Championship[1] 2002
NWA–TNA X Division Championship[2] 2003
TNA X Division Championship[2] 2003 – March 1, 2017
Impact Wrestling X Division Championship March 2, 2017 – August 17, 2017
GFW X Division Championship August 17, 2017 – September 18, 2017
Impact X Division Championship September 18, 2017 – present

Reigns

As of December 11, 2018.

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 A.J. Styles June 19, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #2 Huntsville, Alabama 1 49 Styles defeated Low Ki, Jerry Lynn, and Psicosis in a Four-Way Double Elimination match to be crowned the inaugural champion The event aired on tape delay on June 26, 2002. [1][3]

[4]

2 Low Ki August 7, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #8 Nashville, Tennessee 1 14 This was a 3-Way Dance also involving Jerry Lynn. [5]
3 Jerry Lynn August 21, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #11 Nashville, Tennessee 1 49 This was a 3-Way ladder match also involving A.J. Styles. The event aired on tape delay on August 28, 2002. [6]
Vacated October 9, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #15 Nashville, Tennessee Lynn vacated the championship due to an injury. [7]
4 Syxx-Pac October 9, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #15 Nashville, Tennessee 1 14 Waltman defeated Kid Kash, Tony Mamaluke, The S.A.T., Ace Steel, and A.J. Styles in a ladder match to win the vacant title. [7]
5 A.J. Styles October 23, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #17 Nashville, Tennessee 2 14 [8]
6 Jerry Lynn November 6, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #19 Nashville, Tennessee 2 35 [9]
7 Sonny Siaki December 11, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #24 Nashville, Tennessee 1 63 [10]
8 Kid Kash February 12, 2003 Weekly pay-per-view event #31 Nashville, Tennessee 1 77 [11]
9 Amazing Red April 30, 2003 Weekly pay-per-view event #42 Nashville, Tennessee 1 14 [12]
10 Chris Sabin May 14, 2003 Weekly pay-per-view event #44 Nashville, Tennessee 1 98 This was a 3-Way Dance also involving Jerry Lynn. Sabin unified the X Division Championship with the WWA International Cruiserweight Championship by defeating champion Lynn, Frankie Kazarian and Johnny Swinger in Auckland, New Zealand on May 25, 2003. [13]
11 Michael Shane August 20, 2003 Weekly pay-per-view event #58 Nashville, Tennessee 1 140 This was an Ultimate X match also involving Frankie Kazarian. [14]
12 Chris Sabin January 7, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #75 Nashville, Tennessee 2 84 This was an Ultimate X match also involving Christopher Daniels and Low Ki. [15]
Vacated March 31, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #87 Nashville, Tennessee Sabin vacated the championship due to an injury. [16]
13 Kazarian March 31, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #87 Nashville, Tennessee 1 70 Kazarian defeated Amazing Red to win the vacant championship. [16]
14 A.J. Styles June 9, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #97 Nashville, Tennessee 3 49 [17]
15 Kazarian (2) and Michael Shane (2) July 28, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #104 Nashville, Tennessee 2 14 Shane and Kazarian were declared co-champions after defeating Styles in an Ultimate X match by retrieving the belt at the same time. [18]
16 Petey Williams August 11, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #110 Nashville, Tennessee 1 158 Defeated Amazing Red in the finals of 22-man Gauntlet for the Gold. [19]
17 A.J. Styles January 16, 2005 Final Resolution Orlando, Florida 4 56 This was an Ultimate X match also involving Chris Sabin. [20]
18 Christopher Daniels March 13, 2005 Destination X Orlando, Florida 1 182 This was an Ultimate X Challenge match also involving Elix Skipper and Ron Killings. [21]
19 A.J. Styles September 11, 2005 Unbreakable Orlando, Florida 5 91 This was a 3-Way Dance also involving Samoa Joe. [22]
20 Samoa Joe December 11, 2005 Turning Point Orlando, Florida 1 91 [23]
21 Christopher Daniels March 12, 2006 Destination X Orlando, Florida 2 29 This was an Ultimate X match also involving A.J. Styles. [24]
22 Samoa Joe April 10, 2006 Impact! Orlando, Florida 2 70 The episode aired on tape delay on April 13, 2006. [25]
23 Senshi June 19, 2006 Impact! Orlando, Florida 2 125 This was a 3-Way Dance also involving Sonjay Dutt. The episode aired on tape delay on June 22, 2006.
Senshi was formerly known as Low Ki.
[26]
24 Chris Sabin October 22, 2006 Bound for Glory Plymouth Township, Michigan 3 2 [27]
25 A.J. Styles October 24, 2006 Impact! Orlando, Florida 6 13 Styles won it from Sabin by defeating him in the fourth round of the 2006 Fight for the Right Tournament. The episode aired on tape delay on November 2, 2006. [28]
26 Christopher Daniels November 6, 2006 Impact! Orlando, Florida 3 69 This was a 3-Way Dance also involving Chris Sabin. The episode aired on tape delay on November 16, 2006. [29]
27 Chris Sabin January 14, 2007 Final Resolution Orlando, Florida 4 154 This was a 3-Way Dance also involving Jerry Lynn. [30]
28 Jay Lethal June 17, 2007 Slammiversary Nashville, Tennessee 1 2 [31]
29 Samoa Joe June 19, 2007 Impact! Orlando, Florida 3 54 The episode aired on tape delay on June 21, 2007. [32]
30 Kurt Angle August 12, 2007 Hard Justice Orlando, Florida 1 28 This match was also for Angle's TNA World Heavyweight and IGF's version of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, as well as for Joe's TNA World Tag Team Championship. Angle became the first person to hold all of TNA's active championships at the same time. [33]
31 Jay Lethal September 9, 2007 No Surrender Orlando, Florida 2 134 [34]
32 Johnny Devine January 21, 2008 Impact! Orlando, Florida 1 20 The episode aired on tape delay on January 24, 2008. [35]
33 Jay Lethal February 10, 2008 Against All Odds Greenville, South Carolina 3 65 This was a Six Man Tag Team Street Fight pitting Lethal and The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) against Devine and Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother Devon), in which the person to get the fall would win the title. [36]
34 Petey Williams April 15, 2008 Impact! Orlando, Florida 2 152 Williams invoked his Feast or Fired title opportunity to challenge Lethal for the championship and win the title. The episode aired on tape delay on April 17, 2008. [37]
35 Sheik Abdul Bashir September 14, 2008 No Surrender Oshawa, Ontario, Canada 1 84 This was a 3-Way Dance also involving Consequences Creed. [38]
36 Eric Young December 7, 2008 Final Resolution Orlando, Florida 1 <1 [39]
Vacated December 7, 2008 Final Resolution Orlando, Florida Management Director Jim Cornette stripped Young of the championship because his win was controversial. [39]
37 Alex Shelley January 11, 2009 Genesis Charlotte, North Carolina 1 63 Shelley defeated Chris Sabin in a tournament final to win the vacant championship. [40]
38 Suicide March 15, 2009 Destination X Orlando, Florida 1
(4/3)[1]
102 This was an Ultimate X match also involving Chris Sabin, Consequences Creed and Jay Lethal. Christopher Daniels was under the mask as Suicide for title win and Frankie Kazarian returned from injury and resumed the character from May 14, 2009. This was the first reign for the Suicide/Manik character, the fourth for Christopher Daniels and the third for Frankie Kazarian. [41][42]
39 Homicide June 25, 2009 Impact! Orlando, Florida 1 52 Homicide invoked his Feast or Fired title opportunity to challenge Suicide for the championship and win the title. This episode aired on tape delay on July 16, 2009. [43][44]
40 Samoa Joe August 16, 2009 Hard Justice Orlando, Florida 4 50 [45]
41 Amazing Red October 5, 2009 Impact! Orlando, Florida 2 106 This episode aired on tape delay on October 8, 2009. [46][47]
42 Douglas Williams January 19, 2010 Impact! Orlando, Florida 1 89 Williams invoked Rob Terry's Feast or Fired title opportunity to challenge Amazing Red for the championship. This episode aired on tape delay on January 28, 2010. [48][49]
Vacated April 18, 2010 Lockdown Saint Charles, Missouri Williams was stripped of the title after not being able to the defend due to travel restrictions in the aftermath of Icelandic volcanic eruptions. [50]
43 Kazarian April 18, 2010 Lockdown Saint Charles, Missouri 4 28 Kazarian defeated Homicide and Shannon Moore in a Steel Cage match to win the vacant title. [50]
44 Douglas Williams May 16, 2010 Sacrifice Orlando, Florida 2 113 [51]
45 Jay Lethal September 6, 2010 Impact! Orlando, Florida 4 17 This episode aired on tape delay on September 16, 2010. [52][53]
46 Amazing Red September 23, 2010 Live event New York City, New York 3 2 [54]
47 Jay Lethal September 25, 2010 Live event Rahway, New Jersey 5 43 [55]
48 Robbie E November 7, 2010 Turning Point Orlando, Florida 1 30 [56]
49 Jay Lethal December 7, 2010 Impact! Orlando, Florida 6 33 This episode aired on tape delay on December 16, 2010. [57][58]
50 Kazarian January 9, 2011 Genesis Orlando, Florida 5 127 [59]
51 Abyss May 16, 2011 Impact Orlando, Florida 1 55 This episode aired on tape delay on May 19, 2011. [60][61]
52 Brian Kendrick July 10, 2011 Destination X Orlando, Florida 1 63 [62]
53 Austin Aries September 11, 2011 No Surrender Orlando, Florida 1 301 [63]
Vacated July 8, 2012 Destination X Orlando, Florida Aries vacated the title in exchange for an opportunity to wrestle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. [64]
54 Zema Ion July 8, 2012 Destination X Orlando, Florida 1 98 This was an Ultimate X match, also involving Kenny King, Mason Andrews and Sonjay Dutt. [65]
55 Rob Van Dam October 14, 2012 Bound for Glory Phoenix, Arizona 1 137 [66]
56 Kenny King February 28, 2013 Impact Orlando, Florida 1 94 King's X Division membership was also on the line. [67]
57 Chris Sabin June 2, 2013 Slammiversary XI Boston, Massachusetts 5 18 This was an Ultimate X match also involving Suicide. [68]
58 Austin Aries June 20, 2013 Impact Peoria, Illinois 2 9 Aries dressed himself as Suicide and took his place in a three-way match also involving Kenny King. Aired on tape delay on June 27, 2013. [69]
59 Chris Sabin June 29, 2013 Impact Las Vegas, Nevada 6 <1 This was a three-way match also involving Manik. Aired on tape delay on July 4, 2013.
Vacated June 29, 2013 Impact Las Vegas, Nevada Sabin vacated the title in exchange for an opportunity to wrestle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. This episode aired on tape delay on July 11, 2013.
60 Manik July 18, 2013 Impact Louisville, Kentucky 2
(1)
94 This was an Ultimate X match also involving Sonjay Dutt and Greg Marasciulo. This was the second reign for the Suicide/Manik character and the first reign for T.J. Perkins. This episode aired on July 25, 2013. [70]
61 Chris Sabin October 20, 2013 Bound for Glory San Diego, California 7 34 This was an Ultimate X match also involving Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, and Austin Aries.
62 Austin Aries November 23, 2013 Impact Orlando, Florida 3 12 This episode aired on tape delay on December 12, 2013.
63 Chris Sabin December 5, 2013 Impact Orlando, Florida 8 42 This episode aired on tape delay on January 2, 2014.
64 Austin Aries January 16, 2014 Impact: Genesis Huntsville, Alabama 4 45 This episode aired on tape delay on January 23, 2014.
65 Sanada March 2, 2014 Kaisen: Outbreak Tokyo, Japan 1 110 [71]
66 Austin Aries June 20, 2014 Impact Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 5 4 This episode aired on tape delay on July 10, 2014.
Vacated June 24, 2014 Impact New York, New York Aries vacated the title in exchange for an opportunity to wrestle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. This episode aired on tape delay on July 24, 2014.
67 Samoa Joe June 26, 2014 Impact New York, New York 5 85 Defeated Low Ki and Sanada in a three-way match to win the vacant title. This episode aired on tape delay on August 7, 2014.
Vacated September 19, 2014 Impact Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Joe vacated the title due to not being medically cleared to compete. This episode aired on tape delay on November 12, 2014.
68 Low Ki September 19, 2014 Impact Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 3 110 Defeated Tigre Uno, Manik, and DJ Z for the vacant title. Aired on tape delay on November 19, 2014.
69 Austin Aries January 7, 2015 Impact New York, New York 6 1
70 Low Ki January 8, 2015 Impact New York, New York 4 23 This episode aired on tape delay on January 16, 2015.
71 Rockstar Spud January 31, 2015 Impact London, England 1 43 Spud invoked his Feast or Fired title opportunity. This episode aired on tape delay on March 20, 2015.
72 Kenny King March 15, 2015 Impact Orlando, Florida 2 56 This was a four-way ladder match also involving Tigre Uno and Mandrews. This episode aired on tape delay on May 1, 2015.
73 Rockstar Spud May 10, 2015 Impact Orlando, Florida 2 <1 This was a gauntlet match featuring King, Suicide/Manik, Zema Ion, Mandrews, Argos, Crazzy Steve and Tigre Uno. This episode aired on tape delay on May 29, 2015
Vacated May 10, 2015 Impact Orlando, Florida Spud vacated the title in exchange for an opportunity to wrestle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. This episode aired on tape delay on June 10, 2015.
74 Tigre Uno June 24, 2015 Impact Orlando, Florida 1 199 Tigre Uno defeated Low Ki and Grado in a three-way elimination match to win the vacant championship.
75 Trevor Lee January 9, 2016 Impact Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1 155 This episode aired on tape delay on February 2, 2016.
76 Eddie Edwards June 12, 2016 Slammiversary Orlando, Florida 1 2 This was a four-way match also involving Andrew Everett and DJ Z. [72]
77 Mike Bennett June 14, 2016 Impact Orlando, Florida 1 1 This episode aired on tape delay on June 21, 2016. [73]
78 Eddie Edwards June 15, 2016 Impact Orlando, Florida 2 28 This was an Ultimate X match that also included Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett, DJ Z, Rockstar Spud, Mandrews, and Braxton Sutter. This episode aired on tape delay on July 5, 2016. [74]
79 Lashley July 13, 2016 Impact Orlando, Florida 1 30 This was a Winner Takes All Six Sides of Steel for both Edwards's X Division Championship and Lashley's TNA World Heavyweight Championship. This episode aired on tape delay on July 21, 2016.
Vacated August 12, 2016 Impact Orlando, Florida Lashley unified the TNA King of the Mountain Championship with his TNA World Heavyweight Championship and vacated the X Division Championship. This episode aired on tape delay on August 18, 2016. [75]
80 DJZ August 13, 2016 Impact Orlando, Florida 2 148 This was an Ultimate X Gauntlet match that also included Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett, Rockstar Spud, Mandrews, and Braxton Sutter. This episode aired on tape delay on September 1, 2016. [76]
81 Trevor Lee January 8, 2017 Impact Orlando, Florida 2 102 Lee invoked his Race for the Case for a title opportunity on Open Fight Night. This was a ladder match. This episode aired on tape delay on February 2, 2017. On March 2, 2017, the championship was renamed to the Impact Wrestling X Division Championship following the renaming of the promotion. [77][78]
82 Low-Ki April 20, 2017 Impact! Orlando, Florida 5 40 This was a six-pack challenge that also included Andrew Everett, Sonjay Dutt, Dezmond Xavier, and Suicide. [79]
83 Sonjay Dutt May 30, 2017 Impact! Mumbai, India 1 81 During his reign, the title was renamed GFW X Division Championship. This episode aired on tape delay on June 15, 2017.
84 Trevor Lee August 19, 2017 Impact! Orlando, Florida 3 82 This was a falls count anywhere match. During his reign the title was renamed Impact X Division Championship. This episode aired on tape delay on September 14, 2017.
85 Taiji Ishimori November 9, 2017 Impact! Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1 64 This episode aired on tape delay on January 4, 2018.
86 Matt Sydal January 12, 2018 Impact! Crossroads Orlando, Florida 1 191 Sydal's Impact Grand Championship was also on the line. This episode aired on tape delay on March 8, 2018.
87 Brian Cage July 22, 2018 Slammiversary XVI Toronto, Ontario 1 112
Vacated November 11, 2018 Impact! Las Vegas, Nevada Brian Cage invoked Option C and challenged Johnny Impact for the Impact World Championship at Impact Wrestling Homecoming.