After a giant period of inactivity, TNA Wrestling has finally shut down their Television title. It was announced on ImpactWrestling.com that Executive Director Kurt Angle was declaring the title inactive, as well as stating that the roster should aim for “higher levels.
Regarding the decision Angle said, “The TV Title was left dormant by the Dixie Carter and MVP administrations for over a year. Taking over as Executive Director has required me to fix issues they left behind. Championships are the reward of competition inside the ring between wrestlers striving to be the best. As of now, the TV Title is inactive. I’m looking for our roster to step up their level of competition and wrestle on a higher level for the World Heavyweight, X-Division, Knockout and World Tag Team Championships.”
The title was formerly featured prominently on TNA television, as it was mandated to be defended weekly. The title orignially started as the TNA Legends Title, a championship created by Booker T, before becoming the TNA Global title, and eventually the television title. Both AJ Styles and Eric Young held all three incarnations of the title.
Abyss won the title at Slammiversary last year, but then was never booked to defend the title, and it stopped appearing on television. His reign will officially end at 393 days.