TNA Title Officially Recognized, Defended on Impact Wrestling

The TNA World Heavyweight Championship is now an official title on Impact Wrestling.

Since the Impact Rebellion event last year, Moose has been carrying around the old TNA World Heavyweight Championship title and calling himself the champion, but Impact initially did not recognize the title or Moose as the champion.

The TNA title was technically retired in 2017 and the Impact World Championship, with a new design, was introduced during the Redemption event in 2018. The current champion is Rich Swann.  

During the No Surrender event, after Swann had successfully defended his championship against Tommy Dreamer, Moose came out and attacked both men. The show closed with Moose holding both the TNA and Impact Titles, implying that he is now Swann’s rival for Impact’s top title.

During the latest episode of Impact, Moose came down to the ring after a match between Jake Something and Deaner. He attacked Jake and cut a promo, apologizing to AXS TV and saying the show won’t go on until he got an Impact title shot.

Impact Official Scott D’ Amore came out to tell Moose that Swann wasn’t at Impact as he wasn’t medically cleared. Jake tried to attack Moose but was held back by officials.

D’Amore then said that the TNA title is now an official title on Impact Wrestling and Moose would defend it that night against Jake.

The match between Moose and Jake became the episode’s main event. Moose was able to retain and was going to beat down Jake but the supposedly absent Swann made the save.

D’Amore came out again and announced that Swann would be defending the Impact World Championship against Moose on March 13 at the Sacrifice event.

It should be noted that some reports have stated that this will end up as a “winner take all” match and will feed into the AEW/Impact collaboration.