Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jul 8, 2013
Backstage News – Knockouts Tag-Team & TV Titles Gone?

Backstage News – Knockouts Tag-Team & TV Titles Gone?


— We can now confirm that TNA has officially retired the Knockouts tag-team titles. The feeling is that the company just doesn’t have enough Knockouts to make the titles mean much. Also, they are trying to take the Knockouts roster and build them around the singles title. Also, with the company running Gutcheck, Open Fight Night and the Bound For Glory Series, the feeling was that something needed to be dropped.

— Following Abyss winning the belt at Slammiversary, the TV title is essentially gone at this point. The company feels that they can re-introduce the titles again if they need/want to.

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24 Responses to “Backstage News – Knockouts Tag-Team & TV Titles Gone?”

  1. ViceyThaShizzle says:

    The KO tag titles were relevant for about a year after they were introduced, after that they lost all meaning. They should keep the TV title though.

  2. jp says:

    Yeah, I think the tv title could have some meaning with a little effort. Use it to elevate the guys that are holding it at the time. Wouldn’t be that hard

  3. jbcissom says:

    I'll say this… what TNA is doing with the X-div belt, they should have done so with the TV belt as well. Make that match a triple threat match whenever it happens. Puts emphasis on both belts, and gives those wrestlers a chance in the spotlight to shine with "the man" at that time.

  4. showtime says:

    That belt was horrible anyway. Legends title, then global title and now tv title….maybe they bring it back again under a new name. I do think that TNA needs a secondary title like the wwe’s intercontinental title or wcw’s (and now wwe’s) United States title…..just not that horrible belt that they cant name.

    • godoftna says:

      the tv title wasn't a bad idea, but it was used horribly. I agree that renaming it on 3 seperate occasions ruined the belt and killed any chance it had at being seen as a legiotimate title, not to mention the c list of talents who have held it in the past.

      • soyfenomenal says:

        Yeah. Styles, Booker T, Nash, Foley, Joe, Devon…all C list.

        • godoftna says:

          OK, a poor choicing of words on my part. Obviously not all those who've held the title in the past are c list talents. There have been top names to hold the belt. Foley was not among them though btw. The only title in TNA he ever held was the world.

  5. annil8or4321 says:

    triple threat all the time is boring, tv title should be defended every impact

    • jbcissom says:

      I agree, but if you're going to have that stip for the x-div champ, there needs to be one for the tv champ as well. If you wanted to break it up to where the x-div champ challenged at Dest. X and the tv champ challenged at the mid point between BFG and Lockdown, so be it.

      • annil8or4321 says:

        any stip could be a good twist especially at a ppv, i havent seen a iron man match in a f n decade

  6. ViceyThaShizzle says:

    Well at the moment the x-div is just seen as a mid-card cruiserweight belt, unlike the early years in TNA when it was the top title everyone was gunning for. But it has been given some prestige in the last year by Aries making the cashing in stip, it has overtaken the TV title in terms of importance. But the TV title is important for a lot of the roster; those who aren't likely to get a shot at the WH title and those who are too big to be in the x-div. It should be kept and defended weekly like it was. Do away with Gutcheck or reduce it down to one show and give the TV title some airtime.

  7. TNA_Warrior_UK says:

    If they are trying to build the knockouts roster around the singles title then they should hire some knockouts or stop firing perfectly good ones.

    • jbcissom says:

      Um… Madison Rayne will be back once she's ready to come back… bank on it.

      And in regards to Taeler Hendrix… as many people don't like her, she doesn't have the cross-over appeal that Tessmacher has. Say what you want about her chin, but Brooke Adams has been in a lot of bikini competitions and photoshoots that could be published in a … ahem… gentlemen's type of magazine (and yes, she does have the best @$$ in the business).

      • TNA_Warrior_UK says:

        Thats still not alot of knockouts though. I think there are only 6 or 7. As for Tessmacher….. what a body!

  8. Mutter5 says:

    They did the whole TV title win wrong imo…
    Joe park should be TV champion… when he came out of his abyss trance what did he do with the belt?
    he should have woken up with it or something, assusming that his "Brother" had left it for him. im sure they could have worked it in, Joe park is a funny character and i personally like to see him on TV….

  9. godoftna says:

    KO's tag titles have been dead and worthless for a long long time, but the TV title could have been a solid semi-main event belt had TNA put the work into it. Let's face it, the title itself has little to no meaning, even before now. It's been through 3 name changes since it's creation(Legend's, Global, and then TV), the majority of people who've held it(aside from AJ, Joe, and Booker) have been flash in the pan champions, and TNA has never done anything to make it look like a title worth having. In any other promotion throughout the world, the secondary heavyweight title has always been looked upon as the last step before a World title run. Belts like the IC title in the WWF and the US title in WCW were used for the best workers and for World title contenders who were not in the main event scene. The TV title in TNA by comparison has been used weakly at best and handed around to just about everyone on the roster. There was hope that when Joe won it that it would regain or gain some prominence, but instead it just became another prop in the battle between TNA and the Aces n 8s. I sincerely hope that TNA will bring it back soon, preferably after B4G, and institute a TV title tournament that will make the belt worth something. They need to put some of the best competitors in the tournament to lend it credibility. Guys like Magnus(if he doesn't go for the World title at B4G), Angle, Roode, Aries, Hardy, Joe, Matt Morgan, Sting, EY, and Jmaes Storm to name a few. And for god's sake, don't have who ever won the belt hold it for a week or two and then lose it. Who ever would win the belt should have a lengthy title run to give the belt the credibility that it needs to be seen as a legitimate title while facing LEGITIMATE talents on a regular basis. They shouldn't go through a tournament full of main event or semi main event guys and then spend the next 3-5 months battling the bottom of the roster. Get your heads together TNA.

  10. tsoutheast says:

    TNA just doesn't know how to be a title or a division.

    • JoeWrestling says:

      Yes, not like WWE which promotes all their singles matches with six man tags and promotes their women's singles division with all women's tags. Then most the matches on the show are count out, DQ, distractions, production plays someone music during the match, Orton attacks the ref but doesn't get fined $400,000 like Sheamus, take your pick. Anything but put on a fair match, or have anyone beat anyone. What a division.

  11. whatsup121 says:

    The knockout title was legit until EY was

    Champ the. They could have made it a

    Mix tag title option with Jesssie Goderz

    & Tara feuding for it. Dropping the tv

    Title was lame cause they could have used

    It as a stepping stone toward the heavily

    Weight championship

  12. KilloWare1996 says:

    Instead of getting rid of them entirely why don't they keep them off television while they sign more knockouts and put them together. The television title should be renamed the hardcore title and another two saying International and United States along with X Division Tag Titles

    • godoftna says:

      Problem. There isn't nearly enough tv time each week to support all these titles you're suggesting. There should be a tv title as it could be the stepping stone to the World title. The X division stip of the champion getting to face for the world title is good, but it should actually be the tv title that gets that option. Order of titles should follow as: X, TV, and then World.

      KO tag titles have been pointless for a long long time and I'm glad they finally dropped them. An x division tag title has possibilities, but TNA needs more tv time each week to make things work.

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