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Championship roll call for December 2013

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Another year is coming to an end in rapid fashion. As we close out 2013 here is another look at the top Champions of WWE, TNA Wrestling and Ring of Honor. If WWE’s TLC pay per view goes to plan on Sunday then the list will get a little smaller in 2014.

WWE

World Heavyweight Champion

John Cena

46 day reign

defeated then-Champion Alberto Del Rio at the Hell in a Cell pay per view on October 27.

next Title defense: versus WWE Champion Randy Orton at the TLC pay per view on December 15 in a Title Unification match in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.

WWE Champion

Randy Orton

46 day reign

defeated Daniel Bryan in a Hell in a Cell match at the Hell in a Cell pay per view on October 27 to win the vacant WWE Championship.

next Title defense: versus World Heavyweight Champion John Cena at the TLC pay per view on December 15 in a Title Unification match in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.

WWE Intercontinental Champion

Big E Langston

24 day reign

defeated then-Champion Curtis Axel on the November 18 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW.

next Title defense: versus Damian Sandow at the TLC pay per view on December 15.

WWE United States Champion

Dean Ambrose

207 day reign

defeated then-Champion Kofi Kingston at the Extreme Rules pay per view on May 19.

WWE Tag Team Champions

Cody Rhodes & Goldust

59 day reign

defeated then-Champions The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) on the October 14 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW in a No Disqualifications match.

next Title defense: versus The Real Americans (Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro), The Big Show & Rey Mysterio and Ryback & Curtis Axel in a fatal four way at the TLC pay per view on December 15.

WWE Unified Divas Champion

AJ Lee

179 day reign

defeated then-Champion Kaitlyn at the Payback pay per view on June 16.

next Title defense: versus Natalya Neidhart at the TLC pay per view on December 15.

WWE NXT Champion

Bo Dallas

203 day reign

defeated then-Champion Big E Langston at the May 23 NXT television taping. The match aired on NXT on June 12.

WWE NXT Tag Team Champions

The Ascension (Viktor & Konnor)

91 day reign

defeated then-Champions Corey Graves & Adrian Neville at the September 12 NXT television taping. The match aired on NXT on September 25.

WWE NXT Women’s Champion

Paige

175 day reign

defeated Emma in the finals of an eight woman tournament at the June 20 NXT television taping to crown the inaugural NXT Women’s Champion. The match aired on NXT on July 24.

TNA Wrestling

TNA World Heavyweight Champion

Magnus

9 day reign

Magnus defeated Jeff Hardy in the finals of an eight man, single elimination tournament to determine a new official TNA World Champion at the December 3 Impact Wrestling television taping. The match will air on December 19 as part of a Final Resolution free TV special episode of Impact Wrestling. AJ Styles was stripped of the TNA Championship on October 29 by TNA Dixie Carter due to a storyline contract dispute. At the December 4 Impact Wrestling television taping, Magnus defeated Styles in a No Disqualifications Match to become undisputed TNA World Champion. That match will not air until January 9, 2014.

TNA X-Division Champion

Chris Sabin

7 day reign

defeated then-Champion Austin Aries on the December 5 Impact Wrestling television taping. The match will air on January 2, 2014. Incidentally Aries beat Sabin for the X-Division Championship on the November 23 Impact Wrestling television taping. That match will not air until tomorrow night, December 12, on Impact Wrestling.

TNA World Tag Team Champions

The BroMans (Robbie E & Jesse Godderz)

53 day reign

defeated then-Champions James Storm & Gunner to win the Championships at Bound For Glory IX on October 20.

TNA Women’s Champion

Gail Kim

53 day reign

defeated then-Champion ODB and Brooke Tessmacher in a triple threat match to win the Championship at Bound For Glory IX on October 20.

TNA Television Champion

Abyss

193 day reign

defeated then-Champion Devon at the Slammiversary pay per view on June 2.

TNA Women’s Tag Team Champions

Deactivated

Then-Champions ODB & Eric Young were forced to vacate the Championships on the June 20 episode of Impact Wrestling by Knockouts Division Executive Brooke Hogan due to Young being a male. The Championship was then officially deactivated on June 27 and removed from the ImpactWrestling.com website.

Ring of Honor

ROH World Heavyweight Champion

Adam Cole

83 day reign

defeated Michael Elgin in the finals of the a 16-man tournament to crown a new Champion. The Championship was vacated on July 3 due to a storyline injury to then-Champion Jay Briscoe. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament happened at the Death Before Dishonor XI event on September 20.

next Title defense: versus Michael Elgin and Jay Briscoe in a triple threat match on December 14 at the Final Battle ’13 live event.

ROH World Tag Team Champions

reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)

117 day reign

defeated then-Champions The American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) on the Manhattan Mayhem V live event on August 17.

next Title defense: versus Outlaw, Inc. (Homicide & Eddie Kingston) on December 14 at the Final Battle ’13 live event.

ROH World Television Champion

Matt Taven

285 day reign

defeated then-Champion Adam Cole at the 11th Anniversary Internet pay per view on March 2.

next Title defense: versus Tommaso Ciampa on December 14 at the Final Battle ’13 live event.

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