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Championship roll call for May 2014

Here is the who, what, where, when and why of pro wrestling’s top champions for another month.

WWE

WWE World Heavyweight Champion

Daniel Bryan

46 day reign

defeated then-WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Batista in a triple threat match at WrestleMania XXX.

WWE Intercontinental Champion

Wade Barrett

18 day reign

defeated then-Champion Big E at the Extreme Rules pay per view on May 4.

next Title defense: versus Rob Van Dam at the Extreme Rules pay per view on June 1.

WWE United States Champion

Sheamus

17 day reign

won a 20-man battle royal on the May 5 edition of Monday Night RAW to win the Championship. Then-Champion Dean Ambrose was a part of the battle royal.

WWE Tag Team Champions

Jimmy & Jey Uso

80 day reign

defeated then-Champions The New Age Outlaws (The Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) on the March 3 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW

WWE Unified Divas Champion

Paige

45 day reign

defeated then-Champion AJ Lee on the April 7 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW.

WWE NXT Champion

Adruan Neville

84 day reign

defeated then-Champion Bo Dallas in a Ladder match on the NXT Arrival special that aired on the WWE Network on February 27.

next Title defense: versus Tyson Kidd at the NXT Takeover special that airs on the WWE Network on May 29.

WWE NXT Tag Team Champions

The Ascension (Viktor & Konnor)

252 day reign

defeated then-Champions Corey Graves & Adrian Neville at the September 12, 2013 NXT television taping. The match aired on NXT on September 25.

next Title defense: versus Kalisto & El Local at the NXT Takeover special that airs on the WWE Network on May 29.

WWE NXT Women’s Champion

vacant

Then-champion Paige was stripped of the Championship on April 24 by NXT General Manager John “Bradshaw” Layfield because she could not hold both the WWE Divas Championship and WWE NXT Women’s Championship at the same time. The finals of an eight-woman tournament will be held at the NXT Takeover special that airs on the WWE Network on May 29.

TNA Wrestling

TNA World Heavyweight Champion

Eric Young

42 day reign

defeated then-Champion Magnus on the April 10 edition of Impact Wrestling.

next Title defense: versus MVP at the Slammiversaery pay per view on June 15.

TNA X-Division Champion

Saiya Sanada

81 day reign

defeated then-Champion Austin Aries on March 2 at the TNA Wrestling/Wrestle-1 co-promoted event in Tokyo, Japan.

TNA World Tag Team Champions

The Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards)

25 day reign

defeated then-Champions The BroMans (Robbie E & Jesse Godderz) and DJ Zema Ion in a handicap match at the Sacrifice pay per view on April 27.

TNA Women’s Champion

Angelina Love

25 day reign

defeated then-Champion Madison Rayne at the Sacrifice pay per view on April 27.

TNA Television Champion

Abyss

354 day reign

defeated then-Champion Devon at the Slammiversary pay per view on June 2, 2013.

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

244 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, 2013 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, 2013.

next Title defense: versus the winner of a Six Man Scramble on June 6 in Carbondale, Illinois.

ROH World Tag Team Champions

reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)

5 day reign

defeated then-Champions The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) on May 17 at ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds.

ROH World Television Champion

Jay Lethal

48 day reign

defeated then-Champion Tommaso Ciampa on April 4 in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at Supercard of Honor VIII.