King of the Mountain match

Summary

The King of the Mountain match, called a Queen of the Mountain match when female wrestlers are involved, is a professional wrestling match exclusive to Impact Wrestling (formerly Total Nonstop Action Wrestling).

Match formatEdit

 
The TNA ring before a King of the Mountain match with the "penalty box" cage on the right.

The five competitors in the match start out as "ineligible" to win. In order to become "eligible", a wrestler must score a pinfall or submission on an opponent. The opponent who submits or is pinned is forced to spend two minutes in the "penalty box" cage. More than one wrestler can be in the cage. This often results in wrestlers fighting inside the cage or forming some sort of alliance.

Once "eligible", the wrestler may win the match by retrieving the match's prize (usually a championship belt) and hanging it on the hook suspended above the ring with the aid of ladders stationed outside the ring. An official maintains possession of the belt and circles the ring, staying out of the action as much as possible. When a wrestler wishes to hang the belt, he must retrieve it from the official. Once the belt is in play, any other wrestler who is eligible may attempt to steal the belt and hang it. Once the belt has been dropped and no wrestler is attempting to hang it, a referee returns the belt to the official.

These modified rules make King/Queen of the Mountain essentially a reverse ladder match, as the competitors attempt to hang the belt instead of retrieving it.

StatsEdit

As of 2016, Jeff Jarrett has won the most King of the Mountain matches with three, winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship twice in the process. Also, Samoa Joe is the only wrestler to retain a world championship (The TNA World Heavyweight Championship), while Suicide, Eric Young and Bram are the only other wrestlers to retain a championship in the match (Suicide retained the X Division Championship while Eric Young and Bram retained the King of the Mountain Championship).

Queen of the MountainEdit

At Slammiversary (2022), the first-ever Queen of the Mountain match took place, with Jordynne Grace defeating champion Tasha Steelz, along with Chelsea Green, Deonna Purrazzo and Mia Yim to win the Impact Knockouts Championship. Four-time Knockouts World Champion Mickie James was the match's enforcer. [1]

Match historyEdit

King of the MountainEdit

# Match Stipulations Event Date Location Ref
1 Jeff Jarrett defeated Ron Killings (c), A.J. Styles, Raven and Chris Harris For the NWA World Heavyweight Championship TNA Weekly PPV 97 June 2, 2004 Nashville, TN
2 Raven defeated A.J. Styles (c), Monty Brown, Abyss and Sean Waltman For the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Slammiversary 2005 June 19, 2005 Orlando, FL
3 Jeff Jarrett defeated Christian Cage (c), Abyss, Ron Killings and Sting For the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Slammiversary 2006 June 18, 2006 Orlando, FL
4 Kurt Angle defeated Samoa Joe, A.J. Styles, Christian Cage and Chris Harris For the inaugural TNA World Heavyweight Championship Slammiversary 2007 June 17, 2007 Nashville, TN
5
(X Division)
Kaz defeated Chris Sabin, Curry Man, Jimmy Rave and Johnny Devine For a future TNA World Heavyweight Championship match TNA Impact! June 5, 2008 Orlando, FL [2]
6 Samoa Joe (c) defeated Robert Roode, Booker T, Rhino and Christian Cage For the TNA World Heavyweight Championship Slammiversary 2008 June 8, 2008 Southaven, MS
7
(X Division)
Suicide (c) defeated Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley For the TNA X Division Championship Slammiversary 2009 June 21, 2009 Auburn Hills, MI [3]
8 Kurt Angle defeated Mick Foley (c), Jeff Jarrett, A.J. Styles and Samoa Joe For the TNA World Heavyweight Championship Slammiversary 2009 June 21, 2009 Auburn Hills, MI [3]
9 Jeff Jarrett defeated Matt Hardy, Eric Young, Drew Galloway and Bobby Roode For the reactivated TNA King of the Mountain Championship Slammiversary 2015 June 28, 2015 Orlando, FL
10 PJ Black defeated Lashley, Chris Mordetzky, Eric Young and Robbie E For the vacant TNA King of the Mountain Championship Impact Wrestling August 12, 2015 Orlando, FL
11 Eric Young (c) defeated Will Ospreay, Big Damo, Bram and Jimmy Havoc For the TNA King of the Mountain Championship Impact Wrestling March 8, 2016 Birmingham, England
12 Bram (c) defeated Eli Drake, Andrew Everett, Jessie Godderz and Eddie Edwards For the TNA King of the Mountain Championship Impact Wrestling May 3, 2016 Orlando, FL

Queen of the MountainEdit

# Match Stipulations Event Date Location Ref
1 Jordynne Grace defeated Tasha Steelz (c), Deonna Purrazzo, Mia Yim, & Chelsea Green For the Impact Knockouts World Championship Slammiversary (2022) June 19, 2022 Nashville, Tennessee [4]

Participant listEdit

King of the MountainEdit

Wrestler Victories Appearances
Jeff Jarrett 3 4
Kurt Angle 2 2
Kaz 1 1
Suicide 1 1
PJ Black 1 1
Raven 1 2
Bram 1 2
Samoa Joe 1 3
Eric Young 1 3
Monty Brown 0 1
Sean Waltman 0 1
Sting 0 1
Curry Man 0 1
Jimmy Rave 0 1
Johnny Devine 0 1
Booker T 0 1
Rhino 0 1
Jay Lethal 0 1
Consequences Creed 0 1
Alex Shelley 0 1
Mick Foley 0 1
Matt Hardy 0 1
Drew Galloway 0 1
Lashley 0 1
Chris Mordetzky 0 1
Will Ospreay 0 1
Big Damo 0 1
Jimmy Havoc 0 1
Eli Drake 0 1
Andrew Everett 0 1
Eddie Edwards 0 1
Robbie E 0 1
Jessie Godderz 0 1
Ron Killings 0 2
Abyss 0 2
Chris Harris 0 2
Chris Sabin 0 2
Robert/Bobby Roode 0 2
Christian Cage 0 3
A.J. Styles 0 4

Queen of the MountainEdit

Wrestler Victories Appearances
Jordynne Grace 1 1
Chelsea Green 0 1
Deonna Purrazzo 0 1
Mia Yim 0 1
Tasha Steelz 0 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Celebrate 20 Years of IMPACT Wrestling at Slammiversary LIVE June 19th on Pay-Per-View". ImpactWrestling.com. 2022-05-12. Retrieved 2022-05-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Banks, Bill (2008-05-30). "iMPACT: Cage/Rhino v Booker/Roode/X Division King of the Mountain". TNAwrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2009-05-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Powell, Jason (June 19, 2022). "6/19 Impact Wrestling Slammiversary results: Powell's live review of Josh Alexander vs. Eric Young for the Impact World Championship, Ultimate X match for the X Division Championship, Queen of the Mountain match for the Knockouts Title, The Briscoes vs. Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson for the Impact Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 19, 2022.