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In Professional Wrestling, a "Grand Slam Championship" is not a championship in and of itself. Rather, it's a special achievement given to wrestlers who have won at least four certain titles in their career. Currently, WWE, TNA/Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and New Japan are major promotions with a Grand Slam methodology, though other minor promotions have their own Grand Slam methodologies.

See also Triple Crown Champion, a feat which in most cases is required in order to achieve the "Grand Slam", usually involving three Championships that are required for a Grand Slam.

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WWE

WWE has had two methods for determining a men's Grand Slam Champion, and one method for women's.

Men's Original Rules

  • A wrestler had to have held:
    • Either the WWF/E Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship
    • Either the WWF/World Tag Team Championship or the WWE Tag Team Championship
    • The Intercontinental Championship
    • Either the European Championship or the Hardcore Championship

Men's Modern Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held:
    • Either the WWE Championship or the Universal Championship
    • Either the Raw or Smackdown Tag Team Championshipnote 
    • The Intercontinental Championship
    • The United States Championship

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Women's Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held:
    • WWE Raw Women's Championship
    • WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
    • WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
    • NXT Women's Championship

WWE Grand Slam Winners

WWE has absorbed the history of WCW and ECW, however neither promotion had four titles eligible for a Grand Slam. If the WCW World Television Championship was recognized as eligible, all WCW Triple Crown Champions except Goldberg and Bret Hart would also be Grand Slam Champions. Booker T would be the only man to have earned Grand Slam Champion status in both WCW and WWE, and would be the only man to have earned both without counting the same championship for both. AJ Styles is the only man to have earned the Grand Slam Champion status in both TNA and WWE.

TNA/Impact!

Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held
    • Either the NWA World Heavyweight Championship or the TNA/Impact World Championship
    • Either the NWA Tag Team Championship or the TNA/Impact Tag Team Championship
    • The X Division Championship
    • The TNA/Impact Television Championship (under any of its names) or the Impact Grand Championship

TNA/Impact Wrestling Grand Slam Winners

Impact introduced the Impact Digital Media Championship in October 2021; it has not announced whether this title will be a future Grand Slam component.

Ring of Honor

Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held
    • The ROH World Championship
    • The ROH World Tag Team Championship
    • The ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
    • The ROH Pure Championship or ROH World Television Championship

ROH Grand Slam Winners

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Rules

  • A wrestler has to have held
    • The IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • The IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    • The NEVER Openweight Championship
    • The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship

NJPW Grand Slam Winners

NJPW established its Grand Slam on a retroactive basis in 2021. It's unique among Grand Slams that it consists of four singles championships, and also in that two of the required titles no longer existed when the Grand Slam was established. On March 1, 2021, NJPW retired its IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental championships, merging them into the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. NJPW has not announced whether it will establish a new Grand Slam.

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