This was a 30 minute Iron Man match. On March 2, 2017 (aired on March 9), Alberto El Patron defeated Lashley in a controversial fashion to win the championship, now referred as Impact World Heavyweight Championship due TNA changing name and becoming Impact Wrestling.
Angle defeated Samoa Joe, A.J. Styles, Christian Cage, and Chris Harris in a King of the Mountain match to win the vacant championship. After the event, Angle's reign and the vacancy was no longer recognized by TNA, and thus is viewed to be the start of the championship's history.
This was a Three Way match, which also involved Sting and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage for what was referred to as the "World Heavyweight Championship". On the May 17, 2007 episode of Impact!, Angle was announced as the new "TNA World Heavyweight Champion".