John Hennigan, aka Johnny Impact, has won the Impact World Championship. He defeated Austin Aries tonight at Bound For Glory to win the gold.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 15, 2018
The win comes at an opportune time for both Johnny and Impact. Currently, John Hennigan is a contestant on the hit reality TV program, Survivor.
Johnny Impact (John Hennigan) – Impact World Champion
The title is his first in Impact. He’s previously been Lucha Underground Champion as well, having won the title in Season 3. In WWE, he’s a 3x former Intercontinental Champion, a 4x Tag Team Champion, a WWECW World Champion, and a 2-time Slammy Award winner. PWI ranked him #24 in their Top-500 rankings last year. He won the AAA Mega Championship in Mexico as well.
The loss for Austin Aries concludes his 3rd run as Impact World Champion. He had lost and regained the title to Pentagon Junior earlier in the year. He originally won the title from Eli Drake shortly after the new management team took over in January.
Impact will hold two nights of tapings in the Melrose Ballroom over the next two nights. They will then travel to Las Vegas for 3 nights of tapings in November. Tonight, they announced their next PPV will take place on January 9th, 2019 in Nashville, TN.