Rich Swann is the new X-Division champion after having won the return of Ultimate X tonight at Homecoming. The Ultimate X ladder match kicked off the PPV. Swann defeated Trey Miguel, Jake Crist, and Ethan Page to become the new champion.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 7, 2019
Rich Swann on the X-Division Championship
I had the chance to ask Swann about being a fan of the X-Division growing up on an episode of Impact Wrestling Press Pass last year.
“Oh man, I was such a fan,” Swann said of the early days of the X-Division. “Seeing guys like Frankie Kazarian, Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal.”
“At that point in time in professional wrestling, there was only one company,” Swann continued. “Then to see these guys kind of throw out this style, this cruiserweight style, this style that had kind of been forgotten about thrown out and abandoned, and put it on TV, it mesmerized me.”
“Growing up aspiring to be a professional wrestler my size and stature that was one of my goals, if not the goal, to be in the X-Division to be in Impact, to get the X-Division championship.”
Impact Wrestling Homecoming
The Ultimate X match kicked off Impact Wrestling’s return to Nashville for Homecoming. Join us for live coverage of the event here.