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Josh Alexander Crowned IMPACT World Champion

Josh Alexander IMPACT World Champion

Josh Alexander has been crowned the new IMPACT Wrestling World Champion, dethroning Moose at the conclusion to the Anthem-helmed promotion’s Rebellion pay-per-view.

IMPACT Wrestling’s fourth-annual Rebellion event was topped off with Moose defending the World Championship against Josh Alexander, concluding their six-month-long rivalry. Despite sinking to nefarious means throughout the clash, Moose’s title reign came to an end after Josh Alexander dropped him with a C4Spike.

Moose had won the title from ‘The Walking Weapon’ at last October’s Bound For Glory event. There, Josh had only just lifted the title from Christian Cage, with Moose then invoking his Call Your Shot opportunity that he won earlier in the evening. With the loss, Moose’s title reign ends at 182 days.

Josh Alexander is a Triple Crown Champion within IMPACT Wrestling, having previously held both the X Division and World Tag Team Championships – alongside Ethan Page – on top of his first reign with the World Championship. Additionally, he’s captured four IMPACT Year End Awards, including being 2021’s Wrestler of the Year.

Following the dissolution of The North and Ethan Page’s departure for All Elite Wrestling, Josh Alexander has risen to become one of the top names within IMPACT Wrestling. A number of his matches from 2021 were critically-acclaimed, most notably his 3 June Iron Man clash with TJP.

Josh Alexander wasn’t the only new champion crowned at Rebellion, as Ace Austin captured his third X Division Championship from Trey Miguel, while Taya Valkyrie became a record-tying four-time AAA Reina de Reinas Champion by defeating Deonna Purrazzo. Tasha Steelz, Violent By Design, and The Influence were all successful in their championship defences.

Additionally, the 2022 Slammiversary pay-per-view was confirmed for Sunday, 19 June in Nashville, Tennessee.

Read our full IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2022 results.