Austin Aries Comments On Title Win And Change To The Name, Title Match Next Week, Impact On 2018

- Above, Kiera Hogan made her debut with Impact Wrestling against Knockouts Champion Laurel Van Ness in a non-title match. Van Ness controlled most of the match until Allie showed up for the distraction and Hogan was able to roll-up Van Ness for the upset victory. Thanks to that win, Hogan will get a title shot on next week's episode of Impact.

- As noted, Austin Aries won the Impact Global Championship against Eli Drake on tonight's Impact. During a celebration of all things Eli Drake, Aries came out and challenged Drake to a match. Drake initially turned it down, but Adonis hit Aries with the title in the back of the head, and Drake decided to have the match right then. Aries recovered and was able to get the pinfall victory after hitting a brainbuster on Drake. On Twitter, Aries said he may not be the most popular guy, but he's leading the pro wrestling charge with numerous titles to his name. Also on Twitter, Impact Wrestling said he was the new "Impact World Heavyweight Champion." Aries responded he wants the title to be called the "Impact World Championship," because he's not a heavyweight, but is world class.

- Tonight's episode of Impact was the first from the latest tapings and on Twitter the company had this to say about their journey through the rest of 2018.


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