Christian Cage is the new IMPACT World Champion after defeating Kenny Omega on the debut episode of AEW’s new show, Rampage.
Christian Cage is the new TNA/IMPACT World Champion following his victory over defending champ Kenny Omega in the opening match of the debut episode of AEW Rampage.
Christian got the won after the Young Bucks attempted to interfere on Omega’s behalf by sliding a steel chair in the ring while Don Callis had the referee distracted. The plan backfired, however. Christian was able to hit a Killswitch on Omega and planted his fellow Canadian’s face on the chair. Christian then covered Omega for the win, much to the dismay of The Young Bucks and Don Callis.
After the bell, Christian celebrated alongside his friends, Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy, with both the IMPACT and TNA World Championship belts draped over his shoulders.
The victory marks Christian Cage’s first title win since he came out of retirement earlier this year. It’s also his first reign as IMPACT World Champion, although he did hold the NWA Championship during his initial run with TNA.
Christian is set to appear on Thursday’s Impact and will defend the Impact World Championship at Impact’s Emergence event on Friday August 20th, airing on Impact Plus.