IMPACT Wrestling World Title Vacated

Josh Alexander IMPACT World Champion

Josh Alexander is no longer the IMPACT Wrestling World Champion after the star was forced to vacate the title with a match to crown a new champion already announced.

Josh Alexander is in his second reign as IMPACT World Champion having won the title back from Moose at Rebellion in April 2022. Unfortunately for the Canadian star, he won’t have the chance to become the first man to surpass one year as champion as a torn triceps has forced him to relinquish his belt.

Alexander will undergo surgery today (March 24th) and the company has noted that he will be out of action “indefinitely” while he recovers.

IMPACT Wrestling broke the sad news on social media while confirming that a match will take place at 2023’s edition of Rebellion to crown a new champion. And it means a brand new name will appear in the record books at Steve Maclin will take on KUSHIDA for the crown, one that neither man has held before.

BREAKING: @Walking_Weaponwill relinquish the IMPACT World Championship due to a triceps tear that will require surgery. KUSHIDA will face @SteveMaclinto crown a new champion on April 16 at #Rebellion.”

Alexander last defended the title back in February at No Surrender where he defeated former champion, Rich Swann. His last in-ring outing came on the 19th of March at AAA Lucha Libre World Cup when his Team Canada lost to Team Europe.

IMPACT Wrestling has announced that Steve Maclin will replace Alexander to team with Rich Swann and Frankie Kazarian at Sacrifice in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to take on the Time Machine Trio of Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, and KUSHIDA.

Everyone at TJRWrestling wishes Josh Alexander a full and speedy recovery.