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Impact Wrestling News: New X-Division Champion crowned during TV tapings

Soumik Datta
4.21K   //    13 Nov 2017, 21:30 IST

Taiji Ishimori is the new X-Division Champion
Taiji Ishimori is the new X-Division Champion

What’s the story?

During the latest Impact Wrestling television tapings, Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Taiji Ishimori defeated Trevor Lee to become the new X-Division Champion.

In case you didn’t know…

Taiji Ishimori is signed with Pro Wrestling NOAH and has been working for the promotion for well over a decade now. He is considered as one of the best highfliers and junior heavyweights in the world today and is also a former three-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion.

Ishimori is also the longest reigning GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion in NOAH history and his previous reign saw him hold the belt for a total of 98 days. However, it was his first reign as champion when he held the belt for a told of 405 days that truly marked the beginning of his illustrious career.

Earlier this year, Ishimori made his Impact debut through the company’s working relationship with NOAH. At Slammiversary XV, Ishimori wrestled for the first time in the Impact Zone when he teamed up with fellow NOAH compatriot Naomichi Marufuji.

The heart of the matter

During the latest Impact TV tapings, Ishimori battled Trevor Lee for the X-Division Title. However, the NOAH standout had his work cut out for him as Caleb Konley kept on interfering in the contest in order to help Trevor Lee retain his championship.

The NOAH superstar remained composed and managed to get the win after connecting with a 360 splash to win his first X-Division Title.

Ishimori’s win meant that Trevor Lee’s third reign as X-Division Champion ended at 82 days.

What’s next?

Ishimori will now look forward to defending his title in the Impact division and we may quite possibly also witness him take that title to NOAH and defend it in Japan.

However, one thing is for sure that Ishimori will surely make a great X-Division Champion.


Author’s take

Personally, I’m a huge fan of Ishimori and I think that if there is anyone who is capable enough of taking the X-Division Title to the next level, it’s Taiji Ishimori.

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