He did it! There are all kinds of wrestlers in the world but only a few actually make it to the top level of a promotion. They might win titles or championships, but winning the World Title is what matters most more often than not. Sometimes you will see a wrestler take a very long time to get there, but this time around is one of the longest waits you will find in any situation.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: He’s Changed: Former WWE Writer On How Vince McMahon Did Not Think The Usos Could Talk

Alex Shelley defeated Steve Maclin to win the Impact Wrestling World Title This Friday at Impact Wrestling’s Against All Odds event. Shelley, 40, has been appearing for Impact Wrestling on and off since June 2004. He received his first ever shot at the World Title last August when he was defeated by Josh Alexander. Shelley is also a former X-Division and Tag Team Champion.

Shelley is a star. Check out some of his path to the title and his thoughts on the win:

Opinion: There are certain moments in wrestling that feel special and this is one of them. Shelley has been in Impact Wrestling for the better part of twenty years now and is a legend in the company. The build to Shelley’s title challenges have been so good that it would have been sad to see him not win the title. It’s a special moment and I’m very glad to see it happen.

What do you think of the title change? How will Shelley do as champion? Let us know in the comments below.

Please share this story on Facebook! Help us spread the word!

You can find more from Thomas Hall at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

Get the LATEST RUMORS! Click to sign up for the exclusive Wrestling Rumors daily newsletter.


  • WRESTLING RUMORS: Where The Usos And Roman Reigns Are Possibly Heading This Summer

  • They’re Up: WWE Scores All Time Record Audience In New Poll

  • The Future Is Bright: Update On AEW’s Long Term Plans For Top Star

  • REVIEW: WWF Boston House Show – June 27, 1986: It’s Trash Day

  • AEW Dynamite Results – June 7, 2023

  • Oh Really Now? Alexa Bliss Reveals Why D-Von Dudley Spent So Much Time In Her Bedroom

  • One More? Edge’s WWE Return Confirmed, Retirement Match Previously Teased

  • WATCH: Solo Sikoa Meets His Match At WWE Live Event (It’s A Young Girl)

  • She’s Out: Longtime WCW/WWE/AEW Employee Retires From The Road After Near 30 Year Career

  • He’s Back: AEW Officially Announces Huge Match For First Collision Main Event