Magnus defeated Jeff Hardy in a Dixieland Match during tonight's special "Final Resolution" episode of Impact Wrestling to become the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion. A Dixieland Match involves climbing out of a steel cage and climbing a ladder on the entrance ramp to retreat the formerly vacant TNA title. Dixie Carter, her assistant Rockstar Spud and Ethan Carter III all got involved in the match, assisting Magnus to a victory and his first singles title since arriving on Impact Wrestling back in 2008.
Over the past few months, TNA has been carrying out a tournament to crown a new World Heavyweight Champion, after AJ Styles won the title from Bully Ray at Bound for Glory this October, and promptly left the company. Magnus defeated each of his former Main Event Mafia partners en route to becoming the new face of TNA Wrestling, including Sting in a tournament qualifier, Samoa Joe, and Kurt Angle.