Rohit Raju says he’s got a plan to ensure he once again holds X Division gold on Saturday night.
On Saturday night, IMPACT Wrestling will present their Slammiversary pay-per-view. A show that promises big matches and even bigger surprises. One of the biggest matches on the show will see Rohit Raju and four other men challenge Josh Alexander for the X-Division Championship in an Ultimate X match.
Ahead of Slammiversary, Rohit Raju sat down with Liam Alexander-Stewart of Inside The Ropes to discuss all things IMPACT Wrestling. When asked how he was preparing for the Ultimate X match, Raju says he’s upped his cardio but also reveals that he’s secured himself an insurance policy that will guarantee him to become X-Division Champion again:
“Well, I’ve upped my cardio just because getting in the ring with these guys,” Rohit Raju said. “I know I’m going to have to be doing a lot of ducking and dodging plotting and scheming and just really up my game period, but also mentally. Now, I know a lot of fans are going to be wanting to see a lot of and they’re going to see it obviously a lot of crazy high spots and stuff like that. I don’t want to do any of that.
I don’t want to sit there and have to climb those ropes, you know, I mean, I’ve been working on grip strength and stuff like that. But if you know me, if you’ve ever paid attention to my career, I like to work smart and not hard. So and I’ma give you a little scoop. I have a little insurance policy that I have in my back pocket that I think is really going to guarantee me to be a two-time X-Division Champion. I’m not going to say anything else, but we’ll see when it happens. But, you know, I think it’s going to be great.
We’re going to have to make some history. But like I said, I’m going to be playing the game of chess. I’m going to be moving these pieces here, moving these pieces there. And when the opportunity is there, I’m going to strike all that other stuff that I wrestle for longevity. I’m going to do my best not to do anything stupid with a crowd there. You never know. The adrenaline might get, might get, be pumping. But that means that takes away from my game plan and I don’t want that.”
.@Walking_Weapon is looking to retain the X-Division Championship THIS SATURDAY in Ultimate X! @iPeteyWilliams, @DashingChrisBey, @HakimZane and @The_Ace_Austin are all looking to regain the Championship! @TheTreyMiguel is looking to become champion for the first time! pic.twitter.com/9LQv1ADZGW
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 13, 2021
Rohit Raju was asked about which former X-Division Champion from the history of IMPACT Wrestling would he love to step into the ring with; his answer? Current WWE Superstar, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles:
“AJ Styles just for the experience and the knowledge and to be able to sit under his learning tree and the fact that I get a chance to be in the ring with someone of his caliber,” Rohit Raju revealed. “I mean, that guy started out as an absolute nobody and just worked his way up to one of the best wrestlers in the world today. So obviously, AJ Styles, current roster, Rich Swann. I think Rich is one of the best wrestlers, I think super underrated when it comes to how great he is. I think there’s certain chemistry there between Swann and I would love to have a one on one with Swann. So hopefully that will happen sooner or later.”
What do you think Rohit Raju’s insurance policy is for the Ultimate X match at Slammiversary? Does it surprise you that Raju would love to wrestle AJ Styles? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.