Frankie Kazarian will challenge Josh Alexander for the world championship now that he is officially cashed in Option C. However because of that, he has relinquished the X-Division Championship, and now, the finals of an 8-man tournament will be held at the same event to Ccown a new champion. The tournament will feature Alan Angels, PJ Black, Yuya Uemura, Black Taurus, Trey Miguel, Laredo Kid, Kenny King, and Mike Bailey.
Bound For Glory was a monumental night for both Josh Alexander and Frankie Kazarian. In the main event, Alexander remained IMPACT World Champion when he vanquished the nefarious leader of Honor No More, Eddie Edwards. Earlier in the night, Frankie Kazarian triumphed over the trendsetting Mike Bailey to become X-Division Champion for a fifth time. But just one week later, Kazarian uttered a phrase that sent shockwaves throughout the wrestling world, “Option C”. That’s right, the IMPACT veteran has decided to relinquish his X-Division Title in exchange for an IMPACT World Title shot against Josh Alexander, a unique opportunity that has been invoked only six times in IMPACT Wrestling history. With the epic showdown set for Over Drive, does Kazarian have what it takes to finally win “the big one”? Or will Alexander remain at the top of the mountain, a spot that he has fought so valiantly to attain?
After Frankie Kazarian relinquished the X-Division Title as per the rules of Option C, IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore announced an 8-man tournament to crown a new champion, with the finals taking place at Over Drive. Check out this star-studded lineup: Black Taurus, Laredo Kid, Yuya Uemura, PJ Black, Alan Angels, Trey Miguel, Kenny King and Mike Bailey, one of these individuals will leave Louisville with the X-Division Title around their waist. Stay tuned to IMPACT! on AXS TV as the tournament action plays out.
IMPACT Wrestling kicks it into Over Drive LIVE November 18th on IMPACT Plus, YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders and FITE from Old Forester’s Paristown Hall in Louisville, KY! Tickets are on-sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
Here is the full card for IMPACT Over Drive:
IMPACT Over Drive 2022
– IMPACT World Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Frankie Kazarian
– IMPACT X-Division Championship Tournament Finals: TBD vs. TBD