Josh Mathews Crowned as Grand Champion at Impact Tapings (PHOTOS)

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Impact Wrestling announcer Josh Mathews was crowned Grand Champion at tonight’s TV taping … but fear not, because Don Callis says the title is now “done.”


During the most recent set of tapings, Grand Champion Matt Sydal also won the X-Division Championship. While cutting a promo a few days later, he called his “spirit guide” Josh Mathews to the ring and said he wouldn’t be there without him.

According to those in attendance, Mathews then gifted Sydal with a mask of his spirit animal and Matt returned the favor by gifting Josh the Grand Championship.

VP Don Callis replied to this story after the tapings were over saying the Grand Championship is now “done” and that “it was the title that never should have been.” Adding, “Rounds system was one of the most sub optimal ideas in the history of the company. Majority of fans hated it.”

UPDATE: In a confusing move, Sydal still defended the title the following day against Austin Aries and lost. Callis then hinted that the Global and Grand Championships would soon merge.

  • Gocubs2010

    Baaaaaaaaaaaaad. The title was a joke before, This doesn’t help it.

    • Dark Heel

      They’re burying it on purpose, moron.

      This site really has become the drizzling shits since Satin lost his sources after Jacobs stopped talking to him and Jericho advised wrestlers not to talk to him.

      • Truth

        Then there as fucking stupid as WCW in 2000… Lets be honest, tna died when hogan got there… thats why I quit watching and watch NJPW.. no wwe or tna bullshit

        • Andrew Dawson

          go lick Meltzer’s nuts

          • H!& Sóttę RPG 3K

            Don’t talk $hit about one of the most reliable of all time

        • Amon Bluezchyld

          Hogan, Bischoff and John Gaburick

    • Jon Whritenour

      that’s the point.

    • Hellboy

      Callis has said he isn’t a fan of the title or promotions have lots of titles. They are getting rid of it.

    • Louis

      That’s the point you dumb piece of shit. Read the story before you wet your pants to make a stupid ass comment you dumb motherfucker.

  • H!& Sóttę RPG 3K

    Let’s get rid of OBSOLETE titles

  • NeronWillRise

    It makes NO difference if this title or concept was bad or not. They invested hours of TV time and library footage trying to get it over. It’s part of your history now. You don’t just tell your fans that you wasted all of their time one big joke. It’s a slap in the face.

    This is something WCW would’ve done…before they went out of business.

    • Louis

      Not really. The title was created by Billy Corgan. Why should Don Callis have the title on his show when he is now running it?

      • NeronWillRise

        Classic case of failing to read

        • Louis

          No, it’s a classic case of you being a complete dumbass motherfucker.

          • NeronWillRise

            No he didn’t, you ignorant fuckface dumbshit cunt.

            Aries won the X Division title. Not the Grand Championship. Nobody said keep the GC around. Just don’t bury it on TV. That’s burying your fans and your own footage. You pea-soup-for-brains ape. Learn to read and don’t ever speak to me again until you do.

            Not only did you misread me, but you misread the spoilers for Monday and then doubled down on your own stupidity.

          • Louis

            You dumb piece of horse shit. Aries won the title at this past Sunday’s tapings. Here is a copy and paste version since PWS don’t allow links you numbnuts:

            – Results are in from Sunday night’s episode of Impact Wrestling. The taping took place in Orlando, Florida and the results are, per Jacob Cohen, along with some stills:

            The camera men have been instructed to only put the Loud fans on TV. The crowd is being watched, the loudest, rowdiest, and most intense will be selected, taken from their seats, and brought backstage

            * Taya Valkyrie defeats Alisha Edwards on Xplosion
            * Sami Callihan defeats Fallah Bahh. Eddie Edwards and a baseball bat save Fallah Bahh from a post match beat down by OVE.
            * Petey Williams vs Suicide vs Rohit Raju vs Taiji Ishimori. Petey Williams pins Suicide to win the 4 way. Petey Williams says he is cashing in his briefcase at Redemption and will face Matt Sydal for the X Division Title.
            * Su Yung defeats Amber Nova
            * Brian Cage defeats Bobby Lashley.
            * Trevor Lee defeats Fallah Bahh.

            Allie says she used to be afraid of monsters, but not anymore, she calls out Su Yung and proclaims she’s not afraid. Su Yung gets disqualified for attacking Allie and the ref with a kendo stick.

            * Johnny Impact defeats Taiji Ishimori. Jimmy Jacobs and Kongo Kong out to confront Johnny Impact post-match.
            * KM vs Richard Justice. KM is making non stop fat jokes about Richard Justice, KM sucker punches Justice, Fallah makes the save, Cult of Lee blindside Fallah, then Tyrus makes the save, Tyrus says he is not ok with bullying.
            * LAX defeat KM & Braxton Sutter in a GWN Exclusive Match.

            Lashley out, claims he is the top of the food chain, Cage beat him but it was a fluke, Lashley wants to face him again and make Cage famous.

            * Brian Cage defeats Lashley. Lashley says goodbye to the crowd, takes a bow, and exits.
            * Austin Aries vs Matt Sydal in a Title for Title Match. The 2 belts up for stake in this match are the Impact World Title and the Impact Grand Championship. Austin Aries defeats Matt Sydal and is the new Grand Champion.
            * El Hijo Del Fantasma vs Alberto El Patron. Alberto El Patron defeats El Hijo Del Fantasma and takes off his mask. This match is a GWN Exclusive.

            -411 Wrestling

          • Louis

            No, you smelly piece of ape shit, Aries won the Grand Championship. Here, to make you look even more like a dumbass:

  • Louis

    You may have jump the gun a bit.

  • Macker Mandrill

    Obviously, it’s going to take time to reshape Impact. They’ve clearly tried to be more wrestler and fan friendly by going to the 4-sided ring, losing the rounds of the Grand Championship and offering non-exclusive contracts to talents that lets them keep their gimmicks wherever they go. Now, it’s cutting loose wrestlers that either want to leave or can’t be re-signed. Maybe this time next year the company will have broken away from all the old shackles.