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.