#AndNEW: Rohit Raju Wins the X Division Championship

Rohit Raju IMPACT Emergence

On night one of IMPACT Emergence, Rohit Raju faced TJP and X Division Champion Chris Bey in a three-way match. The story of this match was simple: having teamed with Raju in the past, Bey offered his former partner an opportunity for his championship. Meanwhile, TJP has risen through the ranks of the IMPACT Wrestling scene, which has led to the match in question. What followed was a fast-paced contest that showed the strengths of the three participants involved. Ultimately, Raju shocked the wrestling world, and especially Bey, by becoming the X Division Champion.

Boasting over a decade of wrestling experience, Rohit Raju has wrestled around the world, picking up various accolades along the way. Most of these were won in Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling, based out of Michigan, where he wrestled throughout the 2010s. Raju won several titles in XICW, including the Tag Team Championship, Light Heavyweight Championship, and twice over, the Midwest Heavyweight Championship. He also worked in other promotions, including Ring of Honor.

It wasn’t until 2018 when Raju became a more consistent presence in IMPACT. In March, he debuted alongside Gursinder Singh, forming The Desi Hit Squad in the process. They faced teams including KM and Fallah Bahh, but Raju was able to branch out into singles competition as well. Roughly one week after said debut, Raju challenged for the X Division Championship, which was held by Matt Sydal at the time. More than two years later, Raju has achieved his goal, winning the same title held by revered stars ranging from Amazing Red to Samoa Joe to AJ Styles.

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