Ace Austin discusses his plans to become the World Champion now that he has recaptured X-Division gold.
Ace Austin won his second X-Division Title at IMPACT Hard To Kill in January. In the past, at Slammiversary he was featured in the World Title match, won by Eddie Edwards.
Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Austin discussed how he feels being a two-time champion of the IMPACT signature division
Van Vliet sent along the following quotes.
“It definitely does feel different. I’ve been telling this full circle story about that match at Sacrifice. It was a total coming around of my IMPACT Wrestling career, and I’m seeing it as that next launching point into making up for what I consider my greatest failure, which is back then. In the beginning of my career, I was undefeated for 4 months. TJP re-debuts and just smokes me. We have a rematch a week later, it’s very competitive, but he taps me out in the end. So TJP just really upset me in the beginning. We never came back around to that match. 4 months later, Bound for Glory happens and I win the X Division Championship. My career takes off, I dye my hair purple, and everything went great from there. I had an incredible run as X Division Champion, as soon as that ended I went into the World Title picture. Slammiversary main event, a huge deal. That moment was my greatest career failure. When that didn’t happen, I went into the Tag Team division, and that rolled into Bound for Glory. After that, stalemate for a while, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. All of a sudden it came full circle, I beat TJP for the X Division title.”
Austin would further say that he intends on using “Option C” to cash-in his current championship for the top prize in IMPACT.
“I haven’t taken my eyes off of the World Title since Slammiversary. When I ended up back in the X Division picture, I have option C. I knew that becoming X Division champion meant that there was a sure-fire way I could get a title shot. After Rebellion, who knows what that might mean?”
At Rebellion, Austin will defend his title against Josh Alexander and TJP.