A title change aired on this week’s episode of Impact.
Jake Crist defeated Rich Swann on the show to win the X-Division Championship. The story of the match was two of Jake’s oVe (Ohio Versus Everything) stablemates interfering to help him win.
Dave Crist got involved in the match and put Jake’s foot on the rope when Swann had him pinned. Swann took out both Crists with a cutter, but Madman Fulton pushed Swann off the top rope while the referee wasn’t looking. Jake then hit a cutter and the Buckeye Drop to win the championship.
The title change took place at Impact’s television tapings in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on July 19.
There was some tension between Jake and Sami Callihan teased during a segment on last night’s episode. Jake said that he won the X-Division title, but Callihan told him that oVe did it. Callihan said he was proud of Jake and happy for him, but Jake then — seemingly innocently — said that he did what Callihan couldn’t by winning the title from Swann.
This is the first singles title Jake has held in Impact. Jake & Dave were previously Impact Tag Team Champions in 2017.
Swann had been X-Division Champion since defeating Jake, Ethan Page, and Trey Miguel in an Ultimate X match at January’s Homecoming pay-per-view. Before losing the title to Jake, Swann retained against Johnny Impact at Slammiversary XVII earlier this month.