AC Mack defeats Alex Shelley for IWTV Independent Wrestling World Title

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AC Mack captures the IWTV World Title.

In the main event of ACTION Wrestling’s ‘Southeast First’ event, AC Mack challenged Alex Shelley for the IWTV Independent Wrestling World Championship. Mack was able to emerge victorious from the match and with his win, he became the first openly gay male to win a world championship in pro wrestling.

Mack celebrated with colleagues and fans post-match and shared a moment with his mother who was present at the event.

The World's first openly gay male World Champion! @AC_Mack #SouthEastFirst

— ACTION Wrestling (@WrestleACTION1) January 22, 2022

3333333!!!@AC_Mack is your NEW @indiewrestling CHAMPION!!!

— ACTION Wrestling (@WrestleACTION1) January 22, 2022

Mack is the 10th IWTV World Champion and he now joins Alex Shelley, Wheeler YUTA, Lee Moriarty, WARHORSE, Erick Stevens, Orange Cassidy, Kris Statlander, Tracy Williams and Jonathan Gresham on that list.

Below are the complete results from ‘Southeast First’, courtesy of PWPonderings:

  • TWE Championship: MERC (c) def. Damyan Tangra
  • Eli Knight def. Landon Hale
  • New South Championship — Three Way Match: Rolando Perez (c) def. Brandon Williams and Donnie Janela
  • Team PWF (Diego Hill, BK Westbrook & Bojack) def. Team ACTION (Bobby Flaco, Brogan Finlay & Ashton Starr)
  • PWX Championship: Jon Davis (c) def. Drew Adler
  • Anthony Henry def. Adam Priest
  • Southern Honor Wrestling Championship: Owen Knight (c) def. Kyle Matthews
  • Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini and Kevin Ku) def. Arik Royal & Jaden Newman
  • IWTV Independent Wrestling World Championship: AC Mack def. Alex Shelley (c)