IMPACT Wrestling signs X Division Champion to multi-year deal

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/10/24/impact-wrestling-signs-x-division-champion-to-multi-year-deal/

IMPACT Wrestling has signed another performer to a long-term deal with X Division Champion Rohit Raju revealing he has signed a new deal.

In an interview with Mike Johnson of PWinsider.com, Raju discussed the decision and the outlet reports it to be a multi-year deal:

Well obviously my contract was coming up, and the main thing for me is that I just finally started to break ground at Impact. I know I was really the low man on the totem pole for years, nothing seemed like it was going to be happening for me and finally the ball came into my court and I decided to run with it, and I think it’s been pretty good so far. I’m a different type of X Division Champion – not all people are a fan of it, and that’s fine, you know I don’t really care either way, however I like to do something different, I like to be different, I like to have a different approach. I feel like I’m very entertaining as X Division Champion and I can get under people’s skin, which is fantastic in my book. So I’m finally starting to build my brand and I want to continue to build my brand in a place where I have been very comfortable wrestling, plus I like a lot of people there, and dislike a lot of people there like the people coming after my X Division Title, but I think it was a good move for me, a smart move. Now it’s time to build a brand, make a name for myself in the world of professional wrestling and now it’s finally time to have eyes on me and people realize, ‘Hey, this guy can do stuff in the ring, but he can also work on the mic and he’s the complete package.’ So it’s my time to shine and I feel like Impact is the place to be for me right now.

Raju has worked for IMPACT Wrestling since 2017 when he performed as Hakim Zane and later as Rohit Raju as part of the Desi Hit Squad group.

This past August, Raju won his first title inside the promotion when he defeated Chris Bey for the X Division championship.

Raju defends the X Division title on tonight’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view in a Six-Way Intergender Scramble Match against Willie Mack, Jordynne Grace, Chris Bey, Trey Miguel, and TJP.