Johnny Impact recently sat down with the WINCLY podcast and discussed his nearly 200-day run as Impact Wrestling World Champion. The run came to an end a few weeks ago at TNA Rebellion when Impact would drop the title to Brian Cage, something that stung Impact a bit.
“I gotta admit, it stings a little bit to hear you say the words ‘former Impact World Champion. I’m not used to losing so I don’t take losing very well. You could even say I’m a sore loser and that goes with the territory with staying motivated. So, I’m using this loss as motivation.”
For Impact, this is just more motivation to reclaim his spot on top. It isn’t just about being the best wrestler and wanting to be the World Champion either. Instead, Impact is looking to take all of the gold in Impact Wrestling.
“I want it all. Motivation to train harder and improve myself. First and foremost, yes, to take back the Impact World Championship and I’ve also got the No. 1 contendership for the X-Division Title. So, I guess you can say I like gold and I want all the gold.”
While Impact focuses on reclaiming his gold and earning new title belts along the way, Cage, the man who beat him, will be looking to rehab an injury that left him barely able to walk following the event. While Impact would make sure to give him a well-wishes for a full recovery, he stayed in character and didn’t seem to want Cage back all too quickly.
“As a person who’s involved in professional wrestling, I hope the injury doesn’t affect his career. But I wouldn’t be too sad if he was messed up for (a little bit_ and I got to take on The Machine at half-strength.” “I had a feeling he was messed up. Once I realized how bad it was, I had to change up my strategy.
He caught me. I gotta admit he caught me. The sun even shines on a meathead dog’s ass some days and Rebellion was his night. It doesn’t sit well with me knowing the opportunity I blew. That’s why my plan is to take my title back.”
All in all, this was a good interview with Impact who has done his part to improve on the microphone since leaving WWE. During his time away from WWE, he’s developed into an excellent character who can back up what he does in the ring with solid promo work.