Eddie Edwards beats Ace Austin to be IMPACT World Champion at Slammisversary, furious fans laud Austin's passion
Good news for most, and bad news for many. Eddie Edwards won IMPACT World Championship At Slammiversary, and Ace Austin lost, leaving fans to shed many tears over it. After the match, though, The Good Brothers showed up to save Edwards from getting attacked by Madman Fulton.
Edwards had a night to remember, as he made it through a match that featured Ace Austin, Trey Miguel, Rich Swann, and Erc Young (who was the surprise former champion) and the battle boiled down to Austin and Edwards. The match had an epic ending. At first, Austin and Edwards punched each other royally, which continued for a while, followed by chops by Edwards, which left Austin in pain. Austin responded with a superkick, which knocked Edwards down. It was far from over, though. Edwards used the Boston Knee Party for the false finish. Austin responded with The Volt and a false finish again. Edwards gave him a second Boston Knee Party and then ended the match with The Die Hard Plosion for the victory. Following the match, Madman Fulton sprinted down to the ring to attack the new champion. Luckily for Edwards, The Good Brothers, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows, saved the day. Things culminated with Anderson hitting a Gun Stun on Ace Austin, followed by the Magic Killer. The three celebrated the victory with beers.
Fans, meanwhile, are furious about Austin's loss. "Ace Austin should be world champ rn I’m bout to deactivate," tweeted a fan. "Ace Austin is bound for greatness. That kid is something special. His time will come. #Underrated@IMPACTWRESTLING," another tweeted. "Ace Austin didn't win but I'm proud as motherfu****g hell and so happy for him. Main eventing a PPV, in a world title match, at 23 years old. That's the ultimate, he is truly a star @The_Ace_Austin #Slammiversary," a fan wrote, full of praise for Austin.
"The way Impact name drops AJ Styles when we all know how and why his time with them ended. Enough with that 'Ace Austin is the next AJ Styles' talk. Let dude do his own thing and carve his own path without y'all pushing that so hard," one tweeted. "@The_Ace_Austin still has time to become the youngest world champ. #Slammiversary," another fan hoped. "Though he didn’t win @The_Ace_Austin at his age has held his own and keeps showing the love and passion, heart and dedication I as a fan look for. You’ll get there. Your time is coming. Keep going," tweeted another.
There were others who wrote that Edwards isn't anything special, but Austin is nothing big either. "Not fan of Ace Austin. He's nowhere near ready to be world champ in any company. Edwards isn't anything special. But at least doesn't look like some 19 year old lead singer from punk band," another noted.
Who do you think should have won?