Alex Shelley wins Impact World title at Against All Odds

In an surprise victory, Alex Shelley defeated Steve Maclin to win the Impact World title at Friday's Against All Odds in Columbus, Ohio.

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Shelley picked up the clean win after hitting his Shellshock finisher in the evening's main event.

It's the first World title reign for Shelley who was unsuccessful in besting then-champion Josh Alexander at last August's Emergence. Shelley had previously held the Impact Tag Team titles three times and X-Division title once. He earned the shot with a win in a six-way no. 1 contender's match at last month's Under Siege.

Shelley's Motor City Machine Guns teammate Chris Sabin earned his ninth X-Division title earlier in the night with a win over Trey Miguel.

The loss ends Maclin's relatively short title reign which began at April's Rebellion with a victory over KUSHIDA for the title vacated due to Alexander's injury. Defenses against Rhino and PCO followed.

Shelley will defend the title against Nick Aldis at July's Slammiversary after Aldis earned the shot by winning the first-ever 8-4-1 match earlier in the night.

Aldis was part of a four-on-four tag team match where the winning team immediately moved onto a four-way for the title shot. In a match that included Jonathan Gresham and Bully Ray, Aldis tapped out Heath to earn the win.

Aldis will be looking for his second run with the title and the first since 2014 when he was known as Magnus and the promotion was still called TNA.

Here's the current card for the Saturday, July 15th pay-per-view in Windsor, Ontario, Canada:

Impact World Champion Alex Shelley defends against Nick AldisImpact Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo defends against Trinity

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