Impact Wrestling X Division champion Rohit Raju has signed a new multi-year deal to remain with the promotion, according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.
Raju told PWInsider, "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 defends the title tonight at Bound For Glory, in a six-way scramble match against Chris Bey, TJP, Willie Mack, Jordynne Grace, and Trey Miguel. He has held the championship since August 14.