Ace Austin
Ace Austin wins AAW Heritage Championship

IMPACT Star Wins AAW Heritage Title, Markus Crane 10-Bell Salute (Video), Ron Simmons/AAW


AAW Unstoppable was a newsworthy show on Thursday night.

The event, which was held at the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, Illinois, garnered critical-acclaim for the intergender main event featuring Josh Alexander vs. Ruby Soho, with many calling the match a late candidate for 2021 Match of the Year.


But that was only the tip of the iceberg.

As noted, the show also made headlines after an IMPACT Wrestling star was a late scratch, as Rich Swann was pulled from the event after testing positive for COVID-19. The positive COVID test also puts Swann’s status in doubt for next Saturday’s sold-out IMPACT Hard To Kill 2022 pay-per-view in Dallas, Texas.

Before the event began, AAW owner Danny Daniels appeared before the live crowd to lead a ten-bell salute in honor of Markus Crane. Markus Crane is a former AAW tag-team champion who passed away earlier this week at the young age of 33.

Check out video footage of the pre-show ten-bell salute in honor of the late wrestling veteran via the tweet embedded below courtesy of the official AAW Twitter feed.

During the event, it was announced that WWE Hall of Fame legend Ron Simmons will be appearing at the next AAW event, which is scheduled to take place on February 4, 2022 at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, Illinois.

Meet-and-greet tickets will be available soon at For more information on the AAW show on 2/4, visit

Finally, a new AAW Heritage Champion was crowned at the AAW Unstoppable 2021 event on Thursday night.

While Swann may have missed the show, another IMPACT Wrestling veteran did appear, as Ace Austin captured the AAW Heritage Championship by coming out victorious in a triple-threat match against Hakim Zane and Myron Reed. After the match, Austin was attacked by Reed in a backstage segment.

Check out highlights of Austin’s entrance at AAW Unstoppable 2021, as well as footage of the aforementioned post-match backstage attack by Reed via the videos embedded in the tweets below.

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