Johnny Impact

  • Born: 10/03/1979 in Los Angeles, California
  • Birthname: John Randall Hennigan
  • Height & Weight: 6'1", 215 Ib
Titles Won:
  • ECW World Championship
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship (3 times)
  • World Tag Team Championship – with The Miz
  • WWE Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Joey Mercury (3) and The Miz (1)
  • Tough Enough III with Matt Cappotelli
  • Impact World Championship

Hennigan was the winner of Tough Enough III, a televised competition that would award the winner a WWE contract, and was assigned to their then developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), to continue his wrestling training. Hennigan was called up to the SmackDown! roster in April 2005 and on his debut match, Hennigan (as a part of MNM) won the WWE Tag Team Championship.

In the main roster, Hennigan won the ECW World Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship three times, and is a five-time world tag team champion (one World Tag Team and four WWE Tag Team Championships).

After leaving WWE in November 2011, Hennigan began wrestling overseas on the independent circuit before finding success in lucha libre wrestling promotions Lucha Underground and Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. In Lucha Underground, Hennigan won the main event of the debut episode, as well as the first ladder match and steel cage match in the promotion’s history. He is also the second Triple Crown Champion, having held the Lucha Underground, Gift of the Gods and Trios Championship once each.

In AAA, he was the promotion’s first-ever triple champion, holding the AAA Mega, Latin American and World Cruiserweight Championships simultaneously. He also (with partners Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Brian Cage) won the 2016 Lucha Libre World Cup. Hennigan also signed with Impact Wrestling in 2017. He headlined the promotion’s 2017 and 2018 Bound for Glory events and won the Impact World Championship once.

Notable Feuds

vs. Matt Cappotelli

vs. Jeff Hardy

vs. John Cena

vs. CM Punk

w/ The Miz vs. Cryme Tyme

w/ The Miz vs. Carlito & Primo

vs. Sheamus

vs. R-Truth

vs. Shelton Benjamin

vs. King Cuerno

vs. Austin Aries

Other Notable Achievements

AAA Mega Championship

AAA Latin American Championship

AAA World Cruiserweight Championship

Lucha Libre World Cup (2016 Men’s Division) – with Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Brian Cage

Lucha Underground Championship

Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Championship

Lucha Underground Trios Championship – with Jack Evans and PJ Black

Second Lucha Underground Triple Crown Champion

CWF United States Championship

FWE Heavyweight Championship

NGW World Championship

OVW Southern Tag Team Championship – with Joey Mercury

QPW Souq Waqif Championship

WWFX Heavyweight Championship

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Award: Tag Team of the Year (2008) – with The Miz