After taping last week from Nashville some new content for the weeks to come, Impact Wrestling just announced on their website some update on Rebellion PPV that was supposed to take place this Saturday from Terminal 5 in New York City. The PPV will become a special 2-week event on TV during IMPACT time. Here is the update:
In light of the restrictions placed upon live events as a result of the coronavirus, IMPACT Wrestling will hold its next major spectacular—IMPACT: Rebellion—on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance, as per the guidelines put in place by the CDC.
Originally planned as a pay-per-view special, Rebellion will now expand into a two-part television event airing April 21 and April 28 as part of the weekly flagship series IMPACT! Rebellion will air for free on AXS TV and Twitch in the U.S. and Fight Network in Canada, along with international IMPACT! broadcast partners.
The safety of IMPACT’s wrestlers, personnel, and fans is of the utmost importance, and while it is with some disappointment that we must scale back our original plans for the event, we are proud to have the opportunity to provide our loyal and passionate audience with some much-needed entertainment during this time. We look forward to producing a proper pay-per-view event once this crisis has passed.
At first, the company stated, “As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, IMPACT Wrestling will not be hosting “Against All Odds” on April 17th in Toronto, the April 19th “Rebellion” pay-per-view event at New York City’s Terminal 5 and the April 24th & 25th TV tapings in Columbus, Ohio. We are monitoring the situation closely and are looking at alternative ways that we can produce the events. All tickets will be fully refunded from point of purchase.” Many were expecting Nashville be the place where the PPV could happen.
As of today, here is the card of Rebellion, as announced over the last few weeks on IMPACT:
- Triple Threat Match For the Impact World Championship: Tessa Blanchard (c) vs Michael Elgin vs Eddie Edwards
- Full Metal Mayhem Match For The Knockouts Championship: Jordynne Grace (c) vs Taya Valkyrie
- Impact X-Division Championship Match: Ace Austin (c) vs Willie Mack
- Ken Shamrock vs Sami Callihan
- Kiera Hogan vs Kylie Rae
IMPACT Wrestling is airing on Tuesday at 8/7c on AXS TV in the USA. The show is available to view in the UK from 2 am Wednesdays on the IMPACT Plus app and airs at 9 pm Wednesdays on Fight Network UK (Sky 192/Freesat 161), (circa) 11 pm Fridays on 5Star and repeated on Fight Network UK at 9 pm on Sundays.
All pics courtesy of Impact Wrestling