Before your weekly Nygma review of IMPACT, a few very important news.
The highly-anticipated REBELLION Pay-Per-View – featuring the groundbreaking Title vs. Title main event pitting IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann vs. All Elite Wrestling (AEW) World Champion Kenny Omega – will now be held on Sunday, April 25. IMPACT executives confirmed the date change, adding the historic show will start at 8 pm ET (1 AM BST).
“Sunday night has traditionally been the night for the big wrestling events in the sport’s history – and REBELLION is as huge of an event as any of them,” said IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore. “Swann vs. Omega, champion vs. champion, title vs. title is a happening that every wrestling fan will want to witness … it just feels right that REBELLION takes place on Sunday.”
D’Amore took the opportunity to underline what is at stake at REBELLION. “This is no gimmick, no sleight of hand. Wrestling fans can take me at my word – either Rich Swann or Kenny Omega will walk out of REBELLION as both the IMPACT and AEW World Champion. History will happen at REBELLION!”
The April 25 PPV card continues to take shape, with the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship match at REBELLION also taking on a distinctive promotion vs. promotion flavour. Newly-crowned IMPACT Tag Team Champions FinJuice, the duo of David Finlay and Juice Robinson who are currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), will return stateside to defend against The Good Brothers, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson.
The X-Division Championship, now held by two-time title-holder Ace Austin, also will be on the line at REBELLION, as well as Deonna Purrazzo’s Knockouts Championship and the Knockouts Tag Team Titles, currently held by Fire ‘N Flava.
“REBELLION is going to be stacked,” D’Amore added.
The REBELLION festivities will kick off that morning with the Rebellion CELL-Ebration, the 2-hour event will start at 11 AM EST (4 PM BST) and will be an interactive, perk-filled, virtual private party, held hours before the highly-anticipated Rebellion pay-per-view event kicks off. It’s the best value in virtual meet-and-greets.
The Rebellion CELL-Ebration will be held on Zoom and give fans the opportunity to ask questions directly of some of their favourite IMPACT stars. Fans around the world can interact from their mobile device or computer – and you can personally ask questions of the participating IMPACT stars.
Talent scheduled to appear:
– Rich Swann
– Deonna Purrazzo
– The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)
– Fire ‘N Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz)
– Ace Austin
– Plus several more names to be added in the coming weeks!
Fans around the world can participate in the Rebellion CELL-Ebration, though registration is very limited. Registration is now open here. (The Nygma’s note: I took part in the two first. If you’re a true IMPACT fan, don’t miss that fantastic moment… And the gifts announced are absolutely true.)
Participating fans will receive numerous perks, such as:
** The official Rebellion t-shirt
** A random autographed match-used canvas swatch
** The first 50 buyers will receive a swag bag filled with bonus IMPACT-branded items!
** All perks will be shipped starting Monday, May 3, 2021 – Talent subject to change.
All pics and videos courtesy of Impact Wrestling