IMPACT Wrestling has changed the date for their Rebellion pay-per-view. The new date for the event is Sunday April 25th, one day later than the original air date of Saturday April 24th.
In a press release for the rescheduled event, IMPACT Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore said the following:
“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. 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 take 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!”
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 24, 2021
Currently, the only two matches are announced for the show. IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann will face AEW World Champion Kenny Omega in a Title vs. Title match. Also, newly crowned IMPACT Tag Team Champions FinJuice, [NJPW’s David Finlay and Juice Robinson] will defend their titles against former Champions The Good Brothers, Doc Gallows and Karl Amderson. IMPACT has also stated that multiple title matches are due to be scheduled for the event:
“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.”
This announcement also means that Rebellion will now be running unopposed on pay-per-view, as UFC 261 will be airing on Saturday April 24th. Despite this, IMPACT’s next event, Hardcore Justice, is still being advertised to air on April 12th, airing on night two of WrestleMania.
IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann recently spoke to Inside The Ropes to give his thoughts on a match with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.