IMPACT Wrestling has confirmed that former WWE commentator Mauro Ranallo will call the historic clash between World Champion Rich Swann and AEW World Champion Kenny Omega at the company’s Rebellion pay-per-view.
Former NXT commentator Ranallo joins IMPACT’s broadcast team for the REBELLION Pay-Per-View on Sunday, April 25th, when the major story running until and through the historic Hard To Kill main event sees a singles match between the world champions of IMPACT and AEW clash, and a press release from the former has given us a snippet of the excitement we can expect from Ranallo as he comments on his appearance.
“Swann vs Omega, champion vs champion, title vs title – this match represents everything I love about professional wrestling,” said Ranallo. “I have been fortunate to call these two superstar’s matches in the past and I’m very excited to be part of this historic encounter.”
IMPACT Wrestling executive Scott D’Amore also commented:
“This once in a generation title vs. title showdown deserves to be called by the once in a generation play-by-play announcer. I’ve known Mauro for over two decades. There are very few people in the world who are as passionate about or know their wrestling history as well as Mauro. This is an historic main event, the world champions of two major organizations putting everything on the line. I’m thrilled that April 25th, at Rebellion, fans will have Mauro’s legendary voice proving the soundtrack to history!”
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
Meanwhile, Swann would tell Inside The Ropes’ own Gary Cassidy that a singles match between himself and the AEW World Champion would be “a masterpiece” before the oficiail announcement.
“It’s something that I know that if we were in the ring, head-to-head, one-on-one, singles, no Good Brothers, no Moose, no Chris Sabin, just Kenny Omega and Rich Swann head-to-head, world champion versus world champion, we’re going to see a masterpiece.”
Mauro Ranallo is known to wrestling fans for his work in WWE and NXT, but has also lent his voice and enthusiasm to the biggest events in combat sports history, including Showtime Sports Mayweather vs McGregor PPV, PRIDE Fighting Championships and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Ranallo is the first person to call boxing, MMA, pro-wrestling and kickboxing on American network television.
On Sunday, April 25, Ranallo returns to his first love to call the epic collision between IMPACT champion Rich Swann and AEW champion Kenny Omega.