Impact Wrestling’s next pay-per-view has been pushed back one day.
It was announced today that Impact Wrestling’s Rebellion PPV will now take place on Sunday, April 25. The show had originally been set to take place on Saturday, April 24, which is the same night as UFC 261.
Rebellion will be headlined by AEW World Champion Kenny Omega vs. Impact World Champion Rich Swann in a title vs. title match. Impact Tag Team Champions FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) defending their titles against The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) has also been announced for the PPV.
Impact notes that Deonna Purrazzo’s Knockouts Championship, Ace Austin’s X-Division Championship, and Tasha Steelz & Kiera Hogan’s Knockouts Tag Team titles will also be on the line at Rebellion.
“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,” Impact Wrestling Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore said in a press release. “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.”
A welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will main event UFC 261 on Saturday, April 24. Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade for the women’s flyweight title and Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas for the women’s strawweight title are also set for UFC 261.
Rebellion will be Impact’s first major PPV since this January’s Hard to Kill event. Omega & The Good Brothers defeated Swann, Moose & Chris Sabin at Hard to Kill, with Omega pinning Swann after hitting the One Winged Angel. This year’s Hard to Kill drew Impact Wrestling’s second-highest PPV buys since the promotion stopped airing on Spike TV in 2014. Last year’s Slammiversary was the only Impact PPV to draw more buys since the end of the Spike TV era.