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Impact Wrestling Rebellion to air as two-part TV event


With the show unable to be held in its originally scheduled form, Impact Wrestling has confirmed their updated plans for Rebellion.

Rebellion will now air as a two-part television event on AXS TV and Twitch as part of Impact on Tuesday, April 21 and April 28. It will also air on The Fight Network in Canada and Impact's other international broadcast partners.

Rebellion was originally supposed to be a pay-per-view. It was set to take place at Terminal 5 in New York City on Sunday, April 19, but that was canceled last month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Impact wrote that Rebellion is taking place on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance. The promotion held tapings at Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee last week, with Dave Meltzer reporting that they were attempting to tape as much as two months worth of content, including Rebellion.

"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," Impact's statement said. "We look forward to producing a proper pay-per-view event once this crisis has passed.

Tessa Blanchard defending her Impact World Championship against Michael Elgin and Eddie Edwards in a triple threat match has been announced as the main event of Rebellion, but Meltzer wrote last week that "the word going around which is confirmed is that Blanchard, the Impact men’s world champion, who is based in California, is not leaving the state at this time."

Jordynne Grace vs. Taya Valkyrie in a Full Metal Mayhem match for the Knockouts Championship, Ace Austin vs. Willie Mack for the X-Division Championship, Ken Shamrock vs. Sami Callihan, and Kylie Rae vs. Kiera Hogan are the other matches that have been announced for Rebellion.