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Moose declares himself TNA World Champion at Impact Rebellion


Impact Wrestling's World Championship picture was addressed with the emergence of an unofficial champion.

Night two of Rebellion saw Moose declare himself the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Tessa Blanchard is the current Impact World Champion, but -- amid the coronavirus pandemic -- she wasn't able to attend Impact's tapings earlier this month.

Blanchard was scheduled to defend her title against Michael Elgin and Eddie Edwards in a triple threat match in the main event of Rebellion. Edwards also wasn't able to attend Impact's tapings. Going into night two of the two-part Rebellion event, Impact was teasing that Elgin was promising to still become World Champion.

Elgin had a referee come out to the ring and wanted to be declared the new Impact World Champion on tonight's show. As Elgin was getting ring announcer David Penzer to announce him as the new champion, the lights went out and Moose came out wearing the old TNA World title belt.

Moose and Elgin went back and forth before being interrupted by former TNA wrestler Hernandez. That led to a triple threat match between them headlining the show. Moose won the match after hitting his No Jackhammer Needed spear on Hernandez.

Following the main event, Moose had Penzer announce him as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

Moose has been feuding with former TNA wrestlers and calling himself better than anyone who ever wrestled for the TNA brand. Impact's one-night-only TNA: There's No Place Like Home event was supposed to take place in Tampa, Florida on April 3, but that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. A one-hour TNA special also aired on AXS TV on March 31.