Kenny Omega defeated Rich Swann in an overbooked, however thrilling, back-and-forth math at IMPACT Rebellion 2021 to seize the IMPACT Championship as his assortment of world championships grows. The story of the match centered round Omega working over Swann’s neck till lastly hitting the One Winged Angel for the victory. With this landmark win, Omega now holds the AEW World Championship, the AAA Mega Championship and the IMPACT World Championship.
The foremost occasion was referred to as by famend former WWE announcer Mauro Ranallo, who obtained rave opinions for his efficiency. The match was officiated by each IMPACT’s Brin Hebner and AEW’s Aubrey Edwards, who counted the profitable pinfall. Though the occasion marked a cross-promotional landmark, IMPACT has executed many of the heavy lifting to advertise this occasion.
IMPACT hosted a press convention final Friday that includes Swan, Omega and Don Callis, AEW President Tony Khan. And whereas advertisements for IMPACT Rebellion appeared on AEW tv, it was IMPACT Wrestling that reportedly paid for these advertisements.
Khan himself addressed the dearth of promotion for IMPACT on AEW tv throughout a current look on Busted Open Radio:
“I think people have asked me why I haven’t gone out and spent a lot of money, Tommy, on promoting it (Omega-Swann),” Khan stated. “And I think it’s when I’ve gone to your guys shows (Impact) to promote cards, I’ve had to pay and buy ads. So that’s kind of on you guys.”
“But here’s a little free ad from me, that this weekend Kenny Omega is coming up to IMPACT Wrestling. And he’s going to be wrestling for the world title. It’s possible Rich Swann could be the AEW World Champion next week. It’s also quite possible Kenny Omega will be the Impact Champion, the AAA Champion and of course the AEW World Champion. But we’ll see next week.”
It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how each promotions navigate this example transferring ahead. With Kenny Omega at present on a win-streak that has no finish in sight, any alternative for an IMPACT wrestler to regain the world title appears destined to take a backseat to a bigger story being informed to advertise AEW’s high star.
IMPACT Rebellion was a high trending subject Sunday evening, even with stiff competitors from the Oscars, with over 35,000 tweets.
IMPACT Rebellion 2021 Highlights
Big Cass Returns as W. Morrissey
Former WWE Superstar Big Cass made his IMPACT debut at Rebellion as W. Morrissey, changing an injured Eric Young and choosing up the profitable pinfall for his crew over Willie Mack. Cass has battled demons out of the ring since a bitter divorce with WWE, however now lastly appears to be on a optimistic path towards redemption.
“A lot of people would tell me I had a problem,” Cass informed Chris Van Vliet in a current interview. “But I think I was so delusional. Even after I had that first seizure in Philadelphia, I still didn’t think I had a problem. The next day I thought I had a problem, then 2 days later I was like no I can drink again.”
“I guess after the rest of that year, with all the incidents that happened, and then finally when I went to rehab, was when I finally admitted that I had a serious problem.”
IMPACT Rebellion 2021 Results
Josh Alexander def. TJP and Ace Austin—IMPACT X Division Championship
W. Morrissey (fka Big Cass), Deaner, Joe Doering, and Rhino def. Chris Sabin, Eddie Edwards, James Storm, and Willie Mack
Brian Myers def. Matt Cardona (fka Zack Ryder)
Jordynne Grace and Rachel Ellering def. Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz—IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship
Trey Miguel def. Sami Callihan
FinnJuice def. The Good Brothers—IMPACT Tag Team Championship
Deonna Purrazzo def. Tennille Dashwood—IMPACT Knockouts Championship
Kenny Omega def. Rich Swann—IMPACT World Championship