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Eric Young booked for Impact Rebellion PPV match despite torn ACL

Impact added two new matches for their Rebellion PPV coming up on Sunday, April 25. Violent by Design is set to receive cowboy justice from James Storm, and beef has boiled over between Trey Miguel and Sami Callihan.

Eric Young’s Violent by Design crew had been cracking skulls up and down the Impact roster. After VBD bloodied “Wildcat” Chris Harris last week, James Storm had enough. He threw down the challenge for an 8-man tag. Storm will team with Chris Sabin, Eddie Edwards, and Willie Mack against Young, Joe Doering, Deaner and Rhino.

There is one major problem with that matchup. Last month, Young revealed that he tore his ACL. That should leave him out of action for six to nine months. That is unfortunately one of the pitfalls of bulk taping for TV. Plans have to change with content already in the can. This leaves Young 10 days in the TV timeline to recruit a new member of Violent by Design to compete in the 8-man tag at Rebellion.

One of the mysteries coming out of last weekend’s Hardcore Justice was Tommy Dreamer being attacked backstage and left unable to compete in the Hardcore War contest that he booked himself. It was revealed by Sami Callihan that he did the dirty work.

Callihan called Trey Miguel out to the ring to get a yea or a nay on his offer of mentorship. Sami wanted to teach Trey how to harness his passion to become more successful. Sami was impressed with Trey for stepping into Dreamer’s slot for the Hardcore War main event, but Callihan put that in motion by taking out Dreamer. Trey was disgusted by those nefarious tactics and emphatically declined Callihan’s proposal. Callihan’s response was an exploder suplex onto an open chair.

Sami smugly exited the ring, but Trey refused to give him satisfaction. Trey used the ropes to pull himself back up to his feet. Thus, a Last Man Standing match was made for Rebellion.

The Rebellion card currently stands as:

  • AEW World Championship vs. Impact World Championship: Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann
  • Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Tenille Dashwood
  • Impact World Tag Team Championship: FinJuice (c) vs. Good Brothers
  • X-Division Championship: Ace Austin (c) vs. TJP vs. Josh Alexander
  • Last Man Standing: Sami Callihan vs. Trey Miguel
  • Eric Young, Joe Doering, Deaner, & Rhino vs. James Storm, Chris Sabin, Eddie Edwards, & Willie Mack
  • Brian Myers vs. Matt Cardona

How does the Rebellion card look to you? Which matches would you like to see added? Who should be the newest member of Violent by Design?

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