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Moose returns to Impact to add extra drama to Kenny Omega’s title vs. title match

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Kenny Omega and Rich Swann only have a few more days left until history will be made in title versus title at Impact’s Rebellion PPV on April 25. One man will leave with the AEW World Championship, the Impact World Championship, and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. On the go-home episode of Impact Wrestling, Omega and Swann shared their final messages, then a power player made his return to Impact.

Swann was in the ring upset about being slapped by Omega in last week’s press conference. Swann lost his cool and demanded they fight right now. Omega appeared on the big screen with Don Callis. Confident in victory, Omega declared that he would be present weekly on Impact Wrestling as the champ of not one, not two, but three major promotions. That includes his AAA Megacampeonato. Omega stroked his own ego with plans to buy another house and open another Swiss bank account with all that gold. Swann didn’t get his wish for physical contact on this evening, then the lights went out.

Lights on and Moose made his return to the Impact Zone.

Moose had been missing ever since losing the winner-take-all championship match against Rich Swann for the Impact and TNA titles. Moose tooted his own horn for teaching Swann pain. Moose is stronger, bigger, faster, and more skilled than Omega, but Omega has the advantage of three stooges by his side. Moose wished Swann luck then threatened him. If Swann loses the belts to Omega, Swann will pay the ultimate consequences to Moose. The Impact champ was unfazed and even sassed Moose on his way out.

It seems a little odd that Moose made a surprise visit on the go-home show to Rebellion. He wasn’t really needed to drive the importance of this bout. That leads to me wonder if Moose will be an x-factor to make sure interference from Callis, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows is kept to a minimum. Or maybe Moose just screws Swann. Whatever the case, there was definitely a purpose for his appearance. Finding out why adds an extra layer of drama to Omega versus Swann.

The full Rebellion lineup includes:

  • 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
  • Knockouts Tag Team Championship: Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz (c) vs. Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering
  • 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

Were you excited to see Moose back in the Impact Zone? What do you think his motive is for returning?