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Impact decides Omega vs. Swann is too big for Saturday

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And also they don’t want to go head-to-head with UFC’s big PPV on April 24.

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Impact’s next PPV, Rebellion, will feature one of the biggest main events in company history - a title vs. title showdown between their World champion Rich Swann and AEW World titleholder Kenny Omega.

It had been scheduled for Sat., April 24, and Impact usually runs their events on Saturdays. But between AEW’s belt being on the line, and the fact UFC 261 is also that night - which will feature three title bouts in Dana White’s big return to shows in front of live fans - they made the decision to move it to Sunday.

Here’s the press release:

REBELLION PPV MOVES TO SUNDAY NIGHT, APRIL 25

HISTORIC IMPACT WRESTLING PAY-PER-VIEW TO TAKE PLACE ON TRADITIONAL NIGHT FOR MAJOR WRESTLING EVENTS

NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 24) The highly-anticipated REBELLION(C) Pay-Per-View – featuring the groundbreaking Title vs. Title main event pitting IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann vs. All Elite Wrestling (AEW) World Champion Kenny Omega – will now be held on Sunday, April 25.

IMPACT executives confirmed the date change, adding the historic show will start at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

“Sunday night has traditionally been the night for the big wrestling events in the sport’s history - and REBELLION is as huge of an event as any of them,” said IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore. “Swann vs. Omega, champion vs. champion, title vs. title is a happening that every wrestling fan will want to witness … it just feels right that REBELLION take place on Sunday.”

D’Amore took the opportunity to underline what is at stake at REBELLION. “This is no gimmick, no sleight of hand. Wrestling fans can take me at my word – either Rich Swann or Kenny Omega will walk out of REBELLION as both the IMPACT and AEW World Champion. History will happen at REBELLION!”

The April 25 PPV card continues to take shape, with the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship match at REBELLION also taking on a distinctive promotion vs. promotion flavor. Newly-crowned IMPACT Tag Team Champions FinJuice, the duo of David Finlay and Juice Robinson who are currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), will return stateside to defend against The Good Brothers, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson.

The X-Division Championship, now held by two-time title-holder Ace Austin, also will be on the line at REBELLION, as well as Deonna Purrazzo’s Knockouts Championship and the Knockouts Tag Team Titles, currently held by Fire ‘N Flava.

“REBELLION is going to be stacked,” D’Amore added.

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