Impact Wrestling has announced today that their Rebellion PPV, that was initially set for April 19, will now air over to nights, April 21 and April 28, and will be free.
The statement reads;
In light of the restrictions placed upon live events as a result of the coronavirus, IMPACT Wrestling will hold its next major spectacular—IMPACT: Rebellion—on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance, as per the guidelines put in place by the CDC.Originally planned as a pay-per-view special, Rebellion will now expand into a two-part television event airing April 21 and April 28 as part of the weekly flagship series IMPACT!
Rebellion will air for free on AXS TV and Twitch in the U.S. and Fight Network in Canada, along with international IMPACT! broadcast partners.
The safety of IMPACT’s wrestlers, personnel, and fans is of the utmost importance, and while it is with some disappointment that we must scale back our original plans for the event, we are proud to have the opportunity to provide our loyal and passionate audience with some much-needed entertainment during this time. We look forward to producing a proper pay-per-view event once this crisis has passed.”
As you’d expect, this will all take place on a closed set with zero fans in attendance and only essential personnel allowed to participate, but if this year’s Wrestlemania is anything to go by it could be just what the doctor ordered as Impact will find that they have a willing and eager audience, starved of wrestling action, who are almost foaming at the mouth to see any new content.
So pencil the dates in your diaries, grappling fans, it looks like this month might not be a total write off after all.