Impact Wrestling sent out the following press release on Tuesday night, laying out the stakes for the huge Title vs. Title match between the Impact Wrestling Champion (Rich Swann) and the TNA World Champion (Moose) that will be taking place at Saturday night’s Rebellion event on Impact Plus. The press release clearly states that both the TNA and Impact World Champions will collide at Rebellion, with the winner walking out with both titles. The winner of the match will go on to face Kenny Omega with both the AEW and TNA and/or Impact Wrestling Championships on the line.
Here is the official press release:
‘HISTORIC’ STAKES ADDED TO SWANN vs. MOOSE
WINNER OF SACRIFICE MAIN EVENT THIS SATURDAY WILL UNIFY IMPACT/TNA CHAMPIONSHIPS AND GO ON TO FACE KENNY OMEGA IN IMPACT vs. AEW, TITLE vs. TITLE FIGHT NEXT MONTH
The stakes have been raised to almost unbelievable levels for this Saturday’s IMPACT World Title showdown between champion Rich Swann and TNA champion Moose.
IMPACT Wrestling executive Scott D’Amore made a pair of rapid-fire announcements March 9 on IMPACT! ON AXS TV that sent shockwaves around the wrestling world. D’Amore informed the bitter rivals their main event at SACRIFICE would not only unify the IMPACT and TNA World Championships – but the winner would go on to face All Elite Wrestling World Champion Kenny Omega in a mind-blowing title vs. title fight at REBELLION on April 24.
SACRIFICE streams on IMPACT PLUS this Saturday, March 13, starting at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. The stacked supercard is also avail as a standalone Pay-Per-View on FITE TV.
There have only been a handful of truly inter-promotional champion vs. champions, title vs. title collisions in the century since professional wrestling gained widespread popularity. Simply put, it isn’t good business for promoter’s to risk the champion of a rival organization not only beating their champion but taking their title belt back to a competitor’s promotion.
But that’s what will happen at the REBELLION pay-per-view next month, when either Swann or Moose will go one-on-one, champion vs. champion, title vs. title against Kenny Omega, the reigning kingpin of AEW.
“It is hard to describe the magnitude of the opportunity Rich Swann and Moose have this Saturday,” D’Amore said. “In just six short weeks, one of them will not only unify the IMPACT and TNA World Championships, but also go into a once-in-a-generation showdown where they’ll have chance become the reigning champion of two of the most prestigious organizations in the sport. It isn’t hyperbole to say Rich Swann and Moose are fighting for their shot at wrestling immortality this Saturday night.”
D’Amore added: “These two athletes hate each other, yet one of them has the chance to cost the other the greatest opportunity of their career. Bad blood, arguably the two greatest wrestlers in IMPACT going at it, title vs. title, and the chance to make wrestling history … there’s not enough hyperbole to do justice to Saturday’s main event.”
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 10, 2021