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IMPACT World Champion vs. AEW World Champion PPV Match Announced

Last night, IMPACT Wrestling dropped its biggest bombshell since collaborating with AEW. This Saturday’s main event, during the IMPACT Plus exclusive special Sacrifice, between IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann and TNA World Champion Moose will unify those titles. IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore shocked the world even more when he announced that the winner of this title unification bout at Sacrifice will go head-to-head with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega in a title vs title match on April 24 at the IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion pay-per-view.

Just like the main event at Hard to Kill in January featuring Kenny Omega, this is another groundbreaking first for IMPACT Wrestling; and it’s a historic event in the world of professional wrestling, creating a sense of unpredictability that hasn’t been seen or felt since the height of the Monday Night War in the 1990s between the WWF and WCW. Below is the full press release from IMPACT Wrestling with all of the details. Make sure to tune in to Sacrifice this Saturday, and order Rebellion now because both of these events will forever alter the professional wrestling landscape.

‘HISTORIC’ STAKES ADDED TO RICH SWANN vs. MOOSE MATCH THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

WINNER OF SACRIFICE MAIN EVENT WILL UNIFY IMPACT/TNA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, THEN FACE KENNY OMEGA IN IMPACT vs. AEW, TITLE vs. TITLE FIGHT NEXT MONTH

NASHVILLE, TN – (March 9, 2020) – 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 that their main event match 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 the  REBELLION PPV 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 Wrestling presents SACRIFICE
Saturday, March 13, starting at 8 p.m. ET
 
IMPACT World Champion vs. TNA World Champion
Rich Swann (IMPACT) vs. Moose (TNA)
 
KNOCKOUTS Championship
Deonna Purrazzo (C) vs. ODB
 
World Tag Team Championship
The Good Brothers (C) vs. FinJuice
 
KNOCKOUTS Tag Team Championship
Fire ‘N Flava (C) vs. Jordynne Grace and Jazz
 
X-Division Championship
TJP (C) vs. Ace Austin
 
No DQ Match
Brian Myers vs. Eddie Edwards
 
Tag Team Match
Violent By Design (Deaner and Doering) vs. James Storm and Chris Sabin

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About IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s most significant wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in creating premium content, events, products, merchandise, and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. Its highly successful flagship show, IMPACT!, is broadcast globally, including AXS TV and Twitch in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony Ten 2 and DSport in India, FreeSport and 5STAR in the United Kingdom, eTV in Africa, MVStv in Mexico and TAPDMV in the Philippines. IMPACT Wrestling is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc.

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