We're a few short days away from IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion, folks. Welcome to the go-home episode of IMPACT Wrestling. We saw a bit more build for every championship match tonight, along with the grudge match between Sami Callihan and Trey Miguel.
IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Rich Swann called out Kenny Omega tonight but was greeted by a former rival. Jordynne Grace's partner for Rebellion, a second-generation talent, was revealed. All that, plus the main event between Eddie Edwards and the World Class Maniac, Eric Young. This would be their first singles match since fighting over the IMPACT Wrestling World Title in the summer of 2020.
We kicked things off with The Good Brothers, who looked to send a message to FinJuice ahead of their title bout at Rebellion.
Decay w/Rosemary vs The Good Brothers on IMPACT Wrestling
Crazzy Steve kicked it off with Karl Anderson. The Machine Gun, surprisingly, had trouble with the IMPACT Wrestling veteran and was dragged to Decay's corner where Black Taurus came into play.
The beast of Decay hit a nasty snap powerslam on Anderson, but things turned around when Doc Gallows entered the fray. The Big LG had the height and weight advantage and hammered Taurus with big punches before letting Anderson take over.
The former IMPACT Wrestling Tag Team Champions dominated for a large chunk of the match, leaving Taurus reaching for the tag. Eventually, Steve tagged in, and the crazy clown of IMPACT Wrestling came in like a house on fire. A sliding flatliner transitioned into a crossface, but it was broken up by Gallows.
Steve dove into Gallows but was caught by the big man. With Anderson, he was able to transition into the Magic Killer.
Results: The Good Brothers defeated Decay via pinfall on IMPACT Wrestling.
After the match, The Good Brothers spoke to the IMPACT Wrestling Tag Team Champions. Karl Anderson said that 2020 was a bad year for many, but it was also the best year that The Good Brothers ever had.
It's true that they got cocky, but thanks to FinJuice, their eyes are back on the prize and it was time to finally regain the IMPACT Wrestling Tag Team Championships. At Rebellion, it'll be a Magic Killer, a 1-2-3, and a Too Sweet.
Ahead of the IMPACT Wrestling main event match tonight, we got some highlights of the match between Eric Young and James Storm in what was the Cowboy's 1000th match with the company. Thanks to Chris Harris, Storm was able to overcome the World Class Maniac.
At IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion, we'll see Violent By Design face off against James Storm, Chris Sabin, Willie Mack, and Eddie Edwards. Tonight, Edwards would battle Young just three days before this epic eight-man war.
Susan w/Deonna Purrazzo vs Tenille Dashwood w/Kaleb with a K on IMPACT Wrestling
Susan and Tenille Dashwood locked up, and the former was able to bring down the No. 1 contender with a leg trip takedown. Dashwood managed to escape, taking over with a hammerlock. During the break, Susan managed to take over, partly thanks to Dashwood distracting herself with Kaleb's camera.
They pelted one another with forearms before Dashwood got the better of Susan. A double under hook suplex dropped Susan in the corner, and a Taste of Tenille crushed the former IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion.
Tenille Dashwood locked in the Tarantula and followed up with a neckbreaker in the ropes. The Spotlight Kick blasted Susan for the three-count.
Results: Tenille Dashwood defeated Susan via pinfall on IMPACT Wrestling.
Tenille Dashwood spoke to the IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo, promising to take the title on Sunday.
Trey Miguel returned to IMPACT Wrestling a few months back, and quickly caught the ire of Sami Callihan. The Callihan Death Machine tried to form a bond with The Rascal, but Miguel continuously refused.
At IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion, Callihan would crush Trey and prove once and for all that he didn't have what it took to make it in IMPACT Wrestling.
Mahabali Shera w/Rohit Raju vs Jake Something on IMPACT Wrestling
Jake Something and Mahabali Shera had a hoss fight tonight. Shera got the lead first, driving Jake into the corner and slamming him for an elbow drop. Jake eventually got into the fight with a series of forearms and a discus lariat. Shera rolled to the corner but couldn't escape Jake's explosive flying shoulder tackle.
A Michinoku Driver planted Shera, but Rohit Raju distracted the ref. Shera took advantage, planting Jake with the Sky High.
Results: Mahabali Shera defeated Jake Something via pinfall on IMPACT Wrestling.
We got a vignette of Trey Miguel training ahead of his big match with Sami Callihan.
Miguel didn't need to prove anything to anyone but himself, and at IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion he promised to show Sami and everyone in IMPACT Wrestling what he could do.
IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Rich Swann's final message before Rebellion
Last week at the IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion press conference, AEW World Champion Kenny Omega caught Rich Swann with a cheap shot. Tonight, the IMPACT Wrestling Undisputed World Champion called Omega out, looking to get the party started early.
When Swann called out Omega, his opponent and Don Callis appeared on the screen, sadly revealing that they weren't in the building this week. Kenny Omega said again on Sunday he'll be making history. At IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion, Rich Swann's title reign will come to an end. It's not all bad news, though, as Swann's downfall will be a stepping stone for Kenny By God Omega's world tour.
Just as the video came to an end, we saw the return of Moose, who went down to the ring to congratulate Rich Swann. He had a long time to think about what went down at IMPACT Wrestling Sacrifice. Swann managed to overcome Moose despite all the odds, and Moose respected that. Because of that, he wanted to give Swann some advice.
At Rebellion, Swann would face the God of Professional Wrestling. At Sacrifice, he hurt the true Wrestling God. Who really hurt Rich Swann? Who really showed the champ what pain felt like? Moose is stronger, bigger, faster, and more skilled than the Best Bout Machine, but Omega has something he didn't at Sacrifice. Lackeys.
Moose's advice for Swann? Don't lose at Rebellion, or he'll face the wrath of the true wrestling god. That's good advice.
We got another vignette hyping up the return of former IMPACT Wrestling/TNA Knockouts Champion Taylor Wilde. With only one more week left in April, Wilde has to be returning next week...or at Rebellion.
Kiera Hogan w/Tasha Steelz vs Jordynne Grace on IMPACT Wrestling
The former IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion drove Kiera Hogan into the corner with a series of shoulder thrusts. A rolling spinebuster planted Hogan for a two-count. Jordynne Grace followed with a back elbow to the jaw and a Torture Rack.
Hogan managed to break away with a few elbows to the head. A roundhouse kick sent Grace into the corner where the IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Tag Champion lit her up with a series of running kicks and hip attacks. Grace absorbed it all, sending Hogan to the top for a superplex.
Tasha Steelz distracted the ref to allow Hogan to break up the attempt, but Grace responded with the Muscle Buster. That definitely would've been it, but Steelz broke the pin up, leading to a DQ.
Results: Jordynne Grace defeated Kiera Hogan via DQ on IMPACT Wrestling.
After the match, Fire 'N Flava attacked Grace. Their beatdown was thwarted by the newest IMPACT Wrestling signee, Rachael Ellering. The duo easily overpowered the IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Champions and promised that they'd take the gold at IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion.
Eric Young w/Violent By Design vs Eddie Edwards w/James Storm, Willie Mack, and Chris Sabin on IMPACT Wrestling
The battle between the former IMPACT Wrestling World Champions was worthy of the main event spot. Eddie Edwards got the early advantage with an overhead belly to belly and a snapmare, bringing Eric Young to the mat just as we hit the final commercial break.
Throughout the break, Edwards had Young fully under control. A little extra help from Violent By Design, however, allowed IMPACT Wrestling's World Class Maniac to get ahead.
As Edwards was dumped to the floor, he was swarmed by VBD. Edwards' allies came around the corner, and the staredown allowed the referee to keep them all separate.
Back in the ring, Edwards' comeback was halted by a rake to the eyes. As EY climbed to the top, Edwards hit the top rope to crotch him. A superplex drove Young into the middle of the ring. Edwards' backpack stunner failed as Young was able to get to his feet, but found himself spun about with a blue thunder bomb. Young kicked out at two.
The face of IMPACT Wrestling was caught by Eric Young and driven to the mat with a Death Valley Driver. After kicking out, he was able to plant Young with a tiger bomb, getting another near fall. Young rolled to the floor to avoid the Boston Knee Party, but couldn't escape the suicide dive attempt.
As a brawl broke out between the six men on the floor, Young pulled out a victory with a roll-up.
Results: Eric Young defeated Eddie Edwards via pinfall on IMPACT Wrestling.
As the go-home show came to a close, the two factions fought on, tearing apart the ringside area.