Recently I've been passing along updates that various wrestling companies have been sharing with their fans and we have another today this one is from Impact Wrestling. In a quote taken directly from the Impact Wrestling website: "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!" for the full article click here!
Impact Wrestling has adapted to find a way to still produce new original content for their fans while still putting the safety of their employees at the forefront of each decision. According to recent reports a variety of talent missed the recent tapings due to travel restrictions which namely included anyone from Canada (The North). Current Impact Wrestling World Champion Tessa Blanchard decided on her own not to come to the taping according to Wrestling Observer. Some people just feel safer limiting movement out of a safe zone they may have due to the current situation which is totally understandable.
The Observer also noted that it was actually a total of around twelve weeks of content shot in three days, which will begin on April 21 with the Rebellion special and last the company through mid-July. Impact will be set for the future and should take the time to come up with a plan and a direction for programming to go in for the remainder of 2020. Especially if they decide to bring in any new talent having a plan for them from the start would make the transition more seamless rather then seem forced.
As always wrestling gives us both great memories and memories we try and forget, but with the amount of moments worth remembering that have happened we are bound to forget some. The same could be said about some talent that were very much underrated during their career or never at the top of a company during a run this unfortunately makes it easier for fans to forget certain talent. These two are very different talent and had two very different careers while they worked in this great business. Sometimes we encounter those that deserve to be remembered and acknowledged. I would like to wish a very big Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating their special day today and especially to the one featured below.
Nerd Note: It is easy to forget the background of some wrestlers including those who are former athletes with backgrounds in other sports. Monty Brown for one played in the NFL for three seasons from 1993-1996 spending time with both the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills.
At one point Impact was a weekly fixture of the site, but things changed and I started focusing on something different. It had nothing to do with anything Impact Wrestling did it was more just shifting more attention to AEW and not having enough of the spotlight to share it with everyone. Looking at this main event if it was WWE they would've let the title contenders win the tag titles and kill the momentum of the actual tag team. This is the main difference between the two companies as WWE never cares about the division and they believe in singles stars a lot more then the tag teams.
Tessa has shown she belongs in the main event even if it is only because she is a member of the Impact Wrestling roster. In my opinion, Tessa fits the description of an attraction, because seeing a female wrestler hold the World Title for a promotion is something that nobody expects to see normally. Overall this shows the type of character development that Impact focuses on. For the second year in a row Impact Wrestling will present Rebellion on PPV and though the card seems to be up in the air due to current issues in society if it is on Tessa will defend her title against Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin.
Note: As of yesterday it seems likely that Impact Wrestling will be taping Rebellion this week while they're in the Skyline studio in Nashville. According to the report Impact will be taping 6-8 weeks of programming this week similarly to what AEW has done to make sure they have programming to air for a few weeks. For the full article click here or stay tuned into this site for any information I find out!!
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