29th Apr2019

‘Impact Wrestling: Rebellion’ Pay Per View Review

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this review of Impact Wrestling’s Rebellion Pay Per View, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have plenty of big matches to get to, so let’s see if it all turns out great.

Match #1: Ace Austin beat Eddie Edwards, Petey Williams, Jake Crist, Aiden Prince and Cousin Jake – 6 – Man Scramble Match

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was all sorts of fantastic moves. Everybody had a dance partner if they wanted one, which helps things quite a bit. It’s a shame that Eddie got stuffed in this match at the last minute, but this definitely proves that Eli Drake is truly out of Impact, since he was supposed to wrestle Eddie originally. Hey, Petey got on PPV, so that’s another great piece of news. As for the match, this was the greatest hits kind of thing, but gloriously so. Over-all, Ace had a big moment for his career and it should go a long way for him, this year.

Match #2: Scarlett Bordeaux (with Fallah Bahh) beat Rohit Raju (with Gama Singh and Raj Singh)

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – While not a great match, this was ambitious in that Scarlett was booked to actually be competitive with Raju.

Match #3: Moose & The North (Ethan Page and Jason Alexander) beat The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz and Trey Miguel)

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This had lots of good tag wrestling, but might not have been quite the best candidate for an actual PPV match, due to not feeling exciting enough. This was thoroughly entertaining, from bell to bell, despite not feeling like a big enough match. Moose looked like he had all the confidence in the world, so that’s a big plus. Overall, this was good, solid stuff form six people who seemed very comfortable with each other.

Match #4: Taya Valkyrie (Still Champion) beat Jordynne Grace – Impact Knockout’s Championship Match

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was an excellent clash of titans sort of deal that was very different from the normal kind of woman’s match. As a very physical, tense bout, you can believe that these gals made it looked like they were trying to tear each other apart. I really liked what they were shooting for here and I’m glad they hit the target, even if they didn’t quite hit it dead center.

Match #5: Rich Swann (Still Champion) beat Sami Callihan – oVe Rules Match For The X-Division Championship

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was the case of a fantastic match that slowed down once it got to the hardcore part, but since the carnage was still quite visceral on its own, you can give this a good rating.

Match #6: Tessa Blanchard beat Gail Kim

My Opinion: 4.5 out of 5 – This was a wonderful match that gave both women a great moment for their careers. Tessa gets a big match with a great wrestler and Gail gets a second chance at the last lap of the race, so to speak. This was everything it needed to be and more. This was one of the best women’s matches and one of the best matches in the history of this league. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Match #7: Brian Cage (New Champion) beat Johnny Impact (with Taya Valkyrie and Johnny Bravo) – Impact World Championship Match With Special Guest Referee: Lance Storm

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This should have happened back at Homecoming, but at least Cage finally got the title. This felt like one of those WWF World Title Matches from 2001 that were good, but not as good as you were hoping for. There wasn’t anything bad here, though. Expect some wild moves and the like from a match that will be remembered more for the ending, rather than everything that came before it.

Match #8: (Main Event) Latin American X-Change (New Champions) (Santana and Ortiz with Konnan) beat Lucha Bros! (Pentagon Jr. and Fenix) – Full Metal Mayhem Match For The Impact Tag Team Championship

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – This was a pretty damn good main event. The wrestling was outstanding when it was simple and sweet, but the hardcore part almost got in the way of the fun…almost. There were a lot of great stunts here that made you feel more like you were watching Avengers: Endgame, rather than a wrestling match. This felt very intense and worked as what it was booked to be. Overall, I could still go for a few more of these between these two teams.

News Of The Night:

  1. Impact + was announced as the replacement for the Global Wrestling Network.
  2. Robert Irvine was in Gail Kim’s corner for the match with Tessa Blanchard.
  3. Tully Blanchard was there for Tessa Blanchard and cut a great promo for his daughter.
  4. Michael Elgin debuted with the promotion and attacked Brian Cage after he won the Impact World Title.

Final Verdict: 4/5

This was a great event that delivered some-thing worth talking about every step if the way.

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