On this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling, it was announced that Impact Wrestling World Champion Rich Swann will face TNA World Champion Moose in a unification match during this Saturday night’s Sacrifice event on Impact Plus. The winner will go on to face AEW World Champion Kenny Omega in a Champion vs. Champion match at the Rebellion PPV event on April 24th.
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 on 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 available as a standalone Pay-Per-View on FITE TV.
There has 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 – Fite.Tv
IMPACT World Champion vs. TNA World Champion
Rich Swann (IMPACT) vs. Moose (TNA)
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
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