Published on April 19th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Rich Swann On “Rebellion,” Alice In Chains, Future Plans & More
IMPACT Wrestling has started off 2021 strong, and that hype continues with April 25th’s Rebellion pay-per-view. IMPACT’s next pay-per-view is set to make history as All Elite Wrestling’s World Champion Kenny Omega will be taking on IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann in a “Title Vs. Title” match, as featuring commentary from Mauro Ranallo. Meanwhile, IMPACT itself — which airs on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CST, as preceded by the Before The Impact program and followed by the IMPACT In 60 program — is regularly the highest-rated show on the AXS TV network.
Rich Swann made his professional wrestling debut as a teenager in 2008. After a WWE run which included a run with the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, he signed a multi-year deal with IMPACT Wrestling, becoming IMPACT’s World Champion in October 2020. Last month Swann defeated IMPACT star Moose, becoming the holder of the Impact Unified World Championship. As of this coming Friday, he will have been one of IMPACT Wrestling’s 10 longest-tenured World Champions.
On April 16, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rich Swann via Zoom, the audio of which embedded below. Beyond Rebellion and his reign as IMPACT Wrestling’s World Champion, Swann and I also discussed his musical influences, his guitar-playing, career goals and plenty more. Additional information on Swann and Rebellion can be found here, here, here and here.