Kenny Omega Defeats Rich Swann For Impact World Title At Rebellion

The Belt Collector adds on to his total

AEW World champion Kenny Omega is the new Impact Wrestling World champion, after defeating Rich Swann in a 23 minute main event at Impact Wrestling Rebellion on Sunday night in Nashville.

Swann endured numerous V-Triggers before mounting a last-ditch comeback. He missed a second-rope Phoenix splash, after which Omega struck with one more V-Trigger, before finishing him off with the One Winged Angel.

With the win, Omega now holds four separate belts: the AEW World title, the two belts that comprise the unified Impact World title (the Impact belt and the TNA World title), and the AAA Mega championship.

Swann's reign as Impact champion comes to an end after 184 days. His reign began on October 24 at Bound For Glory, where he defeated Eric Young.

The match itself was mostly controversy-free. Brian Hebner of Impact and Aubrey Edwards of AEW were both on hand to officiate (Hebner inside, Edwards as an alternate of sorts outside). At one juncture, Swann accidentally took Hebner out on a handspring cutter, prompting Edwards to briefly take over. When Omega went to grab a chair, Edwards grabbed it away, refusing to let him cheat.

The final image of the night was Omega celebrating with the three on-hand belts, in the presence of Don Callis, Doc Gallows, and Karl Anderson. Impact rep Scott D'Amore was shown, looking disappointed, but nonetheless respectfully applauding.

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.