A new match added to the Rebellion match card hours before the pay-per-view begins.
IMPACT Wrestling is holding their first live pay-per-view since January tonight entitled 'Rebellion' in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and with six announced matches set for the show, the company has announced via their official Twitter page that Rohit Raju versus "The Smoke Show" Scarlett Bordeaux has been added to the lineup.
BREAKING: After observing the back and forth on social media, IMPACT management has announced that tonight's Live Smoke Show will be replaced by @Lady_Scarlett13 vs @HakimZane one-on-one! #IMPACTRebellion pic.twitter.com/NZlvYjLsLW— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 28, 2019
The inter-gender match came to be after Scarlett Bordeaux's "Smoke Show" segment was slated for 'Rebellion' and Rohit Raju voiced his displeasure about Scarlett securing a spot on the pay-per-view while he was going to be left off the show. Scarlett responded to Rohit's rant on social media by simply asking would he like to step in the ring which has led to a match between them being made official.
My second year @IMPACTWRESTLING and I haven't been on one major PPV, no t-shirts, and ZERO love for the DHS. Yet here we are GIVING @Lady_Scarlett13— Rohit Raju/Hakim Zane (@HakimZane) April 27, 2019
a spot on the PPV to do that hot garbage Smoke Show. Truly "well deserved". YOU DON'T BELONG IN THE RING! What a joke!! https://t.co/Jy3mn9K9Ga
Is it? Do you really think I'm happy without a spot on a major ppv? No t-shirts, no respect? And to see others get spots that I've been bustin my ass to get all because of gender? You take it as you will, and let all the "knights" come out of the woodwork to defend the damsel.— Rohit Raju/Hakim Zane (@HakimZane) April 27, 2019
Ooohhhh look. All the internet tough guys want to come out to defend poor @Lady_Scarlett13. Not to mention a bunch of loud mouth broads from the Knockouts division. Everyone is "equal" in 2019 until someone gets that equal ass whoopin. @IMPACTWRESTLING— Rohit Raju/Hakim Zane (@HakimZane) April 27, 2019
Awwww... are you mad because you’re not on the PPV?? --— Scarlett Bordeaux (@Lady_Scarlett13) April 27, 2019
Is that what this is about? Well, would you like to talk about it or fight about it? Better yet- tell me in person at #Rebellion.
Man up or bitch out. #Smokeshow #ShutupFive @IMPACTWRESTLING https://t.co/FhoLjBkgVt
@IMPACTWRESTLING if you think I give a damn about the blowback then you got the wrong dude. What are you gonna do? NOT give me anymore hype or face time? Then it's no different then what you have been doin to the DHS.— Rohit Raju/Hakim Zane (@HakimZane) April 27, 2019
@Lady_Scarlett13 wants to run her mouth. Lord knows she CAN'T KEEP IT SHUT!! Everything is all fun and games until you get hurt. Then the keyboard warriors and SJW's pile out in droves petitioning to get me fired. A bunch of COWARDS like 90% of nimrods commenting on my post— Rohit Raju/Hakim Zane (@HakimZane) April 27, 2019
Here's the updated match card for IMPACT Wrestling's 'Rebellion' PPV:
IMPACT World Championship - Special Guest Referee (Lance Storm)
Johnny Impact (c) vs. Brian Cage
IMPACT World Tag Team Championships - 'Full Metal Mayhem' Match
Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix) (c) vs. L.A.X. (Santana & Ortiz)
Gail Kim vs. Tessa Blanchard
IMPACT X Division Championship No-DQ Match
Rich Swann (c) vs. Sami Callihan
IMPACT Knockouts Championship
Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Jordynne Grace
The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz, Trey Miguel) vs. Moose & 'The North' (Josh Alexander & Ethan Page)
Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Rohit Raju
To catch up on storylines heading into tonight's pay-per-view, check out Fightful's coverage article of the latest episode of IMPACT Wrestling.