Mauro Ranallo to Call Rich Swann vs. Kenny Omega at Impact Rebellion

Mauro Ranallo will return to the world of pro wrestling commentary this month, but not to WWE. The former Smackdown and NXT announcer will call the Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann title vs. title match at Impact Wrestling's Rebellion PPV on April 25th. Impact announced the news in a press release on Thursday.

 In news sure to stun and excite hardcore wrestling fans around the world, IMPACT Wrestling is proud to announce legendary play-by-play commentator Mauro Ranallo will be part of its broadcast team for the REBELLION© Pay-Per-View next Sunday (April 25).

Possessing an immediately recognizable voice, a sui generis style and an encyclopedic knowledge of combat sports, Ranallo is widely considered one of the best play-by-play announcers of all time.

REBELLION will be available on Pay-Per-View in North America on SUNDAY, April 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on InDemand, DISH, DirecTV, Vubiquity, Rogers, Bell, Shaw, Sasktel. It will be available around the world digitally via FITE TV (pre-order NOW).

The self-identified "Bipolar Rock 'N Roller" has lent his voice and enthusiasm to the biggest events in combat sports history, including Showtime Sports Mayweather vs McGregor PPV, PRIDE Fighting Championships and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Ranallo is the first person to call boxing, MMA, pro-wrestling and kickboxing on American network television.

On Sunday, April 25, Ranallo returns to his first love to call the epic collision between IMPACT champion Rich Swann and AEW champion Kenny Omega.

Mauro Ranallo will return to wrestling commentary to call Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann at Impact Wrestling Rebellion on April 25th.
Mauro Ranallo will return to wrestling commentary to call Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann at Impact Wrestling Rebellion on April 25th.

Ranallo left his job as WWE Smackdown commentator in 2017 after an alleged bullying incident with JBL that eventually led to the legend's retirement to avoid social media pressure. Ranallo then returned to WWE to call NXT a few months later, only to depart again last September, this time on good terms. And now he'll be back, bringing his pop culture references and over-the-top excitement to the massive AEW vs. Impact match on April 25th.

"Swann vs Omega, champion vs champion, title vs title – this match represents everything I love about professional wrestling," said Ranallo in the press release. "I have been fortunate to call these two superstars' matches in the past and I'm very excited to be part of this historic encounter."

"This once in a generation title vs title showdown deserves to be called by the once in a generation play-by-play announcer," said Scott D'Amore. "I've known Mauro for over two decades. There are very few people in the world who are as passionate about or know their wrestling history as well as Mauro. This is an historic main event, the world champions of two major organizations putting everything on the line. I'm thrilled that April 25th, at Rebellion, fans will have Mauro's legendary voice proving the soundtrack to history!"

Impact Rebellion can be viewers on PPV or streamed on Fite TV.

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