Last Sunday night, IMPACT Wrestling held their Rebellion PPV and it featured AEW World Champion Kenny Omega taking on former IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann in a Title vs. Title Match that saw Omega win the match and come out as both the AEW and IMPACT World Champion.
Dave Meltzer said on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “the show appeared to have been the most successful PPV show for the promotion in many years.” It was estimated that IMPACT Wrestling’s Rebellion PPV was able to draw around 9,300 TV PPV buys as of early this week and despite there being no data to make an estimation on streaming numbers as of this writing, the streaming buys were still believed to be a much larger number than the 9,300 TV PPV buys.
Even though the actual number of streaming buys are not available just yet, it was indicated that the streaming numbers as of the start of the Rebellion PPV Event were way ahead than any of the total PPV buys for any show the company has had since Anthem purchased IMPACT Wrestling from Dixie Carter years ago and that Rebellion had the largest streaming number in company history.
Regarding TV PPV buys, it was revealed by a major PPV provider that IMPACT’s Rebellion PPV did almost double of what the Hard To Kill PPV did back in January and seven times the total PPV buys as well as nine times the paid buys of Bound For Glory last October. Even though the number of Hard To Kill 2021 PPV buys was never reported, it was noted about a month ago that the Hard To Kill Event drew IMPACT’s second-highest number of PPV buys since the company was let go of Spike TV in 2014, while last July’s Slammiversary 2020 PPV drew the highest number of PPV buys at the time.
It should also be noted that once the numbers for the late PPV buys through traditional PPV providers are available Rebellion will have another 10% increase in total PPV buys. The PPV buys that Rebellion has are said to be way ahead of the numbers the company did on Spike TV for the past number of years, but this is still nowhere near what the company did before when they had blockbuster matches with top Stars and Hall of Famers like Sting, Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe.