Impact Wrestling confirmed late Thursday night that Mauro Ranallo will be doing commentary for the main event of its Rebellion pay-per-view event, which will see a title vs. title match between Impact World Heavyweight Champion Rich Swann and AEW World Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega.
To be clear, Ranallo, who is widely considered one of the best play-by-play announcers in modern history, will not be calling the entire show, but just for this match.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the idea behind bringing in Ranallo is to make the match special.
It was stated that Anthem made a deal with Frank Shamrock to bring in Ranallo, who signed the deal on April 14th. He will also do voice-over work for two video packages to build the match and host a documentary, “This is Rebellion,” that will air next week.
Ranallo has worked for WWE in the past as he did work on the SmackDown and NXT brands. He currently calls boxing for Showtime and MMA for Bellator.
Impact Wrestling holds this pay-per-view event on Sunday, April 25th.