Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill
January 12, 2020
The Bomb Factory
We are live with live ongoing coverage of Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view.
Ken Shamrock vs. Madman Fulton
Fulton’s shoulder was “dislocated” and Shamrock was able to win with the armbar submission. Josh Mathews said it looked like Fulton’s shoulder looked like it was broken. Dave and Jake Crist were thrown out of the ringside area during this match.
Impact X-Division Championship
Ace Austin (Champion) vs. Trey Miguel
In addition to challenging for the X-Division title, Trey Miguel was fighting to defend his mother from Austin’s crude comments about her. Austin retained his title by pinning Trey. Ace went up to Trey’s mom so Trey attacked Ace after the match and referees ran down to break it up.
Backstage interview with ODB.
Impact Knockouts Championship
Taya Valkyrie (Champion) vs. Jordynne Grace vs. ODB
Taya has held the belt for over 370 days and they are hyping her as one of the greatest Knockouts of all time. Late in the match, Grace had the match won with the Grace Driver but John E Bravo had the referee distracted. Taya stole the pin to retain her title.
Backstage interview with Rob Van Dam and Katie Forbes.
Brian Cage vs. Rob Van Dam
RVD’s other girlfriend was at ringside and she caused a distraction to allow RVD to attack Cage to start the match. Cage’s mouth was busted open during the match and Daga ran out with referees to check on him. RVD attacked Daga as the referees helped Cage to the back so apparently this match is now Daga vs. RVD. RVD pinned Daga with the Five-Star Frog Splash. RVD and his two girlfriends celebrated in the ring.
Call Your Shot Trophy
Eddie Edwards vs. Michael Elgin
This was a very good match that was full of near falls. The pace gradually increased as the match progressed. Elgin almost had the match won when he attempted the Elgin bomb but Edwards countered by slipping through and rolling up Elgin for the win.
Moose vs. Rhino – NO DQ
Moose was wearing pink and yellow gear inspired by Randy Savage’s look from the mid 1980s. Moose used a chair on Rhino in the opening minutes of the match. The match was alright. Moose won with the spear.
Rich Swann injured his ankle. He was shown backstage on crutches and he wants to go to ringside but he’s not being allowed to go to the ring. Willie Mack says he wants Swann to take care of himself and do what is best for him.
Impact World Tag Team Championship – Handicap Match
The North (Champions) vs. Willie Mack
This became a handicap match because of Swann’s ankle injury. This match was pretty good. There was a crazy looking spot where Mack somehow did a super Canadian Destroyer on Alexander while he was on the shoulders of Ethan Page. Mack had the match won with the frog splash on Alexander but Page pulled the ref out of the ring. Mack hit a stunner on Page but they came back with punch and kick combinations and their finisher to win the match and retain their titles.
Next Impact PPV in April will be called “Rebellion” and it will take place in New York City.
Impact World Championship – Intergender Match
Sami Callihan (Champion) vs. Tessa Blanchard
Tessa won the title after hitting 2 Canadian Destroyers and a DDT. She favored her knee because of attacks from Sami Callihan throughout the match. Click here for more on what happened during this match.