Impact Wrestling presents its Hard To Kill pay-per-view event tonight at Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
Originally, it was advertised that Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers would take on Rich Swann, Chris Sabin, and Alex Shelley. However, on Friday, Impact confirmed that Shelly was out of the six-man tag team match that is expected to be the main event. Moose will replace him in the contest.
Impact sent out this video of Shelley talking about the decision to remove him from the contest. He noted that he’s not injured nor has COVID-19.
“There are certain things in life that are just out of our control, and unfortunately, my ability to compete at Hard to Kill has been dropped into that bucket So, on that note, I owe an apology to Chris Sabin, I owe one to Rich Swann, I owe one to the fans, and I owe a receipt to The Good Brothers and Kenny Omega. I don’t like getting beat up by you, but I’ve accepted that that’s happened multiple times. I was looking forward to returning the favor. So you’ll get that in the mail, you’ll keep the yellow copy.
“I assure everyone out there, I don’t have COVID. I am not orthopedically injured, but in the interest in safety, my situation is a very complex one. I put that first, as does Impact management, and they are doing the up most in terms of precautions to make sure that nobody is at risk at Hard to Kill or going forward. However, as a transient figure in pro wrestling, I promise you that no matter what I’ll be back in Impact. You can count on that.”
The show features a stacked card. You can watch the entire video by clicking on the player below:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 16, 2021