Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill

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Hard to Kill
Impact Wrestling Hard to Kill.jpg
PromotionImpact Wrestling
DateJanuary 12, 2020
CityDallas, Texas
VenueThe Bomb Factory
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Hard To Kill was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Impact Wrestling. It took place on January 12, 2020, in Dallas, Texas.[1][2]

Nine matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Tessa Blanchard defeated Sami Callihan in an intergender match to win the Impact World Championship and became the first female world champion in their company's history.

Production[edit]

Other on-screen personnel
Commentator Josh Mathews
Don Callis
Ring announcer Jeffery Scott
Referee Brandon Tolle
Kris Levin
Harry Demerjian
Interviewers Gabby Loren

Background[edit]

At Bound for Glory, Impact Wrestling announced Hard To Kill would take place in January 2020, however no specific date or location was announced.[3] It was later announced to take place on January 12, 2020, in Dallas, Texas.[1][4]

Storylines[edit]

The event featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches. Rich Swann was originally going to compete against the North with his partner Willie Mack, but he suffered a ankle injury two nights before at Bash at the Brewery 2. Doctors decided to not allow him to compete. Brian Cage also suffered a torn bicep in the weeks leading up to the show and was also unable to compete in an official match. Daga took his place to wrestler Rob Van Dam.[5]i

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[6]
1 Ken Shamrock defeated Madman Fulton (with Dave Crist and Jake Crist) by submission Singles match[2] 9:19
2 Ace Austin (c) defeated Trey Singles match for the Impact X Division Championship[2] 12:55
3 Taya Valkyrie (c) (with John E. Bravo) defeated Jordynne Grace and ODB Three-way match for the Impact Knockouts Championship[2] 11:37
4 Brian Cage vs. Rob Van Dam (with Katie Forbes) ended in a no contest Singles match[2] N/A
5 Rob Van Dam (with Katie Forbes) defeated Daga Singles match 4:11
6 Eddie Edwards defeated Michael Elgin Singles match for Edwards' Call Your Shot Trophy[2] 19:53
7 Moose defeated Rhino No Disqualification match[2] 13:00
8 The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander) (c) defeated Willie Mack Handicap match for the Impact World Tag Team Championship[2] 10:37
9 Tessa Blanchard defeated Sami Callihan (c) Intergender match for the Impact World Championship[1][7][8][2] 23:49
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "IMPACT WRESTLING HARD TO KILL MAIN EVENT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED". Pwinsider.com. November 11, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Hard To Kill". impactwrestling.com. November 11, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Sapp, Sean Ross. "Impact Wrestling Announces "Hard To Kill" PPV For January 2020". Fightful Wrestling. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Wilen, Jerome (November 6, 2019). "IMPACT Results – 11/5/19 (Sami Callihan celebrates, Ken Shamrock vs. Joey Ryan)". WrestleView. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Grabianowski, Ed (2006-01-13). "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  6. ^ Moore, John (January 12, 2020). "1/12 Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill results: Moore's live review of Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard for the Impact World Championship, The North vs. Rich Swann and Willie Mack for the Impact Tag Titles, Ace Austin vs. Trey for the X Division Championship, Rob Van Dam vs. Brian Cage". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  7. ^ "IMPACT Wrestling to Make History as Tessa Blanchard Challenges Sami Callihan for the IMPACT World Championship at 'Hard to Kill' On Sunday, January 12". impactwrestling.com. Impact Wrestling. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  8. ^ New match official for Hard to Kill - 411 Mania.com

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