Impact Wrestling’s first PPV of the year is right around the corner. Hard to Kill will take place on January 16. If a match with Kenny Omega wasn’t enough to sell you, Impact added a Barbed Wire Massacre, Ethan Page versus himself as The Karate Man, and more to the card.
Sami Callihan and Eddie Edwards were supposed to settle their feud once and for all in the main event of Impact Wrestling (Jan. 5, 2021). That goal was not achieved. The match was thrown out by the referee, then Callihan showed Alisha Edwards trapped behind a fence. Eddie ran backstage to save his wife. It was obviously a ploy by Callihan, because Ken Shamrock returned to beat on Edwards. Callihan wrapped Edwards with barbed wire and blasted him with a bat.
The beef between Callihan and Edwards has now escalated into Barbed Wire Massacre at Hard to Kill.
Ever since The North lost tag team gold, Ethan Page has been losing his mind. That was a window for the introduction of the Karate Man action hero to Impact. While the Karate Man is played by Page, they are supposed to be two different people in Impact. A therapy session for Page led to a Kumite challenge for Hard to Kill.
This match is going to be an ambitious venture. It will obviously be cinematic, considering Page is fighting himself. Based on Page’s past work as the Karate Man, I have faith that he will make it a fantastic spectacle of sports entertainment.
In the Knockouts tag title tournament, Havok & Nevaeh defeated Jordynne Grace & Jazz clean in the ring to advance to the finals against Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz.
Tommy Dreamer had enough of Eric Young’s run of violence. He will be teaming with Rhino and Cousin Jake against Young, Joe Doering, and Cody Deaner for Old School Rules. That means no DQ, falls count anywhere.
The Hard to Kill card on January 16 currently stands at:
- Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson, & Luke Gallows vs Rich Swann, Alex Shelley, & Chris Sabin
- Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs Taya Valkyrie
- X-Division Championship: Manik (c) vs Rohit Raju vs Chris Bey
- Knockouts tag title tournament final: Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz vs Havok & Nevaeh
- Barbed Wire Massacre: Eddie Edwards vs Sami Callihan
- Kumite: Ethan Page vs Karate Man
- Old School Rules: Tommy Dreamer, Rhino, & Cousin Jake vs Eric Young, Joe Doering, & Cody Deaner
Before Hard to Kill arrives, Impact has a Genesis special event on January 9 for the Impact Plus app. In the aftermath of defeat, Jordynne Grace challenged Jazz to a match. Grace wanted the honor of sharing the ring with Jazz in singles competition.
The Genesis card on January 9 currently stands at:
- I Quit: Moose vs Willie Mack
- Jordynne Grace vs Jazz
- Super X Cup tournament
Is Hard to Kill strong enough to earn your money? Which match intrigues you most?