Impact Wrestling: Hard to Kill PPV – Thoughts & Predictions…

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Impact Wrestling – Hard To Kill PPV
Thoughts & Predictions
January 7, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Coming up tomorrow night from The Factory in Dallas, Texas, is Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view. It’s available on FITE.TV and all pay-per-view outlets. It’s a stacked card to be sure and guess what? It’s time to do that prediction thing we do around here every so often. Are you ready? Let’s do this.

Impact Wrestling Champion Moose vs. Matt Cardona vs. W. Morrisey.

This is a match that I’m looking forward to as the build has been excellent. Who would have ever thought that a match with Big Cass, Zack Ryder, and a guy named after a moose, literally, would be headlining a major wrestling PPV? No speculation for me as to who should get the win here. Cardona hit his new bride in the head with a chair to get this match. There’s no way he’s taking a loss here. Woo woo woo – you know it.

Winner and NEW Impact Wrestling World Champion: Matt Cardona

Texas Death Match: Impact Wrestling Champion Mickie James vs. Deonna Purrazzo.

I love me some Mickie James as does everyone with a sense of history and a brain, but that being said, Deonna Purrazzo is on fire right now and is arguably one of the top women in pro wrestling today. I’m sensing a title switch here.

Winner and NEW Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion: Deonna Purrazzo

First-ever Knockouts Ultimate X match to crown the top contender for the Knockouts Championship: Jordynne Grace vs. Tasha Steelz vs. Lady Frost vs. Alisha Edwards vs. Chelsea Green vs. Rosemary.

Alisha Edwards was added to the match last night, replacing Rachel Ellering, but I don’t think that gives her any kind of edge. For me, it comes down between three people, those being Lady Frost, Chelsea Green, and Rosemary. Ok, I’m just kidding about Rosemary. I like her character, but I just don’t see her in the top spot of the Knockout division. So it’s between Chelsea and Lady Frost. What better way to wrap up a Honeymoon than one week to the date after marrying your love, you both win matches at a major PPV event. Works for me.

Winner and NEW Top Contender for the Knockouts Championship: Chelsea Green

Josh Alexander vs. Jonah.

Jonah is making his Impact Wrestling PPV debut. Jonah is winning his Impact Wrestling PPV debut. Otherwise, what’s the point?

Winner: Jonah

Ring of Honor Champion Jonathan Gresham vs. Chris Sabin.

While it’s good to see the ROH Championship being kept active and being defended while the company is in limbo and rebooting, I don’t think that there will be any major title switches at this time. Great matches, absolutely, but switching that belt to someone with no major ties to the company, that just doesn’t sound right to me. Gresham retains.

Winner and STILL ROH Champion: Jonathan Gresham

Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion Trey Miguel vs. Steve Maclin – If Maclin does not win, he will not receive another shot at Miguel.

These two guys have great chemistry and put out some good matches together so it’ll be a shame to see it all come to an end. Or will it end?Nah, I don’t think so. I’m sensing another title switch and the series continues.

Winner and NEW Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion: Steve Maclin

Hardcore War: Violent by Design & Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack & Rhino & Heath Miller & Eddie Edwards – Team VBD has the official advantage for entrances.

Never, ever go against Heath. He’s got kids after all.

Winners: Rich Swann, Willie Mack, Rhino, Eddie Edwards, and Heath Miller

Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Champions The IInspiration vs. The Influence.

The IInspirations are, as we all know, the former IIconics from WWE, Jessie McKay & Cassie Lee. The Influence is Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood. This should be a damn good match. It’s hard for me to imagine McCay andLee losing their titles, but when I look who the opposition is, it can happen. And the strange feeling in my tummy says it will. Who am I to argue with the gut?

Winners and NEW Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions: The Influence (Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood).

And there you go. I doubt many will be watching since it’s running opposite of AEW’s Battle Of The Belts on TBS, but it looks like it’ll be a damn good show and have some great action. Just catch the replays. So who do you think will come out on top in these epic matches? Give me a shout and let me know what you think, along with any other comments, thoughts, or questions. I’d love to hear from you.

And with that, I’m out of here for now. Take care and be safe. Don’t forget to support your local Independent wrestling promotions and wrestlers. Have a great one and I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

A/N: New match added to the show. The tag team match with The Iinspiration versus The Influence has been removed from the show due to COVID exposure. But added to the event is a Fatal 4-Way Match.

Chris Bey versus Ace Austin versus Jake Something versus Laredo Kid

Four of the up-and-coming young bucks that make Impact what it is today. All of these guys are impressive and this match could easily go to any of these men and it would not be an upset in the slightest. The gut says Chris Bey and as I said earlier, always go with the gut.

Winner: Chris Bey

And there you go. I’m out of here. Take care and I’ll see you next time.

Ubuntu!

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