Tossing Salt Presents:
Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill 2023
Thoughts & Predictions
January 13, 2023
Tonight on PPV, FITE.TV, and Impact+, live from the world-famous Center Stage in Atlanta, GA, is Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill 2023. And of course, a big event means prediction time. Who wins and who loses? Let’s figure it out. Let’s do this.
Impact Champion Josh Alexander vs. Bully Ray in a Full Metal Mayhem match with Tables, Ladders, Chairs, and Chains all legal.
In a match full of weapons, gimmicks, mayhem, and chaos, it all works to Bully Ray’s advantage, right? It should, but what does Bully need with the Impact Championship? Bully is a made man and doesn’t need a title. Alexander just broke the record for the longest-reigning Impact Champion of all time and he’s on a roll. There is no reason for him to lose.
Winner and STILL Impact Wrestling Champion: Josh Alexander
Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace vs. Mickie James – If James does not win, she must retire.
Mickie is a legend and she’s not going anywhere. Look for Mickie to add one more title to her trophy case.
Winner & NEW Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion: Mickie James
Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Chris Bey & Ace Austin vs. The Major Players vs. Heath Miller & Rhino – Elimination Match.
This is the match I’m most interested in. Three of the best tag teams currently in existence, and Bey/Austin too. Just kidding. Those guys are damn good as well. This match could go to anyone and it would not be an upset. My money is always on Heath and Rhino. After all, someone has to support those kids.
Winners and NEW Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions: Heath Miller & Rhino
Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion Trey Miguel vs. Black Taurus.
Trey Miguel is a damn good wrestler and he’s going to be a big star someday. Taurus is damn good as well, but I don’t think this will be his night.
Winner and STILL Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion: Trey Miguel
Eddie Edwards vs. Jonathan Gresham.
Gresham, the former ROH Champion, just signed a new deal with Impact Wrestling and is just getting started. One does not start with a new company by losing.
Winner: Jonathan Gresham
Masha Slamovich vs. Taylor Wilde vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Killer Kelly to become the new top contender to the Knockouts Champion.
I’ve seen a lot of press and mention about Taylor Wilde in the build for this match so it seems that she has the momentum. Let’s go with that.
Winner: Taylor Wilde
Impact Wrestling Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry vs. Moose.
I’m not too familiar with Hendry. I’m a big fan of Moose. Let’s go with Moose.
Winner and NEW Digital Media Champion: Moose
Rich Swann vs. Mackin – Falls Count Anywhere.
It’s nearly four in the morning. I need to go to bed. Both of these guys can go. Let’s go with the guts. Swann takes home the win.
Winner: Rich Swann
The Death Dollz vs. Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans & Gisele Shaw – Kickoff Show.
A great way to start the show and this one should be good. Let’s go with the Death Dollz for this one.
Winner: The Death Dollz
KUSHIDA vs. Mike Bailey vs. Angels vs. Yuya Uemura vs. Bhupinder Gujjar vs. Mike Jackson – Kickoff Show.
All of this talent, but as a long-time VLOG fan, I have to say, “A in the Chats!”. Angels is taking home the win.
And there you go with my predictions. Are you planning on watching it? What are your thoughts about my predictions? Agree? Disagree? Let me know your thoughts, comments, and any questions. And with that, I’m out of here and headed to bed. Thanks for reading. Be well, my friends. Enjoy the show tonight and I’ll see you at the matches.