Sunday, January 12, 2020

Hard To Kill Results (1/12) - Dallas, TX

Hard To Kill Results (1/12) - Dallas, TX
We are live from The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas, as Ken Shamrock and Madman Fulton make their way to the ring for the first match of the night!


Madman Fulton vs. Ken Shamrock

Madman immediately goes for a Big Boot at the bell but Shamrock sidesteps him. Shamrock goes to work on the bigger Fulton’s legs with some leg kicks.

Shamrock connects with a number of kicks capped off with a big Roundhouse Kick to the head. Fulton comes right back with a takedown but Shamrock immediately locks him in a Cross Armbar. Fulton uses his strength to deadlift Shamrock and grab the ropes with his free arm.

Shamrock connects with some more strikes but Fulton takes him down again only for Shamrock to catch him in a Heel Hook. Fulton uses his length to get to the ropes quickly and break the hold. Fulton takes Shamrock down again and puts him in a modified Sleeper/choke, but Shamrock snapmares him over.

Fulton goes for another Big Boot but Shamrock ducks and Fulton crotches himself in the ropes. Shamrock connects with more strikes but Fulton hooks Shamrock’s arm and drops back hanging in the ropes with an armbar.

Shamrock kicks free and then goes for a Plancha over the top, but Fulton catches him in midair! Fulton tries to toss Shamrock into the ring post, but Shamrock counters and hits a Gut Wrench Suplex on the floor. Shamrock follows up with a series of knees and then lays out Jake Crist.

Shamrock slams Fulton into the ring post and rolls him back into the ring where he goes back to work with more strikes. Shamrock hits another Roundhouse Kick and Dave Crist gets on the apron to distract Shamrock only to eat a big right hand.

The referee ejects OVE from ringside but this distracts Shamrock long enough for Fulton to hit a Sidewalk Slam. Fulton starts working on Shamrock’s arm with stomps. Fulton hits a Chokeslam and then attempts a second one but Shamrock blocks it with a series of strikes. Fulton goes for it again but Shamrock counters into a Hanging Kimura Lock!

Fulton manages to roll Shamrock forward and get a nearfall but as Shamrock kicks out he snatches the arm of Fulton. Fulton sells it like he’s dislocated his shoulder and Shamrock warns the referee that he should stop the match, but Fulton refuses and swings his good arm at Shamrock. Shamrock goes for a Roundhouse Kick but Fulton blocks it and hits a sloppy one-armed Powerbomb for a nearfall.

Shamrock goes right into an Armbar on the injured shoulder as he kicks out and gets the submission win.

Winner: Shamrock

- Josh Mathews and Don Callis checked in on commentary. Josh ran through the upcoming matches. It was a bit tough to hear the commentators for a while but they got it fixed (the headsets were off, so we were hearing the arena reverb). They showed Tessa Blanchard entering the arena from earlier today as well as the OVE quartet making their arrival to the arena. They showed Rich Swann wrestling at an Impact Plus show where Rich Swann was “injured” (maybe it’s legit? Probably not). Josh wondered how Willie Mack would fare if he had to wrestle by himself tonight…

- A hype video aired to hype Ace Austin vs. Trey Miguel.

X Division Championship: Ace Austin vs. Trey Miguel

Trey Miguel’s mom is shown at ringside as he makes his entrance. Austin has been trolling Miguel for weeks about his mom; hitting on her and talking about her incessantly. He blows Miguel’s mom a kiss as he walks past her.

The X-Division title – as do all of the titles – have new red lettering and shading that looks nice.

Trey immediately takes down Austin, who runs to the outside and Trey gives chase. Back in the ring, Trey with a spear, kick, neckbreaker that sends the champ to the floor. Trey looks to fly, Austin with a kick, but Trey catches it and then throws a kick, sending Austin back down. Trey flips out, Austin ducks and swings away on Trey, attempts to send him in the ring, Trey flips around and kicks Austin. Trey then hits a moonsault off the second turnbuckle on Austin. Back in the ring, Trey continues to control things until he gets knocks to the floor. Austin with a fosbury flop down on the challenger then throws him into the barricade. Trey's mom is sitting front row and Austin beats up Trey in front of her, throws Trey into the ring, cover, two.

Trey counters a clothesline, eats a kick from Austin, cover, two. Back and forth attacks lead to Austin with a chop block, then stomps away on it. Bang-a-rama hits on Trey, cover, two-count. Austin continues to control the match. Trey finally is able to land a kick to the back of the head. Trey heads to the top rope, leaps, flips through, reverse suplex into a dragon suplex. Austin slips out, lands a forearm, flatliner, cover, two. Springboard spinning heel kick, cover, two. Austin is getting a bit frustrated now.

Trey put up on the top turnbuckle, Austin follows, but gets his head tucked under and kicked. Rey with another boot, heads to the top rope, Austin leaps, shakes the ropes to crotch Trey. Austin with a weird hurricanrana from the apron, sending Trey down to the mat, hits the fold, cover, 1-2-3.

Winner: Ace Austin

After the match, Austin tries to get a kiss from Trey’s mom at ringside which causes Trey to freak out and attack him until referee’s run out to break it up.

- Backstage, Gabby Loren talks with ODB about her food truck burning down. ODB says her new truck will be up and running in spring 2020. She then says her 2020 will get even better when she becomes five-time Knockouts champion.

Impact Knockouts Championship: Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Jordynne Grace vs. ODB

Footage of Grace’s recent pin on Taya recently is shown as they make their way to the ring. ODB won this shot in a Gauntlet Match a few weeks back.

Grace gets right in Taya’s face at the bell and both tell ODB to leave them along which causes ODB to slam them into each other. ODB hits a series of Chest Bumps on both women followed by Spalshes. ODB then hits a Facebuster on Taya and a Knee Lift on Grace.

ODB hits a Fall Away Slam on Taya and whips Grace into the corner. ODB kicks Grace as she tried to escape onto the apron. ODB and Grace exchange strikes on the apron until ODB attempts a Piledriver, but Taya hits a dropkick to ODB sending her crashing to the floor. Grace hits a shoulder block on Taya and then trips her up.

Grace hits a Pounce on Taya and then goes for a Sliding Clothesline only for Taya to catch her with a Crucifix Pin for a nearfall. Grace comes right back with a big Powerslam and Taya retreats to the floor where she is NOT safe! Grace hits a Suicide Dive onto Taya on the floor but ODB grabs Grace and hits her with a Fall Away Slam onto the ramp.

Back in the ring, Taya Snake Eyes a charging ODB onto the top turnbuckle. Taya chokes her in the ropes and then slams her into the turnbuckles before hitting a series of Face Washes in the corner. Taya hits Flying Knees in the corner on ODB and covers her for a nearfall.

Taya puts ODB in a Mexican Surfboard and then Curb Stomps her! Taya locks ODB in a modified STF/Death Lock combo but Grace slides in and breaks up the hold. Grace lays into Taya with a series of Forearm Smashes and attempts a whip, but Taya counters with a Knee Strike. Taya bites Grace’s arm blatantly and then connects with a series of strikes.

Taya stands on Grace’s chest before attempting to whip her into the corner. Grace reverses the whip but charges right into a boot from Taya. Taya puts Grace in an Armlock but Grace deadlifts her up into the air as ODB dives off the top with a Bulldog!

All three women are down for a few seconds before all three get back to their feet. They exchange strikes with each other until Grace hits a series of Scoop Slams on Taya. Taya blocks the third but then eats a Double-A Spinebsuter for a nearfall.

Grace hits a Bridging German Suplex but ODB breaks the hold and puts Taya in a Knee Lock. Grace jumps on ODB’s back and puts her in a Sleeper but ODB drops back to break it. Taya quickly puts Grace in a Jackknife but Grace counters with a rollup for a nearfall.

Grace hits the ropes but runs right into a Pop-Up Knee from Taya for a nearfall that was broken up by ODB. ODB slams Taya into the turnbuckles and then slams Grace’s head into the opposite turnbuckles before Grace slams her to the top. Grace dives off the top with a Senton Splash! 1…2…NO Taya breaks it up!

Taya goes for the Road to Valhalla on Grace but she blocks it only to eat another Knee Strike that sends her falling to he apron. ODB goes for a TKO but Taya counters into a Road To Valhalla attempt. ODB blocks it and hits the TKO! 1…2…NO Grace breaks it up with a Vader Bomb!

Grace covers ODB and gets another nearfall. Grace goes for the Grace Driver on ODB but she blocks it and goes for another TKO but Grace counters into the Grace Driver! Bravo distracts the referee and as Grace comes over to argue, Taya covers ODB and Bravo pulls Grace ot the floor as Taya gets the pin!

Winner & STILL Knockouts Champ: Taya Valkyrie

Backstage Rob Van Dam and Katie Forbes make out and then RVD mocks a guy walking by.

RVD vs. Brian Cage

Rob Van Dam made his entrance with new customized music (a huge upgrade over his crappy TNA theme). Katie rubbed her backside on RVD’s crotch area when they were on the ropes. Callis said that RVD might need to find a booth somewhere. Cage made his entrance. Cage was grabbed by “Katie Forbes’ Girlfriend” which allowed RVD to beat up Cage at ringside. Callis said RVD is lucky for having a Girlfriend’s Girlfriend. Unusual to Impact matches, the Referee didn’t instantly ring the bell until he could get the brawl to settle.

RVD’s “other” girlfriend grabs Brian Cage as he makes his entrance and holds onto him from the crowd allowing RVD to dive off the top onto him! RVD then slams Cage into the ring post repeatedly before the match officially even starts. RVD rolls Cage into the ring and then hits a Flying Side Kick off the top.

Cage grabs RVD as he taunts him and slams him into the corner before hitting a series of clotheslines. Cage goes for a Fireman’s Carry but RVD blocks it only for Cage to come right back with a Knee Strike and then a big Superkick. Cage has been selling his shoulder throughout all of this.

Forbes throws a chair into the ring but Cage intercepts it only to eat a Van-Daminator. RVD then chokes Cage in the corner as it looks like Cage’s nose is busted open. RVD hits a Van-Terminator as Callis says this a ECW Rules Match but the referee stops the match due to injury to Cage.

Winner: NO CONTEST

Daga runs out to stop RVD from attacking Cage further but eats a series of kicks of his own and RVD says that since he wants to come out they can face each other!

“Whole F’N Show” Rob Van Dam vs. Daga

RVD hits a Running Spin Kick to Daga in the corner. RVD sets up to go for his Rolling Monkey Flip but Daga kills him with a dropkick in midair. Daga hits a series of kicks capped off by an Enziguri and then a dropkick sending RVD flying through the ropes to the floor.

Daga hits a Springboard Plancha onto RVD on the floor. Daga tosses RVD back in the ring and then goes up top and attempts a Ghetto Stomp, but RVD moves and rolls him up with a Bodyscissors for a nearfall. Daga gets back to his feet and hits a Fireman’s Carry into a Gutbuster followed by a Vertical Suplex for a nearfall.

Daga hits the ropes but Forbes grabs his ankle allowing RVD to hit a Spinning Heel Kick. RVD follows up with a Corkscrew Leg Drop and then he goes to the top and hits the 5-Star Frog Splash for the pin.

Winner: RVD

- Backstage, Gabby Loren went to the OVE Locker Room to try to interview Sami Callihan. Jake Crist told Gabby that Sami was fine and to “git”. Gabby wondered if Sami was in there (that was an odd question when you can clearly hear him). Jake said Sami is just fine. Gabby was awkwardly smiling through all of this (why aren’t they using Melissa Santos? She’s hosting their Twitch shows)…

Eddie Edwards vs. Michael Elgin

Edwards won the Call Your Shot Trophy – a trophy giving the holder a shot at the World Title at any time – a couple of months ago and Elgin wanted to face him for a shot at it. After Edwards refused, Elgin stole it and the two faced off in a singles match last week with Elgin winning to get this shot.

Eddie lights Elgin up with chops and kicks to start the match but then eats a big Forearm Smash. Elgin whips Eddie into the corner and connects with a boot. Elgin then hits the ropes but Eddie leapfrogs him and hits an Atomic Drop as Elgin went for a leapfrog of his own.

Edwards tosses Elgin to the floor and hits a Slingshot Plancha onto Elgin on the floor. Eddie and Elgin exchange chops and slaps with Elgin winning the exchange with a nasty Forearm Smash. Elgin removes the mats from ringside and attempts a Piledriver but Eddie blocks it only to eat a Superkick.

Elgin rolls Eddie back in the ring but Eddie catches him with a Mafia Kick knocking him back to the floor. Eddie goes for a Suicide Dive but eats a Forearm Smash in midair! Eddie hits a Rolling Neckbreaker onto the exposed concrete.

Back in the ring, Elgin gets a nearfall on Edwards. Elgin goes for another Neckbreaker but Edwards blocks it only to eat a clothesline. Elgin hits a Reverse Jawbreaker followed by a Swinging Fisherman’s Suplex for another nearfall. Elgin hits a series of clotheslines in the corner and then whips Eddie hard into the opposite corner causing a whiplash effect.

Elgin puts Edwards in a chinlock and then connects with an Enziguri. Elgin goes for a suplex but Eddie counters with a Vertical Suplex over the top rope causing both men to go crashing to the floor. Elgin charges at Eddie but eats an Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex on the floor.

Eddie climbs back in and hits the Suicide Dive onto Elgin sending him crashing into the guardrail. Edwards rolls Elgin in the ring and then hits him with an Enziguri as Elgin climbed to the top. Eddie grabs Elgin and hits the Backpack Stunner! 1…2…NO Elgin kicks out!

Edwards goes for a Butterfly Suplex but Elgin blocks it and kills Eddie with a Spinning Forearm Smash. Elgin hits a Snapmare Takeover and then a German Suplex, but Eddie lands on his feet and hits the Blue Thunder Bomb for another nearfall.

Eddie goes for the Boston Knee Party but Elgin catches him in midair and hits a Spinebuster. Elgin connects with a series of Corner Clotheslines and then goes for a third, but Eddie counters with a Rolling German Suplex. Elgin rolls through and hits a series of knees and clotheslines followed by a Brainbuster! 1…2…NO Edwards kicks out!

Elgin trash talks Edwards and goads him into hitting a forearm but Elgin answers with a nasty Forearm Smash. Elgin continues to trash talk Edwards and dare him to hit him and every time he does he drops Edwards with a big forearm.

Finally, Eddie ducks a forearm and hits a series of chops and forearms of his own. Edwards then blocks another one and then two crash into each other with clotheslines. They exchange more strikes until Eddie kills him with a Running Lariat! Eddie hits the Tiger Bomb! 1…2…NO Elgin kicks out!

Edwards goes for the Boston Knee Party again but Elgin catches him and goes for an Elgin Bomb. Edwards counters with a Hurricanrana that sends Elgin into the corner. Edwards charges right into a series of boots from Elgin and then Elgin lifts Edwards up to the top rope.

Elgin climbs up top with Edwards and hits him with a series of forearms. Elgin then hits a German Superplex! 1…2…NO Edwards kicks out and Elgin freaks out! Elgin hits a huge Lariat followed by the Elgin Bomb! 1…2…NO Edwards kicks out and Elgin cannot believe it!

Elgin goes for another Elgin Bomb but Edwards trips him and connects with a Dragonscrew Leg Whip! Eddie goes for the Half Crab but Elgin fights him off with kicks. Eddie goes for the Boston Knee Party again but Elgin blocks it and counters into a Crossface! Eddie still manages to get to the ropes to break the hold and Elgin argues with the referee.

Elgin hits another nasty Lariat and then hits the Buckle Bomb and attempts the Elgin Bomb but Edwards counters into a Sunset Flip for the pin!

Winner: Eddie Edwards

- Rhino was cutting a promo backstage and it was your usual yelling Rhino promo. At the end he said that Moose should change the name of his finisher from “no jackhammer needed” to “no f–ks given” (what?). Gore Gore Gore!

No DQ Match: Moose vs. Rhino

Moose is wearing Randy Savage inspired gear and a robe to the ring. Moose and Rhino exchange strikes to start off but Moose immediately hits the No Jackhammer Needed only for Rhino to roll to the floor, so he can’t be pinned.

Moose rolls Rhino back in the ring and charges at Rhino only for him to sidestep Moose and send him crashing to the floor. Moose hits Rhino with a series of chair shots as the two brawl up the ramp. Moose attempts a Suplex on the stage but Rhino blocks it. Moose bites Rhino and then charges at him only to get backdropped onto the ramp.

Rhino gives Moose a receipt in the form of a few chair shots and then tries to whip him into the ring post, but Moose reverses it sending him crashing into the post. Moose pulls out a super flimsy and gimmicked looking table and sets it up at ringside. Moose attempts to Powerbomb Rhino off the apron through that table, but Rhino blocks it and pulls Moose off the apron slamming his face into it.

Moose charges at Rhino but Rhino catches him and Powerbombs him through the table as an “ECW” chant starts up. Rhino rolls Moose into the ring and covers him for a nearfall. Rhino rolls back out and tosses a bunch of plunder into the ring!

Rhino tries to hit Moose with a trashcan lid but Moose kicks him and starts hitting Rhino with it. Moose hits a Senton Backsplash and climbs to the top. Moose hits a Savage Flying Elbow Drop! 1…2…NO Rhino kicks out!

Moose lays a chair on top of Rhino and goes back up top but Rhino slams the chair into Moose repeatedly. Rhino stacks a bunch of chairs up in the ring and then climbs up top with Moose. Rhino Superplexes Moose onto all the chairs for another nearfall!

Rhino sets up another – less flimsy – table in a corner. Rhino goes for the Gore but Moose kicks him in the face and follows it up with a series of Running Dropkicks in the corner. Moose goes for a third but Rhino explodes out of the corner with a Lariat for a nearfall.

Rhino goes for the Gore again but Moose pulls the referee in between them and Rhino Gore’s both of them into the table! Rhino covers Moose but the referee is out. Finally, another referee runs out and makes the count but Moose kicks out before the three!

Rhino weirdly flips off some fans and then eats a low blow from Moose. Moose hits the No Jackhammer Needed for the pin!

Winner: Moose

- Tessa Blanchard was shown sitting down and focusing backstage…

- They aired a North vs. Mack and Swann video package…

- Dr. Ariel wouldn’t allow Rich Swann to enter the match in the condition he’s in (an “injury” from an Impact Plus show earlier in the week). Swann kept protesting. Rich Swann said he’s looking out for Swann and Swann has to do what’s best for Swann right now and that’s to recover in the back. Mack said he’ll go out there to win the titles for Swann. Swann and Mack hugged…

Impact Tag Team Championship: “The North” All Ego Ethan Page and Josh Alexander vs. Willie Mack

Josh Alexander and Ethan Page taunt Mack by tagging each other repeatedly after the bell, pointing that Mack can’t do that. Finally, The North attack Mack together and beat him down in his own corner. They whip Mack into the ropes only for Mack to connect with a Double Clothesline.

Mack hits a Swinging Scoop Slam on Alexander followed by a Knee Drop. Mack connects with an Enziguri sending Alexander crashing to the floor and then sets up for a dive but Page stops him. Alexander lays Mack out from behind and tosses him into the heel corner. Page tags in and Alexander shoves Mack into a Shoulder Block from Page.

Page tosses Mack back into the corner and tags Alexander. Alexander goes for a Brainbuster but Mack blocks it and goes for one of his own. Page blocks it from the apron by grabbing Alexander’s feet. Alexander counters it into a DDT for a nearfall before Alexander starts to wear him down with a headlock.

Page tags back in and he whips Mack into the corner but Mack leapfrogs him and hits a DDT. Alexander tags himself in but eats a series of clotheslines from Mack. Mack hits a Running Clothesline on each of The North in the corner and then hits a Cannonball on Page.

Mack hits a Samoan Drop on Alexander and goes for a Standing Moonsault, but Page pulls Alexander out of the way. The North tries to whip Mack into the ropes but he pulls them into each other and then connects with a Sitout Spinebuster for a nearfall. Page broke it up before the three count.

Mack tosses Page to the floor and whips Alexander into the corner. Mack hits a Running Forearm Smash followed by a Pump Kick. Mack runs into a boot from Alexander but comes right back with an Exploder Suplex for a nearfall.

Mack goes to the top for a 6-Star Frog Splash but Page grabs his leg only to get kicked off. That allowed Alexander to crotch him and then hit a Running DVD into the turnbuckle. The North hits a Double Bomb and then a Double Pancake. 1…2…NO Mack kicks out!

The North lifts Mack up to the top rope and attempt a Double Superplex but Mack shoves Page off and then shoves Alexander onto his partner’s shoulders! Mack dives off the top with a Flying American Destroyer on Alexander off Page’s shoulders! WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!

Mack tosses Page to the floor and then hits a Somersault Plancha! Mack hits the 6-Star Frog Splash on Alexander! 1…2…NO Page pulls the referee out! Page tries to get the referee to DQ The North but he refuses.

Mack hits Page with a Stunner and then goes for one on Alexander but he blocks it and The North kills him with forearms. They connect with a Fireman’s Carry/Powerbomb combo for the pin.

Winners & STILL Tag Champs: The North

- The next Impact PPV was announced as “Rebellion” in New York City in April.

Impact World Heavyweight Championship
Sami Callihan (c) vs. Tessa Blanchard


Main Event entrances took place. Josh Mathews said Tessa is making history solely for competing in the men’s championship match. Josh said that Tessa Blanchard can surpass Randy Orton as the best third generation wrestler (good luck with that).

Pump kick, piledriver, cover, and Blanchard barely kicks out. Callihan with a chop in the corner, puts her up on the top rope, heads up and she bites him in the forehead. She hits magnum, cover, 1-2-no. Blanchard hits two suicide dives, goes for a third, Callihan catches her, but she hits a hurricanrana. Blanchard heads to the top rope, senton cannonball down on Callihan. Crowd with a "Tessa" chant. Despite what happened on Twitter, the live crowd is still very much in support of Blanchard.

Callihan is beating the heck out of Blanchard on the floor, really focusing on her knee, wrapping her leg around the ring post a couple times. Callihan trash talks and eats a kick to the face. Callihan with an reverse deathlock in the middle of the ring. She's able to get out of it, throws some shots at Callihan and he returns the favor, knocking her to the mat. "Tessa" chant breaks out. Blanchard throws some shots, Callihan plants her and goes for the cover, two count.

Callihan gets sent to the floor, Blanchard tries for a flip off the apron, Callihan catches her and powerbombs her through a table. Tessa is barely able to get back into the ring before the count of 10. She climbs up on the apron with Callihan talking trash. They trade shots. Sami with thumbs to the eyes, and Tessa returns the favor. She boots Callihan in the face, heads to the second rope and hits magnum on the apron. That made no sense as it hurt her banged up knee, she landed hard on the apron, and Callihan falls out to the ring as the referee starts his ten-count. They both got in before the ten count. Blanchard asks to be hit, Callihan swings away and yells to "Stay down." She doesn't. Calilhan fakes a punch and kicks out her knee. She then hits a samoan drop on Callihan.

She heads to the top rope, goes for magnum, he moves. Callihan with a shoulder breaker, pin, two. They trade shots, but Sami hits a german suplex, she gets up pretty quickly though. Blanchard with a boot to the face, cutter, cover, close three.

Callihan kicks Tessa and hits a Sitout Powerbomb and immediately floats over into a Brock Lock. Callihan almost reaches the ropes but Callihan pulls her back to the center and transitions into a Half Crab. Blanchard again crawls towards the ropes but this time he turns it into an STF. As she reaches out for the rope, Callihan grabs her hand and stops her only for her to use her free leg to get it to the ropes and break the hold.

Callihan grabs the World Title and attempts to hit Blanchard with it but the referee pulls it away from him. Callihan pulls out brass knuckles as the referee turns around to dispose of the title but Blanchard kicks him in the balls! Blanchard dives off the top with Magnum! 1…2…NO Callihan kicks out but Blanchard immediately locks in a Crossface!

Callihan fights up to his feet and breaks the hold by biting her hand. Callihan hits the Cactus Special ’97! 1…2…NO and Tessa kicks out again! Callis points out that Callihan tried to pin her with one arm showboating and it may have just cost him.

Callihan goes for the Cactus Special again but she trips her legs and rolls him up with a Jackknife for another nearfall. Tessa hits a series of forearms but he just shrugs them off and spits on her. She hits more strikes and eats a Pump Kick. Blanchard comes back with the American Destroyer! Tessa follows up with a Super American Destroyer off the top and then the Buzzsaw DDT for the pin!

Winner & NEW World Champ: Tessa Blanchard

We go to credits.

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