Welcome to Ringside News’ live coverage of Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view. The show will start at 8:00 PM EST. Keep refreshing and we’ll include highlights throughout the night.

Tessa Blanchard will face Sami Callihan for the Impact Wrestling Title. This could result in Blanchard becoming the first female to hold that belt. Yesterday’s onslaught of allegations about Blanchard’s behavior caused her to miss yesterday’s media junket.

The X-Division Title just got a face lift and it will be on the line tonight as Ace Austin defends his title against Trey. The North vs. Willie Mack and Rich Swann might not happen as Swann is now injured.

You can check out the complete card below. We’ll kick off the results after the show gets going.

Impact World Title Match

Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard

X-Division Title Match

Ace Austin vs. Trey

Impact Knockouts Title Match

Taya Valkyrie vs. Jordynne Grace vs. ODB

Impact Tag Team Title Match

The North vs. Willie Mack and Rich Swann

Michael Elgin vs. Eddie Edwards

Rob Van Dam vs. Brian Cage

Moose vs. Rhino

Madman Fulton vs. Ken Shamrock

Click here to see the opening video package for Hard To Kill.

Madman Fulton vs. Ken Shamrock

They fought until Fulton went to the flood and Shamrock went for a dive. Fulton caught him and then Shamrock slammed Fulton to the cement floor. Shamrock kept laying in the knees and Jake Crist got some too.

Crist got another right hand on the apron and then oVe got tossed out.

Shamrock started taking a beating for a bit with a few bumps. Shamrock went for a kimura lock and locked it in. Fulton started selling his arm big time.

Shamrock didn’t want to keep fighting because he already broke Madman’s shoulder. Then Ken locked on another arm submission and he submitted verbally.

Winner: Ken Shamrock

ACE AUSTIN VS. TREY – X-Division Title Match

This was all about Trey’s mama. Ace Austin wanted to get with her and Trey’s not about that. She was sitting at ringside.

Trey started aggressively and Austin ran. Trey didn’t let up on Ace at all until Ace ducked a dive and started some offense. Then Trey hit a dive to the outside.

Then Ace hit a nice dive to the outside before continuing his offense. They brawled a bit on the outside and Trey took a suplex. Ace pushed Trey onto the guardrail right in front of his mama. Then Ace chopped and slapped him in front of his mom.

Ace continued the beating in the ring for a bit. He focused on Trey’s leg a lot. Then he cut Trey between the fingers with his playing card.

Trey rallied, but Ace nailed a kick to slow him down. Soon Trey had Austin in a stretching submission hold for a second and hit a flatliner off the ropes for a two count.

Trey hit a 6-1-9 and climbed up top, but Austin racked him with the ropes. Austin hit his finisher and won.

Winner: Ace Austin

Trey beat down Ace after the match for asking his mom for a kiss.

Taya Valkyrie vs. Jordynne Grace vs. ODB — Impact Knockouts Title Match

ODB was very rough and Taya powdered out before ODB eventually got dropkicked off the apron by Valkyrie. Then Taya and Grace fought for a bit. Grace hit a powerslam and got fired up before hitting a dive.

ODB hit a fallaway slam on Grace on the outside, but she hit her head on the ramp. Taya then took control of ODB for a bit. Then Grace got in and wrestled with Taya for a while after ODB left the ring.

ODB hit a bulldog on Taya off the second rope while she had Grace in a hold. Grace tried to work on Taya, but ODB wouldn’t let anyone get the pin. Grace sent ODB to the mat from the top and hit a senton, but Taya broke up the pin.

ODB hit a samoan drop and then Grace splashed them both on the pinfall attempt. Grace hit the Grace Driver on ODB, but Bravo distracted the referee. Then Taya stole the pinfall.

Winner: Taya Valkyrie

Rob Van Dam vs. Brian Cage

RVD’s girlfriend’s girlfriend distracted Cage during his entrance. RVD jumped him and started the match off on the assault. Cage rallied a bit, and then RVD kicked a chair in his face.

Cage’s mouth was busted open with the Van Daminator. RVD’s girlfriend held the chair and he hit a Van Terminator. There was blood all over Cage’s face now.

Daga ran down to stop the match because Cage was hurt. A bunch of referees ran down too and they rolled Cage out. Josh Mathews said that Cage can no longer compete.

RVD kicked Daga and they started another match apparently.

RVD vs Daga

Daga nailed a dropkick off a monkeyflip from RVD and then Daga started to rally. He kicked RVD out of the ring and Katie Forbes covered Van Dam before Daga nailed a dive.

Daga hit a few more quick powermoves for a two count. RVD hit a couple of vintage moves like a corkscrew leg dropped. Then he nailed a 5 Star Frog Splash for the win.

Winner: RVD

Michael Elgin vs. Eddie Edwards

They quickly moved outside where Elgin removed the ringside mats. They teased taking a bump on the mat, but it didn’t happen. Eddie hit a dive to the outside, but Elgin rocked him with a forearm. Then Eddie took a suplex onto the concrete.

Elgin continued his assault on Edwards, but he couldn’t close the deal. Then Big Mike tried to twist Eddie’s head off.

The suplexed each other over the top rope sending them tumbling to the floor. Eddie hit a belly to belly on the floor next before hitting a suicide dive.

Eddie hit a backpack stunner for a two count. Then Eddie hit a blue thunder bomb for a two count. Elgin returned fire, but could not secure a victory. Michael nailed a forearm and Edwards crumbled only to come back and trace forearms to get dropped once again.

They started trading clotheslines next and they were stiff. Eddie hit a tigerbomb for a two count. They moved to the top rope and Elgin nailed a German Suplex off the top for another two count.

Elgin nailed a splash mountain bomb for another two count. Elgin went for another bomb, but Edwards rolled him up for a pin and won.

Winner: Eddie Edwards

Moose vs. Rhino

This was a slugfest early on. Moose hit a spear, but Rhino rolled out of the ring. They continued to brawl and Moose nailed a chair shot or three.

They moved to the stage and Rhino blocked a suplex. Moose bit Rhino’s face and Rhino hit a back body drop on the ramp. Then Rhino pulled out a chair and hit Moose across the back.

Moose got out a table and looked to powerbomb Rhino off the apron through the table. Rhino got free and then Rhino powerbombed Moose through the table.

Rhino threw a bunch of chairs in the ring. Moose hit Rhino with a trashcan lid and nailed a senton. Moose hit a top rope elbow for a two count. Rhino stopped Moose on the top with a chair before stacking all the chairs and hitting a superplex on the chairs.

Rhino got another table and set it up in the corner. Moose kicked Rhino to block a Gore through the table. Rhino nailed a clothesline for a two count.

Rhino hit a Gore through the table, but Moose pulled the referee through the table. A second referee counted for two.

Moose nailed a low blow and a spear for the win.

Winner: Moose

The North vs. Willie Mack Impact Tag Team Title Match

Rich Swann is injured, so Willie Mack will have a handicap match.

The North stomped Mack down in the corner after toying with him for a bit. Then Mack took them out and nailed Josh with a bodyslam and a knee. Page wouldn’t let Mack dive and then Alexander jumped Willie to maintain control.

Mack started to gain control once again and he hit a cannonball on Page and a Samoan Drop on Alexander. Then he missed a moonsault to lose control again.

Willie hit a running boot in the corner and an exploder suplex on Josh for a two count. Mack then lost control of the match once again where The North hit two double team moves for a two count.

The North put Mack on top, but Willie fought them both off. Then he hit a destroyer on Josh off of Page’s shoulders, but he couldn’t make the pin. Mack hit a dive on Page and climbed up for a 6 star frog splash, but Page pulled the referee out of the ring.

The North hit their double team move after taking stunners for the win.

Winner: The North

Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard – Impact World Title Match

Callihan started out with a kick and a Cactus Special 97 for a two count. Then Sami continued his assault. Tessa bit Sami’s forehead and hit Magnum for a two count. Both finishers in the first minute of the match.

Tessa sent Sami outside and hit three suicide dives to the floor. The third one saw Callihan catching her, but Tessa turned it into a rana. Tessa climbed up top and hit a somersault senton on Sami to the floor.

Sami hit Tessa with a cup of beer and sent her into the guardrails knees first. Tessa started selling her legs so Sami started to work on them more wrapping them around a steel post.

Callihan locked on another leg submission before Sami chopped her back and broke up the hold himself.

Callihan kept the abuse coming for Tessa until she kicked him to the floor, but she still couldn’t get to her feet.

Tessa laid on the outside and tried to punch feeling back into her knee. She got on the apron and tried to kick Callihan, but he grabbed her and powerbombed her into the barricade on the outside. The referee started to count and she barely made it in the ring.

Callihan removed the mat on the outside and set Blanchard up on the apron. They teased a bump to the floor and then Tessa climbed to the top and hit a magnum to the apron.

They made it back to the ring and started trading shots. Sami put Tessa down with a stiff chop, but she got right back up in his face to get beat back down. He yelled to “stay down,” but she came back. So he kicked her in the knee and then Tessa hit a Samoan Drop while selling her knee.

Blanchard took a boot to the face and then hung Callihan up for another magnum for a third magnum and a two count.

Callihan countered a move from Tessa with his Get Outta Here shoulder breaker and a two count. “Asshole” chants broke out. Sami and Tessa traded forearm shots and then Sami nailed a German Suplex. She got right back up.

Tessa nailed an RKO for a two count. That was close. “That was 3” and “Ref you suck” chants broke out.

Sami hit a sit-down powerbomb for a two count and transitioned into a leg stretching submission. Then he applied a rear chinlock on top of it. Blanchard was almost out, but she stayed in it to get her foot on the bottom rope.

Callihan grabbed his title and he spat on the referee. Then Sami put on brass knuckles, but Tessa kicked him with a low blow and climbed up top to hit a Magnum for a two count.

Then Tessa locked him in a crossface, but Sami got to his feet and bit her hand before hitting a Cactus Special 97 for a two count.

Callihan spit on Blanchard and gave her the finger. Then Tessa nailed some shots, but Callihan kicked her. Tessa nailed a Canadian Destroyer followed by a second one then she nailed a DDT for a the win.

Winner: Tessa Blanchard

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