The following press release was issued by Impact Wrestling this evening following their television show on AXS tonight. It’s the announcement for their pay-per-view main event next month for the company’s first PPV in 2021 and it will be headlined by AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
RICH SWANN & THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS vs. KENNY OMEGA & THE GOOD BROTHERS HEADLINES HARD TO KILL™
HUGE MAIN EVENT CONFIRMED
FOR IMPACT WRESTLING’S JANUARY 16 PAY-PER-VIEW
NASHVILLE, TN -- (December 15, 2020) – The main event of IMPACT Wrestling’s first Pay-Per-View of 2021, HARD TO KILL, was made official just moments ago, sending shock waves around the wrestling world.
On Saturday night, January 16, reigning IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Rich Swann will team with the Motor City Machine Guns – Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin – to collide with reigning All Elite Wrestling World Champion Kenny Omega and IMPACT Tag Team Champions, The Good Brothers – Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows.
Using his authority as IMPACT Executive Vice President, Don Callis made the match following a wild backstage brawl on IMPACT! on AXS.
After rendering Swann unconscious by assaulting the IMPACT World Champion with a sign, Omega added insult to injury. “This may be your house,” he told Swann, “but as long as you are a wrestler, you are living in my world.”
Flanked by The Good Brothers, Omega also referenced the Bullet Club, the name of the infamous faction they were all members of while competing in Japan.
Looking directly into the camera as if to address fans watching on AXS TV, Omega said: “You guys wanted it, we’re gonna give it to you!”
Omega, Callis and The Good Brothers had departed the arena when Swann and The Motor City Machine Guns recovered from the assault.
Speaking for all three of them, Swann said: “We are going to clean up The Good Brothers and ‘The Cleaner’, and sweep their asses out the door.”
Reached backstage just moments ago, IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore had the following reaction: “We promised a can’t-miss episode of IMPACT Wrestling tonight – can anybody argue that we didn’t deliver? Challenge issued, challenge accepted. It is on! It is official!
“At HARD TO KILL on January 16, two great champions – Rich Swann and Kenny Omega – will join two of the toughest tag teams in the world – the Machine Guns and the Good Brothers – and fight it out in an historic six-man tag match.”
Callis, meanwhile, had a briefer statement when reached by phone.
“Once again, you’ve witnessed Kenny Omega and I writing history,” the IMPACT executive said.
HARD TO KILL will be available on Pay-Per-View in North America on Saturday, January 16 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on InDemand, DISH, DirecTV, Vubiquity, Rogers, Bell, Shaw, Sasktel. It will be available around the world digitally via FITE TV (pre-order NOW).
About IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s most significant wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in creating premium content, events, products, merchandise, and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. Its highly successful flagship show, IMPACT!, is broadcast globally, including AXS TV and Twitch in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony Ten 2 and DSport in India, FreeSport and 5STAR in the United Kingdom, e.tv in Africa, MVStv in Mexico and TAPDMV in the Philippines. IMPACT Wrestling is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc.