Predictions for Impact Wrestling: Hard To Kill PPV

Sports Obsessive Gives Their Take On It

Welcome back to Sports Obsessive. I’m glad to have you here with me today as we take a look at the upcoming Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill pay-per-view. If you are new to our site, now is the best time to inform you that our writers like to give their predictions for many wrestling events that take part during the calendar year. Jon, Sam and Chris are with you today to predict Hard to Kill.

Josh Alexander vs Brian Myers

Jon: To be totally honest, I don’t know a lot about the backstory here. I know that Myers requested a match and Alexander stepped up. I’m going with the artist formerly known as Curt Hawkins.

Winner: Brian Myers

Chris: Not a lot of people seem to be too excited about Brian Myers, but I like him. “The Most Professional Wrestler” is a great nickname for a wrestler especially when the wrestler is heeling it up and taking any shortcut they can. Josh Alexander, as everyone knows, is a wonderful, old-school style grappler, so there’s no reason this shouldn’t be a great little sleeper hit. I think Myers will try to pull the wool over Alexander’s eyes, but it’s not going to do the job. It’s Josh Alexander for the win for me.

Winner: Josh Alexander

The X-Division Championship: Manik (c) vs Chris Bey vs Rohit Raju

Jon: I actually got my first in-person look at Rohit Raju this past Saturday at Ohio Valley Wrestling’s Nightmare Rumble pay-per-view. Just a little tidbit that I felt like throwing in. Although it has nothing to do with my prediction for this match. I’m a Chris Bey guy, though. I really like everything that he does. That’s my sole reason for picking him. Total homer pick.

Winner: Chris Bey

Sam: I hope that Manik puts them both into a double submission. Bey and Raju are going to double team him, but he is too good. If anyone besides Manik wins then I hope it is Rohit. But you guys know I’m a HUGE TJP fan so Manik pulls this off.

Winner: Manik

Chris: Three very talented gentlemen here and in a fair universe Chris Bey would come out on top. I think Manik will take this one though. Either way, I’m confident we’ll get a solid encounter here.

Winner: Manik

Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz vs Havoc and Neveah

Jon: I’m usually not fond of the name Hogan. Luckily, this one is different, brother. I don’t really have too much to say about this match other than I’m going with Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz to pick up the win.

Winner: Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz

Sam: Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz are young superstars in the making. Hopefully, this is their coming out party. They need to celebrate this with these stars. I hope the music plays and they dance and dance and dance. Impact Wrestling needs to make it HUGE. Do it up like WWE should have for the first time Bayley and Sasha Banks won their women’s tag team championships. Can’t see it going any other way.

Winner: Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz

Chris: Impact Wrestling has the best women’s division in North America outside of NXT. This should be a great match, considering the talent. Tasha Steelz sure made the right move leaving the NWA. Havok and Nevaeh are my picks for the titles, but it’s going to be a close thing.

Winner: Havok and Nevaeh

Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb ”with a K” vs Rosemary and Crazzy Steve

Jon: I really don’t care about this match. Sorry, not sorry. Since I have to pick somebody, I’ll go with Rosemary and Crazzy Steve. Because why not?

Winner: Rosemary and Crazzy Steve

Sam: I love Crazzy Steve, but Kaleb with K has been playing Suicide for awhile now. I think this part is a great wrestling match. However, I think Rosemary tries to hurt Tennille as she keeps with her typical “you wrestle and do all the work, Kaleb.” Crazzy Steve and Rosemary with the win at Hard to Kill.

Winner: Rosemary and Crazzy Steve

Chris: I can’t claim to be too excited for this one. I do enjoy Rosemary and Tenille’s work, but I could do without Kaleb with a K. I think Kaleb will cause some sort of distraction, allowing Tenille to cheat for the win.

Winner: Tennille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K

Cousin Jake, Tommy Dreamer and Rhino vs Cody Deaner, Joe Doering and Eric Young

Jon: As much respect as I have for Tommy Dreamer and Rhino, this match isn’t being put on for them. Eric Young has been on a roll since his return to the company. I really like this “new” Cody Deaner. This should be a fun, violent match. Young and Company pick up the victory in, hopefully, brutal fashion.

Winner: Eric Young, Joe Doering and Cody Deaner

Sam: This is just a match to get a bunch of wrestlers in the ring and on the PPV. Boring match. Nonsense. At least Cody Deaner got a SWEET haircut now. I take Eric Young’s crew.

Winner: Eric Young, Joe Doering and Cody Deaner

Chris: What exactly is an Old School Rules match? I don’t know, but since Tommy Dreamer is involved in it. I would say it’s a safe bet that it will be extreme. Impact Wrestling seems to be getting really behind the Eric Young, Deaner and Doering trio, especially with Deaner’s makeover. They have the potential to really make an impact (pun intended) on the company if they carry on the road they are on. I think a win for the bad guys is on the cards here.

Winner: Eric Young, Joe Doering and Cody Deaner

Ethan Page vs The Karate Man

Jon: I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about this. On one hand, it’s corny. On the other, I can’t help, but be entertained. Ethan Page is a master at promoting himself. I can’t help but feel like “Karate Man” comes out with the victory here. This perhaps sets up a character change for Page.

Winner: The Karate Man

Sam: I think The Karate Man comes out hard to show off before Ethan Page takes over. I feel like Ethan Page is re-signing with Impact Wrestling, so I think he beats on The Karate Man. He has to keep The Karate Man on YouTube. Ethan Page wins by dirty tricks. I’m hoping that Josh Alexander gets involved.

Winner: Ethan Page

Chris: Is this match just going to involve Ethan Page slapping himself around the ring for 10 minutes? I’m laughing right now thinking about that, but I just don’t know what we’re getting here? Will Ethan Page defeat his inner Karate Man and start back on a path towards success? It seems as good idea as anything else. Let’s go with that.

Winner: Ethan Page

Eddie Edwards vs Sami Callihan

Jon: There will be blood. Lots of it. I’m totally ok with that. It takes me back to my childhood days of watching ECW/Attitude Era WWF. I can’t wait to see what kind of crazy stuff these two do to each other and themselves. Buckle up, folks. It’s going to be a wild one. The pick here, for me, is basically a coin flip. I’m going with Sami, but it really could do either way. I’m just looking to be entertained with this one.

Winner: Sami Callihan

Sam: Love this match. Eddie and Sami are magic and have some awesome chemistry together. I’m not sure how they do this yet. I just want blood and baseball bats are involved. Sami gets the win for re-signing and being the Company Man.

Winner: Sami Callihan

Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers w/ Don Callis vs Rich Swann, Chris Sabin and Moose

Jon: This is the match that everybody has been waiting for. Ever since Don Callis helped Kenny win the AEW Championship and said they were taking it to Impact Wrestling. The buzz has been insane. The Good Brothers showing up on AEW made it even more interesting. It’s hard to see Impact Wrestling allowing their champ to lose on their own PPV, but it’s also damn near impossible to see Kenny’s run hit a bump this early. This will be a great match. I highly doubt that we get a clean finish, if we get one at all. If we do, I’m taking the “Bullet Club.”

Winner: Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers

Sam: I hope this is a destruction match. The Evil Elite should just concentrate on destroying Rich Swann in 30 seconds. They can throw Sabin out of the ring. I hope Moose helps them kill Rich Swann, not only for Omega, but himself. Then do the Magic Killer, V-Trigger with the One Winged Angel to Rich Swann. Pin him, so Moxley can come out with the re-formed and made up The North to take on the Evil Elite. Make it a party and let The Young Bucks come out. Can’t wait!

Winner: Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers

Chris: When The Good Brothers signed with Impact Wrestling, I thought they would end up in the main event at some point. I would never have predicted this. To be honest, I hadn’t been blown away with The Good Brothers’ run since they debuted at Impact PPV: Slammiversary. It feels like it was because they waiting just for this moment. The signing with Impact Wrestling makes complete sense now.

This match should be fire. The sight of Kenny Omega in an Impact Wrestling ring will be a curious sight indeed. Kenny and The Good Brothers will take the win here. With all that’s been happening in this story, I’m looking forward to some kind of surprise going down.

Winner: Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers

The Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs Taya Valkyrie

Jon: I like Deonna Purrazzo a lot. I can’t help, but feel like WWE really dropped the ball with her in NXT. With that said, their loss was certainly Impact Wrestling’s gain. She has the look, the charisma, the skill, etc. to be a star and carry their Knockouts Division. I’m picking her to retain in this one.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

Sam: I haven’t heard if Taya has re-signed with Impact Wrestling. I wish I knew that. Hopefully, they have a great match. Definitely hope it is better than Deonna Purrazzo vs Su Yung. I’m scared it won’t be a good one though. I think Impact Wrestling keeps it with Deonna.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

Chris: Now this is a match that’s going to bang. Both women can go when that bell rings and especially when a title’s on the line. Of course, Taya is a former Knockouts champion, but I think Purrazzo wins here. Impact Wrestling seems fully invested in here and rightfully so. A possible match of the night right here.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

Final Thoughts

So there you have it. The team at Sports Obsessive have spoken on the Impact Wrestling PPV: Hard to Kill. Do you agree with these predictions? Whether you agree or disagree, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line in the comments section below and at Twitter @SportsObsessive.

Until next time, folks.

Written by James Corcoran

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