IMPACT Hard To Kill 2023 Main Event Revealed

A former TNA World Heavyweight Champion calls his shot for IMPACT Hard To Kill 2023

The main event is official for IMPACT Wrestling's Hard To Kill pay-per-view on Friday, January 13. 

The match was set following the main event of Over Drive on November 18 which saw Josh Alexander retain his IMPACT World Championship over Frankie Kazarian. The AEW star looked to have the match and title won down the stretch after he connected with a Styles Clash but Alexander kicked out and followed up soon after with the C4 Spike to retain his championship.

Kazarian and The Walking Weapon would shake hands following the contest but the show didn't end there as Bully Ray made his way to the ring and called his shot, announcing he would challenge Alexander for the IMPACT World Championship at Hard To Kill. 

Ray then suddenly attacked Alexander, beating him down with a steel chair before he tied the IMPACT World Champion to the bottom rope. The WWE Hall of Famer continued the assault and threw Alexander's wife, who was at ringside, over the guardrail and he threatened to Powerbomb her on the floor unless Alexander handed him the IMPACT World Title. The champion ultimately did so and Over Drive went off the air with Bully Ray standing tall with the IMPACT World Championship in hand.

While working a lighter schedule at 51-years-old, Bully Ray returned to IMPACT at Bound for Glory earlier this year, winning the Call Your Shot Gauntlet. He was in action earlier in the night at Over Drive, defeating Moose in a Tables Match.  

Ray is a two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, having held the title for much of 2013 during his run as the leader of Aces & Eights. 

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