Impact Hard to Kill Results: AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and Good Brothers Make History, Former WWE Superstar Matt Cardona Makes Debut

Published 01/17/2021, 7:42 AM EST


Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill PPV has become a staple of their PPV schedule and is always a special night. Tessa Blanchard made history at Hard To Kill 2020 when she won the Impact World Championship, becoming the first woman to hold a World Championship. This year, Kenny Omega made history as he fought despite being AEW World Champion!

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Impact Wrestling strike big with Hard To Kill 2021

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Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers, Gallows and Anderson, reunited tonight at Impact Hard To Kill after almost five years apart. There’s no doubt that Omega and The Good Brothers vs Rich Swann, Moose, and Chris Sabin was a fantastic match, and this wasn’t the last we saw of Kenny in Impact wrestling.

Not just that, but Hard To Kill was a memorable PPV for a couple of other reasons as well. Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan defeated Naveah and Havok to win the vacant Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championships. Plus, we witnessed a debut that no one saw coming!

Super X-Cup winner Ace Austin was in the ring with his enforcer Madman Fulton when Impact EVP Scott D’Amore came out and put him in an impromptu match. Matt Cardona fka Zack Ryder came out, making a shocking Impact Wrestling debut!

He didn’t just make his debut, but also won his match against Ace Austin. With his former tag team partner Curt Hawkins aka Brian Myers also in Impact, we wonder if the two will team up or continue their singles careers. Either way, it’s great to see Cardona in Impact as it would benefit both the parties immensely.

Kenny ‘The Cleaner’ Omega cleans house at Hard to Kill

Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers put on a barnburner against Impact World Champion Rich Swann, Chris Sabin, and Moose. All carnage broke loose in the match. There were a lot of exciting moments, including one where Moose hit Omega with a Spanish Fly off the top rope!

For a moment, it looked like Swann and his team would get the victory after he hit Omega with a Doomsday Device with help from Moose, but the AEW World Champion kicked out! Swann followed with a Poison Rana and a 450 Splash, but Kenny still kicked out!

Swann couldn’t believe that Omega had absorbed his best offense and was still conscious. He claimed the top rope again and went for a Phoenix Splash, but Omega moved. Swann landed on his feet, but The Good Brothers quickly came in and hit him with a Magic Killer. However, Moose came in for the save!

Kenny Omega took out Moose after two V-Triggers, and Gallows pulled him to the outside. Omega then hit Swann, who was regrouping by the ropes, with a V-Trigger and followed it up with a One Winged Angel to pick the W.

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The match 100% delivered and the way things went for Impact Wrestling, working with AEW is best for business. It would give them the exposure they desperately need!

Impact Hard To Kill Full Results

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  • Brian Myers defeated Josh Alexander by pinfall in the pre-show.
  • Rosemary and Crazzy Steve (Decay) defeated Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K by pinfall
  • Eric Young, Deaner, and Joe Doering defeated Cousin Jake, Rhino, and Tommy Dreamer in an Old School Rules Match by pinfall.
  • Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan (Fire N Flava) defeated Havok and Neveah by pinfall to win the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship.
  • Matt Cardona defeated Ace Austin by Disqualification.
  • Manik (c) defeated Chris Bey and Rohit Raju by pinfall in a Triple Threat match to retain the X-Division Championship.
  • Deonna Purazzo (c) defeated Taya Valkyrie by submission to retain the Impact Knockouts Championship.
  • The Karate Kid defeated Ethan Page (Cinematic Match).
  • Eddie Edwards defeated Sami Callihan by pinfall in a Barbed Wire Massacre.
  • Kenny Omega (c) & The Good Brothers (c) defeated Rich Swann (c), Chris Sabin, and Moose by pinfall.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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