Hard To Kill was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Impact Wrestling. It took place on January 16, 2021 at the Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. It was the second event under the Hard To Kill chronology.

The event crowned the first Impact Knockouts Tag Team Champions since its previous deactivation in 2013.

Production

Background

On October 14, 2020 at Bound for Glory, it was announced that Hard To Kill would take place on January 16, 2021.

Storylines

The event featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.

At Bound for Glory, Impact wrestler and commentator, Madison Rayne, announced that after months of speculation, Impact will be reviving the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship, which was last used by the company in 2013, with the new champions being determined by an eight-team tournament which began on the November 17, 2020 episode of Impact! with Havok and Nevaeh defeating Tenille Dashwood and Alisha to advance to the next round, with the final taking place at Hard to Kill. Killer Kelly and Renee Michelle, Jordynne Grace and Jazz, Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz, Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo), the Impact Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo and Kimber Lee & Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary are the other teams competing in the tournament. During the November 24 episode of Impact!, Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz defeated Team Sea Stars to advance to the next round. On the following episode, Jordynne Grace and Jazz defeated Killer Kelly and Renee Michelle to advance and face Havok and Nevaeh in the semi-finals.

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament bracket

  Quarterfinals
Impact!
(17 & 24 November, 1 & 8 December 2020)
Semifinals
Impact!
(TBD)
Final
Hard To Kill
(January 16, 2021)
                           
   Tenille Dashwood and Alisha 06:32  
 Havok and Nevaeh Pin  
   Havok and Nevaeh  
   Jordynne Grace and Jazz  
 Killer Kelly and Renee Michelle 08:54
   Jordynne Grace and Jazz Pin  
     Havok and Nevaeh
   Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz
   Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz Pin  
 Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo) 07:10  
   Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz
   Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary  
 Deonna Purrazzo and Kimber Lee
   Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary Pin  


Other on-screen talent

Pre-Show Panel
Commentators
Ring announcer
Interviewers
Referees

External links

2021 Impact Wrestling pay-per-views

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