Tessa’s Texas Takeover
Courtesy of Nick White
Dallas, Texas Impact Wrestling’s Hard to Kill was live from the Bomb Factory this past weekend, and although there were plenty of incredible moments, the highlight of the night was Tessa Blanchard becoming the first female Impact World Champion. Since her first match with Sami Callihan at last year’s Slammiversary (which coincidentally was in Dallas), their feud reached its boiling point in the past couple of months. Tessa competed and won a gauntlet match to become the No. 1 contender for the company’s title, which Callihan won the month before. Her journey to the championship wasn’t without controversy when she was accused of racist remarks towards a female wrestler and bullying in other promotions. After she won the title, she ended the night by taking to the mic with an emotional statement stating that “Nobody in this life is perfect, we’re all human…”.
While the main event may have been the biggest highlight of the night, let’s not overlook the rest of the card. Ken Shamrock maybe 55 years young, but that didn’t stop him from opening the night with the first match. Not only did he defeat Madman Fulton, but Ken showed incredible athleticism at one point by flying over the top rope with a suicide dive.
Ace Austin retained his X-Division title by beating Trey Miguel of The Rascalz.
Taya Valkyrie retained the women’s title in a triple threat match against ODB and Jordynne Grace.
RVD defeated Brian Cage
Eddie Edwards defeated Michael Elgin in a “Call Your Shot Trophy on the Line” match.
Moose defeated Rhyno in an intense match, which included both men and the referee going through a table all together!
The North defeated Willie Mack (without Rich Swann due to injury) to retain their tag titles
Written by Rashad Miller