Impact Wrestling will make history at their January pay-per-view Hard To Kill as current champion Sami Callihan will be defending the title against Tessa Blanchard in an intergender match. This will be the first time that a female wrestler will challenge for the top title in any of the top promotions.
“IMPACT Wrestling has always been a trailblazer in the professional wrestling world, from our Knockouts division to never-before-seen matches like Ultimate X,” Impact executive vice president Scott D’Amore said. “In her short career, Tessa Blanchard has already demonstrated that she is not only one of the best female professional wrestlers in the world, but one of the very best, period. On January 12th, she will get the opportunity to make history when she challenges for the World Championship live on pay-per-view.”
Callihan and Blanchard already have a history, with the two headlining the Slammiversary pay-per-view earlier this year. On that night, Callihan came out on top with a victory.
Hard To Kill will take place at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas and tickets go on sale on Monday, November 18. VIP tickets go on sale on Friday, November 15.