Five former Ring Of Honor stars shocked IMPACT Wrestling with an appearance at Hard To Kill, seemingly instigating an ROH invasion.
Following Heath, Rhino, Rich Swann, Willie Mack, and Eddie Edwards’ victory over Violent By Design and The Good Brothers in a bloody Hardcore War, they were targeted by a quintet of ex-ROH roster members; Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, and Maria Kanellis-Bennett of The OGK, plus Vincent and former ROH World Champion, PCO.
The group laid waste to the victors, with Swann eating a top-rope somersault senton from the monstrous PCO as he laid motionless across the ring apron. Ending the segment, Taven and Bennett stood with the IMPACT World Tag Team Championships, currently held by The Good Brothers.
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This marked the first pay-per-view appearance for The OGK and Vincent since ROH’s Final Battle card on 11 December. There, Taven and Bennett dropped the ROH World Tag Team Championships to The Briscoes, while Vincent – alongside his partners in The Righteous, Bateman and Dutch – usurped Shane Taylor Promotions’ Moses, Kaun, and O’Shay Edwards for the World Six-Man Tag Team Championships. PCO, meanwhile, departed ROH following his Falls Count Anywhere loss to Sledge on Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s 10 December broadcast.
Hard To Kill also saw the first defence of the Ring Of Honor World Championship, as Chris Sabin challenged Jonathan Gresham, with Ian Ricabboni joining the commentary team, while Bobby Cruise served as the guest ring announcer.
Elsewhere on the show, Mickie James retained the Knockouts World Championship over Deonna Purrazzo in a bloody Texas Deathmatch, Tasha Steelz won the inaugural knockouts Ultimate X match, and Moose defeated Matt Cardona and W. Morrissey to remain the IMPACT World Champion.