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Tessa Blanchard challenges for the IMPACT World Championship at ‘Hard to Kill’ PPV

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The Groundbreaking Event Marks the First Time in Professional Wrestling History that a Woman will Challenge for a Promotion’s Top Championship Live on Pay-Per-View

NEW YORK CITY – (November 8, 2019) IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of the leading independent multi-platform media company Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., announced today in New York City that third-generation superstar Tessa Blanchard will take on bitter rival Sami Callihan for the IMPACT World Championship in a historic main event matchup at the promotion’s upcoming Hard To Kill pay-per-view event on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX. The bout marks the first time in professional wrestling that a woman will challenge a man for the top title live on pay-per-view. Callihan and Blanchard were both in attendance today, joined by several IMPACT Wrestling officials.

Titanium tickets for Hard To Kill at The Bomb Factory officially go on sale on Nov. 15 and general admission tickets will be going on sale on Nov. 18.

The title fight will not be the first time that the foes have faced off in the ring. Their bitter rivalry extends back to Slammiversary XVII, where Callihan was able to overcome a tremendous effort from Blanchard and pin her after unleashing a vicious arsenal of DDTs and piledrivers. Since that unforgettable showdown, Callihan defeated Brian Cage to claim possession of the IMPACT World Championship on the debut of IMPACT! on AXS TV in November.

“IMPACT Wrestling has always been a trailblazer in the professional wrestling world, from our Knockouts division to never-before-seen matches like Ultimate X,” said Scott D’Amore, executive vice president of IMPACT Wrestling. “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.”

“I intend to become the first female World Champion in IMPACT Wrestling history on January 12th at Hard To Kill,” Blanchard said. “This isn’t just about our rivalry, and this goes far beyond the IMPACT World Championship. This is about showing everyone that Tessa Blanchard is the real deal, and I’m here to stay. I can go toe-to-toe with any man or woman in the world, and in any type of match. I’ve earned this shot, and I won’t stop until I’m raising that belt up high for all of my doubters to see.”

“I’ll give Tessa credit for one thing: she’s not afraid to make herself look like a fool on national television,” Callihan said. “I’ve already proven that she is not on my level and I intend to do it again. No one will be making history at my expense, so I plan on destroying Tessa and establishing my legacy as the greatest World Champion in IMPACT Wrestling history.”

https://impactwrestling.com/impact-wrestling-to-make-history-as-tessa-blanchard-challenges-sami-callihan-for-the-impact-world-championship-at-hard-to-kill-on-sunday-january-12/

 

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Hope she wins it.

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she was amazing at Fatal 4 Way Ladder match at Bound For Glory. I am so happy Impact is doing this. Other wrestling companies should take notes :perched:

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I hope she wins 🤞🏽

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She’s the best thing going for them give her the title.

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Time for her to finally win the big match. She has lost to him twice, the time is now.

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This is honestly huge and she's more than deserving because her work there has been nothing but top-notch.

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I'm all for women making history if it gives other women a chance at doing what she did/is doing, but this seems like nothing more than just something to add to the Blanchard legacy. They should have shaken the table with this concept years back during the World Title Series where Knockouts and X Division competitors were eligible to compete for the belt. Gail Kim should've gone over Tigre Uno and it's quite laughable that Jessie beat Kong

 

 

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Period! Tune in to Impact on Twitch and/or AXS tv every tuesday! 

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Tessa's been a STAR ever since she debuted and is the company's top babyface. I'm happy that they've just included her into the men's division without it ever feeling awkward. It's just, she's there, she's fighting, she's believable, the crowd is fully supporting her. It's been so organic and I love everything she's doing.

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Impact has low key been amazing this year.... Tessa is going to be a huge Star after she leaves Impact.

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