8 Ups & 3 Downs From Impact Wrestling (Jan 14)

Impact Wrestling gets banned form Twitch as the fallout from Hard To Kill rolls out.

Rob Van Dam bongo

Hard To Kill was another successful pay-per-view for Impact Wrestling. Of course it was; there wasn't anyone who thought anything different would happen. The first episode of Impact following that show, however, caused some issues for the company.

The ratio of Ups to Downs does suggest that it was a favourably enjoyable show, and it was, but it resulted in the company getting banned from Twitch. Why? Take a look at the number one Down, as Rob Van Dam celebrated his victories over Brian Cage and Daga from Sunday in true RVD style. After seeing this, it's no real surprise that they've been stripped of their Twitch streaming abilities, at least for the time being.

In more positive news though, Ken Shamrock gave some praise to Madman Fulton, Ace Austin had a successful defence of his X Division Championship in an enjoyable four way match from a House of Hardcore show, Shera and Rohit Raju of The Desi Hit Squad had an impressive showing during the opening contest, and the rivalry between Sami Callihan and new World Champion Tessa Blanchard will be continuing going forward.

A disappointing night in terms of their broadcasting future, but an enjoyable night in terms of their in-ring product. Let's get to it...


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