New Impact X Division Champion Manik will have not one, but two former champions as challengers in his first title defense at January’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view.
Announced Tuesday during the first of two yearly recap shows, a segment was shown where Chris Bey came out of Scott D’Amore’s office. Rohit Raju walked up and Bey told him that based on his DQ win over the champion in a non-title match on last week’s show, Raju’s rematch was now being made a triple threat match.
Manik (aka TJP) defeated Raju for the title at December’s Final Resolution event. The same three men did battle in October with Raju winning the title in a three way when Bey was the champion.
The January 16th show is headlined by AEW World Champion Kenny Omega teaming with Impact Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers against Impact World Champion Rich Swann and the Motor City Machine Guns.
The only other announced match is the finals of the Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament with Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan going up against the winners of the Havok & Nevaeh vs. Jordynne Grace & Jazz semifinal.