Backstage IMPACT Hard To Kill News: Brian Cage/AEW, Ken Shamrock Hurts Fulton?, Tessa Blanchard

IMPACT |By Matt Boone |Mon, January 13, 2020 - 11:44AM EST
IMPACT Hard To Kill 2020 Backstage News & Notes Following PPV In Dallas, TX.

There was a lot of interesting news and notes behind-the-scenes coming out of Sunday night's IMPACT Wrestling Hard To Kill 2020 pay-per-view from Dallas, Texas.

Former IMPACT World Champion Brian Cage didn't work the show due to a torn bicep. His rumored signing with AEW had nothing to do with him staying sidelined. Instead, they set up an angle with RVD attacking Cage and the Machine being replaced by Daga. RVD would pick up the victory.

Ken Shamrock told the press following his bout with Madman Fulton that he heard Fulton's "shoulder pop" during the Kimura spot, which is why he showed genuine concern after. No update on Fulton, but he was able to finish the match.

X-Division Champion Ace Austin potentially damage his eardrum. Meanwhile, Rich Swann's ankle injury forced him to miss out on his tag team title match against the North. Champion Ethan Page was also dealing with salmonella sickness.

Finally, for those who missed it, after becoming the first-ever female World Champion in IMPACT Wrestling history by defeating Sami Callihan in the PPV main event, Tessa Blanchard gave an emotional speech to the crowd in Dallas after what was a very big weekend for her due to the racism/bullying controversy she faced leading up to the biggest night of her career. Check out the video from after the PPV went off the air by clicking here.

In a quick related note, due to the aforementioned controversy, Tessa Blanchard is already losing work as indy promotions are pulling her from scheduled bookings.

For those who missed the show on Sunday night, check out our detailed results here at eWrestling.com via the following link:

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