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Bully Ray to challenge for Impact World title at Hard to Kill

The PPV is taking place at Center Stage in Atlanta on Friday, January 13.
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The World Championship match is official for Impact Wrestling's next pay-per-view.

Impact Wrestling has announced that Josh Alexander will defend his Impact World Championship against Bully Ray at Hard to Kill on Friday, January 13, 2023. The match was set up when Bully Ray attacked Alexander at Friday night's Over Drive special.

The main event of Over Drive saw Alexander successfully defend his title against Frankie Kazarian. Following the match, Bully Ray blindsided Alexander, beat him down with a steel chair, and zip tied his arm to the bottom rope.

Alexander's wife Jade Chung was in the front row and screamed for Bully Ray to stop the attack. Bully Ray pulled her over the barricade, threatening to piledrive her onto the concrete. Alexander managed to break free, but Bully Ray told him not to move. Bully Ray forced Alexander to give him possession of the Impact World title belt in exchange for not piledriving Chung.

Bully Ray defeated Moose in a tables match earlier in the night at Over Drive.

At October's Bound for Glory PPV, Bully Ray returned to Impact Wrestling by winning the Call Your Shot gauntlet match. That's how Bully Ray earned the right to face Alexander at Hard to Kill. During his attack at Over Drive, Bully Ray mocked Alexander for believing that he would keep his word and cash in the title shot honorably.

Alexander has been Impact World Champion since defeating Moose at Rebellion this April.

Hard to Kill is being held at Center Stage in Atlanta.