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Mickie James to defend Impact Knockouts title at NWA Hard Times 2


The Impact Wrestling Knockouts Championship will be on the line at the NWA's Hard Times 2 pay-per-view.

Mickie James will put her Knockouts title on the line against Kiera Hogan at Hard Times 2 this Saturday. The PPV is being held at GPB Studios in Atlanta and will be available via Fite TV.

"Saturday, Dec 4th at #HardTimes2, @IMPACTWRESTLING Knockouts Champion @MickieJames will be defending her title against @AEW 's @HoganKnowsBest3," the NWA announced. "This makes EIGHT multi-company title matches in one night!"

James won the Knockouts Championship from Deonna Purrazzo at Bound for Glory last month. A rematch between James and Purrazzo for the title has been announced for Impact's Hard to Kill PPV, which is taking place in January.

The updated card for Hard Times 2 is listed below:

  • NWA World Champion Trevor Murdoch defends against Mike Knox
  • NWA Women's Champion Kamille defends against Melina
  • There will be an in-ring tribute to Jazz following her announcement that she's retiring from in-ring competition
  • No time limit and no DQ match: NWA Television Champion Tyrus defends against Cyon (Da Pope will be the special guest referee)
  • Nick Aldis vs. Thom Latimer (no seconds at ringside, Aldis and Latimer will both be suspended from the NWA for eight weeks if there's a disqualification)
  • Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Mickie James defends against Kiera Hogan
  • NWA National Champion Chris Adonis defends against Judais
  • NWA Tag Team Champions La Rebelion (Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf) defend against The End (Odinson & Parrow)
  • NWA Women's Tag Team Champions The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) defend against Kylie Rae & Tootie Lynn and Lady Frost & Natalia Markova
  • Colby Corino vs. Doug Williams
  • NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship qualifying match: Austin Aries vs. Rhett Titus
  • Mick Foley will make a special appearance
  • ROH Tag Team Champions The OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) defend against Aron Stevens & JR Kratos
  • NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship qualifying gauntlet (Homicide, Darius Lockhart, Ariya Daivari, CW Anderson, Sal Rinauro, Kerry Morton, Luke Hawx, PJ Hawx, Jamie Stanley, Victor Benjamin, Jeremiah Plunkett, and Alex Taylor)