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Impact Hard to Kill PPV buys second highest in post-Spike era

According to Dave Meltzer in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Impact Wrestling's first pay-per-view of 2021 -- Hard to Kill -- brought in the company's second-highest PPV buys since the company lost their Spike TV deal in 2014.

Meltzer didn't report the actual number, but said last July's Slammiversary, which was built around the surprise appearances of former WWE wrestlers on the show, has the number one spot.

The January 16th show featured the in-ring debut of AEW World Champion Kenny Omega as part of an AEW/Impact angle that began in December after Omega won the title with Don Callis' help. Omega teamed with Impact Tag Team Champions the Good Brothers against Impact World Champion Rich Swann, Moose and Chris Sabin, picking up the win.

While Omega has been dealing with "AEW business" in storyline, it's expected he will challenge for the Impact title at April's Rebellion PPV. Swann is defending the belt against Moose at the upcoming Sacrifice special on Impact Plus.