Gail Kim Announces Knockouts Ultimate X Match Competitors For IMPACT Hard To Kill

The field for the first-ever Knockouts Ultimate X match has been set.

On November 20, IMPACT Executive Scott D'Amore announced that the first-ever Knockouts Ultimate X bout will take place at IMPACT Hard to Kill on January 8.

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The winner of the bout will be the number one contender for the IMPACT Knockouts Championship, which is currently held by Mickie James. James will defend her Knockouts Championship against Deonna Purrazzo at IMPACT Hard To Kill.

After a few weeks of anticipation, the competitors have been revealed.

During tonight's episode, D'Amore announced that Gail Kim was the newest member of the IMPACT management team. She then came on-screen and shared that Lady Frost, Tasha Steelz, Chelsea Green, Jordynne Grace, Rachael Ellering, and Rosemary would be the six Knockouts to take part in the history-making bout.

Ultimate X is the signature match in the X Division with two cables crossing to form an X and the object hanging in the middle to be retrieved. Competitors must climb a scaffolding and then get across the cables to get the item.

The first Ultimate X match took place August 20, 2003 and featured Michael Shane, Chris Sabin, and Frankie Kazarian. The latest Ultimate X bout took place at IMPACT Slammiversary 2021 with Josh Alexander defending the X-Division Championship against Ace Austin, Chris Bey, Petey Williams, Rohit Raju, and Trey Miguel.

The full card for the event can be seen here.

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