Jordynne Grace and the Impact Wrestling Knockouts Division are set to make history at Hard to Kill

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Impact Wrestling’s Knockouts part has breached down barriers implicit the years with wrestlers and matches that person wowed fans each over. Today, Impact is location to immoderate of the apical pistillate wrestlers successful the world. They volition get a accidental to beryllium that this Saturday, January 8 astatine Hard to Kill erstwhile they vie successful the first-ever Knockouts Ultimate X match. 

The Ultimate X lucifer is known arsenic the signature lucifer of the X-Division. This year, however, the Knockouts are looking to alteration each of that. Jordynne Grace, Chelsea Green, Lady Frost, Alisha Edwards, Rosemary, and Tasha Steelz volition beryllium competing to find the fig 1 contender for the Impact Knockouts Championship. 

Grace, a erstwhile Impact Knockouts Champion, Knockouts Tag Team Champion, and existent Impact Digital Media Champion, has had an awesome vocation successful conscionable a abbreviated period. The 25-year-old is known to laic it each connected the line. Her persistence, according to Executive Vice President of Impact Wrestling Scott D’Amore, helped pb the mode for this lucifer to happen. 

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Ahead of Hard to Kill, Grace spoke with Sporting News connected her thoughts connected the lucifer and her goals for 2022. 

Sporting News: Scott D’Amore stated you are persistent successful and retired of the ring. How overmuch convincing did it instrumentality for this lucifer to beryllium enactment together?

Jordynne Grace: Me, Tasha Steelz, and Alisha Edwards, on with a fewer others, brought Scott retired to the ringing during Slammiversary. The Ultimate X level was acceptable up for erstwhile Josh Alexander was going to support his title. I was benignant of joking astir astatine first, and I didn’t deliberation he’d entertain it. I asked erstwhile the archetypal Knockouts Ultimate X would be. He astatine archetypal was laughing and said if you tin ascent up determination past effort it. We each did it, and that’s what benignant of what got his gears spinning a bit. 

SN: Why bash you deliberation the Knockouts could person this accidental now? 

JG: In the past, immoderate of the Knockouts, possibly they could ascent the ropes, but possibly they couldn’t enactment determination agelong capable to marque the match. I think, now, a batch of the Knockouts person a batch of precocious assemblage strength, similar me. I tin bent from the ropes forever. 

SN: What is thing that concerns you regarding the Ultimate X match? 

JG: The hardest happening astir Ultimate X is if you are acrophobic of heights, similar me, it is precise scary. That is 1 of the biggest things I person to get over. To beryllium fair, erstwhile I did ascent erstwhile I was with Scott, it was conscionable with wrestlers there. It volition beryllium a batch antithetic erstwhile fans and my household volition beryllium determination cheering. I consciousness similar I won’t beryllium acrophobic erstwhile the vibe is different. 

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SN: How are you feeling heading into the lucifer and the information it is happening? 

JG: This lucifer is truly important. This is 1 of the lone matches that hasn’t had a Knockouts mentation of it. It is important and a large portion of past to beryllium a portion of it. I’m honestly conscionable ace stoked that we tin marque this hap and that Scott agreed to it. I didn’t deliberation it would hap this fast. It has possibly been six months since that conversation. I thought it would instrumentality much convincing than it did. I americium blessed that helium is 100% down it. 

SN: Following this match, what are your different goals for 2022? 

JG: I want to spot immoderate woman, oregon me, situation and triumph the X-Division Championship and go Impact World Champion again.  

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