And Russo used none of them correctly. KOs division in 2009 was garbage.
Agreed. Knockouts Division was at one point, almost on par with the mens The division took a hit after Kim left and she should've been their top babyface for the years to come instead of Mickie James (I like Mickie but if Cena is Superman she's Wonder Woman)
Should've also built up ODB as a babyface and never turned her heel. Her gimmick is likeable and resonates well with the TNA fans in the South. Could've been the Stone Cold of the Knockouts
Wilde should've been built up as the future of Awesome Kong and possibly be the trainee of Tara. She was underused and was basically the Kelly Kelly of TNA with better wrestling skills.
Tara is great but she was 40 when she came into TNA. They should've booked her in a Legends role (HBK/HHH of the KO), and have her continue to feud with TBP to improve their ring work. Instead they had her running around trying to relive her glory days.
Kong should've stayed as the monster. IMO she's still the most intimidating woman in pro wrestlign next to Chyna. Her random feuds fit her but they started to ruin her character by having Raisha Saeed betray her and having her team up with Hamada. Started to turn into the next Kane.
They should've still kept TBP as the top heels but never add Lacey Von Erich or Madison Rayne. Madison Rayne should've broken out of the group much earlier to become the Queen Bee, leaving it as just Angelina & Velvet, who should've stayed heels with Angelina having the ring skills and Velvet with the mic skills.
They should've had Daffney not be the hardcore spot monkey, and jobber that would start hanging out with Dr. Stevie, Raven, & Abyss every few months. She should've been the Scream Queen, the dark child of the Knockouts, that TNA should've eventually phased the gimmick out, and they could've possibly had a Lita on their hands.
And Roxxi was just straight up underused. They just jobbed her out. They should've had her been the Hardcore Knockout she was and well put her in Hardcore Matches. Should've been the no nonsense brawler of the Division along with ODB.
And last was Hamada, Sarita, & Alissa Flash. Hamada had a mystique about her and that was shown when she did a turnbuckle moonsault through a table on Melissa. They should've built her up as the woman who came from Japan, to not play any games and earn a Championship. Same with Sarita. She was the high-flying Knockout with a different style. Build her up as a babyface also. Instead of teaming with Taylor, she should've went to war with her in a friendly feud for who will be the future of the Division.
Alissa was just used all wrong. She was Beth Phoenix with alot more skill. They should've booked her as the top heel.
TNA really screwed up the Knockouts in 2009. If they used the correct booking with the roster they had, the Knockouts Championship could've been seen as a prestigious title.
(Could've been) Division:
Angelina Love/Velvet Sky