People have been making fun of this for the last week but IMO as a HUGE Knockouts fan it's turned out way way way x100 better than anyone could have expected, especially if all of the unconfirmed rumors are true as well.
The winners of each match advance to a battle royal to crown the Queen of the Knockouts.
* Gail Kim defeated Alissa Flash via Eat Defeat.
* Lei’d Tapa defeated Ivelisse after countering her Guillotine Choke into a side slam.
* Tara (w/Jessie Godderz) defeated Mia Yim via Widow’s Peak.
* Miss Tessmacher defeated Santana Garrett via the Tess-Shocker.
* ODB defeated Trinity via TKO.
* Jackie Moore defeated Taryn Terrell.
* Hannah Blossom defeated Sojo Bolt and Taeler Hendrix in a triple threat match via a bicycle kick on Taeler. She and Sojo tried to double team on Hannah throughout the match but everything eventually broke down.
* Velvet Sky defeated Jillian Hall via In Yo Face.
* Mickie James defeated Serena Deeb via Mickie DDT.
Rules were wrestlers entered every two minutes. Over the rooe eliminations but the final two face off in a match. Gail Kim won the match to become the Queen of the Knockouts.
1) Hannah Blossom
2) Gail Kim
3) Lei’d Tapa
5) Mickie James
6) Brooke Tessmacher
7) Jackie Moore
9) Velvet Sky
When it came down to Gail and Mickie, Gail faked an injury and rolled up Mickie for the win. Madison Rayne them came out to the ring with a crown and put it on Gail’s head. Gail forced Madison to leave the ring and posed for the crowd. Gail was interviewed after the match.
- Taryn Terrell was the in ring photo op after the show.
- Amber O’Neal and Daffney were in the crowd for the show holding up signs, including Daffney holding one saying “I’m here independently.” More info at this link.
- VIP Package customers got to meet Hannah Blossom, Brooke Tessmacher, Velvet Sky, Taeler Hendrix, and Mickie James.
Spoiler for dream matches:
Flash vs. Gail!!!
Tara vs. Yim
Serena vs. Mickie!!!
Sounds like a nice show for women's wrestling fans. Good way to bring in the SHINE/SHIMMER/Indy women wrestling fans too.
So all this "everyone is turning down TNA OMG" stuff was all blowing shit way out of proportion?
Of course it was.
Mia Yim, Ivalisse, Cheerleader Mellisa, Jillian Hall, Serena Deeb,Sojo Bolt, Taeler Hendrix,Santana Garrett, Blossom Twins plus all the TNA Knockouts is like a whos who of former TNA/WWE stars and some talented indy stars as well. Trinity is one of my favorites!
TNA will do just as well with the other One Night Only shows and all this "sky is falling", people turning down TNA shtick will be all for not. All it does is give the TNA haters one more thing to use to justify their hate for TNA but they would hate TNA if the wind blew the wrong way. So Be It.
not really. most of the names rumored to have turned TNA besides Cheerleader Melissa seemed to have turned it down. the women that turned it down seemed like women used to making larger paydays than the indy women that were brought in. so that probably tells you what the outsiders got paid. not that there's anything wrong with that from a quality perspective.
from a name value perspective though it was a sky is falling type thing as they couldn't get the names they wanted. the dirtsheet hatred in here is pathetic. Meltzer and Alvarez have been putting over TNA a lot regularly, but hey don't let facts get in the way of some good ol' fashioned LOLDIRTSHEETS whining.
I do wonder how much of this think about turning down TNA was blown out of proportion. Did all the names who said they wouldn't be there actually say they turned down TNA or did they just answer fan questions asking of they would be there? Plus, with some there is more to the story. Traci gave her reasons and isn't Sarita in Japan right now. Based on some recent speculation there might be more going on with Kong and Rosita then them having a beef with TNA.