On this day in history:

October 16th, 2011 | Despite being one of the longest serving Knockouts in TNA, Velvet Sky had yet to capture the Knockouts Title. At 2011’s Bound For Glory, she had her shot, competing in a Four Corners match against champ Mickie James, Madison Rayne and Winter. Karen Jarrett served as referee and was particularly opposed to the idea of Velvet winning. However, a change in referees was necessary after Winter accidentally spit her blinding substance in Karen’s eyes, and Traci Brooks came in as the substitute. Traci ended up counting a pin for Velvet, crowning her Knockouts Champion for the first time.

What are your memories of this moment?

  • Alicia’s wig

    Velvet’ skills are so bad… shes so floooy, idk how she wanna get signed to nxt lol

    • howie_ruhl

      And to think that she used to bash the Divas. That girl needs to sit her ass down.

  • I heard somewhere that she was supposed to feud with Angelina after this but since Gail left WWE and returned to TNA, they went with her. Anyone knows how true that was?

    • Jorge Hernandez Moran

      Probably, the moment Gail came back TNA scratch everything to favor Gail

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    I actually miss Velvet in TNA. No matter how bad she was, just seeing her active in the division consistently made me miss her a lot when she left. Vel Vel is ready for her debut in NXT with this gimmick…

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      A gimmick of a badass that wrestles like Maria during her dumb bimbo character?

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Pretty much. Velvet will be the one to defeat Asuka!

        • Gabriella Panajotova


    • SashaBanksBoss

      I heard she was trying to get in WWE

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        I did too. But now that the Dudley Boys are gone, her chances in the WWE are slim.

        • SashaBanksBoss

          Yeah kinda of a good thing tho as she wasn’t the best wrestler she very sloppy she was with TNA for like what 10 years and wrestled before that and she still didnt improve at all and she used to bash the WWE divas

          • howie_ruhl

            The sad part was, her career in the indies + TNA was vet level in terms of length and by the end of her tenure she was only better than Maria. Heck, even Christy Hemme surpassed her.

          • SashaBanksBoss

            Yeah I didnt see an improvement at all In velvet And christy go really good shames she got hurt and had to retire so early as a wrestler and Maira is Meh she seems like she hasnt improved since her WWE days and being in the Indies

    • BitchFit

      i know what u are trying to do and its working lol

      • Crazy. #RIPMae


        • BitchFit

          i mean u cant be serious about your statement and i also 10000% agree with @gabriellapanajotova:disqus ‘s statement “A gimmick of a badass that wrestles like Maria during her dumb bimbo character?” lol

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    I was not happy. Glad she didn’t held it for long.

  • SashaBanksBoss

    Velvet used to bash the WWE divas but then she used to wrestle like Kelly kelly her whole TNA career Ironic if you ask me

    • 3???????


    • Gabriella Panajotova

      AND also tried becoming a diva.

      • SashaBanksBoss

        Yeah she tried out of diva searched but didnt get in and i heard after she left TNA she was trying to get into WWE

    • howie_ruhl

      As someone who dislikes Kelly, I actually take offense. She was so much better than Velvet.

      • SashaBanksBoss

        Yeah im being abit hursh to Kelly Kelly Velvet was proably at Rosa’s wrestling level both havent improved since being in wrestling lol

    • Anthony Gutierrez

      Kelly may have only had about 5 moves of doom, but she “got it”. She knew how to work a crowd and she knew how to draw sympathy, especially during her matches with Beth. Velvet was just very boring to me in so many ways. No flair, no emotion to her moves, she was basically like ok clothesline. ok back elbow. now bulldog. ugh

      • Gail-Rollins

        SHE didn’t know how to work a crowd. The heels that were beating the crap out of her did. Beth had to walk her through every bit of those matches. There’s audio of Beth on YouTube having to tell her when to do everything. All she knew how to do was scream like a pornstar. Velvet could at least run the ropes. She was garbage, but I’ll give her that much credit.

    • Gail-Rollins

      Eh they’re about the same. Velvet has some better matches under her belt than Kelly does. And at least Velvet never screamed like she was getting fucked, and had somewhat of her own character. Neither should have ever been Champion though.

  • Stef’

    The saddest part of this story is that Velvet was the weakest among the 4, and Mickie should have won with her MickieDT on Winter…

  • Shady

    good for her I guess

  • Alice #StillInWonderland

    Velvet should’ve had a long title reign. I think that Velvet got the short end of the Knockouts Championship. When it came to her holding the title.

  • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

    I miss Traci Brooks. Can’t they bring her back as the leader of the knockouts?

    I hated how Winter only had two very short title reigns.

    And while I never was a fan of Velvet, I think it was a shame they built her up for 8-9 months only to win the title and lose it after 28 days.

  • howie_ruhl

    Today in history: horrible wrestler wins Knockouts Title; and so the fall began.

  • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

    Never was a big fan of velvet but she was over so I don’t have a problem with her being champ

  • Woman

    Happened way too late. Velvet was at her peak as a heel in 2010, and should’ve been champion in 2010 during BP’s feud with Angelina but instead that reign went to Madsion, and Velvet won the title in 2011 during an era where the division really needed strong wrestlers on top because it was the first time it was really crumbling. Luckily Gail came and saved it.

  • Stuart McKay

    The start of the end of the KO division!

  • A match that had Mickie James, Winter, AND Madison Rayne; and somehow VELVET wins the title. -_-

  • Gail-Rollins

    Thankfully Gail came and put an end to this real quick like.

    • sweet pain

      That was when she came back and aligned with Madison and Karen, right? Man, Gail was on fire during that time.