Today in History: Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James in a Last Knockout Standing Match

On this day in history:


February 13th, 2011 | At 2011’s Against All Odds, Madison Rayne put her Knockouts Title on the line against Mickie James in Last Knockout Standing match. The action spilled outside the ring, of course, but Madison eventually found victory inside the ropes. Near the end of the match, Mickie managed to steal Madison’s loaded glove, but the champ had another trick (or weapon) up her sleeve: brass knuckles. She clocked Mickie with them, leaving her down for the required 10-count.

What are your memories of this moment?

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  • Mickie’s debut was handled SO SO SO well in TNA in my opinion. Her heel turn was great too! Wish we were getting even more of that character from her now on Smackdown.

    Also, love Madison Rayne as a heel. Her moveset was fire when she was a face, but her character work, especially around this time, is second to none.

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  • Welchy

    Iconic feud.
    Nice matches.
    Both full packaged queens.

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    Okay so call me whatever you want, but this reign of Madison’s as champ is possibly one of the best bookings of a women’s champion in a long time! She had constant title matches, challenger after challenger, open challenge, all whilst having a bigger feud with Mickie. The only reign I can think of that matches it (in terms of booking, NOT who your fave is…) is probably Bayley’s NXT reign

    • Yes! I have actually been reliving this whole thing the past couple mornings while I have my coffee and I would have to agree! This is the best knockouts title reign in my opinion.

    • Cailumm #LittleMissBliss

      Sometimes I just up vote coz I love Violet Chachki and your pp XD.

      • A One of a Kind Collectible

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  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    This is what WWE can’t hide. Mickie wrestled in the cage, street fights and last women standing matches while she was not with them. That’s it!

  • glassjaw

    Madison Rayne, one of the strongest personalities TNA has ever had.

  • HEELHornet

    You’ll see another one of these soon.

  • Dionte Brown

    Unpopular opinion Madison was not a good wrestler. I never understood the hype around her. She is very bad imo. She seems very stiff in the ring and just doesn’t plain wack. Compare her to Angelina, Gail, mickie and Tara she just doesn’t measure up. She was better than velvet but that’s about it.

    • I thought when she returned as a face and feuded with Gail and Angelina she looked good in the ring. But as a heel she never did much for me in the ring except with her character work.

      • Dionte Brown

        Yes her character work was really good but her in ring work wasn’t really good. Angelina is my fav knockout. I never watched tna I then saw her wrestle on YouTube and was blown away by how awesome she was

        • Actually after commenting that again I rewatched this match, and clearly Madison is competent in the ring, she doesn’t botch really, is prepared for big spots/bumps, and her heel wrestling conveys her character well. There is zero flash to it though, so I could understand where you are coming from.

          But, I think Madison is the greatest knockout of all time. She’s had the best career plot line I think, it’s a pity she has always been treated as the number three girl.

          I like Angelina, but I actually rank here around 5 or 6 as far as knockout greatness goes because she is ALWAYS gone. But she is great in the ring.

  • Sam

    On every of their best matches! And also wondering when Mickie is gonna wear this Native-inspired attire again. She’s only worn it once! Would be nice to see it debut in wwe.

  • Cailumm #LittleMissBliss

    Wwe should have took notes from her debut in Tna for when she returned recently. They could have made La Luchadora Deonna and had Mickie come after Alexa’s title as a big returning face.