Hola Knockout fans and welcome to this week’s Impact Write-Up. I hope everyone has had a joyous Valentine’s Day with their special someone. If you didn’t or if it was just any other day for you, fear not for there is plenty of love going around from our Knockouts this week!

We have that mixed tag match challenge Brandi Rhodes threw down to Rosemary from last week, a bachelorette party from the Lady Squad, a Knockouts rematch between Brooke and Sienna and Angelina Love continuing to play conductor in the war between for TNA Tag Team Champions Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards.


We immediately start this week’s program with our scheduled mixed tag match between Big Moose and Mini-Moose (AKA Brandi Rhodes) taking on Decay members Crazzy Steve and Rosemary. As expected, Steve and Rosemary by fellow Decay member Abyss as the trio make their entrance first. Moose and Brandi are out next as the commentary team discuss through how this whole mixed tag match came together.

To be fair Madison Rayne, wasn’t it really just Rosemary who was bullying and physically harming Brandi; Abyss/Steve just happened to be there when Moose made the save last week. But moving on….

The Knockouts start things off in this contest… or so we think. Apparently, Steve has other plans calls for this match when he calls Rosemary to his corner to make a tag, thus forcing Brandi to step aside in place of Moose. A few distractions between Rosemary from the ring apron and interference from Abyss on the outside gives Steve a slight advantage for the first half of this match.

However, the second of the match favors Moose as he launches Steve via powerbomb from over the top and onto Abyss! When Rosemary intervenes by jumping on the back of Moose, in comes Brandi to knock off the Knockouts champion and lands in a few good chops to Rosemary.

Brandi follows up by climbing the second rope of a turnbuckle, in full support of the Impact Zone, and takes down Rosemary with a flying dropkick.  Team Moose end up picking up the win after synchronizing punches and clotheslines against Rosemary and Steve.


The winning team is all smiles backstage as they soak in their big victory. The duo end their night with Moose reminding Brand to give him a call should she ever run into trouble again.


From one mixed tag team deed to another, we move on to witness the fallout between former tag team partners Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards along with their wrestling wives Alisha Edwards and six time Knockouts Champion Angelina Love.

Mic in hand, Eddie calls out Davey for the personal lines he and Angelina crossed last week. Davey is a no show, as it is Angelina (who is sporting a new theme song) answers Eddie’s cries and informs him that she decides when Eddie will confront Davey.

She then questions what Eddie is so mad about. After all, the man was defending the TNA World Heavyweight title all while Davey was at hobbling and recovering from his torn ACL with his nine month pregnant wife at home. Did Eddie even bother to text, call or visit? NOPE! With the integration done, Angelina introduces and unleashes her husband, The American Wolf Davey Richards. Hey, Davey has some new music too!

The men get in to a heated war of words but Eddie doesn’t back down from his agenda of going after Davey! It takes a band of TNA’s security to separate the men but Eddie slips away long enough to roll back into the ring to challenge Davey to a street fight to serve as this week’s main event!

Raise those glasses Knockout fans, its time for our bachelorette party for our bride-to-be Laurel Van Ness! Has there ever even been a televised wrestling bachelorette party before? In any event, Ms. Maria has left her assistant Allie in charge of putting this party together. What could go wrong?

Well… for starters, Allie’s idea of a bachelorette party comes across more as a children Valentine’s Day party, to which The Lady Squad DO NOT approve of! What is even more sad is Allie still has no idea that this bachelorette party is actually for her nemesis Laurel, who set to marry Braxton Sutter on next week’s Impact! When Maria breaks the news of next week’s wedding to Allie, she becomes dishearten.

Still trying to be positive spirit in any situation, Allie suggests The Lady Squad take turns to pop open a colorful piñata named Carl she brought, wear fun headbands and make some noise with party favored horns. Maria shoots down all of Allie’s suggestions, while Sienna is just ready to pour the champagne.

Drinks are poured when the time comes to open the only gift at this party – some sexy nightwear to Laurel from Maria. Yay? The bigger take from the ending of this whole party is Maria, once again, bullying her assistant to make sure next week’s wedding is a hit. She tells Allie to order the non-pink bridesmaids dresses and to get comfortable in her role as the ring bearer.

Well, at least this Lady Squad party was, somewhat, more tolerable than the bachelor party Mike Bennett hosted for Braxton.


Speaking of the Lady Squad, they’ve settled well after their girls night out and are back at the Impact Zone as Sienna is scheduled to take on Brooke. Prior to this Knockouts match, cameras get a quick word from Brooke, who says she isn’t surprised by Maria trying to sabotage Brooke’s TNA return.

Brooke adds that she isn’t scared of Maria’s “thug” Sienna or her devastating AK47 finisher (which is way better than the Silencer), as she has taken on bigger and some of the best Knockouts already. Their match from two weeks ago had a BS ending, thanks to Maria’s involvement, but Brooke vows to fix things this time around. She sends one final message to Maria: these power trips will come to a halt, once and for all.

After Sienna makes her entrance, Brooke makes hers but instead of going straight for Sienna, Brooke goes after Maria! Sienna guards Maria before Brooke can physical harm Maria. Brooke goes on to land some forearms to Sienna, tosses her head to the steel steps and into the six sided ring. A small distraction from Maria allows Sienna to take Brooke down with a big boot, leading for the sound of the bell to official ring.

Brooke bounces back after ducking a clothesline from Sienna to counter with a running dropkick. Brooke follows up with some shots to the head until Sienna counters with a wheelbarrow suplex. Sienna gains control of the match and wears down Brooke with an illegal choke while Maria distracts the referee.

Sienna goes for a cover after hitting Brooke with a running Samoan Drop, earning a near three count. Brooke nearly picks up the win herself after dodging a corner charging attack from Sienna to hit the Butterface Makeover. In response to this close call, Maria jumps to ring apron to distract Brooke.

The plots works, as Brooke’s focus turns to Maria, allowing for Sienna to regain control of the match and deliver two good fallaway slams. Sienna follows up by setting Brooke up for the AK47 but Brooke slips behind Sienna and rolls her up for the three count!

Time for our main event street fight:

Just like earlier in the show, Angelina introduces her husband for this match from the entrance ramp but this is all just a mere distraction as Davey attacks Eddie from behind! The men battle back and forth from the outside but eventually make their way inside the six sided ring. A proud Angelina hands Davey a steel chair to attack Eddie and even finds room to kiss her husband.

After an outside dive nearly takes out Davey, Angelina inserts herself in the match. She stands across Eddie with a chair in her hand but its Davey who lands the chair shot from behind. When the husband and wife look to do more harm, in comes Alisha to the ring! She jumps on Davey’s back and tries to fight off Angelina but the former Knockouts champion lays her out with a powerful right forearm.

And what’s this? Handcuffs just happen to be lying around on the mat and suddenly Alisha finds herself in some trouble. Angelina cuffs Alisha to the bottom rope, grabs the chair from Davey’s hands and is looking to do some serious damage. Eddie crawls to his trapped his wife, protecting his with by covering her with his own body and endures a brutal chair attack from Davey!

As if that wasn’t enough, the Beautiful Wolves take it a step further by forcing Alisha to watch up close as her husband takes another chair shot, this time to the head! When referee Earl Hebner finally does try to restore some order, Angelina low blows him and acts the referee when Davey “pins” Eddie for a three count. So I guess is your unofficial winner of this street fight?

Thoughts: So a couple different topics to juggle this week. I’ll start off with the mixed tag match.

As I predicted in the ‘Thoughts’ section last week, this mixed tag match was pretty much handled my the men. Nothing wrong with that, given Brandi still being a newbie when it comes to in-ring action but I still wish a bit from Rosemary. Aside from still being one of the most interesting performers in TNA at the moment, Rosemary is also the Knockouts champion, a title that is starting to regain some value. I would just prefer to see Rosemary continue to elevate the belt within the Knockouts division as oppose to this side feuds that are more so a filler for Brandi.

While I give props to Brandi for adding some more offense to her move set, there was still this off pace beat about watching her wrestle; almost like she’s counting her steps as she goes. It’s something that can be improved overtime but I do hope she continues her training if TNA plan on throwing her in more matches during the next set of tapings. More so, if she’s going to keep feuding with the Knockouts champion…

I had some low expectations when the bachelorette party was announced for this week’s show, which is why I can say I’m not too disappointed on how it played out. For me, wrestling weddings feel so outdated. These party segments were cheesy and more about Maria holding on to her primadonna ways than about Laurel, who is the one getting married.

On the positive, it was nice Allie gain some sympathy points, be aware of what’s going on and that we’re moving that much closer to seeing how this storyline will end for everyone involved.

Brooke/Sienna was better this time around than their first encounter. There were less mistakes and I think we saw more from both women this time. I appreciated the little video opener from Brooke. She sounded like a confident and tough babyface, which are always welcomed. There wasn’t exactly a lot to take away from the match other than both Brooke and the Lady Squad have a win over another. Let’s try and add some more backstage interaction backstage with Maria/Brooke before we go for the third match between these two.

And finally, my favorite part of the night, Angelina and Davey Richards! Wow, I’m really digging Angelina as this manipulative and vindicate wife! It’s different from the Beautiful People persona we know her as. While Angelina and Davey have been married for some time now, TNA have never really acknowledge them as a couple until last month. I wasn’t sure how it would play out but it’s been great so far and, obviously, Davey and Angelina have that chemistry on-screen.

Of course, it helps that their feuding with babyfaces such as Eddie Edwards and his newly introduced wife Alisha. As a viewer, my heart absolutely reached out to Eddie when he was determine to defend his family’s honor and when he was so willing to take the chair shots for his wife!

I’m not sure if Alisha is officially signed to TNA but I do hope we get to see more of her. She’s a clean slate right now and I’m sure fans would love to see how she, and Eddie, plan on getting some payback to their former friends.

Now I’ve some discussion on the idea of bringing in mix tag team titles given the late amount of couples in TNA at the moment. While I’m not against the idea, seriously since TNA do have enough couples to run a few feuds, I just don’t think they’re committed enough for another set of titles. Just look at the Knockouts Tag Team Titles. Besides, isn’t it more fun when fans can get behind these personal feuds/storylines that don’t necessarily revolve around a title?

What did you think of this week’s episode of Impact? Excited for the wedding of Barton and Laurel? Should TNA introduce the idea of mixed tag team titles? Let us know in the comments below!

  • John Finnie

    Seems at last the woman are getting different stories
    Angelina is at her best as a heel I want to see her ass kicked so bad lol
    Brandi I will give her a year & judge then as long as she is away from the title
    On a side note I say Gail Kim & Bubba Dudley were on twitter going on about trump, all I will say is Bubba is exactly like the man I though he was a d..kh..d

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      *dick head. There are no ladies here you can swear :D

      • John Finnie

        ?????

  • Shady

    Why did they keep showing Sienna’s Samoan Drop when the AK47 (her finisher) isn’t that

    • OJ Von Erich

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed that, was pretty annoying.

  • The beginning of Davey’s new theme gives me goosebumps! I really dig this new storyline and this new side of Angelina. That last part of the Street Fight was amazing!

    I felt uncomfortable for a moment just like last week but I was so happy when Earl got kicked into the balls. I screamed out of happiness! I’m tired of seeing his butt around the knockouts all the time with his cheesy comedy spots and arguing. It seems like he’s always with the Knockouts. What a Lawler.

  • glassjaw

    Angelina Love is everything right now. She’s utterly convincing as this twisted, dangerous vixen.

    Elsewhere, Sienna is meh Brandi is still terrible to watch and I’ve lost interest in the Allie/Maria/Laurel storyline.

  • Shady

    Brooke vs Sienna needs to not happen again, their chemistry is so awful

    • Malcolm James

      I agree also have the same problem with Naomi vs Alexa Bliss
      I wish WWE and TNA understand that some people just can’t work together

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  • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

    Angelina was the star of the night. Her new character is so fresh and very entertaining.

    Really hope Alisha gets signed if she isn’t already. It’d be nice to have more fresh blood in the knockouts division.

  • Missus Lee ? #DaTrueQueen

    Once again Angelina steals the night right under our noses, everything from her flawless mic work unapologetically bitchy as ever unveiling the “source” of betrayal to Eddie and the cherry on top at the end. I don’t know why it’s so satisfying seeing her drop a bitch with her wicked clocks but I LIVE for it!!!

    http://33.media.tumblr.com/71fd094f8cf4e9b1689edb1247bf4ad3/tumblr_nn9wk4utO81tl23yuo1_400.gif

  • Missus Lee ? #DaTrueQueen

    Not a fan of the title taking a backseat to this Rosemary/Brandi dynamic. They have Brooke getting wrapped up with Maria’s little posse and having another lackluster match with Sienna but thankfully it seems as though this dragged out mess with Allie is ending SOON

    • Dark Heel

      It doesn’t take a backseat next week, trust me. (No Brandi doesn’t win it)

      • Missus Lee ? #DaTrueQueen

        TY for relieving me!! I’m tempted to read the spoilers now but will resist lmaoo

  • trishlita721

    I’m loving tna so many women with great characters. I also think it’s great to have rosemary side feuding with brandi to mix it up allitle and I can’t wait to see Maria vs allie or Maria vs Brooke.

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    Miss Angelina slaying everyone!

    My only issue with that storyline is that whilst what Davey and Angelina is ‘horrible’ they’ve kinda portrayed Eddie as a douche too, who didn’t help his friends when they needed him. Like I expected Eddie to deny everything and say that Angelina stopped him from seeing Davey OR SOMETHING. Like they only one I see as a real babyface in this situation is Alisha

  • There is something about Impact that is just so hard for me to get into.

    I am interested in Rosemary’s character and in the return of Angelina Love, but I didn’t really find any of this very interesting or entertaining.

    • Dark Heel

      Nah just Angelina telling her husband to bash Eddie’s brains in with his wife watching. Rosemary is taking a back burner because its called overexposure. She’ll be back next week though.

      Plus there is a new set and bigger Impact Zone debuting in 2 weeks.

    • Kellyanne Conway

      it looks cheap

      • Yeah that is a part of it, but TNA has always had a lower quality as far as that goes.

  • Dark Heel

    Pros
    – Angelina, I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets a 7th title reign.
    – Alisha, she does babyface real good.
    – The end of Allie’s Cinderella storyline is nigh! The slow burn has paid off big time.
    – Brooke vs Sienna was much better, because of Sienna, it still feels like the division has moved on while Brooke was away. Plus she’s ditched the Silencer finally.
    – LVN, she does drunk well.

    Cons
    Too many Bachalorette segments.
    More Rosemary, she’s had a few weeks off now, time to bring her back to the forefront.

  • Mark

    It was an OK night for the KO’s. I really hated Brandi’s team picking up the win… It seemed so 2011 Diva booking. Brandi is new and inexperienced. Why couldn’t they just have Rosemary destroy her and pin her? I know Rosemary didn’t get pinned but still. This was like the equivalent of psycho Victoria in her prime losing to Terri Runnels team or something. Brandi IS an underdog and she DOESN’T have much experience… So why not let her get beat down? Let her play that role as she improves more

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      Having Rosemary murder her in the ring every opportunity she gets could be a better story- a story of her trying to break her to join them. Instead we have a sloppy Brandi going over.

      • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

        Yeah, like this, just a lot darker more sinister. There was no use in having the champ lose a mixed tag match to someone so green and new.


        I think Rosemary should try to corrupt women she thinks are innocent and go after Allie next(once she’s done with the Lady Squat)
        And constantly stalk Allie, make her feel unsafe and paranoid. Attack her from out of nowhere or play mindgames till she pushes Allie over the edge and Allie becomes a serious competitor.

        • Dark Heel

          Rosemary is going to be a big part of the show for these last two shows.

          • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

            That’s great.
            It’ll be interesting to watching.

  • OJ Von Erich

    I like Brandi & really want her to do well in the ring, but you put it perfectly, it is like she’s counting her step’s, she need’s to focus on timing & positioning, did a great job with the 2nd rope dropkick though.

    Also, she took a sick looking Cross Rhodes this week after Cody was blinded, reminded me of the reverse Twist of Fate Christy hit on Trish for the 1st time!

  • OJ Von Erich

    Sienna & Brooke…

    Their 2nd consecutive match together & I’m just not feeling it at all, they just don’t seem to mesh, ai don’t know if it’s purely miscommunication or lack of chemistry, but the only thing I remember from their matches is awkwardly timed maneuver’s.

  • OJ Von Erich

    Side note: How fantastic did Sienna look during the Bachelorette party?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64ca96f04165e02b2c5faf0164ccaf7fdd9f3e19c5558ae4b5d8c07d688d21af.jpg

    P.S. Sienna is me at every party – “Can we open these yet?

    Oh & before I go…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f4f700a605c632c5ebed8ed9a2a47124915be4706af5abdfb9929ac2b32a86b.jpg

    • Sienna is a gorgeous, I’ve always thought that.

    • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

      Sienna looked the best she ever has. I noticed as well.

      And yeah in that moment I was feeling Sienna hahahah xD

      The accuracy of the Hocu Pocus pick

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    We got a lot! Not everything was a hit though. Brandi gives me second hand embarassment watching her. Her forced excitement makes me laugh.

    The Laurel/Maria/Allie segments were at least funny.

    Not interested in Brooke vs Siena because I’m not particularly a fan of Siena’s in ring style/abilities.

    The Angelina Love angle is the one that interests me.

  • trishlita721

    The reviewers are so nasty when it comes to impact isn’t this so much better than wwe

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      No?

      • trishlita721

        I dunno I just feel more excited for it… Fresh characters new stories I love how managers are involved and any woman could wrestle…. I want something unexpected from wwe like Lana or maryse win a title out of no where.

        • Gabriella Panajotova

          Oh, I hope nothing like this happens. I just don’t think having someone like Lana who we have no idea if she’s even decent in the ring get a title run is a good idea. We might end up with another Brandi.

  • ?K . A . T ?

    I like the Angelina/Davey vs. Eddie/Alisha feud it’s really good!

  • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

    One thing I really love about the TNA crowd is that they are behind their wrestlers. Even newbies that lack a lot of experience like Brandi and previously Raquel get good support and reactions from the crowd.
    That’s the kind of attitude that wrestling fans in general should have imo.

    We don’t need to smile and nod at everything that’s thrown our way and pretend to be happy with it but when it comes to new, still green wrestlers, I think it’s a lot better to give them a chance and support them in what they do instead of straight up hating them from the start.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Yes, that’s what I love about TNA. No matter cheer or boo or even half/half, everyone gets a reaction in TNA.

      • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

        That’s so true for the most part.

  • Troy Smith

    Maybe not titles, but I’d love to see a mixed tag tournament. Maybe the winners each get shot at the World/Women’s titles respectively.

  • GLITCH.

    Fire Brandi Rhodes she’s so trash omg

  • What?

    How WWE isn’t all over Angelina Love right now is totally beyond me. She has been amazing for the last ten years.

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      The talent pool they can pick from is unlimited. That’s how.

    • FK9

      Because Angelina’s career is mostly behind her at this point and they’re more interested in signing girls who have more miles in front of them.

  • HOLLA

    Angelina and Melina are two people that are so incredibly, painfully good at being BAD that it is just a joy to watch. There are some others who really come close, but they really nail the heart of a heel.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Charlotte too.

      • HOLLA

        Agreed!

  • Cathy Kelley.

    TNA gives the Knockouts so many segments, I love it.

  • Dark Heel

    Rosemary is going to be a massive part of these last two shows before the new regime kicks in. Can’t wait for you all to see it.

  • I love Angelina Love and the main event segment was brutal. The Lady Squad thing just became a little bit boring, still loving how good Maria is as heel.

  • FK9

    Rosemary is the KOs champion, the first really interesting KOs champion they’ve had in ages, and being groomed for a title feud with Gail Kim, so the writers decide to make her look bad just they can make Brandi look good even though Brandi is terrible. What a load of BS.

  • KatyaMenelli

    Omg like TNA should make a mixed tag team title down the line

  • -B

    to me, angelina is the best heel knockout ever
    i mean she really knows how to play the role and it actually fits her
    this is what her sixth comeback and she slays YET AGAIN, like seriously tho