Hola Knockout fans and welcome to this week’s Impact Write-Up! As per Karen Jarrett last week, a mixed tag match was booked for this week’s show pitting Allie and Braxton Sutter taking on the cousin team of Sienna and KM. With everyone involved having so much to say to one another in the last few weeks, let’s see how their words shift into action inside the six-sided ring.

Before we get to any Knockouts action, we have a sit-down with Karen Jarrett to hear her notions on the #MakeImpactGreat movement. Naturally, Karen discusses the shift in power that took place earlier this year that saw her husband Jeff Jarrett return to the company that he started. Karen praises her husband’s presence and says that he brings in positivity to any atmosphere he enters. Karen wraps up her minute long clip with the promise of more exciting changes to come from Impact Wrestling! Hmm, we’ve heard that promise plenty of times from Impact already haven’t we?

Time for our Mixed Tag Team match:

Braxton and KM are ready to start things off but what’s this, Josh Matthews coming down the entrance ramp before any punches can even been thrown? And here I thought we would, at least, be able to get through this match without having to hear his bickering with Jeremy Borash over at the commentary table. Can you believe their feud has actually attained a main event slot on this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling?

Sienna wastes no time getting involved in the match by pulling Braxton’s left leg when he runs the ropes causing him to trip and fall. Aha, two can play at that game! Allie also causes KM to misstep during his run at the ropes with a leg pull leading to a mean stare down between the Knockouts.

The men continue to go back and forth with another until Braxton lands a corner suplex to KM that takes him out. Sienna tags herself in and strikes Braxton behind his back. She charges after him when he tries to regroup from a corner but Braxton dodges out the way. Although she is hesitant at first, Allie makes a tag and brings the fight to Sienna with forearms and a clothesline.

Allie climbs the second rope of a turnbuckle and goes for a crossbody but gets caught mid-air by Sienna. Lucky for Allie, KM is still crawling around in the middle of the ring and Sienna trips over his calves causing her to fall back on the mat and into an accidental pinfall that gets the three count! Allie and Braxton win!

Everything is all smiles and hugs for the beloved couple ominous music hits the Impact Zone! The unleashed fury has arrived in the form of Kongo Kong! Braxton shields Allie away from this new threat and tries to fight Kongo off but he no-sells Braxton’s punches. Kongo then lays out Braxton with a Samoan Drop and corner cannon ball combination.

With the damage done, Sienna orders Kongo to step out of the ring and at the moment our residential broken bride Laurel Van Ness runs to the ring. Allie tries to fight Laurel away but she is simply outnumbered. Sienna lays Allie out via AK-47 (please stick to this finisher Sienna) and Laurel then attacks Allie with a shoe until Sienna tells her to get a hold of herself. The unnamed heel stable makes their exit while Braxton checks on her sweetheart.

We move on to more Knockouts action as the Knockouts Champion Rosemary takes on Santana Garrett:

As Rosemary makes her entrance, the commentary put over how dominate her reign has been since she captured the gold back in December. Could Rosemary go on to become the longest reigning Knockouts Champion?

Headband of Power and cape wearing Santana makes her entrance next but is immediately pummeled to a corner at the sound of the bell by our Knockouts Champion!

Rosemary whips Santana across the ring but Santana leaps onto the bottom ropes, avoiding Rosemary. She rolls up the champ through multiple pin-attempts but each time comes short of the three count. Santana stays on Rosemary and slows her down with a lucha-style arm drag.

Rosemary takes control of the match after countering Santana’s corner charge attack with an elbow and then illegally chokes her with the use of the top ring rope. The Demon Assassin earns a near pin fall after taking Santana down with a rough clothesline.

Still staying in control of the match, Rosemary lands a T-Bone Suplex to Santana and then locks in a bridged neck wrench to wear Santana down. Santana makes it to the ropes, forcing Rosemary to break the hold. Rosemary sets Santana up for the Red Wedding but the challenger escapes the finishing maneuver and starts to mount a comeback!

Santana lands a back hand spring elbow, a Russian Leg Sweep, a head scissors off the top rope onto Rosemary – all leading up to a Shining Star Press but Rosemary is able roll out of harms way. The champion takes advantage of this and reconnects the Red Wedding that puts Santana away for the three count. May Rosemary’s reign as Knockouts Champion continue!

And finally, our last bit of Knockouts sighting comes from Angelina Love and Alisha Edwards who continue to take part in the Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards feud.

During a backstage PDA session, Angelina tells the interviewing cameraman that the couple feel no remorse for their brutal attacks towards their former friends last week.

Davey would later be in action against DJ Z, with Angelina at his side, and win via submission. However, the real action came post match when Eddie Edwards is seen fighting through Impact Wrestling security to get his hands on Davey! In the midst of the pull apart between Davey and Eddie, Alisha emerges from the back, enters the ring and lays a beat down to Angelina! It takes a separate group of security and officials to keep everyone apart from one another!

Thoughts: A slightly better episode of Impact compared to last week.

Starting off with the mixed tag match, am I the only one who was getting Lei’D Tapa debut flashbacks during Kongo Kong’s debut? This match was disappointing as it was used purely to introduce Kongo to Impact which is all right but Allie’s ‘win’ here comes across as a total fluke. I would just rather see Impact begin to give Allie’s character some more freedom when it comes to in-ring action. She already has her trainer Braxton by her side and we’ve seen her stand on her own against both Sienna and Laurel so to see Allie pick up another ‘accidental’ win feels uneventful.

On the bright side, I am glad to Sienna continue to be the one in charge of this stable. The heels have the numbers and power so, again I ask, what will it take for Allie and Braxton to combat them? Could they recruit some help? Will they need to find a way to disband them? Give us some answers Impact!

The Rosemary/Santana match was a lot better than I had expected. Part of me figured, what with Santana being brought in as an outside talent, that this would be a typical squash match; which was not the case. This match was short but sweet and just really made me wish that Impact gave this side of Santana instead of the Brittany moniker we saw a few years ago; although I was totally for the Samuel/Brittany pairing! Rosemary already has her next challenger for the Knockouts title in ODB which is a match that I’m predicting will take place during next week’s semi-live episode of Impact.

The Davey/Angelina vs. Eddie/Alisha feud has to be leading to a mixed tag match for this year’s Slammiversary. Props to Impact if that is the route they are going with as this feud actually has a build to it, emotions attached and brought out some of the best Impact moments we’ve seen this year thanks to Davey and Eddie. Angelina just shines through in this new role since her return and what a great moment it was to finally see Alisha bring a fight to Angelina.

What did you think of this week’s episode of Impact?  Would you like to see Santana rejoin the Knockouts division? What do you think will happen on next week’s show? Let us know in the comments below!

 

  • LMAO The look on Laurel’s face when she noticed Kongo Kong

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      She seemed kinda…interested??

      • Radic

        Girl’s acting cray cray for sure, and I am truly loving that, but DEAR GOD I hope that’s not the direction she’s going in.

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        • Steven5812

          ROFLOL That would be one hell of a downgrade, after Allie’s Man. :O

        • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

          Hahahahahah XD #DreamCouple would their shipping name be “Klauren”?
          I love her as a cray bride

  • Aye Mate

    Was sort of distracted by the clashing levels of colour beaming from Alisha during the run in, most notably those shockingly white teeth. She kind of reminded me of a fluorescent hamster.

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    Can I just say how excited I am for Allie to feud with Rosemary, probably going to be our Bound 4 Glory

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      That would be awesome if they finally let her really wrestle by then

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    • Steven5812

      I hope so.

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    Diamanté vs Angelina Love & LVN vs ODB from Xplosion in good quality if u haven’t watched it yet.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      Honestly I didn’t particularly like either of the two matches.
      LVN vs ODB was a fun comedy match and LVN did nice character work for her broken bride gimmick.

      Diamanté vs Angelina lacked more actual wrestling from Angelina but her character work was on point as well. The ending was awkward.
      Diamanté showed some nice offense but is definitely capable of more.

      I miss when Xplosion was where we would almost always get great wrestling. I’d even take the hideous blue light back if it meant that the great wrestling was back as well.

    • Aye Mate

      Badass Angelina is the best Angelina. She’s a great all round worker but this new edge which she’s return with has made her vastly more watchable than a few of previous runs. Not much to say on Diamante yet, she has raw ability.

      You know, I’ve always said this, but somewhere away from the gimmick which has characterised her whole career, ODB is a pretty damn good wrestler – it’s just a shame we rarely get to see the full breadth of her abilities.

      • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

        Badass Angelina is my favorite Angelina. I really enjoy this new twist in her character. I agree she’s great overall.

        I have to admit I find ODB funny and very likeable but what annoys me is that her gimmick and moveset have become very stale. She basically uses the same moveset as she did in 2007 except for her finisher which she added in 2009 I think.
        While you don’t see the talent of a wrestler in the amount of moves they use, it still always adds different layers and variety to a match to change up the moves. I think a few more hard-hitting moves would benefit her.

        • Aye Mate

          I love the humour ODB injects into her character, but again, she’s the type of performer and overall wrestler who could have channelled her gimmick into that of a badass character. She’s been one of the most mismanaged cases in TNA, in my opinion; relying too much on comedy somewhat hindered her progression.

          • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

            I agree it’s somewhat the same thing that held back Angelina.
            TNA really has a thing for mismanaging or missing out on stars and just waste opportunities.
            Other women that come to mind are Hamada, Alissa Flash, Sarita, Roxxy, Jacqueline, Daffney and to a certain extent even Tara who has a great body of work when it comes to matches, yet has the most ridiculous title reigns and some very inconsistent booking.

  • MeddlingDiva

    Eww I can’t watch the women’s division with the new samoan guy

    • Steven5812

      Well, I wouldn’t go that far; but damn, he needs a MANBRA. :O

      • MeddlingDiva

        XL T shirts would do wonders. Never saw an entire crowd wanting to throw up. Smh I tried to give Impact another chance. But I’m sooooooooo done after seeing that.

        • Troy Smith

          So you are writing off an entire promotion because of a fat guy?

          • MeddlingDiva

            Well I only watch 1 hour of the show anyway

    • Radic

      Seriously? You are judging a division based on someone who isn’t eve part of it for what, his appearance? Sure he may need like a singlet or something, but if he can go, that’s more important.

      Just watch the womens matches that don’t involve him, not need to abandon the entire division because of that.

      • MeddlingDiva

        I might when 60 Days In has their season finale

        • Radic

          Have no idea what that is. Stick to wrestling please.

          • MeddlingDiva

            I do. That’s Raw & SmackDown

          • Radic

            Two shows out of the many on mainstream right now isn’t enough. Diversify.

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    I was happy to see Santana again. She’s my absolute indy fave of the “newer” crop of women.
    The match was good and I was excited throughout but again the match fell short. In this case it makes sense since Rosemary already has a #1 contender and just needed to get some momentum but we usually don’t get much time either.

    LVN’s blue shoe is my spirit animal. LVN and Sienna are hilarious together. The match ending was way too silly though. I’m looking forward to future matches between LVN/Sienna and Allie. At least Allie now has actual ring gear.

    • Aye Mate

      Laurel has something with her rich bitch character, but it shouldn’t play out for too long for sake of not falling into shtick territory. Maybe she’ll riff off a gimmick like The Bride from Kill Bill, rebounding from nightmare with a new kick ass attitude.

      • Steven5812

        That was what I was hoping for too.
        “Kill Allixton”. I like the sound of that.

      • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

        Hahahh kill Bill, yeah that would be kinda cool eventually or something in a creepier direction.
        For now I really enjoy that broken bride gimmick though.

        • Aye Mate

          If she tones down the drunken part of the character, it could click in a more credible way.

          • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

            I definitely agree on that.

  • Dark Heel

    Kongo Kong is an absolute beast, seen him for AAW, he does moonsaults and frog splashes and stuff.

    Great week for the Knockouts.

  • GameChanger #HBIC#GoldenGodess

    GREAT Impact for the KO’s. This on a consistent bases is what I want again!

  • Asa Loves You

    Angelina really does look like a MILF porn star. The busted bimbo type that has a thing for her stepson is her aesthetic.

    • Dark Heel

      She’s married and has kids, she wins.

    • ILoveMelina(Real ILM)Yiorgos

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOO i love you

    • Steven5812

      She is almost a dead ringer for Malitia. :)

    • KatyaMenelli

      Lol omg they do look like a Stepson-stepmom Porno ??

  • Radic

    A decent Impact for the women. Shame they practicaally made zero mention of Santana’s previous stint with the company as Brittany. Though granted, with how they treated that entire run, maybe its best not to mention it again.

    Also a few fun notes, apparently the Knockouts Knockdown ONO show will be airing tonight. And it also appears that MJ Jenkins has officially signed with TNA since she has an official profile created for herself on the Impact Roster page, much like all the other signed women are.

    http://impactwrestling.com/talent-roster/mj-jenkins/

    Well I mean Alisha doesn’t have one right now, but she will after the Knockdown show. And this is also the roster page that has Karen Jarret listed as a Knockout, not a Host like MCKenzie is, and also where Rosemary, the actual Knockouts Champion, isn’t even listed as a Knockout.

    While their website is improving as time goes on, they still need to sort out their priorities.

    • Dark Heel

      Brittany was Dixie/Gaburick, best not to mention it.

      • Radic

        That explains that then.

    • mking2590

      I’m glad they signed MJ Jenkins and not KC Generic and that pregnant woman
      Plus there’s rumors that Christina Von Erie is coming in

      • Radic

        KC isn’t terrible, though her other name Ava Storie made her much worse for me. She just needs more seasoning and she’ll be alright. And dude, Amanda wasn’t that bad at all, if you meant her.
        I’m just hoping has a decent go in Impact, and I’d be down for Eerie returning, what with Jeff wanting to bring in all of his GFW Champions, since GFW pretty much isn’t going to be a thing anymore.

        • KatyaMenelli

          Actually like I’m cool with them bringing them in, bit now he’s starting to overpush them and it’s starting to bother me. They should bring it more Crash wrestlers.

  • Santana is a great talent, such a shame that TNA treated her wrong when was brittany, hope she participate on the Women’s Tournament, good match with Rosemary, I think the only one who can defeat her is Allie.

  • Juan

    I am praying to the wreatling gods that Rosemary retains her championship whenever she goes one on one with ODB!! Please keep the title on her because I don’t think I can handle another ODB title reign!

    I honesly have no idea what direction the Knockouts division is going in since there are so many women! So many feuds!! I just want to see a huge Knockouts brawl happen lol

  • trishlita721

    I stopped watching after Maria left :( is it worth watching again??

    • Queen of Spark

      Because of Rosemary and Angelina? YES

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Hasn’t been good for a while, but IMO things are on the up swing with Maria gone. To me, she really stalled the division for quite some time.

      • trishlita721

        Aww :( I really liked Maria

    • hitesh khanna

      I always look forward to watch tna because Maria, like I started watching it because of her and mike.. She was entertaining with her speeches and talk

  • LoveEvaBella

    I think they’re bringing back the magic they done in 2007 but its not yet translating. Give the new girls gimmick and character, all I see is generic women wrestlers with the exception of Rosemary and Laurel. Before we had unique personas like Beautiful People, Roxi Levaux, ODB, Traci, Gail Kim, and Kong. They need to have more in depth character and different gimmicks.

    • Dark Heel

      What do you think they’re doing with Sienna?

      • LoveEvaBella

        She’s portrayed to be dominant but it doesn’t work for me. Awesome Kong on her 1st run with TNA is really scary, dominant, and a forced to be reckoned with. Even her ring gear copies Chyna’s ring gear before but it’s not working.

    • KatyaMenelli

      The newer girls all have different gimmicks. They just aren’t getting them inject that onto TV with backstage segments and/or promos.

  • Peter Marin

    Rosemary is fun to watch, she embodies her character so well and it’s refreshing to see someone go all out with their wrestling persona. Her facial expressions/body language are on point and so are her wrestling skills. When she was pounding on Santana, I could feel and see her agression m. Rosemarie’s strikes look real, and that’s what I’ve been wanting to see some more of in today’s mainstream wrestling. Rosemary is breathing life into her character as well as breathing life into the knockouts division/wrestling in general.

  • Mark

    Laurel Van Ness catfighting = better then Sienna trying to wrestle. LOL

  • Radic

    Also I feel the need to point out that a mostly dull match for Santana here (she’s had TONS better in the past) is still better than her entire run as Brittany with them.

  • Raekon

    Impact Wrestling has stepped up in the right direction and I love it.
    All women are getting character development and doing well. Lauren was hilarious and her facial expressions were Gold.
    Allie, Sienna, Rosemary, Santana, Diamante, ODB, Angelina and Alisha got to shine and that’s something I would love to see more often.