Hola Knockout fans and welcome to this week’s Impact Write-Up. As we saw last week, Taryn Terrell is back at GFW and she is wasting no time picking a bone with the one and only Gail Kim. What trickery does the former Knockouts Champion have up her sleeves? Let’s dive in and find out.

We start with a highlight package from last week’s Knockouts title match with comments from Gail and her pending retirement. Taryn comes out to a new theme song that is certainly an upgrade from her Dollhouse days! Welcome back Taryn and huge LOL at the cross in that entrance video!

Inside the six-sided ring, Jeremy Borash is waiting for Taryn to ask the question everyone has been asking: why attack Gail? Taryn replies that she was (kind of) best friends with Gail and even showed up to her Hall of Fame ceremony. Pat on the back to you for that Taryn.

Taryn continues by saying that Gail never thanked her and that she doesn’t even follow her on Twitter at @IamTarynTerrell. Taryn finishes her rant by saying she is sick of this being the ‘Gail Kim show’ and that her attack last was just a way of helping Gail along her journey to retirement.

This brings out Gail who is itching for a fight but Taryn manages to escape before any punches can be thrown. “I’m doing you a favor” cries out Taryn as she heads out to the back to end our segment.

Throughout the show, we are also treated to a second video hyping of Taya’s arrival to GFW.

Karen Jarrett commented on Taya’s arrival, recalling that she sensed Taya had that “It” factor when they first met in Mexico years ago.

And finally, we’re treated to a miracle: Laurel Van Ness is no longer a broken bride!

During Grado’s farewell to America segment, a stunning Laurel makes her way to the ring with a message for the Scottish wrestler. She says that the past weeks have been the happiest of her life and that because of him, she’s a changed woman! After making some awkward food references (seriously, who wrote some of those lines?), Laurel gets on one knee and pops the question!

Grado happily accepts, fans in the Impact Zone are celebrating and it looks like Grado will be avoiding deportation after all! The possessive Kongo Kong’s music hits and he tries to get in the way of Laurel’s proposal but Mahabali Shera steps up to Kong, causing him to retreat to the back? Where the hell did Shera even come from?

Thoughts: Taryn’s mannerism throughout her interview still had some Dollhouse vibe to it. She’s sarcastic, sassy and based on her attire, seductive. Taryn is standing solo this time and although I find the reasoning for her feuding with Gail this time around to be a bit petty and easy, I’m looking forward to more interaction between her and Gail.

Just look at how intense Gail cam across when confronting Taryn! We’ve seen the chemistry between these two in the past and I’d like to see how they can keep it going outside the title picture.

The hype packages for Taya’s arrival have been awesome! I’m beyond happy for Taya getting this opportunity to perform on a bigger platform after dealing with that screw job from AAA and the uncertainty of Lucha underground’s future. She’s a great talent and addition to, what feels like, a new wave for the Knockouts division.

Personally, I’ve never been a fan of Grado but the guy gets a reaction in whatever storyline GFW writes up for him. I’m still not sold on this current project, like the broken bride stuff, its ran its course but in an attempt to find some positives, I will say that I’m relieved that Laurel has dropped the “Broken Bride” gimmick. Let’s work on having Laurel getting back into the ring as a full time competitor next!

What did you think of this week’s episode of GFW? Looking forward to Taya’s arrival? Are you sold on the Laurel/Grado storyline? Let us know in the comments below!

  • FK9

    Grado lies to LVN, uses her, manipulates her, runs away like a coward when she’s in danger, then she asks him to marry her and for some reason we’re all supposed to be happy about it.

    Dear lord, I hate this storyline…

    • Malcolm James

      You not alone

    • And Grado is the babyface..

      • FK9

        Don’t get me started. On a properly written show, they’d all be calling Grado a manipulative bastard. It’s not a good sign when the heel announcer is the only one talking sense.

  • Loved SO MUCH Taryn’s new theme and entrance !!

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Taryn is everything. Especially this new bad christian girl character.

  • Radic

    I’m so confused with this whole anti-born again christian sctick that Taryn has in her new gimmick. She left wrestling because it made her ‘unholy’, which is fine, but then she comes back basically dressing like a prostitute?

    I suppose that’s what the gimmick is supposed to do, contradict the message she has painted herself. But still, she nailed it in her promo and I’m dead excited to see where things go with her. Her new theme song is pretty dope as well might I add.

    • John Finnie

      When you become a born again christian it takes a while for that person to realise she can play a character even a slutty one & it is not who the real person is. … thats why the cross is in her intro letting us know this is GFW taryn Not Wife & Mother its a job
      Just like Mcool & Molly who were heels & or bullies

      • Radic

        It would be more confusing for them to put the cross in her intro, surely that would show this is the real born again Christian Taryn and not GFW Taryn.

        • John Finnie

          The Cross is in her onto

        • John Finnie

          Sorry i meant intro

  • Radic

    Oh and dont get your hopes up about LVN being ‘normal’ again, from the rest of the spoilers they basically messed it all up and she’s back to being Laurel Van Mess again.

    greeeeeeeeeeeat…

    And Taya’s debut… no words, in the good way of course.

    • Malcolm James

      There also picture of her looking hot with champagne glasses in the crowd looking for a husband

      • Radic

        Having different clothes on doesn’t make one ‘hot’. Her make-up is still a mess, meaning she’s still Laurel Van Mess, which is a true shame.

    • John Finnie

      Agree going back to the mad bride .
      Yeab Taya seemed like a push was happining but. …. the SFA

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Never liked Taryn on the mic. Maybe it has to do with her voice but it never did it for me.
    Anyway, VERY excited for Taya. Characters like hers could change this division for the better.

  • GailKimStan

    Taryn was so cringey on the mic lol BUT THAT ENTRANCE OMG!!!!

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Yeah, she’s so weird on the mic, I really don’t like it.

      • Michael Singer

        It’s her first time back, maybe she needs to get back in the swing of things.

    • Juan

      I actually like her on the mic. She’s like a psycho valley girl Lol It suits her.

      • GailKimStan

        She used to be much better tho, but this was her first promo since coming back so i’m not gonna be too judgemental

    • John Finnie

      Nope i liked her on the mic it was condescending

  • Juan

    Taryn is exactly what this division was lacking! Someone who has that IT factor that just draws you in. Rosemary and Allie have IT too but GFW hasn’t allowed those two to go at it yet. Can’t wait for Taya’s debut!

    Lol Sienna is back to being a non factor and she’s the champion.

    • Michael Singer

      Putting the belt on her, especially the way that they did it, was a mistake imo. Rosemary was on a role and people loved her babyface turn. So having her start losing a bunch was just dumb. And with Allie around, Taryn back, and Taye debuting, Sienna feels even more “meh” than she already did.

  • -V

    Taryn vs Gail & Taya are the saviours of this division! Yess!

  • Victoria&Melina19

    When Tayrn came out looking like that I was thinking isn’t she like a proper Christian and everything, it’s like she came back dressing more revealing than before but I’m glad she’s back.

  • DivaLicious?

    Yes, finally LVN is looking like a rich attractive spoiled brat again. It took them almost 8months too do that?? zach Ryder you is one lucky man.

    Taryn needs to not ever touch a live mic again? She is cringe. I understand she is playing a “jealous psycho” Gimmick. But oh my, that voice it’s not my cup of tea. I wanted to mute my iPad. It’s like scratching a chalkboard? She looks hot while doing the promo that’s pretty much it. She horrible.

    I’m glad we didn’t get to see sienna boring non factor self. She god awful. I’m sorry.

    • John Finnie

      Just hang back the wedding dress may be her dress for her wedding to grado pmsl

  • Rosanna

    Oh my god did Taryn boob pop out of her corest? I could have sworn it I just saw her boob pop out.

  • Taryn’s new theme is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!! A hell of a lot better than “Hot Mess.”

    • John Finnie

      I agree & it has the hint of the cross so she has maybe learned that playing a ( i hate to use this word) a slut & the real Taryn are two people ones a character
      She may have needed time to sort out that in her own mind because becoming a christian is a head Fck at first wondering what you can & can’t do & that promo was Sassy, Cute, & evil & lots of fun to watch

      • Aye Mate

        Why a slut though? Cause she’s wearing provocative gear?

        There’s nothing yet to Taryn’s character which suggests anything of the sort.

        To me, she’s playing a somewhat sinister twist on the Valley Girl trope.

        • Michael Singer

          I saw it as seductive. But that’s not automatically the same as being slutty.

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    • Aye Mate

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    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Yeah she looked great but that promo was like Natalya level cringe.

  • #TearTheWeavesDownFromTheSky

    Absolutely no-one fucking retires from TNA. Those lack of TNA contract payments must wash away super quick when you leave them. Also, cringe at those edited boos to Taryn, the boo level stayed the same her entire entrance yet no one in the crowd had a reaction. Even Reigns doesn’t get booed constantly during his entire entrance

  • Great TARYN is back, sexy outfit and gimmick, but that promo was cringeworthy tbh! LVN is looking better than ever.

  • Looking Glass

    Are people really into this? Everyone is always ranting about a feud needing a solid narrative but Taryn/Gail’s is based on the fact that Gail didn’t call her back after HOF? Gail’s potential last storyline is based on her ‘best friend’ (uhhh?) not calling her when she became a hall of famer which isn’t exactly full of prestige at the moment

    • Troy Smith

      She’s a heel. That’s the kind of thing they say. It’s jealousy that Gail is in the HOF. That’s the real reason.

      • Looking Glass

        It’s a heel thing to say if you’re the 10 year old child writing the crap in the first place. It’s honestly so juvenile, no actual depth to it whatsoever.

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  • Michael Singer

    Her new theme is great. And that outfit is, something. I wonder if she’s back full-time (they went through the trouble of giving her a brand new entrance theme after all), or if she’s only back to feud with Gail before the latter’s retirement.