The original Knockout is now the head Knockout. In a kayfabe article on TNAwrestling.com, Traci Brooks was officially named as the head official of the Knockouts division in the company. Now I don’t know if this simply means she’s going to referee all the Knockouts matches or if this means that she is referee-cum-General Manager of the Knockouts. Personally, I’d love to see Traci really lay down the law by becoming the new on-screen GM/referee i.e. make the matches and such. I think all us Diva/Knockout fans have at least once dreamed of a GM for the Divas/Knockouts. Or is that just me? Read the full article below:
She is TNAâ€™s original (and perhaps, most popular) Knockout. She is a superior athlete, an experienced businesswoman, and one of the hottest women in all of television.
Now, she is the law.
After weeks of speculation, itâ€™s official: Traci Brooks has been named the head official in TNA Wrestlings â€œKnockoutsâ€ divisionâ€¦ and not everyone is happy about the news.
â€œAre you kidding me?â€ shrieked fellow TNA Knockout Velvet Sky. â€œHow can TNA put that plastic bimbo in charge of us? Everyone knows that sheâ€™s all jealous of Angelina and I because we are way hotter than she could ever be.â€
â€œDonâ€™t even sweat that, Velvet,â€ replied Angelina Love. â€œLet Busty Brooks do whatever she wants. If she gets in the way of â€œThe Beautiful People,â€ weâ€™ll paper-bag her ass back to the stripperâ€™s pole where she belongs.â€
On the flip side, some of TNAâ€™s finest wholeheartedly support Traciâ€™s latest career move.
â€œWell, Traci and I havenâ€™t always been on the same page,â€ admitted Gail Kim. â€œBut Iâ€™ve known that girl for a long time, and I know that she respects our division as much as I do. She definitely cares about giving female athletes a real chance to succeed in TNA, and I am confident that she has what it takes to keep things nice and fair around here.â€
Still, is putting all of that power in the hands of a competitive pioneer of the Knockouts division a smart idea?
â€œLook, I see nothing wrong with allowing our superstars to cross over to other areas of our company if they are qualified to do so,â€ explained TNA Management Director Jim Cornette. â€œIâ€™ve had similar opportunities throughout my career, and I wonâ€™t hold anyone back from proving themselves in new ways. Heck, Matt Morgan was always going to be a force in a TNA ring, but he wanted to establish himself here by using his mind. He had the skills and experience that I needed in an assistant, so I had no problem with that. Eventually, he got restless and wanted to get his hands dirty, so I pushed him out of the office and into the ring. If Traci ends up feeling the same way, then we can end this little experiment at any time. Until then, I remain thoroughly convinced that she has the ability and know-how to bring some much-need order to the Knockouts division.â€
â€œPlus,â€ Cornette chuckled, â€œsheâ€™s a hell of a lot nicer to look at than Earl Hebner.â€
Thus far, Traci has proven capable of handling her new job with authority, classâ€¦ even a little fun. Will the worldâ€™s sexiest stripe-wearer continue to be a model of officiating excellence in TNA, or will she get swallowed up by the often-catty world of the Knockouts Division?