Salutations everybody, and welcome to another one of these silly little things called an Impact Write-Up. If you’re like me and still on a high from last week’s wonderful eight Knockout tag, you were pretty interested to see where things were going to go from there. Would Velvet Sky continue to feud with Gail? Or was Brooke Tessmacher stepping into that top slot? Well, this week it seems we have found our answer as it was the debut of TNA’s “Open Fight Night” scenario in which anyone can call out a champion and they must compete in a non-title match. This time, it was our dear Brooke who took the challenge to Gail, but who would come out on top? And better yet, would Gail take Brooke seriously after last week? Let’s scroll on down and find out!
We join the delight that is known as a Tess-macha in the ring, as she raises a microphone up and brings up how everyone in the wrestling world is talking about her monumental victory over the dominant Gail Kim last week on Impact. The crowd, much like myself, applauds our Tessmacher, but she continues on that there are still a lot of people who believe her win last week was nothing more than a fluke. Brooke states that tonight, she’s here to prove that neither the victory nor herself are a fluke. She wants to prove to Gail that she’s a legitimate threat to the Knockouts Championship!
From there, we see Gail laughing Brooke off in the back until she is then challenged by the Tessmacher for a non-title match right now! Brooke orders Gail to get her high maintenance self out to the ring, as the STILL addicting theme music of our KO Champ hits. Out comes Gail, who continues to laugh Brooke off during her entrance. The champion steps into the ring and continuously taunts Tessmacher, leading to Earl Hebner being “forced” to restrain her over and over.
Gail shines her belt with a cloth and then throws it to the wayside before attacking Tessmacher and laying her out with a knee. She then slams her face first into the corner and proceeds to kick and toss her around the ring. Gail scores with a huge clothesline and goes for a pin, but she quickly lifts Brooke up and taunts her. Tessmacher is tossed into the corner, as Gail runs forward with a huge elbow to the face. She sends Brooke into the opposing corner, but Brooke dodges another elbow attempt and fights back with a few punches!
Tessmacher sends Gail into the corner and charges forward, but Gail runs forth with a monster clothesline. After some taunting, Kim kicks Brooke in the back and hits an awesome front slam. Brooke looks to be in a lot of pain, but nonetheless, she continues to fight out with some punches to the head. Tessmacher scores with a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick as the crowd gets behind her! She runs towards Kim, but Gail slams her into the second rope and then continues to dominate with a choke.
Gail screams that Brooke isn’t in her league and calls her a piece of (bleep)! Gail then hits her elastic running corner move that I will probably never have a name for, as she ascends to the top rope and goes for the missile dropkick that Brooke ducks! From there, Tessmacher hoists Gail into the air and drills her with a sick front face slam for the win! Brooke’s tremendous theme song hits as I hum along and she taunts Gail from the ramp.
Thoughts: Praise (insert your own personal spiritual leader here)! I wasn’t sure which way we were heading last week as it seemed like the focus was on both Velvet Sky and Brooke Tessmacher to challenge Gail, but if I was forced to choose one, I’m so glad they are giving Brooke a chance. Both Sky and Tessmacher are two of my favorite Knockouts, but I love seeing someone who has never been in the title hunt getting this opportunity because of how fresh it is. Like, this is legitimately the most into the Knockouts I’ve been in a long time and a large chunk of that has to do with a fresh face being pushed to the forefront.
The match was fine for what it was. I don’t really like matches that are very lengthy and one sided, but I understand why they went with that way since Gail is such a veteran compared to Brooke. That was why I didn’t like it much when it was Gail against Velvet because both women have been wrestling for such a long time that I didn’t buy their face off having such a dominating side. I loved when Gail would scream at Brooke that she was a joke etc, and this is giving me a lot of vibes towards Candice Michelle and Melina’s feud back in 2007 (which is actually one of my favorite feuds ever… sue me, I was a monster Candice fan).
I believe the next pay per view is Sacrifice, and by the looks of tonight, I’m sure we will see Brooke face off with Gail for the championship. Again, I wonder what Gail is going to do if she leaves this event still champion. Provided she beats Brooke, she will have (I think) defeated every face in a singles match during her reign, and other than Madison due to the story they had together, I don’t see them having another heel feud with her. The only thing I can think of is another Taylor Wilde scenario like I said last week where some unknown female wins the title from her on one of these Open Fight Nights, but I don’t really want to see that. I do hope Brooke wins the Knockouts Championship because I enjoy watching her a lot and love seeing what new moves she will bust out on a week to week basis. She’s making me excited for the program again and I want that feeling to continue for the long run. Just my opinion though, so drop a comment with yours!