Impact Write-Up (August 15th, 2013): ODB Demonstrates BRA-vado at Hardcore Justice

What’s up Knockouts fans and welcome to this week’s Impact Write-Up: Hardcore Justice special. Although it was announced that Knockouts Champion Mickie James would team with Gail Kim to face ODB and Velvet Sky this week, that wasn’t the case. Velvet didn’t show up and TNA didn’t acknowledge it. It was left to former Knockout Angelina Love to let fans know that Velvet was ok on Twitter. In a similar display of not turning up, Eleri decided to no show this week’s Impact Write-Up tapings over at Diva Dirt HQ. Just kidding, she was just really busy and I decided to cover. Unlike TNA, we’ll keep you in the loop with no shows! *wink*

Instead of the advertised match, we got Gail Kim vs Mickie James vs ODB in a Triple Threat Hardcore Match. Perhaps even better than the originally scheduled match? I actually think so. We won’t know for certain though until we watch it, so… to the video!

Immediately following the return from commercials, we see that the Knockout Messiah, Gail Kim is already in the ring, as is Knockouts Champion Mickie James, who is just completing her entrance. She raises her gold into Gail’s face as ODB’s music plays through the arena, which just so happens to be in Virginia. Mickie will definitely have the home state advantage! ODB makes her entrance, well, she tries to, as Mickie James comes charging at her. ODB swats her like a fly as before clobbering Gail with a few punches and a clothesline. ODB then makes perfect use of her bazonkas and rams into Gail and Mickie in their respective corners. ODB is on fire and I want whatever is in that flask of hers today!

ODB begins to hit Mickie with her Dirty Dozen yet Gail distracts her, allowing Mickie to trip ODB from the top rope. Gail mounts ODB as Mickie makes her way to the outside to grab a chair. Hardcore Country is wielding the chair and I’m not sure who she is looking to hit, yet in the end, she hits no-one as Gail starts a tug of war over it! Gail ends up with the chair yet I bet she wish she hadn’t as ODB kicks it right into her stomach. I’ve heard that’s a similar pain to pregnancy. Ok, I’m telling a white lie. It’s probably about 1/116th of pregnancy. What do I know? I’m just a male who makes lame jokes!

Mickie, who is looking bloody beautiful, hits ODB with a neckbreaker and then smiles to her home state crowd. She wedges the steel chair in the corner and then beckons Gail to her her send ODB into the steel. The plan works and ODB crashes back first into the chair. Both girls pin ODB, yet they only get two. Speaking of getting, Gail and Mickie get in each other’s faces as their short term partnership is ended by a shove fest. Gail tries to grab ODB, yet Mickie sneakily rolls Gail up for a two count. Gail fights back with a forearm, with Mickie giving her one right back. They continue to trade blows until Mickie dumps Gail to the outside like a piece of trash.

ODB returns to the action, yet gets tripped up by Gail, who then proceeds to throw her face first onto the arena floor. That had to hurt! Gail puts ODB’s lifeless carcass back into the ring before looking under the ring for a weapon of choice. The True Canadian Ninja is then rammed into the ringpost by Mickie. The current and three-time Knockouts Champion then gets back in the ring and picks up a kendo stick that seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Mickie picks up the magic stick and clobbers ODB with it on the back. Mickie then perches on the top rope and chokes ODB with the weapon. Mickie tries it again yet ODB hits her off and uses the cane to flip Mickie over her head.

Taz makes a lame joke about a toothpick as ODB gains momentum and hits everything that’s moving. Then, ODB does the unthinkable. She takes off her bra in a stunt that even Houdini couldn’t master and then choke tosses Mickie it. Gail also ends up on the receiving end of the underwear weapon (yeah, I just wrote that) as ODB hangs her with it! Mickie stops Gail Kim from succumbing to the worst gallows ever and kicks ODB in the back of the head. Mickie then dedicates her next move to Mike Tenay as Gail applies the ringpost figure four leg lock on ODB. Mickie then has obviously changed her mind of getting a weapon from under the ring as she decides to stick her feet into ODB’s shoulders and try and yank them from their sockets. Sick spot!

Gail breaks her half of the submission and hits Mickie and they both go face-to-face in the middle of the ring. Look out though ladies, ODB has her flask in hand! ODB guzzles her liquid courage and spits it in Mickie’s face before clotheslining Gail. She then kicks Mickie and goes for the BAM! Gail had already left the ring at this point and then quickly came back in to stop the action and it appears that something has seemingly gone wrong. Mickie was only kicke din the gut yet she ends up lifeless in the corner, watching as ODB hits the BAM on Gail onto the steel chair. ODB pins Gail for the win and Mickie throws a tantrum like the spoiled brat that she is!

Thoughts: Say what you will about the lack of Knockouts TNA has right now, but they did amazing things with the girls they have last night. This match was great. Not one part of the match left me bored or wishing for it step up a gear; it was fast paces, innovative and exciting. The ending seemed a little off as clearly, Mickie could and should have broken up the pin, but other than that, I loved it. The dual-submission move around the ring post was genius, as was ODB using one of her many bras as a weapon. Whoever thought of that, well bloody done! This match was fresh and interesting, as are next week’s spoilers. That’s all I’m going to say. Seems like Eleri will have a great show to recap on her return next week. And with that, stay tuned, Jack will be back!

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  • BorisG

    That match was great. Even TNA has only 5 Knockouts, they can put one hell of a match, and Divas today will never get to have a match like this today.

    • charovnica

      You can’t make such a bold statement..I mean right now probably they won’t be able,but “never” …this is about to be determined.

      • BorisG

        Well while they are PG, no. Except for TLC, Hell in a Cell and Extreme Rules PPV.

        • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

          They had a Divas Tag Team Tables match while they were PG!

          • I dig CrayJ

            WWE is very high on Aj and they seem to want to invest in her feud with Kaitlyn (they seem high on her as well) to make it a many years long grudge,I can see them having a hardcore match down the line!

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            Yes you can see that they are really high on them, thats why they already have Tshirts!
            And I think we will be seeing a stipulation match at TLC (hopefully)!

          • I dig CrayJ

            OH MY GOSH I’M SO EXCITED!KAITLYN AND AJ HAVE A HARDCORE MATCH! OH MY GOSH I CAN´T WAIT, I´M SOO EXCITED! I saw you mentioning that segment and I remember seeing a parody of it on YTube which was hilarious! I still love Kelly tho.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            hahahaha OMG I´m laughing my ass off right now, remembering that segment xD Wait, what parody?

          • I dig CrayJ

            well it has been deleted :( the last time I remember myself watching it was 2 years ago! in case it gets re-uploaded the name was”Kelly Kelly gets PWNED (parody)” i think and,believe me,it was SO hilarious the original segment felt not that funny!After that anytime kelly kelly acted it seemed so Oscar-worthy compared to that segment!That was the moment I started loving kelly!

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            hahhaa But how was the parody?

          • I dig CrayJ

            OH MY -PAW PAW,PAW PAW-(Kelly’s face hits the wall)

            I’L SEE YOU OUT THERE SISTER

            GOSH I FEEL GREAT -PAW PAW-

            I HAVE A MATCH AGAINST BETH,BETH PHOENIX IN THE GAUNTLET O GOSH I’M SO EXCITED! That is the beggining!It was something like a remix!

            /watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zSB-9cCMGXg

            that is the link to it if it gets re-uploaded!

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            Oh it a remix xD I thought it was other people recreating the scene, but that must have been so funny xD

          • I dig CrayJ

            I was singing it for a week!But I respect her a lot,I mean she was barely 3 weeks there and she was beated and then on ECW the Sandman spot!Man she didn’t play offence very well, but she was one hell of a punching bag

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Yes what parody?

          • BorisG

            Yeah but that was on TLC PPV like I said. The only exceptions are Extreme Rules, Hell in a Cell and TLC Pay Per Views.

          • Kingbooman

            Divas are s TV ill better than Knockouts.
            Theyre too strong and dont need weapons.Kaitlyn vs Velvet?? She will tear her K2 ass up! Natayla vs ODB she will sharpshooter her ass.AJ vs Gail?She will blackwidow her with her own move.Layla vs Mickie she will bombshell her!Alicia vs Brooke?? She will scisscors kick her!

          • carlos

            Gail would kill aj lee in a real shoot match aj might be a good character but ring wise gail will beast on that ass all day… brooke would kill alicia fox but i have to agree natalya would make odb tap

          • Kingbooman

            AJ and Gail is like on the same level tbh! AJ can beat Gail and Gail can beat AJ.Brooke cant kill nothing! Alicia will divest her!Natayla could make all Knockouts and Divas tap tbh!

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I´m sorry, i like both, but you can´t compare AJ to Gail!

          • Kingbooman

            Yes You could! Naomi and AJ two highflyers can beat Gail and Gail can beat AJ.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            But Gail is a submission expert, she knows so many submissions from so many positions, she would beat her easily in a real fight!

          • BorisG

            Gail is the best female pro wrestler in USA today.

          • carlos

            I gotta say athena is athena vs gail would give me so much life

          • Kingbooman

            Your right tho :) Gail is a expert and could beat AJ or any diva in no time! But Natayla is a expert too…
            Natayla vs Gail! Godd I would pay for it.I love both of em.

          • BorisG

            That’s something. Natalya vs Gail!

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            That would be so awesome :D

          • Kingbooman

            Yes their chemisty working together was perfect.Iff Gail would have stayed longer they would have fought.Natayla was heel and Gail was face.Natayla and Beth called All faces barbies.The only face that wasnt barbies was Gail, Kaitlyn, or Tamina. It took Beth to put her strength on them.Nattie tryed submissions but theeyy were strong.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I remember people thinking that Gail and Melina were going to turn aswell and join Beth and Natalya, making a huge feud xD

          • carlos

            We can agree to disagree about gail and aj, but brooke would destroy alicia fox cause brooke is very agile and her wrestling is way more crisp than alicia’s. Nattie did graduate from the dungeon so she is tough but gail would give her a run

          • Kingbooman

            Yeah thats just like saying ODB can beat Kaitlyn..No Kaitlyn can beat ODB and ODB can beat Kaitlyn.Theyre equal.

          • BorisG

            ODB can beat Kaitlyn, and is way more experienced.

          • BorisG

            Hm, why Kaitlyn vs Velvet? Why not Cameron, or Rosa? AJ could never beat Gail in a real wrestling match. Layla is great, but Mickie would beat her and she did beat her many times. Alicia is also talented and underrated but Brooke is also. Both Divisions have talent, but you can’t compare more experienced wrestlers to rookies.

          • Kingbooman

            Velvet cant wrestle but she still won KO titlee I think more than once.

          • BorisG

            I know that. Kaitlyn can beat her, but likes of Rosa would be equal.

          • Gail-Trish-Brooke

            Please go back to youtube.

  • charovnica

    Some pretty freaking awesome spots! But that bra thing was absurd :D

    • C.Welch

      I agree, odb looked like she legit tried to kill Gail Kim ????

      • carlos

        I think they we’re improvising since there was a lack of weapons but that shit was nasty

  • C.Welch

    Great match, what I love the most is how Mickie and Gail didnt suddenly turn into bestfriends & team up against odb the entire match forming a handicap sequence, it was every woman for thereself & they definitely showed it. Things will spice up even more when tessmacher arrives next week.

  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    I really liked this match! The thing is, they have so many hardcore matches lately, that it doesn´t feel special anymore!

  • BorisG

    Funny part, no one asked where was Velvet, because they announced tornado tag match.

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      Thank god they cancelled the tag match and Velvet aren´t involved!

    • I dig CrayJ

      Let’s just be happy she didn’t make it and we had a nice match instead of her dreadful and original combo of : KICK,CHOP,KICK,CHOP,KICK,CHOP! xD

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        When she is in the ring everything looks so rehearsed!

        • I dig CrayJ

          I don’t know anymore!when she’s in the ring I close my eyes!

        • I dig CrayJ

          Even though she claims to have been training for a decade!

      • carlos

        You forgot her very devastating headscissors into a russian legsweep and those shitty ashley massaro like clotheslines

        • BorisG

          True. She can’t wrestle and it’s good she wasn’t in a match like this, because she would ruin it.

          • I dig CrayJ

            Even though she claims to have been training for a decade!

          • Rebecca Blackett

            I know, right! She’s wrestling for a long time but she still have mediocre wrestling skills.

          • I dig CrayJ

            Mediocre?Mediocre is Reby Sky,Velvet is downright awful!

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I know right, I have training for a year and a have and I´m already better than her! I´m not being cocky, but its the truth!

          • Rebecca Blackett

            You’re training, cool! I’m training too, it’s been 7 months, almost better than Velvet.

  • carlos

    There was no real weapons in this match for it to be considered hardcore to me. gail was looking for weapons and you can clearly see there was nothing under the ring… i miss bimbo brawl matches, if u havent seen roxxi vs awesome kong or roxxi vs moose bimbo brawl then go see it if ur looking for a real hardcore match.. For what it was it was decent enough

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      LOOOOL I know right, I laughed so match when she was searching and there was nothing under the ring, yet she was acting like she was searching xD

  • PopOff

    I thought Gail was legit being strangled through the ropes, that spot actually scared me

    • shameronstar

      If Gail didn’t have such great ring awareness she would’ve been lynched!

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    The only thing I wish is they used more weapons. The chair was used twice, the kendo stick 3 times, and of course odb’s bra. But I was definitely entertained by the match, there were a few spots off but it happens.

  • DONTGETSTUNG

    this match felt fresh and it was hardcore. i wish tna would hire girls like serena and jillian hall cuz they need some more knockouts. i am glad that odb is getting a push and not stuck as a referee when she can be used so much better.

  • Marcos Navarro

    I was sad to not see Velvet :( Oh welll… Next week we’ll be seeing a heel turn ;)

  • Irish_fan

    Good match:) Next week should be interesting. Hopefully Taryn is back soon just to add someone else to the the roster.

    • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

      Haven’t you heard? Rumours going around that Taryn is pregnant.

      • Irish_fan

        I thought she was out for family problems. If she is pregnant then congrts to her :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

          If its true I’m delighted for her and I hope that this rumour is true because the other rumour was heart breaking :/

          • Irish_fan

            Why whats the other rumour.If it is bad hopefully it’s not true.

          • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

            The other rumour was that her sister got a type of cancer. :/ I saw it a few times on twitter.

          • Irish_fan

            That’s terrible. Hopefully thats not true.but.why would.anyone make up that rumour

          • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

            There’s sick people in the world, have you seen the what the Directioner’s have done? Made up a rumour that 42 girls killed themselves of a documentary about 1D fans. It’s disgraceful.

          • Irish_fan

            I don’t understand why people say this. I know directioners are hardcore but thats taking it too far. Why can’t people like music without getting so obsessed

          • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

            Exactly! I mean i got attacked on twitter a while back for saying I don’t like a certain type of music/band and I got about 12 death threats in the space of 10 minutes from their hardcore fans.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I know right! I don´t understand why people have to be like that, their not fans, their paranoic people!

          • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

            I get that people are passionate about stuff but ffs like, there is something called stepping over the line. Which a certain fandom has done.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            Yep, specially those girls who actually thing they will marry them, like, duh they dont know you exist and they dont give a shit about you, they just want your money!

          • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

            Yes! Thats so right! Why marry a crazy borderline insane girl when they (band) can get with Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande etc. I watched a bit of this documentary thing and oh my god. The stuff these girls get up to, they write p0rn stories & draw very interesting pictures…. Creepy though.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            Yep thats pretty crazy!

          • Irish_fan

            Was the documentary on channel 4 the other day. I only saw ad for it and all the fans looked crazy

          • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

            Yes that was it. On Twitter they were talking so much bull, saying about the 42 people dead cos of it & that their all bringing a lawsuit against Channel 4.

          • Irish_fan

            Threse people need therapy seriously. They can’t just say stuff like that and think that it’s ok.

          • http://www.facebook.com/yuna.zoey Yuna Zoey

            Therapy? They need to be locked up into a mental institution and have the key throw away.

          • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

            my favourite fan was the one who looked exactly like ugly betty LOL

          • Irish_fan

            She looked like a mini english ugly betty xD

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Not that I am sad or complaining but where was Velvet? And wasn’t this suppose to be a tornado tag match? I’m not missing her but no reason for changing the match AND her absence??? Whatever…

    So the match was pretty decent, NOTHING spectacular even the finish on the chair. I have TWO problems! First, Mickie’s in-ring style, I am sorry but not only, we only saw her new finisher ONCE but her in-ring style has not changed. SHEE IS A HEEL AND I SAW THE SAME MOVES FOR YEARS SO NOW THAT SHE IS A HEEL, I WANT NEW MOVES NOT JUST HEEL MICKIE WITH FACE MICKIE’S IN-RING STYLE!” Second, why the hell Mickie is again taking the back sit? This is still ALL about Gail and Odb and even next week it’s all about them so???…. SHE IS THE KO CHAMPION… I MEAN…..DAMN!

    Also I don’t know about you guys but I miss the Impact Zone! Funny where Mickie and Gail are looking for objects under the ring when there. is actually NOTHING. And the match not that HARDCORE IMO but still decent.

    • BillyGP

      Mickie move set is fine and has used her new finisher more then once.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        She used it ONLY ONCE (I think) in a match after her Heel turn and her move set is not bad but it’s just tired to see her doing the same moved YEARS AFTER YEARS even as a Heel. Now that she heel, I want some new moves, that’s it. I don’t why it’s a bad thing.

        • BillyGP

          She used it more then once even against Gail she used it plus against Velvet and on the road (house shows)

    • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

      velvet updated her twitter apologising to fans and saying she had an ‘extreme emergency scare’ whatever that means.. lol.

      she was also removed from this weekend’s houseshows so it must be pretty serious =/

  • Rebecca Blackett

    I’m really happy ODB’s getting a push! By the way, Mickie need some new heel moves.

  • kewlkatz

    In other news, Taryn is pregnant?

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      I hope so!

    • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

      that’s the rumour. she’s neither confirmed nor denied. and i wouldn’t expect her to confirm it any time soon.

      if she is pregnant, she’s very likely not even 1 or 2 months along..? it would be kinda weird for her to be forced into announcing it that soon.

  • nismos69

    I just think it was to short! The match itself was really good with the char and kendo but it should have been longer, Tna had the chance to make this MOY but didnt

  • nismos69

    Everyones wstling improves overtime… Except Velvet

  • nismos69

    I had a dream that Kaitlyn challenged Aj to a Steel Cage match because Laayla and Natalya would always interfeer in their matches aahahah wow i wish

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      Sadly, thats just a dream :(

      • nismos69

        I homestly think that at NOC some stipulation match should happen between them to just end their rivarly, then have the battle royal after it.

    • ARTPOP

      wish you could have recored your dream! LOL

      • nismos69

        It will happen one day! Recorded by profesionals

  • aldo

    The match was great! Excepting the end of course.
    But having ODB in the chase of the KO title is really refresing. It’s been a long time so…

  • SomebodyCallMyDaddy

    Mickie James : best champion ever
    This match was awesome and felt veryyy fresh . I’m having mixed feelings about velvets absence , we all know she’s not the best wrestler but I still would’ve liked to see what she would’ve done in this match. My only complaint is how Mickie lost , ODB could’ve atleast pushed her out the ring or into the tour buckle after she spit in her face to temporaly get rid of Mickie

    • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

      oh, totally. with the original scheduled match velvet was what i was looking forward to. tna seem to be high on giving the kos stipulation matches lately.. so there’s always another time.. hopefully. random sidenote but i would seriously laugh my butt off if it turns out velvet is pregnant, too, though lol.

  • BillyGP

    LOL Mickie a spoil brat LOL

    Good match Mickie was selling the spit in the eyes then notice late ODB had Gail pinned.

  • itskristhys

    was it just me or felt it like TNA forgot to place weapond under the ring

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      They probably don´t have money for weapons LOL

  • Matty Ryan

    Am I the only one who noticed that it was a broom stick and not a kendo stick?

  • kewlkatz

    A good match, but it really needed more time. Lucky Velvet wasn’t there to muddle things up.

  • Jamie Mitchell

    Good match but short

  • Tomee

    Ah, I guess that explains why this match was so short. Velvet Sky was supposed to be part of it. I bet the original match was supposed to be longer and this was just a last minute improvisation.