With Bound for Glory taking place this Saturday, let’s look back at the very first Knockouts match ever at this event. This will be this week’s Free Match Friday.
The Bound for Glory event has been one of the biggest events for TNA/IMPACT Wrestling for the past 15-years. The first event took place in 2005, however, it wasn’t until 2007 when the Knockouts first had a match. This match would be to crown the first-ever Knockouts Champion.
In order to determine who would become the companies first champion for the women, 10 participants would battle it out in a Gauntlet for the Gold Match. The participants included the following, Ms. Brooks, Jackie Moore, Shelly Martinez, Awesome Kong, O.D.B. Angel Williams, Christy Hemme, Gail Kim, Talia Madison(Velvet Sky), and Roxxi Laveaux.
The match came down to a final four between O.D.B., Talia Madison, Gail Kim, and Roxxi Laveaux. Kim eliminated Madison in one corner while Laveaux eliminated O.D.B. in another corner mere seconds later. The bell would then ring for a final fight between Kim and Laveaux in a traditional one-on-one match.
After a solid back and forth, Kim would become the first-ever Knockouts Champion pins her opponent for the count of three, cementing history with the company.
This year’s Bound for Glory will take place tomorrow on Oct. 24 at 8:00 P.M. EST. You can check Fite for all of your ordering options.
The matches for that event will be:
Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Kylie Rae – Knockouts Championship
Jordynne Grace vs. Rohit Raju (c) vs. Chris Bey vs. Trey Miguel vs. TJP vs. Willie Mack – Six-way Intergender Scramble match for the Impact X-Division Championship
Alisha Edwards vs. Havok vs. Tenille Dashwood vs. Taya Valkyrie vs. Acey Romero vs. Cody Deaner vs. Brian Myers vs. Heath vs. Hernandez vs. Larry D vs. Rhino vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. TBD – Call Your Shot gauntlet match; where the winner could choose any championship match of their choice.
If Rhino or Heath win then Heath gets a contract. If they both lose then Rhino is fired. Hernandez will enter last as number 20 whereas Rhino enters at the number 1 spot.
Check back in with Diva Dirt for all of your results for this year’s event and for future Free Match Fridays. There will be a Discussion Post up for the event by bell time tomorrow.