Impact Write-Up (December 8th, 2011): Champion and Challenger Impress on Last Stop to Final Resolution

Welcome one and all to another thrilling, gripping, exciting, riveting Impact Write-Up by yours truly. This week proved to be a rather interesting night for the ladies of TNA, as we were treated to not one, but two solid matches from the Knockouts. First up, we, of course, can not ignore the presence of the Mother Teresa in a sea full of “bitches” and “prostitutes”, Miss Karen! But aside from that brilliance, we also had the woman who could leave this Sunday with some new gold around her waist, Mickie James, as she took on the Killllllerrrrrr Quuueeennnnnnn, Madison Rayne in singles action. Added onto that, we got to witness the Knockouts Champion, Gail Kim, face off against our one and only, Aunt Traci! I felt like a proud nephew, but enough about me… let’s get right into this Knockouts Action!

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We open this week’s Impact with a segment involving Gail Kim, Madison Rayne, and the Queen of the Mountain, Miss Karen! Our VP of the Knockouts division can be heard stating that ODB did not do the job they wanted her to do last week, and that tonight she is relying on Madison to take Mickie down tonight. She says that this is no time for her to suck up for her; saying that it’s time for Madison to tear Mickie apart. She ends it by saying that she’s relying on her to get the job done, before turning her attention to Gail and informing her that she also has a match tonight, and it’s against… AUNT TRACI! Gail tries to get out of it, but Miss Karen tells Gail to calm down and attempts to explain the matter after closing the door on the camera man!

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Backstage, we spot the trio of Gail Kim, Madison Rayne, and Miss Karen walking towards the ring for Madison’s upcoming match, as her opponent, Mickie James, can be seen making her way out to the squared circle as well. After a brief commercial break, we return to the ring where Madison Rayne makes her grand entrance before all her loyal fans in the Impact Zone. She removes her coveted tiara, as out skips Miss Hardcore Country herself, Mickie James! Fresh off her street fight victory, Mickie slides into the ring and goes for her pose on the turnbuckle, only Madison quickly attacks from behind.

Madison puts the boot straight to the throat in her ambush, before sending Mickie into the opposing corner. She follows up with some stiff head bashing, followed by a running hip to the abdomen. Madison runs off the ropes with a brutal facebuster and hooks the leg for a brief two count. Rayne just continues to tear Mickie apart from her earlier attack, as the crowd tries to get behind their country gal.

Rayne locks in a headlock to attempt choking Mickie out, as the fans continue to will Mickie on. James gets to her feet and finally goes to fight out of it, only Madison leaps onto her back with a sleeper. James falls backwards and jams Madison into the corner, but Rayne runs back and jumps onto her back again. (Side note: Madison Rayne is getting a little too into some piggy back rides right now.) Mickie finally snapmares her over and gets some momentum on her side with a few clotheslines and a flapjack!

A nice kip up follows, as James heads to the top rope and leaps off with an attempted Lou Thesz, only Madison moves out of the way and lays Mickie out. Boot to the head gets her a two count, as she seems to be in shock. The crowd gets behind Mickie, as Madison begins shoving her head all over the canvas. Rayne places James’ head on the second rope and goes to choke her out, following it over with a suplex/neckbreaker mash up for a two count. Madison then goes for the Rayne Drop, but Mickie counters with an arm drag and then drills her with the Mickie-DT for the victory! As she celebrates, Knockouts Champion, Gail Kim, walks out onto the stage to engage in a stare down with her future opponent.

As we head back out to the arena, Christy Hemme can be seen announcing the presence of our one and only Aunt Traci! She makes her way out from the back as I sit on the edge of my seat watching her get ready to take care of bidniss in the ring. Traci steps into the ring and prepares for her return to the Impact ring, as out comes her opponent, multi-champion, Gail Kim! (Side note: I oddly really like this theme song.) Gail walks out looking great with both her titles upon her shoulders, before posing on the ring apron and stepping into the ring with Aunt Traci.

The bell sounds, as Gail readies for Aunt Traci to lay down and take the fall for her to get a quick victory. Traci does as told, but as Gail hooks the leg, Aunt Traci kicks out at a two count! The crowd goes absolutely nuts, as she drops Gail and begins relentlessly beating the crap out of her. A few shoulder blocks follow, as Traci charges forth to Gail in the corner and begins blasting her in the abdomen. She slams Gail’s head into the turnbuckle, as I scream in cheer at the sight of Aunt Traci back in the ring where she belongs! Aunt Traci tosses Kim down by the hair and garners a two count, before the two begin trading shots with one another.

Traci gets the upper hand and continues her beatdown on the Knockouts Champ, which is complete with a running knee to the back & clothesline combo! Traci fires the crowd up before DRILLING Gail with a sick spear. Wait… what is this?! Out of nowhere comes TNA’s shining saint, Miss Karen! She screams at Aunt Traci, questioning what she thinks she’s doing right now! This distracts beloved Aunt Traci from the match, and allows Madison Rayne to nail her from behind with the Knockouts Tag Team Title belt. Gail takes advantage of this, and rolls Aunt Traci up for the victory as the trio then celebrates Traci’s defeat.

Thoughts: Another solid night for the Knockouts! I thought both matches were awesome for different reasons. In Mickie/Madison, I thought it was one of their better matches together and I loved Madison’s aggression at the start as she tried to obey Miss Karen’s orders. I also enjoyed Mickie’s comeback at the end, and how Madison kept hopping on her back to try to destroy her as ordered. In Traci/Gail, it was all about the story and how Aunt Traci’s anger that she’s been bottling up inside was finally able to come out. The crowd was really into her, and it made the match come off so well. I really hope to see more of her in the ring for future shows.

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  • Jamesgangforever

    Madison, who are the forgotten child for the last time, lol. This was a good match. I know that there are probably going to be some people talking about how Mickie kinda got her butt beat up a little, but they are building up Mickie as a very contender for Gails championship and very serious threat for the title.

  • Rhawk

    Despite me still believing that the crowd reactions for the most part have been canned for the past few months, as they have tonight, I really liked the Knockouts Action tonight and while the crowd may sometimes spoil it for me, they didn’t tonight because the action was that damn fun. =-)

  • Dorothy Gables

    Didn’t expect to enjoy the Traci/Gail matchup as much as I did. Overall a very good night for the KO’s <3

  • norisclouds

    They really need to turn down that piped in crowd response it’s so over the top.

    Also, I wish Gail had won the Diva’s championship. Then how many championships would she have held? That would’ve been crazy.

  • perceval

    Flawless! Oh, wait… :)

    • mariah.


  • art

    gail looks hot in that lacy top & booty shorts lol…traci looked on fire..maybe she can get into the title hunt as well,she looked good kicking gails ass…
    it looks like everyone is going to turn on karen,madison is going too when she gets fed up with her treatment…

  • Dylan

    Wow. Traci got a huge pop. TNA really need to use her to their full advantage. Have nothing to complain about with this week’s iMPACT. Loved it.

  • Hasnan

    I hate the skin colored thing Madison wears under her attires…

  • Goodvibes

    Loved this episode of Impact! Bring on Gail VS Mickie!

  • EveLover

    I found the KO’s to be great ! No complaints ,MissKaren looked very attractive ..just thought I’d get that out there ;) .

    Also ,Tracy impressed the f*ck out of me. Never knew she was that good O.o . I was like “woah” .

  • Juan

    Traci Brooks is impressive in the ring, TNA should utilize her more seeing as she’s the original Knockout. Really looking forward to Sundays match between Mickie and Gail!

    • shameronstar

      Considering she is recognized as one of the 1st female wrestlers to ever be a part of tna I think at some point they should give her the championship at least once.

      • Matty Ryan

        @SHAMERONSTAR ditto

    • mariah.

      I think it would be a great idea to have Tracy go over Gail when this storyline has run its course. They have a storied history together dating way back to when they first started out. It would make a lot of sense and I think Tracy is one of those many Knockouts that deserves her due. Plus I really don’t want to see Mickie James get the title again as the pay-off to this storyline. Knowing TNA though, that’s probably the way they’ll go.

  • jen07201

    i’m proud of mickie james and how she always overcomes the odds i want her to win the knockouts champion this sunday and i wish that she would win the knockout tag team championship with velvet sky or that melina came to impact wrestling to team with mickie they would be M&M that would be cool. Mickie and Melina would form a fantastic tag team or they put up a good fight against each other if they were to continue their feud.

  • Ryan

    I love the Knockouts over the Divas you kno how it is…but I love Madison but man i hate when she gets in the ring n dominates, she takes away so much momentum away from girls like Roxxi ODB Tara n now Mickie James smh…

    Love u Madi but stay the hell away from the Big Players!! You really kill it for them.

    Traci man..she kicked ass Robert Roode style!!! I miss Brooks! And seeing her hand Gail Kim her ass was fun! Plus shes all Total Nonestop Action in the ring! She doesnt let a breath slip not even for a second!…what a weak finish to it tho lol..was funny when Madi hit her n ran under the ring n smiled lol. I want to see more of Traci! Her n Jacqueline deserve at least a short run for the Knockouts Championship since Gail Kim Jackie n Traci are the founders of the Knockouts division. Anyone remember in 2007? Traci Jackie n Gail Kim worked their butts off in all kinds of matches to earn a division! Awesome year! And awesome experience to live! =D
    Proud of you Traci! And hope to one day see you and Jackie as Champs!

    BTW Mickie James vs Gail Kim is going to rock! since they arent in WWE and ever since James came into TNA shes been beyond amazing in fact I think shes the best! But I cant wait to see these two clash under the TNA Atmosphere. Free of time restrains and stupid “More Girly” restrictions from wwe

    • Storm

      I wish that would happen – Jackie Moore feuding with Gail Kim & Traci Brooks – but Jackie’s TNA Contract has expired and I don’t think they’re renewing it. It’s sad and a waste of time really; sad because she is an amazing wrestler and looks great for her age and a waste of time because she and ODB made a huge impact on coming back to TNA but they’re never used – apart from the couple matches they had before their contracts were accepted and ODB’s appearances in the Gaunlet and Street Fight match. I just wish they used Jackie, they are throwing away great talent by letting her go. -sigh-

  • rodneyclint

    I don’t know, that reaction sounded legit. She was really going at Gail! It wasn’t pretty lol but she got the job done. Kudos to her.

  • MNM4ever

    Awesome night for the knockouts AGAIN. CANT WIAT FOR GAIL VS MICKIE; i thoght mickie vs madison was a great wrestling match and showcased their talents and dayumm the original knockout came out tonight!!! Traci had great fire and it was cool how madison interfered to help gail get the victory.. KAREN, FLAWLESS AS USUAL

  • Raekon

    Loved every bit of of the show.

    Thankfully we get at least some action through TNA cause WWE was a lettdown as usual this week.

    Very happy to see Tracy in the ring and the crowd enjoying the knockouts as much as they did.

    Also very happy to see Madison doing more in the meantime. :)

    Karen was gold as usual too. ^_^
    My favorite “Bitch” on the planet. :p

  • BillyGP

    that spear traci did was better then most of the guys who use the spear loved seeing traci back in the ring she always been a favorite of mine.

  • Brando785

    I noticed Madison actually put up a good offense for more than half the match. Cause you know she’s been portrayed as weak since losing her title. What happened with Traci was the highlight of the show. I’m overjoyed she finally revoked and was going punch Karen! I wonder what’s going to happen with them after the PPV ?

  • jen07201

    hey what would you guys think of melina coming to tna and teaming with mickie

    • A.E

      awesome mickie and melina made a very good tag partners in the past and no doubt and they are gonna make a good partnership now,but knowing tna probably mickie gonna form a tag with velvet which i am ok with it because they build a very good chemistry as a tag .

      • jen07201

        you know what i have hated is that when mickie and velvet team up they always lose for example the match against madison and sarita and the match of the beautiful people and mickie james vs madison tara and sarita they lost and when it was winter mickie beautiful people vs madison tara rosita sarita they lost and then the match mickie and velvet vs winter and madison they lost and recently they lost against madison and gail kim that gets me angry

  • A.E

    great night for the knockouts in both matches are good entertaining,can’t wait for tonight gonna be rocked hoping the gail/mickie match would end in DQ in order to have a controversy in the storyline and build proper long feud not just a contender/champ match.

  • jen07201

    i hope that mickie wins the title but i got a feeling that karen and madison will interfere i wish mickie will help jeff hardy so karen will be fired

  • kessa

    traci brooks vs gail was my pick from the two matches. i love her spear – perfectly executed. i hope she gets a run with the KO belt even for a brief period.