Impact Wrestling Spoilers: July 25th, 2013

The following spoilers were taped tonight after the live airing of Impact Wrestling:

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* Velvet Sky came out to cut a promo on Mickie James. She is staying out for…

* Mickie James vs. Gail Kim for the Knockouts Championship: The crowd was behind ODB as she officiated the match. The finish came when Mickie went outside and Gail slapped ODB, only to get rolled up by Mickie when she came back in. After the match, Gail got in ODB’s face and Brooke Hogan came out to remind Gail that ODB is still an active competitor. (Source)

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  • KaitlynLover<3

    TNA is really losing the steam seriously, I hope that Velvet doesn’t come after the title again -.-

  • Gailkimlover3

    so i guess well have a velvet vs Mickie James again? i hope tessmacher returns as a heel, maybe cost velvet a title match and align herself with Mickie, and maybe this is a start of odb/Gail Kim rivalry which will be a good fresh feud..

    so i guess it can be Mickie/tessmacher vs velvet/Taryn, with Gail and odb with their own side feud

    maybe will also get a six women tag match.. cant remember the last time we had that Mickie/tessmacher/Kim vs odb/Taryn/velvet

    we can also have Gail playing a not fully face but still fighting the heels for the knockout title

    hopefully something GOOD will happen with the knockouts since there is only six of them left.. and i dont see the chances of new knockouts anytime soon cause of their financial problems

  • https://twitter.com/Qwon_23 3xplicit

    bullshit, i really thought the match would have been for BOund for Glory. i feel like they should have build a little more momentum with tag matches, mixed tag matches, backstage brawls , ect. im happy mickie retained but BEEN THERE DONE THAT. and she won with the roll up of doom? really? tna?

    • Kaledrina.

      bound for glory isn’t until october.. you honestly would’ve wanted three months of no title match, no gail vs mickie.. just week after week of repetitive beatdowns and promos? =S and it wasn’t a roll-up of doom, per se. it was a roll-up with a reasoning.. to have gail even more pissed at odb, blame her for her loss, etc.

      to say that you would have preferred brooke vs mickie because it’s fresh and then say you don’t want to see gail vs odb, which is just as fresh as mickie vs brooke is just weird? =/

  • https://twitter.com/Qwon_23 3xplicit

    i swear to god i dont want to see mickie vs velvet anymore. mickie and brooke would be a nice and fresh feud. TNA need more Knockouts asap with Bruce prichard gone i hope TNA revive the division.

    and i dont want to see gail vs ODB either, i use to love ODB back in 2008 but now her matches seem slow and boring.

  • Gail-Trish-Brooke

    Velvet Sky please go away. Seriously…get rid of this talentless trick, and bring in some fresh faces. And really who in their right mind would get rid of Tara, but keep Velvet on the roster?

    I want Brooke to come back and kick Velvets ass. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that once Velvet returned, Brooke’s push stopped.

    • Kaledrina.

      brooke’s back to working house shows this weekend, so hopefully she’ll be back on tv in the following weeks. even if it is just to be fed to mickie or gail -__-

      hasn’t brooke been working on a reality show during her away time? – something about pageants? knowing tna, they’ll wait for that to pick up steam before they give her any real attention. i’m sure if mickie didn’t have her music career, tna wouldn’t bother giving her a significant push either lol.

    • http://myworld.ebay.com/ferociouscougar 09DHK

      @Gail-Trish-Brooke
      ^^^^^THIS TIMES INFINITY^^^^^
      Velvet’s return not only killed Brooke’s push (who in my opinion is FAR better in terms of looks AND legitimate wrestling ability), but it completely took attention away from then-champion Tara’s title defense against Mickie the week of the PPV. Velvet needs to leave TNA and never come back.

      • Gailkimlover3

        i’m tired of velvet.. not only does she need a makeover, she should really be a valet or something not Wrestler.. couldnt they have taryn come out instead of velvet.. really the whole gail/taryn feud finally looked like that the division was headed towards the right direction.. cant wait for brooke to return.. hopefully as a heel

        • http://myworld.ebay.com/ferociouscougar 09DHK

          For me, I’d only want Brooke as a heel IF (hopefully TNA’s not dumb enough to do this, but they probably are) TNA decides to put the title back on Velvet. Then Brooke can just come out of left field and destroy her. But as long as Velvet doesn’t get the title (or the next title shot), I don’t mind Brooke as a babyface.

        • Kaledrina.

          i hear what you’re saying, but taryn coming out instead of velvet would’ve made zero sense considering just two weeks before she lost the claim to no.1 contendership. as annoying as velvet can be some times, her getting involved is actually super-logical. which is something rare when it comes to wrestling..LOL

          a brooke heel turn would be awesome. she always seemed more comfortable on the mic when she was bischoff’s evil bit on the side. i would also like it as i no longer see that much distinction between velvet, taryn and brooke when it comes to their characters’ personality.

    • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

      You wonder why they don’t release Velvet? Because Velvet is like the Kelly of TNA, she draws more than the rest and gets better reactions. The months she was away from TNA, it’s no surprise there viewing figures were down. And before you keep on that TNA got rid of Tara, maybe Tara herself asked for her release, she’s doing pretty good for herself now, her own blooming restaurant and she’s got herself a part on a soap opera.

      • Gail-Trish-Brooke

        Actually Velvet got a great reaction the FIRST night she came back. After that in her matches with Gail the crowd was split down the middle with half cheering on Gail, the heel. And then even after the played the injury angle with Velvet, she still had mediocre reactions. Which is why they took the belt off of her.

        Brooke got WAY better reactions during her title reign. And put on 4 & 5 star matches with Gail and Tara (without having to be carried)

    • Superstar77

      That is such bullshit to blame Velvet for Tessmacher losing her push. Also she is not talentless and Brooke isn’t better than her!

      • wweajfan

        What are you talking about? Velvet SUCKS! All the knockouts are better than Velvet

      • Gail-Trish-Brooke

        Actually it’s not bullshit. It’s pretty well known that Brooke didn’t get along with Velvet/Angelina.

  • Bikini model destroyer

    S.T.A.L.E

  • Nostalgia

    Only thing that could fix TNA for me is have ODB & Velvet vs Gail & Mickie. And amongst the four of them bickering, Lei’d Tapa’s music hits and she destroys them

    • BillyGP

      Lei is not ready sorry she not.

  • Kaledrina.

    i find it weird that people aren’t excited over the prospect of a gail/odb feud. it’s something we have legit never seen before and considering the lack of depth the division has right now, finding something 100% fresh is pretty amazing i figure.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

      It ain’t fresh, I got bored when Gail and ODB had a fued last year over KO Tag titles… :S

      • Kaledrina.

        maybe it was just really unforgettable (or i’m getting old and forgetting things lol), but that wasn’t a legit feud? =S it was basically two random matches a few months apart?

        idk. either way, odb vs gail in singles action has happened only 2 or 3 times the entire time both have been in tna? the more i think about it, i’d actually like to see odb going over gail and eventually gaining the title from mickie a couple months down the line. i figure at this stage, odb vs anyone is new and exciting – for me, at least ;P

  • kingbooman

    Im sorry I just have to laugh at the Tna division .Talk about the divas dying look at the Knockouts.

    On the other note I would like Gail vs ODB and Also have Taryn vs Mickie and next have Brooke vs Velvet

  • http://myworld.ebay.com/ferociouscougar 09DHK

    Aaaaaannd once again it seems as though TNA is fucking up. Why is Velvet even involved in Mickie and Gail’s title match? In case she doesn’t realize, she LOST her rematch cleanly, so she needs to disappear. I’m still pissed that TNA decided to release Tara (one of their BEST workers male or female) and keep Velvet; fucking VELVET. She’s like TNA’s version of the Bellas; she can’t wrestle, especially for someone whose been doing it for TEN YEARS, she can’t act, and she sure as hell can’t cut a promo to save her life. Honestly, if neither Tara OR Gail Kim could make Velvet look good, there’s something wrong. Anyway, TNA could’ve actually had an interesting dynamic with the possibility of a full-blown heel/heel feud between two credible wrestlers, but of course TNA would rather shove Velvet Sky down our throats and out of out asses. If they put Velvet anywhere near that title, I’ll be too through with TNA.

  • Monkey Tennis

    I figured TNA weren’t gonna push a heel vs heel feud. But if TNA had always intended with going with a more tradition heel/babyface feud, it makes you wonder why Taryn lost the ladder match… And why she has now seemingly been shoved aside for Velvet. Again.

  • BorisG

    There aren’t many Knockouts right now to have ‘fresh’ feud and matches, except Taryn. Pretty much all of them feuded in the past, and had multiple singles matches and various tag matches. Right now, the only active Knockout who hasn’t had a KO title is Taryn. Every other Knockout has had it 2 or more times.

    I hate this new style of PPVs. Back then, TNA had 12 PPVs and they were doing still fine. Now, it’s just winning title opportunity and in 1-2 weeks match is on without proper build-up.

    Velvet’s push needs to come to an end. And I never understood why they fought to bring back Velvet instead of Angelina or other? She may didn’t want to return, but if they tried to convince her and include her back in the game, she might have wanted to return. Even Velvet’s return was negotiated for 6 months.

  • http://www.tpwprowrestling.freeforums.org Juan

    Man does Velvet Sky just love showing up when she’s not wanted -_- She killed all the momentum Brooke Tessmacher was getting when she returned, she did the same thing when she returned this year and took all the attention away from Tara,and now she is also doing the exact same thing again to Taryn Terell, who was on a roll lately. This sucks since Velvet hasn’t been entertaining in the slightest since the Beautiful People broke up a few years ago.

  • XavierSkyy

    Velvet had a huge backing in 2011-2012 but since she’s came back she’s been very lackluster. I was one of her biggest supporters but she’s really disappointed me :/ she doesn’t have that spark she used to.

    • Kaledrina.

      oh, totally. it was the same with angelina, when she disappeared due to them visa issues. she came back and just wasn’t the same angelina any more.

  • XavierSkyy

    A bit of an eye opener to how poorly TNA is doing right now. Currently, they have a total of 50 wrestlers employed according to the roster page, 9 of which are knockouts, with only 6 being actual wrestlers. WWE has 96 employees (Not including NXT) of which 14 of them are Divas. 13 of those are active wrestlers. WWE has practically twice the employees of TNA, and more than Twice the divas. Even more pitiful then that, WWE pays there employees much more, and ON TIME.
    Another kicker to the whole scenario; Remember TNA’s Knockout campaign where they slandered the divas nonstop? Well 6 of the 9 Knockouts (Velvet being a former Diva Search contestant) are former WWE Divas.
    It really is almost sad to look at how far TNA has fallen. I can’t help but laugh at when people used to say that TNA “needs to be taken seriously” and “is a legit threat to WWE.” If you look at the product now, you can very easily tell it’s fading. 3-4 years ago it was an amazing promotion with lots of talent. It really is a shame, because it had some of the best talent in the world, and with the right amount of money, seemed like it could have overthrown WWE. But their true colors as an unprofessional company really showed through. It’s sad to see how much talent has been screwed over by them. And I honestly don’t see them making it to 2015.
    Congratulations Bischoff and Hogan, you have created WCW v2…

  • kingbooman

    Gail, Taryn, Mickie, Brooke all worked in Wwe.Now Wwe needs Kharma Tara Angelina Rosita

  • XavierSkyy

    A bit of an eye opener to how poorly TNA is doing right now. Currently, they have a total of 50 wrestlers employed according to the roster page, 9 of which are knockouts, with only 6 being actual wrestlers. WWE has 96 employees (Not including NXT) of which 14 of them are Divas. 13 of those are active wrestlers. WWE has practically twice the employees of TNA, and more than Twice the divas. Even more pitiful then that, WWE pays there employees much more, and ON TIME.
    Another kicker to the whole scenario; Remember TNA’s Knockout campaign where they slandered the divas nonstop? Well 6 of the 9 Knockouts (Velvet being a former Diva Search contestant) are former WWE Divas.
    It really is almost sad to look at how far TNA has fallen. I can’t help but laugh at when people used to say that TNA “needs to be taken seriously” and “is a legit threat to WWE.” If you look at the product now, you can very easily tell it’s fading. 3-4 years ago it was an amazing promotion with lots of talent. It really is a shame, because it had some of the best talent in the world, and with the right amount of money, seemed like it could have overthrown WWE. But their true colors as an unprofessional company really showed through. It’s sad to see how much talent has been screwed over by them. And I honestly don’t see them making it to 2015.
    Congradulations Bischoff and Hogan, you have created WCW v2…

    • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

      You can’t count Velvet as a former WWE diva because she never was. She didn’t even enter in top 8. She only had one match on HEAT with Victoria, but that was one night appearance, not a contract. ODB, Angelina and whoever was in developmental doesn’t make them a WWE divas. Other note, they were used to be called divas, now they’re Knockouts and they’re here kick ass. That was the point of the commercial.

      • BorisG

        From Wikipedia about Velvet: Szantyr made a few appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment in 2005 and 2006. On the February 24, 2005 episode of WWE SmackDown!, she appeared as an extra during the JBL “Celebration of Excellence” party. She was then defeated by Victoria on July 11 in a match taped for WWE Heat. On January 2, 2006, she and Trinity were planted in the front row of the audience to be selected to dance with The Heart Throbs after their match in another Heat segment. She also auditioned for the 2007 Diva Search, but did not make the final eight.

        Technically she was from WWE. ODB was in developmental, OVW, and she is considered from WWE, it doesn’t matter how they call their women now, and they don’t call them Knockouts. The only original right now is SoCal Val. Brooke Hogan also made some appearances on WWE before TNA. Mickie was in TNA in 2002, but she was more famous from WWE.

  • VelvetLoveFan

    Yes! Velvet’s back and wants the title which will be awesome, 3x knockouts champion !! Velvet, Taryn and Brooke shoul be the new BP but that couldn’t happen since there aren’t enough knockouts but once more knockouts debut I’d be awesome to have them being Top bitchy heels in TBP or just have Angelina return, I hope she comes back one day since prichard’s gone now .

    • http://myworld.ebay.com/ferociouscougar 09DHK

      Not only is Brooke not a blonde, but she and Velvet hate each other in real life, so it’d never work.

  • charovnica

    Ah,very soon it’ll get unbearably boring when we’ll have the same damn matches over and over again.Not even a cage match can save us from that.TNA need new girls ASAP

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Gail again? I love Gail but I’m REALLY getting tired to see in EVERY FEUD even if she is not champion! Mickie is THE KNOCKOUT CHAMPION and well she did not have a REAL feud against somebody (yes, you can say Velvet but I don’t considere her as her first feud). ODB deserve to be more utilize by Tna but why not against the KO champ Mickie james?!

    Like I said in the past, Gail IS the Ko division and unfortunately, it’s true! She was IN EVERY SINGLE PPV of the year and now she is going to feud with ODB? Till when, Bound for Glory? I hate to say this but Mickie’s reign is overshadow by Gail kim and her feud (Taryn and soon ODB). Yes, Mickie is giving us great promos at the end of the day it doesn’t matter because Gail’s performance will always be in the spotlight. Gail is ALWAYS in the spotlight and I’m getting tired of that.

    If early I told anybody that Mickie was a strong contender for wrestler of the year and Ko of the year, FORGET IT! Gail WILL be the Ko of the year and is the only Tna Ko who could be crowd wrestler of the year because unfortunately, Mickie’s reign is overshadow by Gail kim and if it comtinue like this, Mickie will end her reign badly because Tna don’t pay as much as attention as they pay to Gail.

    TNA, LET YOUR F***CKING CHAMPION SHINE AND THE OTHER KO (even if the division is REALLY short) who are not GAIL KIM SHINE! WE SAW GAIL TO MUCH!

    By the way, how ORIGINAL is that to debuting a feud like your the debut of the last feud of the division(Gail and Taryn). That is SAME thing with Gail having problems with the referee and she slap her and then there is a feud like the Taryn Gail feud, Erh….

    Also, I don’t want a face turn from Gail because I know she will be push even more that she is now and she will gain thh Ko championship just after her facee turn which is something I don’t want because she had and the spotlight for a too long time and some other girls like ODB, even Taryn or Mickie and Tess couod be champion(or just new Ko).

    • http://myworld.ebay.com/ferociouscougar 09DHK

      TNA already chose Taryn Terrel as Knockout of the Year, so yeah. Anyways, I do agree with you on keeping Gail heel, but I think TNA should’ve just went forward with a heel/heel feud since it’s something that’s rarely done in wrestling; let alone the women’s division. Also, in Gail’s defense, during Velvet’s lackluster reign, she was the only active heel other than Tara (whom Velvet beat for the title, and again in the rematch, so it would’ve been redundant to have Tara vs Velvet in 50,000 matches in which we ALL knew Velvet would go over for some reason). Plus, Gail (along with Tara) is pretty much the go-to person to get lesser talent over as credible in-ring talent (i.e. Tessmacher and Taryn; Idk what happened in Velvet’s case), and is considered a TNA Original/Legend, and you know how TNA marks out for legends (*cough* Hogan *cough* Hardy *cough*). But yeah, Velvet had her rematch and she LOST, which means she has no right challenging for the title, and quite frankly is inferior to the rest of the Knockouts (including Taryn) in terms of wrestling ability.

      • Superstar77

        Well by your logic Mickie shouldn’t have received the rematch in which she beat Velvet for the title. Because Velvet had beaten her a few weeks earlier and Mickie had no grounds for a rematch. But of course you won’t mention that will you.

        • http://myworld.ebay.com/ferociouscougar 09DHK

          Actually, if you wanna be technical, Velvet beat TARA for the Knockouts Title, not Mickie. So by my logic, the previous champion shouldn’t be feuding with the new champion if the previous champion loses their contractual rematch for the title. Since Tara lost her rematch to Velvet, that means Tara no longer had the right to challenge Velvet for the title since she lost her chance. Mickie initially won Number One Contendership from Tessmacher mainly because TNA was in the process of turning Mickie heel to take the title from Velvet (since Velvet went over the only other active heels, Tara and Gail), and they wanted to stick to the typical babyface/heel format. Besides, I’m pretty sure Velvet beat Mickie with an inside cradle (as opposed to her finisher), so the rematch was most likely based on that, combined with the plans to turn her heel AND the publicity she’s been getting outside of TNA.

        • http://myworld.ebay.com/ferociouscougar 09DHK

          Also, Velvet lost HER Number One Contender’s match against then-champion Tara. “But of course you won’t mention that will you?”

          • Superstar77

            I know Velvet lost that match against Tara. The difference is Tara was a heel Velvet was face and Tara only won because Jesse held Velvet’s leg down from the outside. I hardly call that clean so Velvet did have a reason to get a rematch unlike Mickie. Your just being hater as usual.

  • Rhawk

    Wait wait wait, hold up… ODB is an ACTIVE COMPETITOR?!? Wooooooah! I’m floored, I always thought she was a referee!!! *sarcasm*

  • Superstar77

    I see all the Velvet Sky haters are out in full force. I’m shocked Ed hasn’t posted yet.

    Anyway I don’t get why you people are getting mad even if Velvet gets another rematch she probably won’t win and will be used as way to set up Taryn vs Mickie for the title. So Velvet haters relax she’s not getting the title back. I don’t like it but it’s obvious TNA doesn’t want her to have it.

  • MrMexican99

    I don’t understand why people get so mad because Velvet is in the spoilers. Seriously? TNA only has 5 active knockouts and 1 inactive. They are making the best out of their current situation.

  • misschrissi7

    Prediction for BFG. 4 way match for the KOs title. Gail vs Velvet vs Mickie vs ODB with ODB winning the title.

  • kewlkatz

    I wish Velvet would just disappear already… Absolutely worthless in the ring.