TNA Knockouts Blocked from Competing at Live Event


Fans in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, hoping to see Gail Kim and Brooke Tessmacher square off at TNA’s live event last night were left bitterly disappointed when they were left off the card due to issues with the Missouri Athletic Commission.

TNA were forced to pull several talents from the event — including Gail, Brooke and new TNA Champion Chris Sabin — because they didn’t have active licenses to compete as professional wrestlers in the state. Needless to say, the announcement was met with heavy jeers from the crowd at the start of the live event, according to reports. reports that the issue boiled down to an “oversight” by TNA management, which led to licenses being requested late.

TNA did offer a make-good for attendees by inviting them all backstage to meet the wrestlers after the show for free. Nonetheless, a pretty embarrassing situation for the company and a bummer for the Knockouts fans who attended.

Gail nor Brooke have commented on the incident on their Twitter accounts as yet.

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  • wwestarlee

    Well damn….

  • redsandman99

    A sucky situation that has even worse timing considering the widespread rumors of financials troubles.

  • richies88

    that was embarrassing but at least the fan were aloud to go back stage and meet the stars. i wonder what TOP TOP stars were there??

  • charovnica

    Well,how can you strive to be a competition to the most mainstream wrestling company out there and pull stuff like this? TNA really needs to put it together,I like when there is competition between the wrestling companies,so the last thing I’d want is for TNA to bankrupt.

  • Atlinator

    They have Impact in MO in September hopefully this keeps any similar issues from happening then.

  • divaindemise

    Sucks, especially since Tessmacher wrestles infrequently now.

  •!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

    Maybe this was meant to happen! Because if those who were supposed to wrestle at that show could’ve ended up being seriously injured!

    • Ambrose-DivaFan

      That’s what I was thinking!

  • Rhawk

    Yet another reason to see just how bad TNA is financially right now, which is a shame since no one wants to see competition die out, yet it seems like it’s more likely to happen than not with TNA at this moment in time.
    I also heard that some of the people were even refunded for the tickets they bought after the show which doesn’t really help TNA’s case.

  • Nostalgia

    Also there were only 300 ppl at the show, some of who left when they were told certain wrestlers couldn’t compete

  • therightone

    Lucky bastards, think about the poor people who had to watch Brooke fuck up simple moves while waving to the crowd to get them to pretend they care.

  • billy tyler

    bring back miss tessmacher bring back to tna the azztastic please tna please.