In a big shocker, The Beautiful People’s Madison Rayne was just crowned the Knockouts Championship moments ago at TNA’s LockDown pay per view. Rayne, who is also one half of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions with Velvet Sky, pinned Tara in a tag team match with all the gold on the line.
The finish came as Lacey Von Erich interfered from the outside, clocking Tara with one of the tag belts allowing Rayne to roll her up for the win. Under the rules of the bout, either Rayne or Sky could become the Knockouts Champion by pinning either Love or Tara.
The move is extremely surprising considering that Rayne has spent much of her time in TNA putting over other talents, with few wins of her own. At just 24 years old, she now shoots to the top of the Knockouts division.
Coincidentally, WWE also made a shocking title switch this week of their own — putting the Divas Championship on Eve Torres last Monday. It seems that both companies are giving the ball to the younger talents.
Rayne is unarguably the best worker among The Beautiful People and has worked extremely hard over the past year to establish herself in TNA. Congratulations to her!