The January 19 episode of IMPACT featured several Knockouts matches.
New Knockouts World Champion Mickie James kicked off the show, attempting to celebrate her victory, however Bully Ray quickly interrupted her. They went back and forth about who truly main-evented Hard to Kill before Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans interrupted. Steelz staked her claim for another title shot before Evans attacked Mickie. Frankie Kazarian and Jordynne Grace made the save to set up the first match of the night.
The Knockouts primarily worked with Mickie often getting picked apart. Bully slammed Mickie at one point and pulled her hair. Grace lifted Bully up, but Bully escaped and left the match. In the end, Mickie pinned Steelz to secure the victory, but Masha Slamovich made her presence known to remind the new champ who her next challenger is.
In a largely one-sided match, Deonna Purrazzo beat Ashley D’Amboise. Purrazzo nailed a pop-up powerbomb followed by Queen’s Gambit for the three.
Next up, Taylor Wilde and Killer Kelly clashed for the first time. This was a physical contest with neither woman backing down from what the other was serving. Kelly showed her more sadistic side, seemingly enjoying the pain that Wilde inflicted. In the home stretch, they traded roll-up attempts until Kelly applied the Killer Clutch for the submission win.
Backstage, Gisele Shaw pitched getting a tag team title rematch against The Death Dollz. Santino Marella said he will pick Shaw’s partner for next week since no one wants to team with her.
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