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Perfect 10 of 2009: ODB (#5)

The Perfect 10 is back for a year-end special, counting down the top 10 Divas and Knockouts from the year gone by. Last year, Michelle McCool was #1 on the Perfect 10 of 2008, can she make it a repeat performance? Who has had the most memorable moments & matches of 2009? Check back over the next 10 days to find out how the countdown will unfold!

In 2009, ODB developed her character far enough along to be considered a serious title challenger. The year and a portion prior, she had received title shots and been given pushes but never to the same degree as she was this year. By year’s end, ODB was one of three women to have held the Knockouts Championship for not only the first time, but a second time too.

Her first accomplishment came when she earned a Knockouts Title match against Awesome Kong in February, a rematch of the exact same match at the exact same event a year prior.

In February, she began a ‘fan contest’ called “Win a Date with ODB” which was eventually won in March by one Cody Deaner. The relationship reinforced the slapstick humour that ODB had become known for. With Deaner by her side, ODB found herself in title contention in the summer and in August, she and Deaner defeated The Beautiful People in a tag team match for the gold. After the match however, Deaner took the title — ending his relationship with ODB. The title was held up on the next episode of Impact with the two battling at September’s pay per view, No Surrender for the belt. ODB earned the title once more.

Going into the company’s biggest pay per view of the year, Bound for Glory, ODB found herself in a feud with Awesome Kong & Tara but successfully defended her belt against them.

Nearing the end of the year, the Knockouts Champion had shown a darker side to herself. After Tara became the #1 Contender for the Knockouts Title, the once fan favourite changed her stripes and entered into a bitter rivalry with the former Diva. The two eventually battled for the belt in December with Tara defeating ODB for the title.

It’s been an eventful 2009 for the Knockout. Now established as a top title contender in the Knockouts division, 2010 seems like it will be getting off to a bang for ODB.

Check back tomorrow for #4

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