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Scrapped Knockouts Match Airs on International Impact (Full Match Report)

Diva Dirt reader, David Myles wrote in to tell us that a match scrapped from this past Thursday’s episode of Impact has aired internationally, particularly in Australia and the UK.

The match pit #1 Contender Roxxi and newcomer Rosie Lottalove against The Beautiful People’s Lacey Von Erich and Velvet Sky on the go-home show before tonight’s Slammiversary pay per view.

The Motor City Machine Guns came down on commetary, Roxxi’s music played and her and Rosie made their way to the ring in a pretty funny entrance. (Roxxi again wearing the brown outfit). The guns are horrified they have to be on commetary watching Rosie just to get on TV, but they call her ‘hot’ nonetheless. They replay the events from last week with Madison and Rosie. The opponents Velvet and Lacey enter (sans Madison Rayne), and the Guns compare entrances of Rosie and TBP. A few fat jokes and we get to the match.

Rosie starts off against Velvet, Velvet mocks Rosie by shaking her ‘thang’, to which Rosie shakes her own. Velvet charges and gets knocked down by Rosie before tagging in Lacey, who also mocks Rosie by walking in with her arms outstretched (a la trish mocking ‘fat’ lita), before shoving Rosie, who doesn’t move, Rosie shoves Lacey back and sends her into next week.

Lacey composes herself before attempting to bodyslam Rosie (yep…) even with Velvet’s encouragement she fails to lift Rosie, and Rosie easily slams Lacey before tagging in Roxxi who hits a sloppy dropkick on LVE, before Lacey tags in Velvet. Velvet charges and is dropped with a drop toe hold, she grabs Vel Vel with an arm wrench before allowing Rosie to tag herself in (after being slightly out of reach and missing the first tag attempt ~lulz) Rosie hits a standing axe-handle to Velvet before continuing to work over the arm. Roxxi (for some reason) is trying to get into the ring or around to Lacey, but anyway, manages to accidently distract the referee, allowing Velvet to pull Rosie’s hair and get her in position for LVE to hit her across the back of the leg with the infrequently seen ‘ugly stick’. Rosie sells it like she had been shot in the leg, and Lacey tags in and hits a double team ‘wish bone’ on Rosie, Lacey works over the leg before tagging Velvet back in.

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They hit a weird move, like the Bella Twins double team move (grab the leg, roll through, only the Beautiful People roll through and Rosie doesn’t move) instead Velvet rolls through and cheap shots Roxxi, before attempting a pin for a 1 count. Rosie does a nice summersault across the ring to get the hot (more like lukewarm) tag to Roxxi (pretty funny joke by the guns about it being the biggest roll they’ve ever seen).

Roxxi comes in fired up and takes down Lacey with a clothesline and a boot to the face, finding a 2 count on the pin after Velvet breaks it up. Rosie throws Velvet out of the ring with ease, sold really well by Velvet, (I thought she really did land face first for a second). Meanwhile Roxxi hits the voodoo drop on Lacey for the win!

Madison runs in and hits Roxxi in the back with the title belt, however Rosie clotheslines the hell out of Madison. While checking on Roxxi, Velvet jumps on Rosie’s back and starts choking her, Rosie throws her off with a snapmare like move and sets Velvet up for the Bonsai Drop, Lacey and Madison however, manage to push her off the ropes and crashing down to the outside. This leaves the 3 Beautiful People to beatdown Roxxi. Rosie attempts to enter the ring but is hit with a double dropkick by Velvet and Lacey. Madison seems to be trying to rip Roxxi’s nose off, she has her fingers up Roxxi’s nose, wrenching her head back, while Rosie is beaten down more by LVE and Vel Vel, TBP then pose in the ring to end the segment.

They then cut backstage to Matt Morgan, Eric Bischoff and Brooke Adams (to give you a rough idea of where the knockouts match is in my broadcast).

As Cryssi would do:

The Good: Rosie getting a chance to show the world what she’s got, also a little storyline progression with Roxxi VS TBP, however the 3 on 1 beatdowns are getting a bit old

The Bad: There wasn’t any ‘botches’ per sé but Lacey Von Erich’s presence in the ring, IMO was the ‘bad’ this week

The Ugly: The MMG’s fat jokes, although I chuckled at a few of them, the match was pretty much an excuse for the Guns to insult Rosie and her weight and fantasize over TBP.

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