Tasha Steelz continues to prove why she is currently the Knockouts World Champion.
Just days before she is set to face four previous champions in the first-ever Queen of the Mountain match at Slammiversary, she was successful in a tag team victory alongside Savannah Evans. They defeated two women who will be in the Queen of the Mountain match, Jordynne Grace and Mia Yim.
As the match reached its conclusion, Steelz found herself in a predicament where she needed to tag out. However, Evans was laid out on the ringside floor and not on the apron to receive the tag from her teammate. This gave Yim and Grace the advantage to use their numbers advantage on the champion.
Unfortunately for Yim and Grace, after Grace hits a springboard splash in the corner, Steelz ducks a clothesline and Yim inadvertently nails her own partner. Taking advantage of this error, Steelz rolls up Grace to get the pin and the win.
After the match, the other two competitors in the upcoming Queen of the Mountain match Chelsea Green and Deonna Purrazzo were backstage. They were questioned if they would be forming some type of a team in the upcoming Queen of the Mountain match. Purrazzo says there are no teams in this type of match while Green says with everyone else in the match forming some type of team (Yim & Grace, Steelz having Evans at ringside) then they would be fools not to form some type of alliance. Purrazzo and Green agree that at the end of the day, there can only be one Queen of the Mountain and Knockouts World Champion.
The second Knockouts match this week had Alisha taking on the undefeated Masha Slamovich. Slamovich shockingly made short work of Havok a few weeks ago and would go on to defeat Alisha making her 11-0.
Also set for Slammiversary this Sunday, June 19, the Knockouts World Tag Team Titles will be defended as The Influence go up against the newly reformed team of Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary. Still a bit leery of Valkyrie’s selfish past, Rosemary seemed convinced that Team Ragnarok could win the tag team gold this weekend and help get Havok back.
Slammiversary – June 19
- Tasha Steelz (c) vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Mia Yim vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Chelsea Green – Queen of the Mountain for the Knockouts World Title w/Special Guest Enforcer Mickie James
- The Influence (c) vs. Team Ragnarok – Knockouts World Tag Team Titles
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