IMPACT Wrestling has been providing exciting new talent to their Knockouts roster in the past several weeks. This has created a fresh take on the division that already shines through with their amazing talent. There were two matches that took place and both had a debut.
First, was Tasha Steelz making her debut facing Kylie Rae and then we witnessed Kimber Lee who showed up last week facing Havok. As reported earlier, Steelz had an impressive first outing, but she was no match for the red hot Rae. Rae has been on a winning streak since debuting for the company and she continued it when she applied her submission, the STF, on Steelz.
After the match, Rae had a unique confrontation with Susie who was confused with her last name. Once she realized that Kylie’s last name was Rae as in a ray of sunshine she seemed to comprehend. The interaction between these two should lead to something interesting, to say the least.
The next match was one that was built from last week’s debut of Kimber Lee on Madison Rayne‘s Locker Room Talk. She confronted Havok by saying that the two know each other and that she is looking forward to climbing the Knockouts division in being the Crown Jewel. Havok is coming off of a loss from Rebellion against Rosemary and would like nothing more than a win against someone from her past.
Lee isn’t the only new Knockout that has familiarity with Havok. Nevaeh showed up at Rebellion to watch Havok’s match. These two know each other from other promotions as well and are currently the Guardians of RISE Champions for Rise Wrestling. Nevaeh showed up mid-match between these two as she stood off to the side of the ramp in the back watching intently. It is not fully known what her intentions are at this point.
Unlike Steelz who was unable to pick up a win from her debut, Lee was able to punch out a win with some brass knuckles. While the referee was chased off by an angry Havok, she turned around to Lee who was perched up on the top turnbuckle. We saw that she was equipped with the weapon unbeknownst to Havok herself.
This was enough for Lee to pick up the win. As she exited up the ramp she gave a little wave to Nevaeh who was still looking on without a reaction.
Also on tonight’s show we saw a video package for Kiera Hogan. You can view this below:
This video hypes up Hogan stating that for the past five years she has been in the passenger seat watching others guide her. She hasn’t just been watching however as she has been learning and seeing her mistakes. Now it is about her and to prove that she is the hottest flame.
Let’s get into the Winners & Losers of the week:
WINNER: Kimber Lee
Kimber pulls out a big win from her debut. It isn’t clear if Nevaeh is going to be working with Havok or Kimber at this point, but we do know the common thread and that is that she has been watching Havok closely. I am very interested to see how all of this will pan out. Winning dirty in her first match is a nice touch as well.
She was impressive through the match and being no stranger to gold since she is the current SHIMMER Champion, I can see her heading up the ladder quickly.
I don’t know why, but I love the Susie character. To me, it is strangely more creepy as this then her Su Yung persona. The news earlier in the week that she has re-signed with the company is a huge win as well for not only her but the fans of the Knockouts division as well. I hope to see her feud with Kylie because I think it would be fun to see it play out, especially if she goes back and forth as Yung during the feud.
Havok hasn’t been picking up many wins lately. Coming off of a loss from Rebellion and now this loss to a debuting Kimber isn’t helping her. If Nevaeh is going to be with her instead of against her this could drastically change her recent course for the better. It doesn’t seem like she has done well though since she is being watched.
What did you think of this week’s IMPACT? Who were your Winners & Losers? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.