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IMPACT 9/13/12: TNT Friendship goes down the wrong road

16 Sep

Random note: Yes, I skipped some Diva news from RAW, NXT, etc. But this is recent so I’m doing it. The normal daily updates will be back after Night of Champions. – End of random note*

Following the match between the student and the teacher aka Tessmacher and Tara, TNA had to following it up so one of them can turn heel to further their storyline for the future episodes. Tara comes to the ring and wants to congratulate the Knockouts Champion, Miss Tessmacher. Tess comes to the ring, and Tara says a speech and puts the title around her best friends waste. She tells the champion to go basically celebrate with the fans by going to the ropes so Tessmacher goes to two corners and to the third one. When she gets off the third corner, she is congratulated by a clothesline from Tara followed by the grand finale of the widows peak. Brooke erm I mean Miss Tessmacher is laying in the ring now. Probably confused at what has just transpired.

My thoughts: We all knew this was going to happen once Tara came to the ring but It was nice anyways. I was really hoping for Tara to hit Tess with the belt once it was handed over to her but oh well. It was a different segment especially with the Knockouts because that has never happend before. I was still hoping that Tessmacher would turn heel since everyone in the IMPACT Zone loves Tara and can’t cheer against her so it will be hard for Tess to get back over with the crowd. I’m excited to see how they will further this storyline, and I’m hoping that it will continue because I enjoy these two together because they are legit best friends and their using real life to turn it into a storyline AND they have a bunch of chemistry which is helping them put on entertaining matches.

IMPACT 8/30/12: ODB finally gets her fried chicken and beer

31 Aug

In the shortest match of the year, ODB makes her long awaited return to face Madison Rayne. So how did this match come about you may ask. First Madison Rayne comes out to tell Brooke Hogan that she wants her rematch, she calls out Miss Tessmacher but instead 1/2 of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions, ODB comes out and says Hogan told her that she is having a match. This leads to them having a match-up.

Not even lasting very long – not even a minute surprisingly – with ODB picks up the victory. At the beginning of the match Rayne starts to yell at ODB which makes ODB spit her drink into Madison’s face, gets some clotheslines in and hits a drop to pick up the win. While the ODB is celebrating some music we haven’t heard in a while hits, and out comes her husband E.Y. WITH the beer and friend chicken, that his wife has been asking for in the last few weeks. Eric Young gives a few cheap plugs about his new show, blah blah. ODB asks him where her husband went, which leads him to stripping off his suit and revealing a speedo with the USA flag on it. ODB jumps into her lovers arms and lays a big ‘ol kiss on him.

IMPACT 8/23/12: Tessmacher makes a challenge to her BFFE

24 Aug

It’s OPEN FIGHT NIGHT, and the Knockouts Champion is making her way down the ramp. Who will she challege? Madison Rayne? Gail Kim? hmm… She gets on the mic and says she wants to know if she can beat the one person who taught her so much. She calls out her best friend and mentor, Tara. Broken, broken, broken, says the music as it rings throughout the crowd… Tara accepts the challenge! And then Taryn Terrell’s music plays, weird because no other refs have custom songs and trons… but nonetheless, she is the referee for this match (just like rest of the other KO matches).To the match: Miss Tessmacher was somewhat sloppy at the beginning but put herself back together toward the end. Tess impressed me throughout this match because Tara is a veteran in the wrestling business and Brooke doesn’t have as much experience like she does, and she proved that she deserves to be the champion. Both women definately put up a wonderful battle. Tara ended up picking up the victory. So that answers Tess’ question: No, you can’t beat her… but us fans would sure love to see Tara get a title shot 🙂

I’m thinking that Texas’ charm, Tessmacher will turn heel due to the fact that her actions after the match were kind of like shock, and it would be the perfect heel turn move since Tara is so over with the crowd. I’m interested to see if this match will lead to a possible feud.. I’m all for other Knockouts getting a change other than Gail Kim and Madison Rayne so hook me up.

Hardcore Justice 2012: The queen Bee Rayne kills Tess’ streak

13 Aug

After hardly any buildup for their match at Hardcore Justice, Madison Rayne and Tessamacher are ready to kick some butt. With some pre buildup before the match, Madison Rayne has an interview with Jeremy Borash telling the Knockouts Champion that she doesn’t need to cheat to win because she became three time Knockouts champion and 2 time tag team champion without any help. She blows Earl Hebner a kiss, as he is not only her crush but the referee for this match-up.

A minute or so video package is shown about the highlights of Madison Rayne and Earl Hebners relationship – from houseshow clips to current clips. Leading to the Knockouts match happening next, as a overly excited Christy Hemme is shown and IT’S KNOCKOUTS TIME!

These two Divas didn’t really work that well in their first bout together on IMPACT but this match was heaps better. Both Knockouts had their time to shine in some back and forth action. At the end of the match is where the suspense began. Brooke… i mean Miss Tessmacher hit the elbow drop, which lead to Madison rolling over close to the ropes. Hebner started to count and sneaky little Madison put her foot on the rope. With everything going on in the past episodes of Impact, Tess thought he was cheating as Rayne took her foot of the rope before she could look. Actually he was telling the truth… sometimes it hurts. Surprisingly Mr. Ref didn’t have to cheat this time for Rayne to pick up the victory as she rolled up the Knockouts Champion while she was arguing with the ref to become the NEW KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION. She celebrates outside of the ring screaming “This is where it belongs!” at Tessmacher, who is sitting in the ring being upset.

IMPACT 8/9/12: We find Tessmacher, Rayne makes a “statement”

11 Aug

We FINALLY found the Knockouts Champion, Tessmacher… Sure she made an appearance last week but she wasn’t actually in action. This week she will be facing Gail Kim… so much for giving the match at the PPV some build up IMPACT. Pretty good match compared to the other matches these two have had together in the past. Tess is improving so much and so fast. At the beginning of the match, Gail Kim tries to attack Miss Tessmacher from behind but she saw it coming so it didn’t happen. This leads to some out of the ring action, which we only see in IMPACT with the females… this is what I love!

The Knockouts champion does a some-what bulldog to pick up the victory. Oh, by the way Earl Hebner is the referee for this match, you might want to know that for the upcoming segment. Well… Miss Killer Queen, Madison Rayne makes her way down the ramp and lays a big ol’ kiss on Hebner as Tessmacher looks on is disgust, as do we all watching at home, I couldn’t even imagine being that close. YUCK! Madison smiles and leaves the ring signaling that she is going to be the next champion. Oh, and I’m pretty sure that the commentators stated that Earl Hebner is also going to be the referee this Sunday for the PPV… Oh great. Goodbye Tess title reign, we’ll miss you.

Oh and thanks to Lee South, the photographer for IMPACT for finally giving us tons of Knockout digitals unlike usual.

IMPACT 8/2/12: Contender named for championship following controversy

5 Aug

Finally a Knockouts match that can determine a match that can involve the champion! Miss Tessmacher comes out for commentary. As announced in the preview the match is Tara vs Mickie James vs Madison Rayne vs Gail Kim. In case you’re wondering, yes Earl Hebner is sadly the referee (I was rooting for Tara too 😉 ) Well, all of the Knockouts get pretty much the same amount of time and the Knockouts go all out when Gail Kim suplexes Tara off the top rope, we won’t see that in “the other company”. Tara rolls Madison Rayne for the pin, and gets the three count although Hebner declares Rayne as the winner. After many replays, it is clear the Madison’s shoulders were BOTH down, but that doesn’t change the decision. Madison celebrates with the referee as Tara is upset in the ring, as we all would. Tessmacher, the Knockouts Champion, also was excited that Tara was winning, as she said many times during commentary that she would love to face her… dreams shattered. Either way, Tess will be ready to defend her gold.

Also during IMPACT, we were blessed with a backstage segment featuring the women of the match (before the match happend). Madison Rayne is backstage with Earl Hebner, who is holding a handful of gifts. Madison says she doesn’t want gifts, she wants his affection and that’s why she kissed him, although she takes the gifts anyway… okay. Thank goodness this segment is interrupted by Rayne’s bestie, Gail Kim! Gail is wondering what is going on. Rayne tells Kim that Earl is going to call the #1 contender match “right down the middle” because he’s a “professional”… like we actually believe that one bit. Tara and Mickie James are shown warming up for their match afterwards.

Madison Rayne is now #1 contender following controversy from Earl Hebner… but honestly at this upcoming PPV I really hope that the ending doesn’t turn out how it has been the last two weeks. It was fine the first week but now it’s getting annoying. The match for the title should be fair in my opinion but knowing TNA some odd pointless twist will happen.

What’s going to happen on IMPACT next week?

28 Jul

TNA has added another preview to their website about next week. Their preview surprisingly adds in the Knockouts… and something about Brooke Hogan. UGH!

The following is suppose to take place at IMPACT:

* TNA Knockouts executive Brooke Hogan makes her return to IMPACT for the first time since the brutal attack by The Aces & 8s gang on her legendary father, “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan

* In Knockouts action, it will be Mickie James vs. Gail Kim vs. Madison Rayne vs. Tara in a four-way #1 Contenders match for a shot at the Knockouts Championship

Okay, time for my long awaited opinion, just kidding, but seriously. Where is the freaking Knockouts Champion Miss Tessmacher? If I’m correct, she has been “missing” from Impact for about three weeks. When Gail Kim was champion she was used almost every week. This is getting so annoying, and seriously where is Winter, Rosita and Sarita? Their so “useless” they can’t even participate in this match to ‘try’ to become #1 contender? seriously. It’s pretty much obvious TNA likes Mickie James way to much for some weird reason she is way to overrated and she’s not even that good (unpopular opinion) and that’s why I believe that she will be facing Brooke (insert angry face) UNLESS Earl Hebner is the referee and FINALLY someone new (Madison) can have a shot at the championship since the other three Knockouts are to “irrelevant” in TNA’s eyes.

Well there’s my “Rant” about how stupid and predictable TNA is becoming…