Three and a half years after breaking her leg in a match in IWA: Mid South, Mickie Knuckles put that unfinished chapter in her life to bed by defeating her opponent in that match, Sara Del Rey, tonight at Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Girls Night Out 5, successfully retaining her AIW Women’s Championship in the process.
The broken leg was brought up in the match as Del Rey attacked the champion with kicks, before turning her attention to Knuckles’ arm in order to break that. However, Mickie fought back, avoided Sara’s third Capo Kick and nailed the challenger with a powerbomb to get the winning pinfall. The win is another feather in the cap of Knuckles, who is enjoying a renaissance in her career since leaving IWA:MS, spreading her wings and gaining new plaudits and accolades in wrestling promotions all over the US.
Elsewhere on the card, despite losing the opening match on the card to Marti Belle, Mia Yim became the number one contender to the championship by beating and bloodying Allysin Kay (Cherry Bomb didn’t make it to the show), rookie Veda Scott (who has just a year of ring time under her houndstooth belt) continued to impress fans, and Gabby Gilbert followed up her sneak attack on Portia Perez at GNO4 by using underhanded tactics again to defeat former champion Angel Dust.
Thanks to David Muscarella for the results, which you can read by clicking after the jump, as well as taking a look at what Allysin Kay looked like after her match:
1. Marti Belle defeated Mia Yim, who was accompanied to the ring by Allysin Kay. Marti got the win with a double knee to the face. After the match, Mia was attacked by Kay and Flexor Industries. The match was described as “really good” with “lots of hard kicks”.
2. KC beat Luscious Latasha with a modified version of the Cattle Mutilation.
3. Crazy Mary Dobson (a protege of Mad Man Pondo) pinned Miss Heidi following a top rope moonsault. The reports claim the match was a “little sloppy” but had “nice intensity”.
4. Gabby Gilbert defeated Angel Dust with a crossface after Angel Dust had powder thrown in her eyes by Chest Flexor.
5. Veda Scott pinned Kimber Lee following a DDT. The match was described as “fantastic”, and Veda was dubbed a “star in the making”.
It was announced that Cherry Bomb was not at the arena, as she had experienced problems at the Canada/US border. Mia Yim was her replacement, and she was out for revenge after being attacked following the opening contest.
6. Mia Yim defeated Allysin Kay after a “stiff match” with a corkscrew moonsault. Kay suffered a broken nose after taking one of Yim’s kicks square in the face.
7. Mickie Knuckles beat Sara Del Rey following a powerbomb to retain the AIW Women’s Championship.