TNA Knockouts PPV taping features Serena Deeb’s return match; Daffney shows up independently
Well, it had a difficult birth – with most of the former Knockouts banding together and turning down offers to work the show – but TNA have managed to put together a Knockouts only PPV as part of their taped “One Night Only” series after all, and managed to pull a coup out of the bag by featuring Serena Deeb‘s first match since October 2011. Deeb took on fellow OVW trainee Mickie James in the match, which it is believed will likely air in the July or August slot on TNA’s One Night Only calendar. (X-Travaganza will air in April, the Jokers Wild Tag Tournament in May, and TNA’s live Slammiversary will air in June). All of the early matches were termed as qualifiers for the main event “Queen of TNA” Gauntlet match, which is TNA’s Royal Rumble style timed-entrance Battle Royale with the final two facing off in a pinfall/submission standard match.
Interestingly, one former Knockout did show up despite not being booked – as Daffney, fresh off resolving litigation with the company, was seen protesting the show with an “I’m here independently” sign (in reference to her threat to challenge the so-called ‘Independent Contractor’ clause in TNA contracts).
Click back after the break for an exclusive pic of Daffney & Amber O’Neal at the show, along with full results, which also saw the return of other former Knockouts, a former Diva, Gut Check competitors and independent talent
TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown
1. Gail Kim pinned Alissa Flash with the Eat Defeat.
2. Lei’D Tapa pinned Ivelisse Velez with a side slam.
3. Tara pinned Mia Yim with the Widow’s Peak.
4. Brooke Tessmacher pinned Santana Garrett with the Tess-Shocker.
5. ODB defeated Trinity with the BAM.
6. Jacqueline pinned Taryn Terrel
7. Hannah Blossom defeated Taeler Hendrix & Sojo Bolt, pinning Hendrix with a bicycle kick.
8. Velvet Sky pinned Jillian Hall with the In Yo Face
9. Mickie James pinned Serena Deeb with a Mickie DDT
10. Gail Kim pinned Mickie James in the finals of the Gauntlet match to win the Queen of TNA tiara via rollup.
– Order of Entry: Hannah Blossom, Gail Kim, Lei’D Tapa, Tara, Mickie James, Miss Tessmacher, Jacqueline, ODB, Velvet Sky
– Order of Elimination: Hannah Blossom, Lei’D Tapa, Jacqueline, ODB, Velvet Sky, Miss Tessmacher, Tara, Mickie James
– Madison Rayne (who announced via twitter today that she is pregnant) came into the ring to present Gail Kim with the tiara, but Gail forced Madison to leave the ring while she posed for the crowd.
Results via Wrestling News World