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AJ Lee picked up a big win over former Divas champion Layla. Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim built interest for their Last Knockout Standing match at Slammiversary with an intense backstage brawl. Mickie James recaptured the Knockouts title.
Which woman did enough to capture the top spot in the Diva Digest Fave Five?
Without further ado, here is this week's Fave Five!
5. Velvet Sky
The Knockouts champion refused to allow her knee injury to prevent her from defending her title against Mickie James on Thursday's Impact Wrestling. Unfortunately for Velvet, Mickie targeted that injury and defeated the resilient Sky for the title.
Velvet's second Knockouts title reign came to a disappointing conclusion but it is unlikely that her days as a champion in TNA are over.
4. Gail Kim
Gail continued to toot her own horn, referring to herself as the best women's wrestler in the world. She took great pride in attacking Velvet and her own tag partner, Tara, before wrapping their legs around the ring post and applying the figure four.
Gail would pay for her braggadocios attitude when her Slammiversary opponent Taryn Terrell attacked her.
3. Taryn Terrell
Speaking of Taryn Terrell, the beautiful blonde from New Orleans comes in at number three because of her fearless attack of Gail Kim in the backstage area, despite knowing about the violent attacks Gail had perpetrated on both Velvet Sky and Tara in the weeks.
At her core, Taryn's character has been that of a young woman who was verbally abused as a referee by Gail Kim. No longer able (or willing) to take the abuse, she stood up to the experienced in-ring competitor and, since then, has made quite a go at it as an in-ring performer.
Now, she is charged with facing Gail Kim in the first-ever Last Knockout Standing match at Slammiversary. Unfortunately for Taryn, she may have bitten off more than she can chew
2. AJ Lee
As she prepares to challenge Kaitlyn for the Divas championship in the very near future, AJ squared off with Layla on Raw and picked up a huge victory over the former title-holder.
AJ has done a very good job of reminding fans of her in-ring abilities and as her title opportunity nears, expect her to continue utilizing the Black Widow submission hold and playing mind games with her one-time friend.
1. Mickie James
The former Divas and Women's champion added to her TNA Knockouts championship resume, capitalizing on Velvet Sky's knee injury to capture her third Knockouts title.
Whether this signals the beginning of a heel turn that could freshen up Mickie's character and result in more television time and a return to a more layered character remains to be seen.