As if the fans of TNA couldn’t get enough of the knockouts division on Impact Wrestling each week, women’s wrestling will be put on full display this Friday as the company presents Knockouts Knockdown 2013.
This pre-taped pay-per-view features some of the biggest names in women’s wrestling like Gail Kim, Tara, ODB, Velvet Sky and Mickie James, as well as some of the brightest stars on the independent scene.
If you love the knockouts division or women’s wrestling in general, you won’t want to miss this special edition TNA PPV.
Where: Impact Zone, Orlando, Fla.
When: Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET (Pre-Taped)
Watch: Pay-Per-View for $14.95 (check your local listings)
Live Stream: TNA On Demand
Full 2013 Knockouts Knockdown Card
Gail Kim vs. Alissa Flash
Ivelisse Velez vs. Lei'd Tapa
Tara vs. Mia Yim
Brooke Tessmacher vs. Santana Garrett
ODB vs. Trinity
Taryn Tarrell vs. Jackie Moore
Taeler Hendrix vs. Sojo Bolt vs. Hannah Blossom (three way match)
Velvet Sky vs. Jillian Hall
Mickie James vs. Serena Deeb
Winners all qualify for battle royal main event to crown the Queen of TNA.
Full Predictions for All Scheduled Matches
The quintessential TNA knockout, Gail Kim, will defeat Alissa Flash in what should be the most decisive finish of the night. Kim is the top performer in the division and should be protected that way.
Ivelisse Velez will pin Lei'd Tapa clean after a sloppy in-ring battle that features these two Gut Check participants.
In what should be the best pure wrestling match of the night, Tara will defeat indy wrestling star Mia Yim in a great battle. While this match could easily steal the show as best of the PPV, it won’t be given enough time to shine.
Despite Santana Garrett being the more experienced wrestler of the two, TNA’s investments in Brooke Tessmacher will give her the victory. Judging from Tessmacher’s previous in-ring work, this will end via a roll-up.
As soon as the nostalgia pop from seeing former WWE and TNA wrestler Trinity wears off, ODB will hit the ring and smash her in a glorified squash match. This is how to book the toughest face in the division.
As seen from Taryn Tarrell’s hardcore match with Gail Kim, this woman can work a hardcore match. While this bout doesn’t have any stipulation, Jackie Moore will bring a brutal edge with her attack, but Tarrell will steal the win.
For the purpose of building toward the future, Taeler Hendrix will pin Sojo Bolt with Hannah Blossom on the outside of the ring. Both TNA employees come out of this matchup looking strong.
In what has the potential to be the biggest train wreck of the night, Velvet Sky will beat Jillian Hall via a botched finish. Let’s just hope Hall doesn’t sing and Boogeyman isn’t around.
You may remember Serena Deeb as the woman that shaved her head to join CM Punk’s Straight Edge Society. While Deeb is a very talented wrestler and will put on a great show with current Knockout’s champion Mickie James, it will be the face of the division that gets the win.
Main Event Preview and Prediction
Once all the matches conclude, the winners will all square off in a huge battle royal to decide who is the Queen of TNA. Per my predictions, that match will include Gail Kim, Ivelisse Velez, Tara, Brooke Tessmacher, ODB, Taryn Tarrell, Taeler Hendrix, Velvet Sky and Mickie James.
Using standard battle royal rules as the guide for the final prediction (a wrestler is eliminated once they are thrown over the top rope and both feet hit the floor), this should be a wild main event.
Expect Taeler Hendrix and Ivelisse Velez to be the first two thrown out of the ring based on their inexperience. That will likely be followed up by the elimination of Brooke Tessmacher, Velvet Sky and Taryn Tarrell in the second wave because of their lackluster wrestling ability.
With only Kim, Tara, ODB and James left (all very talented in the ring), it will likely come down to just the two biggest stars in the company (Kim and James) going head to head.
That will ultimately lead to the current women’s champion winning the tournament.
Prediction: Mickie James becomes Queen of TNA.
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