There’s no doubt that the Knockouts have always been a staple to TNA. Being the group of talented women they are, they bring a level of intensity, skill, and beauty to the product as a whole. But lately, it’s been obvious that the Knockouts Division is getting stronger and more competitive everyday. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen two Knockouts added to the Roster who have a solid history in the sport of pro-wrestling.
On September 15, IMPACT unveiled newcomer, Laurel Van Ness. She brought sass and a charisma as soon as she entered the IMPACT Zone.
But here’s the catch 22, she was introduced by Maria-Kanellis Bennett, The Leader of the Knockouts. And Maria let the world know that she was there to replace Allie! Will Laurel Van Ness serve as another one of Maria’s peons?
Later on that night in IMPACT, Laurel Van Ness had her debut in a Gauntlet Style Match. We watched her fight alongside Knockouts like Sienna and Gail Kim.
On Thursday, Laurel Van Ness will get another chance to defeat a Knockout. This time, she will be competing against long-time veteran to IMPACT Wrestling, Madison Rayne.
Recently, Laurel Van Ness told TNA Management, “This is a match that I’ve been preparing for my entire life. You see, Daddy hires only the best for his baby girl. The best nutritionist, the best trainers, the best everything. And you see, I highly doubt Madison’s daddy has the black card to afford the best. I mean does she even know what a black card is?! Poor thing! But back to this match with Madison, I’m always prepared, I stay prepared!”
How will Madison Rayne respond to such an attitude? And will she be able to put Laurel Van Ness in her place? After all, experience and strength are highly important in the sport of pro-wrestling.
Watch these two go one-on-one this Thursday at 8/7c on IMPACT on POP, right before heading to Bound For Glory on Oct. 2!
But, if you want to see more from the Knockouts before then, check out The Ladies of TNA Wrestling-Volume 2 DVD. You’ll see the likes of Madison Rayne, Gail Kim, and Marti Belle.