This week on TNA Impact, the TNA Knockouts were given some good time, and delivered in a 8-woman tag team match. On Raw we also saw a multi-woman match when Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim and Eve Torres faced Maryse, Michelle McCool and Layla
TNA Knockouts – March 22, 2010 Impact Match:
8-Knockouts Tag Team Match
Tara, Angelina, Sarita & Taylor vs. Daffney & The Beautiful People
—TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky made their way to the ring first, with Lacey Von Erich. Daffney then made her entrance with Tara’s spider Poison. A recap was shown of Destination X (TNA Knockouts – Destination X 2010 results), followed by Tara making her way to the ring, with intent to regain her spider. Daffney threatened to step on the spider; however, the Beautiful People attacked Tara from behind. As the 4-on-1 beat-down preceded, Angelina Love, Sarita and Taylor Wilde ran down and made the save, which was followed by a commercial.
Back from the commercial break, the match was on it’s way, with Angelina Love making a pin attempt on Madison after hitting a flying clothesline. Taylor was tagged in, and came of the top ropes with a double arm sledge. She then got a neck-breaker on Velvet who was tagged in, and she proceeded to tag in Sarita. Sarita then suffered a snapmare and a kick from Velvet, who then tagged in Lacey. Lacey, then hit an actual good forearm and then a kick; however, she botched a dropkick bump. Madison was tagged in, which didn’t fair well, Tara then hit her with her slingshot leg-drop for a cover. Tara didn’t fear well after being clocked by Daffney, a triple team then followed. Daffney was tagged in, and taunted Tara with the spider. Tara then grabbed Daffney by the neck, which was done nicely; however, Velvet was tagged in. Soon, the match fell apart, with all the ladies brawling inside the ring and at ringside. What followed was finisher after finisher by each woman. Which was interesting to see the current finishers for each girl…with Madison Rayne and Sarita especially. The match ended with Daffney hitting her “Lobotomy” on Tara for the win.
Winner(s): Daffney & The Beautiful People
Thoughts: After coming off a good Knockouts match at Destination X, this was great action, and great continuity. With the exception of Hamada and ODB, this was essentially the entire Knockouts Division. In which case, despite all the loses, they are not in an entirely bad place. The weaker wrestlers in the match; Velvet Sky did great, and so did Lacey, despite botching Sarita’s drop kick. Not-to-mention Lacey should be commended on taking and selling the Widow’s peak well. With more training, Lacey has a bright future. Most importantly, the Knockouts got decent TV time!, and we are moving forward with the feud between Daffney and Tara.
WWE Divas – March 22, 2010 Raw Match:
Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim & Eve vs. Maryse, Michelle & Layla
—The Slam of the week was shown, which was highlights from last week’s Divas run-ins (March 15, 2010 Raw report). Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim and Eve were shown in the ring, accompanied by Mickie James and Kelly Kelly at ringside. Maryse, Michelle McCool and Layla then made their way to the ring, accompanied by Vickie Guerrero and Alicia Fox.
Michelle and Gail started the match, with Gail hitting an early headscissors take down. She dominated until Michelle countered her offense into her “faith breaker” finisher for the win. This was under a minute, with no tags.
Winner(s): Maryse, Michelle & Layla at 58 seconds
Thoughts: While Gail and Michelle worked together well as usually, this was pretty pathetic. Considering, amazing athletes like Beth Phoenix, Gail and McCool were in the ring, it seemed like an afterthought. The male wrestlers got their WrestleMania XXVI build; however, at this time, it is still unclear what Divas match we will see at WrestleMania XXVI.