On August 2, 2012 on Impact Wrestling, Madison Rayne (Profile) won a 4-Way match against Gail Kim, Tara, and Mickie James, to become #1 contender for the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship. On August 12, 2012 at TNA Hardcore Justice 2012, Madison Rayne will challenge Knockouts Champion Miss Tessmacher (Profile & Pictures) for the belt. The outcome of the match can go either way.
Here are predictions from Lethalwow.com Writers…
Bobby Calloway: For this first title match, I think Brooke will retain. It’s just not good booking to trigger a title change on the first encounter, plus Brooke is in the midst of her first title reign and TNA do seem to be high on her. I doubt she’ll lose the title or if she’ll even continue to feud with Madison after the match is over. Since Madison now has Earl Hebner wrapped around her finger, I see things going one of three ways:
*Brooke Hogan steps in and stops Earl from being the referee for the match. She may even name a special guest ref such as Tara or even herself. Thus we get a sense of unpredictability, wondering if Madison can win the match on her own without Earl’s help.
*The match ends in a double countout or a No Contest. The women end up brawling to the stage and go past the ten count or else Madison uses a steel chair or something, thinking Earl will let it slide but he is forced to disqualify her. This serves as a building block to a second match. Perhaps the above scenario could take place at a second match?
*Earl screws Madison by helping Brooke to win. He reveals he knows that she’s playing him in order to win matches and won’t be fooled by her.
Whatever the case, I see Brooke walking out of the PPV still champion. I don’t know why but I just feel that this feud with Madison is filler to give Brooke one or two successful title defences to look strong before they have her feud with Tara. Perhaps even a triple threat given that Tara did technically win the #1 contender’s match last week?
: My predictions?… Madison Rayne in a scewy finish
. It’s that time of the year again, for the repeat of last years, Winter-Mickie-Winter title change, I sense Madison picking up with win with help of Hebner, maybe Brooke Hogan calls out the screwy finish at impact and either Ms. Tessmacher is rewarded back the championship or they vacate it and we get a rematch and either woman wins. Either way, I’m 54% to 46% favoring Madison.
: I see Madison Rayne winning the match, but Brooke Hogan comes out, “fires” Hebner and re-starts the match. Brooke Tessmacher
then ends up winning after her new Elbow Drop or Reverse DDT maneuver.
: This match can go either way, this is TNA after all. Like Kevin said, last year’s Winter-Mickie title exchanges is a prime example.
While TNA may be high on Brooke Tessmacher, Madison Rayne has been the forefront of the Division on many occasions, and for a long time, held the title of longest reigning Knockouts Champion. It would be no surprise if TNA wanted to crown her a 4-Time Knockouts Champion.
My honest opinion is either ladies can walk away Champion, the knockouts division has not particularly been predictable. However, I will go with Brooke Tessmacher. I will give the edge to the Champion, and considering that Madison Rayne has already had two screwy finishes, it seems too predictable to have her win again. Although, the build up to Madison’s crush has spanned numerous weeks… winning the title would be a huge payoff.
TNA Hardcore Justice 2012, will take place on August 12, 2012—at the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida on Pay-Per-Veiw.
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