Unfortunately for Madison Rayne, this was not a celebration of her becoming Knockouts Champion at TNA Hardcore Justice, but Brooke Hogan announcing that Miss Tessmacher would have her rematch against Madison Rayne later on the show, with her special guest, the referee of the match…
Before the match, Madison Rayne and Brooke Tessmacher were seen on split-screen backstage, as it was announced that the match would be next (After commercials)…
Knockouts – August 16, 2012 Impact Wrestling Match: TNA Women’s Knockout Championship Madison Rayne(c) vs. Brooke Tessmacher
—Brooke Tessmacher made her way to the ring first, followed by Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne. Brooke Hogan’s music then hit, and she introduced Taryn Terrell aka WWE Diva Tiffany, as the special referee for the match. The ladies locked up as Madison backed Brooke into a corner. Taryn broke it up, and Brooke returned the favor, with lock-up backing Rayne into a corner. After Taryn pulled Tessmacher off of Madison, Madison got a knee to Tessmacher, and controlled the match in the moments that followed, with numerous offense. Brooke was able to change the pace of the match with a spear, and got some offence of her own on Madison. This was cut short when Madison moved out of the way of a second-rope cross-body block. This led to Madison attempting to cheat with a roll-up, by using of the ropes for leverage. Taryn stopped Madison, to her dismay. As they argued, Brooke hit the Tess-Shocker on Madison for the win…
Winner(s):Brooke Tessmacher at 4:00
Thoughts: This was a noteworthy night for the Knockouts, with two segments of the show. Taryn Terrell‘s debut was unexpected. Especially as she has been pursuing a career in acting (See: Taryn Terrell Update). It is unclear whether Taryn will be the full-time referee of the Division, or a Knockout. Frankly, put her with Taeler Hendrix, and add a new team to the Division. The two would complement each other nicely.
Lethalwow.com writer Bobby Calloway wrote a nice column this week, in which he wrote about the potential Taryn Terrell had in the WWE (CLICK HERE TO READ).
We got Brooke Hogan involved both segments—which was a change, since she had primarily only been in backstage segments since her stint as Executive of the Knockouts. She is not perfect, but not horrible by a long shot. She is decent, despite tripping live on television (LOL).
As for the match, it was forgettable. Certainly less stellar than Sunday’s match. Unfortunately, the chemistry between the two is not as good as what we saw with Brooke Tessmacher and Gail Kim.
Brooke Tessmacher is now a 2-Time Knockouts Champion. Madison’s reign lasted 4 days.
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