On the April 17, 2014 airing of Impact Wrestling, Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne faced-off with Velvet Sky in a streetfight…
TNA Wrestling – April 17, 2014 Knockouts Match
Madison Rayne vs. Velvet Sky
—Angelina Love and Velvet Sky made their way to the ring first, and waited at the bottom of the ramp for Madison Rayne to make her entrance. The announcers mentioned Angelina’s win over ODB, Brittany and Gail Kim to become #1 contender for the Knockouts title (April 10, 2014 Edition of TNA iMPACT!), stating that Velvet Sky was instrumental in Love’s win. Velvet Sky who was ready to swing away at Madison Rayne with a kendo stick was instead attacked from behind by Madison. Angelina Love retreated up the ramp—away from Madison, Velvet Sky then ran into a kick from Madison in a sneak attack attempt. Back in he ring, Velvet Sky was able to recover, with kicks to Madison as she rolled into the ring.
Madison controlled in the moments that followed. A small flurry of offense by Madison was cut short when Angelina Love dragged Velvet out of the ring. Madison then grabbed The Beautiful People by the hair—dragging them up to the apron. She was instead sling shotted into the ring by Love and Sky. Velvet then armed herself with a cookie sheet and hit Madison with a few shots, followed by a near-fall…
Velvet Sky threw Madison to ringside, where Angelina Love got some kicks in. Velvet Sky the sent Madison Rayne flying into the steal stairs. Velvet got another near-fall, followed by Angelina Love handing her a trash can. Madison Rayne then moved out of the way and proceeded to kick the can into Velvet. Madison then hit Velvet with numerous shots to the back with the can. Angelina Love then inserted herself in the match once again—hitting Madison Rayne in the back with a kendo stick. Angelina Love then threw the stick towards Velvet and charged at Madison, who instead moved out of the way, sending Angelina flying to ring-side. Madison Rayne then dodged Velvet Sky—who was armed with the kendo stick, and hit her with a spear for the win.
Winner: Madison Rayne
Thoughts: What a great year for the Knockouts Division so far… we saw the return of Madison Rayne, which naturally saw her feud with Gail Kim. Now we have The Beautiful People back in the mix, two women that Madison Rayne began her career with in TNA… Back to their old tricks, and an awesome silhouette entrance. It has been a fun ride so far.
This match was great for what it was… Despite the typical spots, it did its job of pushing this feud forward towards TNA Sacrifice.
On Sunday, April 27, when TNA Wrestling presents the “Sacrifice” live on Pay-Per-View, can potentially be the end of Madison’s reign. Which would make Angelina Love the first 6-Time Knockouts Champion.