On January 07, 2015, as Impact Wrestling debut on Destination America, former 2-Time Knockouts Champion Awesome Kong–aka Kharma made her return…
At the start of the show, numerous Knockouts were seen brawling—as with most of the roster, and it was announced that the Knockouts Championship would be defended in a battle royal. Before the commercials leading into the Knockouts match, we saw Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell, Gail Kim, Havok and Rebel warming up backstage. After the commercial break, most of the Knockouts were already in the ring, The Beautiful People the made their entrance with DJ Zema Ion and Jessie Godderz. Robbie E then made his way to the ring, returning after his successful run on the 25th season of The Amazing Race with Brooke Tessmacher. Taryn Terrell had enough of the shenanigans and made her way to the ring for the match (With a new Knockouts Championship belt)…
Impact – January 07, 2015 Knockouts Match
TNA Knockouts Championship Battle Royal
Taryn Terrell (c) vs. Gail Kim vs. Havok vs. Rebel vs. Velvet Sky vs. Angelina Love vs. Madison Rayne
—The ladies started going at it… (messy stuff here unfortunately), with Rebel being the first eliminated when she was the victim of Angelina Love’s botox injection. Madison Rayne was the second to be eliminated—by the hands of Havok. An Eat-Defeat by Gail Kim left Velvet Sky layed out in the ring, leaving Gail and Havok to have some exchanges, as Jessie Godderz tried to distract Taryn as she was facing off with Angelina. The distraction did not pay off, and we saw Angelina be the third to be eliminated. Gail and Taryn then teamed up against Havok. We saw a double missile drop kick on Havok by Taryn and Gail, followed by Velvet taking out Gail and Taryn with a double clothesline.
We then saw a run-in from Brooke Tessmacher, where she attacked by Robbie E. This distraction left Velvet Sky wide open to be eliminated by Gail and Taryn. The finish of the match saw Gail Kim attempt a hurricanrana on Havok over the top ropes, which gave Taryn Terrell the opening to eliminate both Gail Kim and Havok.
Winner: Taryn Terrell
After the match we saw a vicious attack on Taryn Terrell inflicted by Havok. The lights then went out, and as they came back up, we saw the return of Awesome Kong!!!!… face–to–face with Havok, as a “Holy Shit!” chat erupted in the arena. Havok retreated as the referrer intervened, where we then got a ”Let them fight!” chant from the arena. Soon after—in classic Kong fashion—we saw the referee get choke slammed, in what was truly a mark out moment.