GENESIS: Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James (TNA Knockouts Title)
Jan 9, 2011 - by Adam Martin
TNA Knockouts Championship
Madison Rayne (c) vs. Mickie James
James with some quick offense early on including a big dropkick sending Rayne through the ropes to the outside. Rayne argues with the referee to do his job. James with a reverse headlock. Rayne scales up the ropes to try and break it, but James breaks the hold and Rayne falls to the mat with force. Rayne then pulls James down by her hair. James with a big Lou Thesz Press and then tosses Rayne across the ring by her hair. Rayne rolls out and the referee starts the count. Rayne drops James jaw off the top rope, breaks the count and gets a quick two count. The crowd in Orlando starts a loud “YOU CAN’T WRESTLE” chant towards Rayne. James fights back with a quick dropkick to the face, hook of the leg and a close two count. Rayne with a roll up using the ropes without the referee noticing for another two count. James with a big head scissors on Rayne, but is tossed off the top turnbuckle when Rayne recovers. Rayne keeps the action grounded working over the head of James. Rayne attempts a scissor stomp, but James counters out quickly. Taz called what Rayne attempted “vintage.” James licks her hand and spanks Rayne in the corner. James with a reverse neckbreaker. Tara’s music hits and she walks down the ramp. James jumps out getting in her face. The referee gets between them. Rayne then drops down laying on her back as James gets back in. James picks her up and Rayne hits her with a big left hand punch. It appears Rayne had the glove loaded. Rayne hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA Knockouts Champion: Madison Rayne
After the match, we see Rayne moving her arm to drop down whatever was in her glove to help her knock out James.
Backstage, Fortune is celebrating with Kazarian holding the TNA X Division Championship. Kazarian reminds everyone he is now a four-time X Division champion. Ric Flair fires up Beer Money with a “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.” Eric Bischoff steps in and Christy Hemme wants to know who will face RVD tonight and who will replace AJ Styles tonight. Bischoff informs us that Abyss will replace AJ Styles.
A video package runs hyping The Motor City Machineguns vs. Beer Money for the TNA Tag Team Championships.
* The Motor City Machineguns defending the TNA Tag Team Championships against Beer Money is up next.