On tonight’s edition of TNA IMPACT, Gail Kim defeated the reigning Knockouts champion Angelina Love to win the title!
Here is a recap of the match:
TNA Knockouts Championship
Angelina Love (c) w/Velvet Sky vs. Gail Kim
This is a rematch from Slammiversary in which it looked like Gail was about to win the title before chicanery with the referee Brian Stiffler went down. BP try to suck up to Hebner like they were doing with Stiffler but it has no effect on him. Gail goes to hit Angelina but she drops down and rolls to the floor. Gail hits a slingshot dropkick through the ropes onto Angelina and then Gail goes after her on the floor. Angelina grabs Hebner to distract him as Velvet shoves Gail into the ring post. Angelina rolls Gail back in the ring and covers her for a near fall before wrapping her up in the ropes and pulling on her hair. Angelina dropkicks Gail to the floor and then distracts the referee as Velvet clotheslines Gail.
Angelina rolls Gail back into the ring and covers her again for another near fall. Angelina hangs Gail up in the tree of woe in the corner and puts the boots to her. Angelina grabs Gail by the head and then slams it into the turnbuckles before hitting a Sliding Dropkick for another two count. Angelina charges into an elbow in the corner and then Gail hits a series of forearms. Gail hits the ropes where Velvet trips her as Angelina distracted Hebner. Gail grabs Velvet by the hair and pulls her up to the apron but Velvet catches her with a Jawbreaker onto the top rope. I’m pretty sure Hebner was looking dead at what happened and that is confirmed as Hebner sends Velvet to the back. Gail catches Angelina with an inside cradle for a quick near fall.
Gail kicks Angelina and hits a shoulder block followed by a Running Clothesline. Gail whips Angelina into the corner and connects with a Running Body Press! Gail climbs up top and hits a Missile Dropkick for another near fall. Gail tries to pick Angelina up but eats a Jawbreaker. Angelina goes for a front kick but Gail catches her foot and then sweeps the other leg. Gail climbs up top but eats the Botox Injection from out of nowhere! Gail falls to the floor but as Hebner was counting Gail out Angelina stops him and rolls Gail back in the ring. 1…2…NO Gail kicks out and Angelina can’t believe it! Angelina goes for the Botox Injection again but this time Gail blocks it only to eat a Forearm Smash from Angelina. Angelina attempts to whip Gail into the ropes but Gail reverses it into Eat Defeat! 1…2…3! NEW CHAMP!
Winner and NEW KO Champ: Gail via pinfall (Eat Defeat)