Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: December 31, 2009 (Taped: December 21st)
New Year’s Knockout Edition & Match of the Year Special
[ REVIEWED BY NIKHIL KALHAN ]
RINGSIDE: Mike Tenay & Taz talked about what was coming up on the show. They showed the brackets for the tournament to determine who will become the number one contender for Tara’s Knockout’s title on January 4th.
KNOCKOUTS TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND MATCH Hamada defeated Madison Rayne: This was a straight forward match for a talented wrestler. Hamada finished 1/3 of the Beautiful People with a Hamada Driver.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Christy Hemme & TNA Knockout champion Tara: Tara said she will walk in and out of the iMPACT Zone on January 4th as the Knockout champion. Tara introduced the three top matches voted by the fans..
KNOCKOUTS TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND MATCH ODB defeated Traci Brooks: Before the match; ODB spat something at Traci Brooks. ODB later worked on Traci’s arm which has a birth defect (you may remember this when it was brought up after she had that brief feud with Alissa Flash). After a comeback, Traci ripped her shirt off Hogan style revealing a very small bra. ODB finished her off with a TKO aka F5.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Christy Hemme & The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Lacey Von Erich): Velvet Sky said Madison Rayne softened Hamada up for when she faces her in the second round (but she has not won her first round match?). Lacey explained that Lauren Brooke was fired for slapping her (not the real reason incase you dont know).
KNOCKOUTS TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND MATCH Roxxi defeated Velvet Sky: Roxxi locked a hammer lock and finished Velvet Sky off with a Voodoo Drop. Basic squash Match.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Jeremy Borash & Roxxi: Roxxi warned Tara that she was coming for the TNA Knockout title, Lacey came down and choked Roxxi with the “Ugly Stick.”
VIDEO HIGHLIGHT (MATCH OF THE YEAR) Kurt Angle vs. Desmond Wolfe at Turning Point: Epic match and they showed all of it!
VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: TNA’s new show “Before the Bell” segment. Hulk Hogan‘s press conference at Madison Square Garden.
KNOCKOUTS TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND MATCH Awesome Kong defeated Daffney: Squash Match, but why against Daffney?
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Christy Hemme & TNA Knockout Tag Team champions Taylor Wilde & Sarita: Taylor & Sarita will face Hamada & Awesome Kong on Monday (that looks good) and have two mystery opponents tonight.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Final Resolution Highlights..
NON (TNA KNOCKOUT TAG TEAM) TITLE MATCH Taylor Wilde & Sarita defeated Lorelei & April Hunter: Before the match, the British Invasion came onto commentary and were very good at it.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHT (MATCH OF THE YEAR) A.J. Styles vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe at Turning Point: Tara introduced the second greatest match of the year…………WOW!
VIDEO PACKAGE: Mick Foley and the problems with Hulk Hogan..
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Christy Hemme & ODB: ODB vowed to get her TNA “Knocked Up” title back from Tara.
KNOCKOUTS TOURNAMENT 2ND ROUND MATCH Hamada defeated Roxxi: Very good match..
KNOCKOUTS TOURNAMENT 2ND ROUND MATCH ODB defeated Awesome Kong: The Match started in the aisle way after ODB attacked Awesome Kong from behind. Later on, Kong put ODB in the corner and went for the Kong splash, but the referee took the brunt. When Kong was going for the powerbomb, ODB hit her with the alcohol bottle and got the pin as the referee came back. ODB is a full heel now.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHT (MATCH OF THE YEAR) A.J. Styles vs. Sting at Bound For Glory: Tara introduced the final match of the year. I loved BFG 2009.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Sting comments on Hulk Hogan’s arrival..
KNOCKOUTS TOURNAMENT FINAL MATCH ODB defeated Hamada: Midway through the match, Awesome Kong came down and set up a table. Hamada laid ODB on a table and she went for the moonsault, ODB moved just in time. ODB rolled Hamada in the ring and hit the TKO aka F5 for the win.
IN THE RING Jeremy Borash & ODB + TNA Knockout champion Tara: ODB will get her title shot this Monday night when iMPACT goes head-to-head with RAW. ODB warned that she wants her title back, ODB explained Tara should stop showing her skin around. Tara came out and said she came to TNA to be Knockout champion. ODB called Tara a joke of a champion. The two brawled and referees and security broke them up.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Music video for January 4th and the TNA’s Superstars preparing for it.