– We go backstage with Ric Flair, AJ Styles and Eric Bischoff. Flair says AJ Styles can’t wrestle tonight in the TV Title match against Douglas Williams. Bischoff says Styles only has a limp. Styles says he’s known about the injury for a while. Styles says his son wrecked a four-wheeler. Bischoff says he doesn’t give a crap about AJ’s kid, this is about Immortal. Bischoff is upset. He calls AJ worthless. Bischoff continues to talk trash and tells AJ to get out. AJ knocks some stuff on his desk and walks off.
TNA Knockouts Title Match: Mickie James vs. Madison Rayne
We get a promo for tonight’s Knockouts Title Match before the challenger Mickie James makes her way down to the ring. Out next comes the TNA Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne. Rayne waves to the crowd like a beauty queen as she makes her entrance. The bell rings and here we go.
James goes to punch Rayne and Rayne ducks behind the ref, only to be taken off her feet by James into a couple of quick pin attempts. James locks in a headlock and takes Rayne over with a big shoulderblock before trying for another pin. Another headlock and Rayne fights out, only to walk right into a big dropkick that sends Rayne out to the apron. Rayne argues with the referee, and James walks over, using the distraction to bring Rayne in the ring the hard way, locking in an a reverse top wristlock.
Rayne is able to make it to the ropes and Mickes lets her out of the submission. Rayne screams at Mickie, asking if she knows who Rayne is, before taking James down with a hair pull. James comes back with a Thesz press that takes Rayne off of her feet and Rayne makes her way to the outside as soon as she can. Rayne stays on the outside until James comes out, at which point she comes back in the ring. Mickie comes in, and Madison goes right back out, hanging James’ head up on the ropes. Rayne chokes James in the ropes and goes for a big kick, but James ducks it, hits a big snap mare and a low dropkick that’s good for another near fall. James goes toward Rayne in the corner and Rayne gets a flash pin with her feet on the ropes but it’s only good for two. Rayne chokes Mickie in the corner, but Mickie is able to fight her way out with a headscissor drop.
Mickie goes up to the top rope and finds herself taken off by Rayne who pulls Mickie down by her hair. Rayne locks in a body scissors and tries to wear James down and score a pin but she’s unable to. Madison throws a bit of a tantrum and locks in a cravat. James is able to fight up to her feet and out of the hold, but Rayne slams her back down to the mat, mounting her back and tearing away at Mickie’s face. Rayne locks in a rear chin lock and claws at Mickie’s face again, earning a warning from the ref. James fights back to her feet and is able to roll up Rayne, but Rayne kicks out and comes right back with a knee to the gut and a big kick.
Rayne goes for the pin, but she’s not able to hold Mickie down after wasting too much time. Rayne just grabs James’ hair and pulls straight up. Rayne grabs James’ head with her thighs and tries to slam her head into the canvas, but Mickie gets out of it and hits a wheelbarrow slam that she follows up with a series of forearms. James is fired up and getting a great reaction from the fans. Rayne tries to flee to the outside, but Mickie catches her in the ropes and commences with a spanking. Rayne argues with the ref again and rakes James’ eyes behind his back. James comes back with a big neckbreaker before going to the top rope and launching herself off with a Thesz press from the top rope.
James kicks Rayne and calls for the DDT, but she’s interrupted by Tara, who comes out tothe ring. The referee tries to keep both women apart, and Madison puts on a glove during the distraction. Madison plays possum and waits until Mickie brings her to her feet before hitting her with a big punch to the side of the head with the loaded glove. Madison pins James and retains the belt.
Winner: Madison Rayne