Maria to Defend the Knockouts Championship Against Gail Kim at Bound for Glory (September, 15th 2016)
As Determined on this weeks pre taped episode of TNA IMPACT Wrestling, Recently Crowned Knockouts Champion Maria Kanellis-Bennett, who was forced to abdicate her previous role as Leader of the Knockouts Division, is set to defend her newly won Gold against Knockouts Veteran and Soon to be Hall of Famer Gail Kim.
The Canadian Born Former Knockouts Champion earned her contendership spot this past Thursday on IMPACT, defeating Raquel, Madison Rayne, Marti Bell, Jade, Sienna and a newly debuted Laurel Vanness (Chelsea Green) in a Gauntlet Match to become the Number One Contender to Maria’s Championship, with the match originally being booked and decided by TNA Chairwoman Dixie Carter. Kim was originally scheduled to battle Maria One on One at Slammiversary before their match was pulled due to an Injury Inflicted to the then Knockouts Leader that rendered her unable to compete per confirmation from TNA President Billy Corgan, their feud stemming from a confrontation earlier this year when Maria set out to make the Knockouts Division “anew”. Maria earned her spot in power through a ladder match and since has abused her fellow Knockouts and her own power in order to achieve her “vision”, bringing in the likes of Sienna, Allie and recently introduced Laurel Vanness to unleash all sorts of shenanigans, not going unnoticed by fellow Knockouts, including Jade and most certainly Gail Kim. It was only recently this month when Allie began to step up having furthered the cracks between herself and her associate Maria, and won the Knockouts Championship in an apparent accidental affair, thus Maria used her remaining power as Knockouts Leader to transfer the championship over to her hands, drawing sympathy towards Allie from the Fans and the fellow Knockouts. While Maria has gone out of her way to use Sienna’s brutal strength to diminish competition (though failing to fully rid of Gail Kim) and keep Allie as far from the ring as possible, neither have been able to diminish the chances of Kim this week obtaining the contendership, which became a reality, and now the Wife of the “Miracle” Mike Bennett is forced to face Gail Kim One on One in front of the Impact Zone on October 2nd at TNAs Biggest Pay Per View of the Year.
Tune in to TNA Bound for Glory on Sunday October 2nd at 1am UK Time on POPTV to see who leaves as Knockouts Champion, plus the contender Gail Kim will also be Inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame that very night. That plus more as Lashley defends the TNA World Championship against Ethan Carter III and the Decay defend the TNA Tag Team Championship Against “Broken” Matt Hardy and “Brother Nero” Jeff Hardy.