Cattie’s Catch Up: Knockouts Championship Gauntlet at Bound for Glory 2007 (October, 14th 2007)
This Coming Sunday brings us TNAs biggest event of the year as the company, even in the midst of some frighteningly bad rumors, hosts its Bound for Glory Pay Per View. For the Past Nine Years, the Knockouts Championship has been a focal point at the event, introduced just over nine years ago in 2007 when a newly introduced Knockouts Division was set to compete for the Women’s Gold. Gail Kim, Roxxi, Shelly Martinez/Salinas, Awesome Kong, Angelina Love and Velvet Sky, ODB, Christy Hemme, WWE Hall of Famer Jackie Moore and Traci Brooks all battled it out in a set up gauntlet match to crown the first ever TNA Knockouts Champion.
Entrant Number Nine, Current Knockouts Veteran Gail Kim ultimately won the match by defeating the fellow finalist Roxxi, earning the honor of being the first ever TNA Knockouts Champion, outlasting even her fated rival, the imposing Awesome Kong and fellow “OG Knockouts” Christy, ODB and the Beautiful People (then named Talia Madison and Angel Williams). Kim has since defended the Knockouts Championship once successfully at a Bound for Glory event, last year against Awesome Kong and for the second time overall, will be competing for the Gold at this years show vs Maria Kanellis-Bennett.