Eric Bischoff is standing backstage as Ric Flair comes up to him and declares that A.J. Styles is not able to perform tonight due to an unexpected injury. Bischoff gets angry and exclaims Hogan has had several back surgeries and is still able to wrestle and points out Styles cannot fight because of a limp. Styles explains from a corner of the room that he got the injury at home while checking on his children. The camera shoots back to Bischoff who is quite angry now. A video package comes up for the upcoming fight.
TNA Knockouts Title Match
Out first to the ring is Madison Rayne (without Tara) as her music sounds in the arena. Madison makes her way to the ring and plays up to the crowd jumping on each set of ropes. Next out to the ring is Mickie James as her pyro goes off and music blares through the speakers. James makes her way down the ramp and into the ring. The match is formally announced. The bell rings and the match begins. Mickie comes out swinging and attacks Madison. Madison attempts a face driver but Mickie is able to get out of it. Mickie begins to spank Madison in the corner of the ring. Mickie looks as though she’s about to finish the match, but is quickly distracted as Tara’s music blares through the speakers and Tara comes running down the ramp. Mickie is too busy paying attention to Tara as Madison gets back to her feet and loads the glove she is wearing on her hand, then lays back down as if she never got up. Mickie returns to finish off Madison who then punches her with the glove and makes the three count pin for the win.
Winner: Madison Rayne
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