We get a backstage promo from Allie, who says that she wouldn’t have thought of herself as ready a year ago, but now she is, and she’s going to win the Knockouts Title for her mentor, Gail Kim. We hit a video package looking at the history between Allie and Laurel Van Ness.
Knockouts Title Match: Laurel Van Ness vs Allie
Allie gets the jump on Laurel right at the start of the match, but that doesn’t last long, as Laurel unloads with a flurry of frantic offense. Laurel with a Natural Selection, but doesn’t go for the cover, and Allie surprises Laurel with a VICIOUS slap to the face and release German suplex. Laurel hits a quick drop toehold into the bottom rope and then heads up top, but Allie avoids the double stomp and hits a dropkick, and both ladies are down. Allie is up first and she’s a house of fire, running Laurel over with a series of clotheslines and a snap suplex into the corner for 2. Allie grabs Laurel’s ankle and uses it to lever her over the top rope. Allie goes to the floor, but Laurel quickly rams her into the ring apron, then sits her in a chair and tries a charge, but Allie sidesteps and sends Laurel into the chair. Allie sits Laurel in the chair, and she connects with a charging elbow. Allie picks her up, but Laurel hits an Unprettier out of nowhere, then rolls into the ring and lets the referee count. Allie just barely misses the count, and an infuriated Laurel unleashes a flurry of stomps before curb stomping Allie into the bottom turnbuckle multiple times. Allie doesn’t look like she knows where she is as Laurel hits a running curb stomp. Laurel makes a cover, but Allie gets the bottom rope at 2, and Laurel now can’t believe it. Laurel grabs the belt from ringside and takes a swing at Allie, but Allie ducks and hits a death valley driver. Allie drills Laurel with a superkick and makes a cover, and we have a new Knockouts Champion!
Winner and NEW Knockouts Champion: Allie
GWN Flashback of the Week is the wedding between Braxton Sutter and Laurel Van Ness. Sutter ends up saying no to Van Ness. Sutter announces his love for Allie and people fight around them.
Backstage, Allie heads into the building and suddenly stops when she hears a strange laugh. Allie gets a note from her secret admirer to meet her someplace in the arena.
Backstage, Allie is wandering the halls of the arena looking for her secret admirer. She stumbles upon a heart-shaped box with a card. As Allie read the card, Laurel Van Ness popped up from out of a box, and Allie smacks her in the face with the box of chocolates. Allie throws Laurel back in the box and stomps off, returns for a moment, kicks the box, and then heads off again.
Allie finds Kiera Hogan backstage to congratulate her for beating Laurel Van Ness last week, and let her know that she’ll be there if anything crazy happens out there tonight. Someone comes in and delivers a giant envelope to Allie with “TOP SECRET” written on it. She opens it up and it’s from a secret admirer who wants to meet her at the iMPACT zone next week.
After Laurel wins her match against Kiera, Laurel puts the boots to Hogan, then shoves down the referee. Allie runs in and cleans house on Laurel, then picks up the belt as Laurel heads to the back.
Laurel Van Ness vs Kira Hogan
Laurel is still the champion, though I don’t believe the title is on the line here. Laurel’s hair is pink now. Tie up and Laurel goes to the arm, then takes her down to the mat and slaps her in the face before covering for 2. Laurel chokes Kira on the ropes, then puts the boots to Kira’s head. Incidentally, it’s been over a year since she got left at the altar, shouldn’t she have gotten over it by now? And remember when Grado won his right to keep wrestling in America? Have they used him since then? That was like four months ago. Kira dodges a charge and starts firing back, snapmares and superkicks Laurel, and covers for 2. Kira goes to the top, Laurel throws her off, and hits the running curb stomp. Laurel goes for the Unprettier, but Allie comes out to distract her and Kira rolls Laurel up for the win.
Winner: Kira Hogan
Knockouts Title Match: Laurel Van Ness vs Allie
They tie up very vigorously, so vigorously in fact that they roll out of the ring and around ringside while still tied up. They finally release the tie up and Allie destroys Laurel with a series of clotheslines and covers for 2. Laurel rolls to the floor to avoid a superkick, but Allie comes up from behind with a springboard forearm off the steps. Laurel catches Allie with a boot to the face as we go to commercial.
We’er back, and Laurel is putting the boots to Allie in the corner. Laurel with a hanging DDT for 2, then tries another cover for another 2. Double clothesline wipes both girls out, but Allie is up and starts her babyface comeback. She dropkicks Laurel’s face into the corner, then drags her across the ring to snap suplex her into the opposite corner for 2. Allie tries a monkey flip, but Laurel catches her and slams her into the corner. Allie comes right back with a Codebreaker for 2. Allie puts her head down and takes a curb stomp for 2, Allie shoves Laurel off when she goes for the Unprettier, and hits a dropkick for 2. The ref gets knocked over by an errant bump from Allie, and Laurel knocks her out with the belt and covers for the win.
Winner: Laurel Van Ness
They go to break and come back to show MORE video packages, this one to recap Laurel Van Ness winning the champion and Allie becoming #1 contender.
Backstage, Allie cuts a promo saying that next week, she’s got her match for the KOs title and she will take that belt.
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Backstage, McKenzie Mitchell talks with Allie and asks about Laurel Van Ness attacking Allie last week. Allie says she’s not weak or small and things are changing. Allie says “You want to play a game, let’s play,” and storms off.
After Laurel wins her match Allie charges the ring and takes down Laurel with some ground and pound. Laurel is able to escape though relatively quickly.
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