Wednesday, January 14, 2009
TNA Knockouts are officially a train wreck
Of course the planned Knockouts match for TNA Genesis was supposed to be Awesome Kong defending the TNA Knockouts Title against Christy Hemme. TNA's attempts to turn Hemme into a title threat were simply ludicrous. Fans weren't buying it. But then it really went south when TNA announced that Hemme has two herniated discs and will be out indefinitely. The injury happened at the Dec. 15 TNA Impact tapings but because TNA taped so far in advance, they chose not to edit the Jan. 8 Impact when they probably should have said something. Then we learned that Awesome Kong hurt her back on the Misae Genki retirement show Dec. 31 in Tokyo. Now they're realy screwed. So they decided to have a six woman tag match. It was Taylor Wilde, Roxxi & ODB vs Raisha Saeed, Sojourner Bolt & Rakha Khan. They are calling them The Kongtourage. Whoever gets the pinfall gets a title shot. So why would any of the members of The Kongtourage want to wrestle their leader? Excuse my logic and then they forced Mike Tenay & Don West to speculate about that during the match. Fans aren't that stupid and it makes those two look like idiots. The match itself was nothing special though the ending was bad. Taylor Wilde did most of the work and didn't even get the title shot. And Rakha Khan is useless in the ring. Someone mentioned recently that she's not a WWE product but in fact she was in WWE developmental in 2006. Dopey promoters seem to be enamored with her look but she's not a wrestler. She's a model. TNA tries to hide her but she shouldn't be used as a wrestler. And Tenay & West has started calling Sojourner Bolt "SoJo". Ugh! With Kong's injury, TNA has to go into time wasting mode until she's better but their misguided plans for Christy Hemme blew up in their faces bigtime. They are fools. Check out the match video in two parts.