We go backstage with Tara. She’s asked about her being freed if Mickie James defeats Madison Rayne tonight. Madison walks up and tells Tara to keep herself backstage tonight because Madison doesn’t need her. We go to a promo for tonight’s Knockouts Title Match.
TNA Knockouts Title Match: Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James
We go to the ring and out first comes Madison Rayne. If Madison loses this one, Tara is freed from her contract. Out next comes the TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James to a nice pop from the crowd. The bell rings and right before they lock up, Tara’s music hits and out she comes. This pisses Madison off. Madison meets Tara on the entrance way and starts chewing her out. Tara points out that Madison is being counted out.
Madison runs for the ring but Mickie slides and kicks her to the floor. Mickie works over Madison but Madison pulls her face-first into the steel steps. They go back in the ring and Madison takes control, getting a 2 count with her foot on the ropes. Another 2 count for Madison. Madison charges in the corner now but Mickie hits her with an elbow. Madison drops Mickie on the floor by her hair and covers for a 2 count.
Madison goes to the floor and starts yelling at Tara again. Madison comes back in but Mickie hits her with a forearm shot and another. Mickie ducks a clothesline and hits a neckbreaker on Madison. Mickie rolls Madison up from behind for a 2 count after she’s caught with Tara. They go back and forth and the referee gets knocked down. Madison goes under the ring and pulls out her loaded glove. Madison readies for Mickie. Tara jumps on the apron and rips the glove off Madison. Mickie kicks Madison and goes for a DDT. Madison counters and rolls Mickie up for 2.
Mickie with clotheslines on Madison now after an elbow. Mickie picks Madison up and drops her on her face. Mickie climbs to the top now and goes for the Thesz Press. Madison moves and Mickie hits the move on the referee. Madison shoves Mickie to the mat beside the ref. Madison goes for her finisher but Mickie comes back and hits a clothesline. Mickie kicks Madison in the gut and goes for the DDT. Tara runs in the ring and Mickie drops Madison. Madison wants Tara to hit Mickie. Tara goes to hit Madison but stops. Madison sweet talks her and drops to her knees. Tara acts as if she’s going to hit Mickie but turns and lays Madison out with a hard shot. Mickie covers Madison for the pin after Tara wakes up the referee.
Winner: Mickie James
After the match, Tara runs to the ramp and Mickie looks at her shocked. Tara drops to her knees and is happy that she’s free now.