Knockout Championship: Tara (c) vs. Mickie James
Tara – with the hunky Jesse by her side – will put her Knockout Championship on the line against the lovely Mickie James.
The road to Final Resolution
Tara defeated her former protégé Miss Tessmacher at Bound For Glory (Oct. 14) to win her record tying fifth Knockout Championship. After winning the title, Tara introduced the super famous, super sexy Jesse -- from Big Brother seasons 10 and 11 -- as her secret boyfriend. Jesse would prove to be instrumental in Tara's success, often distracting opponents as to allow the Knockout Champion to pick up the win. The pair have become TNA's power couple, and stand united against all challengers.
Mickie James has always been a force in the Knockout Division, but she often has fallen short of winning the gold. Her last reign was between Aug. and Sept. of 2011. Since then she has repeatedly failed to separate herself from the pack. After losing a #1 Contender's match on Aug. 2, she took a brief hiatus from Impact Wrestling. Mickie returned to to the Impact Zone on Nov. 15, and was able to defeat Gail Kim, ODB, Madison Rayne, and Miss Tessmacher to become the new #1 Contender for the Knockout Championship.
What's at stake?
For Tara, this is a chance to show that she she can be one of the most dominate Knockout Champions in TNA's history. Although she has tied the record for most titles, they have only lasted between 1 and 78 days (she is currently sitting at 55 days). A win tonight will help prove that her victories aren't just luck and that she can have a consistent run with the strap. A loss, though, and Tara maintains her streak of very short reigns with the strap.
Mickie hasn't held the championship in over a year, and she is hungry to put herself back on top of the fairer sex's division. Tonight is an opportunity to finally reclaim the gold. A loss, however, would push her to the back of the line. With the likes of Gail Kim, ODB, Velvet Sky, Miss Tessmacher, and many others waiting for a shot, Mickie needs to take advantage of this moment.
Does Tara prove that she is a fighting champion? Can Mickie reclaim the top spot? How will Jesse play a role in the match? These are all questions that can only be answered by watching TNA's Final Resolution TONIGHT!