On tonight’s episode of Impact Wrestling, Laurel Van Ness defeated Rosemary to become the new Impact Knockouts Champion. This is Laurel Van Ness’ first reign as Knockouts Champion.
#ANDNEW #KnockoutsChampion @ImChelseaGreen is Champion! Did anyone see this coming? Laurel Van Ness has put her name in the history books!https://t.co/bTpMEY1X6E with more: https://t.co/JRLbBJNds5 pic.twitter.com/4F5ak80J0a
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 15, 2017
— Chelsea Green (@ImChelseaGreen) December 15, 2017
It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Laurel Van Ness and her title in the coming weeks, as it was reported earlier this month that Chelsea Green, the indie wrestler who performs Laurel Van Ness on Impact, apparently requested her release from the company shortly after the Ottawa tapings where she won the title last month.
— Garrett Kidney (@garrettkidney) December 15, 2017
On the undercard of tonight’s show, Allie won a #1 Contenders match against former Knockouts Champion Sienna and will face Laurel Van Ness, which could end up in becoming Allie’s second Knockouts title reign should Van Ness get granted her release. Allie as champ could lead to a return heel turn for her Demon Bunny ally Rosemary, with the two feuding over the title. Allie and Rosemary are no strangers to each other. Outside of Impact Wrestling, they had a year long feud in their home country with Smash Wrestling, which became the subject of one of Smash’s best selling DVD collections, Rosemary vs. Allie: Demon vs. The Slayer
Meanwhile, friends in the industry congratulated Van Ness on her win, including her trainer, Lance Storm, and boyfriend, WWE Superstar Zack Ryder.
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) December 15, 2017
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) December 15, 2017
Proud of you, kiddo pic.twitter.com/6f1p5UMa5P
— Mia Yim (@MiaYim) December 15, 2017
— Santa McKlausie (@Shazza_McKenzie) December 15, 2017
— Justin LaBar (@JustinLaBar) December 15, 2017