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Knockouts Championships Change Hands At IMPACT Slammiversary

IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts World Championship Queen of the Mountain match graphic

Both of IMPACT Wrestling’s knockouts division championships changed hands during Slammiversary, with Jordynne Grace, and Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie walking away as champions.

IMPACT Wrestling’s 2022 Slammiversary pay-per-view opened with ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey capturing the X Division Championship for the first time, but he wasn’t the only new champion crowned during the twenty-year celebration of IMPACT and TNA.

Both the Knockouts World Championship and World Tag Team Championships saw new champions crowned. Up first, Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie, both former Knockouts World Champions in their own right, captured the Knockouts World Tag Team Championships for the first time as a team as they dethroned Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood of The Influence.

Dashwood and Rayne had maintained a grasp on the championships since March’s Sacrifice event, which saw them win the titles from now-inactive IInspiration. For Rosemary, this marks her second time holding the championships; ‘The Demon Assassin’ had previously won the titles alongside her usual Decay partner in Havok, doing so at last year’s Slammiversary.

As for the Knockouts World Championship, this was one in the semi-main event by Jordynne Grace. ‘Thicc Mama Pump’ was victorious in the inaugural Queen of the Mountain match, defeating Mia Yim, Deonna Purrazzo, Chelsea Green, and the defending champion Tasha Steelz.

This is her second run with the title, though it’s her first in two years. Jordynne lost the title initially to Deonna Purrazzo at Slammiversary 2020. She is, however, IMPACT’s only female Triple Crown Champion, having also held the Knockouts World Tag Team Championships with Rachael Ellering and the Digital Media Championship, of which she was the inaugural champion.