With TNA recently announcing its second ever women’s Ultimate X match, it made me ponder who the participants could possibly be. With this revamp bringing in a ton of new eyes to the product, it will be a good idea to showcase a lot of the names in the knockouts division while also potentially showcasing newly signed ones (*wink wink*).
Also, before I get into the article, I do want to qualify that I’m assuming it’ll be a five-way, as a lot of Ultimate X’s are around that number.
She won the first one, so it’s only right that she’s in the second.
The former Knockouts World Champion has barely shown up in 2023, so this is a good opportunity to set her up for another long-term run. Sure, she’s been on and off on TV, but it’s only right to have her try and defend her knockouts Ultimate X crown. She would also be a great candidate to win it, as there’s a good amount of interest in a potential Tasha Steelz vs. Trinity match (assuming Trinity retains, of course).
Gisele feels like a no-brainer.
Out of all the women in this article, Gisele is the only one who has had the most consistent showcase on TV. She’s always a feature and has been heavily involved with Trinity, Deonna Purrazzo, and Jordynne Grace in recent months. It’s good to have a recurring talent in this match, as it adds some credibility to the match in general for recurring viewers and gives the match some name value. If anyone in this article was to be a lock-in, I would say Gisele.
TNA’s most recently signed knockout!
Unknown to most, the young Scouser, Harley Hudson, is the most recent signing to TNA’s knockouts division. At only 21 years old, she was signed by TNA on their recent UK tour after winning the female gut-check competition.
Her in-ring skills are unknown to practically all TNA fans, so giving her a chance in this match could end up giving her a real breakout performance. A good performance in this match is the best way to start off her TNA career, and with it being a gimmick match, they should be able to hide her weaknesses and really highlight her strengths early on.
One Of The Released WWE Talent
With Hard To Kill happening after the 90-day non-compete clauses are up, I wouldn’t be shocked to see a fair share of the released talent signing with TNA (fingers crossed for Ali and MxM). Two names that spring to mind when it comes to a former WWE talent being in this match specifically are Dana Brooke and Tenille Dashwood. They were the two most high-profile female talents that were released and would suit the knockouts division. Obviously, Tenille has had her run, so I would personally go with Dana for this spot, as she deserves a chance to prove her naysayers wrong and show that she may actually be quite good in the ring (something she wasn’t really able to prove in the WWE).
And Finally, Who I Think Should Be Winning It…
I cannot stress enough how great she is!
Ever since signing with TNA, KiLynn has shown how great she is in the ring. She’s got a really bright future ahead of her. She’s a great powerhouse, and TNA should not hesitate in hoisting up to the main event. There may be stigma around her from new viewers after her time in AEW, but I can promise you that she’s improved immensely since then.
Plus, if she wins, we either get another match against Trinity (the first one was great) or we get her going one-on-one with Jordynne in a woman’s hoss fight, which sounds amazing on paper.
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