That came out of nowhere. Titles are one of the most important ideas in all of wrestling, as well as one of the easiest to make work. You can throw a title on the line and instantly make a story that much more interesting, because any fan can understand the concept of someone wanting to become a champion. That was the case on Saturday and now something has changed.
Saturday night at Impact Wrestling’s Under Siege event, Fire N Flava defeated Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering to regain the Knockouts Tag Team Titles. This is the second reign for Fire N Flava (Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz), at Hard To Kill on January 16 to become the first holders of the new incarnation of the titles. Their win makes them the first ever two time champions in either incarnation of the titles. Grace and Ellering had won the belts in their first match as a team at Rebellion on April 21.
The Knockouts Tag Team Titles were originally introduced into Impact Wrestling in 2009 with Sarita and Taylor Wilde becoming the inaugural champions. The titles would stay around until 2013, when they were vacated and deactivated. They would stay inactive until Bound For Glory 2020, when a tournament was announced to bring them back. Fire N Flava won an eight team tournament to win the titles.
It was a surprise change. Check out the win, plus how Grace and Ellering won them in the first place:
Opinion: This isn’t one that I was expecting as Ellering and Grace only won the titles a few weeks ago. If nothing else, I would have bet on someone else winning the titles multiple times back in the initial run, as it would seem like something the Beautiful People would have accomplished. Fire N Flava are the best team in the limited division though, so putting the titles back on them is not a bad move.
What do you think of the titles? How long will Fire N Flava hold them this time? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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