Throughout the month of June, we will be celebrating 20 years of TNA/Impact Wrestling with our #Impact20 series of reviews, columns and podcasts. One particular series will look at a handpicked selection of the best TNA/Impact Wrestling Matches of All-Time.
Last Knockout Standing
Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell
June 2, 2013
You’ve probably seen a gif or video of Terrell doing a bulldog to Gail Kim from the entrance ramp to the floor. It looked deadly, and luckily Kim did not get up on the nine-count, which is the norm in this match type, but instead it was a worthy ending.
Normally, I’m not a fan of the last knockout standing stipulation; for the sake of drama, wrestlers have extra strength and get up from things that normally knock them down. However, I consider Gail Kim vs Taryn Terrell from Slammiversary 2013 to be one of the few exceptions to this. I love how perfectly all of the spots were set up, the intensity, and the ending of the match.
The drama keeps going up and up with spots that get tougher as the match keeps going. There are chairs used creatively, submissions on turnbuckles, hard shots, and Kim eats a chair put between the second and first rope, a chair she ate trying to spear Terrell into it. Then there was the closer, the bulldog from the ramp to the floor, a perfect and memorable ending for this match.
It’s one of the best and most memorable Knockout matches. And how lucky you are, it’s free on YouTube.