Saturday's Impact Wrestling TV taping from Atlanta, Georgia, featured the fallout episode from Friday's Hard To Kill pay-per-view and included a notable name making her in-ring return to the company.
Lisa Marie Varon, also known as Victoria in WWE and Tara from her run with TNA/Impact Wrestling, was back in action for the promotion at the things as she teamed with Giselle Shaw in a losing effort against Knockouts Tag Team Champions The Death Dollz (Taya Valkyrie & Jessicka). This marked her first match since working the Women’s Royal Rumble match in 2021.
After leaving WWE in 2009, Varon debuted in TNA later that year. While working for the promotion, she became a five-time TNA Knockouts Champion and one-time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Brooke Tessmacher, collectively known as TnT. She wrapped up with TNA in 2013.
Tara appeared at Hard To Kill to give advice to Mickie James ahead of her Knockouts Title match that headlined the show. Aside from the Rumble appearance, this would be her first TV match in years.
Here are the spoilers for the shows starting this Thursday, courtesy of F4Wonline.com:
Knockouts Champion Mickie James did a show-opening promo before being interrupted by Bully Ray, leading to Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans coming out. The three then attacked James before Frankie Kazarian and Jordynne Grace came out to make the save. New Director of Authority Santino Marella and the debuting Ernest "The Cat" Miller then came out and made a trios match.
Knockouts Champion Mickie James, Frankie Kazarian & Jordynne Grace defeated Bully Ray, Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans
Deonna Purrazzo defeated Ashley D'Amboise
Killer Kelly defeated Taylor Wilde
Steve Maclin defeated Dirty Dango
X-Division Champion Trey Miguel defeated Mike Jackson
KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight defeated The Good Hands
Knockouts Tag Team Champions The Death Dollz (Taya Valkyrie & Jessicka) defeated Giselle Shaw & Tara
Bullet Club (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) defeated The Major Players
Matt Cardona then cut a promo challenging Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry which was accepted. Hendry then introduced a new song that mocked Cardona.
Jonathan Gresham defeated Sheldon Jean
Rich Swann defeated Moose, Eddie Edwards, Rhino, Chris Sabin and Callihan in an elimination-style World title eliminator match. The Design attacked Swann after the match, but were run off by Josh Alexander, Frankie Kazarian and Yuya Uemura.
Mike Bailey defeated Kenny King in a Pit Fight.