Impact Wrestling: Top Five Knockouts Champions of All Time

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3. Mickie James

Between her time spent in WWE and Impact Wrestling, Mickie James has compiled one of the most impressive careers of all time. On a list of the greatest women to ever step in a ring, I would expect James to be just as high up on that list as well. As a member of Impact Wrestling, James’ history of the company goes as far back as 2002 under her former ring name, Alexis Laree.

After making a big name for herself as a member of WWE, it was reported she had signed with TNA on September 22nd, 2010. Mickie would make her debut for TNA a few weeks later announced as a special guest referee for the Knockout’s Championship match at Bound For Glory. An injury set her back early, but Mickie would win the Knockout’s Championship for the first time in April 2011.

She would go on to hold the championship three times and won the World Cup of Wrestling in 2013. James shined in the ring and brought many of the competition viewers to find great women’s wrestling in a new company. Mickie’s reigns gave even more prestige to an already prestigious championship.

2. Madison Rayne

When Madison Rayne got started in Impact Wrestling, she was simply the third and least important member of The Beautiful People. Although, Rayne was determined to prove herself and has become one of the absolute best. After Angelina Love’s departure from The Beautiful People, Madison had her first opportunity to truly shine in the company, and that she did.

Madison went on to hold the Knockout’s Championship five times and the Knockout’s Tag Team Championships twice. She made her mark on Impact Wrestling history in a huge way as the first-ever Knockout’s double champion. She did much more than just step out of the shadows of Angelina Love and Velvet Sky, she may have taken center stage.

She is currently the only member of her former stable to ever compete for WWE as a member of the 2018 Mae Young Classic. Currently, Madison Rayne can still be seen in Impact Wrestling every week. However, she has transitioned into a commentary role alongside her husband, Josh Mathews. That doesn’t mean that Madison might not get back in the ring in the future.