TnT (professional wrestling)

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TnT
Tag team
Members Tara
Brooke Tessmacher
Name(s) TnT
Tara & Miss Tessmacher
Tara & Brooke Tessmacher
Tara & Tessmacher
Heights Tara: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Brooke Tessmacher: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Combined
weight
251 lb (114 kg)
Debut July 21, 2011
Disbanded September 13, 2012
Promotions TNA
FWE

TnT (also referred to as Tara & Tessmacher) was a professional wrestling tag team, consisting of Tara and Brooke Tessmacher. The team was working with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

History[edit]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling[edit]

TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions (2011)[edit]

At the tapings of the July 21 edition of Impact Wrestling, Tara and Miss. Tessmacher defeated Mexican America (Rosita and Sarita) to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship.[1][2] With the win, Tara became one of six TNA Knockouts (along with Angelina Love, Awesome Kong, Madison Rayne, Taylor Wilde and Gail Kim) to have held both the Knockouts Championship and Knockouts Tag Team Championship. Tessmacher and Tara made their first title defense on August 7 at Hardcore Justice, defeating Mexican America in a rematch.[3] On the September 29 edition of Impact Wrestling, Tara was defeated by her former partner Madison Rayne in a match to determine the third and final challenger for the Women's Knockout Championship at Bound for Glory.[4] On October 20 edition of Impact Wrestling Tara and Tessmacher made their second title defence defeating Angelina Love and Winter.[5] On the November 3 edition of Impact Wrestling, Tara and Tessmacher lost the Knockouts Tag Team Championship to Gail Kim and Madison Rayne.[6] On the November 17 episode of Impact Wrestling, both members of TnT, competed in a gauntlet match to earn a title match with the new Women's Knockout Champion, Gail Kim, but were both eliminated. Brooke was eliminated by Velvet Sky and Tara was eliminated by Mickie James who would go on to win the gauntlet match.[7]

Pursuit of the TNA Women's Knockouts Championship & Breakup (2012)[edit]

On the January 26, 2012 edition of Impact Wrestling, Tara defeated Mickie James and Velvet Sky in a three-way match to earn a match for the Women's Knockout Championship.[8] On February 12 at Against All Odds, Tara was unsuccessful in her title challenge against Gail Kim.[9] On the April 5 episode of Impact Wrestling, Tara competed in a six-way match to become the number one contender to Gail Kim's Women's Knockout Championship also involving Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, Madison Rayne, Mickie James, and Winter, but the eventual winner was Sky. On the April 19th edition of Impact Wrestling,both members of TnT, competed in an 8 woman tag team match that saw TnT, Mickie James, and Velvet Sky against Gail Kim, Madison Rayne and Mexican America (Rosita and Sarita) where Brooke pinned Gail after Velvet stopped Gail from pinning Brooke with her feet on the ropes.[7] The following week, Brooke challenged Gail to a match and won. On May 3, Brooke pinned Gail Kim again when she teamed up with Velvet Sky to take on Gail and Madison Rayne. Because of these wins Brooke was named #1 contender for Gail's title at Sacrifice. On the May 10th edition of Impact Wrestling, Brooke defeated Velvet Sky but was laid out by Gail after the match. On May 13 at Sacrifice, Tessmacher failed in her title challenge against Kim when Kim pinned Brooke with her feet on the ropes.[7] On the June 7 episode of Impact Wrestling, a week after Brooke Hogan's TNA debut, Tessmacher defeated her TnT partner Tara, Mickie James and Velvet Sky in a four-way match to earn another shot at Gail Kim and the Women's Knockout Championship at Slamiversary.[10] At Slammiversary, Tessmacher defeated Kim to win the Women's Knockout Championship. On the June 21 episode of Impact Wrestling Tessmacher made her first successful title defense, defeating Mickie James.[11] On the July 12 episode of Impact Wrestling, Tessmacher successfully defended her title in a rematch against Gail Kim.[12] On August 2, Tara competed in a #1 contenders match for Brooke's title that also involved Mickie James, Gail Kim and Madison Rayne. Rayne would go on to win the match after Rayne's "boyfriend" Earl Hebner declared Rayne the winner when Tara had clearly pinned Rayne. On August 12 at Hardcore Justice, Tessmacher lost the title to Madison Rayne, who had referee Earl Hebner on her side again, ending her reign at 63 days.[13] Four days later, Tessmacher would regain the Knockouts Championship from Rayne with Taryn Terrell as the newly appointed Knockouts referee. TnT broke up on the September 13 episode of Impact Wrestling, when Tara turned into a villainess and attacked Tessmacher after unsuccessfully challenging her for the Women's Knockout Championship at No Surrender.[14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2011-07-12). "TNA notes from tonight in Orlando". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-07-21). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 7/21: Ongoing "virtual time" report on Sting title win fallout". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  3. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-08-07). "Caldwell's TNA Hardcore Justice PPV results 8/7: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Sting vs. Angle, five title matches, BFG Series matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  4. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2011-09-30). "Impact Wrestling Results - 9/29/11". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ Crow, The (2011-10-11). "TNA iMPACT Wrestling Results 10/20/11". Lordsofpain. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  6. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-11-03). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 11/3: Ongoing live coverage of Storm defending against Roode". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  7. ^ a b c Keller, Wade (2011-11-17). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 11/17: Follow up to Turning Point, Roode and Styles match announced for Final Resolution". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  8. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2012-01-27). "Impact Results - 1/26/12". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  9. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-02-12). "Caldwell's TNA Against All Odds PPV results 2/12: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode-Hardy-Storm-Ray TNA Title main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  10. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-06-07). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 6/7: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - six-man tag, final Slammiversary hype". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  11. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-06-21). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 6/21: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - Aries Decision 2012, BFG Series, Open Fight Night, Gut Check". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  12. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-07-12). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 7/12: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - Aries's first show as champ, BFG Series matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  13. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-08-12). "Caldwell's TNA Hardcore Justice PPV results 8/12: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Aries vs. Roode, BFG Series matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  14. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-09-13). "Caldwell's TNA Impact results 9/13: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - No Surrender fall-out, Aries-Hardy hype begins". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 

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