Laurel Van Ness Wins Knockouts Championship

Although reports suggest she could be on her way out of Impact Wrestling, Laurel Van Ness is the company's new Knockouts Champion.

Van Ness, also known as Chelsea Green, defeated Rosemary in the finals of the title tournament on Thursday's episode of Impact, although it was taped well over a month ago.

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You can see an excerpt from our Fightful Impact live coverage below.

They lock up to start the match before Rosemary pushes Laurel away before sending her out of the ring as we go to commercial. 

Rosemary hits a tope to the outside once we return from commercial before Laurel sends her into the ring post. Laurel rolls Rosemary back into the ring for a quick two count before hitting a bulldog for a near fall. Rosemary puts a tarantula on Laurel before hitting a suplex onto the floor. They get back in the ring and Laurel hits a draping Unprettier off of the top for the pin and the win.

Winner: Laurel Van Ness defeats Rosemary via pinfall with the Unprettier to become the new Knockouts champion.

The championship was vacated when Gail Kim won it during her final Impact match at Bound For Glory, causing a tournament for the title.

 The 26-year old Green is an alumni of the 2015 season of WWE Tough Enough that also featured Velveteen Dream, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. Squared Circle Sirens reported in November that Van Ness wanted out of the company, but Fightful has been told she'll lose the title on her way out. 

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