Last night was a great night TNA because they had their best pay-per-view of the year. They had to make some changes at the last minute because Douglass Williams couldn’t get over from England due to the volcano and Syxx-Pac no showed. The first match of the evening was James Storm taking on RVD to gain advantage for Lockdown. It was a good solid match that saw RVD gain the advantage for Team Hogan in the main event.
The second match of the evening was an XScape Match between Homicide,Brian Kendrick, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin to determine who would take Douglass Williams spot in the triple threat X Division championship match. This was a good fast pace match and in the end Homicide got out of the cage first and got himself a spot in a match later on.
Up next was Kevin Nash vs. Eric Young and this match didn’t go as well as I thought it could. It was actually a really short match which Kevin Nash ended up winning. He then got on the mic and said he would be Scott Hall’s partner later on in the night against Team 3D.
After that a match that featured ALL TNA Knockouts Titles On The Line with Tara and Angelina Love vs. The Beautiful People. This match was pretty good and now all The Beautiful People have the gold. After the match was over, Tara turned on Angelina and left her lying in the middle of the ring. It’s safe to say Tara is officially heel again.
Another title match was after that and it was the X Division Championship match that had Shannon Moore vs. Homicide vs. Kazarian. Another fast pace, high octane match. All three men have different styles which made the match fun to watch. In the end, Kazarian became the new X Division Champion.
Kevin Nash pulled double duty when Team 3D took on Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. Now that’s a match I would have rather seen only because Hall and Nash were a legit tag team back in the day. The match was pretty much a brawl and it was pretty much dominated by Team 3D who obviously won the match. Because of Syxx-Pac no showing I really don’t know what’s going to happen to the band. I honestly think they need to just stick Hall and Nash. No Syxx-Pac, no Bubba, and no other members. It would be a lot more effective if it was just those two. We will see what happens.
The match of the night was definitely Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson. What a great match the made the whole show worth watching. All the matches were good, but this one was great. Angle and Anderson went back and forth and there were a few times in the match where I didn’t know who was going to win. Angle eventually won the match and then aftwards told the crowd he was taking some time off and that when he came back he would once again be TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Another match that was pretty good was the TNA Championship Match with AJ Styles vs. D’Angelo Dinero. AJ finally used some of his high flying moves again to help win the match. Actually it was his dirty tactics that won him the match but I got to give props to The Pope. I love how TNA took a WWE mid-carder and turned him into a superstar that a lot of people love. He may have not won the title but he definitely proved he can hang with the best.
The Main Event of the evening was the Lethal Lockdown Match between Team Hogan (Abyss, Jeff Jarrett, Jeff Hardy & Rob Van Dam) vs. Team Flair (Sting, Beer Money & Desmond Wolfe). This match was chaotic, bloody and at times unpredictable. It eventually became 5 on 5 when Hogan and Flair got involved. Flair and Sting both went through thumbtacks. Jeff Hardy reenacted what AJ did at Lockdown of 2006 by jumping of a ladder on to a table which happen to be on top of the steel cage. Abyss finally pinned Wolfe to win the match. The show ended with Team Hogan along with Eric Bischoff celebrating their victory over Team Flair.
I enjoyed Lockdown a lot. I have not seen that much blood on a pay-per-view in a long time. All I got to say it it’s about time. Wrestling is about the blood, and the hardcore style sometimes. I thought it was a great showing for TNA and hopefully the can keep the momentum rolling.