TNA LOCKDOWN: Samoa Joe vs. “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero
Apr 17, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Pope starts climbing up the cage, Joe pulls him down and Pope rakes the eyes. Joe responds with big jabs. Pope with a big scoop slam. Joe immediately responds with a clothesline. Joe with more stiff jabs to Pope in the corner. Joe with a big kick to the head of Pope in the corner. Joe with a few chops as well. Pope starts climbing the cage again. Joe follows sending Pope into the cage head first. Pope then falls down crotching himself on the top rope. Joe hits the ropes and then kicks Pope right in the face. Joe rakes the face of Pope in the corner with his boot. Pope pulled the referee in Joe’s path to prevent a kick to the face. Pope starts working over the head of Joe and hits a big kick to the chest. Pope with a big uppercut. Pope starts applying a sleeper on Joe. Pope with a clothesline and back sweep combo. Joe with a quick powerslam on Pope. Both men start exchanges slaps. Joe’s are crazy stiff. Joe with an inverted atomic drop, big boot and senton back splash combo. Joe with a diving leg lariat off the second turnbuckle. Joe has Pope up and connects with the Muscle Buster. Pope puts his boot on the bottom rope during the pinfall. Pope starts climbing up the cage. Joe pulls his shorts down. Taz adds, “It looks like we have a full moon in Cincinnati.” Taz and Tenay start laughing. Pope fights off Joe sending him back to the mat, pulls up his shorts and drops a flying elbow. Joe counters the DDE attempt by Pope sending him back first into the side of the cage. Joe with a second Muscle Buster. Joe applies the rear naked choke. Pope taps.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Hernandez and his crew. Hernandez talks about Mexican America.
A video package runs hyping Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez.