TNA LOCKDOWN: Lethal Lockdown match
TNA Lockdown PPV
April 15, 2012
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
We see video of James Storm loading up his truck and heading to the arena ending with, “This is my town. Welcome to Nashville.”
A video package runs hyping Bobby Roode vs. James Storm tonight for the TNA Championship.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to Lockdown. We go live to Nashville where we see a shot of the crowd.
Backstage, we see a shot of Team Garett Bischoff. Garett wants to be the first one to get in the match tonight. AJ Styles says he doesn’t have enough experience. Garett said he knows he is a rookie, but he wants to go out and earn their respect. They agree he can kick it off tonight.
Garett Bischoff is out first to kick off the show. We are starting with Lethal Lockdown.
Team Eric Bischoff (Eric Bischof, Gunner, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) vs. Team Garett Bischoff (Garett Bischoff, AJ Styles, Rob Van Dam, Mr. Anderson and Austin Aries)
We are starting with Garett Bischoff (Team Garett Bischoff) and Gunner (Team Eric Bischoff).. Garett with a series of forearms and kicks to Gunner in the corner. Gunner fires back with a kick of his own, but takes two quick dropkicks from Garett. Garett catches Gunner with a dropkick from the second rope. Gunner follows that up with a quick clothesline and drops some big right hands to slow things down. Gunner launches Garett face first into the corner and then connects with a running knee to the head.
Time expires. Out next is Bully Ray (Team Eric Bischoff). Gunner holds up Garett and Bully Ray connects with a big boot to the face. Gunner tosses Garett into Ray who drops him with a big clothesline. Garett attempts a comeback with right hands, but Ray brushes it off and drops him with a big right hand of his own. Ray works over Garett in the corner dropping elbows over his head.
Time expires. Out next is TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries (Team Garett Bischoff). Aries hits the ring and goes after Ray with a series of right hands and body shots. Aries lights up Ray in the corner with right hands. Aries turns his attention to Gunner jumping at him with forearm shots from the corner. Aries with elbows to the top of Ray’s hit and then a flying elbow to the face. Ray catches Aries with a big boot from the corner. Ray yells at Aries to fight back. Aries goes up top and catches Ray with a big missile dropkikc from the top rope.
Time expires. Out next is Kazarian (Team Eric Bischoff). Kazarian is sporting a new shaved head look. Kazarian takes out Aries with a gutwrench powerbomb, throws his arm up to celebrate and gets zero reaction. Ray holds Garett allowing Kazarian to get in a series of kicks to the chest. Kazarian starts working over Garett in the corner and sends him into Gunner who comes flying off the top rope. Gunner drops a series of right hands over the head of Garet near the corner. Ray is working over Aries dropping some blows on the back of his neck.
Time expires. Out next is AJ Styles (Team Garett Bischoff). Big reaction for Styles in Nashvile. Kazarian tries to cut him off, but Styles pushes him back and shuts the cage door on his head. Styles takes out Ray and then connects with a Pele Kick on Gunner. Ray explodes from the corner with a running body splash taking out Styles. Aries works over Kazarian in a corner connecting with some shoulder charges. Gunner with headbutts to Garett. Styles catches Ray with his big dropkick. Aries drops a big elbow over Ray. Ray sensd Aries into the corner.
Time expires. Out next is Christopher Daniels (Team Eric Bischoff). Daniels goes right after Styles hitting some big rights. Daniels holds Styles allowing Ray to get in a quick shot from the second rope. Gunner is choking Garett up against the corner of the steel cage. Gunner launches Garett like a lawn dart right into the side of the cage. Garett hit the side of a cage with a loud thud. Ray with a double sledgehammer to the top of Styles’ head from the top turnbuckle. Ray does the same once again, but this time to Garett after he was held up by Gunner.
Time expires. Out next is Mr. Anderson (Team Garett Bischoff). Anderson with a series of clotheslines when he hits the ring. Anderson drops Gunner with a quick scoop slam and then drops a series of elbows over Daniels. Ray and Styles start exchanging shots. Styles with a big takedown on Ray. Daniels and Kazarian give Styles a big high body back drop. Gunner has Garett up in the tree of woe and he connects with a big body splash. Just a ton of brawling going on inside the ring. Not easy to follow all of the action with some awkward camera angles.
Time expires. Out next is Eric Bischoff (Team Eric Bischoff). Eric grabs his son Garett and holds him up. Ray chops Garett across his chest. Eric laughs. Ray with a second and Eric continues to laugh. Gunner holds up Garett and chops him as well. Kazarian takes his turn with a big kick to the head of Garett. They throw Garett away and slap hands. The crowd in Nashville starts to chant for RVD. Eric is yelling down at Garett going, “You had to come into my business!” Daniels starts beating down Garett as Eric continues to yell down at him.
Time expires. Out next is Rob Van Dam (Team Garett Bischoff). RVD drops members of Team Eric Bischoff with a series of kicks. RVD with a monkey flip to Kazarian across the ring. Eric Bischoff is hiding behind a corner trying to avoid the action. RVD poses and Anderson stands down below calling for the top of the cage to lower filled with weapons hanging above. Styles has a hockey stick and he starts cracking it over Ray. RVD drops a trash can off the head of Daniels. We see a shot of Eric Bischoff still hiding in the corner. Aries drops a trash can over Ray’s head. We also see a shot of Garett still down in the corner with welts on his back. Aries and Styles grab Eric Bischoff and toss him in the ring. Aries has Eric up and drops him in a scoop slam. RVD goes up top attempting a Five Star Frog Splash, but Gunner trips him up. Ray launches Aries with force into the side of the cage. Anderson with a swinging neckbreaker on Daniels and then drops Ray over the chest of Daniels. Kazarian with a kick to the head of Styles up top. Styles and Kazarian are climbing and hanging from the top of the cage. Kazarian falls off and Styles jumps off dropping a huge elbow. RVD with a Five Star Frog Splash on Kazarian. Ray with a huge big boot on Styles. RVD kicks a chair into Ray’s face. Daniels with Angel’s Wings on RVD. Garett drops Daniels face first. He goes to cover Daniels when Eric cracks a kendo stick over his back. Eric yells down at Garett, “You son of a bitch!” Everyone is down as Eric Bischoff stands alone with a kendo stick in hand. Garett has a guitar and he cracks it over the head of his father. Garett covers Eric and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Team Garett Bischoff
After the match, Taz talks about how this means Eric Bischoff is gone from TNA. We see a series of highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, we see a shot of Garett Bischoff heading to the back with the broken guitar in hand.