Apr 15, 2012 - by Adam Martin
* Poll results: Grade TNA’s Lockdown PPV
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.
Taz and Mike Tenay want to know who you have tonight on Twitter: #TeamRoode or #TeamStorm.
TNA Tag Team Championships
Samoa Joe and Magnus (c’s) vs. The Motorcity Machine Guns
They screwed up the music for the Machine Guns during the entrance causing some confusion for the fans in Nashville. We start with Magnus and Alex Shelley. Lock up and Magnus pushes Shelley away to the corner. Shelley with a quick shot to Magnus’ left leg. Tag to Samoa Joe and a tag to Chris Sabin as well. Joe with a series of kicks and some big chops. Sabin with a quick kick to the head off the ropes. Shelley gets the tag and drops a sledgehammer over the back of Joe. Tag to Magnus who takes shots from Shelley and Sabin near the corner. Tag to Joe who starts working over Sabin. Quick tag back to Magnus who starts kicking Sabin down in the corner. Quick tag to Joe who lights up Sabin with right hands. Joe with a big body splash over Sabin that was setup with a Magnus big boot. Tag back to Magnus who drops Sabin with a big spinebuster. Sabin starts fighting with elbows on Magnus and Joe. Sabin jumps up, kicks Magnus into the side of the cage and connects with a tornado DDT on Joe. Shelley gets the tag and he drops Magnus into the corner. Joe accidentally splashes Magnus and takes a big kick to the head from Shelley. Sabin with a powerbomb to Joe coming off the top rope from the corner. Shelley sends Magnus face first into the side of the steel cage and then connects with a double foot stomp from the top. Close pinfall with the Guns dropping Magnus on a double team move. Joe applies a rear naked choke on Sabin. Magnus has Shelley in a full nelson. Shelley with Sliced Bread #2 on Magnus. Joe breaks the choke and breaks up the pinfall. Shelley with a close pinfall on Magnus. Magnus plants Shelley with a big slam. Sabin is on Joe’s back attempted a choke. Joe body splashes over Shelley using Sabin. Magnus and Joe hit their double team finish with Magnus dropping the elbow off the top to get the pinfall.
Winners and still TNA Tag Team Champions: Samoa Joe and Magnus
Backstage, Robbie E promises a win over Devon to get back his TNA TV Championship.
TNA TV Championship
Devon (c) vs. Robbie E w/ Robbie T
Robbie goes on the attack right away sending Devon into the side of the cage and going for a quick pinfall. Robbie starts choking Devon with his boot. Robbie catches Devon with a big boot and then connects with a flying forearm from the second rope. Robbie locks on a headlock to keep the action grounded. Devon fights back crotching Robbie on the ropes. Devon with a flying shoulder block that drops Robbie. Devon with a quick neckbreaker. Devon with a body splash and big spinebuster that plants Robbie. Devon hooks the leg and gets the win.
Winner and still TNA TV Champion: Devon
After the match, Robbie T hits the ring and attacks Devon. Robbie T puts Devon up on his shoulder and plants him down hard on the ring.
Backstage, Matt Morgan talks about his match with Crimson tonight.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Gail Kim (c) w/ Madison Rayne vs. Velvet Sky
Gail Kim goes right after Velvet Sky sending her into the corner. Sky with two quick pinfall attempts early on. Sky with a few elbows, sunset flip and gets another close count on Kim. Kim with a high knee to the back of Sky. Kim starts choking Sky in the corner with her boot. Sky with a series of kicks and chops to Kim. Sky drops Kim’s face off her knee, but Kim sends Sky into the corner. Kim with a big missile dropkick from the top rope. Kim locks a headlock on Sky to keep the action grounded. Sky breaks it up dropping down on Kim’s jaw. Kim chops the chest of Sky, walks off and blows a kiss to the dead crowd in Nashville. Sky with a quick head scissors takedown on Kim followed by a running bulldog. Kim kicks Sky away. Sky is getting up on the top turnbuckle. Kim is jumping up with her. Sky locks Kim’s head between her legs and executes a sunset flip from the top rope. Kim’s head bounced off the mat pretty bad. Sky hooks the leg and Kim grabs the bottom rope. Madison Rayne starts distracting Sky. Sky goes to rollup Kim when Kim reverses and gets the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail Kim
At ringside, Mike Tenay rejoins commentary with Taz (sounded like Tenay’s headset was disconnected during the earlier match).
Ric Flair’s music hits and he makes his way out to the arena. Big reaction. Flair gets on the mic and asks the Nashville crowd who just walked into this ring. He insults some people at ringside and formally introduces himself. Flair calls himself a “special kind of cat” and says he is pissed off. He said Hulk Hogan just won’t leave him alone and tonight he ended Eric Bischoff’s career. The crowd cheers and he doesn’t think it is funny at all. Hulk Hogan’s music hits and he makes his way into the arena. Big reaction for Hogan. “Mr. Flair, as the General Manager of Impact Wrestling, I have to admit one huge fact: you single handedly are the greatest wrestler alive. Now, do you mind if I enter your ring my brother?” Flair tells Val to “get her ass up here” and open the ropes for Hogan. Hogan says as the GM of Impact Wrestling, Flair has the right to express any problems or concerns. Flair says he has had a problem with Hogan for 30 years and he doesn’t like the way he is running this company. He said Eric Bischoff shouldn’t have been in the ring tonight and Hogan put him in a position to fail. Flair said he should have been in the ring instead. He threatens to kick Hogan’s ass. Hogan reminds Flair where he is tonight: Lockdown. He adds that because of Lockdown, Eric Bischoff will never be part of TNA ever again, he can’t use the Bischoff name and everyone in the building knows that if they hook up right now we will tear the roof off this building. Hogan tells Flair if he has a problem with how he is running things then he “better do something about it right now…brother!” Flair says he is pissed, removes his jacket and Hogan drops Flair with a big right. Hogan leaves the ring and starts heading to the back when Flair freaks out. Flair tells Hogan to get back here on the mic and threatens to beat up Mike Tenay at ringside.
Matt Morgan vs. Crimson
Matt Morgan drops Crimson with a big shoulder block, clothesline and side slam combo early on. Crimson bounces off the side of the cage when he misses an attempted body splash on Morgan. Crimson fights back dropping Morgan by going after his knee. Crimson with a big clothesline and launches Morgan back to the mat. Crimson sends Morgan into the corner and chokes him over the top rope. Morgan fights back catching Crimson with a big boot in the corner. Crimson fires back immediately with a huge spinebuster that results in a two count. Morgan with a snapmare and big boot combo on Crimson. Morgan drops Crimson face first off the top turnbuckle and then connects with a big back suplex. Morgan with a body splash on Crimson right up against the side of the cage. Morgan misses his big boot and Crimson starts climbing out of the cage. Morgan jumps up and pulls him back in. Crimson trips up Morgan and he crotches himself on the top rope. When Morgan falls back, he locks his foot on the middle and bottom rope. Crimson laughs, climbs over the cage and jumps to the outside to get the win.
After the match, Crimson celebrates his win. Mike Tenay reminds us that Crimson remains undefeated in TNA.
A video package runs highlighting Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle.
Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle goes right after Jeff Hardy when the bell rings lighting him up with a series of right hands and uppercuts. Hardy comes back with a quick elbow and drops his legs over the chest of Angle. Hardy follows that up with a quick dropkick that sends Angle flying back. Angle rakes the eyes of Hardy to slow things down. Hardy with a clothesline to Angle in the corner followed by his leaping corner dropkick. When Hardy comes off the ropes, Angle drives Hardy face first into the side of the cage. Angle flips off the crowd and connects with a snap suplex. Angle is finally getting something out of this dead Nashville crowd getting them all riled up. Angle takes a bow and continues to mock them as he goes back after Hardy pushing his face up against the cage. Angle once again drives Hardy into the side of the cage head first. Another shot to the side of the cage from Angle on Hardy. Hardy is busted open as blood is all over the mat. Hardy fights back sending Angle face first into the side of the cage surprising Angle. Hardy with an elbow and Whisper in the Wind over Angle near the corner. Hardy drives Angle back into the cage once again using his legs to snap off. Hardy with a modified Twist of Fate/Stunner combo on Angle. Hardy goes up top, Angle jumps back to his feet and executes an Angle Slam on Hardy from the top turnbuckle. Angle is the first up, gets in a few shots and starts climbing up the cage. Hardy pulls him down and drops him with a clothesline. Hardy is climbing up the cage and Angle gets his foot pulling him down. Hardy kicks Angle away, springs back and connects with a big splash over Angle. Hardy covers and gets a close two count. Hardy tries to open the cage door when Angle jumps up and gets an Ankle Lock applied. Hardy rolls through and gets the Ankle Lock applied on Angle. Angle counters out and Hardy connects with a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top and connects with a big Swanton Bomb. Hardy doesn’t go for the pin and connects with a second Swanton Bomb. Hardy hooks the leg…and Angle kicks out after two. Angle sends Hardy face first into the cage and then connects with an Angle Slam. Cover and Hardy kicks out. Angle can’t believe it. Hardy fires back with an Angle Slam of his own. Hardy goes back up top, but then climbs all the way to the top of the steel cage. Hardy connects with a Swanton Bomb from the top of the steel cage! Hardy goes Angle and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Jeff Hardy celebrates his win slapping hands with fans at ringside. In the ring, TNA referees attend to Kurt Angle. We then see a series of highlights leading to the finish. Back live, Angle is being helped to the back by TNA officials.
TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championships
ODB and Eric Young (c’s) vs. Sarita and Rostia
ODB goes after Sarita and Rosita right away. ODB drops Rosita over Sarita and Eric Young jumps in counting the pinfall. ODB tells him to back off. Sarita and Rosita double team ODB. Sarita works over ODB and then tags in Rosita. Rosita with a series of kicks on ODB and starts choking her with her boot. Sarita gets the tag and she shows herself off around Young who is pretending not to look. Sarita and Rosita double team ODB more and Young jumps in to break it up. Sarita and Rosita try to butter up Young in the corner. ODB takes a drink from her flask and takes out both girls. ODB tackles Sarita and drops Rosita with a cutter. ODB gets the pinfall.
Winners and still TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions: ODB and Eric Young
After the match, ODB grabs Eric Young and the two start kissing rolling around on the mat. ODB bends over, Young hits the ropes and spanks ODB.
At ringside, Mike Tenay and Taz discuss the Facebook vote for the main event in favor of James Storm. Taz thinks Bobby Roode has the advantage. Tenay disagrees thinking Storm has the advantage in his hometown tonight.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with TNA Champion Bobby Roode. “Tonight is the night the entire wrestling world has been waiting for,” says Roode. “Tonight is the night that James Storm has been waiting for in his hometown, in front of his friends, in front of his family – a chance at the World Heavyweight Championship. Tonight I walk out into that cage and I prove to the entire world what I say is true – I always have been and always will be better than you. You see Storm, the talking is over. Tonight just isn’t a wrestling match – tonight is a fight. Tonight I am out for blood. I hate you and you hate me. I’m coming for you Storm. I’m out for blood. Put your wife and kids to bed. Tonight I prove to the world that I am without a shadow of a doubt the most dominating World Heavyweight Champion in this company and that I am the it factor in professional wrestling.”
A video package runs highlighting Bobby Roode vs. James Storm.
Bobby Roode (c) vs. James Storm
As Bobby Roode circled the cage during his entrance, James Storm jumped out and attacked him from behind. The two start brawling around the outside of the ring. Storm sends Roode into the steel ring barricade. Storm puts the steel ring steps on its side and Storm sends Roode face first into them. Storm grabs one of his beer bottles, takes a sip and spits the beer in the face of Roode. Referee Earl Hebner is yelling at the two to get inside the cage. Storm sends Roode back first into the steel ring barricade. Roode then fires back sending Storm face first into the cage. Storm is busted open when Roode grabs a beer bottle, takes a sip and spits it into the face of Storm.
Roode tosses a bloody Storm into the ring and the bell officially rings. Roode sends Storm face first into the side of the cage once inside. Roode punches the bloody forehead of Storm repeatedly. Roode chokes Storm agains the ropes yelling, “You want to fight me! Fight me pussy!” Roode with a big suplex and knee to the head combo on Storm. Roode with right hands and Storm starts getting fired up. Roode cuts off Storm with a high elbow. We see a shot of country music singers Montgomery Gentry and James Storm’s wife. Storm catches Roode with an elbow in the corner. Roode follows with a clothesline. Roode starts driving the face of Storm across the steel cage. Roode talks trash to a bloody Storm in the corner. Storm fights to his feet and is firing himself up. Storm throws Roode to the corner and opens up some big right hands. Roode falls and Storm with some crazy kicks. Storm with a high back body drop on Roode. Roode counters an Eye of the Storm attempt. Storm trips up Roode and catapults him face first into the cage. Storm then sends Roode back into the cage again. Storm connects with the Eye of the Storm, hooks the leg and Roode barely kicks out after two. Roode with a spinebuster, cover and Storm gets a shoulder up. Roode is now busted open. Storm with a Codebreaker and then Backcracker combo on Roode, covers and Roode again gets a shoulder up barely after two. Storm drives Roode’s face across the cage returning the favor. Roode lifts Storm over the top rope and right into the side of the cage. Roode opens the cage door and tries climbing out when Storm hooks on his leg. Roode gets a Crossface locked on Storm. Storm rolls through and gets to the ropes. Roode props Storm up on the top turnbuckle. Storm and Roode are both standing up. Roode drives the back of Storm’s head into the cage. Storm falls down to his knee. Roode starts using Storm to climb out. Storm holds on to his leg. Roode kicks Storm away. Storm jumps back up and grabs Roode by his hair. Storm pulls Roode back in. Storm and Roode take turns sending each other face first into the side of the cage. Storm gets the advantage sending Roode back to the mat below. Storm starts climbing up when Roode flips him off. Storm jumps off the top rope into a Codebreaker on Roode. Storm goes for the Last Call superkick, but Roode pulls the referee in the way. Referee is down. The door opens and Roode tells the referee to hand him a beer bottle. Roode gets a beer bottle and smashes it over the head of Storm. Roode calls for the referee to get back in. Roode covers Storm…1…2…Storm gets a shoulder up. Roode is shocked. Storm with a Last Call. Storm gets ready for another Last Call, connects, but it sends Roode through the steel cage door and to the outside.
Winner and still TNA Champion: Bobby Roode
After the match, James Storm pleads with the referee. The referee signals for the bell and puts the TNA Championship over a knocked out Bobby Roode. The PPV goes off the air with an upset James Storm jumping into the crowd and hugging what appeared to be a family member.