April 17, 2008 – Recap by Sassy
TNA Lockdown Results from Sunday,
April 13, 2008:
X Championship X-Scape Match
Black Machismo Jay Lethal vs. Curry
Man vs. Guru Sonjay Dutt vs. Johnny Devine vs. Shark Boy vs. Consequences Creed
Winner: Black Machismo Jay Lethal, X
Queen of the Cage
Angelina Love vs. Velvet Sky vs.
Salinas vs. Rhaka Khan vs. Traci Brooks vs. Christy Hemme vs. Roxxi Laveaux
Winner: Roxxi Laveaux
BG James vs. Kip James
Winner: BG James
Cuffed in the Cage Match
Chris Sabin & Alex Shelly, Motor
City Machineguns vs. Homicide & Hernandez, Latin American Exchange vs. Big
Poppa Pump Scott Steiner & Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams vs. Lance Hoyt
& Jimmy Rave, Rock ‘n Rave Infection vs. Showtime Eric Young & Kaz vs.
Black Reign & Rellik
Showtime Eric Young/Super Eric & Kaz
Women’s Tag Team Match
Awesome Kong & Raisha Saeed vs.
Gail Kim & O.D.B.
Winners: Gail Kim & O.D.B.
Mixed Tag Team Match
Booker T & Sharmell vs. Robert
Roode & Payton Banks
Winners: Booker T & Sharmell
Team Tomko – Tomko, The Prince of
Phenomenal AJ Styles, Brother Ray & Brother Devon of Team 3D, Cowboy James
Storm vs. Team Cage – The Instant Classic Christian Cage, Sting, Big Sexy
Kevin Nash, War Machine Rhino & Matt Morgan
Winners: Team Cage
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Kurt Angle, TNA World Heavyweight
Champion vs. Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe, Challenger
Winner & New TNA World
Heavyweight Champion: Samoan
Submission Machine Samoa Joe
I read some great things about Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner and how nice
he was to his fans.
Steiner can be as big and bad as he wants to be in the ring, but it takes
a great wrestler to remember who supports him.
Last week on iMPACT
In an X-Scape Qualifying Match, Consequences Creed, making
his TNA iMPACT debut, defeated Johnny Devine in 3 minutes.
Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner & Maple Leaf Muscle Petey
Williams with Rhaka Khan defeated The Motor City Machineguns Chris Sabin &
Alex Shelley in 6 minutes in tag team action
Roxxi Laveaux defeated Angelina Love in 3 minutes.
Super Eric defeated Black Reign with Misty the Rat in 2
In the Main Event tag team match, Big Sexy Kevin Nash
& Sting defeated Team 3D’s Brother Ray & Brother Devon in 6 minutes.
REVENGE OF LOCKDOWN
is broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL on the Spike TV Network.
Ringside announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Ring announcer: David Penzer
Ringside valet: SoCal Val
Backstage interviews: Jeremy Borash and Lauren
Mike Tenay informs the audience that tonight three titles
will be on the line: The
X-Division, the Women’s Division, and the Tag Team Division.
The audience hears Samoa Joe’s entrance music and the new
TNA World Heavyweight Champion, enters the arena. Joe addresses his fans and tells his fans “we are the
champions”. As for this fan…YESSSSS! Joe says that his first TNA title run
is dedicated to the TNA fans. Joe says that the belt will be defended with
respect and honor.
Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner’s entrance theme begins and
Steiner enters the arena accompanied by Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams and
Rhaka Khan. Steiner says he is there to talk about sacrifice. Steiner tells
Williams that because he did what he did in order to earn Steiner’s respect,
Steiner is giving Williams the X Division title shot to use anytime he wants it.
Steiner tells Joe that as far as Steiner’s title shot at Sacrifice, Steiner
has sacrificed his whole life and when he looks at Joe and calls him fat and
said that the only thing Joe sacrificed was then when it was time to eat four
Twinkies, Joe ate five. Steiner says that bigger is not better. Steiner calls
Joe genetic junk. Steiner says the only place he hasn’t been World Champion is
in TNA and that will all change at Sacrifice.
Kurt Angle, the ex-champion, interrupts Steiner’s rant to
enter the ring. Angle tells Joe that man to man, Joe beat him at Lockdown and
that Angle learns from his mistakes. Angle says he never makes the same mistake
twice. Angle tells Steiner that he has a title shot at Sacrifice and he has
earned that title shot even though his last win was against the Road Warriors in
1976 with Steiner’s idiot brother. Angle says the point he is making is that
Steiner has a title shot at Sacrifice but that doesn’t necessarily mean that
Steiner’s title shot will be against Samoa Joe because Angle’s contract says
that he has a rematch clause and he can use his rematch clause anytime he
chooses. Angle says the rematch
will be on iMPACT next week.
Lauren, the newest member of the TNA broadcast team, is
backstage with Rhino and Christian Cage. Cage and Rhino say that they have been
through a lot together but they are interrupted by Brother Ray and Brother Devon
of Team 3D. Devon says more tonight
than he has said in a year but Devon says it is only a matter of time before
Cage screws Rhino. Ray wants to know what happened to the animal Rhino. Ray
tells Rhino that he is nothing but a shell of what he was. James Storm, Kip
James and Jackie Moore show up and they all get together to beat on Cage and
Rhino before Security shows up.
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Black Machismo Jay Lethal,
TNA X Division champion, who is trying to get SoCal Val to come out of the
ladies room. Val finally does come out but she comes out with Sonjay Dutt. JB
stops Sonjay and asks him what he was doing in the ladies room with Val and Dutt
says they were just talking. JB says that he is on to Dutt.
Nascar’s Hermie Sandler is at the announcer’s table with
Tenay and Don West as a guest commentator.
Division Title Match
Johnny Devine from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Black Machismo Jay Lethal
Accompanied to the ring by SoCal Val
Referee: Rudy Charles
If TNA brings back the X Division like it should be done, it
will be awesome.
Before the bell rings, Devine attacks Lethal from behind.
Devine is trying to make the match a brawl and keeping Lethal away from his
usual high flying moves could cost Lethal. Devine works very well as a brawler
and he goes about showing the iMPACT audience how bad he can be. Devine goes for
a cover but Lethal kicks out at the two count while Val looks on worriedly from
outside the ring. Devine delivers a moonsault off the top turnbuckle and goes
for a cover but he still gets a two count. Devine goes for the Devine
intervention but Lethal counters it and comes back fighting. Lethal finds his
wings, delivers the lethal combination, goes for the elbow off the top and gets
the three count.
Machismo Jay Lethal
the TNA X Division Championship
NOTE: DURING THE MATCH, TENAY
ANNOUNCED THAT APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH.
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After the match, Little Petey Pump (that’s what Scott
Steiner called the wrestler formerly known as Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams)
enters the arena, jumps up on the apron ring and nails Lethal in the head with
the newly acquired briefcase, Williams leaps over the top rope and lands in the
ring and we go to
Back in the ring, Williams has Lethal’s head in the
briefcase and Williams is stomping on the case. Williams asks Lethal if he can
see that Williams can get a title shot whenever he wants it. Williams demands a
match right now and Williams tells the referee to ring the bell.
The bell rings, the ref removes the briefcase, Williams
delivers the Canadian destroyer and in less than sixty seconds, Williams
becomes the new X Division Champion. Rhaka Khan is available to put the belt around Williams’
waist. Dutt enters the ring to check on Lethal as Williams and Khan leave the
Lauren is backstage with Homicide, Hernandez and Salinas of
Latin American Exchange. I’m not sure what all that was about but I think it
had something to do with the tag team titles.
Matt Morgan, dressed in wrestling attire, enters the ring
with mic in hand. Morgan is complaining about the sacrifices he has had to make
in order to get into the ring in TNA from starting out as a bodyguard to Jim
Cornette’s assistant. It appears Morgan has moved from a monkey suit to a
Lauren is backstage with Samoa Joe to ask about his upcoming
matches with Kurt Angle and, if he beats Angle in the rematch next week, facing
Steiner at Sacrifice. Kevin Nash appears behind Joe and stares and the
championship belt on Joe’s shoulder. Joe leaves and Nash follows him.
Tag Team Championship Match
Accompanied by Salinas
Showtime Eric Young
The Prince of Phenomenal AJ Styles
TNA Tag Team Champions
Referee: Andrew Thomas
3 way matches can be very entertaining but I am not fond of
them when a title belt is on the line. As far as abilities in the ring go, Tomko
appears to be the odd man out. I’m not saying that Tomko can’t wrestle but
he doesn’t have the same talent in the ring as the other five wrestlers.
Kaz just amazes me every time he is in the ring.
His moves are fluid and light and completely devastating.
Hernandez amazes me for a man his size. He appears to be able to defy
gravity at times and this time it nearly costs Kaz. Tomko takes advantage when
the referee’s attention is turned to Hernandez who has illegal entered the
ring to take down Kaz by going across the ring to deliver a blow that sends
Young to the floor. As Styles and Kaz continue to battle in the ring, Young
backs up the entrance ramp headed for the back and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back in the ring, Kaz and Tomko are in the ring but there is
interference by Styles and then interference by Homicide giving Tomko and Styles
the opportunity to double team Kaz. Styles goes for a cover but LAX enters the
ring to break up the count. Tomko takes out Hernandez and when Tomko attempts to
toss Homicide over the top rope, Tomko ends up on the floor with him. Hernandez
delivers a dive through the ropes and takes out Tomko with a suicide dive. Kaz
and Styles are both down in the ring when Super Eric enters the arena. Kaz tags
in Super Eric and Styles meets Super Eric in the ring. Eric goes for a bridge
and gets the three count.
2 minutes before commercial, 3 minutes after commercial, 5 minutes total.
Eric with a bridge pin
TNA Tag Team Champions
I’m having a terrible time trying to decide what to say
about this match. Am I glad that Kaz is now part of the TNA tag team champions?
Yes I am but did we have to go through the comic strip of Super Eric in
order for Kaz to hold the gold? This
was only a 5-minute match but for the time allotted, it was a decent match until
the appearance of Super Eric. I realize that the younger fans may enjoy Super
Eric and I have no objection to him being in the ring as the comedy act but TNA
is taking down the value of what they would like everyone to believe about the
TNA title belts.
Tomko and AJ Styles, former TNA tag team champions are
backstage in Jim Cornette’s office and JB is with them. Styles and Tomko tell
Cornette that it was interference because Super Eric was not in the match and
none of this is actually work relating in writing. Styles and Tomko want Cornette to ask Eric if he and Super
Eric are two different people and he says he will do it.
Team 3D from New York City
War Machine Rhino from Detroit, MI
The Instant Classic Christian Cage from Tampa, FL, by way
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Referee: Earl Hebner
From the battle that began at the beginning of iMPACT we are
left with the impression that over half of the TNA locker room is involved in
the ongoing feud between Team Cage and Team Tomko with the four participants in
this match being part of that feud.
Cage and Devon begin the match but it isn’t long before
Devon tags in Ray. Cage goes for a cover on Ray but Ray kicks out and Cage tags
in Rhino. Rhino takes Ray down with a belly-to-belly suplex and goes for the
cover but can’t get the three count. Ray tags in Devon and Rhino takes them
both down with a clothesline before he sends them out to the floor. Cage comes
off the top turnbuckle and takes Ray and Devon back down to the floor and then
rolls back into the ring with Rhino and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back in the ring, Cage and Devon are in the ring and Devon is
going for a cover but Cage kicks out. The audience sees that during commercial
break, Ray used the steel steps to work on Cage. Devon backs Cage up to Ray then
tags in Ray. Cage fights back but Ray takes Cage down and then delivers a shot
that sends Rhino down to the floor. Rhino is back to his feet and tries to get
into the ring but the ref stops Rhino and sends him back out to the apron ring.
Ray and Devon have Cage tied up in the corner and again Devon goes for a cover
but Cage gets a shoulder off the mat. Devon tags in Ray,
Ray slams Cage to the mat and goes up to the second rope, Rhino distracts
Ray and Cage is back to his feet and delivers a hurricanrana from the top
turnbuckle. Cage goes for the pin and gets a two count. Ray tags in Devon and
Cage tags in Devon. Ray enters the ring and Rhino and Devon end up on the floor
outside the ring. Cage and Ray are in the ring. Ray delivers a low blow behind
the ref’s back. Rhino is back in the ring and he sets Ray up for a gore, Ray
moves out of the way and Rhino nails Cage. Devon is back in the ring and
accidentally delivers a clothesline to Ray Rhino goes after Devon with a
surprise roll up gets the three count.
3 minutes before commercial, 5 minutes after commercial, 8 minutes total.
Machine Rhino with a roll up
Instant Classic Christian Cage
This wasn’t a bad match for a brawl although I was a little
surprised – and pleased – that the ending was so fast paced and action
After the match, Rhino and Cage are hugging so we can assume
there is no animosity there. In the
ring Devon and Ray are having words and when the ref tries to get in the middle,
he gets shoved down to the mat. The two are chest to chest in the ring when
Security enters the ring and breaks them up.
Backstage Cornette and JB are with Eric Young. Cornette says
that Styles is saying there was outside interference because Young and Super
Eric are two different personalities. Young
tells Cornette that he’s in a tough spot but no matter what decision Cornette
makes, Young will back him. Cornette said there was no outside interference but
Young says there was and when Cornette tries to explain. Cornette tells Young
when he calls for him in the ring, he’d better come right away. As JB and
Cornette leave Young, there is a battle of some sort going on in another room
down the hall so Cornette heads that direction. The room is filled with the
women’s roster. Cornette says that the women’s problem is that they are
spoiled and if there are any sacrifices going on, it is going to start with
every one of them. I can only guess that this was an effort to make sure the
audience saw all of the women’s roster but there was absolutely no point to
any of it.
Cornette is in the ring with Tomko and Styles. Cornette
apologizes to all the fans for the stupidity going on and he explains the
outside interference claim in order to have Super Eric (or Eric Young or whoever
he is this week) and Kaz stripped of the TNA tag team titles. Cornette calls out
Eric Young. Kaz enters the ring with both title belts instead. Cornette again
calls out Eric Young again and tells him he has to the count of three to get to
the ring or he will strip them of the title belts.
Instead of Eric Young, Super Eric enters the ring. Does anyone know why
Super Eric has horns? Cornette tells Super Eric to explain to Tomko and Styles that
he is really Eric Young. Super Eric says he knows nothing of an Eric Young.
Super Eric asks Cornette why his face is getting red. Kaz takes the mic and
tells Eric to tell everyone that he is Eric Young to that they can take the
titles and go celebrate. Super Eric says he can’t do that because he is Super
Eric. Styles grabs the belt back from Kaz but Cornette says that Kaz and Super
Eric are stripped of the tag team championships but Cornette takes the belts
away from Tomko and Styles. Cornette says that since they lost the titles they
are not the champions and he is going to take the belts and figure out what to
do by next week.
Lauren is backstage with Robert Roode, Kip James and Cowboy
James Storm with Miss Jackie Moore. Kip tells Lauren that he is proud of what he
has accomplished. Storm and Kip get into a little disagreement but Roode gets in
the middle of it. Storm has some harsh words for Sting. Roode has the same type
of words for Booker T.
NOTE: There are
rumors that Payton Banks is no longer working with TNA since her break up with
Roode at the Lockdown pay per view. It is further rumored that Banks was working
without a contract but that does not mean she will not be back at a later date.
Women’s Championship Match
Roxxi Laveaux from New Orleans, LA
Awesome Kong residing in Tokyo, Japan, 6’1”, 272 3/8
TNA Women’s Champion
Accompanied to the ring by Raisha Saeed
Referee: Rudy Charles
Commercial break before the match begins.
Since Awesome Kong made her way into the TNA ring, I have
waited to see if TNA would drop the “men against women” rule and allow her
to work with some of the male roster. If
TNA has that in mind, they certainly haven’t given us any indication that it
was going to happen soon. Which
makes Kong unable to work with anyone of her size and strength and leaves us
with the feeling that no one will ever be able to truly beat her in the ring and
leaves us with the feeling that no one will ever be able to truly beat her in
the ring. I don’t know about the rest of the TNA fans but constant squash
matches aren’t what I want to see.
Saeed appears to have a little more eye makeup on than usual.
And Laveaux doesn’t have a chance against someone this size. Kong delivers a
leg drop and goes for the cover but Laveaux kicks out. Kong goes up to the
second rope and goes for a splash but Laveaux gets out of the way. Laveaux takes
Kong down with a spinning neck breaker and goes for a pin but Laveaux gets a two
count. Kong delivers a spinning back fist, follows up with the awesome bomb and
gets the win.
JB is backstage with Angle. Angle is pounding on a door in
the back and he asks JB where his sign for the door has gone and JB says it is
gone. The room now belongs to Samoa
Joe who is the new champion. Angle kicks at the door and then whines because he
is no longer the champion but he claims he only made one mistake and that it
shouldn’t be held against him. Angle says that next week Angle will be the
Man Tag Team Grudge Match
Cowboy James Storm from Lieper’s Fork, TN
Accompanied to the ring by Jacqueline
Robert Roode from Wall Street, Manhattan, NY
BG James from Pensacola, FL
Booker T from Houston, TX
Sting from Venice Beach, CA
Referee: Earl Hebner
Back to the multi man match again. The bell rings and Booker
T wants Roode. Roode steps in the ring and immediately tags in Kip. Booker works
the crowd before locking up with Kip. Kip is enjoying his new bad guy status and
is not resorting to using any wrestling moves. BG, on the ring apron, does a lot
of yelling at Kip before Booker tags in Sting. Kip tags in Roode. Sting goes for
a cover and gets a two count. Sting tags in BG and BG takes down Roode before
knocking Kip off the ring apron and onto the floor. No one is spending a lot of
time in the ring – the tags are frequent. Storm rolls into the ring and
delivers a backstabber before rolling out of the ring all behind the ref’s
back. Roode goes for the cover but can’t get the three count and he heads for
his side of the ring with BG in tow and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back in the ring, Roode is standing in the ring, BG is on the
floor. Roode delivers a snap mare and the crowd wants Booker T in the ring with
Roode and they say it out loud. BG is back on his feet and the two collide in
the center of the ring and both men are down on the canvas. Roode is heading
back to his side of the ring and tags in Storm but Booker gets the tag and he
takes down Storm. Kip enters the ring and Booker drops Kip and then sends him
over the top rope. He delivers a
spine buster to Storm and Roode attacks him with a boot from behind. Sting and
BG enter the ring and then go out of the ring after the other two wrestlers.
Storm has the beer bottle, Jackie has the ref distracted, and Morgan slides into
the ring and takes out Storm then slides back out of the ring and down to the
floor. Booker is back to his feet and he takes down Storm with a leg to the back
of the neck, goes for the cover and gets the three count.
3 minutes before commercial, 3 minutes after commercial, 6 minutes total
With a little help from Matt Morgan
After the match, Sting, Booker & BG celebrate in the ring
as Morgan stands up outside the ring to tell Booker what happened.
Booker isn’t happy and Sting tries to intervene but Booker shoves
Sting. Booker asks for a mic and tells Morgan that he doesn’t need his help
and if Sting wants to back Morgan, then Sting has a problem with Booker. Booker
tells Sting if he wants some he can come get some too.
there anyone in the TNA locker room who isn’t fighting with someone?