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Actors: Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, Sting, Mick Foley
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling presents Lockdown, live from the hardcore wrestling capital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! TNA's most barbaric event of the year featured every match held inside the unforgiving Six Sid... more »
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D.P. | California | 05/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Xscape Match: X Division Champion Suicide vs. Jay Lethal vs. Consequences Creed vs. Sheik Adbul Bashir vs. Kioshi - To those that are used to the X division spotfest that have happened in this type of match in the past, you'll be disappointed here as this was just a solid opening match between all four men but definately the weakest Xscape match they've had with the only noteworthy moment happening at the end.
O.D.B. vs. Daffney vs. Sojo Bolt vs. Madison Rayne - Nothing really noteworthy here as this was just an average filler.
I.W.G.P. Jr. Tag Team Champions Motor City Machine Guns vs. L.A.X. vs. No Limit - The first standout match of the night as these four really vibed off each other with L.A.X. (mainly Hernandez) really tossing the Gunz (mainly Sabin) into the cage so many times with either a shoulderblock or Border Toss to the point where you are suprized that he wasn't serious injured afterwards. Again, first standout match of the night
Doomsday Chamber Of Blood Match: Abyss vs. Matt Morgan - For those who didn't see the first one (Victory Road '07), the rules for this match are that you have to make your opposition bleed before scoring a pinfall or submission. This match was one of those "put a storyline over" matches as Morgan dominated a majority of the match while taking advantage of Abyss hesitation of using weapons at the advice of his therapist, Dr. Stevie, who made an appearence to reveal himself to be Stevie Richards to "ECW" chants from the crowd (they are in Philadelphia afterall). Again, this was a "put a storyline over" match more than anything but was just very medicore as it should have been a hardcore war.
TNA Knockouts Champion Awesome Kong vs. Taylor Wilde vs. Angelina Love - Love was the odd man (or in this case WOMAN) out here as both Wilde & Kong were looking for revenge for the haircuts they recieved at the hands of the Beautiful People. As usual Kong dominated most of the action here & even attempted an arial move that you have to see to believe from her & haven't seen out of a "heavyweight" since the WCW days of Vader. Look out for the unique way Love took care of Kong along with the splash Wilde gives to Love that obiviously knocked her a little loopy but this was a good Knockouts Title match and the best one we've had in a while.
Street Fight Match: TNA Tag Team Champions Beer Money vs. I.W.G.P. Tag Team Champions Team 3D - The tag line for this was "Tag Team Domination" as the best tag team in TNA met the best tag team of New Japan with all the belts on the line. The way this street fight worked was that they would allow the cage door to remain open & pinfalls counted anywhere in the building. This was my favorite match of the night as they brawled through the crowd, at ringside, in the ring, and even had some nice spots here like the Super Bubba Bomb off the top rope that was so impactful that Roode bounced off the mat from recieving it. All I'll say about the ending is that it will bring back memories of the Freebird/Von Erich feud from World Class before Team 3D makes history in the town that made their careers.
Lethal Lockdown Match - Team Jarrett vs. Team Angle/Main Event Mafia: Jeff Jarrett, A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, Daniels vs. Kurt Angle, Booker T, Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash - For those unfamiliar with what the rules to Lethal Lockdown is, they the same rules which the old WCW/NWA match of War Games where under. One man from each team starts the match and after a period of time, another member from one team (which has always been the heel team for those trivia buffs) enters and after each time period, the teams alternate sending members in. Once all team members enter the cage, the roof containing all the weapons is lowered onto the cage and the only way to win is by pinfall or submission. This Lockdown is full of various moments such as the initial Daniels vs. Angle showdown, Scott Steiner's domination including the top rope Frankensteiner (it's always a sight to see him do that), Samoa Joe talking to someone before making his entrance, A.J. Styles doing his yearly stunt from the top but this time "crashing & burning", the whole story of "who's side is Jeff Jarrett on?", and the aftermath featuring the TNA debut of ex-ECW Champion Bobby Lashley. Just like the other Lethal Lockdowns, this was a very good match and the second best of the night behind the street fight.
TNA Champion Sting vs. Mick Foley - Before the match, there was a change to the rules in that you could also win this match by escaping the cage but only climbing over the cage & dropping to the floor as the cage door was locked. Foley came as his Cactus Jack persona and busted himself open before the match got started. They told a good story here as Sting hurt Cactus' leg early on to the point where Mick had problems climbing out of the cage so his decision to have the cage door locked backfired so he tried different ways of escaping the cage...including trying to squeeze himself through one of the camera holes in the cage. It wasn't a blowaway match but you can tell both men tried their hardest here as it was the best Sting match probably since Bound For Glory while Foley heavily made up for his lackluster performance at Genesis months earlier. I'll give Sting & Foley credit here in that they did what Triple H & Randy Orton couldn't do at Mania in that eventhough their match didn't top the the previous two matches, they were able to follow it up and give it the best they could.
Preshow Match: Eric Young vs. Danny Bonaduche - This match happened on the preshow as this was strictly a comedy match but I'll give Danny more credit than any other recent celebrity appearence in wrestling (Mickey Rourke for example) as he took more punishment than some of the regular wrestlers/knockouts did by being tossed into the cage at least twice. The match was short & served it's purpose with a cameo appearence from Rhino at the end (they had to get him on the show in the old ECW hometown somehow). Now I'm not sure if they're going to include this match on the DVD but odds are they probably will.
In the end, Lockdown was easily the best TNA effort since Turning Point back in November as they only one matches here that doesn't have a replay value (Abyss/Morgan). TNA played to their strengths in wrestling and left the other "entertainment" stuff to the side so this is a PPV I would recommend taking a look at.
TNA Lockdown 2009
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 06/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Xscape Match for X-division title with champion Suicide, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, Sheik Adbul Bashir, and Kioshi: For an x-division match, this one is pretty weak.
O.D.B VS Daffney VS Sojo Bolt VS Madison Ranye: Skip
I.W.G.P. Jr. Tag Team Champions Motor City Machine Guns VS L.A.X. VS No Limit: I enjoyed this match
Doomsday Chamber of Blood match Abyss VS Matt Morgan: This match was slow at points but had plenty of blood. Dr. Stevie comes to ringside and Tenay has a revelation that Dr. Stevie is really Stevie Richards. It's a small thing to complain about but anyway, I really enjoyed this one.
Awesome Kong VS Taylor Wilde VS Angelina Love: You know I dont watch women wrestling, so dont look for an opinion on this match up.
I.W.G.P Tag Team Champions Beer Money Inc VS Team 3-D: Despite the obvious out come of this match, it was a damn good match. It was a falls count anywhere match, so the cage wasn't really necessary. Still, a very good match overall and I enjoyed it. Team 3-D makes history with this win in the town that made them famous, Philadelphia.
Lethal Lockdown Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, and Daniels) VS Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Scott Steiner, Booker T, and Kevin Nash): This was a excellent match. I don't understand what AJ Styles did towards the end where he splashes the cage, falls thru, and lands on flat on his face. Jeff Jarrett hits Booker with a guitar as AJ covers and scores the win.
Bobby Lashley debuts and points to a laughing Kurt Angle. As I write this, TNA has yet to do anything with Lashley. I was never fan of Lashley and think he's a mix of Warrior and Ahmed Johnson.
Mick Foley VS Sting: Remember there awesome Fall's Count Anywhere match from WCW? That was a classic match. After doing the history of the feud and introductions, this was a seventeen minute match. Sting can still wrestle despite his age, not so much for Foley. The match was decent but not main event worthy as Foley kicks a camera man and Tenay acts shocked. He gets a barbwire bat as Sting avoids it, until he tries to escape and Foley nails him with the bat. The end saw the classic two men try to escape a cage but who will hit first? I'm no major Foley fan so this title change meant nothing to me. It's a shame TNA gave Foley a title run, when he didnt do a damn thing with it. This is why they do not get more fans, even though Foley has a strong fan following.
Overall, a great event. I remeber TNA did it right by building up this feuds and making this event feel speical. There were no real bad match-ups and it's a must see."