Source: Ryan Clark
Â - The new "Cross the Line" TNA promo hit.
- We open with Mike Tenay inside the Six Sides of Steel pointing out that more is on the line tonight than just the TNA World Title. Tonight could be Samoa Joe's final stand in professional wrestling if he doesn't win.
- A video package then runs focusing on steel and how it will play a facor tonight at Lockdown in the Six Sides of Steel with all those involved. Focus is also put on Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe, Booker T vs. Robert Roode and Team Cage vs. Team Tomko.
- A graphic opening hits welcoming us to Lockdown. We then go live to the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA where a series of pyro goes off in the entrance area.
- Don West is among the fans and he asks fans who will win tonight - Kurt Angle or Samoa Joe. Most fans go with Samoa Joe with only one guy behind Angle. West passes it on to Jeremy Borash who is up in the stands with fans. More mixed reactions from fans between Angle or Joe. Borash passes it on to Mike Tenay who is soon to be joined by Don West.
- Out first is Curry Man to kick off the show.
- "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal retained the TNA X Division Championship in the Xscape Match. The order of entry for the match was Curry Man, Johnny Devine, Consequences Creed, Sonjay Dutt, Shark Boy and the TNA X Division Champion "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal. We will see eliminations by pinfall or submission until only two men remain. The final two men will then try to escape from the cage to win. We start with Dutt and Devine with Dutt taking him out with some quick offense. Lethal then launches Dutt onto Curry Man. More double-team work by Lethal and Dutt on Creed and Shark Boy. Huge pyramid spot in the corner that Devine dodges. Devine then gets tossed off by Creed. Continued double-team work by Lethal and Dutt on Creed. Shark Boy with a Stunner on Lethal, but Dutt breaks up the pin. Devine then rolls up Dutt and gets the pinfall. Sonjay Dutt is eliminated. Shark Boy with offense on Devine. Creed with a big modified suplex on Shark Boy. Curry Man with a big splash on Creed in the corner. Creed with a hammerlock DDT on Shark Boy and he gets the pinfall. Shark Boy is eliminated. Creed with a flying knee and clothesline on Curry Man. Curry Man goes up to the top of the cage and Devine trips him up. Devine goes up and Lethal does as well. Devine knocks Lethal off. Devine attempts a shooting star press, but Lethal dodges it. Curry Man is still up top, jumps off and takes out Creed and Devine with a huge flip dive! Curry Man with a Spice Rack on Creed and gets the pinfall. Consequences Creed is eliminated. Big clothesline on Devine by Lethal. Quick pinfall by Curry Man on Lethal that gets a close two. Curry Man with a Spice Rack on Lethal, but Devine breaks up the pinfall. Devine with a Tiger Driver on Curry Man and gets the pinfall. Curry Man is eliminated. We are now down to Jay Lethal and Johnny Devine with escape rules. Devine sends Lethal face first into the cage. Devine then ties Lethal's wrist to the ropes and starts hitting him with hard rights. Dutt is still at ringside and he makes sure Devine can't walk out the cage door. Devine gives up and starts climbing up the cage. Dutt gives Lethal an object to free himself from the ropes. Devine is up top looking on. Dutt opens the door and Lethal leaps out and hits the floor first before Devine can. Lethal retains the X Division Title.
After the match, Lethal celebrates his victory with Sonjay Dutt and So Cal Val as Devine looks on frustrated. We then see highlights from the match showing each elimination and then the finish involving Lethal and Devine.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Frank Trigg. Trigg said Kurt has been in big matches before, while Joe has failed three times before to beat Angle. He predicts Joe will hang with Angle, but feels Angle will retain tonight. Trigg said nothing against Marcus Davis, but Joe didn't do enough to get the job done tonight. He said it is probable tonight Joe could win, but it is also probable he could become President of the United States.
- Roxxi Laveaux won the "Queen of the Cage" Match. Order of entry was Christy Hemme, Salinas, Jacqueline, Traci Brooks, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Rhaka Khan and Roxxi Laveaux. The Knockouts have to fight their way into the cage and the first two that do that will compete for the Queen of the Cage crown. All the Knockouts begin to brawl around the ring. Angelina Love is the first to climb the cage and get into the ring. Roxxi is the next to get in so we will now see Roxxi vs. Angelina Love. Roxxi takes out Angelina with a big elbow, splash in the corner and then a big boot. Angelina with a jawbreaker on Roxxi and then bounces her head off the ring numerous times. Angelina then starts choking out Roxxi. Angelina then chokes Roxxi against the ropes as well. Angelina counters a powerbomb attempt and then plants Roxxi with a faceplant. Angelina with a few chops, rollup, but Roxxi sends her into the cage. Roxxi then hits Angelina with her new finisher that is a guillotine choke-like plant onto the mat to get the pinfall.
- Backstage, a new TNA announcer is with Samoa Joe. She talks about tonight's main event. Joe talks about giving his life to this sport and said Angle will not take this away from him. He said there was a reason he left Angle alone at Impact because he wanted him at his best tonight and that is what Angle will get from him.
- A video package runs highlighting the feud between BG James and Kip James.
- BG James defeated Kip James. The match kicks off with Kip landing a huge right on BG and then landing numerous punches and kicks on the ground. Kip continues to kick BG on the ground. BG fires back with jabs, but Kip jumps in and hits a quick stunner to prevent the last big shot from BG. Kip then throws BG against the side of the cage a few times. BG with an elbow on Kip, but Kip fires right back with a big knee to the midsection. Kip then grounds the action and applies a sleeper on BG. BG fights back to his feet and Kip lands another shot to the gut. Kip then launches BG face first into the cage. Kip then connects with the Fameasser, covers, but BG some how kicks out. Kip goes up to the top rope and attempts another Fameasser, but BG dodges it and BG low blows Kip! The two then begin to exchange right hands. BG with an elbow, jabs and then launches Kip into the cage three times that finishes with a huge right hand. BG drops the knee over Kip's jaw, covers, but Kip kicks out. BG crotches himself on the middle rope trying to splash Kip. Kip attempts a splash in the corner, but BG moves and rolls up Kip to get the pinfall.
After the match, BG extends his hand to Kip. BG helps Kip up and the two talk a bit. Kip then raises the arm of BG...and then levels him with a big clothesline. Kip stands over BG and does the DX crotch chop over him.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with TNA World Champion Kurt Angle. Angle talked about taking out everyone they threw at him in WWE. He talked about watching the competition and noticed Samoa Joe out of everyone else. Angle said on the four occassions that he faced Joe, he took it to him and he took everything Joe gave to him. He said tonight isn't only about business, it is personal - very personal. Angle said in order to prove he is the very best, he needs to make him tap out and he needs to beat him. He needs to end the career of Samoa Joe. Angle said it isn't about winning or losing, it is about survival.
- Super Eric won the "Cuffed in the Cage" Match. Lance Hoyt & Jimmy Rave were out first. They went backstage after Eric Young and Kaz didn't come out. We then saw Black Reign and Rellik attacking Young and Kaz. Young was knocked out, so Kaz is forced to come out by himself. Out next were Black Reign & Rellik, The Motor City Machineguns, LAX and Scott Steiner & Petey Williams. Steiner had fun telling people to f'off during his entrance. The referees forced Kaz to get in the cage despite not having a partner. The bell rings and brawling starts off everywhere. Steiner took out a few people with overhead suplexes. LAX double-team on Steiner. Everyone gangs up on Steiner and handcuffs him to the cage. Scott Steiner is the first cuffed to the cage. Eric Young makes his way down the ramp, but Black Reign and Rellik scare him off. Alex Shelley is the second cuffed to the cage. Sabin gets thrown into the cage and double-teamed. Chris Sabin is the third cuffed to the cage. williams gets double-teamed by Rellik and Black Reign. Petey Williams is the fourth cuffed to the cage. Huge double-team move by LAX on Kaz with a Gringo Cutter. Border Toss by Hernandez, but Jimmy Rave counters off. Hernandez then launches Rave over his head into the cage! Huge spot off the top rope that saw Kaz hit the Flux Capacitor on Rave. The cameras missed it, but Hernandez and Homicide have been cuffed. Hernandez and Homicide are the fifth and sixth cuffed to the cage. Huge spot saw Hoyt chokeslam Kaz off the top rope to the mat below! Kaz is the seventh cuffed to the cage. Super Eric then comes out, goes to the top of the cage and takes out Black Reign, Rellik, Lance Hoyt and Jimmy Rave in the ring! Super Eric handcuffs Jimmy Rave and Lance Hoyt. Jimmy Rave and Lance Hoyt are the eighth and ninth cuffed to the cage. We are down to Black Reign, Rellik and Super Eric. It appeared Super Eric was being cuffed to the cage, but he cuffed Rellik instead. Rellik is the tenth cuffed to the cage. Super Eric then takes out Black Reign with his death valley driver and cuffs him to the cage. Black Reign is the last cuffed to the cage. Super Eric is left standing tall and the winner.
After the match, Super Eric breaks the handcuffs keeping Kaz cuffed to the cage and they celebrate in the middle of the ring posing.
- Backstage, Lauren (the new TNA announcer) is with Samoa Joe's family. Joe's dad said win or lose, he still loves his son and feels he accomplished a lot already in TNA.
- A video package runs highlighting the events leading into Awesome Kong & Raisha Saeed vs. Gail Kim & ODB tonight.
- ODB & Gail Kim defeated TNA Women's Champion Awesome Kong & Raisha Saeed. The match kicked off with Kong and ODB. ODB gets in a few quick shots, but Kong fights back launching ODB by her hair across the ring. Gail Kim got the tag and demanded that Kong tag in Raisha Saeed. Kim works on the back of Saeed, but Saeed fights back throwing Kim's elbow against the mat numerous times. Kim with some elbows, but Saeed with a takedown. Saeed with more elbows to Kim's face followed by a big scoop slam. Saeed with a bridge suplex on Kim. Kim fights back with a dropkick and head scissors take down. Saeed sends Kim into the corner, Kim jumps up to block, but Kong grabs her by the head and slams it into the cage. Saeed with a slap to the face on Kim and then puts her boot across the face of Kim. Saeed then slams the head of Kim into the cage numerous times. Kong gets the tag and splashes Kim in the corner. Another tag to Saeed, pin attempt, but Kim kicks out. Saeed misses a splash and Kim takes out Saeed with a spear. ODB gets the tag and takes out Saeed and Kong. ODB with a fallaway slam on Saeed. Saeed attempts a powerbomb on Kim, but Kim counters that into a huge huracanrana! Kong then takes out Saeed by accident with a spinning back fist. ODB with a splash on Saeed and gets the pinfall. After the match, Kim and ODB celebrate the win.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Karen Angle. Borash brings up how she has been split from Kurt for the last month. She reminds Borash that despite that, he is still the father of her children and she is supporting him tonight.
- A video package runs highlighting the feud between Booker T and Robert Roode leading into tonight's mixed tag team match.
- Booker T & Sharmell defeated Robert Roode & Payton Banks in a Mixed Tag Team Match. We start with Booker T and Robert Roode. Roode goes after Booker right away with some kicks, but Booker comes back with some chops. Roode comes back with some chops as well. Booker with a spin kick to the jaw of Roode. Booker with a few rights on Roode in the corner, but Roode throws him off and connects with a dropkick. Roode continues to go to work on Booker keeping him grounded with elbows and knees. Booker fights out of a sleeper and levels Roode with another big spin kick. Roode then fires back with a huge spinebuster. Booker with an elbow to Roode and another kick to the head. Booker with a quick roll up on Roode that results in a close two count. Still no tag to the ladies yet. Booker with a spinebuster of his own on Roode. Roode dodges an Axe Kick attempt, Roode goes for a sulpex, Booker dodges that, Roode dodges a kick from Booker and then launches Booker into the side of the cage with force. Sharmell then tags herself in and starts slapping Roode. Roode then grabs her by the hair, tags in Payton Banks and holds her. Banks then accidentally slaps Roode in the face and Sharmell rolls up Banks to get the pinfall.
After the match, Booker T and Sharmell celebrate. Payton Banks tries apologizing to Robert Roode and Roode yells in her face. Roode teases hitting her, but turns his back on her and leaves.
- Backstage, Lauren is with UFC fighter Marcus Davis. Davis talks about training Samoa Joe and getting him prepared for Kurt Angle. He said Angle is a great athlete and said Joe needs to stick to the plan that they came up with.
- A video package runs highlighting tonight's Lethal Lockdown between Team Cage and Team Tomko.
- Team Cage defeated Team Tomko in the Lethal Lockdown Match. Out first was Christian Cage for Team Cage. Out next was Tomko for Team Tomko for the first five minutes, but when the lights came out AJ Styles was in the ring and he leaped off the top rope taking out Christian Cage! Tomko smiles and backs off. Mike Tenay said we were all under the impression it would be the two team captains kicking off the match. Styles continues to take it to Cage as we approach three minutes left. Huge dropkick by Styles on Cage. Cage fires back with some chops and shots in the corner. Styles attempts a springboard inverted DDT, Cage blocks with some punches, but Styles locks it back in and drops Cage in the inverted DDT. We are at the two minute mark as Styles applies a neck submission on Cage. Cage fights back with some big clotheslines on Styles. Cage misses a frog splash attempt when Styles moves. Cage with an inverted DDT of his own on Styles. Cage with a counter into a powerbomb on Styles. Cage launches Styles into the side of the cage, goes for the Unprettier, but Styles counters into a Pele Kick!
Time expires and out is Brother Ray for Team Tomko. Ray is wearing a Yankees shirt. Ray then launches the steel cage door into the head of Cage when Styles throws him into it. A loud "YANKEES SUCK" chant starts up as Ray takes out Cage with an elbow drop. Ray applies a Boston Crab and then Styles drops his body over the head of Cage. Ray then launches the back of Cage's head into the cage a few times behind the ropes. Ray and Styles take turns chopping Cage.
Time expires and out is Rhino for Team Cage. Rhino hits the ring and takes out Style and Ray. Rhino with a huge belly-to-belly on Ray, attempts a Gore on Ray, but Styles cuts him off with a dropkick to the head! Rhino fights back launching Ray into the corner. Rhino levels Styles with a big right hand. Cage then starts choking out Styles with his boot. Cage with some knees to the chest of Ray, jumps on his back and applies a rear no choke. Ray breaks it up dropping to the mat with Cage on his back.
Time expires and out is James Storm for Team Tomko. Storm hits the ring, gets Cage up on his back and connects with the Eye of the Storm! Storm with a kick to Rhino's head and Cage chokes out Ray with his boot. Styles blocks a shot from Rhino and jumps on the cage. Styles climbs up and Rhino goes after him. They come down to the top rope still against the cage. Styles jumps up, kicks Rhino off, Cage quickly comes up with him and punches Styles a few times. Cage climbs over the top and gets knocked off by Brother Ray.
Time expires and out is Kevin Nash for Team Cage. Nash hits the ring and takes out everyone with big elbows. Styles jumps off the cage, Nash catches him and drops him face first over the top turnbuckle. Ray then goes to work on the knees of Nash taking him to the ground. Cage is back up on the cage and is at the top. Cage jumps off and connects with a HUGE cross-body on Brother Ray and James Storm!
Time expires and out is Brother Devon for Team Tomko. Devon goes after Cage and Rhino with some right hands. Team 3D then launch Cage into the side of the cage. 3D hits a double-shoulder block on Rhino. Ray clips Nash from behind to his bad knees. Storm is choking Cage in the corner. Storm with a dropkick to the back of Cage's head into the cage.
Time expires and out is Matt Morgan for Team Cage. Morgan hits the ring and takes out all the heels on Team Tomko. Morgan with a big boot on Styles, big boot on Ray and headbutt to Devon. Morgan sends Devon into the side of the cage and looks to do more damage. Ray starts chopping the knees of Morgan. Morgan takes out Team 3D with a double clothesline. Morgan has Styles, Styles flips out of a chokeslam attempt, but Morgan eventually plants him on his face. Wow, what a counter for Styles to pull off. Very impressive.
Time expires and out is Tomko (captain) for Team Tomko. Tomko is carrying a steel chair, but the referee takes it out of his hands. Cage tries to tackle Tomko, but Tomko takes him down. Tomko and Cage roll around hitting lots of punches and shots to the head. Devon with a leg low blow on Morgan. Devon is busted open at this point from a shot into the cage. Everyone is brawling around the ring for each respective team. Eventually Team Tomko is left standing.
Time expires and out is Sting for Team Cage. All team members are now involved. Sting is taking everyone out with elbows. Sting with a low blow on Styles and then a takedown on Storm. The top of the cage is then lowered and Lethal Lockdown has officially begun. Everyone jumps up and grabs some weapons. Don West mentions how hard this will be to call since the action is literally everywhere. Storm climbs up and gets to the top of the cage. Cage follows him up and Storm hits Cage with a trash can lid. Cage counters a suplex attempt and Storm's leg busts through the ceiling of the cage. Cage hits Storm over the head numerous times with a trash can lid. 3D takes out Rhino in the ring. Nash and Morgan hit double-chokeslams at the same time. Dropkick by Sting on Tomko and then applies the Scorpion Deathlock on Tomko. Styles breaks it up with a kendo stick shot to the head of Sting. Styles hits the members of Team Cage with the kendo stick. Up top, Cage sets up a table. Styles gets up and hits Cage with a trash can lid. Styles puts Cage over the table. Styles then sets up a ladder up top. Styles starts climbing up the ladder, but Cage gets off the table. Cage takes out Storm and climbs up the other side to punch Styles. Storm is under the ladder, pushes it over and Cage and Styles crash through the ladder! Storm leaves the top of the cage and gets back in the ring. Storm gets his beer bottle and smashes it over the head of Morgan. Rhino with a Gore on Storm! Cover by Rhino on Storm and he gets the pinfall. Team Cage are the winners.
- A video package runs looking at the history behind Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe leading into tonight's TNA World Title Match.
- Back live, TNA officials are cleaning up the ring after Lethal Lockdown. Karen Angle is shown sitting at ringside.
- At ringside, we see Frank Trigg joining Mike Tenay and Don West on commentary.
Kurt Angle [c] vs. Samoa Joe [TNA World Championship Match UFC legend Frank Trigg joins the announce crew for commentary. Joe's video package is aired just before his introduction. He is introduced. Then we have the Angle video package, Kurt Angle is introduced next.
Once both men are in the ring we have the standard in-ring introductions. UFC fighter, Marcus Davis is introduced as the man who will present the title belt to the winner. Borash introduces Samoa Joe and then Kurt Angle. Belt held up, handed off, Angle checked by the ref. Angle with no boots, but rather taped feet. Angle calls for his wife to be taken out of here. Atlas security walks over to her and escorts her out as she curses up a storm upon exit. Bell rings and the two center like it is a UFC fight. Big UFC fight feel here as Angle goes for punches and takedowns. Referee breaks them on the ropes. Angle delivers a kick to Joe. They reset and circle. Angle and Joe clench hands and Angle delivers a kick to the knees. Angle with another but Joe kicks back and applies an ankle lock. Angle gets to the rope for the break. Angle mounts Joe and delivers punches to the face but Joe gets to the ropes and we break. The two reset and Angle wit ha single leg takedown and tries to deliver punches. Angle mounts Joe and tries to open him up for punches. Angle delivers closed fist punches and the referee breaks them. Big UFC-style match thus far. Joe catches Angle with a kick and Angle is on his Back. Joe on top. Angle pulls him in so he cannot deliver punches. Referee calls for a break. We reset and they tie up. Joe with a side takeover and tries to capitalize by mounting Angle but can't. The two stand up. Angle side suplexes Joe to the mat. Angle mounts Joe and suddenly the referee counts. Are we in a wrestling match or a shoot fight? Referee breaks them. Angle to his feet and knees Joe to the head. Angle has Joe in the corner and throws punches, then applies a kimora. Joe breaks free. Angle hits an overhead release suplex. Two count for Angle as they are near the ropes. Joe gets the rope break. Angle on the mat and nearly applies an arm bar but Joe leans into it and tries to pick him up for a powerbomb but cannot. Break called for by the referee. Joe to the ropes and Angle shoulderblocks him down. Angle applies a figure four leglock now in the middle of the ring. Referee counting Joe's shoulders, and he gets them up. Joe tries to roll it over but can't. Joe in pain and cannot break free. Long leglock applied, literally about 2 minutes. Joe finally turns it over as the fans start to boo. Angle gets the ropes and we have a break. Joe to his feet but limping noticeably. Angle goes right to the legs now. Joe knife-edge chops Angle while he had a leglock in place due to positioning. Joe and Angle to their feet. Joe delivers a HUGE lariat, and both men are down. Joe now delivers a series of clotheslines as Angle gets right back up after each. Angle to the ropes, Joe charges and hits a Pelle. Joe tries the Muscle Buster but Angle falls through and turns it into an Ankle Lock. Joe kicks free. Angle charges Joe in the corner and is caught with one arm and slammed down. Two count for Joe. Looks more like a wrestling match now. Joe kicks Angle. Powerbomb with a pin. Two count. Angle kicks out but Joe hangs onto it and turns it into a Lion Tamer, driving his knee into the neck of Angle. Angle gets free and reaches for the ropes. Joe applies the STF on Angle. Joe turns it into a Crippler Crossface now. Angle reaches for the ankle and somehow reverses into an ankle lock, and gets to his feet with the hold intact. Joe rolls through and turns it back into a Crippler Crossface. Angle gets to the ropes for the break. Through into an Olympic Slam somehow and goes for the pin and gets only two! Angle with the Ankle Lock applied again. Joe tries to get free. He has his hand up ready to tap but rolls over and turns it into a Rear no Choke. Angle grabs onto the referee's shirt and as the referee tries to get away he draws Angle close to the ropes. Angle gets the ropes and we have a break.
Joe hits a Superkick on Angle, plants him on the ropes and hits the Muscle Buster. 1...2....3! Your Winner and new champion: Samoa Joe.
Marcus Davis hands Joe the TNA title and he's a happy man as they show highlights of the match. The show fades out with Joe in the ring celebrating.
Amazing show, go get the replay. This was just SUPERB.