TNA Lockdown Results - Sunday, April 15, 2012
From the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee
Report by: Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with footage of James Storm putting his bags in the back of his truck talking about how Bobby Roode made things in this feud personal. Storm says this is the biggest match of his career. He welcomes Roode to Nashville, what he calls 'his town'.
We get video footage of Roode and Storm preparing for this match, intercut with footage showing their history. It's a good piece of work.
There's no pyro as we begin the PPV, but Mike Tenay is still here to welcome us to the PPV. He immediately begins hyping the Lethal Lockdown match, which is set to open the show.
Team Garett is shown backstage talking amongst each other. Garett comes in and asks to be the first one to get into the ring tonight. Styles is concerned that Bischoff has no experience. Garett says he knows he's going to get beat, and he knows he's a rookie, but he wants to show that he's got the same amount of heart as everyone else, and gain the fan's respect. His team is ok with that, so it looks like that's what's going to happen.
Lethal Lockdown Match
If Team Eric wins, Garett will leave TNA forever, and if Team Garett wins, Eric would leave TNA, and Eric would have to change his name
- Team Eric (Gunner (Captain), Bully Ray, Chris Daniels, Eric Bischoff and Kazarian) vs. Team Garett (Garett Bischoff (Captain), AJ Styles, Mr. Anderson, Rob Van Dam and Austin Aries)
Garett Bischoff is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he actually gets a decent reaction from the crowd. Gunner is out first for Team Eric, and he doesn't get a warm welcome from the crowd.
The bell rings, and Gunner and Hunter begin circling each other. The stare each other down for a little while before Gunner charges. Bischoff moves and catches Gunner with a couple of punches. Garett hits a couple of boots in the corner, but Gunner fights back, shouldering Garett. Garett fights out and hits a couple of dropkicks, but he's thrown back into the corner by Gunner. Garett goes up to the second rope after hitting a big boot and leaps off the middle toward Gunner. Gunner takes Garett down to the mat and hits him with a bunch of rights before sending him into the ropes and hitting a back elbow.
Gunner takes Garett into the corner and buries his shoulder in Garett's midsection before planting his knee in the side of Bischoff's face. Gunner stomps away at Garett as the clock counts down to the next entrant. Gunner uses his boot to choke Garett before raking his face against the cage. The clock runs out, and the next entrant in the match is Bully Ray. Ray heads right into the ring where Gunner is wrenching away at Garett's neck. Ray winds up and catches Garett with a big kick to the chest. Ray stomps on Garett's head. Garett tries to fight back, but he's stopped by Gunner from behind. Gunner whips Garett into a big clothesline from Ray. Ray winds up and hits a set of big right hands to Garett. Garett tries to fight back again, but he's stopped with a big right hand from Ray. The crowd is chanting for Austin Aries. The clock runs out and the next member for Team Garett is Austin Aries.
Aries heads into the ring and brings the fight to Ray. He mounts Ray in the corner and hits a crazy series of rights before jumping off with an axe handle to Gunner. Aries is a house of fire, wearing Ray out in the corner with rights and a running clothesline, but he runs straight into a big boot from Bully Ray. Ray taunts Aries before hitting him with a big right hand. Ray hits Aries with an elbow to the top of the head before trying to whip him across the ring. Aries reverses and runs in shoulder first into Bully's gut. Aries goes to the top and launches himself off with a missile dropkick to Ray. The clock counts down and Kazarian is the next man to the ring.
Kaz heads into the ring and takes Aries right out of the equation before going over to get in a couple of shots of his own on Garett. Kaz turns back and forth from kicking Garett to kicking Aries. Kaz whips Garett into the middle rope clothesline from Gunner. Gunner continues to pound on Garett while Ray and Kaz double team Aries. The clock counts down and the man advantage is erased for a little bit as AJ Styles makes his way out to the ring.
Kaz tries to attack Styles, but Styles sends the cage door into Kaz's face. Styles heads into the ring and takes out Gunner with a Pele kick before wearing out Ray in the corner with a series of rights. Ray charges out with a big clothesline to stop his momentum though. Styles comes back with a big dropkick to Ray, and Aries follows up with a leaping elbow drop. Everyone just seems to be getting in their spots wherever they can, and I imagine it'll only get worse as more people come in. The clock counts down and the next member of Team Eric is Daniels.
Daniels goes out to the ring and heads right for Styles, whipping him into the corner, and then along with Kazarian, picking him up and throwing him into the cage. Aries finds himself thrown into the cage wall, and then so does Garett. the fans want to see Garett tossed in again. Ray heads to the top and hits Styles with a double ax handle smash. Ray heads up to the top again and asks for Garett to be stood up so he can hit him with a double sledge. Gunner goes to the middle rope and hits a knee drop. The clock counts down yet again and this time it's Mr. Anderson.
Anderson comes in and hits everyone with a bunch of punches before planting Daniels on the mat and hitting him with an elbow drop. Bully Ray and AJ trade right hands in the middle of the ring, and Styles actually shoulders Ray and slams him down to the mat. Daniels and Kaz hit AJ with a double back body drop. Gunner puts Garett into the tree of woe and charges into him in the corner. The clock counts down again, and the final member of Team Eric is Eric Bischoff himself.
Eric, surprisingly, heads right into the cage. He goes straight for Garett and holds him up so Bully can hit him with a big open hand chop to the chest. Ray hits another big chop. Gunner gets in a chop of his own, and Kaz gets in a kick to the face. The heels are just wearing out the good guys, stomping them and punching them into oblivion, for the moment. The clock counts down for the final time, and the last man to enter the match is Rob Van Dam, Lethal Lockdown finally begins!
Van Dam comes in and he's got kicks for all members of Team Eric, except Eric, who's cowering in the corner. RVD hits Kaz with a monkey flip, and Ray with Rolling Thunder. Mr. Anderson calls down the mic, but it's not the mic that comes down, it's the top of the cage with weapons hanging from it.
Eric Bischoff continues to cower in the corner. Styles pulls down a hockey stick from the top. Aries has a cookie sheet which he uses to whack Ray. Styles works over Ray and Kaz with the hockey stick. RVD has a trash can and he blasts Kaz. RVD continues to use the trash can, hitting Gunner. Styles hits Daniels with a kendo stick to the back. Aries hits Ray with a trash can lid shot to the head. Aries stomps at Ray in the corner. RVD uses a chair to dropkick Ray in the face in the corner.
Aries and Styles notice Bischoff and they bring him into the rings. Aries slams Bischoff to the mat and uses his feet to rake Bischoff's face. RVD heads to the top rope, but Gunner stops him in his tracks. Gunner hits the corner dropkick on Gunner, and then hits Ray with a rolling elbow. Ray catches Aries and presses him, throwing him into the cage wall like a lawn dart. Anderson hits Daniels with a neckbreaker before hitting Ray with a low blow, and hitting a Green Bay plunge across Daniels' chest.
Kaz goes after Styles in the corner and both men are standing on the top. Kaz tries to flee by using the top of the cage to climb away from Styles. Styles kicks Kaz and makes him fall to the mat, before falling on top of him with an elbow drop. RVD hits Kaz with the frog splash. Ray catches Aries with a big boot, but eats a dropkick from RVD. Daniels hits RVD with the angel's wings. Daniels picks Garett up, but Garett is able to counter. Garett goes for the pin, but Eric has a kendo stick, and he breaks things up. Eric hits Garett with shot after shot from the kendo stick, actually breaking it in the process.
Garett makes his way to his feet while Eric is gloating, and he grabs a guitar, which he uses to crash over his father's head. Garett goes for the pin, and he gets the three count.
Winners: Team Garett
Garett celebrates on his way to the back with his teammates. He says his old man is done. Eric is shown being helped out of the ring by his teammates. He shakes the referee's hand on his way out.