Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 2.24.16: TNA Impact Wrestling

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, has returned with your TNA Impact Recap Edition.

TNA Impact took place in London, England. This week's Impact was the made for TV pay per view, Lockdown, with every match on tonight's card taking place inside the Six Sides of Steel Cage. Beer Money battled Eric Young and Bram in tag team action. Trevor Lee defended the TNA X-Division Championship against Tigre Uno. The Dollhouse battled Gail Kim and Velvet Sky in Lethal Lockdown. Eli Drake went one on one with Odarg The Great. Matt Hardy defended the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Ethan Carter.

*** Lockdown ***

- "Six Sides of Steel Cage Match": Beer Money vs. Eric Young and Bram: The match closes out with, Roode getting a near fall on Bram with a cross body. Beer Money goes for DWI, but EY lands a boot on Storm. EY hits a belly to belly on Roode then eats Last Call from Storm. Both teams trade shots back and forth, ending with Roode tossing EY into the cage steel wall. Beer Money double suplex EY then hit the DWI on Bram to score the pinfall.
Winners: Beer Money, by pinfall.

- Ethan Carter Promo: EC3 says he got Hepatitis Hardy when Reby Sky spat on him and he and Matt Hardy will finally be alone in the cage together. EC3 calls out Rockstar Spud and Spud arrives. EC3 talks about their past and apologizes for all the bad things he did to Spud. EC3 says he respects Spud cause he has heart, brains and always had EC3's back. EC3 and Spud shake hands and Spud said he helped EC3 last week cause it was the right thing to do. Matt Hardy's music hits and he interrupts. Matt says Spud's life will never be the same again if he even thinks of helping EC3 tonight. Matt says he'll embarrass EC3 tonight. EC3 says the cage will be hell on earth for Matt.

- Jimmy Havoc Promo: Havoc says Rosemary was his before she joined Abyss and Crazy Steve. She's dark, dangerous, crazy and will be Havoc's again.

- "TNA X-Division Championship, Six Sides of Steel Cage Match": Trevor Lee (c) vs. Tigre Uno: The match closes out with, Uno climbing to the top rope, but Lee follows. Lee and Uno trade blows until Uno kicks Lee off the top rope. Uno climbs to the top of the cage and leaps off with a flying crossbody onto Lee for a near fall. Lee is back up and tosses Uno into the steel cage wall. Lee plants a knee on Uno and follows with the Fisherman’s Brain Buster to score the pinfall.
Winner: Trevor Lee, by pinfall, to retain the TNA X-Division Championship. 

- Backstage, Maria Bennett acts concerned that Gail Kim's team will be down a lady due to Madison Rayne getting taken out. Gail tells her to prove it by teaming on her team tonight.

- "Handicap Lethal Lockdown Match": The Dollhouse (Rebel, Jade and Marti Bell) vs. Gail Kim and Velvet Sky: The match closes out with, Maria Bennett arriving to team with Gail and Velvet, however, instead locks them inside the cage with The Dollhouse. Gail gets a boot to the neck by Rebel and hit with a trash can by Jade. Velvet lands a neck breaker on Marti and tees off on Rebel with a kendo stick. Gail and Velvet land a double flapjack off the top rope on Jade. Marti unloads on Gail and Velvet with a baking sheet. Gail hits Eat Defeat on Rebel, but Jade stops the pinfall. Jade lands a kendo stick shot on Gail and then hits a cradle piledriver on a steel chair to score the pinfall.
Winners: The Dollhouse, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Kurt Angle tells Ethan Carter he'll be the next face in TNA, people will look to him for guidance and he's proud of him. EC3 thanks Angle and says Angle is a symbol of excellence in wrestling.

- Kurt Angle Promo: Angle says some of his greatest memories happened in the UK and talks about beating Bobby Lashley for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Lashley interrupts and heads to the ring. Lashley thinks it's funny Angle is bragging about something that happened last year, but he'll get revenge on Angle. Lashley says Angle isn't the same person he was and knows he could defeat Angle on his best day. Angle gets fired up and wants to fight now, but Lashley leaves the ring.

- "Six Sides of Steel Cage Match": Eli Drake vs. Odarg The Great: The match closes out with, Jesse Godderz opening the cage door and Drake crawls to it. Mahabali Shera lays out Godderz on the floor and Odarg stops Drake from escaping. Odarg sends Drake into the steel cage walls a series of times, lands punches, a bionic elbow and finally a cannonball on Drake. Odarg climbs the cage and Drake follows. Both men trade blows on top of the cage until Drake grabs Odarg's mask. Drake loses his grip and Odarg falls to the floor for the victory.
Winners: Odarg The Great, by escape.

- Backstage, Jimmy Havoc tells Abyss and Crazy Steve that they don't know Rosemary like he does. Abyss and Steve attack Havoc and leave him laid out.

- "TNA World Heavyweight Championship, Six Sides of Steel Cage Match": Matt Hardy (c) vs. Ethan Carter: The match closes out with, Tyrus opening the cage door and entering. EC3 gives Tyrus the bird and hits a clothesline on him. Tyrus recoups, hits the Big Ending on EC3 and tries to tie EC3 to the turn buckle with a steel chain. EC3 counters, ties Tyrus up instead and unloads on Tyrus with a steel chair. Hardy hits a Twist Of Fate on EC3 and gets a near fall. EC3 and Hardy trade shots until Hardy lands a low blow. Hardy hits a Twist Of Fate with a chair on EC3's neck, but gets a near fall. Hardy lands another low blow, but EC3 comes back with the One Percenter. EC3 climbs the cage wall as Reby Hardy enters the cage with a sledgehammer.
Rockstar Spud hits the cage to make the save for EC3. Spud however, TURNS HEEL, in his home country and slams the cage door on EC3's face. Hardy escapes the cage for the victory. After the match, Spud hits a con-chair-toe on EC3 to officially end their friendship again.
Winner: Matt Hardy, by escape, to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

- This closes out this weeks Impact.

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