TNA PPVs CALDWELL'S TNA LOCKDOWN PPV RESULTS 3/10: Live, in-person coverage from San Antonio - Hardy vs. Ray TNA Title match, Lethal Lockdown, more
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TNA Lockdown PPV Results
March 10, 2013
San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
The Road to Lockdown wraps up Sunday night inside the Alamodome, which has been configured to essentially drop an arena inside the 65,000-seat domed stadium. The event is already TNA's most-attended domestic event in company history, so now the question is whether they can set the all-time company attendance record.
Doors opened at 5:55 p.m. for the advertised 6:30 p.m. live start time. Inside the Alamodome, they essentially dropped an arena inside one endzone and curtained off the remainder of the football stadium. Pictures are @PWTorch. TNA president Dixie Carter walked into the crowd around 6:40 to meet and greet ringside fans. Jeremy Borash then came to the ring at 6:48 to warm up the crowd before introducing the English and Spanish announce teams, then So Cal Val and Christy Hemme.
TNA president Dixie Carter kicked off the show announcing this is TNA's "biggest show ever." Dixie said she held off coming to San Antonio for the first time until they could have a big-enough show for the Alamodome.
JB then warmed up the crowd one more time leading to the start of the PPV.
Live PPV Results
1 - X Division champion Kenny King vs. Christian York vs. Zema Ion - X Division Title match
King botched a complicated a springboard splash to the outside early on, so Ion cleaned it up by corkscrew-splashing both opponents. A lot of back and forth high-flying and complicated sequences followed. Some connected to wow the crowd and others not so much. King dropped York with the Royal Flush to win.
WINNER: King at 10:59 to retain the X Title. Standard video-game style TNA PPV opener. Ion was the star of the match.
2 - Joey Ryan vs. Joseph Park
They did a local heel and face bit before the match, which started when Joey cheap-shotted Park from behind. Joey went through his routine of move, pose, move, rub himself before Aby...er...Park made his comeback. Park then sat down on Joey's face for the win.
WINNER: Park at 5:43. Underdog comedy deal more for the live audience than home viewer. Both guys really made something of the match considering there was no story leading in.
Backstage: Hogan gave Bully Ray some gaga about taking TNA to the next level and living through Ray as TNA Champ. He gave Ray some advice to make sure they remember him.
3 - KO champion Velvet Sky vs. Gail Kim - Knockouts Title match - Taryn Terrell referee
The issues between Gail and Taryn came to a head, which led to Sky eventually getting the win. The fans on the floor were fully invested in the finish and were on their feet more than the previous two matches.
WINNER: Sky at 7:24 to retain the KO Title.
4 - Robbie E. vs. Rob Terry
Robbie established himself as the heel in a pre-match promo playing the role of unwelcome Northeasterner. After the bell, E. tried to make amends by hugging Terry, but Terry shoved him away. Robbie tried to bump and create movement throughout to set up Terry for his comeback. Terry then won with a throwdown slam.
WINNER: Terry at 5:42. Not much you can do with Terry since he's stiff as a board in the ring.
5 - Tag Title three-way match
The Hispanic-heavy crowd was hot for Chavo and Hernandez and they were rewarded with some good sequences featuring Chavdez. Hernandez picked up a visual three count, then Chavo hit the frogsplash on Daniels, but Roode stole the pin for the win to retain.
WINNERS: Aries & Roode at 17:02 to retain the Tag Titles. The crowd was hot for this match and the action delivered.
The cage was set up after the match.
Then, Kurt Angle delivered a great, straightforward face promo.
6 - Kurt Angle vs. Wes Brisco - steel cage match
Angle opened with a takedown to establish that he's the top dog early on. A Randy Savage imposter on the floor then occupied the attention of the ringside fans, distracting from the match. Back in the cage, Wes cheated to take control, but Angle came back with the Angle Slam. He had the Anklelock, but the ref was bumped. Wes tapped and tapped, but there was no ref. So, Angle walked out of the cage, but D-Lo Brown smashed him into the cage. Brown then dragged Wes out, the ref came to, and declared Wes the winner.
WINNER: Wes at 11:44. The crowd was hot again and, despite the non-clean finish, TNA got heat on the heels rather than on the promotion for booking the cheap finish. Big heat on Wes and Brown leaving through their side entrance, too.
7 - Lethal Lockdown
Mr. Anderson and Magnus started things off. Knox then joined the match with Aces & Eights having the man advantage. Since the crowd didn't seem to care about Magnus, TNA sped up the clock to bring out Samoa Joe to a loud pop. Joe cleaned house, then Garett Bischoff joined the action.
After Garett got in some offense, but also took a lot of offense, Eric Young dropped his pants and entered the cage. Devon then joined the match next. After some middle-of-the-Rumble action, James Storm joined the party.
The last man for A&E was DOC. After a countdown, the crowd popped big for Sting as the last entrant at 17:20. Sting cleaned house with a baseball bat, then introduced some weapons to smash A&E with. No lid from the ceiling, though. Joe then had some fun smashing Garett with trash can shots.
Garett tried to leave the cage later, which led to a big six-man Tower of Doom spot that popped the crowd huge. Storm basically saved Garett's life with the suplex portion of the Doom spot. Then, EY climbed to the top of the cage and delivered a huge elbow drop for the pin and the win. Another big rush of cheers from the crowd that paid to see Aces and Eights take a beating.
WINNERS: Team Sting at 25:26. The middle dragged since there was no sense of the match ending any time soon, then the crowd ate up the final ten minutes, especially A&E getting their comeuppance.
8 - TNA champion Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray - TNA Hvt. Title match
The crowd was somewhat disinterested in the first eight minutes after peaking for the Lethal Lockdown finish. Hardy then tried to leave, but Wes and Garett hit the cage. Ray clotheslined them, then Hardy and Ray tossed the A&E members out of the cage to applause before restarting the match.
The interval re-engaged the crowd as the two wrestlers went back and forth. Ray then delivered a superpowerbomb from the cage, but it was only good for a two count. Brooke and Hulk Hogan then came to ringside. This brought the entire A&E crew to ringside. They hopped into the cage, then Devon pulled out a club, tossed it to Ray, and Ray smashed Hardy, turning heel to win the TNA Title.
WINNER: Ray at 17:00 flat to capture the TNA Title.
Afterward, Ray yelled at Brooke that she's a dumb b----- as Hulk tried poking him through the cage door with his crutch. As A&E celebrated, one bottle flew into the cage. Then a second. Suddenly tons of junk flew into the cage. Poor DOC got victimized one, two. Ray then slipped on the top turnbuckle after declaring himself the Pres of Aces & Eights. More stuff flew into the cage, taking out A&E members one by one. Huge heat on the group once the littering went down; the crowd was so-so on the initial heel turn since it was clearly coming and Hogan got conned in classic TNA Babyface Booking fashion.
A&E kept egging on more litter, which got more heat on the group. Security didn't try to stop the downpour, as TNA wanted this reaction.
After the PPV went off the air, A&E kept getting pelted on the way to the back. Hardy was then helped to his feet in the cage before being helped to the back. Overall, TNA got the visual of people trashing the heel turn and got the big heat they wanted by keeping the heel turn simple and being disciplined by following the story even if it was obvious.
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