April 22, 2006
Countdown to TNA Lockdown
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff
It's time for some caged heat!
Once again, TNA's finest enter the six sides of steel for one of the most unique PPVs in all of sports entertainment. Another mixed bag event, TNA looks to continue a hot streak of well-done shows with a mixture of high-impact (pardon the pun) matches with some bloody-good fun. Here's what highlights this month's PPV.
Ooooh, mama! Just the thought of these two in a cage has me flapping my arms all Gertner-like, excited over how hardcore this one is going to be. Joe has become one of my favourite wrestlers lately, and Sabu can never do any wrong as far as I'm concerned. Joe wins in a bloodbath.
This could be the match of the night and the most one sided. Not sure what the plans are for Samoa Joe? I thought he was done with the X Division following his title loss at Destination X. Samoa Joe defeats Sabu and retains the title.
So much of this match is non-sensical. First, Sabu is not X-Division material. Second, Joe does not need the belt and there's no reason it was taken off Chris Daniels. If the idea here is to make Joe look more "extreme" by beating the ECW legend, then I guess they're accomplishing their goal, but really, this is going to turn into a Sabu burial for his signing on for ECW One Night Stand.
I still don't understand how Samoa Joe is considered to be a "cruiserweight"-type wrestler, same with Sabu, but who cares? This should be another good pairing and possibly the most brutal match on the card. Joe will continue his "undefeated" streak and retain the X-Division Championship over the extreme superstar.
Team 3D vs. Team Canada (Anthem Match) - What kind of Canadian would I be if I didn't pick Team Canada to win? Sure, the Dudley's have got Spike with them now, but Coach D'Amore will find a way to get the advantage.
Bob Armstrong vs. Konnan (Arm-Wrestling Match) - I just want to see Konnan throw his shoe at the Bullet - that'd be pretty funny.
Team 3D vs. Team Canada (Anthem Match) - Team 3D takes this one.
Bob Armstrong vs. Konnan (Arm-Wrestling Match) - Yawn! Why on earth is this on Pay Per View? This one ends in a no contest.
Team 3D vs. Team Canada (Anthem Match) - At this point, I could really care less about the Dudleys, and it's inevitable that they'll turn on Spike again. Canucks win.
Bob Armstrong vs. Konnan (Arm-Wrestling Match) - Someone explain the rules of a steel-cage arm wrestling match to me. Al Wilson interferes here.
Team 3D vs. Team Canada (Anthem Match) - Team 3D will finally get some
revenge on the Canadians, picking up a huge win here and moving on towards a
Tag Title shot.
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-- compiled by Jon Waldman