– The 2013 TNA Lockdown pay-per-view kicks off with a music video featuring Aces & 8s, Team TNA, Kurt Angle, Bully Ray and World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy.
– We’re live from San Antonio, Texas with Todd Keneley, Mike Tenay and Taz on commentary. They hype tonight’s top matches.
TNA X Division Title Match: Christian York vs. Zema Ion vs. Kenny King
We go to the ring and out first comes Zema Ion followed by Christian York. The TNA X Division Champion Kenny King is out next.
The bell rings and York takes down King first. Zema dropkicks York and shows off some. Back and forth with York and Zema until York takes out King. Zema with a big headscissors on York. York comes back with a clothesline. King comes in and works on York now. King escapes to the floor and regroups. York and Zema go at it now. York dives through the ropes and takes out King. Zema dives out now but York kicks him in the head. King takes out York and uses Zema’s neck to jump onto York and the fan barrier. King looks like he hits his head hard on the railing. Zema corkscrews out and takes both of them out.
York catches Zema in a powerbomb but King springboards in and takes Zema off his shoulders with a neckbreaker. York with a 2 count on Zema. York with a suplex and a 2 count on King. King with a big shot to the neck on the ropes to York. 2 count for King. King with chops and punches in the corner now. York fires back with chops. King sneaks a rake in the eye and scoop slams York. King goes to the top but Zema meets him. Zema hurricanranas King on top of York and covers for a 2 count on York. Zema with a suplex on York. Zema with a running moonsault and another 2 count. King knocks down Zema but York goes to work on him. York leg drops King from the second rope and covers for a 2 count. Zema and York go at it now. Zema with a double stomp and a dropkick slide to King. Zema with a tornado DDT on York for another 2 count.
King knocks Zema from the top out to the entrance way. King slams Ion on the entrance ramp and leg drops him. York drags Zema in the ring and covers for a 2 count. King and York go at it now. King drops York with a big knee. King takes Zema to the top for a big throw but York powerbombs them into a fallaway slam. York covers King for a 2 count. York unloads on King and hits a big bulldog. York clotheslines Zema. York blocks a kick from King and nails a back suplex. York counters Zema and drops him with a variation of a neckbreaker for 2. King blocks a kick but takes the next one from York. Zema with rakes to the back of both men. More three man moves. Zema with a 2 count on each man. York ends up dropping Zema from the top with a big kick. York hits a double stomp on Zema and rolls through hitting his move on King. York goes for Moodswing on Zema but King breaks it up with knes. Zema goes back down. York counters King and rolls him up for 2. King counters and hits a DDT for the win on York.
Winner: Kenny King
– Jeremy Borash is backstage with Joseph Park. He says the boys have been ribbing him all week. Kazarian and Daniels come up and tell him Dixie Carter was looking for him in catering. Park rushes off. Kaz says tonight, it’s about Bad Influence and they will become the Tag Team Champions again. Daniels says they are tired of being disrespected by Dixie, TNA and the fans.
Joey Ryan vs. Joseph Park
We go to the ring and out first comes Joey Ryan. Joseph Park is out next.
Ryan cuts a promo before the match, talking about Park’s gut and the fat people of Texas. Ryan calls Park a big mark, since he’s learning insider terms now. Ryan says he has the size advantage where it counts. Ryan says size matters and hands Park the mic. Park says San Antonio rocks and the crowd pops. Ryan attacks Park from behind and the bell sounds. Ryan kicks Park and tries to whip him into the ropes but can’t. Ryan ducks a big boot and rakes Park in the face. Ryan retreats to the floor when Park charges. Park pulls him back into the ring but Ryan drops his neck over the top rope. Ryan comes in but gets hip tossed. Park with a big right hand. Park with another big shot in the corner. Park runs into a big boot. Ryan goes for a crossbody but it doesn’t phase Park. Park misses a splash in the corner and Ryan kicks his leg out. Ryan with right hands now.
Ryan keeps control and covers for another pin attempt. Ryan with several more pin attempts with not much effort. Ryan rubs the baby oil on his chest into Park’s face. Ryan runs and hits another right hand in the corner. Ryan goes to the top and comes down with a missile dropkick. Ryan with another 2 count. Park grabs Ryan by his neck and makes a comeback. Park with a big wedgie and some shoulder blocks. Park with an atomic drop and a shot to the backside. Park runs and splashes Ryan in the corner. Park goes to the top rope but misses a big splash. Ryan tries to roll Park up but Park drops his weight down and covers Ryan for the win.
Winner: Joseph Park
– We see footage of Jeff Hardy arriving earlier today.
– Brooke hogan is backstage talking to Bully Ray about his match tonight. He hushes her up and says he knows she’s excited but he’s nervous. Ray says he wants to make her, himself and Hulk Hogan proud. Hulk comes in on crutches and asks Brooke to give them a minute. Hogan says tonight is a pivotal time for them. He says TNA has the chance to move on tonight. Hogan says Jeff Hardy has been good for the moment but there’s something about Ray that he can’t put his finger on. Hogan says there’s something special about Ray. Hogan thinks Ray is TNA’s launch point. Hogan says it’s more than Ray being his son-in-law. Hogan says Ray has gave Brooke her spark back and to see her happy again means a lot. Hogan says he loves Ray like his own son now. Hogan wants Ray to win the World Heavyweight Title because he can’t.
TNA Knockouts Title Match: Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky
We go to the ring and out first comes Gail Kim. The TNA Knockouts Champion Velvet Sky is out next.
The match starts and they go at it. Early pin attempts by Velvet. Gail escapes to the ropes but comes back fighting and turns it around. Gail with a 2 count out of the corner. Taryn Terrell is in her usual role as Knockouts referee. Velvet takes Gail down with a headscissors takedown. Gail comes back with a kick but Velvet counters with a neckbreaker and another 2 count. Velvet dropkicks Gail out to the floor now. Gail runs the apron and hits a senton out on the floor. Velvet goes for a move on the floor but Gail shoves her back into the ring post. Gail brings it back in the ring for a 2 count.
Gail turns it around and hits a spear in the corner. They trade shots until Gail drops her with a kick. Gail slams Velvet on her side and covers for another 2 count. Taryn and Gail argue because Gail used the ropes. Gail uses the ropes to choke Velvet now. Gail puts the boots to Velvet’s head now. Gail with a backbreaker and a 2 count. Gail with an uppercut. Velvet counters and drops Gail on her face out of the corner. Gail charges and misses a clothesline. Velvet comes back with clotheslines of her own. Velvet with a high knee and a bulldog. Velvet with an inverted neckbreaker and a close 2 count. Gail misses a kick and grabs Taryn’s arm. All three tangle and Velvet catches Eat Defeat. Gail with a close 2 count. Gail and Taryn argue now. Gail shoves Taryn back by her face. Gail backs Taryn into the corner and finally smacks her. Gail begs Taryn to disqualify her. Taryn spears Gail and starts slamming her head into the mat. Gail comes back up but Velvet comes from behind. Velvet hits her finisher for the win.
Winner: Velvet Sky
– Robbie E is backstage with JB. He cuts a promo on Robbie T and says tonight, he will make him his ho. We get a promo video for their match.
Robbie E vs. Robbie T
We go to the ring and out first comes Robbie E. Rob Terry is out next.
The bell rings and Robbie E calls for a time out. He pleads with Terry to make up. E hugs Terry but Terry isn’t hugging back. Terry knocks Robbie across the ring and into the corner. They go at it and Robbie applies a headlock and celebrates it. Terry powers out and sends Robbie back to the mat. Robbie tries to take out Terry’s knee but Terry just gutwrench slams him. Robbie manages to chop Terry down and get a 1 count. Robbie goes for a sleeper hold and brings Terry down to one knee. Terry fights back to his feet and rams Robbie back into the corner. Robbie gets his boots up but leaps out into Terry’s arms. Terry goes for a big slam but Robbie slides out. Terry with two clotheslines and a big overhead powerslam.
Terry goes on and hits another big slam for the win.
Winner: Robbie T
– JB is backstage with one-half of the TNA Tag Team Champions Austin Aries. JB asks where is Bobby Roode. Aries says people have been asking him that for two weeks now. Aries says he’s proved he doesn’t need Roode to get the job done and keep the tag titles. Aries says that won’t be necessary because… Roode appears, asks Aries if he missed him and they walk off.
TNA Tag Team Title Match: Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Kazarian & Daniels vs. Austin Aries & Bobby Roode
We go to the ring and out first comes the team of Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. Kazarian and Daniels are out next followed by the TNA Tag Team Champions Austin Aries and Bobby Roode.
Chavo starts things off with Roode. Roode immediately tags in Daniels. They lock up and Chavo applies a headlock. Chavo drops Daniels with a shoulder but Daniels come right back with one of his own. More back and forth. Chavo with a big backdrop. Hernandez drops Daniels and Chavo keeps up the offense. Hernandez tags in for a bit of double teaming on Daniels. Aries and Roode come in. Chavo drops Aries into Roode’s crotch. Chavo and Hernandez end up clearing the ring of everyone and the crowd cheers for them.
Daniels and Chavo are back in now. Another tag to Hernandez for some double teaming. Daniels turns it around and tags in Kazarian. Chavo keeps control. Hernandez comes in and slams Chavo on top of Kazarian. Hernandez splashes Kaz for a 2 count. Hernandez fights off Kaz and Daniels until Kaz hits him with a missile dropkick from the top. Kaz mounts Hernandez with right hands now. They double team him with some nice moves and Daniels covers but Aries breaks up the pin. Another tag and double teaming on Hernandez. He blocks them and suplexes both of them at the same time. Chavo comes back in and fights off both men. Chavo with a headscissors takedown on Daniels. Chavo hits five straight suplexes on Kaz. Aries comes in and breaks it up. More back and forth with everyone. Kaz and Daniels keep control of Chavo in their corner when things settle. Lots more double teaming. Daniels stomps Chavo and takes a bow. 1 count by Daniels.
Roode tags himself in and goes to work on Chavo. Roode drops an elbow and covers for 2. Aries tags in and they double team Chavo after Roode catapults him into an elbow. More double teaming for a 2 count. The referee is distracted as they hold Chavo down in their corner. Hernandez comes in and hits Aries from behind. Roode tags in and they keep Chavo stuck in their corner. Another cheap shot from Aries while the referee isn’t looking. Chavo fights back but Aries tags in and keeps it up. Aries with a big dropkick to the back of the head for a 2 count. Roode comes back in for more of the same on Chavo. Chavo fights back but misses a dropkick. Roode catapults him into the corner but Chavo nails Aries. Chavo goes up for a moonsault but misses. Roode and Chavo clothesline each other and both go down.
Kaz, Daniels, Aries and Roode argue now before a brawl breaks out. Aries and Kaz collide in mid-air and go down. Chavo crawls to the top and takes out both Kaz and Aries with a crossbody. Hernandez leaps into the ring and clotheslines Aries and Kaz at the same time. Hernandez runs over both of them some more. He presses Aries high and drops him on his face. Roode and Daniels double team Hernandez but he takes them both out. Hernandez lifts Aries. Chavo lifts Kaz into position and Hernandez nails a double backbreaker. Hernandez covers Aries but the referee is distracted. Close 2 count by Hernandez. Hernandez goes for a Border Toss but it’s blocked. Hernandez knocks Aries out of mid-air but Daniels nails a STO. Chavo with a spin kick. Roode takes out Chavo. Kaz and Roode go at it now. Kaz with a huge DDT off the ropes. Kaz goes for Fade to Black but it’s blocked. Aries with a kick in the corner. Roode with a big spinebuster on Kaz. Daniels tags himself in and stops Aries on the top. Roode and Daniels go at it now. Hernandez flies in the ring and takes them both out to a big pop.
Lots more back and forth with everyone now. Hernandez goes to powerbomb Aries but Aries makes them both fall out to the floor. Daniels cuts Chavo off on the top and they trade shots up high. Chavo sends Daniels to the mat. Chavo goes for the frogsplash and nails it for a pin. The referee says Roode tagged in by touching Chavo’s boot so he’s legal. Roode takes advantage and covers Daniels for the pin and the win.
Winners: Austin Aries and Bobby Roode
– There’s controversy over the Knockouts match earlier. JB is backstage with Taryn Terrell. She talks about her decision but gets attacked by Gail Kim.
– We see the steel cage being erected for the rest of tonight’s matches. We see Aces & 8s backstage talking. D-Lo Brown talks about what the group has done to TNA. Brown tells Wes Brisco to go handle club business. They go to get ready for Lethal Lockdown.
– JB is backstage with Kurt Angle. Angle says tonight is the night he makes Wes Brisco famous. Angle says he hasn’t forgot about D-Lo Brown and says what he did was unforgivable. Angle says Brown is next. Angle says Brisco is a snot nosed little punk who needs his ass kicked and tonight, it’s real… it’s damn real. We get a promo video for their match.
Steel Cage Match: Wes Brisco vs. Kurt Angle
We go to the cage and out first comes Wes Brisco. Out next comes Kurt Angle to a decent pop.
The match rings and here we go. Angle goes behind and hits a German suplex on Brisco. Brisco strikes now and takes Angle to the corner. Brisco with shoulder thrusts. Brisco goes to climb the cage but Angle pulls him down and nails a German suplex. Angle keeps control and works Brisco over. Angle with shoulder thrusts now. Brisco fights back and they trade shots. Brisco gets the upperhand and take Angle back to the corner. Brisco with a kick to the back and a mount with right hands. Brisco rips Angle’s t-shirt off and chokes him with it.
Angle finally comes back with clotheslines and a big belly to belly suplex. Angles tosses Brisco face first into the cage wall. Brisco finally turns it around again with a low blow. Brisco crawls out of the cage but Angle pulls him back with the ankle lock. Brisco rolls out of it and sends Angle into the cage. Brisco climbs and reaches the top of the cage but Angle climbs up and stops him. They trade shots on the top rope. Angle slams Brisco’s face into the cage wall. Angle nails a German from the middle of the top rope to the mat and the crowd pops.
Angle gets up first but Brisco counters. Angle accidentally clotheslines the referee and he goes down. Angle applies the ankle lock and Brisco taps out but the referee is down. Angle breaks the hold and wakes the referee up. Angle hits the Angle Slam on Brisco and flips him the bird. Angle walks out of the cage and holds his hands in the air but the referee didn’t see him leave. D-Lo Brown attacks from behind and throws Angle back in the cage. D-Lo pulls Brisco out of the cage as the referee is getting up and turning around.
Winner: Wes Brisco
– We get a promo video for tonight’s Lethal Lockdown match with Aces & 8s vs. Team TNA.
Lethal Lockdown: Team TNA (Sting, Magnus, Samoa Joe, James Storm and Eric Young) vs. Aces & 8s (Devon, Mr. Anderson, Mike Knox, Doc and Garett Bischoff)
We go to the cage and out first comes Mr. Anderson for Aces & 8s. Out first for Team TNA is Magnus.
They have words to start the match before going at it. Magnus takes Anderson down and shoves him back into the corner. Anderson turns it around and works Magnus over in the corner. Magnus turns it around and does the same. They run the ropes and Magnus nails a flying knee. Magnus goes face first into the cage as the clock hits 1 minute until another Aces & 8s member comes out. More back and forth with Anderson and Magnus. Magnus blocks Mic Check and they both clothesline each other. Out next comes Mike Knox for Aces & 8s.
Knox and Anderson use their advantage and take turns on Magnus. Knox nails a big sidewalk slam and Anderson follows up with a leg drop. The assault on Magnus continues until the next man comes out for Team TNA – Samoa Joe. Joe comes in and unloads on Knox and Anderson. Knox catches a big kick to the head. Anderson cuts him off but Joe and Magnus double team him. Joe with a big senton on Anderson. Magnus works on Anderson while Joe has Knox down in the corner.
Joe and Magnus with more double teaming on Anderson now. The clock counts down and the next man out for Aces & 8s is Garett Bischoff. Garett gos after Magnus with a rake to the face and then beats Joe down. Garett goes back at Magnus and the crowd chants “you can’t wrestle.” Garett taunts the crowd and turns around to double teaming from Joe and Magnus. Joe with a big double knee drop on Bischoff. Aces & 8s get the upperhand again until Eric Young comes out next for Team TNA. Young dropkicks Bischoff and unloads on Knox.
Young cleans house as the crowd pops. Joe and Knox go at it while Young and Bischoff fight in the corner. Magnus drops a knee on Anderson. Bischoff turns it around on Young and runs his face into the steel. The next man out for Aces & 8s is Devon. Devon comes in and takes out Magnus, Joe and then Young. The crowd chants for tables. Aces & 8s once again have the numbers advantage and control of the match. Young takes Devon down out of nowhere but gets beat down by Bischoff.
The next man out for Team TNA is James Storm. Storm hits the ring and takes down Devon and then Anderson with a neckbreaker. Right hands for Bischoff. Storm takes him tot he corner and then hits Knox with knees to the face. Storm nails Knox with a Last Call and he goes down. Storm works Anderson over in the corner now. The next man out for Aces & 8s is Doc.
Doc hits the cage and lays out Team TNA members. Doc slams Magnus and Knox drops an elbow on him. Aces & 8s stand tall as the crowd boos them. Knox splashes Magnus in the corner with a big clothesline. Doc works him over with body shots now. Anderson with a boot to Storm’s face. The next man out for Team TNA is Sting to a big pop. Sting comes out with two trash cans full of weapons. Sting leaves them outside but brings a bat into the ring and cleans house. The rest of the weapons come into play now as Team TNA takes control.
Lots of trash can shots and other weapons. Team TNA has had control since the weapons came in. Joe with a huge trash can shot to Bischoff. Joe rubs the lid into his face and Sting follows up with a Stinger splash. Sting puts a trash can over Anderson’s head and splashes him. Sting holds Anderson so Young can hit him with a bat. Young almost hits Sting and they stop to regroup. Anderson takes advantage and takes Sting down. Aces & 8s take control of the weapons and turn things around now. Devon lays Young out with a trash can lid. Knox goes to slam Young on a steel ch air but Young counters and DDT’s him onto it. Doc chokeslams Young. Storm decks Doc with a trash can lid and Magnus slams him. Garett Bischoff climbs up to the top of the cage when facing off with Storm and Magnus. They chase him but Devon and Anderson come over for a 5 man superplex. Joe comes over and powerbombs all 5 men. He locks the submission on Anderson but Knox breaks it up right before Anderson tapped. Knox beats Sting down with but Young stops a chairshot. Sting with a Scorpion Death Drop. Sting tells Young to go to the corner. Sting tells him to go higher and Young climbs to the top of the cage. Everyone looks on as Young splashes Knox from the top of the cage with a big elbow. Young covers for the win.
Winners: Team TNA
– We get a promo video for tonight’s steel cage main event.
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy
We go to the cage and out first comes the challenger Bully Ray. The TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy is out next. We get formal ring introductions from Jeremy Borash.
They lock up and Ray applies a headlock. Ray with a big shoulder block that sends Hardy down. Ray with another headlock. Ray blocks a shot and drops Hardy for a quick pin attempt. They lock up and Ray scoop slams Hardy for a 2 count. Ray takes it to the corner now. Hardy finally gets some offense in and arm drags Ray. Hardy with a big splash in the corner. Hardy blocks Ray and comes off the top for a 2 count. Hardy climbs the cage but Ray stops him. Hardy kicks Ray to the mat ans splashes him from the top rope for 2.
Hardy climbs the cage but Ray stops him. They tangle and Ray crotches Hardy over the top rope after a low kick. Ray drops elbows for another pin attempt. Hardy makes a comeback but Ray beats him back down and keeps him grounded on the mat. Ray with a tight hug on Hardy’s lower back now. Ray goes to the top but crashes down as Hardy moves. Hardy kicks Ray in the gut and goes for Twist of Fate but it’s blocked. Hardy counters the Bubba Bomb and nails a Twist of Fate.
Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff come down and climb in the cage. Hardy fights them off. Ray runs over them with a clothesline. Hardy leaps off Ray’s back and splashes both of the Aces & 8s members in the corner. Ray and Hardy throw them both out of the cage and onto the entrance ramp. Hardy and Ray trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Hardy takes Ray down with a clothesline. Hardy with an atomic drop and leg drop, then a dropkick for a 2 count.
Hardy climbs the cage but Ray stops him. Ray with a big shot on the top rope. Hardy fights back while they stand on the top rope. Hardy kicks Ray but falls to the mat. Ray is stunned but falls on top of Hardy for a 2 count. Hardy nails another Twist of Fate but Ray doesn’t fall. Hardy climbs the cage and Ray grabs his foot again. Hardy fights Ray off but Ray grabs him. Ray powerbombs Hardy from way up high and both of them are down. Ray covers for a close 2 count. We see Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan coming down to ringside now.
Hogan encourages Ray to get up and keep going. Aces & 8s come back out and start climbing the cage. Ray and Hardy go back to back and get ready to fight with chains in their hand. Devon tosses Ray what looks like a rubber hammer. Ray points at Bischoff but nails Hardy from behind with the weapon. Devon jumps down and reunites with Ray. Ray covers for the win and the World Heavyweight Title.
Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion: Bully Ray
– Aces & 8s force Earl Hebner to raise Ray’s hand and the whole group celebrates. Ray yells at Brooke Hogan through the cage and says she meant nothing to him. Ray disses her and starts yelling at Hogan, daring him to do something about it. Hogan jabs his crutch at the cage. Brooke can be heard crying as Ray takes a mic and knocks her. Ray says he used Hulk and screwed Brooke. Hogan is pissed now. The crowd starts throwing trash at the ring. Aces & 8s stand tall raising their hands. Ray says most of all, he fooled every single one of us. The Aces & 8s music hits as Taz brags on commentary. Ray announces he is the President of Aces & 8s. Ray declares he’s the World Heavyweight Champion as Devon hugs him. The celebration continues but Ray slips crawling up on the ropes and the crowd laughs. Lockdown goes off the air with Aces & 8s celebrating in the cage.