Tag Teaming With James Ellsworth
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
I've always had such mixed feelings about Lockdown. On one hand, the buildup was awful - the "Lockbox" challenge, 3D/Outsiders having the same match BEFORE the PPV, Styles/Dinero getting almost no build despite being announced two months in advance.
The PPV itself is a mess - the LL qualifier is in the show, Doug Williams is STRIPPED of the X Title because he couldn't make it to the volcano, so instead of making a huge #1 contender's match, they have a #1 contender's match (which is 5 minutes long) and the winner becomes a part of the three-way (for a title that literally isn't even in the building), Young/Nash was horrible, and The Dudley Boyz vs. The Outsiders is announced that night as a fucking AFTERTHOUGHT, there's blood in almost every single match, and LL is just a mess with, yes, a horrible ending. After an eternity of Hogan/Flair nonsense, Abyss just picks up Wolfe like "oh right, there's a match going on. Let me finish it."
On the other hand, RVD/Storm is a solid opener (there shouldn't have been blood, though), 3D/Outsiders is fun while it lasted, Angle/Anderson really is a MOTYC, and Styles/Pope is a very good co-main event.
I think with a little more focus, organization, and restraint from using blood (but I know they did it. This was at the height of WWE being PG and bloodless, and TNA was childishly trying to capitolize), this could have been one of the best TNA PPVS ever.
Favorite Matches of All Time
1. Triple-Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit - WrestleMania XX
2. Career Threatening Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair - WrestleMania XXIV
3. WWE Championship: John Cena vs. CM Punk - Money in the Bank 2011
4. No Holds Barred Match: The Undertaker vs. Triple H - WrestleMania XXVII
5. WWF Championship: Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior - WrestleMania VI