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TOP 5 Lockdown matches:

1. Abyss vs AJ Styles ****3/4

2. Kurt Angle vs Mr. Anderson ****1/2
3. Abyss vs Christian Cage ****
4. Team Cage vs Team Tomko ****
5. Beer Money vs Team 3D ***3/4
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Beer Money vs Team 3D (LD 09) - ***3/4
Nothing really special but a Solid build up with some really great atmosphere
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My top 5 Lockdown matches going by what I've seen:

1. Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson (2010) ****1/2
2. AJ Styles vs. Abyss (2005) ****1/4
3. Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe (2008) ****
4. Christian Cage vs. Abyss (2006) ***3/4 - ****
5. AJ Styles vs. The Pope (2010) ***1/2

Haven't seen Angle/Joe or Cage/Abyss in quite a while though.

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Top 5 Lockdown:
1. Joe vs Angle (2008) - I loved everything from the buildup to the MMA influenced matchup. It was also nice seeing Joe finally get his props and get the world title.

2. Anderson vs Angle (2010) - I enjoyed the story they tried to tell. Easily the best match of Andersen's career.

3. Styles vs Abyss (2005) - What happened to this Abyss?

4. 3D vs Beer Money (2009)- The rabid crowd made this match.

5. LAX vs No limit vs MCMG (2009) - You can't really mess up a match featuring these three teams.
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3. Styles vs Abyss (2005) - What happened to this Abyss?
Those kind of matches is what happened to Abyss. They've taken a huge toll on his career.
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So awhile ago I picked up Bound for Glory 2009 on DVD anyways on the back of the DVD case it advertised the pre show tag team match between The Machine Gun's and Lethal Consequences as a bonus match making it sould like it would be on the DVD however I have gone though both disks and haven't come across it so anyways is it me or is the match not on the PPV DVD release.
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They mislabeled it. That match was never included. I remember being disappointed myself when I couldn't find it.

I finished watching the last TNA Twin Pack last night and finally got around to seeing Final Resolution 2010 since the first time it aired. Review below:

Beer Money vs. Ink Inc
Nice to see a match besides the X Division open the show, and this was a solid opening. Ink Inc move very quickly and Beer Money are one of the best tag teams ever, so this a good way to get the show going.

Tara vs. Mickie James
I think it was more fun when these two had a wrestling match that just escalated into a brawl. Here, the brawl starts from the beginning, and it's not as great. It's kind of an attitude-era fight, with nothing special going on. The two ladies know how to kick the shit out of each other, but there's nothing special about it in 2010.

Robbie E vs. Jay Lethal
Their last match was better. Most of the attention was focused on "cookie" being in the shark cage, which was freaky to watch. The match is only so so, and the ending is very weak.

Rob Van Dam vs. Rhino
This match was surprising. These two had a very hard-hitting weapons match, with some good counters, brutal offense, and a nice finish. It was also refreshing to see a first blood match that didn't rely on putting over a story or continuing a feud. They just wanted to make each other bleed, simple enough. It was nasty enough before the end so that you didn't feel like you were getting jipped when blood spurt. WWE first blood matches always seem to be getting good just as the match ends. This actually felt complete and the finish was perfect.

AJ Styles vs. Douglas Williams
Good match. Nice to see some classic mat wrestling and counters, but Williams still wrestled like a heel and Styles still wrestled like a face. Williams as a face is one of the more baffling decisions I've ever seen, and it clearly didn't take. I also didn't think the match is nearly as great as everyone said, and this is coming from someone who agreed that Williams/Kazarian from Sacrifice '10 was an underrated gem. I just think they could have done more.

The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Generation Me
When I read reviews, I remember being shocked that no one considered this the MOTN, but now I know why. The two table spots come at the end, nothing is all that innovative with the ladders, but the chairs get some good use. The ring starts to feel very cluttered towards the end, but there's some good action here, I just wish Gen-Me had finally won, and the ending was a complete ripoff of the ending to the triangle ladder match at WrestleMania 2000. I also can't believe Tenay referred to the table on top of the ladders as "something we've never seen before." WM 2000 isn't even an abscure match, it's one of the first MAJOR tag team ladder matches ever.

The Pope vs. Abyss
After the near-disaster these two had at Turning Point, I had very low expectations. Part of the problem is that I HATE lumberjack matches. And that was a boring match with a stupid stipulation and a dumb swerve that went nowhere. This had no runins, no swerves, just two guys in a gimmick that fit the storyline. They fought in the ring, outside, near the casket, and there were a few close calls. I really couldn't tell who was going to win. The ending was also a nice very back and forth, and the match never let up.

Jeff Jarrett vs. Samoa Joe
Joe needed to finally go over. He didn't. They traded some nice submissions, but like the Joe/Lashley match at Bound for Glory '09, it never got took off. Give a submission match 9 minutes and what do you expect. The ending didn't make any sense either, as the ref called for the bell while Joe was writhing, but not tapping.

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Morgan
It's funny: between the five major singles matches on the card, any one could have been a main event, and they went with the one that was the least likely and deserving. Morgan's push was kind of random and Hardy was still adjusting to being a heel. The match was solid and the finish was good enough, but this was never going to be that great, and it never was.

All in all, though, it was an above average show. The real appeal is that it is a great showcase for how deep TNA's roster is. They had two solid tag matches, a solid women's match, and a good mid-card title match, and what amounted to four main events, two of which were pretty and one which was good enough.

The real detriment is being in the impact zone. They are DEAD for everything and it all just feels cheap. I don't think I'll buy another TNA PPV in the impact zone because it's just TOO bush league. At least WCW in 2001 played before, what, 3000-5000 people. This is just sad. Even worse when you have this kind of star power.

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
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They mislabeled it. That match was never included. I remember being disappointed myself when I couldn't find it.
Oh Ok well thanks BGLW figured that was the case but just wanted to make sure.
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Lockdown 2010

James Storm vs RVD ***

Xscape Match **

Kevin Nash vs Eric Young *1/2

Beautiful People vs Angelina Love & Tara *1/2

Kazarian vs Shannon Moore vs Homicide ***1/4

The Band vs Team 3D ***1/4

Kurt Angle vs Mr. Anderson ****1/2

AJ Styles vs The Pope ***1/2

Team Hogan vs Team Flair ***
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My favorite Lockdown Matches (in chronological order).

- AJ Styles Vs. Abyss: Number One Contendership (2005) = To me, this was the match that kind of solidified the Lockdown concept and the idea that you can do gimmick based PPVs (which might be a bad thing actually). For AJ & Abyss to go out there, follow 7 previous cage matches, and then put on the stellar match that they did, it really speaks volumes for the talent/chemistry/effort of the two men. This was a violent battle of David Vs. Goliath and really ended the first Lockdown with a bang.

- Christian Cage (c) Vs. Abyss: NWA World Championship (2006) = Still fresh off his very first World Title win, Christian was put into this violent feud with Abyss which resulted in a clash for the title at Lockdown. And boy oh boy was it great. Admittedly, it did copy a good number of the spots from the AJ/Abyss match, but the storyline was so much more intense this time around, & the brutality was turned up even more. It was one of the best performances in TNA from both men and they really did themselves proud. Here we are in 2011, and I still think this is one of the best World Title matches in company history, and certainly the best out of all the Lockdown events.

- Team Sting Vs. Team Jarrett: Lethal Lockdown (2006) = The first Lethal Lockdown in 2005, which I thought would be a nice return of War Games, was nothing short of a disaster. Seriously, go back & watch it. Its one of the worst matches the company has ever put on. But, they had a second change to get it right. By putting better talent into the match like AJ Styles & America's Most Wanted, utilizing star power like Sting & Scott Steiner, and having the add on off the roof with weapons on it, it made Lethal Lockdown a major hit. And once again, it was the daredevil antics of AJ Styles that helped put this match on the map. Even today, this is still my personal favorite Lethal Lockdown that TNA has ever done, and it has become a nice annual attraction for Lockdown.

- Chris Sabin (c) Vs. Alex Shelley Vs. Jay Lethal Vs. Sonjay Dutt Vs. Shark Boy: X Division Championship Xscape Match (2007) = The Xscape match has become another annual tradition for Lockdown, although I've never been a huge fan of it. Usually you get a big spot, the rest is a bit of a trainwreck, and that's about it. However, if I had to pick a best one, this would be it. The action in this one was very well worked and put together, and the thing I remember most is Sabin & Shelley teaming up after the first elimination. As far as TNA is concerned, this led to the birth of The Motor City Machine Guns, and I think we all know how good that duo is.

- Team Angle Vs. Team Cage: Lethal Lockdown (2007) = By adding even more star power to the mix like Angle, Christian, & Samoa Joe, this year's Lockdown was definitely the most star studded and it once again yielded excellent results. On a show that was unfortunately hampered by a terrible blindfold match & an even worse Electrified Cage match, it was the Lethal Lockdown that closed the show out with a huge bang, adding to the match's appeal as an annual tradition. It isn't my favorite LL, but it is a close second.

- Kurt Angle (c) Vs. Samoa Joe: TNA World Championship (2008) = The build up to this was amazing, and it was one of the best built main events in the company history. The match itself yielded mixed results at the time. Many fans seemed displeased with them working it like an MMA fight. Personally, that to me is indicative of the problem with Lockdown as TNA tries too hard to make every match different so the show doesn't fizzle out by the end. Once again stuck with having to follow 7 cage matches, Joe & Angle tried something different, and to be honest, I really liked it. If there were two guys that could pull this kind of match off, it was Joe & Angle. It was also nice to see Samoa Joe finally win the championship, which added to the worth of the show as a whole.

- Beer Money Inc (TNA) Vs. Team 3D (IWGP): Winner Takes All Tag Team Championship Streetfight (2009) = Beer Money had really taken the tag team division by storm in TNA and them getting this match as a semi-main event really shows how good they really became. On a show that also included the standard Lethal Lockdown & a heavily hyped Foley/Sting World Title main event, it was this match that stole the show. I do have a couple of criticisms. I think Team 3D going over was silly, and the excuse given is that "Well, they couldn't have the IWGP titles change hands" Why were those titles even involved in the first place? Those belts were just there because Ray is a fucking belt mark. I think BMI should have gone over and kept the ball rolling with a big win over the legendary team. Oh well, in any case, watching these two teams clash in a wild & exciting contest that once again proved that tag team wrestling can be the best part of the show if given the chance.

- Kurt Angle Vs. Mr. Anderson (2010) = HOLY SHIT!!! Best match in Lockdown history. This match was just insane and served as a perfect capstone to the rivalry the two had going. It was violent, brutal, perfectly worked and put together, and just an amazing match all around. This match perfectly captured what a cage match is supposed to be all the time. Lockdown, and various other PPVs done by the WWE, have contributed to gimmick losing their meaning. But matches like Angle/Anderson should be looked at as the perfect way to capture what the gimmick is supposed to be about. Excellent outing by both men.


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