On April 17th, 2011, TNA presented its annual Lockdown PPV event where all matches took place inside of a steel cage.
Match 1: Xscape match (X Division Number 1 Contenders match) Chris Sabin v. Robbie E v. Jeremy Buck v. Max Buck v. Amazing Red v. Jay Lethal v. Brian Kendrick v. Suicide
Several minutes into the match Robbie E delivered the first impact of the match by eliminating Suicide after pinning him following a spinning back breaker. Amazing Red followed by an elimination of Jay Lethal. He was soon caught upon the shoulders of Chris Sabin who slammed him down with a big power slam and then hit with a speeding clothesline, eliminating Red as well. It wasn’t long before Max Buck snuck up behind Sabin and rolled him up for an elimination. After a bit of competition between Robbie E and Brian Kendrick, the Buck brothers ended up against each other in the match. Jeremy threw Max into opposite sides of the cage several times, and hit him with a spin kick to the head. Jeremy continued his attack, but when he thought he had Max down, Max surprised him with small package roll up, eliminating his brother from the match. Max Buck and Robbie E double teamed Kendrick, until he was able to fight back and took turns kicking both men around the ring. Kendrick was able to super-kick Robbie, and and pinned him. At this point the match went from pin falls and submissions to having one of the last two men escape the cage. Max Buck pulled the climbing Kendrick off the side of the cage, and beat on him. When Max tried to get out himself, Kendrick pulled him down, but Max went right back on the offense, power bombing Kendrick into a corner and bounding him off the side of the cage. When Max went to climb the cage again, Kendrick chased him up, yanking him back down to the ring. Kendrick remained on the cage side and continued to climb. Max, thinking quickly, pushed the ref into the ropes that Kendrick was still using to climb, and Kendrick collapsed onto the ropes. Max then quickly ascended the cage, and descended on the opposite side.
Winner: Max Buck
Eric Bishoff came out and said that tonight was a very special night because tonight Immortal would take care of the distraction that Fortune had become. He is also proud to be a small part of executing Hulk Hogan’s overall vision for TNA.
Match 2: Scott Steiner & Crimson v. Ink Inc v. British Invasion v. Eric Young & Orlando Jordan
As Scott Steiner went on a suplexing binge, throwing around all of his opponents, Shannon Moore tagged himself into the match and began to pick at the beaten up members the British invasion. There came a point in the match where every competitor was hitting some move on one of their opponents until Eric Young decided to climb out of the cage. Inside the cage Shannon Moore hit Mooregasm twisting neck breaker on Doug Williams and got the winning pin.
Winners: Ink Inc
In the back, Madison Rayne claimed that no matter who is rooting for Mickie to win, its not going to help. She then told Tara that she is sick of Tara’s ungreatful attitude and to watch her mouth and her actions.
Match 3: Mickie James v. Madison Rayne (Knockouts Championship v. Mickie’s Hair match)
Madison came to the ring flaunting scissors and smiling in expectation of cutting Mickie’s hair, but within 2 minutes, Mickie hit a jumping DDT on Madison, and pinned her for the win.
Winner: Mickie James (new Knockouts Champion)
Match 4: The Pope v. Samoa Joe
The Pope had Joe down and out in the center of the ring, and was on his way to getting out of the cage, but chose to remain on the top turnbuckles and came down on Joe, missing the big Samoan. Joe quickly picked up the Pope and sat him on the top ropes, hitting him with the muscle buster. He then locked in his choke submission and the ref stopped the match, awarding the win to Joe.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Match 5: Matt Morgan v. Hernandez
Anarchia attempted to distract Morgan, and Hernandez tried to sneak up on him, but Morgan dodged Hernandez and hit him with the Carbon Footprint to get the win. After Morgan and Hernandez left the ring, Sarita grabbed the microphone and told the crowd that they are discriminated against because they are better than all the other knockouts on the roster. Her and Rosita claimed they were not going anywhere, when Velvet Sky came out and beat up both Sarita and Rosita until they tumbled out of the ring.
Winner: Matt Morgan
Match 6: Jeff Jarrett v. Kurt Angle (Ultra Male Rules – 1st fall: submission, 2nd fall: pin only, 3rd fall: escape the cage)
The ref threw Karen Jarrett out from ringside before the match started, sending her to the back. Several minutes into the match, Angle locked in the ankle lock on Jarrett and with moments Jarrett tapped out to lose the first fall of the match. The match continued as Angle dominated Jarrett, hitting him with an Angle Slam, but Jarrett was able to kick out. Angle set Jarrett up on the ropes and went for a superplex, but Jarrett shoved him off. Kurt quickly ascended the turnbuckles again, and elevated Jarrett over his back into the ring, falling with and landing on top of him. Angle went for a pin, but Jarrett kicked out again. Angle continued to stalk Jarrett and attempted to hit him with another Angle slam, but Jarrett rolled behind him and rolled Angle up for a pin. It initially looked like Angle escaped in time, but the ref told Angle that he did in fact count to three. Jarrett threw Angle head first into the cage, and then busted through the lock on the door. When he tried to get out of the door, Angle grabbed him and hit him with a series of 5 German suplexes. Angle then went for the door, but before he left, he changed his mind and came back in. Then he reconsidered again and almost walked out but once again turned around, and walked back into the ring, locking the door behind him. He went after Jarrett, throwing him into the cage and grinding his face into a bloody mess into the steel. Jarrett tried to get away again, climbing the turnbuckles in the corner, but Angle followed him up and tried to climb over Jarrett, when Jarrett stood up, lifting Angle up, and hitting him with a power bomb into the ring, causing Kurt to land in a scary fashion, nearly breaking his neck. Jarrett got up a few moments later and headed for the side of the cage again, as Angle shocked the crowd by getting up, chasing Jarrett up the ropes and hitting him with an Angle slam from the top rope. Angle went for the cage door, but realized it was locked and he didn’t have the key. He then went to climb over the side, as the TV champion, Gunner, came out with a chair and prevented Kurt from climbing down. Instead, Angle climbed to the top of the cage and somersaulted onto Jarrett, missing him almost completely. As both men were down, Scott Steiner rushed to ringside, chasing Gunner off. Kurt found the key to the lock in the ring, and unlocked the cage door. As he was about to get out, Karen ran to ringside and sprayed Angle in the face with something, blinding him temporarily. A blinded Angle, accidentally hit the ref as Jarrett crawled to the open door. As Jarrett was nearly out, Angle grabbed him by the foot and pulled him back in, locking in the ankle lock again. Karen reached under the ring and pulled out a guitar, sliding it to Jeff. Jeff turned his body and hit Angle in the head. He then went for the cage door again, and once again was grabbed by Angle who tried to get Jarrett back into the ring. A frustrated Karen ran around the cage door, and swung it, hitting Kurt in the face with it. As Kurt bounced back into the ring, Jarrett fell to the outside, winning the third fall.
Winner: Jeff Jarrett
Match 7: Sting v. RVD v. Mr. Anderson (TNA Championship)
In a fun match that featured some interesting 3 way moves, such as Sting locking both RVD and Anderson in a double Scorpion Death Lock, Anderson hitting a double Mic Check, and RVD hitting both men with the Five Star Frog Splash, Hulk Hogan came down to the ring and stuck a pipe in the ring for RVD to grab. RVD took it and then threw it in Hogan’s face. Anderson however, grabbed the pipe and nailed RVD with it. He then screamed at Hogan telling him that he didn’t do it for Hogan, he did it for himself. As Anderson was mouthing off, Sting grabbed him from behind and hit him with a Scorpion Death Drop and got the winning pin. Hogan stood at the top of the entryway as Sting called him back to the ring, but Hogan resisted and told Sting that his time was coming.
Match 8: Lethal Lockdown (Fortune v. Immortal)
Kazarrian and Abyss were the first two men in the match. Kazarrian did not fare well, as Abyss beat on him and ground his face into the cage. When Abyss tried to mount Kazarrian on his shoulders and run him into the cage, Kazarrian snuck behind him and hit Abyss with a few punches. Abyss chased him into a corner, when Kazarrian moved and Abyss crashed into the corner. Kazarrian was able to throw Abyss through the ropes and drop kicked him into the cage. He then tried to choke out Abyss so that he would not be at a two to one disadvantage when the next member of Immortal entered the cage. Matt Hardy was the next contestant to enter the match, and after being initially held off by Kazarrian, when Abyss rejoined the fight, Hardy was able to hook a chicken wing type move to Kazarrian. Hardy eventually let go and he and Abyss took shots at Kazarrian, awaiting a fellow Fortune member to enter the match. When time finally came, Daniels entered the match. He immediatly fought off Hardy and Abyss, hitting both men with punches, kicks, and landing the BME onto Abyss. Kazarrian recovered and joined the offensive as the clock counted down to Immortal’s turn. When the clock reached zero, Ric Flair came into the cage and chopped Kazarian sending him down to the mat. He then got Daniels off of Hardy and hit him with a low blow. While Hardy punished Daniels on one side of the ring, Flair and Abyss beat up Kazarrian on the other. James Storm entered the match next, smashing his beer bottle over Flair’s head, and then began grinding Flair’s head into the cage. Fortune took full advantage as Flair tried to climb over the cage, which resulted in Strom pulling his pants down and dragging Flair down into the ring. At that moment, it was time for Bully Ray to complete his team in the match, as he entered the ring and began systematically take out all of the active Fortune members. With his help, Immortal regained the momentum as Robert Roode waited anxiously outside of the cage. Bully Ray choked Storm with his belt as a bloody Ric Flair pounded Storm’s head. As Roode was set to come in, Abyss was ready for him. This didn’t stop Roode from assaulting Hardy and Abyss until Flair backed him off into the corner and chopped his chest. Roode turned him around and chopped at his chest, then elevating Flair over his back. The roof with weapons came down, and Lethal Lockdown was officially started. Fortune quickly acquired most of the weapons and began assaulting Immortal. Roode and Daniels tackled Abyss through the cage door. Most of Immortal went to the outside, as did Daniels. When Hardy climbed the cage, Daniels followed and the two battled on top of the cage, as Hardy tried to climb down the other side, Daniels picked him up and tried to hook the Angel’s Wings. However Hardy powered him up, nearly causing Daniels to fall off the cage. Daniels tried to hang on, and Hardy dragged him back up, only to hit him with a twist of hate on top of the cage. Inside the ring, Bully Ray and James Storm tried multiple moves on each other, trying to pin the other man. As Hardy came down off the cage roof, he was standing next to Abyss, when Daniels dove on them from the top of the cage, taking them both down with a cross body. Roode put the Figure Four leg lock on Flair in the cage, until Bully Ray hit him with a trash can to the head. Ray then picked up a kendo stick and delivered shots to all Fortune members in the ring. Flair ordered him to keep hitting the men again and again. Flair grabbed another kendo stick and joined in on the beating of Fortune members. Bully Ray slapped around a fallen Daniels and prepared to hit him square across the chest, but AJ Styles’ music played AJ stormed to the ring and took out Bully Ray with punches, a throw into the cage and the Pele. Flair tried to sneak up behind AJ, but Roode caught him with a trash can lid to the head. Storm then super-kiced him, and Roode locked in an arm bar submission on Flair who tapped out. After the match, AJ took some more shots on Immortal members with a trash can.