PRESHOW: Eric Young vs. Danny Bonaduce Eric Young. Bonaduce is the heel here, and he's going to get stomped, TNA debut or no.
NEW JAPAN JR. TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH The Latin American Xchange vs. No Limit vs. (c) The Motor City Machineguns Not LAX, for sure. I'm going to say MMG wins, and loses the belts back to No Limit later in Japan.
QUEEN OF THE CAGE MATCH ODB vs. Madison Rayne vs. Daffney vs. Sojo Bolt Daffney.
TNA KNOCKOUTS WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP Taylor Wilde vs. Angelina Love vs. (c) Awesome Kong I could see Love taking it, but I'm sticking with Kong.
X DIVISION XSCAPE MATCH FOR THE X CHAMPIONSHIP Black Machismo vs. Sheik Abdul Bashir vs. Consequences Creed vs. Kiyoshi vs. (c) Suicide Suicide retains.
SIX SIDES OF STEEL: WORLD TAG TEAM DOMINATION - TITLE VS. TITLE Team 3D vs. (c) Beer Money, Inc I really want Beer Money to win, but I think 3D will get another reign here (mostly because I dunno if the IWGP is allowed to change hands here).
SIX SIDES OF STEEL: THE RETURN OF THE LETHAL LOCKDOWN Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Booker T, Scott Steiner & Kevin Nash) vs. Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe & Christopher Daniels) Team Angle, when Jarrett -- purposefully or not -- screws over the TNA Originals.
SIX SIDES OF STEEL: MAIN EVENT FOR THE TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP Hardcore Legend Mick Foley vs. (c) "The Icon" Sting Sting, please.
TNA signs "a former World Champion from another organization" -- "unlock the identity this Sunday on PPV" Part of me wants to say Taz. Taz's facebook page (facebook.com) talks about his leaving the WWE (click on the "View Updates" link) and says: "I plan to make an impact real soon in this, the ultimate in businesses and keep it's honor....lol....sorry for crossing the line with my sophomoric humor!"
So that's two TNA references ("impact" and "cross the line")...and, huh, one Ring of Honor reference (and a few grammar problems) (edit - and a UFC reference!).
But I think he's just messing with us. I think the announcement will be Ayako Hamada (en.wikipedia.org), which would explain why TNA's website teaser says "unlock the identity" rather than "unlock his identity."
Hamada's wiki page says that her last match will be April 19th -- the same day as Lockdown -- but we aren't promised an actual appearance by this person or anything. We'll probably just get a video package.
***EDIT! 411 says that TNA sent out another text message today promising a second "former World champion from another organization" at Lockdown, so maybe it's both Taz and Hamada.
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(edited by Karlos the Jackal on 17.4.09 1835) Last 5 movies seen: Doubt **** - Burn After Reading n/a - The Princess Bride n/a - Quantum of Solace *** - The Deadly Mantis **
Aw, geez, I somehow forgot about Abyss vs. Matt Morgan in a "DOOMSDAY CHAMBER OF BLOOD" match. This is a tossup -- I'll say Morgan, so that Dr. Stevie can slap Abyss into shape and set him on the road to revenge.
Last 5 movies seen: Doubt **** - Burn After Reading n/a - The Princess Bride n/a - Quantum of Solace *** - The Deadly Mantis **
Preshow: Eric Young v Danny Bonaduce: The very reason this is on the preshow is so the mainstream TNA PPV audience doesn't get to see the disintegration of Eric Young. Bonaduce will win, leading to nothing.
IWGP Jr. Tag Titles: MCMG v No Limit v LAX: LAX have no business winning, and I suppose Yujiro and Naito will have their titles back on their home turf, where they're a much bigger deal. So that leaves MCMG as the winners here.
Queen of the Cage: ODB v Madison Rayne v Daffney v Sojourner Bolt: In terms of storyline, Daffney has the most going for her, so she'll win.
TNA Knockouts Title: Awesome Kong v Taylor Wilde v Angelina Love: Wilde is there to eat the fall. I think it's time to bring the titles to TBP and have Kong chase them.
XScape Match for the X-Divison Championship: Suicide v Sheik Abdul Bashir v Black Machismo v Consequences Creed v Kiyoshi: This should be fun. I see Suicide winning, but the real question is, who's inside the bodysuit?
Doomsday Chamber of Blood: Abyss v Matt Morgan: This feud has really received the short end of the booking stick. I see Morgan winning here after much brutality, setting up some sort of an Abyss/Stevie/Daffney program.
Title v Title for World Tag Dominion: We will see NEW IWGP Tag Champs here, to really establish them as the premier tag team in wrestling today, especially now that the competition has split up.
Lethal Lockdown: Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Booker T, and Scott Steiner v Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and Christopher Daniels: I don't think the time has come for the faces to get sweeping victories yet, especially since some twist in the story involving Jarrett is yet to happen. This will go the way of Angle via Jarrett-related shenanigans.
World Title: Sting v Mick Foley: I'm looking forward to this match despite knowing that it has no right to be any good. I also have enough faith in TNA booking (judging by recent history, they haven't really had a monumental booking failure in a while) to predict that they will not put their premier title on Foley. Sting retains.
Forfeit the game, before somebody else takes you outta the game, and puts your name to shame Cover up your face, you can't run the race The pace is too fast, you just won't last - "Points Of Authority" - Linkin Park
Eric Young Guns Daffney (who looks great, BTW) Kong, but with Love looking like more of a threat than before to build to a singles match Bashir Abyss Beer Money Team Jarrett--I fear they won't make the Frontline look strong in doing it, though Sting
From what I've seen of the new gimmicks on TV, Luther Rains sounds a lot more like a follower for Mordecai than a stooge for Christian. Tyson Tomko at least sounds like a tough guy. "Luther" makes me think of Coach Buzz Stern's pudgy pupil.