TNA Lockdown Results (4/23): Raven & Low Ki Return, Christy Hemme, More!
By Ryan Clark | April 23, 2006
Event: TNA Lockdown Pay-Per-View Results Airdate: Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 Location: Universal Studios Soundstage 21 in Orlando, Florida Results by WrestleView.com.com
- The TNA promo hits. Following this, a video package airs highlighting the NWA World Title Match tonight between champion Christian Cage and challenger Abyss, the X Division Title Match tonight between champion Samoa Joe and challenger Sabu and Lethal Lockdown with a ceiling over the Six Sides of Steel Cage between Sting's Army and Jeff Jarrett's Army.
- A graphic opening then hits welcoming us to TNA Lockdown. We then go live to the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL at Universal Studios. A display of pyro goes off in the entrance way as we get ready to kick off the first match of the night which will be the World X Cup Tournament Preview featuring Team Japan vs. Team USA.
World X Cup Tournament Preview Team Japan (Black Tiger, Minoru Tanaka & Hirooki Goto) vs. Team USA (Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal & Alex Shelley) On a side note, the Six Sides of Steel Cage is now painted black to give it a somewhat different look. The match starts with Alex Shelley taking it Minoru Tanaka with a series of kicks to the chest and face. Tanaka then comes back with a quick dropkick on Shelley. Black Tiger gets the tag and he applies a neck submission on Shelley. Black Tiger gets a high back body drop from Shelley, but then responds slamming Shelley down face first on the mat. Shelley takes out Black Tiger with a huricanranna followed by a backbreaker. Jay Lethal then tags himself in and Hirooki Goto gets the tag as well. Lethal and Goto go back and forth with takedown attempts on the mat. Goto takes down Lethal with a shoulder block, but Lethal comes back with a stiff dropkick to the chest. Black Tiger gets the tag and Lethal chops him a few times. Shelley, Dutt and Lethal all do a triple-team move on Black Tiger with Shelley dropping his knees across the chest of Black Tiger and Dutt following it up with a big moonsault. Shelley now gets the legal tag with the crowd going wild.
Lethal jumps back in, nails Tiger with a dropkick while Shelley held him and Dutt followed that up with a full body splash. Dutt gets the legal tag, takes down Tiger with a snapmare followed by a quick elbow drop. Dutt covers, but Tiger kicks out after two. Dutt hits the corner with force when Tiger moves and Goto gets the tag. Goto drives Dutt into the opposite corner and tags in Tanaka. Tanaka gets in a snap suplex followed by a jumping knee drop. We then see a shot of Team Mexico with Captain Shocker looking on from the top of the ramp. In the ring, Tiger hits Dutt with a dropkick and Goto covers, but only gets a two count. All three members of Team Japan hit a triple-dropkick to the head of Dutt, Dutt gets covered, but Team USA break up the pinfall attempt. Tanaka is still the legal man working on Dutt until Goto gets the tag. Goto throws Dutt on his chest and applies a half boston crab. Shelley comes in to break up the submission. Black Tiger gets the tag and he chops Dutt a few times. Dutt fights back with a flipping huricanranna on Tiger and tags in Lethal. Lethal clotheslines Tiger followed by swinging neckbreaker. Lethal covers, but only gets a two count. Lethal boots Tiger in the corner followed by a leg lariat.
Tiger fights back taking out Lethal with a big dropkick followed by tagging in Goto. Goto hits a big overhead suplex, covers, but Lethal kicks out after two. Lethal, Shelley and Dutt all take out Goto with jumpin knees. Shelley finishes it up with a big frog splash off the top rope on Goto. Shelley covers...1...2...Goto kicks out. Goto gets superkicked and Lethal hits a german suplex, but Goto again kicks out after two. Dutt moonsaults Goto, but Goto again kicks out after two when Lethal pins. Lethal gets kicked with force by Tanaka and then applies a quick armbar submission. Dutt breaks up the submission and Lethal holds his arm in pan. Lethal takes out Black Tiger with a big flapjack and Shelley takes out Tanaka. Goto comes in and nails Shelley with a leg lariat. Shelley then accidentally hits Dutt with a superkick. Lethal is by himself and gets superkicked by Tanaka followed by a Tiger Suplex from Black Tiger that results in a three count. That was all over the place at the end.