TNA Lockdown Results (4/23): Raven & Low Ki Return, Christy Hemme, More!
By Ryan Clark | April 23, 2006
X Division Championship Match Samoa Joe (c) vs. Sabu The match starts with Sabu launching a steel chair at Samoa Joe when he hits the ring. Joe dodges the chair and Sabu jumps on Joe applying a Camel Clutch. Joe fights out of the that and nails Sabu with some stiff kicks to the chest. When Joe backs up for a big attack, Sabu throws the chair at Joe and it hits Joe face first. Sabu covers Joe, but barely gets a one count. Joe knocks Sabu down after a few elbow attempts. Joe nails Sabu with a few uppercuts followed by another shot to the jaw. Joe sends Sabu head first into the side of the cage and then applies a choke hold. Joe kicks Sabu a few times to the head. Joe grabs Sabu by the head and throws him head first with force into the cage. Sabu is now busted open at this point. Joe hits a series of kicks on Sabu followed by a jumping knee to the head. Joe gets sent face first into the corner by Sabu. Sabu sets up the steel chair, jumps off it and hits a leaping splash. Sabu hits a leg drop on Joe using the steel chair. Sabu sets up the chair yet again, jumps off it, lands on the top rope, jumps, twists and connects with a leg drop on Joe! Sabu then pulls out a spike and tries to drive it into the head of Joe. Joe counters and applies an armbar on Sabu. The referee takes the spike away from Sabu and throws it out. Joe continues to apply the armbar with force on Sabu.
Sabu breaks the armbar, but Joe continues to work on his head with some stiff boots. Joe goes back to work on Sabu's left arm. Sabu leaps up and takes out Joe with a few elbows and a dropkick. Sabu leaps up to the top turnbuckle. Joe follows up quickly. Joe grabs the bad arm of Sabu that is in a cast and drives it into the cage. Sabu grabs his arm and Joe grabs Sabu, hooks his head and drops down hitting a modified neckbreaker! Back in the ring, Sabu sets up the steel chair in the middle of the ring with Joe still somewhat down. Sabu leaps off the chair, gets on the top rope, turns around, but Joe grabs the steel chair and throws it in the face of Sabu. Joe grabs Sabu, puts him on his shoulders and connects with the Muscle Buster! Joe pins Sabu and gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL X Division Champion: Samoa Joe
After the match, Samoa Joe looks back at Sabu in the ring and smiles celebrating his X Division Title defense.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Team Canada. Borash mentions the strong words by Team 3D. Eric Young asks Borash about the strong words and if Team 3D was really mad. A-1 pulled Young back and told him to calm down. Bobby Roode gets involved and runs down Team 3D and the challenges they set forth. Scott D'Amore mocks Brother Ray about all the tag team title reigns they boast. D'Amore says the difference between Canadians and Americans is that Canadians keep a small, thin, athletic figure. Larry Zbyszko walks up and asks D'Amore if he knows anything about TNA managements big surprise. D'Amore tells Larry that even if he knew, he wouldn't tell him and that it was time for Zbyszko to face the music tonight. Team Canada leave the scene singing the Canadian national anthem.
- A video package plays highlighting that six man tag team Anthem Match with Team 3D (Brother Ray, Brother Devon & Brother Runt) against Team Canada (Bobby Roode, Eric Young & A-1).
Anthem Match Team 3D (Brother Ray, Brother Devon & Brother Runt vs. Team Canada (Bobby Roode, Eric Young & A-1) The winners of the match must capture the respective US or Canada flag. The match starts with Brother Devon on A-1 and Brother Ray on Bobby Roode. Eric Young and Brother Runt stay standing up in the corner by their respective flags. Young jumps off and takes out both Ray and Devon. Brother Runt then dropkicks Roode and A-1 off the top. Runt challenges Young who still stays up on the turnbuckle. Devon throws Young off the top to the mat. Runt tries climbing along the side of the cage and getting near the Canada flag, but Roode and A-1 stop him. Roode then starts to brawl with Ray on the top rope. Ray then hooks the arms of Roode on the top and comes down hitting the Brother Ray Bomb! A-1 then goes for his Canadian flag, but Devon stops it. Brother Runt gets up on the corner with Young, throws Young back to the mat and then jumps off landing on the chest of Young! Runt then jumps up to get the US flag, but Roode cuts him off. Roode sends Ray face first into the cage. Runt gets in a kick to the face on Roode, but Roode fights back with a spinebuster on Runt. Ray and Devon work together to hit a double-team leg drop on Roode. Ray chops A-1 with force. Ray then goes to work on Young when he sees Roode taking it to Devon. Roode takes out the referee when Ray sends him into the corner. Ray and Devon hit the 3D on Roode and then hit a double-team flapjack on A-1.