TNA Lockdown 2014 Review

Every Match Inside the Steel Cage. The 2014 edition of Lockdown, and final under the TNA banner, and last as a Pay-Per-View from the BankUnited Center in Miami, Florida, on March 9, 2014, returns to the original format. Mike Tenay and Taz call the action throughout the eight matches as the gorgeous Christy Hemme and the non-gorgeous Jeremy Borash handle ring introductions. I must allow I’m shocked and somewhat impressed. A decent opener, a decent Lethal Lockdown to close, and a decent TNA Knockouts Championship between the two. How long has it been since there’s been a decent Lethal Lockdown? Oh, and we’ve got a “greatest hit.” We could’ve had two, but a horribly stupid finish ruined, destroyed the TNA World Heavyweight Championship bout. Still, overall a mid-shelf entry. I’ll take it.

For starters, we get a legend with a new look. The Great Muta teams with a young Sanada and Yasu to battle Bad Influence and Chris Sabin. The TNA Knockouts Championship bout with Gail Kim challenging Madison Rayne saw the women take a few risky spots and pull them off with success. I hate Dixie Carter, and there’s too much of her. She needed to be out for the Lethal Lockdown as her team took on Team MVP for full control of TNA. Nice to see Lethal Lockdown close the show, and deliver. Way too long. The “greatest hit?” Manik vs. Tigre Uno looked like one of the mid-90s WCW cruiserweight classics. I’m ready to watch the 2015 edition, which is a special edition of Impact!

  1. Bad Influence (Kazarian & “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels) & Chris Sabin vs. Sanada, Yasu, & The Great Muta 3/5
  2. Samuel Shaw vs. Mr. Anderson in an Escape the Cage Match 1/5
  3. Ethan Carter III vs. Bobby Lashley 1/5
  4. Manik vs. Tigre Uno 4/5
  5. “Cowboy” James Storm vs. Gunner in a Last Man Standing Match 2/5
  6. Gail Kim (w/Lei D Tapa) vs. Madison Rayne © for the TNA Knockouts Championship 3/5
  7. Samoa Joe vs. Magnus © for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship 1/5
  8. Team Dixie (Austin Aries, Robbie E., Jessie Godderz, & Bobby Roode) vs. Team MVP (MVP, Eddie Edwards, Davey Richards, & Willow) with Bully Ray as special referee assigned by Dixie Carter in a Lethal Lockdown Match where the winning captain gained 100% of TNA’s wrestling operations 3/5

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