A recap of last week’s main event leads us to Immortal making their entrance
Hogan says that it is quite obvious to him and the Immortalmaniacs that there is nothing but Top Choice in the ring. However, there is the rotten stench of crap in the building. He wants Ken Anderson to come out.
Ken Anderson makes his way to the ring and stands face to face with Hogan. Hogan welcomes him to the big show . . . brother. Hogan says that he has given Anderson every opportunity to do the right thing. He tells Anderson brother that he can do things the hard way (the Anderson Way) or he can do it the easy way (The Immortal Way). Hogan says that Anderson has been spitting in the face of authority and that means that he spits in Hogan’s face.
Anderson says that he used to look up to Hogan, but he sees the sheep in the ring hanging from his nuts. Anderson points out that Bischoff has been riding Hogan’s coat tails and he wants to know why Hogan can’t see it.
Anderson says that he will not step in line like the other lemmings. At the end of the day, he has to look at himself in the mirror and he says ‘Mr. Anderson . . . Anderson, you really are an asshole.’ Anderson says that he is okay with that. The other guys have to live with the fact that they are just up Hogan’s asshole.
Hogan pushes Anderson down and Immortal attacks Anderson. Gunner, Murphy, and Terry hold Anderson for Matt Hardy. Hogan tells Anderson that he has disrespected him for the last time. When Immortal gets done with him tonight, he won’t even make it to Lockdown. Hogan tells Kenny boy that he is responsible for this so whatever happens to him, he attracted it to himself. Hogan tells Kenny Boy that they are going to cross paths again. Hogan says that he will take Anderson out on his time, not Anderson’s.
Bully Ray gets spat in the face by Anderson and that means that Ray has to take a shot at Anderson and he drops him with one punch.
Anderson is left laying in the ring while Immortal stands over him. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Immortal running through Anderson definitely makes them look strong, and they need it heading into Lockdown))
We see Velvet Sky knocking on the door trying to talk to Angelina. Winter tells Velvet that Angelina is resting and wants nothing to do with Velvet. Winter tells Velvet that Angelina is a big girl and she tells Velvet that Angelina wants nothing to do with her.
Velvet tells Winter to tell Angelina that she is going to go to the ring and call out Angelina and if Angelina doesn’t come to the ring for her receipt, she is going to come and get her.
Immortal is celebrating their beatdown while Eric is on the phone, probably with the network. Eric tells everyone that he got a call from the network. Immortal thinks they loved it. Eric says that they want to do a best of three series of Fortune with Immortal and the winner gets a one man advantage at Lockdown. Hogan tells Eric that he was supposed to take care of the network problem. Hogan says that someone on the inside is smartening them up. Eric and Hogan exchange bros brother. Eric leaves and it is time for a strategy session. ((Jarrett’s Jab – This doesn’t make sense to me, they do the series for the Man Advantage every year, how is that smartening them up?))
Williams and Neal start things off and Williams with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Neal with an arm drag into an arm bar. Williams with a snap mare after Neal gets distracted by Moore on the floor. Neal with a hip toss and Orlando tries to sneak in. Orlando with a side slam for a near fall while Moore and Steiner continue to argue on the floor.
Jordan with a punch but Neal with a flying shoulder and Orlando goes to the floor. Crimson comes in and he kicks Neal and hits an exploder suplex for a near fall. Crimson sends Neal into the turnbuckles and he punches him. Crimson with an Irish whip but Neal with a kick and then he hits a cross body. Neal with a spear on Crimson and Moore continues to get involved with Steiner and Neal loses focus. Moore pushes Steiner on the floor and Steiner kicks Moore.
Neal goes to help his tag team partner. Crimson with a jaw breaker and Crimson goes to the floor. Abyss attacks Crimson to get revenge for what happened with Janice. Abyss takes part of the guardrail and he grabs Crimson by the throat and he choke slams Crimson on the guardrail while security protects the fans instead of stopping Abyss.
Williams misses a charge into the corner and Orlando grinds Williams and then hits a clothesline and gets a near fall. Magnus attacks Williams while Eric Young grabs the referee. Young with a flying forearm to Magnus. Jordan with the Gender Bender for the three count.
Winner by pinfall: Orlando Jordan
Bully Ray goes into Rob Van Dam’s trailer and he tells Rob this might not be the best time to play video games. He tells Rob that he isn’t here for a fight. Ray tells Rob that Hogan is going to make an offer that Rob shouldn’t refuse. Ray tells Rob that the grass is greener on the other side and there is less seeds.
Ray asks Rob if he saw what happened to Anderson and he tells Rob that he probably doesn’t want that to happen to him.
1st Match for Lethal Lockdown Man Advantage: Kazarian vs. Matt Hardy
Referee Earl Hebner sends Fortune to the back before the match starts to tremendous boos until he sends Immortal back as well as Flair has to be held back by Abyss and Bully Ray. The match starts with a crucifix pin by Kazarian and then a roll-up attempt. Irish whip by Kaz leads to Matt getting the best with a neck breaker as a “Hardy Sucks” chant breaks out. Hardy uses Kaz’s hair to get him to the ground and a leg drop to the back of the head for two. After throttling him on the bottom rope, he slingshots Kazarian’s neck into the middle rope for two.
A neck breaker by Hardy leads to Kaz fighting out, but getting his head slammed into the mat by Hardy. Hardy goes for Twist of Fate, but he’s countered with a backslide for two. A roll through out of the Side Effect by Kazarian gets two before Hardy connects with the Side Effect for two. Matt goes for a moonsault by gets nothing but canvas. Using the ropes to get up, Kaz hits a flying forearm, dropkick, and a springboard leg drop. Kazarian goes for the Kryptonite Crunch, but Hardy counters.
Kaz quickly gets a top rope dropkick, but Hardy gets his foot on the rope. A Irish whip reversal by Hardy leads to Kazarian’s boot in Hardy’s face and Hardy uses Hebner to make Kazarian fall off the rope and locks in the Ice Pick. The referee calls for the bell and this one is over.
Winner by Submission: Matt Hardy
We are back and Madison Rayne and Tara are in the ring. She says that for the last seven days, she hasn’t been able to sleep. Every night when she lays down to go to bed, all she can do is play the events of last week in her head over and over again. If she would have had the opportunity to do things differently, what would she have done. That is a question that has been weighing heavily on her mind.
Madison tells Tara that she would have backed that bike up and run over Mickie’s ass one more time. Then she would have taken her left hand and slapped Tara over her wretched face for questioning her.
Madison tells Tara that she has noticed that Tara has become a little too comfortable in her role. Madison wants to remind Tara what her role is. Tara is Madison’s bitch. She does what Madison says when she says. She does not question her. She does her job and keeps her mouth shut. Madison reminds Tara that she is the reason why she has her job back after she retired her. Madison tells Tara if she continues to give her the slightest bit of back talk, she will be back behind that makeup counter selling lip gloss. Madison tells Tara if she has something to say, she better spit it out.
Tara says that she has something to say, but Mickie James’ music cuts her off and out comes Mickie in an arm sling.
Mickie apologizes for interrupting this tender moment but she has something to say. If Madison thinks for one second that a separated shoulder is going to stop her from pulling every strand of her weave out of her head, Madison is mistaken. Mickie tells Madison that she was right that she should have run her over again. Mickie says that on Sunday, she will put Madison through every ounce of pain that she was put through last week plus more. Mickie says that Madison has made her life a living hell. Madison has mocked her and everything that she stands for. Mickie says that Madison took the coward’s route last week. There is no way out on Sunday and she will beat Madison within an inch of her life and she will show how hardcore country she can be.
Double J makes his entrance with Karen before they start naming the opponents: Matt Morgan, Samoa Joe, and Kurt Angle. I’m a little confused as I thought this would be a tag match, but they finally show a shot of his partners.
Jeff Jarrett, D’Angelo Dinero, and Hernandez vs. Matt Morgan, Samoa Joe, and Kurt Angle
Jarrett and Angle start it out, but Jarrett quickly tagged out and ran out of the ring as Tenay informs us that we need to take a commercial break.
Morgan goes for a choke slam, but Pope floats over and gets hit with the rapid fire elbows for his troubles. Moran goes for the big boot, but Hernandez pulls Pope out of the way and Morgan kicks the turnbuckle. Pope goes after the knee and Hernandez gets tagged in and hits a right hand before getting rattled by a discus clothesline. Angle gets tagged in and Hernandez gets tossed right off the top rope. Joe and Jarrett are in, and gets several right hands and a scoop slam for two. Joe gets the arm breaker, but Pope breaks it up. Joe hits Pope on the top rope with a kick, but Jarrett hits him in the family jewels. Angle gets behind Jarrett and Jarrett runs out of the iMPACT Zone with Angle on his tale. Hernandez and Joe are in the ring, but Joe gets a Fujairah armbar into a rear naked choke. Pope gets a big elbow but Morgan throws him to the outside. Mexican America throws Hernandez the knucks, but Morgan kicks him and the knucks fly out. Pope gets the knucks, clocks Joe, and covers him for three.
Winners by pinfall: Jeff Jarrett, D’Angelo Dinero, and Hernandez.
After the match Mexican America and Pope stand over Morgan and Joe. After the mini-celebration, it cuts to Jeff Jarrett and Karen trying to run out of the building. Karen wants to go for her purse, but Jeff tells her to get in the car. She decides to go after the purse but screams and runs as she sees Kurt Angle. Jeff drives off leaving Karen with Angle. Angle tells her that Jeff left, and you sure can pick them!
Hogan asks RVD to not make the same mistake that Anderson did. Hogan asks RVD if he remembers when Hogan called him and asked him to come to TNA. He’s a nice guy and gets taken advantage of because of it. The New RVD however, won’t take a backseat to anyone. Hogan states that he saw the match last week and after Anderson took out Sting, RVD took advantage and pinned the TNA Champion. Before Hogan could say anything else, he’s cut by Sting’s music.
Sting’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Sting tells Hogan that was a lie because Rob never saw Anderson lay him out and the Rob he knows would never take a win like that. Sting says that it is an awesome honor and privilege to be the TNA World Champion. Sting says that he is not going to take his eye of the main issue and that is getting rid of Hogan and Bischoff. Sting tells Rob that if he is the better man at Lockdown, he will be the champion. However, if Rob isn’t the better man and he gets in bed with the two jabronies in the ring with them, he will take the title over his dead body.
Rob thinks about what he has just heard from both sides and Van Dam leaves the ring.
Eric tells Hogan that he is feeling confident right now. Eric says that despite what Sting has achieved in his career, the fact of the matter is that Sting is not quite the chess player that Hulk Hogan is. Hogan has been out manipulating Sting for his entire career. He has been playing Sting like a violin. Eric says that he is feeling a checkmate in his future.
Sting says that checkmate is right now and it is his. Sting hits Bischoff and hits the Scorpion Death Drop on Eric.
Sting says that he is going to steal a page out of Hogan’s book and do it on his time.
Hogan tells Sting that he is a lucky man as we go to commercial.
2nd Match for Lethal Lockdown Man Advantage: James Storm vs. Abyss
Storm spits beer in Abyss’s face and knocks him to the outside. Storm rams his head into the ring post and then the ring steps before dragging him in the ring. A spear into the turnbuckle leads to a series of straight right hands from Storm before Abyss shoves him off and gets a boot to Storm’s ribs. Abyss unloads with straight right hands before he starts trying to intimidate the referee. The time lets Storm recover and get out of a big boot. Two clotheslines and a flying forearm finally gets Abyss down. A kick to the head and a cross body gains him two. Abyss quickly turns it around buy Storm counters the choke slam into a stomach code breaker for two. Storm gets choke slammed by Abyss, but Storm barely kicks out. Abyss goes for Shock Treatment, but Storm rakes the eyes. Storm goes for the Last Call Super kick, but Abyss gets the Black Hole Slam for three.
Winner by pinfall: Abyss
After the match, Immortal come to the ring to celebrate their victory. Then Fortune makes their way to the ring and Immortal leaves the ring.
Velvet Sky has finally found her way into the back and she is going to call out Angelina Love. We go to commercial.
We are back and Eric Bischoff is on the phone and he says that he is trying to keep his temper from getting out of hand. He says that him and Hulk Hogan can smell a rat on the inside. Bischoff says that you don’t want to push Hogan. He says that he wants to know who they are working with. Bischoff is told that he will find out ‘in time’.
Velvet Sky makes her way to the ring. She says that she is going to give Angelina one last chance to come to the ring face to face and explain her actions. Velvet says that if she does not like what Angelina says, she will whoop some ass.
Angelina walks vacantly to the ring. Velvet pushes Angelina and then hits her with a forearm or two. Angelina with a spear and then she punches Velvet. Angelina crawls out of the ring and she gets a chair. Angelina with an inverted DDT and back breaker combination. Angelina moves the chair into position and then she methodically picks up Velvet and she DDTs Velvet onto the chair.
Winter makes her way into the Impact Zone and she waves her evil finger and Angelina follows like the drone that she has become. ((Jarrett’s Jab – I really hope they end this soon. Why not swerve and say that Velvet and Angelina was in on it the whole time to get in Winter’s head or something.))
They lock up and Murphy misses a punch. Anderson with punches followed by shoulders in the corner. Anderson tries for a neck breaker but Murphy counters with a clothesline. Murphy with a slam and Anderson’s leg hits the ropes and Anderson holds his leg. Murphy with a DDT to the leg and then he drops a knee to the leg. Murphy with a boot to the head. Murphy misses a knee drop and Anderson hits the mic check for the three count.
Winner by pinfall: Mr. Anderson
Anderson goes straight at Terry, but Terry no sells. Anderson gets two roll-ups and two near falls. Terry clotheslines Anderson and slams Anderson’s knee on the mat. Terry has Anderson in a leg bar before Anderson uses his strength to get face to face and nail Terry, but Terry slams him to the ground. Clothesline to the corner leads to a Mic Check by Anderson and a cover.
Winner by pinfall: Mr. Anderson
Gunner goes straight for the knee of Anderson and kicks it several times, before just hitting it. Cover by Gunner for two. Gunner uses the rope to stretch out Anderson’s injured knee and then to get a clothesline. Anderson gets a shoulder to block and starts clearing house with clothesline and a swinging neck breaker. Anderson goes for the roll, but misses. Gunner tries to charge, but gets a Mic Check and the cover.
Winner by pinfall: Mr. Anderson
Bully Ray throws his chain down on the ramp and goes to the ring. Ray stalks Anderson before kicking him in the gut. Anderson goes for kicks to defend himself, but Ray starts wailing on him and screams for him to “get up and fight me.” Ray sets him in the tree of woe and gets several right hands to the injured knee. The ref gets him back, but he hits several more right hands on the knee before getting him down and getting a quick leg bar before slapping Anderson. Anderson gets a slap back and a shot to the gut. Anderson starts rocking Ray with right hands before Ray gets a elbow to the face. Ray goes to the top rope, but Anderson connects with the —, but Ray kicks out at two. A dueling series of right hands leads to Anderson getting knocked to the outside and the referee getting clocked by Ray. Ray drags Anderson up the entrance ramp and hits several shots to the gut to drag him up more. Ray goes for the Power bomb that he hit on AJ Styles. Ray grabs the chain, but Hogan’s music blares as he struts up to where Ray is at. Hogan takes off the Back Brace and sets him up for the power bomb. Sting comes from behind with the bat, but Abyss tries to sneak u and gets the brunt of the bat. Ray tries to do the same thing and meets the same fate as Abyss. Sting stands over the body of Abyss, the bat pointing at his throat before he recoils.
The Hervey Cam conducts interviews with James Storm, Mr. Anderson, Rob Van Dam, and Hulk Hogan. ((Jarrett’s Jab – I hate this ending, I really do, it cheapens the show. Let people pay to see the reactions at the PPV when it is hot. I would rather hear Anderson at Lockdown say what he was going to do. The awkward silence by RVD would work well at the PPV to further sell he’s on the fence. Fortune pissed they lost would be a great way to fire up the crowd in Cincinnati. Other than that, this was an okay iMPACT.))