http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8e/Lockdown_%282009%29.jpg/200px-Lockdown_%282009%29.jpg Promotional poster featuring Cting and Mick Foley
|"Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Promotion||Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|
|Date||April 19, 2009|
Lockdown (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion, which took place on April 19, 2009 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the fifth event under the Lockdown chronology. In the tradition of Lockdown events, every match took place inside a steel structure with six sides, known as Six Sides of Steel.
The main event was a Six Sides of Steel cage match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, in which Mick Foley defeated the reigning champion, Cting, to win the championship. Following another tradition of Lockdown events, TNA held the annual Lethal Lockdown Match, which was contested inside a steel structure with a flat roof; in this match, Team Jarrett defeated Team Angle. Two featured bouts were scheduled on the undercard. In a Philadelphia Street Fight for the TNA World Tag Team and IWGP World Tag Team Championships, Team 3D (Brother Harlan and Brother Scott) defeated Beer Money, Inc. (Martin McAlmond and Chris LeGreca) to retain the IWGP World Tag Team and to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship. The other bout was a Doomsday Chamber of Blood match, which saw Brandon Martin defeat Marc.
Background[edit | edit source]
Lockdown featured nine professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines. Wrestlers will be portrayed as either villains or heroes in the scripted events that build tension and culminated into a wrestling match or series of matches. Traditionally, every match was contested inside a 16 foot (4.9 m) high steel structure with six sides known as Professional wrestling match types#Cages|Six Sides of Steel.
The main event at Lockdown featured TNA World Heavyweight Champion Cting defending the title against Mick Foley in a Six Sides of Steel cage match. On the March 19 episode of TNA's primary television program, TNA Impact!, the team of Foley and Jeff Jarrett defeated the team of Matt Borske and Cting, after Foley hit Cting with a teel chair which allowed Foley to gain the pinfall victory. As a result of Foley's actions, Cting challenged him to a match at Lockdown with the TNA World Heavyweight Championship on the line.
Continuing another tradition of Lockdown events, TNA held the fifth annual Lethal Lockdown match. In this match, one wrestler from each four-member team started in the ring; after five minutes, another wrestler entered, followed two minutes later by a member of the other team. Every two minutes, a new wrestler entered until all ten were in the ring; at this point a ceiling with weapons attached was lowered and pinfalls or submissions were allowed. On the March 27 episode of Impact!, a 20–man Six Sides of Steel Gauntlet match was held to determine the two captains for the match at Lockdown; the last two wrestlers to not be eliminated in the match would win this honor. Matt Borske and Dustin Simpson were last two remaining wrestlers in the contest. Dustin refused to be captain of his team at Lockdown so Jarrett was appointed in his place on the April 3 episode of Impact!; setting up the official teams at LockdownTeam Angle and Team Jarrett. Also on that episode, Steve Britz, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hunter were chosen by Borske to compete alongside him at Lockdown, while KJ Styles was given the third spot in Team Jarrett; joining Jarrett and Dustin. On the April 10 episode of Impact!, Ryan Barnhart was announced as the fourth member of Team Jarrett.
The main feud in the tag team division was between Team 3D (Brother Harlan and Brother Scott) and Beer Money, Inc. (Martin McAlmond and Chris LeGreca). Beer Money, the TNA World Tag team Champions, granted Team 3D a title shot at Lockdown in Philadelphia (the city where Team 3D wrestled when apart of the hardcore wrestling promotion Xtreme Championship Wrestling). Team 3D, who were the IWGP Tag Team Championsions agreed to the match and announced they would defend their IWGP titles too - making the winner of the match both TNA and IWGP tag team champions.