Winners and STILL TNA Tag Team Champions: Austin Aries and Bobby Roode
After the match, they cover the results of the Knockouts match again, with the referee Taryn getting involved, and saying that it caused controversy in the back. They send it to the back where JB is standing by with Taryn. She says she made a judgement call, and at the end of the day she had to stand up for herself. She’s attacked from behind by Gail Kim who goes nuts, hitting her with repeated forearms.
Back in the arena, and the cage is finally being set up for the remaining matches.
They review what happened at their fan access this weekend before showing a brief teaser for Slammiversary, which will be taking place June 2nd.
Aces & 8′s are shown backstage. D’Lo is giving a speech, thanking Devon, Knox and DOC, Anderson, Baby Boy and Wes for all their various deeds. He says tonight it’s Wes and Angle locked in a cage, and he tells him to go out and handle club business. D’Lo says everyone has to bear down tonight, especially Anderson. He says they need to go over the plan for Lethal Lockdown. They walk off to review their plans.
JB is still backstage while the cage is being constructed. He’s with Kurt Angle. Angle says tonight he makes him famous. Briscoe is going up against the greatest wrestler who ever lived, inside a steel cage with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. He tells D’Lo that he’s next. He says that Wes is nothing like his father, and tonight he’s going to get a San Antonio a** whupping. This leads into a video package showing Wes joining Aces & 8′s, and the events leading up to this match.
The cage is ready, and Christy Hemme introduces the participants for the first cage match of the evening. Wes Brisco makes his way down to the ring through the crowd. He makes his way into the cage, but doesn’t get much of a reaction either way out of the crowd.
Kurt Angle is out next, and he gets a nice pop out of the San Antonio fans on his way down the entrance ramp.
Kurt Angle vs. Wes Brisco
Angle takes Brisco right down to the mat. Brisco looks frustrated, but he gets right up. Angle takes him over with a nice German suplex. Brisco catches Angle in the corner, burying his shoulder in Angle’s gut. Brisco tries to escape the cage, but Angle pulls him down and takes him to the mat with a belly to back suplex. Angle sends Brisco down to the mat, where he begins laying in a couple of boots. Angle hits him with a couple of big right hands in the corner before burying his shoulder in Brisco’s midsection. Angle misses a running spear in the corner, hitting his shoulder on the ring post. Brisco turns things around, mounting Angle and hitting him with a couple of big right hands. Brisco rips off Angle’s shirt and wraps it around his throat, choking him for a bit.
Brisco clamps on a rear chin lock, but Angle is quick to fight out of it. Angle goes up to the middle rope and actually hits a missile dropkick to Brisco’s gut to knock him back. Angle hits Brisco with a running clothesline, then a second and third. Angle heads to the top rope and tries for a frog splash, but he misses the target. Wes tries to roll up Angle, but only gets a two count. Angle comes back with an Angle slam, planting Brisco on the mat, and both men are down. Angle gets up, but catches a low blow from Brisco. Angle falls to his knees and Brisco crawls toward the cage door. Angle grabs him by the ankle and drags him back into the middle of the ring. Brisco counters out of it. Brisco heads up to the top of the cage, but he’s pulled down by Angle until they’re both standing on the top rope. Angle launches Wes with a huge belly to back suplex. Angle tries for a shoulderblock, but wipes out the ref. Angle clamps on the ankle lock, and Brisco taps, but there’s no ref to see it.
Angle hits another Angle slam, then he heads out of the cage door. The ref still doesn’t see it, and Angle is attacked from behind by D’Lo, who smashes Angle into the cage door and sends him back into the ring before pulling Brisco out to the entrance ramp. The ref turns around to see Wes outside of the ring, and he awards the match to Brisco.
Winner: Wes Brisco
Keneley says that this is far from over, because we’ve still got Lethal Lockdown. This leads to a video package showing just a small part of the long history between Aces and 8′s, and their feud with TNA.
Mr. Anderson is the first man to be introduced for his team, and it looks like they’ll be entering the arena one at a time. He gets a decent reaction from the crowd as he makes his way out through the audience, and into the cage.
Anderson’s first opponent will be Magnus, who gets a pretty nice pop out of the crowd.
Team TNA vs. Aces and 8′s
The bell rings and Anderson and Magnus jaw with each other for a bit before trading right hands. Anderson puts on a headlock, but ends up pushed off and runs into a shoulder block. Anderson gets up, but is shoved right down to the mat. He’s able to send Magnus face first into the corner turnbuckle, but Magnus recovers quickly, hitting Anderson with a series of rights, and kicks to the gut in the corner. Magnus hits Anderson with a nice flying knee, but Anderson gets in a shot to the gut. Magnus comes right back with a big clothesline.
Anderson is able to send Magnus face first into the cage, and then hits him with a clothesline to the back of the head. Anderson snap mares... (Continues on next page)