Storm continues to dominate Gunner. Storm starts slamming Gunner's head into the turnbuckle. They start to have no effect, as Gunner no-sells them and then slams his own head into the turnbuckle repeatedly as he fires up the intensity and starts beating up Storm. Gunner nails Storm with a big piece of steel, which Tenay describes as a part of the steel steps. The referee begins his count on Storm but Storm is able to get back to his feet.
Gunner keeps punching Storm and yelling at him to "stay down." Storm ends up reversing a Gunner move attempt and rams him head-first into the steel chair that was wedged in the corner of the ring earlier on. The referee begins his count on Gunner after that. Gunner barely makes it to his feet, standing up at the count of nine. Storm smashes a steel chair over the head of Gunner. The referee does another count, and again Gunner barely makes it back to his feet.
Gunner hits the ropes and then turns Storm inside-out with a huge spear. The referee begins his count on Storm now. A loud "this is awesome" chant breaks out as Storm slowly makes it back to his feet. Storm reaches for a chair but Gunner stands on his hand to stop him. Gunner slams Storm down back-first onto the chair. Gunner goes to the top rope. He comes flying off but on his way down Storm hits him with a chair. We see some replays of that. Gunner manages to make it back to his feet by the count of nine.
Storm slams a chair across the back of Gunner to knock him back down. Storm unfolds a chair and sets it up. He does the same with another, so now two chairs are set up side-by-side. Both guys climb to the top rope. Each guy takes a turn smashing the others head into the cage. Gunner gets the better of the exchange and starts blasting Storm with headbutts. Gunner hits a top-rope superplex on Storm, and Storm's back crashes through the two chairs that were previously set up. That was insane. Both guys are down and the referee begins his count. We get the Rocky II finish as Gunner barely makes it to his feet by the count of ten. Since Storm was still down when he made it back up, Gunner gets the win.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Madison Rayne (c) vs. Gail Kim
The video package documenting the history of the Gail Kim and Madison Rayne feud airs. Our TNA Knockouts Championship match is up next. Mike Tenay runs down the tale of the tape to hype up the first of two title matches here at TNA Lockdown. Jeremy Borash does his introductions. Out first is Gail Kim. Kim is accompanied by Lei'D Tapa. After that, the TNA Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne makes her way to the ring.
The bell rings and Gail Kim immediately tries to escape the cage. Rayne yanks her down and goes to work on her. Kim quickly turns the tide and is now in control of the offense here in the early goings of this Knockouts Championship contest. Both girls climb the cage. Madison gets her legs wrapped around Kim's head, who is underneath her, and humps the cage, slamming her face-first into the cage repeatedly. Kim crashes down to the canvas as a result.
The ladies trade shots, with Kim getting the better of it. Kim slams Madison into the cage and then chokes her with her boot on the mat as LeiD Tapa yells at her from outside the cage. Madison tries fighting back with punches but Kim knocks her down with a big kick. Kim throws Madison into the corner and hits a big Sting-like splash on her. Kim nails Madison with a back-breaker across her knee and then leaves her draped across her knee so she can stretch her back out some more.
Kim charges Madison in the corner, but Madison moves and Kim flies through the ropes and crashes into the cage. Some replays are shown of that spot as Madison starts getting in some offense for the first time since the beginning of the match. Madison drops Kim with a big kick to the back of the head. We see Lei'D Tapa shouting words of encouragement to Kim as Madison