TNA fans might be disappointed about the direction for this year’s Lockdown PPV. The annual PPV might feature less steel cage matches than in past events.
In an interview with Machinima Sports, TNA wrestler Kazarian said:
“I’m not sure this year, the format may change. I think we may have a Lethal Lockdown match and maybe perhaps the main event. I’m not sure they are doing the all-cage format this year.”
It’s speculated that Jeff Hardy will defend his TNA World Heavyweight Title against Bully Ray at the PPV. The Lethal Lockdown contest is said to be a match pitting Sting‘s team against the members of Aces & Eights. If this is true, these two matches will be the only steel cage matches at the PPV.
This year’s Lockdown PPV will be held at the Alamodome. The company is not using the entire venue’s capacity, but it will hold more than the usual 1000 people that attend most TNA events.
Lockdown is one of the most popular PPV events for the company, and its allure is because every match is contested inside a steel cage. Even the women competed in steel cage matches in past Lockdown events. For TNA to only feature two cage matches this year is an odd and unpopular decision.
This reminds me of the time Hulk Hogan wanted the company to use a four-sided ring in lieu of the unique six-sided ring it had been using before.
Let’s hope Kazarian is only speculating on the matter, and TNA decides to feature all matches at Lockdown inside a steel cage.