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Lockdown 2008 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on April 13, 2008 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was the fourth annual event under the Lockdown chronology. Eight professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's card. 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 Samoa Joe defeated the reigning champion, Kurt Angle, 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 Cage defeated Team Tomko. Two featured bouts were scheduled on the undercard. In an intergender tag team match, Booker T and Sharmell defeated Robert Roode and Payton Banks. The other bout was an Xscape match for the TNA X Division Championship, in which six competitors fought to eliminate each other by pinfall or submission until there were two left; the remaining two then fought to escape the steel structure. Jay Lethal defeated five opponents in this match to retain the championship.

The event marked the fourth time the Lethal Lockdown format was used by TNA, and the first time a World Championship was contested in a Lockdown main event. When the event was released on DVD, it reached a peak position of number five on Billboard's DVD Sales Chart. The professional wrestling section of the Canadian Online Explorer website rated the entire event a 6.5 out of 10 stars, one star higher than the 2007 event.


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
Xscape match eliminations
Elimination # Eliminated Eliminator Notes Time
1 Sonjay Dutt Johnny Devine Pinfall by a roll-up 2:47
2 Shark Boy Consequences Creed Pinfall after a Creed-DT 4:30
3 Consequences Creed Curry Man Pinfall after a Spice Rack 7:12
4 Curry Man Johnny Devine Pinfall after a Devine Intervention. 8:32
5 Johnny Devine n/a n/a 10:40
WINNER Jay Lethal n/a Lethal escaped the cage with help from Dutt and SoCal Val 10:40
Cuffed in the Cage eliminations
Elimination # Eliminated Eliminator
1 Scott Steiner Rellik, Black Reign, Lance Hoyt, and Kaz
2 Alex Shelley Petey Williams
3 Chris Sabin Kaz
4 Homicide Rellik
5 Petey Williams Reign
6 Hernandez Reign
7 Kaz Rellik
8 Jimmy Rave Super Eric
9 Lance Hoyt Super Eric
10 Rellik Super Eric
11 Black Reign Super Eric
Winner Super Eric N/A
Lethal Lockdown entrances
Entrance Wrestler Team Time
1 Christian Cage Team Cage 00:00
2 A.J. Styles Team Tomko 00:00
3 Brother Ray Team Tomko 05:00
4 Rhino Team Cage 07:00
5 James Storm Team Tomko 09:00
6 Kevin Nash Team Cage 11:00
7 Brother Devon Team Tomko 13:00
8 Matt Morgan Team Cage 15:00
9 Tomko Team Tomko 17:00
10 Sting Team Cage 19:00

See also

External links

2008 Total Nonstop Action Wrestling pay-per-views
Final Resolution (Jan)Against All OddsDestination XLockdownSacrificeSlammiversary
Victory RoadHard JusticeNo SurrenderBound for GloryTurning PointFinal Resolution (Dec)

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