TNA Lockdown 2008 (DVD)

TNA Lockdown 2008 / 2008 Navarre | TNA Wrestling / 210 Minutes / http://www.tnawrestling.com /

This DVD marks the first time that we here at NeuFutur covered an TNA (Total Nonstop Wreslting) event, and it also marks the first time that we have reviewed a DVD from each of the three major promotions in the United States (TNA, WWE, and ROH). The events on this DVD were originally broadcast on April 13th, 2008, and every match that took place was contested in TNA”s unique “Six Sides of Steel”. One of the most surprising matches on the DVD has to be the “Queen of the Cage” match, which showcased the best and brightest from TNA’s Knockouts division.

The energy in the match is kept up throughout despite the number of wrestlers in the ring at any one given time, instead of being like other multi-member matches which have long periods of wrestlers remaining inactive. The match also marks one of the early TNA matches for Rhaka Khan of Scott Steiner’s stable and Salinas from LAX, and both show considerable in-ring prowess. While the breakup match for the James Gang / VKM (BG James and Kip James) is a little slower of a pace, it provides individuals with enough of a break to properly appreciate the “Cuffed In The Cage” match, which featured a number of teams that had tagged together for a longer period of time. Thus, the match just felt more important, instead of having a thrown-together tag team present.

While individuals may say that the MMA-style fight between Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle stole the show, I would have to point out the X Division Xscape Match (featuring Curry Man, Sonjay Dutt, Shark Boy, Johnny Devine, Jay Lethal, and Consequences Creed) as being the stand-out match of the night. The match had a number of high-impact moves and situations that would keep individuals off their seats, and gave viewers more than enough of a reason to keep focusing in on the action to come. After individuals are done with the action that was first presented on the PPV, TNA has included a hidden Easter egg video, extra footage from InterAction (a fan festival type of event), and other bits and pieces that truly turn this DVD into something that will be in viewers’ players for a long period of time.

Rating: 7.6/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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