The following is an excerpt from the latest TNAWrestling.com blog from Abyss:
“Ya know, this time of year is one of my favorites for many reasons. The sun is out, things are warming up quite nicely from the cold winter I experienced, the trees are all covered in leaves, all the birds that ran south for the winter are returning, AND its LOCKDOWN time here in TNA. This is one of my favorite pay per view events of the year for several reasons. First and foremost, the level of violence and brutality that is exhibited at LOCKDOWN is unequaled in all of pro wrestling. I myself have sustained some of my most impactful injuries and bad cuts at this pay per view than any other TNA has during the year and guess what??……I love it like that. Lockdown is the premier hardcore event offered by TNA and the entire wrestling business. I have some unreal and incredible memories of LOCKDOWN. Some involve me, some donâ€™t.
My most lasting memory was main eventing the first LOCKDOWN ever back in 2005 against AJ Styles. It was the first time either of us had main evented a pay per view event since TNA began running the pay per views on Sundays. The pressure was immence to say the least, but AJ and I, like I believe we have always done, delivered on an excellent match that was brutal and vicious on both if us. AJ sustained a massive cut on his head when I swung the cage door into his face. Remember that??? Or how about when AJ gave me his patented Styles Clash into the tacs??? The match was excellent and took a toll on both of us. I sustained a seperated shoulder during the event. I could barely climb the cage at the end before AJ capitalized and sunset flipped powerbombed me off the top of the cage. It was lights out for me. Seriously, I only remember seeing a flash of white as I landed. It was like turning off an old TV, everything went blank. When I came to, the referee had just counted the three count.
Another great LOCKDOWN memory for me was watching Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe from Lockdown a couple years ago. Wow what a match. It was very strong style as both men hit each other with some unbelievable kicks and punches during the match. It was probably the most physical match Iâ€™ve ever seen at LOCKDOWN. Joe was victorious and won his first TNA World Title, which is another great memory I will not forget.”
Check out the full Abyss blog at TNAWrestling.com.