EC3 caught up with Dixie Carter backstage. Dixie announced that EC3 will challenge Matt Hardy for the World Title next week at Lockdown.
EC3 cut a short promo and got into a brawl with Matt Hardy and Tyrus. Matt told EC3 to find a partner and face him and Tyrus in a tag match later tonight. Nice follow-up from last week. I liked that EC3 addressed his issues with Tyrus before it turned into a brawl to set up the main event. It looks like EC3 and Spud are back together. Good stuff.
Eric Young fought James Storm to a no contest in a King of the Mountain Title match. Fun segment. The brawl through the arena was a great way to escalate this feud for Lockdown. These guys want to beat the crap out of each other, and I love it.
Mike Bennett defeated Mandrews in a solid match. Bennett continued to attack Mandrews before Drew Galloway made the save. Bennett has been a great pickup for TNA. While his matches have been pretty basic thus far, he's starting to find his rhythm as "The Miracle" each and every week.
The Wolves defeated The Decay in a Monster's Ball match to retain the Tag Team Titles. Wow, that was freaking insane! This was easily the best Monster's Ball in recent memory. The brutality was off the charts, and they even did some innovative spots leading to the finish. Rosemary's involvement with the tacks and the mist kiss were a nice touch.
Gail Kim and Madison Rayne defeated Jade and Marti Bell in a solid match. Velvet Sky made the save and announced the first ever Knockouts Lethal Lockdown for next week - The Dollhouse vs. The Beautiful People and Gail. Hmm, that should be interesting. While the feud itself is getting old, I'm curious to see what the Knockouts can do in that type of environment when there are weapons and team warfare involved.
Odarg The Great and Mahabali Shera defeated Eli Drake and Jessie Godderz. I have to say, that wasn't too bad. Odarg is such a stupid gimmick, but at least it's entertaining in the context of Grado's storyline with Eli Drake.
EC3 and Rockstar Spud defeated Matt Hardy and Tyrus. Good match. I loved the energy and reactions for EC3. This was a nice little preview for the World Title match next week. Lockdown looks like a stacked card, with every match built strongly from top to bottom.