Hello sports fans & welcome to the latest edition of CYBER SPORTS CONNECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!! (CSC) Yes it's that time of year again. TNA'S(Total Nonstop Action) Impact Wrestling is gearing up for one of their biggest pay per views of the year. LOCKDOWN March 9th in Miami FL! What is it that makes LOCKDOWN so special? Every match takes place inside A brutal steel cage! But before you get to the PPV,there's the ROAD TO LOCKDOWN WORLD TOUR! Part of that road has come through WV for the past 4 years now. Friday Feb. 21,the WV leg of the tour kicked off in Huntington. Saturday Feb 22,it continued in Beckley. Sunday Feb. 23,it finished in Morgantown. Once again,allow me to be your tour guide........with A ringside & inside look at the Beckley show on the ROAD TO LOCKDOWN WORLD TOUR!
I arrived at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center around 5:30 PM for the pre show autograph signing for special ticket holders. I was barley in the arena before running into IMPACT star MR. Anderson. We talked as if we knew each other. I asked him how his newly born twins were. He thanked me & let me know that they are doing great. I also told him how good I thought his previous TV match was. Now,it was time to meet & take pictures with more stars. First up was multi-time Knockouts ladies champion,the beautiful.......Gail Kim. After our photo,I laughed & told Gail to excuse my shirt. You see,I was wearing the t-shirt of her opponent for the night.......Velvet Sky. She said,"Ok I'll forgive you this time.....as long as you give me A cheer." Next were the TNA Tag Team Champions........The Bro Mans Robbie E & Jessie. I did their signature fist bump with them & posed with the Tag Team belts. Then it was time to meet Tag Team experts.......The Wolves Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards. Throughout the night,I would go on to meet other top stars - TNA announcer "JB" Jeremy Borash,Gunner,Rockstar Spud,Eric Young,legendary ref.....Earl Hebner,& Brian Hebner. At 6:30 PM,it was time for the rest of the fans to join in on the autographs & photos while TNA'S resident DJ / superstar Zema Ion played dance music. TNA also gave out backstage passes during the show. 7:30 PM was match time!
Here's the awesome card & results -
ERIC YOUNG BEATS ZEMA ION VIA TOP ROPE ELBOW
VELVET SKY BEATS GAIL KIM WITH HELP FROM ERIC YOUNG
BECKLEY STREET FIGHT - GUNNER BEATS COWBOY JAMES STORM (before the match GUNNER, who is A former US Marine & Iraq war vet honored all vets & led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. Earlier in the night,I talked wrestling with GUNNER & thanked him for his service.)
2 OUT OF 3 FALLS - MR. ANDERSON BEATS BOBBY ROODE IN THE 3RD FALL(after the match MR. ANDERSON picked A young man from the crowd to help with his trademark ring announcement.)
TNA TAG TEAM TITLES - THE WOLVES BEAT THE BRO MANS BY DQ AFTER ZEMA ION STICKS HIS NOSE IN- BRO MANS RETAIN THE TITLES (THE WOLVES would take the titles via pinfall the following night in Morgantown WV)
MAIN EVENT INSIDE A STEEL CAGE - TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE - champion MAGNUS RETAINS OVER SAMOA JOE VIA ESCAPING THE CAGE WITH HELP FROM ROCKSTAR SPUD(after the match ERIC YOUNG chased SPUD into the cage with JOE. JOE nailed SPUD with the Musclebuster to end the show. Joe posed for ringside photos with fans afterwards.
SIDE NOTES - Before the show,I was bringing my wheelchair through the curtain & lost my hat. MR. Anderson noticed,picked it up,& helped me. A small thing to some,big to me! I also had A private visit backstage with VELVET SKY. We had A nice talk,hugged & took photos. Velvet told me that she loves coming to WV,awesome fans who really love their wrestling!
An amazing night for me & great show.....well worth the ticket for any fan! CATCH IMPACT WRESTLING EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 9 ON SPIKE TV! FOLLOW THEM AND THEIR STARS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND LOG ON TO impactwrestling.com
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK FANS - LIVE LIFE,LOVE SPORTS,AND STAY CONNECTED