|Promotion||Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|
|Date||March 9, 2014|
Lockdown is an upcoming professional wrestling event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). It is set to take take place on March 9, 2014 at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Florida. It will be the tenth event under the Lockdown chronology and first event in the 2014 TNA PPV schedule.
From 2005 to 2012, the tradition of Lockdown events featured every match taking place inside a steel cage. However in 2013 Lockdown was modified to featuring standard matches and cage matches were reserved only for the high profile bouts. This year Lockdown will return to being an all steel cage event.
Lockdown will feature professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
After A.J. Styles won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Bound for Glory, he was stripped of the title after walking out of the company. TNA then began a World Title tournament to crown a new champion, with Magnus prevailing. Styles returned on the January 5, 2014 edition of Impact Wrestling still claiming to be the legitimate champion as he was never defeated for the title. He then lost to Magnus due to TNA President Dixie Carter directing a heavy amount of interference against Styles, making Magnus undisputed champion. Samoa Joe then stepped up to challenge Magnus, labeling him a "paper champion". On the January 30 edition of Impact Wrestling, Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle defeated Magnus and Ethan Carter in a stipulated tag match. In the match, Joe forced Magnus to tap out and as a result of the stipulation put in place, he would receive a shot at the World Title.
Dixie Carter caught wind that a new investor was involved with TNA. The investor was revealed on the January 30, 2014 episode of Impact Wrestling to be MVP. In the following weeks, MVP explained that he had bought shares of the company through the TNA Board of Directors. Intending to clean up the company from the mess he felt Carter was making, MVP proposed they assembled their teams to compete in a Lethal Lockdown match to decide who gains full control, which Carter accepted.
Madison Rayne returned to TNA on the December 12, 2013 edition of Impact Wrestling, saving ODB and embroiling in a feud with Gail Kim and her associate, Lei'D Tapa. The feud progressed a month later with Rayne earning a shot at the TNA Women's Knockout Championship held then by Kim before defeating her to become the new champion. After Kim gained a non-title win against Rayne a month later, she became entitled to a championship rematch at Lockdown.
After losing the Tag Team Championships, James Storm began a feud with Gunner when Gunner pulled the Feast or Fired briefcase from Storm, which contained the World Heavyweight Championship match. On the January 2 episode of Impact Wrestling, for the first time in over two years, James Storm teamed with his former Beer Money partner, Bobby Roode, to defeat Gunner and Kurt Angle in a tag team match. After the match, Storm further taunted Gunner. On the January 23 special episode of Impact Wrestling, Gunner beat Storm in a ladder match with his Feast or Fired briefcase on the line. On the January 30th episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm apologized to Gunner for his previous actions, and later won a tag team match that night with Gunner against Bad Influence. On the February 20 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm cost Gunner his Feast or Fired match against Magnus for the World Heavyweight Championship, turning heel in the process and setting a steel cage match between the two at Lockdown.
On November 21 during Impact Wrestling: Turning Point, Samuel Shaw appeared in an at home interview with Christy Hemme. On the January 2, 2014 episode of Impact Wrestling, Shaw made his debut by defeating Norv Fernum via submission, during which he made continuous glares at Hemme who was at ringside. Shaw later became an obsessed fan of Hemme, and started asking her on dates, including one in his house where it was shown how Shaw had a room full of posters and pictures of Hemme. On the February 6 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hemme confronted Shaw about the mannequin and the room full of posters. On the February 20th Impact Wrestling, Shaw would attack Mr. Anderson in a rage after watching Hemme and Anderson converse for several minutes. Shaw then carried Hemme away after she was accidentally caught up in the ruckus and injured.
As part of a talent exchange partnership between TNA and Japan based promotion Wrestle-1, Wrestle-1 founder/owner and Japanese wrestling legend Keiji Mutoh (The Great Muta) and fellow Wrestle-1 stars Yasufumi Nakanoueno and Seiya Sanada (who became TNA X Division Champion on March 2, 2014 at the TNA/Wrestle-1 Kaisen: Outbreak supershow in Tokyo, Japan) will be taking part in the event, facing TNA veterans Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) and Chris Sabin in a six-man cage match.  The match marks the start of an indefinite TNA stay for Sanada.
Unlike last year, Dixie Carter announced that all matches at Lockdown will be competed inside of the steel cage, returning to the PPV's traditional format.
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