TNA Lockdown 2012 took place this past April 15 from Nashville, Tennessee, and featured a main event match pitting Bobby Roode defending his heavyweight title against his former teammate in Beer Money, James Storm.
The build was good, the ending segment on the go-home Impact show was phenomenal and it was taking place at an event that traditionally does pretty well on pay-per-view (PPV). So what kind of numbers did it do?
The Wrestling Observer has the word:
Estimates on Lockdown were about 17,000 buys. It was down from Lockdown the last several years, probably the lowest since they started doing the show, but it looks like it was well over double that of Victory Road in March. I would suspect next month will go back down to around half that since that's what they've been doing unless it's a major show or it's Jeff Hardy challenging Roode on top.
Essentially, even though the number looks good compared to what they've been doing of late, for as big as the show is supposed to be, it did the lowest ever. Not exactly what the powers that be want to see in regards to how well these guys can draw.
Perhaps the worst aspect of this, though, is that it gives Hulk Hogan ammunition to continue acting as though the top home grown stars can't draw on PPV for the company. As if he needed any more of that.
For complete results and a full rundown of the TNA Lockdown event click here.