Jeff Hardy quit TNA Impact Wrestling in a storyline angle before they left for their tour of the U.K. Rajah.com reported on Feb. 12 that the company have officially reported that Jeff Hardy will now return to TNA in time for the "Lockdown" pay-per-view. While TNA announced that he would be at "Lockdown," they did not say what role he would be playing, although spoilers of upcoming shows revealed it.
While overseas on the U.K. tour, TNA Impact Wrestling decided to shake up their roster in order to put specific wrestlers in the positions that best fit their characters. That included two major heel turns, as both Cowboy James Storm and Austin Aries turned bad again.
Aries turned bad in a match he was the special guest referee in, turning on the new TNA investor, MVP, and James Storm turned on his former tag team partner Gunner, costing him a world championship opportunity.
As a result, the TNA "Lockdown" main event of Team Dixie vs. Team MVP inside the steel cage has been changed. The match, a Lethal Lockdown match, is set up like the old WCW War Games matches, where two men start in the ring and every few minutes someone from each team comes into the match based on a pre-determined order. The winner of the match gets controlling ownership in TNA Impact Wrestling.
Team Dixie will include Bobby Roode, who was promised 10 percent ownership in the company if his team won. There have been differing opinions on who will be on Team Dixie with Roode. Originally it was James Storm, Rockstar Spud and Ethan Carter III, but Carter is now looking like he will face Kurt Angle.
Right now it is looking like it will be Roode, Storm, Austin Aries and Rockstar Spud on Team Dixie taking on MVP, Jeff Hardy, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards. This will mark Hardy's first match in TNA Impact Wrestling since he lost to Magnus in the world title finals.