The following was issued by TNA Wrestling:

TNA WRESTLING TO SIMULCAST ?LOCKDOWN COUNTDOWN,? NEW LIVE PAY-PER-VIEW PRE-SHOW FREE ON INTERNET

FEATURING A LIVE MATCH WITH DANNY BONADUCE PLUS A RARE APPEARANCE BY PRESIDENT DIXIE CARTER

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling will simulcast the ?Lockdown Countdown 2009? pay-per-view pre-show event free of charge this Sunday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT live from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on www.tnawrestling.com and www.mycontent.com/TNA. The pre-show will also air on cable and satellite systems carrying the ?Lockdown 2009? pay-per-view.

The special ?Lockdown Countdown 2009? pre-show will feature an exclusive live match between reality television star and Philadelphia radio personality Danny Bonaduce and TNA Superstar ?Showtime? Eric Young, as well as the debut pay-per-view appearance by TNA President Dixie Carter. The show will also feature the most up-to-the minute news on the biggest and most brutal wrestling pay-per-view event of the year.

TNA Wrestling has partnered with Internet broadcasters MyContent.com to simulcast the pre-show live for the first time in TNA history. The ?Lockdown Countdown 2009? live pre-show will also be available in Spanish at www.micontenido.com.

Note: Viewers must first register at www.MyContent.com and www.micontenido.com prior to viewing the pre-show.

“I’m not egotistical, but I’m just not giving one thought to this being my TNA Wrestling debut. Instead, I’m thinking about later this year and beyond, when there’s no such thing as TNA Wrestling without my name attached to it. Eric seems like a very nice young man. I would like to apologize to him in advance. What I do to him Sunday at Lockdown is just my job,? Bonaduce said.

?Lockdown 2009? airs live on pay-per-view this Sunday, April 19 from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA., featuring every match inside the six sides of steel. TNA World Heavyweight Champion ?The Icon? Sting will defend his title against hardcore legend Mick Foley, while Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle assembles a team to take on TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett and company in the ?Lethal Lockdown? match. For more information, visit www.tnawrestling.com.

?TNA Lockdown 2009? is available on a pay-per-view basis at a SRP of $29.95 through InDemand, DIRECTV, Dish Network, AT&T, Verizon, Viewer’s Choice Canada, Sasktel, Bell TV and Shaw TV. Check with your local cable or satellite provider for availability.