Monday, August 21, 2017

WWE SummerSlam Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

It's the WWE's hottest pay per view of the summer, it's WWE SummerSlam!! WWE SummerSlam was live at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Coming off of a very hot NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3 on Saturday night, can the WWE compete tonight??

** SummerSlam Card **

- WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defended his title against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman in a Fatal Four Way Match.
- WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jinder Mahal defended his title against Shinsuke Nakamura.
- WWE United States Champion AJ Styles defended his title against Kevin Owens with Shane McMahon as the special guest referee.
- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa defended his title against Neville.
- WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro defended their titles against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.
- WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champions The New Day defended their titles against The Usos.
- WWE RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss defended her title against Sasha Banks.
- WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Naomi defended her title against Nattie Neidhart.
- Bray Wyatt battled Finn Balor.
- Baron Corbin battled John Cena.
- Big Show battled Big Cass with Enzo suspended above the ring in a shark cage.
- Rusev battled Randy Orton.
- The Hardy Boys and Jason Jordan battled WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas in a Six Man Tag Team Match.

** SummerSlam PreShow **

- Backstage, Baron Corbin is interviewed. Corbin says John Cena will pay tonight for costing Corbin his Money In The Bank briefcase this past Smackdown Live.

- Backstage, Shane McMahon is interviewed about his special guest referee spot in the AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens match. Shane says he's calling it down the middle and won't get involved unless Styles or Owens give him reason to.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": The Hardy Boys and Jason Jordan vs. The Miztourage: The match closes out with Miz in control of Jeff Hardy. Axel tags in and works over Jeff next. Jeff hits an enziguri on Axel and tags in Matt Hardy. Matt hits a clothesline and a bulldog on Miz and then drops Dallas and Axel. Miz counters the Twist of Fate and Matt counters the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz drops Matt and gets a near fall. Miz unloads Yes Kicks, but Matt comes back with a near fall Side Effect. Jordan tags in, tosses Axel into the corner, suplexes Dallas into the same corner and hits a double spear on both. All six men get involved next until it comes down to Jordan hitting a belly to belly suplex on Axel. Miz blind tags in and Jordan misses it. Jordan goes for a back body drop on Axel, but Miz saves Axel and drops Jordan with the Skull Crushing Finale for the pinfall.
Winners: The Miztourage, by pinfall.

- Social Media Lounge Interview With Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose: Ambrose says he's feeling really aggressive tonight and he and Rollins scorch everything in their way when they channel their energy in the same direction. Ambrose and Rollins state that they're focused on tonight. Rollins says it's cool fighting along side Ambrose and they're both 100% confident tonight.

- "WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match": Akira Tozawa (c) vs. Neville: The match closes out with Tozawa hitting a couple forearms, misses a third, but dumps Neville on the mat. Tozawa goes to the top rope, but jumps down as Neville moves. Neville sends Tozawa to the apron. Tozawa springboards in, but Neville catches Tozawa. Tozawa counters out and traps Neville in an Octopus Stretch submission. Neville escapes and gets a near fall rollup. Tozawa hits a Shining Wizard on Neville and gets a near fall. Tozawa lands a kick on Neville, but gets dropped with an enziguri when he charges at Neville. Tozawa hits a hurricanrana and another kick on Neville. Neville unloads on Tozawa's shoulder, but Tozawa lands a punch and a kick in return. Tozawa goes to the top rope, but gets cut off by Neville. Tozawa sends Neville to the mat and goes for the senton. Neville blocks with his knees up on Tozawa. Neville goes to the top rope, hits the Red Arrow and scores the pinfall, to win the title.
Winner: Neville, by pinfall, to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

- Elias Samson interrupts the show, sitting in the ring with his guitar. Elias sings a song, mocking Brooklyn and the 5 Boroughs of New York. Elias then sings an encore song mocking Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, hipsters and Brooklyn.

- Backstage, The Singh Brothers introduce the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jinder Mahal. Mahal mocks all those who have stepped in front of him and promises that Shinsuke Nakamura will be no different tonight. Mahal then speaks in Punjabi to all his fans in India.

- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship Match": The New Day (c) vs. The Usos: The match closes out with Woods unloading chops and punches on Jimmy. Woods takes out both Usos outside. Big E goes for a suicide dive, but eats a Uso Kick and is left dangling on the ropes. Uso Splash on Big E sends him outside and another Uso Splash on Woods for a near fall. Woods traps Jey in a submission as Big E holds Jimmy back from breaking it. Jey escapes by cradling Woods for a near fall. Woods hits a Shining Wizard on Jey for a near fall and then knocks Jimmy off the apron. Jey counters the Honor Roll, but Woods escapes and tags Big E. Woods hits Jimmy with a DDT on the floor. New Day hit Midnight Hour on Jey, but Jimmy breaks up the pinfall. Woods sends Jimmy outside, but Jey grabs Woods and tosses him on top of Jimmy outside, who catches Woods and hits a Samoan Drop on the floor. Jimmy grabs Kofi and sends him head first into the steel steps, knocking Kofi out. Big E goes for the Big Ending on Jey, but Jimmy lands an Uso Kick. Jey with an Uso Kick then both Usos hit Uso Kicks. Jimmy and Jey hit double Uso Splashes on Big E and score the pinfall to win the titles.
Winners: The Usos, by pinfall, to win the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship.

- After a KFC commercial, Shawn Michaels makes a surprise appearance at the Barclays Center dressed as Colonial Sanders.

- Backstage, Paul Heyman is about to cut a promo on the reigning and defending Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, when Braun Strowman interrupts and tells Heyman he talks too much.

** SummerSlam Recap **

- John Cena vs. Baron Corbin: The match closes out with Corbin getting a near fall clothesline on Cena. Cena makes a comeback, but Corbin shuts him down. Corbin yells at Cena and at the crowd and grounds Cena. Cena gets up, hits a drop kick on Corbin and follows that up with the clothesline and shoulder tackle. Corbin dodges the Five Knuckle Shuffle and plants Cena with a choke slam into a backbreaker for a near fall. Cena lands a head butt, a tornado DDT and then hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on the second attempt. Corbin counters the AA and hits Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin unloads on Cena, but gets dropped by a clothesline as he charged at Cena. Cena plants Corbin with the AA and scores the pinfall.
Winner: John Cena, by pinfall.

- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship Match": Naomi (c) vs. Nattie Neidhart: The match closes out with Nattie in control of Naomi. Nattie drops Naomi and then stomps on her in the corner. Nattie keeps control until Naomi unloads kicks on Nattie. Nattie catches Naomi and slams her to the mat for a near fall. Nattie traps Naomi in an abdominal stretch submission and works over Naomi's back. Nattie releases and hits a discus clothesline on Naomi for a near fall. Nattie attempts another discus clothesline, but Naomi lands a kick and drops Nattie for a near fall. Both ladies trade offense until Naomi hits a slingshot leg drop on Nattie for a near fall. Nattie catches Naomi and traps her in the Sharpshooter submission. Naomi is able to escape and unload on Nattie. Nattie counters and again traps Naomi in the Sharpshooter submission. Nattie locks it tight and makes Naomi tap out to win the title.
Winner: Nattie Neidhart, by submission, to win the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship.

- Big Show vs. Big Cass, With Enzo Locked In A Shark Cage And Suspended Above The Ring: Big Show comes to the ring with his injured hand wrapped. The match closes out with Show hitting a side slam on Cass, but lands on his bad hand. Show misses a Vader Bomb as Cass moves. Show hits the Knockout Punch on Cass, but barely connects with his hand wrapped and gets a near fall. Cass unloads on Show's bad hand and applies an arm bar submission. Show is able to fight back and gets a near fall choke slam on Cass. Cass rolls outside and then unloads some more on Show's injured hand when he tries to pull him back into the ring. Cass sends Show's injured hand into the ring post as Enzo starts squirming his way out of the shark cage above. Enzo escapes, climbs down from the cage, lands in the ring and then eats a Cass Big Boot. Cass hits the Big Boot on Show, but gets a near fall. Cass hits another Big Boot on Show and then hits the Empire Elbow to score the pinfall.
Winner: Big Cass, by pinfall.

- Backstage, RAW GM Kurt Angle and Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan argue over who's show will have the better matches of the night.

- Randy Orton arrives to the ring for his match when suddenly Rusev jumps Orton from behind. Rusev sends Orton into the barricade and beats Orton down. The referee checks on Orton and Orton says he's alright to wrestle.

- Randy Orton vs. Rusev: As soon as the bell rings, Orton dodges a charging Rusev and hits the RKO for the pinfall.
Winner: Randy Orton, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Sasha Banks and Bayley meet up. Bayley wishes Sasha good luck and gives her a hug.

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship Match": Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks: The match closes out with Sasha in control of Alexa and hits a drop kick. Alexa talks trash, but eats a kick from Sasha, dropping her to the mat. Sasha sends Alexa back of the head first into the turnbuckle and then unloads on her. Sasha charges and hits double knees for a near fall. Sasha counters a DDT, hits a backstabber on Alexa and then applies the Banks Statement submission. Alexa reaches the ropes and slides outside. Sasha follows, but gets tripped by Alexa and lands on her shoulder outside. Alexa grabs Sasha and tosses her outside, landing shoulder first again. Alexa beats down Sasha then hits Twisted Bliss off the ropes for a near fall. Alexa has a temper tantrum as Sasha catches Alexa and traps her in the Banks Statement submission. Alexa beats on Sasha's injured shoulder and stops her from locking it in. Alexa and Sasha counter offense until Sasha again traps Alexa in the Banks Statement submission. Alexa tries to counter the submission, but Sasha is able to lock it in tight and force Alexa to tap out to win the title.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by submission, to win the WWE RAW Women's Championship.

- Bray Wyatt vs. "The Demon King" Finn Balor: The match closes out with Bray getting boots to the face and then gets dropped by a Balor over head kick. Bray goes outside, but Balor follows and drop kicks Bray from the apron. Balor with another running drop kick and then hits a double foot stomp off the apron and onto Bray. Back in the ring, Balor counters Sister Abigail and hits a Sling Blade on Bray. Balor charges at Bray, but Bray dodges, kicks Balor, plants Balor into the mat and gets a near fall. Bray unloads on Balor and then hits a running senton for a near fall. Balor plants an elbow on Bray and Bray rolls back outside. Balor follows and drop kicks Bray right into the barricade. Back in the ring, Bray hits a clothesline on Balor and gets a near fall. Bray goes to the corner and spider walks over to Balor. Balor suddenly rises from the mat and stares down Bray. Balor hits Sling Blade on Bray and then hits the running drop kick into the corner. Balor goes to the top rope and hits Coup de Grace on Bray to score the pinfall.
Winner: "The Demon King" Finn Balor, by pinfall.

- "WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship Match": Sheamus and Cesaro (c) vs. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose: The match closes out with Cesaro hitting a cross body on Ambrose for a near fall. Cesaro counters Dirty Deeds, Cesaro Swings Ambrose and then locks Ambrose in the Sharpshooter submission. Sheamus cuts off Rollins from helping and plants Rollins on the floor with a rolling senton. Cesaro counters Ambrose from escaping the Sharpshooter, by rolling through and locking Ambrose in the crossface submission. Ambrose finally escapes, but gets a cheap shot from Sheamus. Sheamus and Cesaro hit a double team clothesline on Ambrose for a near fall and then a double team Celtic Cross for another near fall. Rollins makes the save, but gets beat down next and tossed outside. Sheamus and Cesaro double team Ambrose and go for White Noise. Rollins hits a hurricanrana on Cesaro sending him crashing into Sheamus. Rollins super kicks Cesaro, super kicks Sheamus and then hits the leaping knee to the face of Sheamus. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Sheamus and scores the pinfall to win the titles.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, by pinfall, to win the WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship.

- "WWE United States Championship Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens, With Shane McMahon As Special Guest Referee: The match closes out with Owens getting a near fall Pop Up Power Bomb on Styles. Owens argues with Shane about the count. Styles traps Owens in the Calf Crusher submission, but Owens kicks Styles into Shane, sending Shane flying outside. Styles reapplies the Calf Crusher submission and Owens taps out, but Shane doesn't see it. Styles releases the submission and argues with Shane when he gets back in the ring. Styles and Shane shove each other. Styles charges Owens, but misses and hits the turnbuckle. Styles hits a forearm, but Owens comes back with a suplex. Styles and Owens trade shots on the top rope. Owens hits a suplex on Styles and gets a near fall. Owens and Styles trade shots, Styles misses a Pele Kick and Owens nails the super kick. Styles counters the Pop Up Power Bomb and gets a near fall Styles Clash on Owens. Owens scores the pinfall on Styles, but Shane calls it off after seeing Styles' foot on the ropes. Owens and Shane argue, Owens pokes his finger at Shane and then shoves Shane. Shane shoves Owens back and Styles gets a near fall rollup. Styles hits the Pele Kick, the Phenomenal Forearm and then the Styles Clash on Owens to score the pinfall to retain the title.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall, to retain the WWE United States Championship.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match": Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: The match closes out with Mahal grounding Nakamura and mocking him. Mahal continues to keep Nakamura grounded until Nakamura comes back and unloads strikes. Nakamura gets Mahal down on his knees and plants a kick. Nakamura and Mahal trade offense and then Mahal counters the Exploder suplex. Nakamura traps Mahal in an arm bar submission, but Mahal reaches the ropes. Nakamura and Mahal trade more offense until Mahal gets a near fall rollup and then a near fall knee. Nakamura counters the Cobra Clutch Slam and unloads on Mahal. Nakamura dodges a Mahal charge and Mahal hits the turnbuckle. Nakamura takes control of Mahal as Samir Singh jumps on the apron. Nakamura flips Samir into the ring and then nails Sunil Singh on the other side of the ring. Mahal sneaks up behind Nakamura, hits the Cobra Clutch Slam and scores the pinfall to retain the title.
Winner: Jinder Mahal, by pinfall, to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

- "WWE Universal Championship, Fatal Four Way Match": Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman: Brock Lesnar gets stretchered out of the match after Braun Strowman power slams him through two announcers tables and then dumps a third one on top of him. The match closes out with Lesnar charging back to the ring, tackles Strowman and lands MMA punches. Lesnar german suplexes Reigns and Joe. Lesnar tries a german on Strowman, but catches elbows. Lesnar traps Strowman in the Kimura Lock submission, but Reigns breaks it with the Superman Punch. Reigns hits two Superman Punches and a spear on Lesnar for a near fall. Joe traps Reigns in the Coquina Clutch submission, but Strowman breaks it with a drop kick. Strowman power slams Joe for a near fall, as Lesnar pulls the referee out of the ring. Reigns Superman Punches Lesnar and Strowman for a near fall.
Strowman counters the spear and gets a near fall power slam as Lesnar breaks it. Strowman counters the F5 from Lesnar, but Reigns spears both Strowman and Lesnar. Joe stops Lesnar from hitting an F5 on Reigns and then tosses Reigns outside. Joe locks Lesnar in the Coquina Clutch submission, but Lesnar counters with a near fall F5, after Reigns makes the save. Reigns hits three straight Superman Punches on Lesnar and measures up for the spear. Lesnar counters the spear, hits the F5, scores the pinfall and retains the title.
Winner: Brock Lesnar, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Universal Championship.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

On TV This Week 8/20 - 8/26

By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams


Cardinals vs. Pirates (ESPN, 7pm)

Falcons @ Steelers (NFL, 4pm)
Saints @ Chargers (NFL, 8pm)

MLS: Minnesota United FC @ Seattle Sounders FC (FOX Sports 1, 9:30pm)

Gymnastics: P&G Championships: Women's Events (NBC, 7pm)
Teen Wolf, SERIES FINALE (MTV, 8pm)
Storage Wars: Biggest Scores, PREMIERE (A&E, 8pm)

The Last Ship, PREMIERE (TNT, 9pm & 10pm)
The Great Food Truck Race, PREMIERE (Food Network, 9pm)
Endeavour on Masterpiece, PREMIERE (PBS, 9pm)
The New Age of Terror, PREMIERE (History, 9pm)

Caribbean Pirate Treasure, PREMIERE (Travel, 10pm)
Survivor's Remorse, PREMIERE (Starz, 10pm)
Episodes, PREMIERE (Showtime, 10pm)
Dice, PREMIERE (Showtime, 10:30pm)


Red Sox @ Indians (STO, 7pm)
Red Sox @ Indians OR Diamondbacks @ Mets (MLB, 7pm)

Giants @ Browns (ESPN/WKYC Cleveland, 8pm)

BIG3 Basketball; Seattle (FOX Sports 1, 8pm)
So You Think You Can Dance, Top 9 Perform LIVE (FOX, 8pm)

Man v. Food; Sleepy Hollow, NY (Travel, 9pm)
Man v. Food; Houston, TX (Travel, 9:30pm)


Red Sox @ Indians (STO, 7pm)
Cubs @ Reds OR Dodgers @ Pirates (MLB, 7pm)
Rangers @ Angels (ESPN, 10pm)

Phoenix Mercury @ Minnesota Lynx (NBA TV, 8pm)
San Antonio Stars @ Los Angeles Sparks (NBA TV, 10:30pm)

Premier Boxing Champions: Juan Carlos Payano vs. Alexis Santiago (FOX Sports 1, 9pm)
Black Girls Rock! (BET, 8pm)

Face Off, FINALE (Syfy, 9pm)

Face Off: Game Face, PREMIERE (Syfy, 10pm)
Wrecked, FINALE (TBS, 10:30pm)


Red Sox @ Indians (STO, 7pm)
Red Sox @ Indians OR Yankees @ Tigers (MLB, 7pm)
Rangers @ Angels (ESPN, 10pm)
America's Got Talent, Live Results 2 (NBC, 8pm)

Worst Cooks In America, PREMIERE (Food Network, 9pm)


30 For 30
"What Carter Lost", 1988 Dallas Carter Cowboys (ESPN, 9:30pm)

Dolphins @ Eagles (NFL, 7pm)

Red Sox @ Indians (STO, 7pm)
Red Sox @ Indians OR Cubs @ Reds (MLB, 7pm)

Los Angeles Sparks @ Phoenix Mercury (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Boy Band, LIVE FINALE (ABC, 8pm)

First In Human, FINALE (Discovery, 9pm)

The Mist, FINALE (Spike, 10pm)
Ice Road Truckers, PREMIERE (History, 10pm)


Chiefs @ Seahawks (CBS, 8pm)

High School: St. John Bosco, CA @ St. Thomas Aquinas, FL (ESPNU, 7pm)
High School: DeMatha, MD. @ Bishop Gorman, NV. (ESPN, 9pm)

Royals @ Indians (STO/WKYC Cleveland, 7pm)
Mariners @ Yankees OR Royals @ Indians (MLB, 7pm)

WTA: Connecticut Open, Second Semifinal (ESPN 2, 7pm)
ATP: Winston-Salem Open, Second Semifinal (ESPN 2, 9pm)

MLS: New York City FC @ New York Red Bulls (ESPN, 7pm)

Bellator MMA Live (Spike, 9pm)
Premier Boxing Champions: Derevyanchenko vs. Johnson (FOX Sports 1, 9pm)
Whitney: Can I Be Me (Showtime, 9pm)
Dark Matter, FINALE (Syfy, 9pm)

Wynonna Earp, FINALE (Syfy, 10pm)
ELeague: Road to the International Dota 2 Championships, FINALE (TBS, 10pm)


Browns @ Buccaneers (WEWS Cleveland, 7:30pm)
Chargers @ Rams (CBS, 8pm)

Texas Southern @ Florida A&M (ESPNU, 12pm)
Oregon State @ Colorado State (CBS SportsNet, 2:30pm)
Portland State @ BYU (ESPN, 3pm)
UT-Chattanooga vs. Jacksonville State (ESPN, 6:30pm)
Colgate @ Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo (ESPNU, 7pm)
South Florida @ San Jose State (CBS SportsNet, 7:30pm)
Stanford vs. Rice (ESPN, 10pm)

BIG3 Basketball, Las Vegas FINAL (FOX, 4:30pm)

Mariners @ Yankees OR Twins @ Blue Jays (MLB, 1pm)
Mets @ Nationals (FOX Sports 1, 4pm)
Royals @ Indians (FOX Sports 1, 7pm)
Astros @ Angels OR Giants @ Diamondbacks (MLB, 10pm)

International Championship (ABC, 12:30pm)
U.S. Championship (ABC, 3:30pm)

IndyCar: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (NBC Sports, 9:30pm)

The Northern Trust, Third Round (CBS, 3pm)

WTA: Connecticut Open, FINAL (ESPN 2, 3pm)
Winston-Salem Open, FINAL (ESPN 2, 5pm)

BOXING: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor - Prelims (FOX, 7pm)
BOXING: Miguel Cotto vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai (HBO, 9:45pm)

English Premier League: Manchester United FC vs. Leicester City FC (NBC, 12:30pm)
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha BSC Berlin (FOX Sports 1, 12:30pm)

Horse Racing: Travers Stakes (NBC, 4:30pm)
MOVIE: Jackie (HBO, 8pm)
MOVIE: Shit In (Starz, 8pm)

Weekend 3 Count 8/20/17

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE brings you the Weekend 3 Count. W3C brings you wrestling news, rumors and recaps from around the wrestling world. You'll find news rumors and recaps involving WWE, NXT, GFW, ROH, Lucha Underground, NJPW, House of Hardcore, NWA, ICW, CZW, FIP, PWG, AAW, EVOLVE, PROGRESS, SHINE, SHIMMER and any Indy promotion that I find an interesting story or a cool discovery in. Be sure to check out the W3C every Sunday afternoon at @TripleThreatCLE

** Theme Song Of The Week **
This week's theme song of the week is "Go For Broke" by Machine Gun Kelly. The song is this year's featured song for WWE SummerSlam 2017.

*** WWE ***

- Ric Flair Hospitalized: In case you haven't heard, last weekend Ric Flair went into the hospital with what was being called heart related problems. Flair was then placed into a induced coma and went into surgery on Monday. The Flair family have been very quiet on what is going on and how Ric is doing. Many rumors have stated that he was not good and in critical condition, had colon surgery and some even said that he was in stable condition. It is still unknown at this time what exactly happened and what the well being on Flair is at the moment.

- Ric Flair's Fiancee Comments: According to TMZ Sports, Ric Flair's Fiancée, Wendy Barlow, posted a message on her Facebook page, giving us all an update on Flair's status. The following is what she wrote:

"I took Ric to the hospital Friday night with severe abdominal pain. From that moment on it all seems like a nightmare, multiple organ problems. Not to go into too many details, I want everyone to know he still needs prayers as he is still in critical condition. And no, he did not have colon surgery, it was another surgery!"

According to PWInsider, the successful surgery was on his bowels due to a massive obstruction that was complicated by other health issues, including the heart. Things took a turn for the worse when his kidneys failed, he's currently undergoing dialysis to help fix the situation. Flair is still in a critical state that will require some time to recover from with at least one more surgery in the upcoming weeks.

- Sasha Banks Becomes #1 Contender: This past Monday on RAW, Sasha Banks defeated Nia Jax to become the new #1 Contender to the WWE RAW Women's Championship.

- Baron Corbin Cashes In On Smackdown Live:  If you missed Smackdown Live this past Tuesday night, Baron Corbin cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase on Jinder Mahal, however, lost thanks to John Cena distracting Corbin.

- Undertaker Spotted: A picture going around social media this weekend is one of The Undertaker getting off a airplane in New York City. Could we see The Deadman return again at WWE SummerSlam??

- Shelton Benjamin Set To Return: PWInsider announced this week that Shelton Benjamin has agreed to return to the WWE. Benjamin was supposed to return last summer, but a rotator cuff injury sidelined him. It's unknown when Benjamin will make his debut. 

- Scott Dawson Update: According to sources, Scott Dawson underwent surgery to repair his torn biceps this past week. Dawson is expected to make his return to the ring in December.

- SummerSlam Recap: Just a friendly reminder WWE SummerSlam is tonight. If you can't see the show then be sure to check out my recap of the show right here on

** 205 Live Recap **
This week's show saw the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa celebrate his title win with his own celebration.

- Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik vs. Tony Nese and Drew Gulak: The match closes out with Alexander landing drop kicks and an elbow on Nese. Nese drops Alexander then ends up outside brawling with Metalik. Alexander hits the Lumbar Check on Gulak and scores the pinfall.
Winners: Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Noam Dar, Ariya Daivari, Lince Dorado are laughing about Neville losing the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Neville appears, angry, and throws a chair across the room.

- Brian Kendrick vs. Mustafa Ali: The match closes out with Kendrick sending Ali outside and attacks him. Jack Gallagher suddenly attacks Kendrick from behind and unloads knees and punches. Kendrick escapes and runs through the crowd.
Winner: Brian Kendrick, by DQ.

- Backstage, Ariya Daivari informs Rich Swann that he's taking TJ Perkins' place in their match tonight. Swann demands to know why, but Daivari tells Swann to worry about the match and not Perkins. 

- Ariya Daivari vs. Rich Swann: The match closes out with Swann unloading kicks. Daivari drops Swann with a handful of hair and goes to the top rope. Daivari misses a splash and gets a spinning kick from Swann. Swann goes to the top rope when TJ Perkins' music plays. Perkins comes out on crutches and distracts Swann long enough for Daivari to get the pinfall.
Winner: Ariya Daivari, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Brian Kendrick is leaving the building and can't take Jack Gallagher anymore. Kendrick suggests a duel with Gallagher next week to settle things.

- Akira Tozawa's WWE Cruiserweight Championship Victory Celebration: Titus O'Neil introduces Akira Tozawa to the ring. Tozawa thanks the fans as Titus pops a bottle of champagne. Titus thanks Tozawa for achieving both of their dreams and then starts dancing. Neville interrupts the celebration and warns Tozawa that he has less than a week until Neville gets revenge and gets his title back. Titus says Neville with have to wait, but Neville charges the ring. Tozawa connects with shots and then tosses Neville into the barricade. Tozawa comes back with a suicide dive and then Titus lifts Tozawa onto his shoulders to celebrate to close the show

*** NXT ***

- Takeover: Brooklyn 3 Results: If you missed last night's show then be sure to check out my recap addition of Takeover: Brooklyn 3.

- Takeover: Brooklyn 4 News: WWE announced this week that NXT Takeover will officially be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for Takeover: Brooklyn 4 in 2018. This will be the 4th year in a row for the event.

- Adam Cole BAYYY BAYYY!!: WWE officially announced this week that former ROH World Heavyweight Champion Adam Cole has signed with the WWE and will join NXT soon.

- Asuka Breaks Another Record: This week, NXT Women's Champion Asuka passed Rockin' Robin's 502 day reign as WWE Women's Champion. Asuka is now the longest reigning women's champion of any kind and the longest reigning champion in WWE history (besides the years long reigns by Hulk Hogan, Bob Backlund, Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino that will likely never be surpassed).

*** GFW ***

** GFW Impact Recap **
This week's show was the made for TV Destination X pay per view. The main event of the show saw Bobby Lashley battle Matt Sydal with the winner receiving a title shot for any title they want.

- Backstage, an interviewer is trying to talk to Bruce Prichard. The door opens and she tells us that we are not going to believe who she just saw.

- "GFW Knockouts Championship Match": Sienna (c) vs. Gail Kim: The match closes out with Gail escaping a choke and nails Eat Defeat on Sienna. KM gets on the apron and Gail attacks him. While the referee is distracted, Taryn Terrell returns and lays out Gail with a Cutter. Sienna hits the AK47 on Gail next and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Sienna, by pinfall, to retain the GFW Knockouts Championship.

- Bruce Prichard Promo: Prichard is in the ring with the GFW Global Championship and announces that Alberto El Patron has surrendered the title to focus on his family. Prichard announces that he is giving the title back to Bobby Lashley, however, Jim Cornette arrives and heads to the ring. Cornette announces that Anthem called him to help fix things in GFW. Prichard demands security to remove Cornette. Cornette breaks the news to Prichard that he's fired and security takes Prichard away. Cornette announces that top name wrestlers will no longer come to GFW and be handed the world, they need to earn it like everyone else. Cornette announces a 20 man gauntlet next week to crown a new GFW Global Champion. LAX interrupt next and tell Cornette that Low Ki should be facing the Gauntlet winner not competing in it. Cornette says he feels for Low Ki, but he's still competing in the Gauntlet. LAX surround Cornette and he warns them that they'll all go to jail if they touch him. LAX step down, claiming to not be afraid of jail to end the segment.

- "Super X Cup Tournament Finals": Taiji Ishimori vs Dezmond Xavier: The match closes out with Xavier missing a 450 Splash and Ishimori hits a drop kick. Ishimori with a head kick, a head stand stomp, a gut buster and then gets a near fall 450 Splash on Xavier. Xavier counters an irish whip and connects with a back flip kick, knocking out Ishimori to score the pinfall and win the Super X Cup Tournament.
Winner: Dezmond Xavier, by pinfall.

- After the match, Xavier shakes Ishimori's hand, accepts the Super X Cup Trophy and promises that he's targeting who ever walks out the GFW X Division Champion tonight.

- Backstage, Bruce Prichard warns Karen Jarrett that she hasn't seen the last of him. Karen tells Prichard he'll never step foot in the Impact Zone ever again.

- Backstage, Joseph Park tells Grado he'll have to say goodbye to the Impact Zone next week.

- "GFW X Division Championship, Ladder Match: Sonjay Dutt (c) vs Trevor Lee: The match closes out with Dutt getting tossed into the barricade, but comes back and trips Lee into a ladder. Lee gets laid on a ladder and then Dutt hits a frog splash on top of him. Dutt climbs the ladder, but Caleb Conolly hits the ring, power bombs Dutt through a table and yells for Lee to go for the title. GFW icon Petey Williams suddenly hits the ring, hits the Canadian Destroyer on Conolly and yells for Dutt to grab the title. Lee climbs the ladder as Dutt springboards onto the ladder. Dutt sends Lee flying off the ladder and crashing onto another ladder below. Dutt grabs the title for the victory.
Winner: Sonjay Dutt, to retain the GFW X Division Championship.

- Backstage, Bobby Lashley says he's beating Matt Sydal tonight and regaining the GFW Global Championship. 

- OVE vs Jason Cade and Wintz: OVE are Jake and Dave Crist from the independent promotions. The match closes out with OVE making quick work of their opponents for the pinfall.
Winners: OVE, by pinfall. 

- Backstage, Moose and Ethan Carter ask to be in next week's Gauntlet. Jim Cornette says they are in. Eli Drake interrupts and mocks Cornette. Cornette enters Chris Adonis and Eli Drake in the Gauntlet. Cornette then tells Drake that since he thinks he's number one than he can enter the Gauntlet #1.

- "Winner Gets The Title Shot Of Their Choosing": Bobby Lashley vs. Matt Sydal: The match closes out with Sydal hitting a double knee on Lashley from the top rope. Lashley hits a spine buster on Sydal, gets a near fall and then hits a running power slam on Sydal for another near fall. Lashley hits the Dominator on Sydal and he again kicks out at two and a half. Lashley grabs a steel chair and the referee tries to take it from Lashley. Sydal catches Lashley off guard and kicks the chair in his face with a Van Daminator. Lashley counters the Shooting Star Press by getting his knees up on Sydal. Lashley goes for the spear, but Sydal dodges it, making Lashley hit the turnbuckle head first. Sydal rolls up Lashley and scores the upset pinfall.
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall.

- After the match, one of Lashley's MMA corner men grab referee Brian Hebner and chokes him out. Lashley breaks it up to end the show.

- Alberto El Patron Stripped Of His Title: GFW announced this week that they have decided to strip Alberto El Patron of the GFW Undisputed Championship due to the altercation he had with Paige at the Orlando Airport last month.

- Alberto El Patron Comments On His Title Being Stripped: El Patron commented recently on GFW stripping him of the GFW Undisputed Championship. He had the following to say:

"My company Impact and I have come to an agreement that it's best for both parties if I be stripped from the championships. I came up with the suggestion just to show that Impact doesn't have favorites and everyone gets treated the same. Apologies to fans and my brothers and sisters in the company, even though I came out all clear and there was no wrong doing, it was still a scandal. So thanks for your support and let's move forward more positively. One day I hope to be your champ again! #SiSiSi"

- Tyrus Refuses To Do TV Tapings: Tyrus announced this week that he is now refusing to do TV tapings with GFW because he is unhappy with the way his character has been treated. Tyrus stated that he will not return to GFW until they figure out a better idea on where Tyrus' gimmick and character is going from here.

- Angelina Love Leaves GFW: GFW announced this past week that Angelina Love has asked for her release from the company, which GFW granted. Love's husband Davey Richards asked for his release last month as well, as he is looking at finishing up his degree to become a professional doctor.


** ROH TV Recap **
The main event of the show saw ROH Television Champion Kushida defend his title against Kenny King.

- Kazarian Promo: Kazarian states that the fans lack respect for Christopher Daniels, the fans are smarks and none of them deserve to see Christopher Daniels compete. Kazarian promises to ruin everything the fans love about ROH.

- Punishment Martinez vs. Flip Gordon: The match closes out with Martinez choke slamming Gordon off the top rope and scoring the pinfall.
Winner: Punishment Martinez, by pinfall.

- After the match, Jay White hits the ring and attacks Martinez. White and Martinez brawl until security separate both men.

- Backstage, Colt Cabana sends out a challenge to Dalton Castle and The Boys for a shot at the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship. Cabana says The Tempura Boys will be his partners.

- Dalton Castle Promo: Castle arrives on stage and tells Colt Cabana he's sick of him running his mouth so he and The Boys will battle Cabana and The Tempura Boys next week with the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship on the line.

- "ROH Television Championship Match": Kushida (c) vs. Kenny King: The match closes out with Kushida locking King in the Hoverboard Lock submission, but Hangman Adam Page and Marty Scurll hit the ring and attack Kushida.
Winner: Kushida, by DQ.

- After the match, Kenny King says he's not letting The Bullet Club ruin his title match and not get revenge. King offers Kushida to team with him and battle Page and Scurll now. Everyone accepts the challenge.

- Kushida and Kenny King vs. Hangman Adam Page and Marty Scurll: The match closes out with King hitting the Royal Flush on Page and scoring the pinfall.
Winners: Kushida and Kenny King, by pinfall.

- After the match, Kushida and King shake hands and King asks for another title shot.

*** Lucha Underground ***

** Lucha Underground TV Recap **
This week's show saw the semi finals of The Cueto Cup Tournament take place.

- While working out, Cage gets confronted by Catrina, who demands Cage to hand over the Gauntlet before the evil takes him over. Cage refuses.

- Dario Cueto meets with Officer Joey Ryan. Ryan reveals that Veneno is actually Cortez Castro, an undercover cop. Dario announces Sexy Star vs. Veneno next week, in a mask vs. mask match.

- "The Cueto Cup Tournament Match": Prince Puma vs. Fenix: The match closes out with Fenix hitting a running kick on Puma. Marty The Moth suddenly appears and stalks ring announcer Melissa Santos. Fenix takes out Marty with a moonsault. Puma hits Fenix with a knee and then a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Puma goes to the top rope and hits the 630 Splash on Fenix for the pinfall and advancing to the Finals.
Winner: Prince Puma, by pinfall.

- Mil Muertes is working out when Cage suddenly attacks him. Cage lays out Muertes with his Gauntlet glove and leaves. Catrina uses a magic rock to make Muertes rise and orders him to break Pentagon Dark in two later.

- "The Cueto Cup Tournament Match": Pentagon Dark vs. Mil Muertes: The match closes out with Muertes hitting a snap slam for a near fall on Pentagon. Pentagon blocks a corner clothesline and hits a backstabber. Pentagon hits a super kick on Muertes and then kicks Catrina away, trying to interfere. Pentagon hits the double stomp on Muertes and scores the pinfall, advancing to the Finals. 
Winner: Pentagon Dark, by pinfall.

- After the match, Pentagon tries to break Muertes' arm, but he escapes.

- Johnny Mundo and Rey Mysterio Meet Face To Face: Mundo arrives with security and says he's crushing Rey's dreams next week. Mundo mocks Rey's family and asks if Dominick is really his son. Rey and Mundo start brawling. Security save Mundo and then the rest of Worldwide Underground attack Rey. Mundo hits a Curb Stomp on Rey, as The Mack, Sexy Star and Dragon Azteca hit the ring. Prince Puma and Pentagon hit the ring next and they brawl with each other. Mil Muertes and Cage hit the ring next, with Cage nailing Mundo with a power bomb. Marty The Moth, Fenix, Mariposa, Vinny Massaro and Joey Ryan all arrive and start brawling. The Rabbit Tribe watches on top of Dario Cueto's office as Dante Fox and Killshot hit the ring next and brawl. Puma hits a 630 Splash and takes out a pile of guys outside. Rey hits the 619 on Mundo and stands tall to end the show.


** G1 Climax Finals **
After a huge grueling three week tournament, the Finals of the G1 Climax is here. Kenny Omega battled Tetsuya Naito in the Finals, to crown the #1 Contender to the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, who will meet Kazuchika Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4th.

- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": Taka Michinoku, Desperado, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Kushida, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and Hirai Kawato: The match closes out with Kawato getting triple teamed and beat down. Kanemaru hits a second rope DDT on Kawato and scores the pinfall.
Winners: Taka Michinoku, Desperado, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru, by pinfall.

- After the match, all eight men brawled throughout the arena.

- Guerillas of Destiny vs. Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi: The match closes out with Loa picking up Nakanishi and hitting a Rikishi Driver to score the pinfall.
Winners: Guerillas of Destiny, by pinfall.

- Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi vs. Togi Makabe and David Finlay: The match closes out with Yoshi hitting Karma on Finlay and scoring the pinfall in a quick match.
Winners: Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi, by pinfall.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Juice Robinson, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzen vs. Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens: The match closes out with Juice hitting Pulp Fiction on Owens to score the pinfall.
Winners: Juice Robinson, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzen, by pinfall.

- "IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship Match": The Young Bucks (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi and Ricochet: The match closes out with Taguchi countering The Young Bucks' second attempt at a Meltzer Driver and hits a springboard hip attack. Ricochet climbs the ropes, hits a Shooting Star Press, covers and scores the pinfall to win the titles.
Winners: Ryusuke Taguchi and Ricochet, by pinfall, to win the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship.

- Katsuyori Shibata Returns For A Promo: In a surprise return Shibata made his way to the ring to let the fans know that he was alive after almost becoming paralyzed a few months back in his match against Kazuchika Okada, when a very stiff head butt caused Shibata to collapse backstage and cause serious internal injuries.

- "IWGP Tag Team Championship Match": War Machine (c) vs. Cody Rhodes and Hangman Adam Page: The match closes out with Hanson hitting a Swanton outside on Cody. Hanson and Rowe then hit Fallout on Page and score the pinfall to retain their titles.
Winners: War Machine, by pinfall, to retain the IWGP Tag Team Championship.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and Takashi Iizuka vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi and Michael Elgin: The match closes out with Elgin destroying all of his opponents in his path. Sabre, however, is able to trap Tanahashi in the Octopus Stretch submission and get the tap out win.
Winners: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and Takashi Iizuka, by submission.

- After the match, Elgin and Suzuki brawl into the crowd and take out every official that try to separate them.

- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": Evil, Sanada, Bushi and Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and Gedo: The match closes out with Gedo getting destroyed by everyone's finishing moves. Hiromu traps Gedo in the Triangle Choke submission and gets the tap out win.
Winners: Evil, Sanada, Bushi and Hiromu Takahashi, by submission.

- After the match, Evil grabs Okada and lays him out with Darkness Falls right on top of a stack of steel chairs.

- "G1 Climax Tournament Finals Match": Tetsuya Naito vs. Kenny Omega: The match closes out with Naito countering the One Winged Angel and hits a reverse hurricanrana on Omega. Naito hits Destino, but Omega kicks out at two and a half. Naito goes for another Destino, but Omega counters, hits Croyt's Wrath and two V Trigger's. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but Naito counters and hits Destino. Omega is back up and hits another V Trigger. Naito comes back and plants a Koppo Kick on Omega. Omega counters Destino, but Naito is able to reverse the counter and nail Destino for the pinfall.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito, by pinfall, to win the G1 Climax Tournament.

- After the match, Naito was presented the trophy and the G1 flag from Masahiro Chono. Naito thanks everyone and says this was a victory for the fans.

- Champions Profile: RYUSUKE TAGUCHI: Taguchi teamed with Ricochet this past week and defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship.

- Ryusuke Taguchi made his professional wrestling debut in 2002, was trained by NJPW Dojo and was born in Iwanuma, Miyagi.

- Taguchi has wrestled for NJPW and CMLL.

- Top Titles Won:
** 1 Time CMLL World Welterweight Champion.
** 2 Time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
** 6 Time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion.
** 2 Time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion.

- PWI ranked Taguchi #102 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2015.

- Champions Profile: RICOCHET: Ricochet teamed with Ryusuke Taguchi this past week and defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship.

- Ricochet made his professional wrestling debut in 2003, was trained by Chuck Taylor and Brandon Walker and was born in Paducah, Kentucky. Ricochet was also known as the masked wrestler Prince Puma in Lucha Underground.

- Ricochet has wrestled for NJPW, Lucha Underground, CHIKARA, EVOLVE, PWG and other Indy Promotions.

- Top Titles Won:
** 1 Time DDT Pro-Wrestling
Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion.
** 1 Time Open the Brave Gate Champion.
** 1 Time Open the Dream Gate Champion
** 1 Time Open the Triangle Gate Champion.
** 2 Time Open the Twin Gate Champion.
** 1 Time Open the Freedom Gate Champion.
** 2 Time Open the United Gate Champion.
** 1 Time HOG World Heavyweight Champion.
** 1 Time IPW Junior Heavyweight Champion.
** 2 Time Lucha Underground World Champion.
** 1 Time Lucha Underground Trios Champion.
** 3 Time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion.
** 3 Time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion.
** 1 Time Revolution Pro Wrestling
Undisputed British Tag Team Champion.

- PWI ranked Ricochet #15 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2016.

*** EVOLVE ***

** EVOLVE 90 Recap **
Evolve returned this month with their usual two show weekend events. Live from Joppa, Maryland, the main event of the show saw WWN World Champion Matt Riddle battle Lio Rush in a non title match.

- ACH and Ethan Page defeated Chris Dickinson and Jaka. Page hit the RKEgo and ACH hits a spike brainbuster for the win.

- Darby Allin defeated Craig Mitchell, by pinfall, after turning the Gibson Lock into a pinfall.

- Austin Theory defeated Jason Kincaid, by pinfall, after Priscella Kelly distracted Kincaid allowing Theory to hit a TKO.

- "EVOLVE World Tag Team Championship Match": Anthony Henry and James Drake (c) defeated Tracy Williams and Rory Gulak, by pinfall, after Drake hit the TEK, to retain the titles.

- Keith Lee defeated Timothy Thatcher, by pinfall.

- "PROGRESS Atlas Championship Match": Walter (c) defeated Fred Yehi, by submission to a rear naked choke submission to retain the title.

- Matt Riddle defeated Lio Rush, by submission to the Bromission submission.

** EVOLVE 91 Recap **
The main event of the show saw WWN World Champion Matt Riddle defend the title in a Fatal Four Way Match against Keith Lee, Walter and Hot Sauce Tracy Williams.

- Ethan Page defeated ACH, by pinfall, with the ripcord finger thrust.

- Darby Allin defeated Timothy Thatcher, by pinfall with the Gibson Lock.

- "EVOLVE World Tag Team Championship Match": Anthony Henry and James Drake (c) defeated Fred Yehi and Jason Kincaid, by pinfall, to retain their titles.

- Mark Haskins defeated Austin Theory, by submission with the Sharpshooter.

- Chris Dickinson and Jaka defeated TK Cooper and Travis Banks, by pinfall with the Death Trap.

- "WWN World Championship, Fatal Four Way Match": Matt Riddle (c) defeated Keith Lee, Walter and Hot Sauce Tracy Williams, by submission, with the Bromission on Williams.

*** House of Hardcore ***

** HOH 32 Recap **
House of Hardcore 32 took place live in Freehold, New Jersey. The main event of the show saw MVP, Jake Hagar and Tommy Dreamer battle in a Triple Threat Match.

- Matt Striker defeated Vik Dalishus.

- Angelina Love defeated Katred.

- Joey Mercury defeated Bull James.

- Petey Williams defeated Alex Reynolds.

- Jeff Cobb defeated Nick Aldis.

- Bobby Fish defeated Rhett Titus.

- "Anything Goes Match": Bully Ray defeated Sami Callihan.

- The Spirit Squad defeated Bill Carr and Dan Barry.

- "Triple Threat Match": MVP defeated Jake Hagar and Tommy Dreamer.

** HOH 33 Recap **
House of Hardcore was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the second night of their weekend shows. The main event of the show saw Jeff Cobb battle Sami Callihan.

- Lance Anoa’i defeated Vik Dalishus.

- Nick Aldis defeated Bull James.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Bully Ray and The Rock N Roll Express defeated The Spirit Squad.

- Joey Mercury defeated Tommy Dreamer.

- MVP defeated Rhett Titus.

- "Fatal Four Way Match": Petey Williams defeated Bobby Fish, Anthony Blitz and Alex Reynolds.

- Dan Barry vs. Matt Striker went to a No Contest.

- Jeff Cobb defeated Sami Callihan.

And that's this week's W3C! Join me every Sunday afternoon as I bring you news, recaps and rumors all around the wrestling world!

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3 Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3 was live at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NXT kicked off WWE's huge weekend of wrestling, live in the Big Apple.

** Takeover: Brooklyn 3 Card **

- Aleister Black battled Hideo Itami.
- Johnny Gargano battled Andrade "Cien" Almas.
- NXT Women's Champion Asuka defended her title against Ember Moon.
- NXT World Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain defended their titles against SAnitY.
- NXT World Champion Bobby Roode defended his title against Drew McIntyre.

** Takeover: Brooklyn 3 Recap **

- NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3 kicks off with the band Code Orange performimg "Bleeding In The Blur" which was used as the official theme song of the pay per view.

- Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas: The match closes out with Almas countering a slingshot spear and hits Gargano with a near fall inverted DDT. Almas counters a sunset flip power bomb and drills Gargano with a spinning elbow. Almas hip tosses Gargano into the turnbuckle. Gargano spins Almas around and traps Almas in the Gargano Escape submission. Almas escapes by buckle bombing Gargano for a near fall. Almas hits a knee to the face of Gargano and takes shots on Gargano's arm.
Gargano lands a back kick, a super kick and then tosses Almas face first into the turn buckle with the Lawn Dart. Gargano measures up Almas, but Zelina Vega distracts Gargano by throwing a #DIY shirt at him. Almas hits a running drop, sending Gargano flying into the corner. Almas plants Gargano with the Hammerlock DDT and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Andrade "Cien" Almas, by pinfall.

- RAW GM Kurt Angle and Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan are shown in the crowd sitting with Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, No Way Jose and Roderick Strong.

- Backstage, Drew McIntyre is getting warmed up for his NXT World Championship Match tonight.

- "NXT World Tag Team Championship Match": The Authors of Pain (c) vs. SAnitY: The match closes out with Young getting caught by Rezar, lifted by the throat and driven into the mat. EY dodges an elbow, tags Wolfe and Wolfe unloads on the AOP. Wolfe suplexes Akam and then german suplexes Rezar. Wolfe with a top rope clothesline on Rezar and gets a near fall. AOP hit a double team neckbreaker/power bomb combo on Wolfe for a near fall. Wolfe with a frankensteiner and Akam gets sent outside. EY tags in and hits a neckbreaker on Rezar. EY gets crotched on the ropes and Rezar and Akam attempt a superplex. Nikki Cross holds onto EY making Akam fall to the mat. EY and Wolfe both hit suicide dives on AOP as they both rolled outside. Nikki Cross and Paul Ellering go face to face inside the ring, but get separated by the referee. Nikki leaps outside, but gets caught by Akam. Killian Dain charges and spears Akam and Nikki right through a table. Wolfe and EY hit a double team elbow finisher on Rezar and score the pinfall to win the titles.
Winners: SAnitY, by pinfall, to win the NXT World Tag Team Championship.

- After the match, EY and Wolfe celebrate their title win when suddenly Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly, aka ReDragon, hit the ring and attack both men. Fish and O'Reilly get some shots in on AOP as well before grabbing the NXT Tag Team titles and celebrate with them.

- We see Neville, Shinsuke Nakamura and Kalisto sitting in the crowd.

- Backstage, NXT World Champion Bobby Roode is shown warming up for his title match tonight.

- Jim Ross arrives to do commentary for the next match.

- Cold Orange returns to perform Aleister Black's theme entrance live.

- Aleister Black vs. Hideo Itami: Black catches a shot to the face in the match, bloodying Black's nose. The match closes out with Black unloading on Itami, but Itami hits a clothesline for a near fall. Itami hits a fisherman's suplex for another near fall. Black lays out Itami with a kick and goes to the top rope. Itami cuts off Black and goes for a superplex, but Black sends Itami to the mat with an elbow. Itami sends Black into the turnbuckle and hits a Falcon Arrow off the top rope for a near fall. Black and Itami trade shots in the middle of the ring. Black drills Itami with a knee, but Itami comes back with another Falcon Arrow for a near fall.
Itami hits a leaping hesitation drop kick on Black in the corner. Itami measures up Black and goes for the Go To Sleep. Black counters out and hits the Black Mass kick out of nowhere on Itami. Black covers and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Aleister Black, by pinfall.

- We see Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch sitting in the crowd.

- Backstage, NXT Women's Champion Asuka is shown warming up. Ember Moon is then shown walking to the ring for her title shot.

- "NXT Women's Championship Match": Asuka (c) vs. Ember Moon: The match closes out with Asuka and Ember trading shots until Asuka hits the running hip attack. Ember blocks a second hip attack attempt and plants a knee on Asuka. Ember hits a tornado suplex for a near fall. Asuka takes over on offense, plants a kick on Ember then unloads more lethal kicks. Ember catches a kick and plants Asuka for a near fall. Ember goes to the top rope, but gets cut off by Asuka. Ember hits a double foot stomp on Asuka for a near fall. Ember goes back on the ropes and hits the Eclipse Stunner on Asuka, but Asuka kicks out at two and a half. Ember can't believe it as she goes back to the top rope. Asuka grabs the referee and uses him as a shield, but Ember still leaps and cross body blocks Asuka.
Asuka rolls through, grabs Ember's tights and tries to steal a pinfall, but the referee catches Asuka cheating. Asuka argues with the referee and catches a huge kick to the face from Ember. Ember covers and gets another two and a half on Asuka. Ember again is stunned that she can't put Asuka away. Asuka catches Ember in an arm bar submission, but Ember fights out of it. Asuka releases the arm bar submission and catches Ember in the Asuka Lock submission. Ember tries to escape, but Asuka applies the pressure and locks up Ember tight. Ember can't fight it any longer and taps out. Asuka retains her title and has now been champion for 504+ days.
Winner: Asuka, by submission, to retain the NXT Women's Championship.

- After the match, Ember Moon gets a standing ovation from the NXT fans.

- Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe are shown sitting in the crowd.

- The NYPD Pipe and Drums Band are out to play the opening intro to Drew McIntyre's theme music.

- "NXT World Championship Match": Bobby Roode (c) vs. Drew McIntyre: The match closes out with McIntyre getting a near fall backslide and then a near fall Future Shock DDT. McIntyre attempts a fireman's carry on Roode off the top rope, but Roode counters with a near fall Liger Bomb. McIntyre unloads kicks and chops on Roode and Roode returns with slaps. McIntyre drills Roode with The Claymore and gets a near fall. Roode rolls outside, but gets taken out as McIntyre flies outside with a plancha. McIntyre tosses Roode back in the ring and sets him up for The Claymore.
Roode catches McIntyre charging and hits a spine buster. McIntyre counters the Glorious DDT and gets a near fall rollup on Roode. McIntyre goes for a tilt a whirl, but Roode counters it and drills McIntyre with a Glorious DDT for a near fall. Roode hits a second Glorious DDT on McIntyre, keeps McIntyre hooked and goes for a third attempt. McIntyre counters the third attempt and drills Roode with The Claymore. McIntyre covers Roode and scores the pinfall to win the title.
Winner: Drew McIntyre, by pinfall, to win the NXT World Championship.

- After the match, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly suddenly hit the ring and distract McIntyre from the apron. McIntyre makes a move toward them but suddenly gets attacked from behind by.........ADAM COLE BAYYY BAYYY!! Cole, Fish and O'Reilly all triple team McIntyre and beat him down. Cole drills McIntyre with a super kick and celebrates with the NXT World Championship to end the show.