Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 2.28.15: #TNA Impact Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's this week's TNA Impact recap edition. Last week, MVP won the 20 Man Gauntlet and earned himself a TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match against Bobby Lashley, tonight. Rockstar Spud, Mark Andrews and Mr. Anderson shaved Tyrus' head. Newcomer, Grado, defeated his teacher, Al Snow. Drew Galloway made his TNA debut, taking out the Beat Down Clan with a lead pipe. Former rivals, Awesome Kong and Gail Kim went face to face. What will tonight's Impact have in store for us? Let's get to last night's recap as TNA visits Glasgow, Scotland.

- In Ring Segment with Kurt Angle: Angle is upset that he lost the 20 Man Gauntlet last week and than calls out Bobby Lashley. Lashley comes to the ring and goes face to face with Angle. Angle is confused as to why Lashley didn't help out last week, when the BDC attacked. Lashley said that was Angle's fight, not his and tonight his match with MVP is his fight and doesn't want Angle's help. Angle promises he won't help and hopes Lashley leaves still the TNA World Champion, tonight. Angle leaves the ring and out comes MVP and his Beat Down Clan. Samoa Joe says  MVP will make Lashley a former champion tonight. MVP says Lashley will get his ass laid out and the whole BDC will become the TNA World Champions, tonight.

- Ethan Carter III and Tyrus vs. Rockstar Spud and Mr. Anderson: Tyrus and Anderson trade punches. ECIII and Tyrus double team Anderson and knock Spud off the apron. Spud tags in and hits a shining wizard and the underdog on Tyrus. ECIII tries to get in the ring, but the referee orders him back. During the distraction, Anderson low blows Tyrus. Anderson hits the "Mic Check" on Tyrus and Spud covers and scores the pinfall.

- In Ring Segment with Taryn Terrell: Terrell says being TNA Knockouts Champion has been a dream and if Awesome Kong wants a shot, than come get it. Gail Kim comes out and goes face to face with Terrell. Kim says Terrell doesn't know what she's getting into, challenging the toughest woman in wrestling. Terrell says she's a fighter and she wants this. Kim understands and leaves the ring. Terrell celebrates in the ring, when the arena goes dark. The lights are back on and Awesome Kong is in the ring. Terrell lands some forearms and a drop kick on Kong. Kong takes out Terrell with a clothesline and then plants Terrell with the "Implant Buster". Kong holds up the TNA Knockouts Title as Terrell is left laid out.

- Backstage, Austin Aries, hints at a possible feast or fired briefcase cash in tonight on Lashley or MVP.

- Angelina Love and Robbie E vs. Brooke Tessmacher and Chris Melendez: Melendez hits a snap suplex on Robbie for a two count.  Love hits Brooke with punches and a fallaway slam for a near fall. Robbie is in and Brooke chases him around the ring. Love is back in and hits a neck breaker on Brooke for a near fall. Brooke is back on offense and hits a forearm and a flapjack on Love. Brooke goes to the top rope as Robbie tags himself in. Melendez tries to stop Robbie, but Robbie shoves Brooke off the top rope and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Ethan Carter III, busts into Rockstar Spud's dressing room with the electric razor turned on. Mr. Anderson makes the save but gets beat down by ECIII. Spud gets a small piece of ECIII's head shaved as Tyrus saves ECIII and pulls him out of the room to safety.

- Backstage, Gunner meets with Kurt Angle. Angle is packing and says he doesn't need this crap. Gunner talks up Angle as his hero and Angle was the reason he got into wrestling. Gunner slaps Angle in the face for motivation like Angle did to Gunner a few weeks back.

- In Ring Segment with Austin Aries: Aries brags about having the feast or fired briefcase and again hints at cashing in tonight. Samoa Joe interrupts and says he can stop Aries from ever cashing in. Aries wants to know where the old Joe is, the one that feared no man and served no man. Instead he sees a Joe that rubs MVP's feet. Joe says he's going to snap Aries' neck and heads to the ring. Aries decides to meet Joe halfway, hits a suicide dive on Joe and we have an impromptu match.

- Austin Aries vs. Samoa Joe: Aries is in control and hits a charging elbow. Joe blocks the brain buster and sends Aries to the floor with a boot. Joe stomps on Aries in the corner, hits an atomic drop, a boot and a senton for a near fall. Aries sends Joe to the floor and hits another suicide dive. Aries hits a missile drop kick and the IED. Joe blocks a suplex and applies a full nelson. Joe goes for the "Muscle Buster" but Aries counters into the "Last Chancery" submission. Kenny King grabs Aries' briefcase but Aries throws Joe into the briefcase. Aries hits a crucifix bomb and than hits a 450 splash from the top rope on Joe to score the pinfall.

- After The Match: Kenny King and Low Ki join Samoa Joe and beat down Aries. The BDC place Aries on a table and Joe senton splashes Aries right through the table.

- Backstage, Bobby Lashley is going to prove that MVP didn't make him.

- Backstage, MVP congratulates Eric Young on his win over Tommy Dreamer last week. MVP says his match with Lashley is a No DQ match and "Anyone" can get involved. MVP also reminds EY of how Lashley took the title from him over the summer.

- Rampage Brown vs Naom Dar: Bram comes to the ring as soon as the match starts and beats down Brown and Dar. Bram hits "Impaler" DDT's on both men. Bram calls out Magnus and dares him to step in the ring. Grado comes out to the ring instead and talks trash to Bram. Bram swings at Grado, but Grado ducks and lands punches of his own. Bram finally lands a punch on Grado and lays him out with an "Impaler" DDT.

- "TNA World Heavyweight Championship, No DQ Match": Bobby Lashley (c) vs. MVP: MVP and Lashley trade punches. Lashley takes down MVP, who rolls to the floor and Lashley follows. The BDC try to help MVP on the outside, but the referee ejects Low Ki from ringside. The referee gets distracted again, allowing Samoa Joe to choke Lashley. Lashley fights back but gets tossed to the floor. Kenny King lands a series of stomps on Lashley and MVP gets a near fall. Lashley hits a couple clotheslines and a spine buster for a near fall. Lashley goes for the spear but Kenny King grabs Lashley's leg. MVP hits a suplex than goes for the "Drive By". Lashley counters and spears MVP, taking out the referee too.
Eric Young hits the ring and beats down Lashley with a steel chair. EY goes for the piledriver but Bobby Roode hits the ring. EY and Roode brawl up the ramp as Lashley hits a neck breaker on MVP. Lashley power slams MVP but King pulls the referee out of the ring before he can count. Samoa Joe attacks Lashley until Gunner hits the ring and chases off Joe. MVP hits the "Playmaker" on Lashley than goes to use the steel chair. Drew Galloway hits the ring and stops MVP and sets Lashley up to hit the spear on MVP. Lashley covers and scores the pinfall. Bobby Lashley retains the TNA World Title as Impact closes out.

And that wraps up this weeks TNA Impact, till next time, tap or snap.


Friday, February 27, 2015

TV Weekend 2.27 - 2.28

By @nevaRWilliams

Last Man Standing (FRI, ABC, 8pm)
World's Funniest Fails (FRI, FOX, 8pm)
The Amazing Race (FRI, CBS, 8pm)
Heart Of Dixie (FRI, The CW, 8pm)
Cold Justice (FRI, TNT, 8pm)
Cristela (FRI, ABC, 8:30pm)

iMPACT Wrestling (FRI, Destination America, 9pm)
New Japan Pro Wrestling (FRI, AXS TV, 9pm)
12 Monkeys (FRI, SyFy, 9pm)
Glee (FRI, FOX, 9pm)
Hawaii Five-O (FRI, CBS, 9pm)

VICE Special Report: Killing Cancer (FRI, HBO, 10pm)
Helix (FRI, SyFy, 10pm)
Banshee (FRI, Showtime, 10pm)


Black Sails (SAT, Starz, 9pm)
Saturday Night Live, Dakota Johnson, Alabama Shakes (SAT, NBC, 11:30pm)


Cavaliers @ Pacers (FRI, FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)
Heat @ Pelicans (FRI, ESPN, 8pm)
Thunder @ Trail Blazers (FRI, ESPN, 10:30pm)

Kobe Bryant's Muse (SAT, Showtime, 9pm)
Spurs @ Suns (SAT, NBA TV, 9pm)

Ohio @ Akron (FRI, ESPNU, 8pm)
Valparaiso @ Cleveland State (FRI, ESPNU, 10pm)

Georgetown @ St. John's (SAT, CBS, 12pm)
Michigan @ Maryland (SAT, ESPN, 12pm)
Louisville @ Florida State (SAT, ESPN 2, 12pm)
Missouri @ Georgia (SAT, ESPNU, 12pm)

Villanova @ Xavier (SAT, FOX, 2pm)
North Carolina @ Miami (SAT, CBS, 2pm)
Northern Iowa @ Wichita State (SAT, ESPN, 2pm)
Cincinnati @ Tulane (SAT, ESPNews, 2pm)
TCU @ Oklahoma (SAT, ESPNU, 2pm)
Dayton @ VCU (SAT, ESPN 2, 2pm)

Arkansas @ Kentucky (SAT, CBS, 4pm)
Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech (SAT, ESPNews, 4pm)
West Virginia @ Baylor (SAT, ESPNU, 4pm)
Iowa State @ Kansas State (SAT, ESPN 2, 4pm)
Texas @ Kansas (SAT, ESPN, 5pm)

Tennessee @ Florida (SAT, ESPN2, 6pm)
Syracuse @ Duke (SAT, ESPN, 7pm)
Boise State @ San Diego State (SAT, ESPN 2, 8pm)
Arizona @ Utah (SAT, ESPN, 9pm)
BYU @ Gonzaga (SAT, ESPN 2, 10pm)

XFINITY Series: Atlanta (SAT, FOX Sports 1, 2pm)
Camping World Truck Series (SAT, FOX Sports 1, 5:30pm)

Blackhawks @ Lightning (FRI, NHL Network, 7:30pm)

Devils @ Blue Jackets (SAT, FOX Sports Ohio, 5pm)
Maple Leafs @ Canadiens (SAT, NHL Network, 7pm)
Rangers @ Flyers (SAT, NBC, 8pm)

Honda Classic, Third Round (SAT, NBC, 3pm)

Bellator MMA Live: British Invasion 134 (FRI, SPIKE, 9pm)
Friday Night Fights (FRI, ESPN 2, 9pm)
Golden Boy LIVE Boxing: Randy Caballero vs. Alberto Guevara (FRI, FOX Sports 1, 10:30pm)
UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - Prelims (SAT, FOX Sports 1, 8pm)

English Premier League Soccer (SAT, NBC, 12:30pm)
World of X Games: Air & Style, Los Angeles (SAT, ABC, 3pm)
Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular (SAT, ABC, 4pm)

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 2.27.15: #SmackDown Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. Today's edition is your Smackdown recap from last night's show. Smackdown was in Atlanta, Georgia this week. The road to Wrestlemania continues with the first Smackdown show after this past Sunday's WWE Fast Lane. What feuds would we see setting up on the road to Wrestlemania? Let's get to the recap. 

- In Ring Segment with Daniel Bryan: Bryan talks about missed opportunities, the fans standing behind him, the "Yes Movement" being stronger than ever and has huge plans for this year. Bad News Barrett cuts off Bryan and calls him a loser, just like Dean Ambrose, who is a thief. Ambrose comes out and immediately attacks Barrett. Bryan picks up the WWE Intercontinental Championship and holds it as Ambrose and Barrett brawl. Barrett demands Bryan to hand it to him. Bryan looks as if he is, when suddenly Ambrose starts landing punches on Barrett. Ambrose grabs Barrett's I-C Title and leaves with it again.

- Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz: Miz goes for a knee on Ambrose, but Ambrose floats over and rolls Miz up for a near fall. Miz lands a neck breaker on Ambrose and gets a near fall. Miz mat wrestles until Ambrose fires back with punches, a splash and a bulldog. Bad News Barrett comes out to the ring and grabs his stolen I-C Title. Ambrose stops Barrett and knocks Barrett to the floor. Miz goes for the "Skull Crushing Finale" but Ambrose counters and hits "Dirty Deeds". Ambrose scores the pinfall as Barrett runs off, back in possession of his I-C Title.

- Backstage, Bad News Barrett says Ambrose and Daniel Bryan aren't worthy of his I-C Title and he will not let it out of his sight now.

- Nattie Neidhart (w/Tyson Kidd and Cesaro) vs Naomi (w/The Usos): Naomi with an early near fall. Mat wrestling by the divas as Nattie applies a leg lock. Naomi hits a splash on Nattie, slowing Nattie down. Nattie catches a knee in the face and Kidd checks on her. Jimmy Uso won't allow it, as he lands a kick on Kidd. Cesaro and Jey Uso step in now and Cesaro catches a kick in the face by Jey. Nattie appears to have injured her leg as the referee checks on her. Naomi makes the mistake of letting Nattie rest, as Nattie gets up and nails a clothesline on Naomi. Nattie covers and scores the pinfall.

- In Ring Segment with Rusev and Lana: Lana says an American champion stands tall with pride and doesn't agree to anyone's terms, and John Cena has no right asking for a rematch, because he lost. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the couple a email, which they read. Rusev says he'll fight anyone but Cena because he's already crushed Cena. Jack Swagger cuts off the Russian couple. Swagger says Rusev must be scared to fight Cena again and Rusev is surrounded by real American's (WWE Fans). Swagger starts a "We The People" chant and attacks Rusev. Swagger hits a couple punches and a clothesline on Rusev. Rusev slows down Swagger with a kick. Rusev unloads with a couple more kicks, a thrust kick and then locks Swagger in "The Accolade". Rusev applies the pressure and refuses to let up until Swagger passes out.

- Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett: Bryan mat wrestles then works on Barrett's knees. Barrett hits the "Winds Of Change" on Bryan then tosses Bryan to the floor. Barrett mat wrestles Bryan next until Bryan returns fire. Bryan lands knees and stiff kicks for a near fall. Barrett gets paranoid and looks around for his I-C Title. Bryan sends Barrett to the floor and hits the suicide dive. Barrett crotches Bryan on the ropes. Barrett goes for "Wasteland" but Bryan counters into the "Yes Lock" submission. R-Truth sneaks in, grabs Barrett's I-C Title and runs off with it. Barrett goes for the "Bullhammer" but Bryan counters and hits the running knee. Bryan covers and scores the pinfall.

- After the match: Barrett is pissed as his I-C Title is gone again. We see Truth, backstage, running into Dean Ambrose. Truth tells Ambrose he just won the title. Ambrose asks for it and Truth gives it to Ambrose.

- In Ring Promo: Curtis Axel debuts the #Axelmania clock and says it has now been over 32 days and Axel still has not been eliminated from the Royal Rumble.

- Fandango (w/Rosa Mendes) vs. Curtis Axel: Axel attacks Fandango as the bell sounds and lands stomps on Fandango. Axel tosses Fandango over the top rope, points at the Wrestlemania sign and continues to claim to have not been eliminated from the Royal Rumble. Fandango is back in, attacks Axel and goes on offense. Fandango hits a sit down slam then climbs the ropes. Fandango hits the top rope leg drop on Axel, covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Damien Sandow is filming a commercial when The Miz interrupts. Miz says Sandow is terrible and mocks Sandow. The director offers Miz a spot in the commercial and Miz accepts before finding out what it's for.

- Adam Rose vs. Goldust: Rose goes on offense and traps Goldust in the corner. Rose lands corner punches. Goldust returns the favor with a few chops and then hits a power slam on Rose for a near fall. Goldust whips Rose into the corner but Rose counters and climbs to the top rope. Goldust dodges a Rose flying knee and hits the "Director's Cut" on Rose. Goldust covers and scores the pinfall. Goldust celebrates after the match, until one of Rose's Rosebuds attack him. The Rosebud reveals himself to be Stardust. Stardust unloads punches on his brother, Goldust. Stardust leaves Goldust laid out after hitting "Dark Matter" before leaving.

- "Six Man Tag Match": Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan vs. Seth Rollins, Big Show and Kane: Rowan hits a rolling elbow on Kane for a near fall. Ziggler is in and hits Kane with some punches, a drop toe hold, a drop kick and a headlock. Rollins is in and Ziggler goes for the "Famasser" but Rollins dodges it and knocks down Ziggler. Show, Kane and Rollins take control and work over Ziggler with a camel clutch, a headlock, a boot and some punches. Rollins gets a near fall on Ziggler. Show is in and lands a splash on Ziggler for a near fall. Ziggler hits the "Famasser" and finally tags in Rowan. Kane uppercuts Rowan but Ziggler takes out Kane with a slam.
Ryback is in and takes out Rollins with shoulder blocks. Ryback unloads on Rollins, lands a belly to belly, press slams Rollins, then hits a "Meat Hook" clothesline. Ryback fights off Mercury and Noble, who try to interfere. Ryback goes for "Shell Shock" but Show stops it. Rowan and Show brawl on the floor. Ziggler hits "Zig Zag" on Kane. Rollins goes for the "Curb Stomp" but Ziggler counters with a super kick. Ryback plants Rollins with the "Shell Shock", covers and scores the pinfall. Smackdown closes out with Ziggler, Rowan and Ryback celebrating.

And that's this week's Smackdown. Have a great weekend, till next time, tap or snap.


Leadoff with Lee 2.27.15 #AdrianPeterson #DezBryant #Browns #CBJ #EarlLloyd

By @cleeverizon

- A judge had overturned the NFL's ruling and reinstated Adrian Peterson Thursday afternoon. Within a hour of the ruling, the NFL has appealed the court decision and will keep open the option to go through the CBA appeal process too.  In the meantime, Peterson has returned to exempt list. Peterson could be traded to another team as soon as March 10.

- The Dallas Cowboys are expected to franchise wide receiver Dez Bryant if a long term deal can't be reached. But a alleged video tape has emerged between Bryant and his girlfriend in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Dallas police have said they have no video of what took place in the parking lot. But I have found out that ESPN has footage and is ready to roll with the package as soon as new infotainment is available. I do find it strange that a Cowboys owned media group was the first source to report this. But here is the police report. You be the judge. 

- Yesterday morning it seemed as if the Buffalo Bills were negotiating a contract for free agent quarterback Josh McCown . As of late last night, league sources indicated that the Browns are still in the fold to sign him. McCown is expected to make a decision sometime Friday.

- Buster Skrine is expected to command anywhere from about $5 to $7 million dollars a year in free agency. The Browns are interested in resigning the cornerback. Skrine will wait until March 10th when free agency starts to determine what his actual market value is . As a restricted free agent the Browns can match any offer made to him by any other team.

- The Falcons have released RB Steven Jackson, the move will save the Falcons 3.7m against the salary cap this season. Since the emergence of quarterback Matt Ryan, Jackson wasn't relied upon as the number one back as he was in St.Louis. Jackson should be able to make it to someone's training camp. But the question is, does he have what it takes to return to the fantasy football dominance he once had?  

- The Columbus Blue Jackets traded forward Nathan Horton to Toronto for forward David Clarkson. Clarkson, 30, signed a 7-year, $36.75 million contract with Toronto in 2013, but hasn't become the impact player that they expected. Horton, 29, has been on the Jackets non-roster injury list for most of the season with a threatening back injury.

- The Florida Panthers acquired Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils for two draft picks, one in 2015 and one in 2016. Jagr has 11 goals and 18 assists in 57 games for New Jersey this season. Jagr is sixth in NHL history with 716 gores, seventh with 1,068 assists and fifth with 1,784 points in 1,530 career regular season games. Over his 22 years in the NHL, he has played for Pittsburgh, Washington, New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston and New Jersey.

- The winner of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight on May 2 will be given a new belt. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman says he would like it "to have emeralds or platinum." If boxers are allowed to keep the belt, I would just retire after the fight.

- Finally and sadly, NBA pioneer and first African-American to play in the NBA Earl Lloyd died Thursday at the age of 86. Lloyd came into the league in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, debuting before Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper. Along with helping the Syracuse Nationals win the 1955 NBA title, Lloyd averaged 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 560 games played, over nine season with Washington, Syracuse and Detroit. He served in the U.S. Army during the 1951-52 season, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 as a contributor. Thank you Earl Lloyd for EVERYTHING you have done.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TV Tonight 2.26

By @nevaRWilliams

Warriors @ Cavaliers (TNT/FOX Sports Ohio, 8pm)
Thunder @ Suns (TNT, 10:30pm)

Nebraska @ Ohio State (ESPN, 7pm)
Vanderbilt @ Tennessee (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Minnesota @ Michigan State (Big Ten, 7pm)
Arizona @ Colorado (ESPN, 9pm)
SMU @ Memphis (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Rutgers # Purdue (ESPNU, 9pm)

Canadiens @ Blue Jackets (FOX Sports Cincinnati, 7pm)
Wild @ Predators (NBC Sports, 8:30pm)


WWE SmackDown (SyFy, 8pm)
The Slap (NBC, 8pm)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 8pm)
American Idol (FOX, 8pm)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8pm)
The Odd Couple (CBS, 8:30pm)

The Blacklist (NBC, 9pm)
How To Get Away With Murder SEASON FINALE (ABC, 9pm)
Backstrom (FOX, 9pm)
Party Down South SEASON 4 PREMIERE (CMT, 9pm)

Vikings (History Channel, 10pm)
Archer (FX, 10pm)
Allegiance (NBC, 10pm)
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC, 10pm)
The Victoria's Secret Swim Special (CBS, 10pm)
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (MTV, 10pm)
Ridiculousness (MTV, 10:30pm)

Broke A$$ Game Show (MTV, 11pm)

Leadoff with Lee 2.25.15 #Browns #McCown #Kane #JoshHamilton

By @cleeverizon

- Josh McCown visited the Browns Tuesday & Wednesday. But before we get to excited about signing McCown, he also visited with Bills last week and met Bears & Jets at combine. However Josh McCown will make his decision on a team possibly in a few days. The Browns are in the running. And he wants  to talk things over with family. It sounds as if the Browns have offered him a contract.

He would be a good transition quarterback for the Browns as they prepare their future signal caller whomever that maybe. Even though I would rather have Sam Bradford who the Rams maybe be willing to part with for a 3rd round pick or future conditional 1st or 2nd round pick depending on Bradford's play and health. But the Browns will need to find out the punishment that he NFL will issue for "TextGate" before they can even dip their feet into those waters.

- Looks like the quarterback situation is going to get interesting, per Pro Football Talk the Browns Ray Farmer & Brian Hoyer are set to meet. It's a safe assumption they will be talking about the "TextGate" situation and both sides will determine where to go from there.

- The Browns are also rumored to be interested in Buccaneers free agent DE Adrian Clayborn. He's had 13 sacks in 4 years in the NFL but was hurt in 2012 and 2014. His rookie year in 2011 he has 7.5 sacks and started all 16 games. Most recently in 2013 he has 5.5 sacks and 16 games started. He suffered a torn bicep cost him his 2014 season. Despite his two season ending injuries Clayborn has produced on the field. Cleveland needs help on the defensive line and would be ready to play right away rather than sit like a rookie would.

- NFL sources have indicated that free agent wide receiver Cecil Shorts and the Browns have mutual interest with each other. Shorts would provide a big target as he is 6'0, 200lbs and would allow Andrew Hawkins and/or Miles Austin to play their natural slot position.

- Sources close to Browns tight end Jordan Cameron have said he is not interested in resigning with the team and will test the free agent market.

- The Packers released LB AJ Hawk, their 2006 first-round pick. It saves them $3.5M this year, which comes off their cap.  He ranks No. 1 in franchise history with 1,118 tackles.

- The Detroit Lions have parted ways with RB Reggie Bush.  

- Bulls announce Derrick Rose will undergo surgery after an MRI revealed medial meniscus tear in right knee and will be out indefinitely. The Bulls have paid Derrick Rose $944,608 for each game he has played in over the last 3 seasons (56 games).

- LeBron James set the all-time NBA record for assists by a forward, with 6,136 passing Scottie Pippen (6,135).

- Kendrick Perkins officially signed with the Cavs Tuesday, his Cleveland salary will be $443.068 for the remainder of the season with a salary-cap number of $279,975.

- Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane is expected to miss 12 weeks after undergoing surgery of his left clavicle. The Florida Panthers' Alex Petrovic cross checked Kane in the lower back which led Kane to be slammed into the boards, causing the fracture. The regular season ends April 11, with the playoffs starting a week later. Kane would be expected to miss the start of the playoffs with hope that he could return in the Western Conference finals, should Chicago reach that far.

- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could be facing some discipline from Major League Baseball after revealing that he's had a drug related relapse which may have included but not limited to cocaine use. Hamiltion is currently undergoing rehab after his shoulder surgery earlier this month and is expected out until at least May. That could change now, obviously. Hamilton signed a 5-year, $125 million deal with the Angels before the 2013 season.

- Former St. Louis Ram Michael Sam and Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin have joined the cast of the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

- The city of Inglewood, CA has approved the "Hollywood Park" stadium plan project to build a Los Angeles based NFL stadium for the St. Louis Rams. The unanimously approved project would build a $1.86 billion, 80,000 seat stadium adjacent to the multi-use redevelopment at the old Hollywood Park racetrack. Workers could potentially start building by the end of 2015.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TV Tonight 2.25

By @nevaRWilliams

Clippers @ Rockets (ESPN, 8pm)
Spurs @ Trail Blazers (ESPN, 10:30pm)

Penguins @ Capitals (NBC Sports, 8pm)

Connecticut @ East Carolina (ESPNU, 7pm)
VCU @ Richmond (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Virginia @ Wake Forest (STO, 7pm)
Central Florida @ Cincinnati (CBS SportsNet, 7:30pm)
Marquette @ Butler (FOX Sports 1, 8pm)
Tulane @ Tulsa (ESPNews, 8pm)
Texas Tech @ TCU (FOX Sports Ohio, 8pm)
Baylor @ Iowa State (ESPNU, 9pm)
Duke @ Virginia Tech (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Florida State @ Miami (STO, 9pm)
Oregon @ California (ESPNU, 11pm)
Washington @ UCLA (ESPN 2, 11pm)


Arrow (The CW, 8pm)
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC, 8pm)
The Middle (ABC, 8pm)
American Idol (FOX, 8pm)
Survivor Worlds Apart SEASON PREMIERE (CBS, 8pm)
Mob Wives (VH1, 8pm)
Lucha Underground (El Rey, 8pm)
The Goldbergs (ABC, 8:30pm)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 9pm)
Modern Family (ABC, 9pm)
Empire (FOX, 9pm)
The 100 (The CW, 9pm)
Top Chef (Bravo, 9pm)
Blackish (ABC, 9:30pm)
The Amazing Race SEASON PREMIERE (CBS, 9:30pm)

Chicago PD (NBC, 10pm)
Nashville (ABC, 10pm)
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FXX, 10pm)
The Americans (FX, 10pm)
Catfish: The TV Show SEASON PREMIERE (MTV, 10pm)
Hindsight (VH1, 10pm)
Suits (USA, 10pm)
Workaholics (Comedy Central, 10pm)
Man Seeking Woman (FXX, 10:30pm)
Broad City (Comedy Central, 10:30pm)

Guy Code (MTV 2, 11pm)

#WCW 2.25.15: Rachel Hilbert (@rachel_hil)

By @nevaRWilliams

WCW: Lauren Pisciotta
WCW: Samantha Hoopes
WCW: Nina Agdal
WCW: Charlotte McKinney
WCW: Olivia Munn
WCW: Kattya Heredia
WCW: Alexandra Daddario

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TV Tonight 2.24

By @nevaRWilliams

Cavaliers @ Pistons (FOX Sports Ohio, 7:30pm)
Pacers @ Thunder (NBA TV, 8pm)

Sabres @ Blue Jackets (FOX Sports Cincinnati, 7pm)
Flyers @ Hurricanes (NBC Sports, 7pm)

Wisconsin @ Maryland (ESPN, 7pm)
LSU @ Auburn (ESPNU, 7pm)
Texas @ West Virginia (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Providence @ Villanova (FOX Sports 1, 7pm)

Texas A&M @ Arkansas (ESPN, 9pm)
Boston College @ Pittsburgh (ESPNU, 9pm)
Creighton @ DePaul (FOX Sports 1, 9pm)
UNLV @ Utah State (CBS SportsNet, 9:30pm)


The Voice (NBC, 8pm)
Fresh Off The Boat (ABC, 8pm)
MasterChef SEASON FINALE (FOX, 8pm)
NCIS (CBS, 8pm)
Repeat After Me (ABC, 8:30pm)

Marvel's Agent Carter SEASON FINALE(ABC, 9pm)
New Girl (FOX, 9pm)
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, 9pm)
Face Off (SyFy, 9pm)
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 9pm)
The Mindy Project (FOX, 9:30pm)

Parks And Recreation SERIES FINALE (NBC, 10pm)
Gangland Undercover SERIES PREMIERE (History, 10pm)
Justified (FX, 10pm)
The Real World: Skeletons (MTV, 10pm)
Forever (ABC, 10pm)
Person Of Interest (CBS, 10pm)
Chopped (Food Network, 10pm)
Perception (TNT, 10pm)
Framework (SPIKE, 10pm)
Tosh.0 (Comedy Central, 10pm)
Cougar Town (TBS, 10:30pm)
Kroll Show (Comedy Central, 10:30pm)

The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II (MTV, 11pm)

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 2.24.15: #RAW Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's the RAW recap from last night's show. RAW took place live in Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight's RAW will be the fallout of what happened at Fast Lane and we begin the build-up towards the Super Bowl of Wrestling, Wrestlemania 31. Let's get to last night's recap.

- In Ring Segment with Randy Orton: Orton blames Seth Rollins for almost ending his career four months ago and tells him to get his ass out to the ring now. Triple H, Stephanie, Big Show and Kane come out instead. Stephanie welcomes Orton back and says he is her choice as the face of the WWE. Orton wants nothing to do with The Authority anymore and is going to bash in Rollins' head. Stephanie is confident Orton will forgive Rollins and The Authority are willing to forgive Orton. Orton is offered an Authority spot again, but Orton says he'd rather kick ass than kiss ass. Show tries to talk Orton into coming back, by saying it was the best decision Show ever made. Stephanie tells Orton he's not a good guy and never has been one. Stephanie offers Orton to listen to The Authority and come back home. The Authority leave the ring, but are stopped by Orton. Orton says he'll join their business meeting later and listen to what they have to say.

- In Ring Promo: Bad News Barrett calls Dean Ambrose a thief and wants his WWE Intercontinental Championship back.

- Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett: R-Truth is on commentary for this one. Barrett with a near fall, early. Ziggler lands a neck breaker and an elbow drop for a near fall. Barrett hits a kick, some punches and hits a running knee for two. Barrett with more blows and irish whips Ziggler into the corner for a near fall. Ziggler makes a comeback and hits mounted corner punches on Barrett. Ziggler counters "Wasteland" with a DDT and a near fall. Barrett hits a power bomb for a near fall. Ziggler ducks a "Bullhammer" and gets a near fall rollup. Barrett blocks the "Famasser". Barrett hits the "Winds of Change" for a near fall. Ziggler hits a super kick. Barrett goes for "Wasteland" but Ziggler counters with another near fall rollup. Barrett missed a charge and kisses the turn buckle. Ziggler hits "Zig Zag" and finally scores the pinfall.

- After the Match: Dean Ambrose appears with Barrett's WWE Intercontinental Championship. Ambrose trash talks Barrett as Ziggler walks past Ambrose. Ziggler eye balls Ambrose and the Intercontinental Championship. Ambrose leaves still with the I-C Title in his possession.

- Backstage Segment with The Authority and Randy Orton: Stephanie thanks all for attending and Rollins can't believe they are letting Orton come back. Stephanie asks if Rollins has a problem and if not then to stand down. Rollins asks how can they trust Orton again. Stephanie asks Orton if he wants to move forward with The Authority. Orton shakes Rollins hand and it's announced that Orton and Rollins will face Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, later.

- Titus O'Neil and Darren Young vs. The Ascension: The Ascension double team Young in the corner. Viktor hits some chops and a suplex for a two count. The Ascension hit a double shoulder for a two count. Young hits a clothesline and a belly to belly but gets his tag blocked. The Ascension hit another double team move and get a near fall. Titus gets in the ring and takes himself and Konnor to the floor. Young rolls up Viktor from behind and scores the pinfall. The Ascension suffer their first loss on the main roster.

- After the Match: The Ascension beat down Titus and Young and finish Young off with the "Fall Of Man".

- In Ring Segment with Roman Reigns: Reigns talks about winning the Royal Rumble, beating Daniel Bryan at Fast Lane and knows everyone was rooting for Bryan. Bryan's music hits and out comes Bryan. Bryan says Reigns deserved the shot at Lesnar but Bryan boo'ed inside just like the fans. Bryan talks about what doubts he had about Reigns and how Reigns had proved him wrong. Bryan congratulated Reigns and they shake hands. Bryan tells Reigns they'll team together later and tells him to beat Brock Lesnar's ass at Wrestlemania. Bryan leaves but then out comes Paul Heyman. Heyman congratulates Reigns and actually talks Reigns up as being the next big thing in WWE. Heyman says Reigns, however, is the right guy, in the right place, but at the wrong time. Reigns will be fighting a beast that Reigns can't slay, or conquer and Lesnar will leave Wrestlemania, still WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Reigns says respect is going out the window and it's not about beating Lesnar, it's about how Reigns will do it. The segment ends with Reigns telling Heyman to "Believe That".

- "WWE World Tag Team Championship Match": Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (c) vs. The Usos: Jimmy near fall on Cesaro, early. Kidd and Cesaro try to double team, but Jimmy gets another near fall. Jimmy gets dumped to the floor and Kidd leaps at both Usos. The Usos catch Kidd and dump him into the barricade. Jey is in and hits a top rope cross body on Kidd for a near fall. Kidd off the top rope with an elbow but catches Jey's knees. Cesaro is in and gets a near fall. Cesaro "Cesaro Swing" on Jey and Kidd gets a near fall. Cesaro and Jey trade punches on the top turn buckle as Kidd tags in. Jey slams Cesaro off the turn buckle then hits the "Superfly Splash". Kidd hits an elbow drop on Jey, breaking up the illegal pinfall and gets a near fall of his own. Jey misses the corner splash and Kidd tries to cheat and use the ropes for a leverage pinfall, but Naomi shoves Kidd's legs off. Nattie Neidhart takes out Naomi and then crotches Jey on the ropes, causing the DQ. Kidd and Cesaro retain the WWE World Tag Team Championship. After the match, Naomi takes out Nattie for revenge.

- Backstage, Miz is pissed about lint on his jacket. Miz says he needs to win the Andre The Giant battle royal. Sandow thanks Miz for firing him, because Sandow has been getting phone calls for stunt double jobs.

- Backstage, Bray Wyatt says he's finishing the job at Wrestlemania, he knows Undertaker is afraid, but there is no reason to hide. Bray wants Taker to find him.

- Stardust vs. Jack Swagger: Stardust unloads on Swagger in the corner. Swagger goes after Stardust's knee. Stardust counters a "Swagger Bomb" and goes for the "Disaster Kick". Swagger catches Stardust and locks in the "Patriot Lock" submission. Stardust makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Stardust regains offense and works over Swagger. Goldust's music hits and out comes Stardust's brother. Stardust gets distracted by Goldust and Swagger reapplies the "Patriot Lock". Stardust ends up tapping out. 

- In Ring Segment with John Cena: Cena says Rusev took him to the limit and for the first time Rusev was close to defeat. Cena has no problem losing, but hates Rusev parading around like a hero. Cena proved Rusev's a coward. Rusev's music hits and Rusev and Lana interrupt Cena. Lana says Cena failed at Fast Lane and like all Americans, Cena gave up. Lana praises Rusev as Rusev takes the mic. Rusev says he broke Cena, it's his time now and nobody can beat him. Rusev wants Cena to admit that Rusev and Russia are the superior. Cena says Rusev is no hero, he's garbage and it's time to take out the trash. Cena vows to kick Rusev's ass and bring home the United States Championship at Wrestlemania 31. Rusev refuses to give Cena a rematch. The Russian Flag drops down behind Cena to end the segment.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins, Mercury and Noble confront Randy Orton. Orton tells Rollins to dismiss his pets. Mercury and Noble leave and Rollins talks with Orton. Orton says he'll never forget what happened with Rollins but they have to do what's best for business. Rollins says that's great that they can forget about the past and they shake hands.

- Paige and Emma vs. The Bella Twins: Paige is fired up and forced to calm down by Emma. Paige yells at Nikki for being a cheater at Fast Lane. Brie shoves Paige off the apron and hits her finisher on Emma to score the pinfall. After the match, Paige goes after Brie, but gets laid out by Nikki.

- The Bushwhackers are announced to be put in the 2015 Hall of Fame.

- In Ring Promo: Curtis Axel says he still was never eliminated from the Royal Rumble and should be going to Wrestlemania. Axel is entering the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. Ryback interrupts, says he's entering the Andre The Giant Battle Royal too.

- Curtis Axel vs. Ryback: Axel gets the upper hand on Ryback and beats him into the ropes. Axel lands more punches, kicks and rakes the forehead. Ryback hits the "Meat Hook" on Axel. Ryback lifts Axel and lands "Shell Shock" next. Ryback covers and scores the pinfall.

- Seth Rollins and Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan: Bryan with mat wrestling on Rollins. Reigns and Orton are in next with Reigns hitting a shoulder, but Orton retaliates with a drop kick. Orton works over Reigns until Reigns hits a clothesline and tags in Bryan. Bryan and Orton go back and forth until Orton tags in Rollins. Bryan dumps Rollins to the floor and sets Rollins up for a suicide dive. Orton grabs Rollins out of the way and Bryan stops himself. Reigns is in and gets beat down at ringside, giving Orton the advantage. Rollins is in and works over Reigns until Reigns hits a side slam on Rollins. Bryan tags in, knocks Orton to the floor and unloads stiff kicks on Rollins.
Rollins ducks a kick and rolls up Bryan for a near fall. Bryan counters into the "Yes Lock" submission but Orton breaks it up. Reigns takes out Orton to the floor. Rollins dumps Reigns to the floor. Bryan dumps Rollins to the floor, then hits a suicide dive on Rollins. Mercury and Noble distract Bryan and Rollins crotches Bryan on the ropes. Rollins near fall on Bryan. Orton hits uppercuts and head butts on Bryan in the corner, until the referee tells him to stop. Orton goes for a superplex but Bryan head butts Orton off. Bryan misses the top rope diving head butt. Reigns and Rollins are both tagged in and Reigns hits a flying forearm and corner strikes.
Reigns hits the "Superman Punch" on Mercury, who gets on the apron. Orton is tagged in and hits the power slam on Reigns. Orton goes for the hanging DDT, but Rollins tags himself in, not pleasing Orton. Orton looks like he's walking off as Reigns counters the "Curb Stomp" with a "Superman Punch". Bryan tags himself in and hits the running knee on Rollins. Bryan covers and scores the pinfall.

- After the Match: Kane tries to calm down Orton. Orton gets in the ring and walks up to Rollins. Orton hits Noble with an "RKO", then helps up Rollins. Orton stares down Rollins before leaving and RAW closes out.

And that's a wrap on this week's RAW results, till next time tap or snap.