It's the Weekend 3 Count, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. The W3C, brings you news and rumors going on around the wrestling world. Whether it's WWE, NXT, TNA, GFW, ROH, Lucha Underground or the independent wrestling scene, I'll talk about it.
- In case you missed Elimination Chamber, head back, read my recap and read about Ryback winning his first singles title. Ryback won the Elimination Chamber to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
- Paul Heyman is expected to return to WWE TV after Money In The Bank. Heyman is expected to build up Brock Lesnar's return.
- Speaking of Samoa Joe, here is some not very good news. Joe was wrestling Tyson Kidd this past week in a dark match. Joe delivered his trademarked "Musclebuster" on Kidd, however, Kidd took the bump wrong and suffered a spinal cord injury. Kidd is expected to be out several months, rehabbing the neck injury and hoping to avoid surgery.
- NXT superstar Sami Zayn recently finished up with surgery on his shoulder. His target return might be early fall of this year.
- WWE recently signed two international superstars to the company. Triple H announced the signings of two Indian performers by the names of Lovepreet Sangha and Satender. Both men will report to the WWE Performance Center and prepare for their future NXT debut.
*** TNA News ***
- This past week on TNA Impact, Rockstar Spud, officially vacated his TNA X-Division Championship and cashed it in for a TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match, against Kurt Angle, at Destination X this coming week.
- TNA announced a new tv deal with Italy. Italy will broadcast TNA Impact, past Impact episodes and also show Slammiversary and Bound for Glory on Nuvolari TV.
- Bad news for GFW. TNA's Tyrus (George Murdoch Jr.) announced that he will not be working the Global Force Wrestling events as advertised. Tyrus stated on his Twitter that it was due to contractual obligations. Many feel that TNA President, Dixie Carter and GFW President, Jeff Jarrett, still have ill feelings toward each other, which caused the issue.
- GFW President, Jeff Jarrett, was recently asked his opinion on ROH and TNA both being on Destination America. Jarrett stated that it was great for the wrestling business to have two different shows on the same channel, cause it was like that back in the 70's and it made wrestling great.
- GFW announced by Twitter, Luke Gallows' wife, Amber "Bullet Babe" Gallows has been added to the GFW roster.
- In case you missed it, Ring Of Honor made their Destination America debut this past Wednesday.
- The debut episode of ROH brought in 163,000 viewers in their first night on Destination America.
- Destination America and ROH are currently in talks to possibly bring live televised ROH shows to the network.
*** Lucha Underground News ***
- Former ECW World Champion, Ezekiel Jackson, who now goes by Rycklon in LU, was interviewed recently. Big Zeke talked about WWE, TNA and his current run in LU. You can read that interview HERE.
- Former WWE superstar, Rey Mysterio, will be facing former TNA wrestler, Amazing Red, on August 21st for the House of Glory wrestling promotion.
- Former TNA Knockout, Traci Brooks, will be making her final pro wrestling appearance on July 18th for House of Hardcore. The event will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
And that's your Weekend 3 Count. Join me next Sunday afternoon for more news and rumors around the wrestling world.