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.
*** WWE and NXT News ***
- Jamie Noble Injured: This past Monday on RAW, Jamie Noble was taken off on a stretcher, after the closing segment to RAW. Noble was tossed into the barricade by Brock Lesnar, during Lesnar's brawl with The Authority, to close out the show. On Tuesday it was announced that Noble had broken three ribs after taking the barricade spot.
- Tyson Kidd Update: Kidd has chosen to have neck surgery, after taking a Samoa Joe muscle buster the wrong way and injuring his neck and spinal cord. Kidd is being expected to be out of action for at least 14 months for healing and rehab after the surgery.
- More Dolph Ziggler Leaving WWE News: Former TNA writer, Jason Cook, stated this past week on his Facebook page, that Dolph Ziggler will be leaving WWE when his contract expires and sign with TNA. According to Cook, he claims that Ziggler has been planning this for some time now.
*** TNA News ***
- Be sure to go back and read my recap of this week's TNA Impact Wrestling show. A lot of surprises this past Wednesday and also a title change took place.
- Rumors began circulating within TNA that James Storm and Magnus might be leaving TNA. The rumors became true on both accounts when both Storm and Magnus made Twitter statuses about the rumors. Storm tweeted out he was enjoying his last big meal before his last TV taping show. And Magnus tweeted out that TNA Slammiversary would be his last match with TNA.
- Austin Aries' Contract Future: TNA has stated this week that Austin Aries' contract will be coming to an end the day after TNA Slammiversary. There has been no word on if Aries will re-sign with the company or leave TNA.
*** GFW News ***
- GFW owner, Jeff Jarrett, shocked the world as he announced himself as one of the five men that will compete at TNA Slammiversary in the King of the Mountain Match. No word as of yet if this is a one time thing or if GFW and TNA have worked a merger with each other. There has been talk, however, of Jarrett being around TNA more after Slammiversary. This could possibly play into something planned by the two companies.
- GFW, meanwhile, continues their summer tour of minor league ballparks, promoting GFW wrestling.
*** ROH News ***
- NJPW Wrestlers Return: Ring Of Honor announced this week that three New Japan Pro Wrestling stars will return to ROH for TV tapings. Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika “Rainmaker” Okada and KUSHIDA, will all be making returns.
*** Lucha Underground News ***
*** Other Wrestling News ***
- Former WWE, WCW and TNA writer, Vince Russo is trying to get involved with TNA again. Russo sent an email to Dixie Carter and Billy Corgan, offering his services. Russo offered to help write TNA from now until September, free of charge, to prove he could get TNA back on track. TNA has declined his offer.
And that's your Weekend 3 Count. Join me next Sunday afternoon for more news and rumors around the wrestling world.