Sunday, June 14, 2015

Weekend 3 Count 6.7.15 - 6.13.15 #WWE #TNA #ROH #GFW

By @B_Rock1978

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 ***

- WWE was sad to announce the passing of WWE Hall of Famer, "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes (Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.). Rhodes passed away at the local hospital near his home in Orlando, Florida, after not feeling right all day and eventually falling. Rhodes was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away at the age of 69. Rhodes had a very memorable career in the NWA and had great feuds with Ric Flair and The Four Horsemen. Rhodes was a 3-Time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.

- WWE announced they will run a special honoring Dusty Rhodes on the WWE Network right after RAW.

- Everyone around the wrestling business have taken to Twitter to give their final goodbyes or favorite memories with Dusty Rhodes.

- Tonight is Money In The Bank, where WWE will crown a new money in the bank briefcase holder. Rumors have been making the rounds of possible appearances by Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe. Be sure to read my Money In The Bank recap Monday afternoon.

- WWE have picked their final 10 contestants for this years Tough Enough. Triple H took the 10 contestants, gave them a final pep talk for the show and gave them a tour of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

- Wyatt Family Reunion? Rumors going around the WWE right now is that we may possibly see the reformation of the Wyatt Family. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper have joined back as a tag team recently. Rumors are pointing at Bray Wyatt rejoining them soon as well. There have also been rumors of Bray's real life brother, Bo Dallas, joining the family and also rumors of The Ascension joining too.

- Speaking of Rowan and Harper. The two Wyatt Family members have been in a Twitter war with Bully Ray/Bubba Ray Dudley. Bully brought up how the Wyatt's are using the Dudley Boys' 3D finisher now and calling it The Way. Bully said all WWE had to do was have the balls to call the real team that can perform the 3D. The Wyatt's responded by offering to show Bubba and Devon The Way.

- WWE have said that when Rusev returns from his ankle injury, the mad Russian may be wearing boots now when he wrestles. WWE thinks that with Rusev, who wrestled barefoot, broke his foot, wrestling barefoot may have played a huge role in the break.

- Chris Jericho kicked off his mini tour of live events only, with WWE this week. Jericho has his huge match with Finn Balor coming up for the July 4th weekend when WWE/NXT travel to Japan.

- NXT has been hinting of having a Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor feud take place after Joe's feud with Kevin Owens finishes.

*** TNA News ***

- Austin Aries officially cashed in his Feast or Fired TNA World Heavyweight Championship contract, this past week on Impact. Aries came up short as Kurt Angle retained the title.

- Dixie Carter officially announced two matches for TNA Slammiversary. Kurt Angle will defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Ethan Carter III and Magnus will face James Storm. A day after that announcement, TNA announced Kurt Angle vs. Ethan Carter III would not happen at Slammiversary, but instead at a tv taping.

*** GFW News ***

- Last week we found out that TNA's Tyrus had to drop out of his GFW shows he was scheduled for. TNA is not allowing any of their contracted wrestlers to wrestle for GFW. GFW announced they will replace Tyrus, who was supposed to take on ROH's Moose, with Kevin Mathews and Kongo Kong.

- GFW had their debut live event this past Friday night. You can check out the card results HERE.

*** ROH News ***

- This past week on ROH wrestling, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian lost by DQ to Kyle O'Reilly. Daniels and Kazarian retained their tag titles, due to titles not changing hands on DQ's. Originally Daniels and Kazarian were supposed to defend against O'Rielly and Bobby Fish. Fish was jumped in the parking lot by who many think were Daniels and Kazarian. Fish wasn't medically cleared and wasn't allowed to wrestle.

- Next week on ROH, Jay Lethal signs his contract to face ROH World Heavyweight Champion Jay Briscoe, at ROH's Best In The World pay per view.

- Click the link to see the match card lineup for Best In The World.

*** Lucha Underground News ***

- The El Rey Network have announced that LU's first season finale will air as a two hour special on August 5th.

*** Other Wrestling News ***

- Chris Jericho had Bill DeMott on his podcast this past week. DeMott gave his side of the story on what happen during all the allegations of how he treated the NXT rookies in training.

And that's your Weekend 3 Count. Join me next Sunday afternoon for more news and rumors around the wrestling world.

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