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 ***
- Be sure to head back and check out last Sunday's WWE Battleground recap, if you missed the show, or just want to relive the matches.
- After Undertaker's return on Sunday, it was announced that there will be a Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar match set for SummerSlam.
- There have been talks of Smackdown becoming a live show on either Tuesday or Friday night's when Smackdown makes the move to the USA Network in January.
- WWE is possibly looking at 2-Time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair as Hogan's replacement on Tough Enough.
- NXT superstar, Tyler Breeze, recently sat down with Channel Guide Magazine for an interview. You can check that out HERE.
- Just two weeks removed from being announced as the new sheriff in town on TNA Impact, Bully Ray has quit TNA. Bully stated he wanted to distance himself from TNA for personal reasons.
- TNA officially announced this week on Impact, that GFW owner and TNA founder, Jeff Jarrett, will be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame at Bound for Glory.
- This week on Impact, Matt Hardy, became the #1 Contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
- TNA announced the day and site of Bound For Glory this year. BFG has always been TNA's version of their Wrestlemania. BFG will take place on Sunday October 4th live at the Cabarrus Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
*** GFW News ***
- GFW held their first set of TV tapings this weekend for GFW Amped.
- GFW owner Jeff Jarrett and GFW wrestler Nick "Magnus" Aldis were on Chris Jericho's Talk Is Jericho podcast this past Wednesday.
- GFW owner, Jeff Jarrett, recently sat down with Ring Rust Radio for an interview. You can check that out HERE.
- This week on Ring Of Honor: ROH celebrated it's 200th episode (Counting shows way before Destination America's Debut). The show was 85% highlights from past matches that have stuck out as classics within those 200 episodes. The main event saw Roderick Strong, The Briscoe Brothers and ODB defeat The House of Truth in an Eight Person Tag Team Match.
- This week on Lucha Underground: LU owner, Dario, gives Big Ryck an Aztec Medallion, free of charge and some cash. Texano beat Johnny Mundo by DQ, due to interference. LU Owner, Dario, tells Hernandez that the fans tweet that they hate him. Dario announces Hernandez vs. Drago in a "Believer's Backlash Match" for Ultima Lucha. The Mack defeated Cage. Mack and Cage brawl all over the arena, after the match. LU Owner, Dario, announces a "Falls Count Anywhere Match" at Ultima Lucha. LU Owner, Dario, reveals the reward for owning a Aztec Medallion. Fennix and Marty The Moth are the last two left in a Battle Royal for the last Aztec Medallion. Fennix defeated Marty The Moth to win the Aztec Medallion. Prince Puma fights off Mil Muertes and his gang to close the show.
- The Aztec Medallion Reward: All who hold an Aztec Medallion will battle it out in a Seven Person Match at Ultima Lucha. The winner wins the Gift From God Championship. The Gift From God Champion can then either cash it in for a shot at the Lucha Underground World Title or have to defend the Gift From God Championship, if they hold on to it too long.
- WWE Hall of Famer, Sunny, recently took shots at Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch on Facebook. Sunny stated that the trio were not Divas, not talented and then stated that women should leave the wrestling to the men.
And that's your Weekend 3 Count. Join me next Sunday afternoon for more news and rumors around the wrestling world.