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 ***
- This week on RAW, Seth Rollins vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight and United States Championship was officially announced for this year's SummerSlam.
- We found out this past week on RAW that Charlotte, Paige and Becky Lynch's stable would be called the Submission Sorority. What WWE didn't realize was when the name was put in the search box on Google, it took you straight to XXX porn sites with the same name. WWE have apologized for the mix up and have changed their name to PCB (PaigeCharlotteBecky).
- Ryback, who's been injured with a leg injury and a staph infection, stated recently that he will be ready to return just in time for SummerSlam.
- Dolph Ziggler who has also been away with a throat injury (but was really filming a movie for WWE Films) is expected to be back before SummerSlam.
- Adam Rose and Brad Maddox have been tag teaming together recently at live shows with a new gimmick. They are calling their team Beef Mode and appear to be portraying workout instructors.
- WWE announced that they may soon be creating a WWE Divas Tag Team Championship. With all the talent that has been called up to the roster and they currently have in NXT, WWE feels it's time for tag titles.
- NXT announced that Uhaa Nation will make his debut at Takeover: Brooklyn. Nation will go by the name Apollo Crews.
- WWE Rosa Mendes announced that she is pregnant and expecting in February.
- WWE announced that King Barrett has replaced Sheamus on the current Australian tour the WWE is on. No reason has been given on why.
- You can check out everything the WWE have planned for this years WWE2K16 video game that hits stores this October. You can check that out HERE
- This week on Impact, Ethan Carter III successfully retained his World Title against Matt Hardy, in a Full Metal Mayhem Match. Austin Aries lost a career match to Rockstar Spud. Khoya, now going by the name Mahabali Shera, turned face and attacked James Storm. Dixie Carter granted GFW owner Jeff Jarrett permission to run next week's Impact.
- With Austin Aries losing to Rockstar Spud in his career match, Aries is now officially out of TNA. Aries really left the company a month ago and resigned with Ring Of Honor.
- Bully Ray was knocked out by an unknown person backstage on Impact this week. This apparently is how Bully Ray will be written out of TNA, as he too has left the company.
- GFW owner Jeff Jarrett will be in charge of TNA Impact this coming Wednesday night.
- GFW announcer Chael Sonnen recently stated that "Rowdy" Roddy Piper was originally supposed to do a Piper's Pit segment for GFW and had plans to pass the show onto Sonnen. Whether this was true or not about Piper was never announced. If anything Sonnen may have just been given his own talk show segment and not the actual Piper's Pit show.
*** ROH News ***
- This week on Ring Of Honor: For the second week in a row, Destination America, have moved ROH to the 11pm time slot. Could this be a bad sign for ROH's future with the network?
- The Young Bucks defeated Hanson and Raymond Rowe. One point in the match, A.J. Styles, came to the ring to check on The Bucks and ended up involved in the match, making it a 3 on 2 Handicap Match. Styles hit Bloody Sunday and the Styles Clash on Rowe for the win.
- Cedric Alexander defeated Romantic Touch, after hitting the Lumbar Check. After the match, Veda Scott orders Alexander to unmask Romantic. Caprice Coleman stops this from happening, but gets shoved down by Cedric. Moose makes his way to the ring and Cedric quickly exits the ring.
- Future Shock defeated Daniels and Kazarian, after Cole countered Celebrity Rehab and scored an O'Connor Roll pinfall. After the match, Chris Sabin and Bobby Fish get involved. O'Reilly and Fish clear the ring as Michael Bennett, Maria Kanellis, and Matt Taven look on from the stage, to close out the show.
- Ring Of Honor recently stated that they may go ahead with plans in producing an all women's show, one time only. The show will be called Women of Honor and showcase women from all over the world.
- This week on Lucha Underground: This week's show was two hours long, was titled Ultima Lucha and was the season finale for Lucha Underground.
- Johnny Mundo defeated Alberto El Patron, thanks to the help of Mundo's girlfriend, Melina. Patron threw Mundo face first through a window after the match and Mundo probably bled worse than Ric Flair.
- Pentagon Jr. defeated Vampiro, after slamming Vampiro through a fire lit table. After the match, Vampiro, unveiled himself as Pentagon's master that Pentagon had been speaking too. Vampiro is pleased that his student beat his master.
- Fenix won the Seven Way Gift of the Gods Battle Royal to become the new Gift Of The Gods Champion. Fenix hit the Fire Driver on Jack Evans to score the pin.
- Mil Muertes defeated Prince Puma to win the Lucha Underground World Title, after hitting a Super Flatliner off the top rope. After the match, Catrina gives Puma the lick of death.
- LU ends with Lotus helping Dario clean out his office, Fenix leaving with his new title, but he's being followed, Marty The Moth kidnapping Sexy Star and Vampiro still teaching Pentagon Jr.
To Be Continued till Season 2
*** Other Wrestling News ***
- Taz gave his opinions about Dana White on his Human Podcast Machine this week. Taz wasn't too happy.
- Ronda Rousey was recently approached by Playboy to do a photo shoot. Sadly she turned Playboy down and stated "No one is going to see my cash and prizes for $5".
- WWE is still looking at a possibility of including Ronda Rousey in their Wrestlemania 32 plans. The only issue is Dana White approving it. Judging by Dana's comments about wrestling being "fake", than it shouldn't be a problem and no worries of Rousey getting injured. Right Dana? Right Dana?
- Hulk Hogan was in Chicago this past week at a convention for a meet and greet. Hogan is still getting the support from his fan base, after getting fired from WWE, when a recording of him making racial slurs surfaced. Hogan posted pictures of himself with former World Boxing Champion Mike Tyson on his Facebook page.
- As if things couldn't get any worse for the Hulkster, Hogan may be facing jail time soon. The National Enquirer is reporting that due to making conflicting statements to the FBI and the lawyers for Gawker.com, who Hogan is suing, it’s possible that Hogan could serve jail time for lying under oath. The court transcripts have stated that Hogan told different stories to the respective entities.
- Former TNA commentator Mike Tenay announced on Taz's "Human Podcast Machine" that he will have a podcast on the Play.it platform entitled "Professor Vegas". Tenay will discuss sports betting, fantasy sports and interview men and women involved in the sports betting world, ranging from bookers, sports writers and sports betters. Tenay is a highly recommended expert in sports betting, stating he had a Vegas bookers job for ten years before joining WCW in the 90's.
- Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio was interviewed recently. Mysterio talked WWE, if he'd ever return and answered a few other questions. You can read the full interview HERE.
- Actor Stephen Amell from the CW's Arrow TV show will be on RAW this week. Amell is planning to finally confront Stardust.
- With the passing of a true WWE icon this week I thought I'd give a small tribute to WWE Hall of Famer, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
- RAW had a nice tribute to Hot Rod to kick off the show last Monday. You can view that here:
- Piper was a 2-Time NWA/WCW Television Champion, 3-Time NWA/WCW United States Champion, 1-Time WWE Intercontinental Champion, 1-Time WWE World Tag Team Champion and a WWE Hall of Famer. Piper also won many titles throughout the independent wrestling organizations coming up in the business.
- Piper was known for his talk show segment throughout the wrestling world called Piper's Pit. His most famous segment was with Jimmy "SuperFly" Snuka, when he smacked Snuka in the head with a coconut.
- My Top 5 "Rowdy" Roddy Piper Matches:
#1: WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Roddy Piper (c) vs. Bret Hart, Wrestlemania 8.
#2: Dog Collar Match: Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine, Starrcade 1983.
#3: Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis, Wrestlemania 3.
#4: Hollywood Backlot Brawl Match: Roddy Piper vs. Goldust, Wrestlemania 12.
#5: Roddy Piper vs. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Starrcade 1996.
Rest in Peace Hot Rod and give Heaven's wrestling organization as much hell as possible!
And that's your Weekend 3 Count. Join me next Sunday afternoon for more news and rumors around the wrestling world.