Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE brings you the Weekend 3 Count. W3C brings you wrestling news, rumors and recaps from around the wrestling world. You'll find news and recaps involving WWE, NXT, TNA, ROH, Lucha Underground, GFW, NJPW, House of Hardcore and any Indy promotion that I find an interesting story or a cool discovery in. Be sure to check out the W3C every Sunday at @TripleThreatCLE.
*** WWE ***
- Possible Women's Hell In A Cell Match: After Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte on RAW to win the WWE RAW Women's Championship, WWE have kicked around a rematch idea. WWE is currently thinking about having the first ever Women's Hell In A Cell Match at the WWE Hell In A Cell pay per view. The match would be Sasha Banks defending her WWE RAW Women's Championship against Charlotte.
- Luke Harper Returns: Luke Harper returned to action at Wednesday's WWE live house show event in Santiago, Chile. Harper teamed with WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, meaning Harper will be apart of RAW when he returns to live TV.
- Bill Goldberg ESPN Interview: Goldberg was on ESPN this week for an interview with Jonathan Coachman. Goldberg talked about his involvement with the up coming WWE2K17 video game, wanting to possibly try to wrestle one more match because his wife and 12 year old son have never seen him wrestle in person, his feelings on his last run in the WWE 13 years ago and wanting to fight Brock Lesnar if he were to return for a match.
- Jim Ross Comments on Goldberg vs. Lesnar: According to Jim Ross, he mentioned on his recent podcast edition that rumors are saying that Goldberg has signed with the WWE and may possibly be facing Lesnar as early as Survivor Series.
- Royal Rumble 2017 News: Last week the WWE announced that the Royal Rumble would take place in The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, in 2017. This week WWE is rumored to be trying to get The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin to appear at the Royal Rumble, as all three live in Texas.
*** NXT ***
* Drew Gulak and Tony Nese
* HoHo Lun and Bin Wang
* No Way Jose and Rich Swann
* Austin Aries and a mystery partner
* Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali
* The Authors of Pain
* Tucker Knight and Niko Bogojevic
* The Bollywood Boyz
* Hideo Itami and Kota Ibushi
* Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss
* Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger
* Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa
* Andrade "Cien" Almas and Cedric Alexander
* The Revival
- Austin Aries' Mystery Partner: There have been rumors circulating this week that Austin Aries' Mystery Partner very well could be former ROH World Heavyweight Champion Roderick Strong. Strong left ROH over the spring, recently signed with the WWE and used to team with Aries in the past.
- NXT Takeover: San Antonio: Triple H recently announced that they are planning another NXT pay per view to take place before the Royal Rumble. The plan is to now hold a NXT pay per view the night before all four of the Big Four WWE pay per views. NXT is also looking into having a pay per view before Money In The Bank as well. WWE is looking to make Money In The Bank a joint show too for RAW and Smackdown Live. NXT's next Takeover will take place in Toronto the night before Survivor Series.
*** TNA ***
- TNA Recap: This week's show was the aftermath of last Sunday's Bound For Glory pay per view, which you can check out the recap of down below.
-- TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley, TNA Grand Champion Aron Rex, TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim, TNA World Tag Team Champion Broken Matt Hardy and TNA X Division Champion DJ Z all enter the ring and everyone states that they are the best in the company right now. Lashley calls everyone losers and second rate title holders. TNA President Billy Corgan arrives with his bodyguard Aiden O'Shea. Corgan says that everyone accept for DJ Z, who already has a match tonight, will defend their titles. Corgan tells Lashley that he'll even let Lashley pick his opponent out of three choices.
-- Maria Bennett blames Allie for her loss at Bound For Glory and threatens to fire Allie. Laurel Van Ness suggests keeping Allie as the bag carrier. Sienna gets a shot at Gail Kim tonight and Maria warns Allie not to mess it up.
-- "TNA Knockouts Championship Match": Gail Kim (c) vs. Sienna: The match closes out with Gail countering the AK47 and hits a neck breaker on Sienna. Sienna counters a hurricanrana and drops Gail on her face. Gail dodges a spear and rolls up Sienna for the pinfall to retain the title. After the match, Sienna, Maria Bennett and Laurel Van Ness attack Gail. Sienna hits The Silencer on Gail and then holds her up. Maria orders Allie to slap Gail, but refuses. Maria slaps Gail instead and orders Sienna and Laurel to beat Gail down.
-- Aiden O'Shea informs Maria Bennett that she will face Gail Kim next week. If Maria loses she will no longer be the leader of the Knockouts.
-- "TNA Grand Championship Match": Aron Rex (c) vs. Baron Dax: Dax won round one with a 10-9 score from the judges. Rex locks Dax in the Royal Arch submission and forces Dax to tap out in round two to retain the championship.
-- Bobby Lashley gets to choose his opponent for his title defense tonight. His choices are Moose, Ethan Carter and Eddie Edwards. Lashley picks Edwards because Lashley says he'll be easy to beat.
*** Bound For Glory Recap ***
-- "TNA X Division Championship Match": DJ Z (c) vs. Trevor Lee: The match closes out with DJ Z countering Lee's finisher and going for the ZDT. Lee counters that with a double foot stomp for a near fall. Lee and DJ Z counter each others moves again until DJ Z finally hits the ZDT, scores the pinfall and retains the championship.
-- "Bound For Gold Battle Royal": The final four comes down to Tyrus, Shera, Godderz and Eli Drake. Drake stops Shera from slamming Tyrus and tosses Shera out for the elimination. Drake almost gets eliminated as he just hangs on to the bottom rope. Tyrus and Godderz try to dump each other outside. Drake pulls himself back into the ring and dumps both Tyrus and Godderz to the floor for the win. Eli Drake wins a future TNA World Heavyweight Championship match.
-- Mike Bennett vs. Moose: The match closes out with Moose hitting a pump kick and tries a springboard. Bennett drops Moose mid air with a cutter and goes to the top rope. Moose catches Bennett after the landing with Go To Hell. Moose then hits the Game Breaker on Bennett and scores the pinfall.
-- Gail Kim's Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony: Christy Hemme, Taryn Terrell, Awesome Kong and Dixie Carter all give their thanks to Gail and honor her as a true leader of the Knockouts Division. A video package highlights Gail's historic career. Gail gives thanks to the fans, Trish Stratus, Lita, Victoria, Molly Holly, Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett, her family and everyone that has helped her over the years. Dixie presents Gail with a Rolex watch.
- Hurricane Matthew Delaying TV Tapings: TNA announced that a few of their TV Taping days had to be postponed this week, due to Hurricane Matthew touching down in Florida this week.
*** RING OF HONOR ***
- ROH TV Recap: This week's ROH was taped before the ROH All Star Extravaganza pay per view, some champions may not be the same anymore.
-- "ROH Television Championship Match": Bobby Fish (c) vs. EVIL: The match closes out with Fish trapping EVIL in the knee bar submission and forcing EVIL to tap out to retain the championship.
-- "IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match": Michael Elgin (c) vs. Donovan Dijak: The match closes out with Elgin hitting the Buckle Bomb on Dijak and follows that up with the Elgin Bomb to score the pinfall and retain the championship.
-- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": The Bullet Club (Hangman Adam Page, Yujiro Takahashi and The Young Bucks) vs. Lio Rush, ACH and The Motor City Machine Guns: The match closes out with The Young Bucks hitting the double super kick on Alex Shelley. Page hits the Rite of Passage on Shelley and scores the pinfall.
*** Lucha Underground ***
- Lucha Underground TV Recap:
-- Dario Cueto spins his Dial of Doom wheel to find a new challenger for Cueto's brother Matanza. The wheel lands on Prince Puma.
-- Ivelisse vs. Mariposa: The match closes out with Mariposa setting Ivelisse up for the Butterfly Effect. Ivelisse counters out, but gets planted by Mariposa with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Ivelisse hits a sunset flip power bomb on Mariposa and scores the pinfall. After the match, Marty The Moth and Mariposa attack Ivelisse, beat her down and leave her laid out.
-- Johnny Mundo again demands a Lucha Underground Championship match. Dario Cueto denies the request. Mundo asks for a shot at Sexy Star and the Gift Of The Gods Championship since Mundo's team beat Sexy's team last week. Cueto likes the idea, however, Jack Evans won the match for them so Evans will face Sexy Star. Mundo storms off angry.
-- "Best Of Five Series, Match #2": Cage vs. Texano: The match closes out with Texano landing a vertical suplex into a knee breaker and gets a near fall on Cage. Cage hits an Alabama Slam and then suplexes Texano. Cage hits the Lucha Destroyer on Texano, scores the pinfall and takes the 2-0 lead.
-- Ivelisse is confronted by former NXT superstar Solomon Crowe, now going by the name Jeremiah. Jeremiah apologizes for missing her match and promises to go after those that have hurt her. Ivelisse doesn't want him fighting her battles and wants their personal life left out of her professional life. Ivelisse wants to leave and realizes she has to drive as Jeremiah has been drinking.
-- Detective Joey Ryan hands Killshot an envelope and says some guy wanted him to deliver it to him. Inside there's a burned note that says "You left me for dead". Killshot is left wondering who it's from as the show ends.
- Kevin Kross Signs: Lucha Underground recently announced that they have officially signed independent wrestler Kevin Kross. Kross will make his Lucha Underground debut in season four, which begins filming at the end of 2016 for a 2017 airing.
*** NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING ***
NJPW will hold it's yearly King Of Pro Wrestling event tonight. I will have the recap for this event on next weeks Weekend 3 Count.
- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI and Will Ospreay vs. The Bullet Club (Adam Cole, Bad Luck Fale and Yujiro Takahashi)
- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Ryusuke Taguchi and Bobby Fish vs. Toru Yano, Jado, Beretta and Rocky Romero
- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Manabu Nakanishi vs. Go Shiozaki, Maybach Taniguchi, Katsuhiko Nakajima and Masa Kitamiya
- "IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match": The Young Bucks (c) vs. Ricochet and David Finlay
- "IWGP Tag Team Championship Match": The Briscoes Brothers vs. The Bullet Club (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, KUSHIDA and Jay Lethal vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL and BUSHI
- "NEVER Openweight Championship Match": Katsuyori Shibata (c) vs. Kyle O’Reilly
- "Kenny Omega's #1 Contender Spot On The Line": Kenny Omega vs. Hirooki Goto
- "IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match": Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Naomichi Marufuji
*** W3C Wrestler Of The Week ***
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions (5 times, current)
- NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions (2 times) – with Kenny Omega
- Super Jr. Tag Tournament Winners(2013)
- ROH World Tag Team Champions (2 times, current)
The Young Bucks have also won many titles in different wrestling independent promotions throughout the world.
- Best Of The Young Bucks:
- The Young Bucks vs. The Hardy Boys:
- The Young Bucks vs. Kevin Steen and Super Dragon:
And that's this week's W3C! Join me every Sunday afternoon as I bring you news, recaps and rumors all around the wrestling world!