Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TV Tonight 11.30

By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams

Pistons @ Celtics (NBA TV, 7:30pm)
Pacers @ Trail Blazers (NBA TV, 10pm)

Penguins @ Islanders (NBC Sports, 8pm)
Sharks @ Kings (NBC Sports, 10:30pm)

MLS: Montreal Impact @ Toronto FC (FOX Sports 1, 7pm)

Temple @ Saint Joseph's (CBS SportsNet, 7pm)
Purdue @ Louisville (ESPN, 7:15pm)
Virginia Tech @ Michigan (ESPN 2, 7:15pm)
Rutgers @ Miami (ESPNU, 7:15pm)

North Carolina @ Indiana (ESPN, 9:15pm)
Ohio State @ Virginia (ESPN 2, 9:15pm)
Nebraska @ Clemson (ESPNU, 9:15pm)

The Ultimate Fighter (FOX Sports 1, 10pm)


Arrow (The CW, 8pm)
Christmas In Rockefeller Center (NBC, 8pm)
The Goldbergs (ABC, 8pm)
Lethal Weapon (FOX, 8pm)
Survivor (CBS, 8pm)
Total Divas (E!, 8pm)
Lucha Underground (El Rey, 8pm)
Speechless (ABC, 8:30pm)

Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle Of Love (NBC, 9pm)
Modern Family (ABC, 9pm)
Empire (FOX, 8pm)
Criminal Minds (CBS, 9pm)
Frequency (The CW, 9pm)
Blackish (ABC, 9:30pm)

Designated Survivor (ABC, 10pm)
Code Black (CBS, 10pm)
The Real World Seattle: Bad Blood (MTV, 10pm)
South Park (Comedy Central, 10pm)
Legends Of Chamberlain Heights (Comedy Central, 10:30pm)

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 11.30.16: Smackdown Live Columbia Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Smackdown Live Recap for the week.

This week Smackdown Live was live in Columbia, South Carolina. Tonight's show served it's go home show to this Sunday's WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay per view. Be sure to keep an eye out for my WWE TLC Preview I'll have up for you by Thursday. This week's show kicked off with WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Becky Lynch and #1 Contender Alexa Bliss having a contract signing. Dolph Ziggler and Kalisto battled WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz and Baron Corbin in tag team action. Carmella has a message for Nikki Bella's boyfriend John Cena. Dean Ambrose returns with a new edition of The Ambrose Asylum. Kane battled Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family in one on one action. In the main event, American Alpha battled Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton of The Wyatt Family in a #1 Contenders Match.

*** Smackdown Live ***

- WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship Contract Signing: Alexa accuses Becky of being a coward trying to avoid her and dumb Irish luck and a dumb referee are the only reasons she's still the champ. Becky says Alexa reminds her of her 4 year old cousin, blonde, extremely obsessed with glitter and moan when she doesn't get her way. Becky explains to Alexa how her hard work has earned her a Wrestlemania match, being the first lady drafted on Smackdown Live and being the current WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion, before finally signing the contract. Alexa says Becky talking makes her sick, life isn't like a Disney movie and there is always someone better than you and in Becky's case, it's Alexa. Alexa tells Becky to eat her Lucky Charms because she'll need them to hold onto her title. Alexa insults how Becky talks which makes Becky finally attack Alexa. Alexa lands some shots, but gets dropped with a Becky exploder suplex. Becky drives shoulder thrusts into Alexa's gut and goes for another exploder on Alexa off the second rope. Alexa shoves Becky off the ropes and Becky crashes through the table in the ring.

- Dolph Ziggler and Kalisto vs. The Miz and Baron Corbin: The match closes out with Miz and Ziggler brawling outside. Miz tosses Ziggler into the barricade and Kalisto hits a suicide dive on Corbin. Ziggler super kicks Miz, but Maryse gets involved and cracks Ziggler in the back with a ladder, while the referee was distracted. Miz gets back in the ring and gets laid out with Salida Del Sol by Kalisto. Corbin grabs a steel chair and hits Kalisto in the back, catching a DQ.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Kalisto, by DQ.

- Backstage, American Alpha say that they are ready for Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton tonight and will prove why American Alpha is the premier tag team on SmackDown Live. The Wyatt Family should follow their own advice and RUN!

- The Wyatt Family Promo: Randy Orton says he was blind and naive just like American Alpha, but seen the light, proved at WWE Survivor Series that The Wyatt Family is a threat and will prove it again tonight. Orton asks Luke Harper if he's going to take care of Kane tonight. Bray tells Harper to send Kane back to hell.

- Carmella/Nikki Bella Confrontation: Carmella says she wants to apologize to John Cena now because when Carmella finishes with Nikki Bella at WWE TLC, Nikki's Bella Twins on her chest will be popping out of her back and she's rearranging Nikki's face. Nikki hits the ring and spears Carmella to the mat. Nikki ground and pounds Carmella as a WWE referee tries to step in. Carmella finally escapes and runs backstage.

- The Ambrose Asylum With Dean Ambrose: Ambrose brings out his guest James Ellsworth. Ellsworth can't believe that he's a full time WWE Superstar now, Ellsworth thanks God, the fans and tells Ambrose that if he ever needs anything Ellsworth has his back. Ambrose says his car needs washed, or he could do his laundry. Ambrose knows that Ellsworth is the next #1 Contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and is wondering who Ellsworth will be rooting for at WWE TLC. Ellsworth says it would be an honor to fight Ambrose, but Ellsworth has won three straight against AJ Styles.
Styles interrupts and calls Ellsworth nothing but a prop to distract Styles and Ellsworth never would've won three straight if not for Ambrose. Styles promises he'll beat respect out of Ambrose with tables, ladders and chairs and if Ellsworth shows up he'll disfigure his face even more. Ambrose thinks it's funny that Styles is worried about Ellsworth when he needs to be worried about the fact that Ambrose is taking Styles title on Sunday. Styles shoves Ellsworth into Ambrose, tosses Ellsworth into the table, then tosses Ambrose into the steel steps. Styles beats down Ellsworth with a ladder and a steel chair and then hits the Styles Clash on the steel steps. 

- Luke Harper vs. Kane: The match closes out with Harper dodging a Kane flying clothesline and plants a super kick for a near fall. Harper goes to the top rope, but Kane cuts him off and hits a superplex. Kane hits the choke slam on Harper and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Kane, by pinfall.

- "#1 Contenders Match": American Alpha vs. The Wyatt Family: The match closes out with Bray getting a near fall Uranage Slam on Jordan. Jordan plants Bray with a german suplex when suddenly the lights go out. The lights pop back on and Luke Harper is at ringside. Gable counters Sister Abigail and he and Jordan go for Grand Amplitude on Bray. Orton hits the RKO on Gable, but gets speared by Jordan. Bray shoves Jordan into the ring post and then hits Sister Abigail to score the pinfall.
Winners: The Wyatt Family, by pinfall, to become the #1 Contenders. 

#WCW 11.30.16: Elizabeth Turner (@elizabethcturner on Instagram)

This week's Woman Crush Wednesday is 23 year old Sports Illustrated & Maxim model, Elizabeth Turner!
By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams

WCW: Ramona Sky
WCW: Genevieve Morton
WCW: Claudia Alende
WCW: Trisha Lynn
WCW: Abigail Ratchford
WCW: Brooke Buchanan
WCW: Valeria Orsini
WCW: Lynn Chu
WCW: Cydney Christine
WCW: Sommer Ray
WCW: Jordan Carver
WCW: Haley Jade Poston
WCW: Tazmin Raye
WCW: Elizabeth Gillies
WCW: Liv Morgan
WCW: Cheyenne Telgt
WCW: Laci Kay Somers
WCW: Tori Hughes
WCW: Polina Sitnova
WCW: Rebecca Holly
WCW: Vanessa Reena
WCW: Best Of Woman Crush Wednesday 2016... So Far

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TV Tonight 11.29

By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams

Cavaliers @ Bucks (FOX Sports Ohio, 8pm)
Rockets @ Jazz (NBA TV, 9pm)

Lightning @ Blue Jackets (FOX Sports Cincinnati, 7pm)
Bruins @ Flyers (NBC Sports, 7:30pm)
Maple Leafs @ Oilers (NBC Sports, 10pm)

North Dakota State @ Xavier (FOX Sports 1, 6:30pm)
Pittsburgh @ Maryland (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Georgia Tech @ Penn State (ESPNU, 7pm)
Syracuse @ Wisconsin (ESPN, 7:30pm)

Buffalo @ Creighton (FOX Sports 1, 8:30pm)
Iowa @ Notre Dame (ESPN 2, 9pm)
North Carolina State @ Illinois (ESPNU, 9pm)
Michigan State @ Duke (ESPN, 9:30pm)

Inside The NFL (Showtime, 9pm)

College Football Playoff: Top 25 (ESPN, 7pm)
A Season With Florida State Football (Showtime, 10pm)


The Flash (The CW, 8pm)
WWE SmackDown Live (USA, 8pm)
The Voice (NBC, 8pm)
The Middle (ABC, 8pm)
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS, 8pm)
Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX, 8pm)
American Housewife (ABC, 8:30pm)
New Girl (FOX, 8:30pm)

This Is Us (NBC, 9pm)
Fresh Off The Boat (ABC, 9pm)
NCIS (CBS, 9pm)
Scream Queens (FOX, 9pm)
No Tomorrow (The CW, 9pm)
Teen Wolf (MTV, 9pm)
Good Behavior (TNT, 9pm & 10pm)
Real Husbands Of Hollywood (BET, 9pm)
The Gary Owen Show (BET, 9:30pm)
The Real O'Neals (ABC, 9:30pm)

Chicago Fire (NBC, 10pm)
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 10pm)
Bull (CBS, 10pm)
Sweet/Vicious (MTV, 10pm)
Aftermath (Syfy, 10pm)
Ink Master (Spike, 10pm)
Chopped (Food Network, 10pm)
Shooter (USA, 10pm)
Drunk History (Comedy Central, 10:30pm)

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 11.29.16: RAW Charlotte Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the RAW Recap for the week.

This week RAW was live in Charlotte, North Carolina, just about an hour away from my second home in Tar Heel Nation. WWE RAW Women's Champion Charlotte defended the title in her hometown against Sasha Banks. Chris Jericho kicked off RAW with The Highlight Reel. Braun Strowman battled R-Truth one on one. Enzo battled Rusev one on one. Rich Swann battled Noam Dar one on one. WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns battled WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens for a chance at a title shot. Paul Heyman updated us on Brock Lesnar's where abouts since losing at WWE Survivor Series to Goldberg. WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions The New Day battled Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson with the titles on the line.

*** RAW ***

- Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho: Jericho announces his best friend WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens as his guest. Jericho and Owens make fun of the WWE Universe for giving thanks on Thanksgiving and then trampling each other for crappy flat screen TV's on Black Friday. Owens says he's thankful for many things, but especially for his best friend Chris Jericho. Jericho says he's thankful for Owens, his scarf and for Seth Rollins showing what it means to be a stupid idiot. Jericho says he didn't interfere last week wearing a Sin Cara mask....Sin Cara interfered wearing a Chris Jericho mask. Roman Reigns' music hits and out comes the WWE United States Champion. Reigns calls Owens a joke of a champion that can't win without Jericho. Owens calls Reigns a joke for thinking that he's THE GUY. Jericho threatens to put Reigns on "The List". Owens tells Jericho to shut up cause he's got this. Reigns challenges Owens to a match and if he wins he gets a WWE Universal Championship Match at WWE Roadblock. Owens accepts. 

- Backstage, Chris Jericho doesn't understand why Kevin Owens told him to shut up. Owens says because Roman Reigns is right, Jericho always helps Owens, so it seems like Owens can't win on his own. Jericho says he's finished being Owens' friend than. Mick Foley appears and tells Jericho that they still need to address Jericho interfering in the title match last week when he was supposed to be banned from ringside.

- Braun Strowman vs. R-Truth: The match closes out with Strowman squashing Truth with a clothesline, a corner splash and the running power slam for the pinfall. After the match, Strowman chokes out Goldust until Sami Zayn hits the ring. Strowman lays out Zayn with the C-4 and then puts Zayn in a tree of woe. WWE Officials and Mick Foley hit the ring and order Strowman to stop.
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall.

- Sami Zayn Snaps On Mick Foley: After the Braun Strowman attack, Zayn starts yelling at Foley for stopping him from attacking Strowman and how he doesn't need saved from Strowman. Zayn says Foley has forgotten who Zayn is and maybe it's Zayn who needs saved from Foley. Foley says Stephanie McMahon wanted to fire Zayn and Foley knows Zayn can't beat Strowman. Zayn says he's been told he can't do things his whole life, Foley was once Zayn's idol, but now Foley is just a hypocrite.

- Backstage, Dana Brooke says she has Charlotte's victory party ready. Charlotte says tonight she ends Sasha Banks and will prove that she's the only legend to make it from Charlotte, North Carolina.

- Cedric Alexander vs. Tony Nese: The match closes out with Alexander hitting a handstand kick on Nese. Alexander goes for a springboard clothesline, but Drew Gulak gets on the apron and distracts Alexander. Alexander sends Gulak flying off the apron, but gets attacked by Nese from behind. Nese hits a pumphandle on Alexander and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Tony Nese, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho says his argument with Kevin Owens was very serious. If Owens doesn't need him than Jericho doesn't need Owens. Seth Rollins attacks Jericho from behind in the parking lot and Pedigrees Jericho on top of a car.

- "WWE Woman’s Championship Match": Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks: The match closes out with Sasha and Charlotte brawling on the floor. Sasha and Charlotte trade chops and toss each other into the barricade repeatedly. Charlotte and Sasha both get counted out and Charlotte retains her title. Mick Foley arrives and says this match will restart later in the main event and will be a No DQ, No Count Out, Pins and Submissions Count Anywhere Match.
Winner: Double Countout

- Enzo vs. Rusev: Rusev gets DQ'ed right as the match starts by kicking Enzo below the belt, after Enzo said that Lana wanted Enzo to stuff her turkey.
Winner: Enzo, by DQ.

- Rich Swann vs. Noam Dar: The match closes out with Swann kicking Dar in the head and goes for rolling thunder. Nar gets his knees up for the block and gets a near fall roll up on Swann. Swann hits a spin kick and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Rich Swann, by pinfall.

- At the neighborhood bar, Sheamus and Cesaro discuss how they hate each other. Sheamus and Cesaro get into a bar brawl with customers, kick everyone's ass and share a Guinness.

- "#1 Contenders Match": Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens: The match closes out with Reigns hitting the Drive By on Owens. Owens hits a super kick and goes to the top rope. Reigns cuts him off, goes for a superplex, but gets shoved off by Owens. Reigns Superman Punches Owens, sending him outside. Reigns hits another Superman Punch on the floor and goes for the spear. Owens lands a knee on Reigns back inside the ring. Owens runs the ropes, but gets speared by Reigns for the pinfall.
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall, to become the #1 Contender.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens says he lost to Roman Reigns because he was worried about his best friend Chris Jericho.

- Interview With Paul Heyman: Heyman says Brock Lesnar took Goldberg too lightly, Lesnar thought that since Goldberg hadn't wrestled in 12 years it would be an easy payday, Lesnar suffered broken ribs and Lesnar now has something to prove to restore his legacy. At WWE Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar will also be involved in the 30 man Royal Rumble and he will be gunning for Goldberg.

- "WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship Match": The New Day (c) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: The match closes out with The Club hitting a power bomb/neck breaker combo for a near fall. The Club go for the Magic Killer, but Big E breaks it up. Woods counters an Anderson fireman's carry, but Anderson counters that and gets a near fall roll up. Woods counters out of the roll up after kicking out, rolls up Anderson, pulls his tights and steals the pinfall.
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall, to retain the WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship.

- Backstage, Bayley wishes Sasha Banks good luck. Sasha says that tonight it's all about the WWE Raw Women’s Championship and she will dedicate her match to Charlotte's dad, The Nature Boy Ric Flair.

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship, Falls Count Anywhere, No DQ Match": Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks: The match closes out with Charlotte and Sasha brawling up to the RAW stage. Charlotte tosses Sasha off the stage, then lands a moonsault off the announcers table, off the stage and onto Sasha below for a near fall. Charlotte unloads chops on Sasha as they move down the ramp. Sasha reverses a slam and tosses Charlotte into the ring post. Sasha hits a double knee off the barricade on Charlotte for a near fall. Sasha grabs a kendo stick and unloads on Charlotte repeatedly.
Sasha and Charlotte brawl into the crowd and up a stair case. Charlotte misses a boot and then gets sent head first into the metal railing. Sasha traps Charlotte in between the stairs railing and applies a modified standing Banks Statement. Charlotte taps out and Sasha becomes a three time WWE RAW Women's Champion. After the match, Ric Flair arrives and congratulates Sasha with a hug and a hand raise as Charlotte looks on angry and crying, to end the show.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by submission, to win the WWE RAW Women's Championship.

Monday, November 28, 2016

TV Tonight 11.28

By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams

Packers @ Eagles (ESPN, 8:15pm)

Celtics @ Heat (NBA TV, 7:30pm)

Stars @ Blues (NHL, 8pm)

Kentucky vs. Arizona State (ESPN 2, 7pm)


Supergirl (The CW, 8pm)
WWE Raw (USA, 8pm)
The Voice (NBC, 8pm)
CMA Country Christmas (ABC, 8pm)
Gotham (FOX, 8pm)
Kevin Can Wait (CBS, 8pm)
Man With A Plan (CBS, 8:30pm)

Lucifer (FOX, 9pm)
2 Broke Girls (CBS, 9pm)
Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9pm)
The Odd Couple (CBS, 9:30pm)

Timeless (NBC, 10pm)
Conviction (ABC, 10pm)
Scorpion (CBS, 10pm)

Browns Recap 11.28.16: New York Giants @ Cleveland Browns

By Katelin Marshall, @KatelinKnowsCLE

The Cleveland Browns are now 0-12 after losing to the Giants 27-13. This game was an odd game. The defense played well for most of the game but seemed to have run out of gas at the end.  But the offense struggled all game only managing 13 points, turning the ball over three times and allowing Josh McCown to be sacked seven times.

Browns Offense

The Browns out-gained the Giants 343 yards to 296 and won the time of possession by almost eight minutes, but the three turnovers really hurt the Browns. Two of the three turnovers resulted in touchdowns for the Giants including a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Jason Pierre-Paul.

Josh McCown played like he usually does. Keeps the team in the game but makes a mistake at an important moment. McCown was 25/43 for 322 yards, a touchdown, and two fumbles (including the one that was returned for a score.) That fumble was a rally killer considering a few plays before that McCown found Terrelle Pryor deep for 54 yards.

The running game was held to 58 yards on 21 carries. Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson couldn't get anything going, both only averaged 2.8 yards per carry. But both did play well in the passing game. Crowell had six catches for 47 yards and Johnson had three catches for 26 yards. *Crowell had a fumble which resulted in the other score. That was Crowell's first fumble since 2014.

The passing game was average. It seemed like the Browns wideouts couldn't get separation for the Giants DBs. Terrelle Pryor was the Browns leading receiver with six catches for 131 yards. *Pryor's third 100+ yards game this year. Also first Browns player to have five + catches in five straight games since Kevin Johnson.  Outside of Pryor the passing game was headlined by rookies. Corey Coleman and Seth DeValve had three catches each. And one of Coleman's receptions was a 21-yard catch for a touchdown. Rashard "Hollywood" Higgins caught two passes for 34 yards.

The offense struggled but it was nice to see the rookies play well and show some growth. Terrelle Pryor was the offensive MVP for the Browns today. The guy show a will to win and does as much as he can to keep this team in games offensively.


The defense didn't play bad but they couldn't force any turnovers. (The one turnover by the Giants was on special teams) Eli Manning only threw for 194 yards on 15/27 passing, but he did throw three touchdowns. Two of them were to Odell Beckham Jr. who had six catches for 96 yards. Outside of Beckham the Giants leading receiver was Victor Cruz who had a catch for 37 yards. Three guys had two catches each which was is tied for the team lead.  The Giants running game was solid totaling 104 yards on 27 carries. Rashad Jennings was the leading rusher with 55 yards on 15 rushes.

Today the young guys showed up for the Browns, not just on offense but defensively too. Christian Kirksey was all over the field racking up 11 tackles including one tackle for a loss. Briean Boddy-Calhoun played extremely well too. Matching up against Victor Cruz and Rodger Lewis most of the game. Boddy-Calhoun had four tackles including one for a loss and two pass deflections. Danny Shelton is another young defensive player who played extremely well. He set the line of scrimmage really well, played the run game well, and overall set a great tone for this game.

Special Teams got lucky twice. Beckham Jr. had two punt returns returned for big yardage, including one that was returned for a touchdown, but they were cancelled out by flags on the play. Other than that the coverage team didn't play that well. Yes, they recovered a fumble but it was because of the returner Bobby Rainey.

Overall Thoughts

The Browns played well enough to win this game but they came up just short, once again. It will be interesting to see how they play when Robert Griffin III gets back under center. But the rookies and young guys played really well and it should be something they can build upon going into the bye-week and the stretch run.

Most Valuable Brown: Two players get the MVB this week. Terrelle Pryor and Christian Kirksey. Both have shown immense growth from the beginning of the year and this game showed off their growth. Kirksey with 11 tackles and Pryor with his third 100+ yard game of the year. Both are making an argument to be named pro-bowlers at their respected positions.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

TV Tonight 11.27

By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams

Patriots @ Jets (CBS, 4:25pm)
Chiefs @ Broncos (NBC, 8:20pm)

2016 Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders vs. Ottawa Redblacks (ESPN 2, 6:30pm)

Senators @ Rangers (NHL, 7pm)

Virginia Tech vs. Nebraska (ESPNU, 4pm)
Miami vs. Florida (ESPN 2, 4:30pm)
Stanford vs. Seton Hall (ESPNU, 7pm)
Teas A&M vs. UCLA (ESPN, 8:30pm)

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC @ Colorado Rapids (ESPN, 4pm)

DRL Drone Racing (ESPN, 6:30pm, 10pm)


Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (FOX, 7pm)
Bob's Burgers (FOX, 7:30pm)

2016 Soul Train Awards, hosted by Erykah Badu (BET/Centric/VH1, 8pm)
Once Upon A Time (ABC, 8pm)
The Simpsons (FOX, 8pm)
Ash vs Evil Dead (STARZ, 8pm)
Son Of Zorn (FOX, 8:30pm)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 8:30pm)

The Walking Dead (AMC, 9pm)
Westworld (HBO, 9pm)
Shameless (Showtime, 9pm)
Secrets And Lies (ABC, 9pm)
Family Guy (FOX, 9pm)
The Last Man On Earth (FOX, 9:30pm)
Madam Secretary (CBS, 9:30pm)

Divorce (HBO, 10pm)
Masters of Sex (Showtime, 10pm)
Talking Dead (AMC, 10:25pm)
Eyewitness (USA, 10pm)
Quantico (ABC, 10pm)
Elementary (CBS, 10:30pm)
Insecure (HBO, 10:30pm)

Weekend 3 Count 11.27.16 #WWE #NXT #TNA #ROH #LuchaUnderground

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

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 afternoon at @TripleThreatCLE. 

*** WWE *** 

- Survivor Series: If you missed WWE Survivor Series last Sunday, be sure to check out my recap of the show and see if RAW or Smackdown Live came out victorious.

- Shane McMahon Update: This past Sunday at WWE Survivor Series, the Commissioner of Smackdown Live, Shane McMahon, suffered a concussion during the men's 5-on-5 match. Shane was attempting a coast to coast drop kick, but ended up getting speared in mid-air by Roman Reigns. The blow from the spear and the contact from hitting the canvas is what caused the legit injury. Props to the referee for immediately noticing something was wrong and props to Randy Orton, who broke character and told Shane's kids who were sitting at ringside that their dad was ok.

- Goldberg Signed For Royal Rumble: This past Monday on RAW, Goldberg officially announced that he will enter the 2017 Royal Rumble in January and is setting his sights on one last WWE World Title run.

- Goldberg's Future: As of right now the WWE is seriously looking at Goldberg not only competing at the WWE Royal Rumble, but also competing at Wrestlemania 33. It stands at this moment that it'll be Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg 3 at Wrestlemania 33 unless plans change from now until then.

- Ronda Rousey Rumors: WWE still have their sights set on landing UFC's Ronda Rousey to a WWE contract. WWE currently want to bring Rousey in to work Wrestlemania 33 and face the current WWE RAW Women's Champion Charlotte. No word on if this will actually happen as of yet.

- Conor McGregor Rumors: Last week, Triple H made the comment that he would love to see McGregor come over to WWE and make a special appearance. This week Conor McGregor's agent stated that depending on how many Benjamin's the WWE are willing to throw at McGregor will determine whether or not McGregor would "entertain" us.

*** NXT ***

- New Champions Crowned: If you missed NXT Takeover: Toronto last weekend, be sure to head back and read my recap of the show. Check out just how Samoa Joe became a 2 time NXT World Champion and check out how Gargano and Ciampa became NXT World Tag Team Champions.

- Mr. Old School Coaching In NXT: WWE has announced that they have signed former ECW World Champion and current ROH commentator Steve Corino to be a full time trainer at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Corino will finish up with ROH in December. 

*** TNA ***
- TNA Recap: Thanksgiving Edition

-- Jeff Hardy Promo: Jeff is thankful for his family and fans, but not thankful for The DCC costing Matt Hardy his memory. Jeff challenges The DCC to a match, so Matt can see what The Hardy's symbolize in TNA. The DCC appear on screen and accept Jeff's challenge, but it'll be a No DQ Match. The DCC head to the ring and attack Jeff, but Jeff is able to fend all three men off.
-- At the Hardy Estate, Matt Hardy is preparing a Thanksgiving Day Ice Cream Social event. Matt feels sorry for the turkeys as Vanguard 1 and Senor Benjamin talk. VG1 tells Senor Benjamin that he will be in trouble with Matt, if Matt ever regains his memory.
-- "Triple Threat Team X Gold Elimination Match": Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett and Marshe Rockett vs. Rockstar Spud, Abyss and Crazzy Steve vs. DJ Z, Mandrews and Braxton Sutter:
** First Elimination: Abyss gets himself DQ'ed after attacking Mandrews with a steel chair.
** Second Elimination: Crazzy Steve attacks an injured Mandrews and makes him tap out to a rear naked choke.
** Third Elimination: Crazzy Steve locks Sutter in the rear naked choke, but Everett hits a moonsault off the ropes onto Steve and scores the pinfall on him.
** Fourth Elimination: DJZ immediately hits the ZDT on Everett and scores the pinfall.
** Fifth Elimination: Sutter connects with The Flatliner on Lee and scores the pinfall.
** Sixth Elimination: Spud gets hit with a Rockett bicycle kick and then Marshe hits a Urinagi on Spud to score the pinfall.
** Seventh Elimination: Sutter hits The Flatliner on Rockett and scores the pinfall and the win for his team.
Braxton Sutter and Mandrews are also granted future TNA X-Division Championship Matches against their partner DJ Z for the win.
-- Backstage, Maria Bennett tells Allie that she has to dress like a pilgrim and serve food to her, Mike Bennett, Laurel Van Ness and Allie's crush Braxton Sutter later.
-- At the Hardy Estate, Matt Hardy is preparing tangerine custard sorbet that will make the culinary efforts of Robert Irvine obsolete. Matt pauses after saying obsolete, but then continues on. The TNA referee in The Final Deletion video arrives to show Matt more videos to help him remember.
-- The Bennett's Thanksgiving: A Thanksgiving dinner table is set up in the ring for Mike and Maria Bennett, Laurel Van Ness, Braxton Sutter and Allie. Allie gets teased for her pilgrim outfit. Maria gives thanks for Mike Bennett and being the first lady of wrestling. Mike Bennett is thankful for food, Maria and Tom Brady. Laurel is thankful for Maria, Sutter and her dad's black American Express card. Allie tries to thank the fans, but Maria tells her to shut up and serve the food. Laurel flirts with Sutter, which angers Allie, forcing Laurel to go after Allie. Allie throws a pie at Laurel, but Laurel ducks and it explodes on Maria's face. 
-- At the Hardy Estate, Matt is watching his wins over Ethan Carter, but still remembers nothing. Matt says he was too violent and would never climb a ladder unless to fix something. Matt calls his matches repulsive and refuses to watch any more.
-- "Voice vs. Title Shot Match": Ethan Carter vs. Eli Drake: The match closes out with Drake hitting Blaunt Force Trauma on EC3 for a near fall. Drake goes for EC3's own One Percenter, but EC3 escapes and trades counters with Drake. EC3 hits the One Percenter and gets a near fall. EC3 goes for the rear naked choke submission, but Drake fights it. EC3 finally locks it in and forces Drake to tap out. EC3 wins Drake's TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match and Drake can't talk anymore, but they didn't clearly say if it was for a year or the rest of this year.
-- At the Hardy Estate, Dr. Maximilian hypnotizes Matt into being "Broken" again. Matt remembers everything and rattles off deletions, the 7 deities and having broken brilliance. The doctor snaps his fingers to keep Matt back to being himself again, however, it doesn't work and Matt forgets everything again.
-- The Tribunal vs. Al Snow and Mahabali Shera: The match closes out with all four men brawling. Baraka low blows Snow and whips Shera with his pants belt causing a DQ. After the match, Baraka and Dax both whip Shera and Snow with their belts.
-- Backstage, Aiden O'Shea informs Grado and Robbie E that "The Boss" is making them wrestle each other and the loser has to wear a turkey suit.
-- "Turkey Suit Challenge Match": Robbie E vs. Grado: Aiden O'Shea was at ringside as the special enforcer. The match closes out with Grado going for a sunset flip, but Robbie counters and hooks Grado for the pinfall. After the match, Grado puts on the turkey suit and dances around.
-- "No DQ Match": Jeff Hardy vs. Bram: James Storm and Eddie Kingston spend most of the match getting involved and helping Bram. The match closes out with Jeff drop kicking a steel chair into Bram's face. Jeff hits the Twist of Fate on Bram twice and goes to the top rope. Storm sends Jeff crashing to the mat and then hits The Last Call on Jeff. Bram gets back up and hits Jeff with The Brighter Side of Suffering and scores the pinfall. The DCC celebrate over Jeff's body with The Hardy's TNA World Tag Team Championship.

-- At the Hardy Estate, Reby says she doesn't know what else to do. Matt says everyone needs to leave him alone and just let him be a professional cook like he wants to be. Matt doesn't want to delete people, he wants to make cobbler. Matt runs outside and demands the 7 deities to give him a sign. A bolt of lightning hits Matt and knocks him out. Reby checks on Matt, who smiles and says that he's "Broken". 

- ROH TV Recap:
-- "The Last Real Man" Silas Young vs. Kyle O'Reilly: ROH World Champion Adam Cole heads down to the ring mid match and sits at the commentary table. Young hits a rolling senton on O'Reilly. O'Reilly with a knee and then applies a cross armbreaker submission. Young escapes and trades kicks with O'Reilly. O'Reilly counters Young's finisher and hits the Brainbuster to score the pinfall.
-- Silas Young Promo: Young says he lost because he was busy thinking about a grown man dressing up as Jushin Thunder Liger. Young calls Liger a coward for hiding his face the past 30 years and will prove to the world that Liger is a child playing the character at ROH Final Battle.
-- Colt Cabana and Dalton Castle vs. Preston Quinn and Ken Dixon: Castle hits a quick Bang A Rang on Dixon and scores the squash pinfall. After the match, Cabana tells Castle that he wants to run as a singles wrestler again. Castle goes to give Cabana a hug goodbye, but Cabana turns on Castle and knees him below the belt. Cabana then tosses Castle's Boys out of the ring as they tried to help Castle up.
- "ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship Tournament Match": The Kingdom vs. Team CMLL: The match closes out with Taven hitting a pumphandle slam on Guerrero. Taven hits a springboard kick and then suicide dives outside and takes out Team CMLL. The Kingdom hit a powerbomb backstabber combo and score the pinfall, to advance in the tournament.

- New Champion Crowned: Last week new ROH wrestler Will Ospreay defeated Bobby Fish to win the ROH Television Championship. This week the title changed hands yet again as Ospreay lost the title to the other newly signed ROH wrestler Marty Scurll at the ROH London live event.

*** Lucha Underground ***
- Lucha Underground TV Recap:
-- A video highlight plays announcing that The White Rabbit Tribe have arrived.
-- "Lucha Underground Trios Championship Match": Drago, Fenix and Aerostar (c) vs. The White Rabbit Tribe (Paul London, Saltador and Mala Suerte): The match closes out with Kobra Moon appearing and watching Drago from ringside. Fenix and Saltador trade counters back and forth until Fenix catches Saltador in a bridging rollup to score the pinfall and retain the titles. After the match, Kobra informs Drago that sooner or later he will bow down to his queen.
-- Backstage, The Mack congratulates newly crowned Lucha Underground Champion Sexy Star and offers to be in her corner tonight. Sexy turns Mack down and says she needs to prove that her title win wasn't a fluke.
-- Killshot vs. Dante Fox: The match closes out with Killshot hitting a double stomp on Fox for a very close near fall. Fox hits a seated Spanish Fly off the top rope on Killshot and follows that up with his finisher The Fox Catcher to score the pinfall.
-- Inside Dario Cueto's office, Johnny Mundo interrupts Cueto and says he's mad because of Angelico appearing last week and costing Mundo Aztec Warfare. Mundo has had his lawyer send Cueto a restraining order on Angelico. Cueto promises that he's banned Angelico from the building tonight, but guarantees that when Angelico returns he'll be looking for Mundo.
-- Inside Dario Cueto's office, Lotus demands Cueto to hand over Pentagon Dark to The Black Lotus Triad. Cueto announces that next week, Pentagon Dark faces The Black Lotus Triad in a Gauntlet Match.

-- "Lucha Underground Championship Match": Sexy Star (c) vs. Johnny Mundo: Mundo officially vacates his Gift of the Gods Championship for a shot at Sexy Star tonight. The match closes out with Sexy hitting a cannonball on Mundo outside and then brawls with Mundo. Mundo grabs a fans crutch, Sexy grabs it from Mundo and hands it back to the fan. The fan, who is dressed like Sexy Star blasts Sexy in the face with a pair of brass knuckles, knocking Sexy out. Mundo tosses unconscious Sexy Star into the ring, hits End of the World and scores the pinfall to win the Lucha Underground Championship. After the match, the Sexy Star fan celebrates with Mundo and reveals herself to be Taya. The whole Worldwide Underground faction celebrates to end the show.

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