Sunday, November 27, 2016

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.

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!

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