Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Wrestlemania 33 Preview

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Wrestlemania 33 Preview. It's the grand daddy of all WWE events, it's the moment that every little kid that grows up to be a professional wrestler wants to have. It's the Super Bowl of sports entertainment and millions of people will be watching. Wrestlemania 33 will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and will feature both RAW and Smackdown Live superstars. Wrestlemania 33 will be live on the WWE Network, but if you can't catch the show, join Triple Threat CLE on Monday afternoon as I will provide you with the full Wrestlemania 33 Recap.

- The Wrestlemania 33 theme song will be "Greenlight" by Pitbull, Flo Rida and LunchMoney Lewis. They will also be performing the song live at Wrestlemania.

- The New Day Host Wrestlemania 33: One of the most entertaining and fun loving tag teams in WWE history, The New Day, will be the official Wrestlemania 33 Hosts this year. The New Day promise to bring unicorn horns, trombones, dancing, twerking, Booty-O's cereal and maybe some New Day ice cream for everyone. Humor and hijinks will be in full force with The New Day hosting the party.

- WWE announced that Tinashe will kick off Wrestlemania 33 by singing America The Beautiful.

- "WWE Universal Championship Match": Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar: Goldberg has been a man on a mission since returning to the WWE last November. Goldberg made quick work of Brock Lesnar in a squash match back at WWE Survivor Series and totally embarrassed the beast. Goldberg and Lesnar's paths would cross again at the WWE Royal Rumble during the Royal Rumble Match. Both Goldberg and Lesnar came up short in winning the Royal Rumble, so both men decided to battle it out one more time at Wrestlemania 33. On his way to Wrestlemania 33, Goldberg defeated Kevin Owens at WWE Fastlane, in another squash match, to become the new WWE Universal Champion. What was once just a battle of two of wrestling's biggest names has now turned into a battle for the WWE's biggest prize, the WWE Universal Championship. Can Goldberg continue to embarrass Brock Lesnar and retain the title? Can Brock Lesnar finally figure out how to beat Goldberg and become the new WWE Universal Champion?

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match": Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton: It was a long and winding road filled with controversy to get to this match. First up, Randy Orton won the yearly Royal Rumble match in January, granting him an automatic WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestlemania 33. Bray Wyatt stepped inside of the Elimination Chamber in February and walked out the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Orton showing his loyalty to his master Bray Wyatt, gave up his title shot and a battle royal was contested to decide a new #1 Contender. AJ Styles and Luke Harper eliminated each other at the same time in the battle royal, leaving no winner and a one on one match immediately signed to determine a winner. Styles would go onto defeat Harper and become the new #1 Contender, however, that didn't stick either. Randy Orton finally revealed his master plan by turning on Bray Wyatt, burning down The Wyatt Family Compound and then stating that he was taking his Wrestlemania 33 title shot. Another #1 Contenders Match between AJ Styles and Randy Orton took place which ended with Orton getting the victory and getting back his original #1 Contendership from winning the Royal Rumble. Orton has vowed to become Bray Wyatt's master at Wrestlemania 33 and take his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

- "WWE United States Championship Match": Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens: For the past 6 months, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens have been inseparable and watching each others backs in big matches. Jericho made it his mission to help Owens retain his WWE Universal Championship every chance he could get and help keep Owens as the face of RAW. Jericho considered he and Owens the best of friends and nothing could break them up even though it appeared at times that they weren't getting along. The cracks in the Jericho/Owens Friendship began to appear when Jericho accepted a match for Owens' WWE Universal Championship against Goldberg at WWE Fastlane, which Owens wasn't happy about at all. Jericho looked to make it up to Owens by having a Festival of Friendship party in Owens' honor for Jericho to prove what a great friend Owens was. The Festival, however, turned violent as Owens viciously attacked Jericho and ended their friendship forever. Jericho would get his revenge 3 weeks later at WWE Fastlane, as Jericho helped cost Owens his WWE Universal Championship against Goldberg. Jericho next laid down the Wrestlemania 33 challenge to Owens and even agreed to put his WWE United States Championship on the line just to get Owens to say yes. Will Jericho finally get his revenge on Owens after Owens' vicious attack? Will Owens finish what he started at the Festival of Friendship and take Jericho's WWE United States Championship?

- "WWE Intercontinental Championship Match": Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin: Last month at WWE Elimination Chamber, Dean Ambrose cost Baron Corbin the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by getting him eliminated from the Elimination Chamber match. Corbin would then viciously attack Ambrose, which caused Ambrose to get eliminated next. The following week, Corbin still upset, attacked Ambrose again from behind, beat Ambrose down and tossed Ambrose into the electronical equipment by the stage. Ambrose went on to eliminate Corbin in the #1 Contenders Battle Royal, which forced Corbin to attack Ambrose again and lay Ambrose out with End of Days on the floor. Corbin would then attack Ambrose backstage, demand a WWE Intercontinental Championship Match and then pinned Ambrose under a forklift, injuring Ambrose and sending him to the hospital. Ambrose returned two weeks before Wrestlemania, laid out Corbin with Dirty Deeds and granted Corbin his WWE Intercontinental Championship Match at Wrestlemania 33.  

- "WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match": Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries: Last month at WWE Fastlane, Neville defeated Jack Gallagher to retain his title and it continued to raise the question of..."Can anybody beat Neville?" Neville proved that he was still unbeatable as he again retained his title against Rich Swann in Swann's rematch and stated that there was no one that could beat Neville. Enter Double A, Austin Aries! Aries had just returned from the DL and disagreed with Neville, stating he's never faced Aries yet. Aries would go on to attack Neville and dared Neville to put his title on the line against him. Aries would then go on to win a #1 Contenders Fatal Five Way Match on 205 Live to officially earn a WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match against Neville at Wrestlemania 33. Can Neville defeat Aries and continue to reign as the self proclaimed King of the Cruiserweights? Can Aries, who's a former World Champion and Independent wrestling legend finally behead the king?

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship, Fatal Four Way Elimination Match": Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax: Last month at WWE Fastlane, WWE RAW Women's Champion Bayley retained her title against Charlotte, with the help from Sasha Banks. Bayley would go on to officially grant Sasha Banks a title shot at Wrestlemania 33, because it was a dream of their's to battle at Wrestlemania. Stephanie McMahon, however, changed that idea and made it Bayley vs. Charlotte at Wrestlemania 33, granting Charlotte a rematch. Stephaine gave Sasha a chance to be included, but she'd have to beat Bayley to do it. Sasha was able to defeat Bayley and make the match a Triple Threat Match. Nia Jax began to demand her shot at the title around this time too, as she considered herself as the monster that no one could beat. Bayley would face Nia Jax one on one and defeat her by DQ, after Nia refused to let up on Bayley and beat her down. The following week, Stephanie McMahon granted Nia Jax a No DQ Match against Bayley, which Nia won and made this match into a Fatal Four Way Match, as a reward for defeating Bayley.

- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship, One vs. All Match": Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Every Available Superstar In The Smackdown Live Women's Division: Last month at WWE Elimination Chamber, Naomi defeated Alexa Bliss to become the new WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion. Naomi, however, suffered an injury during the match and was forced to vacate the championship. Alexa Bliss would go onto defeat Becky Lynch and win back the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship going into Wrestlemania 33. Alexa Bliss went on to announce herself as the greatest female wrestler on the Smackdown Live roster and ran down a list of names of women wrestlers she would not be fighting at Wrestlemania 33. Nattie Neidhart, Becky Lynch and even Bliss' friend Mickie James all felt like they deserved a title shot against Bliss at Wrestlemania 33, however, Bliss found excuses of why they all weren't worthy of it. Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan finally came up with a solution to solving the problem of finding an opponent for Alexa Bliss. Bryan stated that since Alexa Bliss felt that she was the greatest female athlete in the Smackdown Live Women's Division, then Alexa Bliss would defend her championship against every woman in the Smackdown Live Women's Division that didn't already have a match at Wrestlemania 33.

- "WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship, Triple Threat Ladder Match": Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo and Big Cass vs. Cesaro and Sheamus: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson walked out of WWE Royal Rumble the new WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions after defeating Sheamus and Cesaro. Sheamus and Cesaro would get their rematch, but would come up short thanks to Enzo and Big Cass getting involved. Enzo and Big Cass defeated Sheamus and Cesaro and earned the next title shots against Gallows and Anderson at WWE Fastlane. Gallows and Anderson defeated Enzo and Cass at WWE Fastlane and held onto the titles again at the next RAW, after Sheamus and Cesaro got involved and cost Enzo and Cass the titles. RAW GM Mick Foley made a #1 Contenders Match between Enzo and Big Cass and Sheamus and Cesaro to determine which team would go to Wrestlemania 33. Gallows and Anderson would get involved and beat down both teams, leaving us with no #1 Contenders. Upset with Gallows and Anderson's interference, Foley announced that Gallows and Anderson would defend their titles at Wrestlemania 33 against both Enzo and Big Cass and Sheamus and Cesaro in a Triple Threat Match. One week before Wrestlemania 33, Gallows and Anderson attacked their opponents with ladders, which made the match changed to a Triple Threat Ladder Match.

- The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns: Roman Reigns and The Undertaker first crossed paths back at the WWE Royal Rumble, which resulted in a very smug Roman Reigns eliminating The Undertaker from the match and ending The Undertaker's chance of main eventing Wrestlemania 33 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. One night removed from WWE Fastlane, Braun Strowman called out Roman Reigns on RAW, only to be interrupted by The Undertaker. Strowman quickly made an exit, leaving Undertaker to be interrupted by Roman Reigns. Reigns questioned Undertaker on why he was in the ring, the spot that Roman Reigns now considered his yard, not The Undertaker's anymore. Undertaker responded by staring at the Wrestlemania logo from the ceiling and then choke slamming Reigns straight to hell. The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns was made official for Wrestlemania 33 and Shawn Michaels arrived to warn Reigns about The Undertaker's mind games. Reigns stated that he would end The Undertaker's career just like Undertaker ended Michaels'.

- 4th Annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal: This year marks the fourth annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania. In the inaugural match at Wrestlemania 30, Cesaro came out victorious and took home the gold Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy. Big Show would go on to win the second battle royal and then last year Baron Corbin came out victorious. Who will come out victorious this year as superstars from RAW and Smackdown Live compete in the battle royal.

- "Unsanctioned Match": Triple H vs. Seth Rollins: The Seth Rollins/Triple H feud began back in November of 2016 when Triple H turned on Rollins and helped Kevin Owens win the WWE Universal Championship. Week after week, Rollins made it his mission to call out Triple H, who would never answer, to seek the answers of why the man who was once his mentor in The Authority decided to just turn on him. Rollins ended up high jacking and threatening to take over an NXT Takeover pay per view until Triple H met him in the ring face to face. Triple H finally appeared, but had NXT Security toss Rollins out of the building. Rollins was then banned from competing at the WWE Royal Rumble by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Triple H finally agreed to meet Rollins face to face and settle things on RAW, however, it was a trap as Samoa Joe attacked Rollins from behind before Rollins could get to Triple H and seriously injured Rollins' knee. Rollins returned on crutches and promised Triple H that he would still be showing up at Wrestlemania 33, against doctors orders, and calling Triple H out. Triple H warned Rollins not to or it would be the biggest mistake of Rollins' career. Seth Rollins would return again, no longer on crutches and attack Triple H on RAW. Triple H gained the advantage and immediately worked on Rollins' bad knee re-injuring it. Rollins' doctor stated he would not clear Rollins for Wrestlemania 33. Triple H dared Rollins to sign a contract for an Unsanctioned Street Fight at Wrestlemania 33, so he couldn't sue WWE once he got his career ended. Rollins appeared on RAW and agreed to the match with Triple H, leading to Triple H going after Rollins knee again and Rollins going after Triple H with his crutch. 

- John Cena and Nikki Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse: This feud all started at WWE Elimination Chamber when Nattie Neidhart shoved Nikki Bella into Maryse backstage and John Cena eliminated The Miz in the Elimination Chamber. Nikki Bella battled Nattie Neidhart in a Falls Count Anywhere Match on Smackdown Live, which saw Nikki again accidentally taking out Maryse backstage, forcing Maryse to attack Nikki with a lead pipe. Later that night, John Cena would again eliminate The Miz from the #1 Contenders Battle Royal. The Miz returned and cost Cena the match by eliminating Cena. Cena was next a guest on Miz TV where Miz called Cena a manipulator and a hypocrite for doing the same things he faulted The Rock for doing. Cena called out Miz on copying other people's moves and ended up getting slapped by Maryse. The Miz and Maryse would go on to attack Cena and Nikki from behind after their tag team match against James Ellsworth and Carmella. Miz and Maryse called Cena and Nikki's relationship fake and full of nothing but lies, Nikki is where she is because of Cena and Nikki is jealous of what Miz and Maryse share as a married couple. Miz and Maryse would have another edition of Miz TV which ended with Cena and Nikki hitting the ring and chasing off Miz and Maryse. Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan would go on to make the mixed tag team match between the two couples at Wrestlemania 33 official, so this bitter feud can finally be over.

- AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon: All AJ Styles wanted was a fair one on one rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but instead he was put in a series of stipulated matches. Styles lost his WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the WWE Royal Rumble to John Cena and demanded his rematch. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan instead put Styles in the 6 Man Elimination Chamber Match, where Styles came up short. Bray Wyatt came out victorious and Styles was then put in a Triple Threat Match with John Cena. Bray again came out victorious and Styles still was not getting his one on one rematch. After Randy Orton turned down his title shot for winning the Royal Rumble, a battle royal was made, but it was surrounded with controversy as both Styles and Luke Harper hit the floor together, but Harper clearly hit the floor first. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan announced a #1 Contenders Match between Styles and Harper instead of granting Styles his one on one title shot. Styles defeated Harper, becoming #1 Contender, however, Randy Orton decided to make his turn on Bray Wyatt and said he was accepting his title shot now. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan decided to make another #1 Contenders Match where Orton defeated Styles to earn the title shot at Wrestlemania 33. Styles had finally snapped after this and tried to go after Shane McMahon backstage, but was held back by WWE Officials. Styles stated that he was sick of both Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan messing with him and not giving him what he deserved. Styles would go on to attack Shane in the parking garage and throw Shane face first through a car window, which prompted Bryan to fire Styles from Smackdown Live. Shane McMahon returned and announced that Styles wasn't fired, instead he's getting that one on one match he wanted at Wrestlemania 33 against Shane McMahon.

- Past WWE Superstar's and Celebrities: Every year Wrestlemania season brings out past WWE Superstars back to the company for surprise appearances. Wrestlemania is also a huge spot for celebrities of Hollywood, music and sports to make surprise appearances. No one has been officially announced as of yet to be making appearances, but we all know it'll most likely happen.

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 3/30/17: NXT Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you this week's NXT recap.

We are just 3 days away from NXT Takeover: Orlando during Wrestlemania weekend!

This week's NXT saw a Triple Threat Match between Dash Wilder of The Revival, Akam of The Authors of Pain and Johnny Gargano of #DIY, giving us a preview of their huge NXT World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match at Takeover: Orlando. Heavy Machinery returned to NXT and battled Mike Marshall and Jonathan Ortagun in tag team action. NXT Women's Champion Asuka and Ember Moon sign their contract, making their NXT Women's Championship Match official at Takeover: Orlando. The main event of the show saw Kassius Ohno battle Elias Samson in a Loser Leaves NXT Match. 

** NXT **

- "Triple Threat Match": Dash Wilder vs. Akam vs. Johnny Gargano: The match closes out with Akam going for a power bomb, but Gargano escapes and connects with a boot on Akam. Gargano goes for the pinfall, but Rezar grabs Akam and pulls him outside. Ciampa goes after the AOP, but gets dropped by Akam on the floor. Gargano goes for a DDT on Akam, but gets caught and power bombed hard into the mat. Scott Dawson grabs Akam's leg and distracts him. Wilder slides back into the ring, covers Gargano and steals the pinfall.
Winner: Dash Wilder, by pinfall.

- Heavy Machinery vs. Mike Marshall and Jonathan Ortagun: The match closes out with Heavy Machinery making quick work of their opponents in a squash match. Dozovic power bombs his partner Knight on top of their opponents and score the easy pinfall.
Winners: Heavy Machinery, by pinfall.

- Backstage, William Regal is seated with Asuka and Ember Moon. Ember says Asuka is a great champion, but it's all going to her head and she will dethrone the champion. Asuka says that Ember isn't ready for her, but Ember disagrees. Both ladies sign their contract and Asuka walks out.

- "Loser Leaves NXT Match": Kassius Ohno vs. Elias Samson: The match closes out with Samson trapping Ohno in a crossface submission. Samson blocks Ohno from escaping the submission on several attempts until Ohno finally reaches the ropes. Both men unload punches on each other until Samson plants Ohno and gets a near fall. Ohno counters a boot, lands a jumping knee strike and then a kick for a near fall. Samson tries to steal a rollup pinfall with his feet on the ropes, but gets busted by the referee. Samson plants Ohno with his neckbreaker finisher, but Ohno kicks out at two and a half. Ohno connects with the Roaring Elbow out of nowhere and scores the pinfall on Samson. After the match, NXT Officials and NXT Security are forced to escort Samson out of the building as he refuses to leave. Ohno offers to give Samson his guitar on the way out, but ends up smashing it to pieces as Samson is dragged out to end the show.
Winner: Kassius Ohno, by pinfall.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 3/29/17: Smackdown Live Richmond 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.

We are exactly 5 days away from the biggest event in sports entertainment, also known as the Super Bowl of Wrestling! This week's Smackdown Live served up the go home show to Wrestlemania 33!

This week Smackdown Live was live in Richmond, Virginia. AJ Styles and Shane McMahon met face to face to sign their contract for Wrestlemania 33. Becky Lynch battled Carmella in one on one Women's Division action. Miz returns with another edition of Miz TV leading into Wrestlemania 33. American Alpha, Heath Slater, Rhyno and Mojo Rawley battled The Usos, Dolph Ziggler, Tyler Breeze and Fandango in a Ten Man Tag Team Match with a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 33 on the line. The main event of the show saw WWE World Heavyweight Champion Bray Wyatt battle Luke Harper in a one on one non title match.

** Smackdown Live **

- AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon Wrestlemania 33 Contract Signing: Daniel Bryan is in the ring and first introduces Shane McMahon, then AJ Styles. Shane talks about the vision he's had running Smackdown Live, Styles being apart of that vision, complimenting Styles' ring work, talks about Styles winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and then his ego caused him to lose it. Shane says that Styles is making his own opportunity at Shane's expense and Styles better give his all at Wrestlemania 33 or it'll mean he's not phenomenal. Shane and Styles both sign the contract and Styles speaks. Styles asks Shane if he's ever been in a simple one on one non stipulated match before and since he hasn't Shane needs to know that he's entering Styles' world. Styles says he'll embarrass Shane on every level, cause he's never battled someone like AJ Styles. Styles says he's the best and Shane will learn how phenomenal he is. Bryan steps in between both men as they look to start a brawl. Shane offers a handshake, but Styles refuses and walks out.

- Becky Lynch vs. Carmella: WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Alexa Bliss and Mickie James are on commentary for this match. The match closes out with Alexa and Mickie getting into a brawl at ringside, which takes them into the ring for the interruption. Becky and Carmella brawl with them, getting the match thrown out. Becky suplexes Carmella as Mickie Mick Kicks Alexa and points to the Wrestlemania 33 banner.
Winner: No Contest.

- Mickie James and Becky Lynch vs. Carmella and Alexa Bliss: After the interference this was made into a tag team match. Nattie Neidhart interrupts the match, but she sits in on commentary. The match closes out with James Ellsworth getting involved and tripping up Becky by the feet. Carmella takes advantage and scores the pinfall on Becky. After the match, Nattie hits the ring and a five lady brawl breaks out. Naomi's music suddenly hits and she hits the ring. Naomi hurricanranas Nattie and then unloads on Carmella and Alexa. Naomi announces that she's 100% cleared for the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship Match at Wrestlemania 33 and everyone will feel the glow.
Winners: Carmella and Alexa Bliss, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Breezy Bella interrupts Daniel Bryan and says he's available for Wrestlemania 33. Fandango interrupts and says he's available too. Bryan announces a ten man tag team match tonight with the winners getting entered into the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 33. 

- Miz TV With Miz And Maryse: Miz and Maryse mock John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Brie Bella and Nikki Bella and then show one last episode of Total Bellas Bull****. "Nikki" proposes to "Cena" in the episode, but "Cena" says no because getting married would hurt the Cena Brand. Miz then says that Wrestlemania 33 will be the curtain call for Cena and Nikki and they'll have nothing left after WWE. Maryse says after Sunday, the whole world will see that Cena's world is bull****. John Cena and Nikki Bella interrupt and head to the ring. Cena tells Miz that this segment was actually funny, nailing everything exactly the way Cena lives his life. Cena says they don't have a problem with their show, but they do have a problem with Miz and Maryse. Cena says Maryse likes to mock Nikki, but Maryse accomplished absolutely nothing when she was in WWE.
Cena says that right now all Maryse has done is steal paychecks from WWE, she never competes and begged to be on Total Divas, which Miz takes advantage of. Cena says he and Nikki will destroy Miz and Maryse at Wrestlemania 33 and calls Miz a p****. Cena calls Miz and Maryse the Shhh It Couple and promises Maryse that Nikki will knock the botox out of her face. Miz and Maryse fake an attack, but decide to walk away. Nikki calls them fake see through jealous haters that'll get their asses kicked at Wrestlemania 33.

- "Ten Man Tag Team Match": American Alpha, Heath Slater, Rhyno and Mojo Rawley vs. The Usos, Dolph Ziggler, Tyler Breeze and Fandango: The match closes out with Mojo hitting a splash on Breeze for a near fall. Jordan gets tossed outside as does Jimmy Uso. Jey Uso connects with an Uso Kick on Gable. Ziggler sends Slater flying off the apron. Rhyno hits the Gore on Ziggler, as Mojo scores the pinfall on Breeze.
Winners: Mojo Rawley, American Alpha, Heath Slater and Rhyno, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Luke Harper says he's seen the truth and the truth is he doesn't need Bray Wyatt.

- Bray Wyatt vs. Luke Harper: The match closes out with Harper landing a senton and then connects a big boot on Bray for a near fall. Harper lands a superkick and a clothesline for another near fall. Bray stares Harper in the eyes which makes Harper hesitate for a moment before going for the discus lariat. Bray counters, hits Sister Abigail and scores the pinfall. After the match, Randy Orton appears on the TitanTron at the grounds of Bray's burnt down Compound. Orton places a crucifix in the ground where Sister Abigail was buried. Orton says he's coming for Bray and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 33. Orton walks off as the crucifix engulfs in flames.
Winner: Bray Wyatt, by pinfall.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 3/28/17: RAW Philadelphia 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.

We are exactly 6 days away from the biggest event in sports entertainment, also known as the Super Bowl of Wrestling! This week's RAW served up the go home show to Wrestlemania 33!

This week's RAW was live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Last week, Triple H dared Seth Rollins to show up tonight and sign a contract to face him at Wrestlemania 33 in an Unsanctioned Match. Did Seth Rollins show up and sign the contract? Brock Lesnar and WWE Universal Champion Goldberg met face to face one last time before their title match at Wrestlemania 33. All four ladies competing in the WWE RAW Women's Championship Elimination Match at Wrestlemania 33 met in tag team action, as WWE RAW Women's Champion Bayley and Sasha Banks battled Charlotte and Nia Jax. Austin Aries battled Noam Dar in one on one Cruiserweight Division action. An Over The Top Rope Challenge took place as a little preview to the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 33. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville battled Jack Gallagher in a one on one non title match. Roman Reigns gives his final thoughts before battling The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33. WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson battled Enzo and Big Cass in a non title match. Sami Zayn battled Kevin Owens in a No DQ Match with Zayn's Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal spot at Wrestlemania 33 and Zayn's career on the line. WWE Universal Champion Goldberg and Brock Lesnar go face to face one more time before their title match at Wrestlemania 33.

** RAW **

- Bayley Promo: Bayley kicks off RAW hyping Wrestlemania 33 and talking about growing up and watching the super bowl of wrestling. Charlotte interrupts, accuses Sasha Banks of using Bayley to get into the title match, blames Sasha for Charlotte not still being the champion right now and warns Bayley that Sasha is using her to stab her in the back. Sasha Banks interrupts next and says that she and Bayley are best friends win or lose at Wrestlemania. Nia Jax interrupts next and says that ever since she's arrived on the main roster, all she hears about are the three of them and she's sick of it. Nia says all three of them remind her of high school drama and they're pathetic. Charlotte again brings up the possibility of Sasha turning on Bayley and then catches a punch to the face by Sasha. All four ladies brawl with each other and it sets up their tag team match next.

- Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte and Nia Jax: The match closes out with Charlotte trapping Bayley in the Figure Eight submission, but Sasha makes the save. Sasha sends Nia to the floor, tries a cross body, but gets caught. Sasha counters out and sends Nia into the ring post. Charlotte tries to attack Sasha, but gets planted with Bayley To Belly, by Bayley for the pinfall. After the match, Nia attacks Sasha and Bayley. Nia leg drops Sasha, hits the Samoan Drop on Bayley and then lays out Charlotte. Nia picks up the WWE RAW Women's Championship and stares at the Wrestlemania 33 banner.
Winners: Bayley and Sasha Banks, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Sami Zayn says it's rough without Mick Foley on RAW anymore, but feels the roster needs to keep fighting on Foley's behalf. Zayn announces he's entering the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 33 and dedicates it to Foley. Stephanie McMahon interrupts and tells Zayn that he has to fight and defeat Kevin Owens in a No DQ Match tonight or else he's out of the Battle Royal and he'll be fired.

- Austin Aries vs. Noam Dar: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville was on commentary for this match. The match closes out with Aries connecting with a neck breaker. Alicia Fox distracts Aries, allowing Dar to get a near fall roll up. Aries hits an elbow and follows that with the discus forearm on Dar. Aries stares down Neville and then locks Dar in the Last Chancery submission for the tap out victory.
Winner: Austin Aries, by submission.

- A video of The Undertaker is shown getting ready to dig a grave for Roman Reigns.

- Triple H vs. Seth Rollins Contract Signing: Seth Rollins hits the ring on a crutch and immediately calls out Triple H. Triple H arrives and warns Rollins not to attack him or he will defend himself and the match will be called off. Triple H goes over the contract with Rollins, stating Rollins can not sue WWE, Triple H, or the McMahon Family if Rollins is seriously injured at Wrestlemania 33. Triple H tells Rollins not to worry because he's sure he can get cleared in the future and still wrestle in front of small crowds in armories because he's not walking out of Wrestlemania. Rollins says that won't bother him because he loves armories, this match is about redemption and nothing will stop Rollins from beating Triple H. Triple H signs the contract and then kicks the table into Rollins bad leg. Triple H goes for a crutch shot, but Rollins connects with an enzuigiri. Triple H counters a Pedigree and takes out Rollins' leg. Rollins counters the Pedigree and sends Triple H over the top rope. Rollins grabs his knee in pain, but is able to connect with a crutch shot on Triple H, chasing Triple H off.

- "Over The Top Rope Challenge": Big Show, Jinder Mahal, Bo Dallas, Primo, Epico, Goldust, R-Truth, Curtis Axel: The match closes out with Braun Strowman interrupting and threatens to kick Big Show's ass because he does whatever he wants. Big Show dares Strowman to bring it, but Strowman smirks and points at the Wrestlemania 33 banner.
Winner: No Contest

- Backstage, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson mock Enzo and Big Cass.

- A video of The Undertaker shows him digging a grave.

- Backstage, Roman Reigns says he doesn't have time for The Undertaker's mind games. Reigns says he's headed to the ring to send Taker a message.

- Backstage, Sheamus and Cesaro get attacked from behind by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson with a ladder, leaving them laid out.

- Neville vs. Jack Gallagher: The match closes out with Gallagher grabbing his umbrella and sends Neville to the floor. Neville is back in and sends Gallagher into the corner. Neville hits the superplex on Gallagher and then gets the tap out victory with the Rings of Saturn submission.
Winner: Neville, by submission.

- Backstage, Austin Aries asks The New Day who's winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match at Wrestlemania 33. Aries then dances with New Day after they say that Aries will win.

- Roman Reigns Promo: Reigns says that he thought winning the Royal Rumble 2 years ago was the biggest moment of his career, but facing The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33 will now top that. Reigns says he's putting Taker down permanently, he doesn't give a damn who you are and he doesn't give a damn about what Taker thinks. The lights flicker and Taker's gong hits. A video takes us to Taker at the cemetery. Taker says the ring is Taker's yard and the hole he dug will be Reigns' yard. Taker says that Wrestlemania will be Reigns' last ride as Taker reveals a tombstone with Reigns' name on it. Taker's gong hits again, the lights go out, pop back on and Taker is standing behind Reigns in the ring. Taker stares down Reigns and gives his trademarked "Rest..In..Peace".

- Enzo and Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: Before the match even begins, Sheamus and Cesaro attack Gallows and Anderson from behind with a ladder. All three teams begin brawling. The Club lay out Enzo, Cass and Cesaro with ladder shots.
Winners: No Contest.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens says he's destroying Sami Zayn tonight, taking Zayn's career and then moving on to Wrestlemania 33 to turn Chris Jericho's ultimate ride into his ultimate demise.

- "No DQ Match": Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens: The match closes out with Owens getting a near fall frog splash on Zayn. Zayn counters the pop up power bomb and gets a near fall Blue Thunder Bomb on Owens. Samoa Joe hits the ring with a steel chair and targets Zayn. Chris Jericho hits the ring and lays out Joe with a steel chair shot. Owens sends Jericho flying off the apron with a punch, then gets rolled up and pinned by Zayn. After the match, Owens attacks Zayn and beats him now. Jericho hits the ring and unloads steel chair shots on Owens, chasing him from the ring.
Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall. Sami Zayn keeps his Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal spot.

- Goldberg And Brock Lesnar Face To Face: Paul Heyman hypes Wrestlemania 33 and says that Lesnar wants the WWE Universal Championship. Heyman says Goldberg may be The Man, but Lesnar is The Beast and he will chew Goldberg up. Heyman says Lesnar is taking Goldberg to Suplex City and Goldberg won't be leaving. Heyman says Wrestlemania 33 will be renamed "The Death of a Superhero". Goldberg's music hits and out comes the champion. Goldberg says the WWE Universe didn't come here to hear talking, they want to see a fight. Goldberg heads to the ring and says he's bringing a little bit of Wrestlemania 33 to Philly. Lesnar charges, but gets speared in half on the floor by Goldberg. Goldberg celebrates in the ring as Heyman checks on Lesnar on the floor to end the show.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

On TV This Week 3/26/17 - 4/1/17

By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams


Thunder @ Rockets (ABC, 3:30pm)
Trail Blazers @ Lakers (NBA TV, 9:30pm)

Flyers @ Penguins (NBC Sports, 7pm)

Kentucky vs. North Carolina (CBS, 5pm)

Giants @ White Sox (MLB, 4pm)
Astors @ Nationals (MLB, 8pm)

College Softball: Auburn @ Florida (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Disappeared, PREMIERE (ID, 10pm)


Cavaliers @ Spurs (TNT, 8pm)
Pelicans @ Jazz (TNT, 10:30pm)

High School: Powerade Jam Fest (ESPN 2, 8pm)

Mariners @ Padres (MLB, 4pm)
Cubs @ Indians (MLB, 9pm)

Blackhawks @ Lightning (NBC Sports, 7:30pm)
Rock and a Hard Place (HBO, 10pm)


Warriors @ Rockets (NBA TV, 8pm)
Wizards @ Lakers (NBA TV, 10:30pm)

Giants @ Cubs (MLB, 4pm)
Red Sox @ Pirates (MLB, 7pm)

Sabres @ Blue Jackets (FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)
Capitals @ Wild (NHL, 8pm)
Bones, FINALE (FOX, 9pm)
People Icons, FINALE (ABC, 10pm)


Thunder @ Magic (NBA TV, 7pm)
Warriors @ Spurs (ESPN, 9:30pm)

High School: McDonald's All-American Game (ESPN, 7pm)

Indians @ Reds (STO, 3pm)
Dodgers @ Mariners (MLB, 4pm)

Miami Open, Quarterfinals (ESPN 2, 7pm)

Blackhawks @ Penguins (NBC Sports, 8pm)
Blindspot (NBC, 8pm)
Imaginary Mary, PREMIERE (ABC, 8:30pm)
Duck Dynasty, FINALE (A&E, 9pm)
Legion, FINALE (FX, 10pm)
Nobodies, PREMIERE (TV Land, 10pm)
Lopez, PREMIERE (TV Land, 10:30pm)


Cavaliers @ Bulls (TNT, 8pm)
Rockets @ Trail Blazers (TNT, 10:30pm)

Blue Jackets @ Hurricanes (FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)
Stars @ Bruins (NBC Sports, 7pm)

NIT Tournament Final: Georgia Tech vs. TCU (ESPN, 8pm)
State Farm Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships (ESPN, 10pm)

Miami Open, Quarterfinals (ESPN 2, 7pm)
The Amazing Race, PREMIERE (CBS, 10pm)
Review, FINALE (Comedy Central, 10pm)


76ers @ Cavaliers (FOX Sports Ohio, 7:30pm)
Spurs @ Thunder (ESPN, 8pm)
Rockets @ Warriors (ESPN, 10:30pm)

Blue Jackets @ Blackhawks (FOX Sports Ohio, 8:30pm)

Miami Open, Men's Second Semifinal (ESPNews, 7pm)

Bellator MMA Live (Spike, 9pm)
Grimm, FINALE (NBC, 8pm)
Last Man Standing, FINALE (ABC, 8pm)
Dr. Ken, FINALE (ABC, 8:30pm)
Sleepy Hollow, FINALE (FOX, 9pm)
ELeague (TBS, 10pm)


South Carolina vs. Gonzaga (CBS, 6pm)
Oregon vs. North Carolina (CBS, 8:30pm)

Hawks @ Bulls (NBA TV, 5pm)

Maple Leafs @ Red Wings (NHL, 7pm)

Pirates @ Blue Jays (MLB, 1pm)
Giants @ Athletics (MLB, 4pm)
Angels @ Dodgers (MLB, 9pm)

Miami Open, Women's Final (ESPN 2, 1pm)

Camping World Truck Series: Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (FOX, 3pm)

Shell Houston Open, Third Round (NBC, 3pm)

English Premier League: Southampton FC vs. AFC Bournemouth (NBC, 12:30pm)

College Baseball: South Carolina @ Auburn (ESPNU, 6pm)
College Softball: Auburn @ Georgia (ESPN, 7pm)
Figure Skating: World Championships, Ladies Free Skate (NBC, 8pm)
2017 World Men's Curling Championship (NBC Sports, 9pm)
Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:30pm)