Sunday, December 24, 2017

Weekend 3 Count 12/24/17

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 rumors and recaps involving WWE, NXT, Impact, ROH, Lucha Underground, NJPW, House of Hardcore, NWA, ICW, CZW, FIP, PWG, AAW, EVOLVE, PROGRESS, SHINE, SHIMMER, BEYOND, DEFIANT 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 ***

- Dolph Ziggler Wins Gold: If you missed WWE Clash of Champions this past Sunday night, Dolph Ziggler walked out of the event the new WWE United States Champion, defeating Baron Corbin and Bobby Roode in a Triple Threat Match.

- Dolph Ziggler Possibly Vacates Gold: This past week on Smackdown Live it appeared that Dolph Ziggler vacated the WWE United States Championship after promising to do something rememberable. Ziggler then proceeded to lay down the title in the ring and then walked out.

- Women's Royal Rumble Officially Announced: This past week on Monday Night RAW, Stephanie McMahon officially announced the first ever all women's Royal Rumble will take place at the WWE Royal Rumble.

- Dean Ambrose Injury: It was announced this past week that Dean Ambrose has been legitimately suffering from a right elbow injury but there's no word yet on the severity of the injury. Ambrose was scheduled to travel to Birmingham, Alabama this past Wednesday to have the injury checked out and dealt with.

- Jason Jordan And Seth Rollins Team Up: WWE announced this week, with Dean Ambrose more than likely out until next year with his elbow injury, Jason Jordan will take Ambrose's spot and team with Seth Rollins for the time being.

- #1 Contenders Announced: This past week on Monday Night RAW, RAW GM Kurt Angle officially announced both Braun Strowman and Kane as the #1 Contenders to the WWE Universal Championship. Both will battle Brock Lesnar in a Triple Threat Match at the WWE Royal Rumble.

- Hall Of Fame 2018 Rumors: This past week there was a list of names revealed that were rumored to be the five superstars going into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018. Those names listed were Goldberg, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ivory, The Dudley Boys and Kid Rock. I'll keep you posted on the actual superstars picked when the inductees are officially announced.

** 205 Live Recap **

- Kalisto and Gran Metalik defeated Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher, by DQ. Kalisto hits Salida Del Sol on Gallagher, but Kendrick attacks Kalisto with boots until the referee calls the DQ. After the match, Kendrick drop kicks the steel steps into Metalik's leg.

- Hideo Itami defeated Colin Delaney, by pinfall. Itami squashes Delaney quickly in this match and hits the Go To Sleep for the pinfall.

- Cedric Alexander defeated Drew Gulak, by pinfall. Earlier in the night, Enzo Amore says that he has to lay into Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari for letting Alexander win on RAW. Gulak promised Enzo that he'd annihilate Alexander tonight. Alexander confronts Enzo after Enzo says that Alexander needs to win twice to be the #1 Contender since he had two chances to get the win. Alexander tells Enzo that he should fight his own battles. Alexander hits the Lumbar Check on Gulak and scores the pinfall. After the match, Enzo distracts Alexander while Daivari tries to attack from behind. Alexander catches Daivari and hits the Lumbar Check to end the show.

*** NXT ***

- New Champions Crowned: This past week on NXT TV, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish defeated SAnitY to win the NXT World Tag Team Championship.


** ROH TV Recap **

- The Addiction defeated Coast To Coast, by pinfall. Kazarian is placed in a tree of woe by Ali, but Daniels makes the save. Kazarian with a Back Stabber and an Unprettier on Ali. LSG hits a springboard clothesline on Daniels and trades shots with Kazarian. The Addiction hit the Best Meltzer Ever on LSG and score the pinfall. After the match, LSG and Ali agree to have one more match as a team to see if it's worth going forward together or splitting up.

- Shane Taylor defeated Eli Isom, by referee stoppage. Taylor gets the quick victory, after hitting Isom right in the face with a knee, knocking Isom out cold. The referee decides to call the match, due to Isom being unable to continue. 

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) defeated Rocky Romero and The Best Friends, by submission. Omega counters Sliced Bread by Romero and hits a fireman's carry slam. Omega with a knee to Beretta and then Omega lifts Beretta into a Tombstone position. Omega and Matt hit tombstone piledrivers on Beretta and Chuckie after Nick hits drop kicks on both. Omega hits the One Winged Angel on Romero and then The Bucks force Romero to tap out to the Cease and Desist submission.

- ROH Announces A New Championship: ROH announced this week that they will be creating an ROH Woman Of Honor Championship and developing a women's division in the company in 2018.

** Final Battle Recap **

- Rhett Titus and Will Ferrara defeated Cheeseburger and Delirious.

- Jonathan Gresham defeated Josh Woods.

- Matt Taven defeated Will Ospreay, by pinfall. Ospreay hits a moonsault that takes out all of The Kingdom. Ospreay blocks a Taven frog splash with his knees up. Ospreay goes for the OsCutter, but Taven counters and hits a arm trap headlock driver on Ospreay for the pinfall.

- War Machine defeated The Addiction, by pinfall. All four men start brawling and eventually lay each other out. Hanson hits a springboard elbow and then Thor's Hammer on Daniels. Hanson suicide dives onto Kazarian and takes him out. War Machine hit Fallout and score the pinfall.

- Jay Lethal defeated Marty Scurll, by pinfall. Lethal traps Scurll in a figure four leg lock submission. Scurll reaches the ropes and then grabs his umbrella. Lethal grabs it away, distracting the referee and Scurll grabs a second umbrella. Scurll hits Lethal with the umbrella, hits a release piledriver and gets a near fall. Referee grabs the umbrella away from Lethal. Lethal low blows Scurll while the referee is distracted and then hits the Lethal Injection to score the pinfall.

- "ROH World Tag Team Championship Match": The Motor City Machine Guns (c) defeated The Best Friends, by pinfall, to retain their titles. The Best Friends hit a dropkick/reverse piledriver and get a near fall. Shelley attempts Sliced Bread #2, but gets dropped with a Lawn Dart. Sabin gets hit with a piledriver, but Sabin rolls through and somehow scores the surprise pinfall on Beretta to retain the titles.

- "ROH Television Championship, Four Way Elimination Match": Silas Young defeated Kenny King (c), Punishment Martinez and Shane Taylor, to win the title. Shane Taylor was the first wrestler eliminated in the match. Taylor and Martinez were on the top rope together when Taylor gets chopped off. King with the Royal Flush on Taylor and Martinez with the top rope senton on Taylor for the pinfall. The champ, Kenny King, was the second man eliminated. King hits the Royal Flush on Martinez, but Beer City Bruiser distracts the referee allowing Young to bust a beer bottle over King's head for the pinfall. Martinez with a corner splash on Young. Young unloads with knees, but Martinez goes for a spinning kick. Young counters and hits Misery for the pinfall and the title. 

- "New York Street Fight Match": The Briscoe Brothers defeated Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer, by pinfall. Dreamer hits a Spicoli Driver through a table on Jay as Bully hits a splash through another table for a near fall. Bully sets up another table and tries to light it on fire, but gets stopped. The Briscoes hit the 3D on Bully into the table, but the table doesn't break. Frog Splash through the table on Bully and The Briscoes score the pinfall.

- "ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship Match": Hangman Adam Page and The Young Bucks (c) defeated Dragon Lee, Titan and Flip Gordon, by pinfall to retain the titles. Gordon unloads on Matt and hits a Pele Kick. Gordon gets a three on one beat down. Gordon tries to fight back, but a triple super kick party lays him out. Lee and Gordon get double IndyTaker's on them and Page and The Bucks score the pinfall. After the match, Scorpio Sky and The Addiction attack everyone and hold up the titles afterwards. 

- "ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match": Dalton Castle defeated Cody Rhodes (c), by pinfall to win the title. Castle counters the Cross Rhodes, but Cody hits the referee on an attempted clothesline. Castle traps Cody in a submission and Cody taps out, but the referee is still knocked out. Cody counters the Bang A Rang and hits Cross Rhodes on Castle for a near fall as the referee wakes up. Cody hits the Beautiful Disaster on Castle. Castle is back up and hits the Bang A Rang on Cody out of nowhere and scores the pinfall to win the title.

*** Defiant Wrestling ***

- Austin Aries Wins Gold: Last week on an episode of Defiant Wrestling, Austin Aries defeated Marty Scurll to become the new Defiant World Heavyweight Champion.

*** SHINE ***

** SHINE 47 Recap **

- "20 Woman Survival Battle Royal": Rain defeated 19 other women to earn the right to face LuFisto for the SHINE Championship at SHINE 48.

- Natalia Markova defeated Aerial Monroe, by pinfall, with the Underhook DDT.

- "Fatal Four Way Match": Dynamite DiDi defeated Tesha Price, Kikyo, and Robyn Reid, by pinfall after hitting Price with a double stomp.

- Leva Bates defeated Dementia D’Rose, by DQ.

- "SHINE Nova Championship Match": Priscilla Kelly (c) defeated Aja Perera, by submission, with the Koji Clutch to retain the title.

- Shotzi Blackheart defeated Kiera Hogan, by pinfall, with the top rope senton.

- Jessicka Havok defeated Brandi Lauren, by pinfall, with a tombstone piledriver.

- "SHINE Tag Team Championship Match": Ivelisse Velez and Mercedes Martinez (c) defeated The Cutie Pie Club (Aria Blake and Candy Cartwright) to retain the SHINE Tag Team Titles.

- Stormie Lee defeated Rain, by referee stoppage

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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