Monday, October 23, 2017

WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

What's up Triple Threat CLE fans, it's time for the WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs recap from Sunday's live event. WWE TLC was live at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you didn't hear the news leading up to the event, there were some major changes made to this year's card, due to an outbreak of viral meningitis within the locker room. Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns both had to drop out of tonight's event, but WWE did get huge replacements for them. Smackdown Live's own AJ Styles took Bray Wyatt's place against Finn Balor  and RAW GM Kurt Angle took Roman Reigns' spot in the TLC Match, teaming with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose against Team Miz.

** WWE TLC Card **

- Sasha Banks battled Alicia Fox.
- Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann battled Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher.
- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto defended his title against Enzo Amore.
- WWE RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss defended her title against Mickie James.
- Asuka battled Emma in her RAW main roster debut.
- "The Demon" Finn Balor battled AJ Styles.
- Elias Samson battled Jason Jordan.
- RAW General Manager Kurt Angle and WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose battled WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Braun Strowman, Kane, Sheamus and Cesaro in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match.

** WWE TLC Pre-Show **

- Backstage, The Miz is interviewed. Miz says that there is always someone else trying to steal his spotlight. The big news isn't Kurt Angle's wrestling return, it's Miz and Maryse revealing that they will be having a girl next year. Miz is confident that his team will win tonight and wants Kurt Angle to shake his hand on RAW when he proves it. Miz promises another broken freakin' neck for Angle is coming.

- Backstage, Emma is interviewed. Emma wants to know how much more attention is the WWE going to waste on Asuka's debut tonight. Emma says that tonight may be Asuka's debut, but Emma's spotlight is far too bright. Emma hypes herself as the originator of the Women's Revolution and promises that Twitter will erupt with #EmmaBeatsAsuka.

- Backstage, RAW GM Kurt Angle and Jason Jordan are hanging out together. Angle says he knew he had to do something huge when Roman Reigns went down, so he stepped up. Elias Samson interrupts and says he's channeling the spirit of Prince and wants to do a special performance tonight. Angle allows Elias to have his performance as Elias and Jordan mock each other.

- Drew Gulak interrupts the Pre-Show because he's heated that his Championship Power Point Presentation was cut from the show. Gulak says he will not be broken, he believes in a better 205 Live and he believes in a better cruiserweight division that won't have any chanting, flying, flipping, elaborate costumes, use of the top rope and more. Gulak is heated that Elias Samson was granted a live performance, but Gulak is being held down. Gulak is finally cutoff as he continues ranting. 

- Social Media Lounge Interview With Mickie James: Mickie says she feels great and confident going into her match with Alexa Bliss. Mickie is asked about her age playing a factor and says she doesn't understand why her age is a thing. Mickie hypes her match and plans to walk out the new WWE RAW Women's Champion.

- Backstage, Smackdown Live's AJ Styles is here and being interviewed. Styles hypes being here for the special occasion and hypes his match against "The Demon" Finn Balor tonight.

- Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox: The match closes out with Sasha and Alicia trading offense before ending up outside on the floor. Alicia leaves Sasha laying against the barricade and slides back into the ring. Sasha just makes it back into the ring on a 9 count. Alicia unloads on Sasha and keeps her at bay. Alicia lands a Northern Lights suplex and a fury of offense afterwards and gets a near fall on Sasha. Sasha counters a Tilt a Whirl, falls on top of Alicia and gets a close near fall. Alicia goes for a rollup, but Sasha counters and kicks Alicia straight out of the ring. Alicia just beats the 10 count and trades more offense with Sasha. Sasha sends Alicia across the ring and then drops Alicia with a punch. Alicia is back up and connects with a big boot on Sasha for a near fall. Alicia goes for her scissor kick finisher, but comes up empty. Sasha lands a back stabber on Alicia, floats over and then applies the Banks Statement submission for the tap out win.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by submission.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose hype their match with Kurt Angle tonight against Team Miz to close out the Pre-Show.

** WWE TLC **

- "Asuka's RAW Main Roster Debut Match": Asuka vs. Emma: The match closes out with Emma relying on some cheating by taking Asuka down by her hair for a near fall. Emma puts Asuka in a tree of woe in the corner, unloads on Asuka and pulls Asuka's hair some more. Emma hits a corner splash on Asuka and gets a near fall. Emma slaps Asuka in the face, angering Asuka, who gets a near fall rollup. Asuka lands a huge knee right to the face of Emma and then unloads a fury of strikes. Asuka goes to the top rope and nails a missile drop kick on Emma. Emma lands a shot to the back of Asuka's head and then connects with a drop kick of her own for a near fall. Asuka goes for an ankle lock submission, but Emma counters out. Asuka counters that counter with a german suplex, sending Emma outside to the floor. Emma grabs Asuka by the hair and pulls her outside. Both ladies end up back in the ring where Asuka connects with a kick. Asuka hooks Emma and locks her tight in the Asuka Lock submission for the tap out win.
Winner: Asuka, by submission.

- Backstage, The Miz is with his entire team. Miz rants about Kurt Angle, but Braun Strowman interrupts and tells Miz to save the pep talk. Strowman tells everyone to stay out of his way because he's taking out Angle, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose by himself. Kane says he does what ever he wants and he will be the one to take out their opponents. Miz says there's plenty of carnage to go around and they will all run RAW after tonight. Kane and Strowman walk off as Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro mock The Shield fist pose.

- Elias Samson's Concert Performance: Elias is in the ring with his guitar and begins to sing when suddenly he gets hit with a piece of celery. Elias stops singing and is irritated before beginning again. Elias starts getting hit with more veggies and it's revealed to be Jason Jordan throwing them at him from ringside. Elias gets annoyed and cancels his performance.

- Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher vs. Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann: The match closes out with Alexander and Swann double teaming Kendrick which leads into a near fall Tilt a Whirl backbreaker. Gallagher takes control now and unloads on Swann. Gallagher with the take down on Swann and then lands some stomps. Gallagher and Kendrick work over Swann with offense and quick tags. Swann counters a suplex and tags Alexander. Alexander unloads on Gallagher and gets a near fall kick. Alexander connects with a corner kick and then gets a near fall on Gallagher with a springboard. Kendrick sends Swann to the floor, helping Gallagher. Kendrick tags in and almost gets pinned on a Alexander rollup. Kendrick connects with a big boot and a super kick on Alexander before applying the Captain's Hook submission. Alexander counters out of it by getting a near fall rollup. Kendrick keeps the Captain's Hook submission applied on Alexander until Swann breaks it by hitting a Phoenix Splash. Gallagher is in, lands a kick on Alexander and then head butts Swann to the floor. Alexander ends up hitting the Lumbar Check on Kendrick and scoring the pinfall.
Winners: Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Alexa Bliss is interviewed. Alexa says Mickie James is sensitive about her age and she admits to looking up to her as a kid. Alexa says after tonight Mickie's days will be just old.

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship Match": Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James: The match closes out with Mickie and Alexa trading shots and slaps. Mickie and Alexa hit each other with kicks and both go down. Alexa lands a kick, but Mickie unloads punches. Mickie takes down Alexa and lands a couple kicks for a near fall. Mickie kips up and goes to the top rope, but gets clipped in the knee by Alexa. Mickie hits the mat and injures her shoulder on the landing. Alexa misses a moonsault off the top rope and hits the mat hard. Mickie hits a drop kick off the top rope on Alexa for a near fall. Alexa lands a throat thrust on Mickie, but Mickie lands a kick. Alexa goes to the corner, suckers Mickie to follow and gets in a cheap shot. Alexa hits the snapping DDT on Mickie and scores the pinfall to retain her title.
Winner: Alexa Bliss, by pinfall, to retain the WWE RAW Women's Championship.

- After the match, Mickie James gives thanks to the fans, says that really wanted to take the title home, she's proud of her performance and promises it won't be her last title match.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose confront Kurt Angle. Angle says he's going to give it his all tonight. Rollins says they respect what Angle did by putting himself in the match. Rollins says they didn't come to talk strategy they came to give Angle a gift. Rollins hands Angle a Shield vest.

- Elias Samson's Concert Performance Take 2: Elias is in the ring and begins singing and playing his guitar. The fans continue to interrupt him with boos, making him have to start over. Elias tells the fans to hold off on their applause until he's done. Jason Jordan appears again and throws more veggies at Elias. Elias gets annoyed and ends the performance again. 

- "WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match": Kalisto (c) vs. Enzo Amore: The match closes out with Enzo grounding Kalisto and unloads. Enzo lands a kick on Kalisto and fakes a top rope maneuver. Kalisto catches Enzo and sends him into the corner. Enzo plants Kalisto into the mat for a near fall. Enzo begins to argue with the referee and then nails Kalisto as he gets up. Enzo takes Kalisto back down to the ground, but Kalisto fights back and sends Enzo back into the corner. Kalisto charges, misses and hits the turnbuckle. Kalisto comes back, hits a kick and then springboards onto Enzo. Kalisto delivers a series of offense and gets a near fall on Enzo. Enzo counters Kalisto and sends him back into the corner. Enzo hits the DDG on Kalisto for a near fall. Kalisto goes for Salida Del Sol on Enzo, but Enzo counters and then sticks his thumb in Kalisto's eye. Enzo hits Kalisto with the JawdonZo, scores the pinfall and wins the title.
Winner: Enzo Amore, by pinfall, to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

- "The Demon King" Finn Balor vs. AJ Styles: The match closes out with Styles getting sent to the apron, goes for a springboard, but gets sent to the floor. Balor connects with a running kick and then sends Styles into the barricade with a running drop kick. Balor breaks the 10 count, but then gets sent flying over the announcers table by Styles. Both men beat the 10 count and take each other out in the middle of the ring. Styles and Balor are both up and trade shots. Balor lands an overhead kick, counters offense with Styles and then hits 1916 for a near fall.
Balor hits Styles with the running drop kick into the corner. Balor goes for Coup de Grace, but eats a Pele Kick from Styles. Styles hits a springboard hurricanrana on Balor sending him flying off the ropes for a near fall. Styles misses the springboard 450 Splash and takes a Balor lariat. Balor hits another corner drop kick and then the Coup de Grace to score the pinfall.
Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall.

- After the match, Styles and Balor stare each other down and then "too sweet" each other.

- Elias Samson's Concert Performance Take 3: Elias is in the ring with his guitar and is about to sing a song about Jason Jordan. Jordan immediately interrupts and we get an impromptu match.

- Elias Samson vs. Jason Jordan: The match closes out with Jordan unloading on Elias. Jordan sends Elias into the corner and then into the opposite corner. Jordan hits a belly to belly on Elias, a running spear and a suplex for a near fall. Jordan goes for a superplex, but Elias tries to counter it. Elias unloads punches to the gut and sends Jordan to the mat. Jordan charges up the turnbuckle towards Elias and eats a knee. Elias tosses Jordan down, Jordan lands on his knee wrong and goes down. Elias takes advantage as the referee checks on Jordan's knee injury. Elias goes for a suplex, but Jordan counters and scores a rollup pinfall.
Winner: Jason Jordan, by pinfall.

- Backstage, The Miz says that he has a surprise for the fans and for his team, when they drive their opponents to the dump.

- "Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match": Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz, Braun Strowman, Kane, Sheamus and Cesaro":

** Spot Highlights **

- The Shield unload chair shots on Strowman and Kane.
- Angle and Rollins nail Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro with a ladder.
- Angle gets ladder shots on Strowman.
- Angle, Rollins and Ambrose triple team Kane with a ladder.
- Team Miz gain control as Strowman unloads on Angle and goes to powerbomb Angle through the announcers table. Rollins makes the save with steel chair shots. 
- Strowman and Kane get laid out on the announcers tables. Rollins and Ambrose leap off ladders and drive both Strowman and Kane through the tables. 
- Angle gets triple teamed and beat down with steel chair shots by Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro.
- Angle hits three straight german suplexes on Miz. He then german suplexes Sheamus and Cesaro.
- Angle applies the ankle lock submission on Kane. Strowman makes the save, sends Angle into the barricade and then power slams Angle through a table, forcing WWE Medical to rush out to check on Angle.
- The Shield take a 5 on 2 beat down as Angle is stretchered out.
- Kane accidentally hits Strowman with a steel chair and they go face to face, forcing Miz to try to calm both men down.
- Sheamus and Cesaro power bomb Ambrose through a table as Miz goes up to the stage and directs in a garbage truck.
- Rollins and Ambrose get tossed into the garbage truck, but come back and leap off it onto Team Miz.
- Rollins and Ambrose chase down Miz to put him through a table, but Kane makes the save. Rollins and Ambrose go to put Kane through the table instead, but Strowman makes the save.
- Kane still angry at Strowman, grabs Strowman and choke slams him off the stage and through another part of the stage below.
- Kane rips down a display of steel chairs hanging from the ceiling and they all fall on top of Strowman.
- Strowman rises from the broken stage and pile of chairs, stalks Kane and attacks Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro in the process.

The match closes out with Team Miz tossing Strowman into the garbage truck and close him inside. Miz hits a DDT on Rollins. Sheamus and Cesaro with a double team White Noise for a near fall. Kurt Angle's music suddenly hits and Angle returns to the ring limping. Angle hits the Angle Slam on Sheamus and Cesaro on the stage. Kane goes for a Tombstone on Angle, but Ambrose makes the save with a chair shot. Ambrose and Rollins send Kane through the barricade. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Angle, but Angle kicks out at two and a half. Angle counters another Skull Crushing Finale and Miz escapes the Ankle Lock submission by kicking Angle outside. Angle, Rollins and Ambrose all surround Miz and beat him down. Rollins hits the high knee, Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds and Angle hits the Angle Slam. Angle, Rollins and Ambrose plant Miz with The Shield triple power bomb and score the pinfall.
Winners: Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, by pinfall.

- WWE TLC closes out with Angle, Rollins and Ambrose celebrating.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

On TV This Week 10/22 - 10/28

By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams

SUNDAY 10/22

Atlanta Falcons @ New England Patriots (NBC, 8:20pm)
The Walking Dead, PREMIERE (AMC, 9pm)

Talking Dead, PREMIERE (AMC, 10pm)
BET Her Fights: Breast Cancer (BET, 10pm)

MONDAY 10/23

Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN, 8:15pm)

Toronto Raptors @ San Antonio Spurs (NBA TV, 8:30pm)

San Jose Sharks @ New York Rangers (NHL, 7pm)
Scared Famous, PREMIERE (VH1, 9pm)

Freaky Sweets, PREMIERE (Food Network, 10pm)


Game 1: Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Dodgers (FOX, 8pm)

Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers (FOX Sports Ohio/NBA TV, 7pm)
New Orleans Pelicans @ Portland Trail Blazers (NBA TV, 10pm)

Detroit Red Wings @ Buffalo Sabres (NBC Sports, 7pm)
Snoop Dogg Presents The Jokers Wild, PREMIERE (TBS, 10pm)
Drop The Mic, PREMIERE (TBS, 10:30pm)


Game 2: Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Dodgers (FOX, 8pm)

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Brooklyn Nets (FOX Sports Ohio, 7:30pm)
San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat (ESPN, 8pm)
Washington Wizards @ Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, 10:30pm)

Buffalo Sabres @ Columbus Blue Jackets (NBC Sports, 8pm)
Channel Zero: No-End House, FINALE (Syfy, 10pm)


Miami Dolphins @ Baltimore Ravens (CBS/NFL, 8:25pm)

Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks (TNT, 8pm)
New Orleans Pelicans @ Sacramento Kings (TNT, 10:30pm)

Stanford @ Oregon State (ESPN, 9pm)

Winnipeg Jets @ Columbus Blue Jackets (FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)
Mysteries At The Museum, FINALE (Travel, 9pm)

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team, FINALE (CMT, 10pm)
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'n Out: 11 Moments That Broke The Internet (MTV, 11pm)

FRIDAY 10/27

Game 3: Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros (FOX, 8pm)

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA TV, 8pm)
Washington Wizards @ Golden State Warriors (NBA TV, 10:30pm)

Nashville Predators @ Chicago Blackhawks (NHL, 8:30pm)

Florida State @ Boston College (ESPN, 8pm)
Tulane @ Memphis (CBS SportsNet, 8pm)
Tulsa @ Southern Methodist (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Blindspot, PREMIERE (NBC, 8pm)
Michael Jackson's Halloween (CBS, 8pm)

ELEAGUE: Injustice 2 World Championship, LIVE (TBS, 10pm)
Myth Or Monster, PREMIERE (Travel, 10pm)


Buffalo @ Akron (CBS SportsNet, 11:30am)

Oklahoma State @ West Virginia (ABC, 12pm)
Wisconsin @ Illinois (ESPN, 12pm)
Miami @ North Carolina (ESPN 2, 12pm)

Kansas State @ Kansas (FOX Sports 1, 3pm)
Penn State @ Ohio State (FOX, 3:30pm)
North Carolina State @ Notre Dame (NBC, 3:30pm)
Georgia @ Florida (CBS, 3:30pm)
TCU @ Iowa State (ABC, 3:30pm)
Michigan State @ Northwestern (ESPN, 3:30pm)
UCLA @ Washington (ESPN 2, 3:30pm)

Mississippi State @ Texas A&M (ESPN, 7:15pm)
Georgia Tech @ Clemson (ABC, 8pm)
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma (ESPN 2, 8pm)
USC @ Arizona State (ESPN, 10:45pm)
San Diego State @ Hawaii (ESPN 2, 11:15pm)

Game 4: Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros (FOX, 8pm)

Cleveland Cavaliers @ New Orleans Pelicans (FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)

New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens (NHL, 7pm)
Columbus Blue Jackets @ St. Louis Blues (FOX Sports Ohio, 8pm)

Camping World Truck Series: Texas Roadhouse 200 (FOX Sports 1, 1pm)

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

UFC Fight Night: Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida (FOX Sports 1, 10pm)
Boxing: Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev (Showtime, 10:40pm)
MOVIE: Split (HBO, 8pm)

Black Sabbath: The End Of The End (Showtime, 9pm)

The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special (NBC, 11:30pm)

Weekend 3 Count 10/22/17

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, GFW, ROH, Lucha Underground, NJPW, House of Hardcore, NWA, ICW, CZW, FIP, PWG, AAW, EVOLVE, PROGRESS, SHINE, SHIMMER 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

** Theme Song of the Week **
This week's theme song is the official WWE TLC song. "Legendary" by Welshly Arms

*** WWE ***

- Changes To Tonight's WWE TLC Event: Due to the current outbreak of meningitis that has been going around the locker room, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Bo Dallas and backstage interviewer JoJo have been sent home, which will change tonight's pay per view. Instead of "The Demon King" Finn Balor vs. "Sister Abigail" Bray Wyatt, it'll now be The Demon King vs. AJ Styles. Also RAW GM Kurt Angle will now take Roman Reigns spot in the TLC Match and team with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose against The Miz, Braun Strowman, Kane, Sheamus and Cesaro.

- Jinder Mahal Throws Out A Challenge To Brock Lesnar: This past week on Smackdown Live, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jinder Mahal threw down a challenge to WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to face him at WWE Survivor Series.

- Brock Lesnar Response: Paul Heyman announced this past week that Brock Lesnar will be on RAW tomorrow night to answer the challenge of Jinder Mahal.

- Nia Jax Leave: Rumors have stated that WWE have accepted Nia Jax's request to take a permanent leave of absence from the company. It's unknown why this was brought on, but some sources are saying that Nia was upset with the direction her character was going in the company.

- More Neville News: According to reports this week, there is more news to the reasoning behind Neville walking out two weeks ago. According to reports, Neville has been upset with royalties of DVD sales not being paid to him, due to his matches being on the PreShow, which isn't on the DVD. Also Neville has been upset with his character direction and rough WWE schedule. 

- Kevin Owens Sent Home: WWE posted this past week that Kevin Owens was recently sent home due to personal reasons while on WWE's current tour. I'll keep you updated on this story when I learn more.

- WWE Tables, Ladders And Chairs: Just a reminder, if you miss WWE TLC tonight on the WWE Network, be sure to check out Triple Threat CLE tomorrow afternoon for the recap of the show.

** 205 Live Recap **
This week's main event saw WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto and Mustafa Ali battle Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari.

- Enzo Amore Promo: Enzo mocks Seattle, grunge rock, Starbucks and Kalisto. Enzo says he's winning back the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at WWE TLC. Kalisto hits the ring and attacks Enzo, chasing him from the ring.

- Jack Gallagher vs. Rich Swann: The match closes out with Swann getting a near fall Tiger Driver on Gallagher. Gallagher bails to the floor. Swann goes for a suicide dive, but Kendrick steps in the way and hits Swann with the ring bell causing a DQ.
Winner: Rich Swann, by DQ.

- After the match, Cedric Alexander, Swann, Kendrick and Gallagher all brawl until order is restored.

- Drew Gulak's Power Point Presentation: Gulak is in the ring and talks about "Drewtopia", a place where unnecessary chants and top rope dives are non existent. Gulak says he refuses to let Akira Tozawa and his awful "Ah" chants ruin 205 Live. Gulak mocks the crowd after getting "This is boring" chants. Gulak promises us another Drew Gulak Championship Power Point Presentation this Sunday at WWE TLC.

- Kalisto and Mustafa Ali vs. Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari: The match closes out with Ali attacking Enzo and getting a near fall rolling neck breaker. Enzo misses a drop kick off the top rope as Kalisto tags in. Enzo counters a cross body for a near fall. Kalisto hits Salida Del Sol on Enzo and scores the pinfall.
Winners: Kalisto and Mustafa Ali, by pinfall. 

- After the match, all four men brawl until Enzo escapes to end the show.

*** NXT ***

- World Title Match Announced: NXT announced this week that one night before NXT WarGames, Drew McIntyre will defend the NXT World Championship against Adam Cole at a live event in San Antonio, Texas. It was also announced that Shawn Michaels will be the special guest referee for the match.

*** Impact Wrestling ***

** Impact TV Recap **
This week's main event saw Rosemary battle Taya Valkyrie.

- Moose and Stephen Bonner arrive with American Top Tag Team's championship belts.

- Chris Adonis vs. Johnny Impact: The match closes out with Adonis and Impact fighting on the ropes. Impact drops Adonis off the ropes and hits Countdown to Impact to score the pinfall.
Winner: Johnny Impact, by pinfall.

- After the match, Eli Drake tries to attack Impact. Impact rips off Drake's pants and beats Drake with his own belt until Adonis attacks Impact from behind. Drake chokes Impact with his pants and beats Impact with his belt. Garza Jr. hits the ring with a steel chair and makes the save.

- "Fatal Five Way Match": James Storm vs El Hijo del Fantasma vs. Ethan Carter vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Texano: The match closes out with Storm and Texano trading punches and then teaming up on Fantasma. Texano scores the pinfall on EC3 to take the victory.
Winner: Texano, by pinfall.

- oVe is shown arriving in Mexico to defend the Impact Tag Team Championship against LAX.

- Backstage, James Storm and Ethan Carter argue about losing. Eddie Edwards tells them that they need to learn how to work together as a team.

- In Jim Cornette's office, Scott D'Amore, Cornette, and Dan Lambert are all arguing about what Moose and Stephen Bonner did to the ATT's facility last week.

- Andrew Everett vs. Dezmond Xavier: The match closes out with Trevor Lee distracting Xavier. Everett lands a boot, but Xavier comes back with a springboard kick and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Dezmond Xavier, by pinfall.

- In Mexico, oVe are searching for Konnan, but are told if they want to see him, they have to defend the titles. oVe says it isn't a problem

- Grado Promo: Grado is mad that he's been paid poorly working for Joseph Park the past few weeks. Park comes to the ring and tries to defend his actions, but Grado wants none of it. Park says if it wasn't for him then Grado would've gotten deported back to England. Park offers Grado a contract that says if Grado wins he can stay in America, but if he loses he has to go back to England. Grado quickly accepts and signs the contract. Park then breaks the news that the contract says Grado will face Abyss in a Monster's Ball Match.

- In the parking garage, Grado rushes to his car and can't believe he signed to face Abyss. James Mitchell appears and tells Grado that Abyss will send Grado straight to hell.

- "Impact World Tag Team Championship Match": oVe (c) vs. Black Diamond and Black Danger: The match closes out with Diamond attempting a hurricanrana, but gets caught in the face with a super kick by Jake Crist. oVe hit a spike piledriver and score the pinfall.
Winners: oVe, by pinfall, to retain the Impact World Tag Team Championship.

- American Top Team Promo: Lambert says Bobby Lashley worked for Impact as a favor to Jeff Jarrett. Lambert says he's a huge fan of wrestling and brags about all the memorabilia he has. Lambert says Moose and Stephen Bonner made a huge mistake trashing their facility and taking championship title memorabilia. Lambert dares Moose and Bonner to show up at Bound For Glory and fight Lashley and King Mo. Moose and Bonner interrupt with all of ATT's titles they stole. Lashley suddenly attacks from behind and sends Moose into the steel steps. Lashley then spears both Moose and Bonner as security hits the ring. Lashley takes out security as Lambert mocks Moose and Bonner. Moose gets to his feet and takes another spear from Lashley.

- In Mexico, oVe find Konnan and want their pay for tonight's match. Konnan talks oVe into defending the titles against LAX at Bound For Glory.

- Taya Valkyrie vs. Rosemary: The match closes out with Taya hitting a suplex and double knees on Rosemary. Rosemary dodges a second attempt at double knees and lands a release german suplex. Taya unloads kicks on Rosemary, but Rosemary is back up and goes for Red Wedding. Taya counters, hits a northern lights suplex and then a double foot stomp to the face for the pinfall.
Winner: Taya Valkyrie, by pinfall.

- After the match, Taya goes for Road to Valhalla, but Rosemary counters and mists Taya in the face. Rosemary challenges Taya to a match at Bound For Glory and promises that it could get bloody to end the show.


** ROH TV Recap **
This week The Kingdom battled Seek and Destroy in a Six Man Tag Team Match main event.

- Kushida vs. Scorpio Sky: The match closes out with Kushida trapping Scorpio in a cross arm breaker submission. Scorpio fights from tapping and reaches for the ropes. Christopher Daniels suddenly hits the ring with an air horn and distracts everyone. Kazarian jumps Kushida from behind and the match is thrown out.
Winner: No Contest.

- After the match, The Addiction lay out Scorpio with Celebrity Rehab and then go after Kushida. Jay Lethal hits the ring and makes the save.

- Jay Lethal says he's sick of The Addiction trying to ruin Ring of Honor. Lethal along with Kushida challenge The Addiction to a future tag team match.

- Bully Ray Promo: Bully continues his concussion/retirement speeches. Bully says the doctor has ordered him to not wrestle anymore because head trauma is a serious condition. As much as he'd love to get revenge on Jay Briscoe, he just can't physically do it. Bully says he has to do what's best for his family, thanks the fans and hints at retirement. As Bully leaves the ring, Mark Briscoe confronts him. Mark shakes Bully's hand, gives him a bro hug and tells him that he doesn't have an issue with Bully, it's only Jay that does.

- Cody Rhodes Signs His ROH Contract: Cody Rhodes along with The Bullet Club are in the ring as Cody finally officially signs an ROH contract. The Club all shake Cody's hand and his wife Brandi kisses him. Cody says that even though he's dressed in a suit, he's willing to defend the ROH World Heavyweight Championship tonight. Cody calls out his #1 Contender, Cheeseburger. Cody applauds Cheeseburger and calls out a referee.

- "ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match": Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Cheeseburger: The match closes out with Cody unloading knees on Cheeseburger. Cody charges, misses and hits the turnbuckle. Cheeseburger hits a springboard knee and gets a near fall. Cody ducks a Cheeseburger charge and hits Cross Rhodes, but Cody doesn't cover. Cody tries to use his boot as a weapon, but Cheeseburger hits Cody with a belt and gets a near fall. Cody runs to the corner, grabs his dress jacket and throws it in Cheeseburger's face. Cody catches Cheeseburger while distracted and makes him tap out to the American Death lock submission.
Winner: Cody Rhodes, by submission, to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Championship.

- Coleman’s Pulpit: Caprice Coleman is in the ring for his next edition of Coleman's Pulpit. Coleman calls out Rhett Titus and Will Ferrara as his guests. Coleman talks about how they beat down Cheeseburger. Ferrara says everytime he sees a real cheeseburger he gets pissed off. Rhett and Ferrara have no regrets on what they did to Cheeseburger because he was selfish. Rhett and Ferrara warn everyone that they are about to become the most feared tag team in ROH.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": The Kingdom vs. Seek and Destroy: The match closes out with Taven hitting a suicide dive, but takes out the rest of The Kingdom by mistake. Gresham goes to the apron and hits a moonsault to the floor on The Kingdom. Sabin hits a missile drop kick and then he and Shelley unload kicks in the corner. Shelley goes to the top rope, but O'Ryan grabs his baseball bat and distracts the referee. Vinnie trips up Shelley and then tosses Taven his stick. Taven blasts Sabin with the stick, rolls up Sabin with a handful of tights and scores the pinfall.
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall.

- The Bullet Club Brings In The Freebird Rule: This past weekend during the 4 night Global Wars tour, The Bullet Club officially brought in the Bullet Club Rule when defending the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship. Similar to the old Freebird Rule, it means that any three members of The Bullet Club can defend the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship.

** Global Wars Buffalo Recap **
This past week Ring of Honor Wrestling invaded Buffalo for a special live event. The main event of the show saw The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega defend the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship against The Kingdom. Alot more action took place as well in this quick recap of the show.

- Deonna Purrazzo defeated Sumie Sakai, by submission with an armbar.

- Rhett Titus and Will Ferrara defeated Coast to Coast, by pinfall with the top rope suplex/splash combo.

- Kushida defeated Hangman Adam Page, by submission with the Hoverboard submission.

- Jay Lethal defeated Kazarian, by pinfall with the Lethal Injection.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Minoru Suzuki and The Killer Elite Squad defeated War Machine and Mark Briscoe, by pinfall after Suzuki hit the Gotch Piledriver on Briscoe.

- Bully Ray gave thanks to Buffalo for following his career and announced that he may have to retire due to injuries suffered at Death Before Dishonor.

- Mandy Leon defeated Jenny Rose, by pinfall with a modified pump handle driver.

- Hiromu Takahashi defeated Christopher Daniels, by submission after Takahashi countered a hurricanrana into a Triangle Choke submission.

- Cody Rhodes and Marty Scurll defeated Toru Yano and Yoshi Hashi, by pinfall after Cody low blowed Yano and then hit Cross Rhodes.

- Punishment Martinez defeated Will Ospreay, by pinfall with his finisher.

- "ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship Match": The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega (c) defeated The Kingdom, by pinfall after hitting a One Winged Angel/Meltzer Driver combo.

** Global Wars Columbus Recap **
This past week, Ring of Honor Wrestling invaded Columbus, Ohio for a special live event in the Buckeye Nation! Cody Rhodes defended the ROH World Heavyweight Championship against Kushida plus a lot more action took place. Here is the quick recap of the show.

- The Addiction defeated Jay White and Jonathan Gresham, by pinfall, after hitting Celebrity Rehab on White.

- Jay Lethal defeated Hiromu Takahashi, by pinfall, after hitting a Stunner and following that up with the Lethal Injection.

- "ROH World Tag Team Championship Match": The Motor City Machine Guns (c) defeated Silas Young and The Beer City Bruiser, by pinfall, after hitting Skull and Bones on Bruiser.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": CHAOS (Will Ospreay, Toru Yano and Yoshi Hashi) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and The Killer Elite Squad), by pinfall, after Yoshi rolls up Lance Archer.

- Sumie Sakai defeated Holidead, by pinfall, with a cradle.

- Shane Taylor defeated Josh Woods, by pinfall, with a sitdown piledriver.

- Kenny King and Colt Cabana defeated Marty Scurll and Hangman Adam Page, by pinfall after King hit the Royal Flush on Page.

- "ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match": Cody Rhodes (c) defeated Kushida, by pinfall after countering Back to the Future into the Cross Rhodes.

- "ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship Match": The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega (c) defeated Flip Gordon, Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor, by pinfall after hitting the One Winged Angel/Meltzer Driver combo.

** Global Wars Pittsburgh Recap **
This past week Ring of Honor Wrestling invaded Pittsburgh for a special live event in the Steel City. The main event of the show saw Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes and Marty Scurll defend the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship against CHAOS. Here is the quick recap of the show.

- Hiromu Takahashi defeated Mark Briscoe, by referee stoppage. It appeared that Briscoe dislocated his elbow while taking kicks from Takahashi.

- Best Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) defeated The Dawgs (Rhett Titus and Will Ferrara), by pinfall after Best Friends hit their combo finisher.

- Jay Lethal defeated Jay White, by pinfall with the Lethal Injection. 

- "ROH World Tag Team Championship, Triple Threat Match": The Motor City Machine Guns (c) defeated The Kingdom and The Young Bucks, by pinfall after Chris Sabin cradled Mark Jackson.

- "Six Woman Tag Team Match": Deonna Purrazzo, Mandy Leon and Jenny Rose defeated Faye Jackson, Britt Baker and Sumie Sakai, by submission after Deonna made Faye tap out to an armbar.

- "Proving Ground Reward Match": Kenny King defeated Josh Woods, Punishment Martinez, Hangman Adam Page, Matt Taven, and Kushida after scoring the pinfall on Woods with two Royal Flushes.

- War Machine defeated The Killer Elite Squad, by pinfall after War Machine hit the double team backbreaker/knee drop combo on Lance Archer.

- Bully Ray gave thanks to the Pittsburgh crowd. Bully isn't sure if he'll ever wrestle again so he wanted to give thanks to the Steel City one last time.

- Minoru Suzuki defeated Silas Young, by pinfall after Davey Boy Smith Jr. helped Suzuki. Suzuki hit the Gotch Piledriver on Young and scored the pinfall

- "ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship Match": Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes and Marty Scurll (c) defeated CHAOS (Will Ospreay, Toru Yano and Yoshi-Hashi), by submission after Scurll made Yano tap out to the Chicken Wing submission.

** Global Wars Chicago Recap **
This past week Ring of Honor invaded Chicago for a special live event in the Windy City. The main event of the show saw Kenny Omega defend his IWGP United States Championship against Yoshi Hashi. Here is the quick recap of the show.

- Cody Rhodes kicked off the show by taking credit for the success of the Global Wars tour, mocking the WWE's Roman Reigns and then chooses a fan in the crowd in a mask to kiss his ring. The fan turns out to be Dalton Castle, who attacks Cody and chases him from the ring.

- Silas Young and The Beer City Bruiser defeated Trent and Chuck Taylor, by pinfall after Young hits Taylor with Misery.

- Marty Scurll defeated Hiromu Takahashi, by submission with the Chicken Wing.

- The Addiction defeated Cheeseburger and Kushida, by pinfall after the Best Meltzer Ever on Cheeseburger.

- The Addiction look to put Cheeseburger through a table, but Bully Ray makes the save and choke slams Kazarian through the table. 

- Bully Ray gave thanks to the Chicago crowd and states that it may have been the last table he'll ever put anyone through as he hints retirement. Bully puts over the fans, ROH and God. 

- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Hangman Adam Page defeated The Motor City Machine Guns, Jay White and Jonathan Gresham, by pinfall after Gresham gets taken out with the Rite of Passage.

- Titus and Ferrara defeated One Mean Team, by pinfall with a suplex/high cross combo.

- Jay Briscoe attacks One Man Team. Jay states that he tried to tell Mark Briscoe that they need to get back as being the best team in the business, but now Mark is injured. Jay tells Mark to hurry up and heal so they can take shit over.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Minoru Suzuki and The Killer Elite Squad defeated Shane Taylor, Jay Lethal and Kenny King, by pinfall after Suzuki hits the Gotch Piledriver on Taylor.

- Colt Cabana defeated Toru Yano, by pinfall with an elbow.

- Will Ospreay defeated Flip Gordon, by pinfall with the OsCutter.

- "IWGP United States Championship Match": Kenny Omega (c) defeated Yoshi Hashi, by pinfall after hitting the One Winged Angel.

*** Lucha Underground ***

** Lucha Underground TV Recap **
This week was the 4th and final part to Ultima Lucha Tres, the season finale of Season 3.

- "Steel Cage Match": Matanza Cueto vs. Dragon Azteca Jr.: The match closes out with Matanza suplexing Azteca right through the cage wall and to the floor for the win. Dario Cueto arrives, restarts the match and states that it's not ending like that. Cueto than changes the rules to pin and submission only. Azteca attacks Cueto and rips his tuxedo off until Matanza saves his brother. Back in the cage, Matanza hits a german suplex and a clothesline. Azteca fights back, but Black Lotus climbs to the top of the cage, leaps off and takes out Azteca. Matanza hits Wrath of the Gods on Azteca and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Matanza Cueto, by pinfall.

- After the match, Black Lotus goes after Dario Cueto after finding out Cueto lied about who killed her parents. Matanza again saves his brother and lays out Lotus.

- "Battle For The Gauntlet, Elimination Match": Cage vs. Mil Muertes vs. Jeremiah Crane:

** First Elimination: Crane hits Cage in the head with a couple of wooden stakes. Crane slams Muertes right through a sheet of glass. Muertes comes back and apron power bombs Crane. Cage grabs a hammer and starts beating Muertes with it. Muertes gets laid on a table and Cage goes to the top rope. Crane cuts off Cage and trades shots with him on the ropes. Cage superplexes Crane off the top rope, on top of Muertes and right through the table. Cage then hits Weapon X on Crane and scores the pinfall.

** Final Elimination: Cage and Muertes trade kicks. Muertes hits a powerslam on Cage for a near fall. Cage with a suplex and a top rope elbow for a near fall. Jeremiah Crane returns and brawls with Cage. Cage takes out Crane, but gets laid out by Muertes with the Flatliner right on a steel chair for the pinfall.
Winner: Mil Muertes.

- After the match, Dario Cueto presents Mil Muertes with the gauntlet glove. King Cuerno suddenly returns and attacks Muertes. Cuerno lays out Muertes and takes the gauntlet glove as his prize. 

- "Lucha Underground World Championship, Career vs. Title Match": Johnny Mundo (c) vs. Prince Puma: The match closes out with the referee going down. Jack Evans and PJ Black hit the ring and attack Puma. Taya brings out a second referee and Mundo gets a near fall. Mundo, Black and Evans beat down the second referee for failing to count to three. Angelico hits the ring and helps Puma fight off Worldwide Underground. Puma gets a near fall springboard 450 on Mundo. Angelico lays out Ricky Mundo and chases off WU. The action continues with Mundo getting a near fall Moonlight Drive on Puma. Mundo hits End of the World twice on Puma, but Puma somehow kicks out at two and a half. Puma unloads kicks, knees and hits a dropkick on Mundo. Puma hits the 630 on Mundo, scores the pinfall and wins the title.
Winner: Prince Puma, by pinfall, to win the Lucha Underground World Championship.

- After the match, Dario Cueto arrives and ruins Puma's celebration by informing him that he's defending the title right now in another Career vs. Title Match against Pentagon Jr., who's cashing in his Gift of the Gods Championship.

- "Lucha Underground World Championship, Career vs. Title Match": Prince Puma (c) vs. Pentagon Jr.: The match closes out with Puma and Pentagon trading shots. Pentagon hits a super kick, but Puma counters the Destroyer with a Destroyer of his own. Puma hits the Benadryller and gets a near fall. Puma goes for the 630, but Vampiro turns on Puma by pulling Pentagon out of the way. Pentagon hits the running package piledriver on Puma scores the pinfall, wins the title and ends Puma's career.
Winner: Pentagon Jr., by pinfall, to win the Lucha Underground World Championship.

- Season 3 closing credits show Puma leaving the building, King Cuerno has the gauntlet glove, a box with a spider inside is delivered to Sexy Star, The Rabbit Tribe is still worshiping Mascarita Sagrada, Fenix and Melissa leave together with Jeremiah Crane watching, DAGA has a sword and takes his place as Kobra Moon’s queen, Drago is still imprisoned and Pindar is executed for losing the trios titles, Vampiro meets his master, who is pleased that Puma is gone, Matanza is caged up, Rey Mysterio is still alive and Dario Cueto gets shot by the new management that will fix Cueto's mistakes.

- Season 4 News: At this time there still is no word on when and if there will be a Season 4 of Lucha Underground. LU is having issues getting many of their wrestlers to return and there are also production issues to even begin filming at the moment. I will keep you posted on when and if LU season 4 happens. 


- Yuji Nagata Celebrates 25th Anniversary: This past weekend, Yuji Nagata celebrated his 25th anniversary at Day 3 of Road To Power Struggle. Nagata gave his thanks to the fans, NJPW, received a sealed envelope and is given a very special tribute video. Later in the night, Nagata went on to defeat Manabu Nakanishi in his 25th Anniversary Match

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!

Friday, October 20, 2017

WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs Preview #WWETLC

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

What's up Triple Threat CLE fans, it's time for the WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs preview for this Sunday's event live on the WWE Network. WWE TLC will be live at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you miss the show be sure to check out Triple Threat CLE on Monday afternoon as I'll have the complete recap of the show for you all. 

- "Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match": The Shield vs. The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Braun Strowman and Kane: This feud kicked off with The Miz mocking Roman Reigns' old faction, The Shield, on an edition of Miz TV. Later in the evening, Miz and The Miztourage attacked and beat down Reigns. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, meanwhile, began a feud with Braun Strowman and continued their feud with Sheamus and Cesaro which resulted in Ambrose and Rollins getting beaten down by all three. Roman Reigns battled The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, which he won by DQ, after Sheamus and Cesaro attacked Reigns. Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro triple power bombed Reigns and mocked The Shield afterwards. Miz held another edition of Miz TV with Sheamus and Cesaro as his guests. Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins crashed the show, reformed The Shield and took out Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro. Later that night, The Shield attacked Braun Strowman and triple power bombed him through the announcers table. The Shield declared themselves back and would take on all comers. Miz jumped on the opportunity and got RAW GM Kurt Angle to approve a 4 on 3 Handicap TLC Match at WWE TLC. One week before WWE TLC, The Miz added a fifth partner, however, Kurt Angle declined that decision. Miz then talked Angle into accepting the fifth partner if Strowman could beat Reigns in a Steel Cage Match that night. Strowman went onto defeat Reigns after the fifth partner, Kane, interfered and helped Strowman win the match. Can The Shield survive with the uneven odds?? Will The Miz and his team end The Shield reunion before it can get going??

- "WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match": Kalisto (c) vs. Enzo Amore: Enzo Amore began his feud with Kalisto after enforcing his no touch contract clause that every cruiserweight broke by beating down Enzo a week prior. RAW GM Kurt Angle announced that one cruiserweight that that rule didn't apply to was Kalisto, who attacked Enzo before signing on with 205 Live. Angle announced Kalisto vs. Enzo at WWE TLC, however, after taking verbal shots at Angle, Angle made the match official for that night's main event on RAW. Kalisto defeated Enzo that night in a Lumberjack Match to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Enzo immediately demanded his rematch at WWE TLC the next night on 205 Live. One week before WWE TLC, Enzo and his new alliance of cruiserweights attacked and beat down Kalisto and Mustafa Ali. Can Kalisto defeat Enzo and retain his title? Will Enzo regain his title from Kalisto?

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship Match": Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James: Alexa began her feud with Mickie by taking verbal jabs at Mickie, by calling her an old lady, forcing Mickie to confront Alexa face to face and attack her. Alexa continued her verbal attacks on Mickie's age by sending her adult diapers and a walker. Mickie went after Alexa, but was stopped by Nia Jax and ended up facing Nia in a match. Mickie defeated Nia by DQ after Alexa attacked Mickie, but Alexa was again beaten down by Mickie. RAW GM Kurt Angle made the match between the two official for WWE TLC a week later. Mickie stated that she may be older, but she's the overall better wrestler than Alexa and will take her title from her. Alexa again confronted Mickie and took verbal shots at Mickie's age, forcing Mickie to chase off Alexa. Mickie has dedicated the match to her three year old son and wants to take the title home to him. Can Mickie defeat Alexa and prove that age is only a number? Will Alexa defeat Mickie and retain her title?

- "Asuka's Debut Match": Asuka vs. Emma: WWE officially announced at the beginning of September that the former undefeated NXT Women's Champion Asuka would be making her official main roster debut with RAW at WWE TLC. Two weeks before WWE TLC, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, and Emma all confronted RAW GM Kurt Angle and demanded to be put in Asuka's debut match as her opponent. Angle made the five ladies compete that night in a Fatal Five Way Match with the winner getting the opportunity to face Asuka at WWE TLC. The match concluded with Emma getting the victory and moving on to battle Asuka at WWE TLC. Can Emma dethrone the Emperess?? Will Asuka continue her undefeated streak through the RAW roster, starting with Emma??

- Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann vs. Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher: After a small feud between Gallagher and Kendrick took place, Gallagher suddenly turned heel and joined forces with Kendrick by helping Kendrick attack Alexander. Week's leading into WWE TLC, Gallagher stated that joining his enemy, becoming his friend and not worrying about what the fans thought was the best decision for him to make. Gallagher and Kendrick continued to attack Alexander weekly until Rich Swann stepped up and joined Alexander in the fight. One week before WWE TLC, Kurt Angle made the tag team match official between the four men at the pay per view. 

- "The Demon King" Finn Balor vs. "Sister Abigail" Bray Wyatt: Balor and Bray have been at war with each other since the month of August. Bray defeated Balor on an episode of RAW one week before WWE SummerSlam. Balor returned as his Demon King character and defeated Bray at WWE SummerSlam and then went on to defeat Bray again without The Demon King character at WWE No Mercy. One night after WWE No Mercy, Bray told Balor that they were far from finished and that Sister Abigail was alive and dying to meet Balor. One week later, "Sister Abigail" appeared on the TitanTron, appearing to be Bray Wyatt playing his own alternative character much like Balor plays The Demon King. Sister Abigail promised to hurt Balor for hurting Bray the way that he did and would meet Balor at WWE TLC. One week before WWE TLC, Balor appeared and promised to bring The Demon to WWE TLC and meet Sister Abigail. Kurt Angle made The Demon King vs. Sister Abigail official for WWE TLC.

- Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox: Sasha Banks eliminated Alicia Fox from the Fatal Five Way Match for an opportunity to face Asuka at WWE TLC. Alicia wanted revenge so she challenged Sasha to a match one week before WWE TLC. Sasha again defeated Alicia, making her tap out to the Banks Statement submission. Alicia attacked Sasha backstage after the match and demanded another match against Sasha. RAW GM Kurt Angle made the rematch official for WWE TLC.

- Drew Gulak's Championship Edition Power Point Presentation: Drew Gulak returns with another power point presentation on making 205 Live great again.

Browns Preview 10/20/17: Tennessee Titans @ Cleveland Browns

By Katelin Marshall, @KatelinKnowsCLE

The winless Cleveland Browns host the Tennessee Titans this Sunday. The Browns will be starting rookie Quarterback DeShone Kizer. Kevin Hogan played terrible last week and sustained a rib injury. Cody Kessler will be Kizer's backup this week. The Titans will be starting Marcus Mariota after coming back from an injury last week in which he played well. The Titans defeated the Colts last week 36-22 to give themselves a 3-3 record.

Browns Offense vs Titans Defense

There is no question the Browns offense has had its struggles in the first six weeks of the season. The issues are simple. Inconsistent quarterback play, the lack of weapons at receiver, and Isaiah Crowell. The Browns this week and going forward should do a few things different.

First, get Duke Johnson more touches. Whether it is 15 rushes and another seven targets in the passing game. Duke Johnson need the ball. His the only reliable playmaker on this team. Now that doesn't mean Hue Jackson shouldn't use Crowell. Crowell should be used when they are running the ball straight up the middle in between the tackles.

The Browns offense also might want to tone it down with the deep ball. I understand the lack of playmakers makes it hard build drives but getting Kizer in second or third and long doesn't help anyone. With that being said, Kizer is still going to have to throw the ball down field to keep the defense honest.   

The final major key for the Browns this week is to trust Kizer. I know that might seem a bit difficult but Hue Jackson has no choice. The benching of Kizer was a knee-jerk reaction. And playing Hogan after a terrible first half was pain stubbornness by Hue. What ever happens Kizer needs to play through it. Yes, it could be another Baltimore game where he throws multiple interceptions but this was the hand Hue was dealt and how he played it.

The Titans defense is a middle of the road defense. This easily could be the week Kizer has a breakout game. But in order for the Browns offense to run their gameplan the Browns defense will need to keep the game close.

Browns Defense vs Titans Offense

The Titans will have Mariota at quarterback but is unlikely to have running back DeMarco Murray. Derrick Henry will likely get the start for the injured Murray. Henry and Murray have identical stats, both running for over 300 yards so far. Henry ran for 131 yards last week against the Colts and Mariota threw for 306 and one touchdown.

The Browns secondary might have some struggles against the receivers of the Titans. Rishard Matthews is their leading receiver with veteran Eric Decker lined up opposite of him. Where the Browns will have issues is covering Delanie Walker, who leads the Titans in catches.

Five Guys to Watch

1. DeShone Kizer: Kizer was benched last week and he had to suffer like the rest of us through a terrible game last Sunday. Hopefully Kizer response positively. And again let's all remember the kid is only 21 years old and has only played in three full games as crazy as that sounds.

2. Jamar Taylor:
While Jason McCourty is having a really good year, Jamar Taylor on the other hand hasn't. The Titans will probably target Taylor most of the day and with Taylor dealing with an injury this could be bad news for the Browns.

3. Myles Garrett: With all the speculation of a new front office taking over and them constantly passing on franchise quarterbacks, the pick of Garrett at one has been a home run. Garrett in two games has put pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing turnovers and sacks. Garrett is one of the lone bright spots so far this season and he's only played in two games.

4. Duke Johnson:
Like stated above, Johnson needs to get the ball a lot more. Of all the things I've had issues with offensively this season the limited touches by Duke is number one. He's the only guy on the field who can take a screen pass or a drag route for a touchdown. He's the lone playmaker on this team the Hue need to feed Duke more.

5. David Njoku: Outside of Johnson, Njoku has been a surprise. A lot of fans didn't think he would make this type of an impact on the team this early. But with is ablity to out run linebackers and out jump safeties, Njoku should be Kizer's favorite target this week in the redzone after have a lot of redzone issues the first five weeks of the season.

Injury Report

Weather Report

Betting Line (As of 10/19/17): Tennessee -6

Prediction: Titans 27 Browns 14

The Browns will fall to 0-7 on the year this week. It will become more and more difficult to defend Hue Jackson as season moves on. I expect Kizer to play better than he has but the lack of playmakers will really show this week. The defense should keep the game close but again like they have in weeks before give up a touchdown drive to put the game out of hand late in the fourth quarter.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 10/19/17: NXT Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

NXT returned this week for more NXT action at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. This week, Qualifying Matches for the NXT Women's Championship continued. SAnitY and Undisputed Era battled in a Six Man Tag Team main event.

** NXT TV Card **

- Sonya Deville, Ruby Riot and Ember Moon battled in a Triple Threat Match to determine another spot in the NXT Women's Championship Fatal Four Way Match at NXT WarGames.
- Aleister Black battled Raul Mendoza.
- Kassius Ohno battled Cezar Bononi.
- SAnitY battled The Undisputed Era in a Six Man Tag Team Match. 

- NXT World Champion Drew McIntyre had a special sitdown interview.

** NXT **

- "NXT Women's Championship, Triple Threat Qualifying Match": Sonya Deville vs. Ruby Riot vs. Ember Moon: The match closes out with Ruby hitting a cross body outside, taking out Ember and Sonya and injuring her leg. Sonya traps Ruby in a ankle lock submission in the middle of the ring as Ruby tries to reach the ropes. Ruby is about to tap out when suddenly Ember hits the Eclipse Stunner on Sonya, breaking the submission and sending Sonya to the floor. Ember quickly covers Ruby and scores the pinfall to advance to the Fatal Four Way Match at NXT WarGames.
Winner: Ember Moon, by pinfall.

- Outside security footage shows The Undisputed Era confronting Roderick Strong and attempting to get him to join their faction.  Strong appears to turn down the offer and walks away.

- Backstage, NXT GM William Regal is interviewed. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce interrupt. Regal announces a battle royal next week to determine the last spot in the NXT Women's Championship Fatal Four Way Match at NXT WarGames. Billie and Peyton are disgusted with the decision and walk out.

- Raul Mendoza vs. Aleister Black: Before the match The Velveteen Dream Patrick Clark hits the ring, steals Black's jacket and stands on the ramp while wearing it. The match closes out with Mendoza getting a near fall senton on Black. Black catches a kick from Mendoza and unloads a series of kicks of his own. Black lands a springboard moonsault and then the Black Mass kick for the pinfall.
Winner: Aleister Black, by pinfall.

- Sitdown Interview With Drew McIntyre: McIntyre tells the story about his first run in WWE, getting let go, explaining to his family how he was unemployed and wondering how he would make it in life with wrestling being the only job he ever had. McIntyre never gave up and ended up back in the WWE and is now the NXT World Champion. Zelina Vega interrupts and says that Almas and McIntyre have a lot in common, except Almas was never fired and fell flat on his face like McIntyre. Zelina accuses McIntyre of dodging Andrade "Cien" Almas. McIntyre says he'll fight anyone, anytime and if Almas wants a title shot then he needs to come ask like a man instead of sending his associate to do his dirty work.

- Kassius Ohno vs. Cezar Bononi: The match closes out with Bononi missing a drop kick and gets hit with an Ohno senton. Ohno unloads kicks, sending Bononi outside and then hits a drop kick. Back in the ring, Ohno nails the huge rolling elbow to the back of the head of Bononi and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Kassius Ohno, by pinfall.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": The Undisputed Era vs. SAnitY: The match closes out with Dain hitting a Samoan Drop and Fallaway Slam on Fish and O'Reilly. Dain hits a Vader Bomb on Fish, but eats a super kick by Cole. Cole is left all alone with SAnitY, but The Authors of Pain suddenly hit the ring and attack SAnitY, causing a DQ.
Winners: SAnitY, by DQ.

- After the match, the Undisputed Era escape as The Authors of Pain hit the Super Collider on SAnitY to end the show.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Podcast 10/18/17: On Cavs & NBA Opening Night, MLB Playoffs, College Upsets & NFL Week 6

By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams

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2017 Episodes Of Triple Threat CLE Radio Show
2016 Episodes of Triple Threat CLE Radio Show