Monday, December 18, 2017

WWE Clash of Champions Recap


By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

What's up wrestling fans, Triple Threat CLE is back with your WWE Clash of Champions pay per view recap from Sunday night. WWE Clash of Champions was live at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and was also shown on the WWE Network. All four titles were on the line at the event as was Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn's jobs. Who walked out of the event the winners and losers? Read on and check out the recap!

** Clash of Champions Card **

- Mojo Rawley battled Zack Ryder.
- WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin defended his title against Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat Match.
- WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champions The Usos defended their titles against The New Day, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable and Rusev and Aiden English in a Fatal Four Way Match.
- WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Charlotte defended her title against Nattie Neidhart in a LumberJill Match.
- The Bludgeon Brothers battled Breezango.
- Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura battled Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as special guest referees.
- WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles defended his title against Jinder Mahal.

** Clash of Champions PreShow **

- Mojo Rawley vs. Zack Ryder: The first match of the night kicked off on the PreShow. Zack Ryder looked to get revenge on Mojo Rawley, after Mojo turned on Ryder a few weeks back. The match closes out with Mojo in control of Ryder as Ryder tries to make a comeback, but gets shut down. Ryder finally beats down Mojo in the corner and hits two straight Broski Boots for a near fall on Mojo. Mojo drills Ryder with a running punch, knocking out Ryder for the pinfall. After the match, Mojo talks trash to Ryder while he's down and out.

** Clash of Champions **

- "WWE United States Championship, Triple Threat Match": Baron Corbin (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode: The first match of the pay per view saw Baron Corbin defending his WWE United States Championship in a Triple Threat Match. The match closes out with Roode tossing Corbin outside and blocking a Ziggler super kick. Roode hits the Glorious DDT on Ziggler and goes for the cover. Corbin runs back into the ring, but Roode sees him and sends Corbin back outside. Corbin pulls Roode outside and hits a choke slam/back breaker combo. Corbin tosses Roode back into the ring and then hits End of Days. Ziggler comes out of nowhere and hits the Zig Zag on Corbin to score the pinfall and win the title.

- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship, Fatal Four Way Match": The Usos (c) vs. The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable vs. Rusev and Aiden English: The second match of the night saw The Usos defending their tag team titles in a Fatal Four Way Match. The match closes out with Rusev nailing the Machka Kick on Big E, stomping on Big E's back and then locking in The Accolade submission. Big E powers out, but Rusev repositions himself, reapplies The Accolade and looks to be choking Big E out. Gable hits the ring, breaks the submission and german suplexes Rusev. English hits the ring, misses a charge on Gable and gets a german suplex. Gable and Big E slug it out until Gable goes behind Big E and hits another german suplex. Jimmy hits the ring, charges, misses and Gable with a near fall rollup. Jey hits the ring and takes off Gable's head with an Uso Kick. Uso Splash off the top rope and The Usos score the pinfall and retain their titles.

- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship, LumberJill Match": Charlotte (c) vs. Nattie Neidhart: The third match of the night saw Charlotte defend her title in a LumberJill Match, with the entire Smackdown Live women's division surrounding the ring. The match closes out with all the women brawling at ringside and Naomi hitting a suicide dive. Ruby Riot distracts Charlotte and Tamina kicks Charlotte in the head. Nattie locks Charlotte in the Sharpshooter submission. Charlotte reaches for the ropes and finally grabs them as The Riot Squad yelled at Charlotte to tap out. Charlotte again gets pulled outside and attacked by the heels of the women's division. The faces run around and help Charlotte, starting another big brawl. Charlotte gets tossed into the ring as Carmella follows with her Money In The Bank briefcase. Before Carmella can cash in she gets beat down by The Riot Squad. Charlotte hits the moonsault off the top rope taking everyone out outside. Back in the ring, Nattie goes for The Sharpshooter, but Charlotte counters and makes Nattie tap out to the Figure Eight submission to retain the title. After the match, Nattie has a mental breakdown, accuses Charlotte of getting ahead because of the Flair name and says she's turning her back on the fans since we've all turned our backs on her.

- The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Breezango: The fourth match of the night saw Breezango and The Bludgeon Brothers go one on one. The match closes out with Breezango trying to take control, but Tyler Breeze gets dropped on the floor. Harper unloads on Fandango and then Rowan hits a clubbing forearm. Rowan grabs Breeze and drops him face first on the apron. The Bludgeon Brothers hit a double team power bomb on Fandango and then the double team Crucifix Bomb for the pinfall. After the match, The Bludgeon Brothers promise that the future holds more bludgeoning, more pain, more fear and the end of the beginning is the beginning of the end.

- Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as Special Guest Referees: The fifth match of the night saw Orton and Nakamura battle Owens and Zayn, with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as referees. This match also had Owens and Zayn's jobs at stake. If Owens and Zayn lost then they would be fired from the WWE. The match closes out with Owens frog splashing Nakamura through the announcers table. Orton hits a power slam on Zayn and then the draping DDT. Orton hits the RKO on Zayn and covers. Before Shane can count the three, Owens shoves Bryan into Shane, stopping the count. Bryan and Shane argue as Orton hits the RKO on Owens. Zayn rolls up Orton and then he and Orton trade rollups back and forth as Shane and Bryan take turns making the count. Zayn rolls up Orton again and Shane counts to two and stops before a legit three, screwing over Zayn. Shane and Bryan start arguing again about what Shane just did. Orton goes for an RKO on Zayn, but Zayn counters and rolls up Orton. Bryan makes a fast three count and awards the match to Owens and Zayn before Shane can stop him.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match": AJ Styles (c) vs. Jinder Mahal: The main event of the show saw Styles defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Jinder Mahal. The match closes out with Mahal attempting a Super Cobra Clutch Slam, but Styles counters and hits a Pele Kick. Styles hits a springboard 450 Splash and The Singh Brothers try to pull Mahal to safety. Styles suicide dives onto The Singh Brothers and hits a Styles Clash on one, laying out both brothers. Mahal ducks the Phenomenal Forearm and nails Styles in the back of the head with a knee. Mahal hits the Cobra Clutch Slam, but Styles kicks out at two and a half. Mahal mocks Styles and sets him up for his own Styles Clash finisher. Styles counters out and traps Mahal in the Calf Crusher submission. Mahal reaches for the ropes, but Styles flips Mahal over back into the middle of the ring and reapplies the Calf Crusher submission. Mahal fights for a second and then finally taps out, giving Styles the victory to retain the title. 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

On TV This Week 12/17 - 12/23


By Raven Williams, @nevaRWilliams

SUNDAY 12/17

NFL
Dallas Cowboys @ Oakland Raiders (NBC, 8:20pm)

NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Washington Wizards (FOX Sports Ohio, 6pm)

BASKETBALL
Harlem Globetrotters Hoops For The Troops Game (ESPN 2, 6pm)
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A Christmas Story Live! (FOX, 8pm)
The Sound Of Music (ABC, 8pm)

Good Behavior, FINALE (TNT, 10pm)
Search Party, FINALE (TBS, 10pm & 10:30pm)
WAGS: LA, FINALE (E!, 10pm)



MONDAY 12/18

NFL
Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ESPN, 8:15pm)

NBA
Boston Celtics @ Indiana Pacers (NBA TV, 7pm)

NHL
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins (FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)
Los Angeles Kings @ Philadelphia Flyers (NHL, 7pm)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Nebraska-Omaha @ Kansas (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Charleston Southern @ Florida State (ESPNU, 7pm)
Northern Illinois @ Marquette (FOX Sports 1, 7pm)
Tennessee State @ Texas (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Boise State @ SMU (ESPNU, 9pm)
Texas-Arlington @ Creighton (FOX Sports 1, 9pm)
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Agnelli (HBO, 8pm)
The Voice, Live Finale Part 1 (NBC, 8pm)
The Great Christmas Light Fight, FINALE (ABC, 8pm)
Popstar's Best Of 2017 (The CW, 8pm)
90 Day Fiance, FINALE (TLC, 8pm)

The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Honors 2017 (The CW, 9pm)
Holiday Baking Championship, FINALE (Food Network, 9pm)

Gunpowder, PREMIERE (HBO, 10pm)
Ellen's Game Of Games, PREMIERE (NBC, 10pm)
The Year In Memoriam 2017 (ABC, 10pm)
Christmas Cookie Challenge, FINALE (Food Network, 10pm)
Ill Behaviour, FINALE (Showtime, 10:30pm)



TUESDAY 12/19

NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Milwaukee Bucks (FOX Sports Ohio, 8pm)

NHL
Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres (NBC Sports, 7:30pm)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl: Akron vs. Florida Atlantic (ESPN, 7pm)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
South Carolina @ Clemson (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Dartmouth @ Notre Dame (ESPNU, 7pm)
Moreheard Eagles @ Butler (FOX Sports 1, 8:30pm)
Georgia Tech @ Georgia (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Stephen F. Austin State @ Missouri (ESPNU, 9pm)
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A Home For The Holidays With Josh Groban (CBS, 8pm)
Married At First Sight: Jamie And Doug Plus One, PREMIERE (Lifetime, 8pm)
Olaf's Frozen Adventure (ABC, 8pm)
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (ABC, 8:30pm)

The Year: 2017 (ABC, 9pm)
The Voice, Live Finale Part 2 (NBC, 9pm)
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, PREMIERE (Bravo, 9pm)
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (FOX, 9:30pm)

I Am Sam Kinison (Spike, 10pm)
Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka'Oir; The Mane Event, FINALE (BET, 10pm)
Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, FINALE (CMT, 10pm)
The Long Road Home, FINALE (NatGeo, 10pm)



WEDNESDAY 12/20

NBA
Los Angeles Lakers @ Houston Rockets (NBA TV, 8pm)
Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors (NBA TV, 10:30pm)

NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Columbus Blue Jackets (FOX Sports Ohio, 7:30pm)
Detroit Red Wings @ Philadelphia Flyers (NBC Sports, 8pm)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
DXL Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. SMU (ESPN, 8pm)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Evansville @ Duke (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Houston @ Providence (ESPNU, 7pm)
Wagner @ Seton Hall (FOX Sports 1, 7pm)
Wofford @ North Carolina (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Albany (N.Y.) @ Louisville (ESPNU, 9pm)
South Carolina Upstate @ Creighton (FOX Sports 1, 9pm)
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Survivor, FINALE (CBS, 8pm)
Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer (The CW, 8pm)

The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies Of All Time (The CW, 9pm)
Dian Fossey: Secrets In The Mist, FINALE (NatGeo, 9pm)




THURSDAY 12/21

NBA
Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers (FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)
Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks (TNT, 8pm)
San Antonio Spurs @ Utah Jazz (TNT, 10:30pm)

NHL
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins (FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl: Temple vs. Florida International (ESPN, 8pm)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Fairleigh Dickinson @ Maryland (ESPNU, 7pm)
American @ Marquette (FOX Sports 1, 7pm)
Connecticut @ Arizona (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Alabama A&M @ Michigan (ESPNU, 9pm)
Miami (Ohio) @ DePaul (FOX Sports 1, 9pm)
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC, 8pm)

A Saturday Night Live Christmas (NBC, 9pm)
CMA Country Christmas (ABC, 9pm)

The Rundown With Robin Thede, FINALE (BET, 11pm)
The Comedy Get Down, FINALE (BET, 11:30pm)



FRIDAY 12/22

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Middle Tennessee State @ Princeton (ESPNU, 5:30pm)
Sacred Heart @ Providence (FOX Sports 1, 6:30pm)
Northwestern @ Oklahoma (ESPN 2, 7pm)
Florida Gulf Coast @ Wichita State (CBS SportsNet, 7pm)
Akron @ USC (ESPNU, 7:30pm)
Hofstra @ Villanova (FOX Sports 1, 8:30pm)
Texas @ Alabama (ESPN 2, 9pm)
Xavier @ Northern Iowa (CBS SportsNet, 9pm)
Nevada vs. Southern Illinois (FOX Sports 1, 11pm)

NBA
Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston Rockets (ESPN, 8pm)
Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors (ESPN, 10:30pm)

NFL
A Football Life: Swann & Stallworth (NFL, 9pm)
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I Love Lucy Christmas Special (CBS, 8pm)

The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now In Living Color (CBS, 9pm)



SATURDAY 12/23

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Alabama A&M @ Georgetown (FOX Sports 1, 12pm)
Tennessee @ Wake Forest (ESPN 2, 12:30pm)
Ohio State vs. North Carolina (CBS, 1:30pm)
Connecticut @ Auburn (ESPN 2, 2:30pm)
Wagner @ Dayton (NBC Sports, 3pm)
Kentucky vs. UCLA (CBS, 4pm)
Illinois vs. Missouri (ESPN 2, 8pm)
Duquesne vs. Southern Illinois (FOX Sports 1, 8:30pm)
Nevada vs. San Francisco (FOX Sports 1, 11pm)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Birmingham Bowl: Texas Tech vs. South Florida (ESPN, 12pm)
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State vs. Army (ESPN, 3:30pm)
Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Toledo (ESPN, 7pm)

NFL
Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens (NFL, 4:30pm)
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers (NBC, 8:20pm)

NHL
Philadelphia Flyers @ Columbus Blue Jackets (FOX Sports Ohio, 7pm)
Toronto Maple Leafs @ New York Rangers (NHL, 7pm)

SOCCER
Premier League: Burnley FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur FC (NBC, 12:30pm)
Premier League: Leicester City FC vs. Manchester United FC (NBC, 2:45pm)
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MOVIE: The Zookeeper's Wife (HBO, 8pm)

Saturday Night Live; (NBC, 11:30pm)

Weekend 3 Count 12/17/17


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 ***

- Rich Swann Arrested: Last weekend, 205 Live superstar Rich Swann was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and battery, according to reports in Florida. Alachua County's Sheriff in Florida said the 26 year old faces allegations of kidnap/false imprisonment of an adult and battery. Kidnapping and false imprisonment in Florida is a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Battery is a first degree misdemeanour in Florida, with penalties of up to one year in jail or 12 months probation and a $1,000 fine.

- Rich Swann Suspended: After the announcement of Rich Swann being arrested, WWE immediately announced that Swann was suspended indefinitely. WWE has a zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence. Rich Swann was scheduled to face Drew Gulak on Monday Night RAW this week in a #1 Contenders Match, but those plans will obviously change.

- Christmas Title Match Rumors: According to sources, WWE may be planning a huge WWE Intercontinental Championship Match for Christmas Night on Monday Night RAW. As of right now rumors are stating that Roman Reigns will be defending his WWE Intercontinental Championship against John Cena.

- WWE Signs Superstar From Kuwait: WWE announced by Twitter that they made history and signed their first ever Kuwaiti wrestler, Nasser Alruwayeh, to a performer's contract. Triple H was part of the reveal process along with Shadia Bseiso who was the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign with the company.

- Porn Star Takes Shots At WWE: Mia Khalifa is currently stirring the pot with the world of professional wrestling. The former adult film star recently made comments about Ronda Rousey jumping to the WWE. Mia stated that Ronda was committing career suicide by jumping to professional wrestling.

Mia stated the following: "This is where her career will go to die. I have no respect for the WWE, it's not a real sport. It's embarrassing. That's embarrassing, though, to go from real fights to wearing a sequin unitard to pretending to fight."

Hurricane Helms stated the following on Twitter about Mia's comments: "I'm not gonna get upset that a porn star doesn't respect Pro Wrestling. She's entitled to her opinion. Our bodies take a pounding and well... so does hers."


** 205 Live Recap **

- Ariya Daivari vs. Cedric Alexander: The first match of the night saw Zo Train member Daivari battle Alexander in a one on one match. Alexander will battle Drew Gulak next week in a #1 Contender match to determine who will go on and battle Enzo Amore for his WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Gulak is at ringside and guarantees he's defeated Alexander next week. Gulak gets involved and clotheslines Alexander outside while the referee is distracted. Gulak tells Daivari to get off the top rope, but Daivari leaps anyway and gets a near fall splash on Alexander. Alexander hits the Lumbar Check on Daivari and scores the pinfall.

- Jack Gallagher vs. Kalisto: The second match of the night saw Gallagher battle Kalisto. This match focused on Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher being angry that Kalisto keeps being handed opportunity after opportunity while they are passed over. Kalisto hurricanranas Gallagher into the mat. Gallagher tries to cheat with a thumb into Kalisto's eye and then a headbutt. Kalisto wraps up Gallagher in a rollup and scores the pinfall. After the match, Kendrick attacks and chop blocks Kalisto. Gran Metalik hits the ring and helps Kalisto fight off his attackers.

- Enzo Amore vs. Tony Nese: The main event of the show saw Enzo Amore battle fellow Zo Train member Tony Nese. Enzo has accused Drew Gulak, Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari of forming a faction behind Enzo's back, which all three denied. Enzo singled out Nese for this match, after Nese told Enzo to calm down. Before the match even begins, Enzo trash talks Nese, making Nese angry. Ariya Daivari then jumps in and attacks Nese from behind. Enzo and Daivari beat down Nese and remind him to know his place on the Zo Train. Enzo then orders Drew Gulak to help with the beat down. Gulak goes nose to nose with Enzo and finally backs down by kicking Nese in the face. Enzo orders Gulak to continue beating down Nese and then finally hits the JawDoneZo on Nese to end the show.


** Tribute To The Troops Recap **

- Lillian Garcia returned to sing the National Anthem.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": The Shield defeated Samoa Joe, Sheamus and Cesaro, by pinfall after Roman Reigns spears Cesaro.

- "Triple Threat Match": Charlotte defeated Ruby Riot and Carmella. Charlotte trapped Ruby in the Figure Eight submission and got the tap out win. 

- Cleveland's own, Machine Gun Kelly, made a special performance for the troops.

- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": The New Day and The Usos defeated Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable, Rusev and Aiden English, by pinfall after The New Day hit the Midnight Hour.

- "Six Woman Tag Team Match": Absolution defeated Bayley, Mickie James and Sasha Banks, by pinfall after Paige hit the RamPaige on Mickie.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": AJ Styles, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, by pinfall after Nakamura hit the Kinshasa on Zayn.


- Announced WWE Pay Per Views For 2018:

** Jan. 28th: Royal Rumble, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
** Feb. 25th: Elimination Chamber (RAW), Las Vegas, Nevada.
** March 11th: Fastlane (SDL), Columbus, Ohio.
** April 8th: Wrestlemania 34, New Orleans, Louisiana.
** May 6th: Backlash (RAW), Newark, New Jersey.
** May 27th: Payback (SDL), Baltimore, Maryland.
** June 17th: Money In The Bank, Chicago, Illinois.
** July 15th: Battleground (RAW), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
** Aug. 19th: SummerSlam, Brooklyn, New York.
** Sept. 16th: Extreme Rules (RAW), San Antonio, Texas.
** Sept. 30th: Hell In A Cell (SDL), Nashville, Tennessee.
** Oct. 21st: TLC (RAW), Boston, Massachusetts.
** Nov. 18th: Survivor Series, Los Angeles, California.
** Dec. 16th: Clash of Champions, San Jose, California.


*** NXT ***

- Shayna Baszler Coming Soon: This past week, NXT revealed that the spade vignettes from the past few weeks is indeed MMA fighter Shayna Baszler. Baszler will be making her debut very soon.



- Announced NXT Pay Per Views For 2018:

** Jan. 27th: NXT Takeover: Philadelphia.
** April 6th: NXT Takeover: New Orleans.
** June 16th: NXT Takeover: Chicago.
** Aug. 18th: NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 4.
** Nov. 17th: NXT Takeover: WarGames 2, Los Angeles.



** Impact TV Recap **

- "Triple Threat, #1 Contenders Match": Allie defeated Sienna and KC Spinelli. Sienna goes for the AK47 on KC, but Allie sneaks in a rollup on Sienna for the pinfall.

- Taiji Ishimori and Dezmond Xavier defeated Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley, by pinfall after Ishimori rolls up Lee for the pinfall.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Alberto El Patron, Johnny Impact and Petey Williams defeated Eli Drake, Chris Adonis and Kongo Kong, by pinfall after Impact hits Starship Pain, but El Patron steals the pinfall after throwing Impact on the floor and hitting a splash. 

- Moose and James Storm Promo: Moose and Storm say that American Top Team are pissing them off and Moose knows Bobby Lashley can't beat him one on one. Lashley and Dan Lambert interrupt and Lashley says he'll fight Moose anytime, anyplace, but on Lashley's time. Storm says he has no respect for Lambert and wants him in a one on one match. Lambert says Storm's love for wrestling makes him sick. Lambert says he'll wrestle Storm only if Storm puts his career on the line because Storm is an Impact original and Lambert wants to cut the head off of the snake. Storm accepts but only if Lambert and ATT leave Impact when Storm wins. Lambert spits in Storm's face as Lashley and Moose brawl to the back. KM tries to save Lambert, but gets a Last Call from Storm. 

- "Impact Knockouts Championship Match": Laurel Van Ness defeated Rosemary, by pinfall to win the vacant title. Rosemary tries to mist Laurel in the face, but misses. Laurel uses the most on her hands to wipe in Rosemary's eyes to blind her. Laurel with the Unprettier on Rosemary for the pinfall.

- Sami Callihan and Konnan Face To Face: Callihan and Konnan agree to let LAX and oVe battle one more time for the tag team titles. Callihan says that if oVe win than LAX needs to leave Impact forever. Konnan agrees and then says that if oVe back out of the match than LAX will destroy everything that they love in Ohio. 


*** RING OF HONOR ***
*** ROH TV Recap **

- "ROH Television Championship Match": Kenny King (c) defeated Caprice Coleman, by pinfall to retain the title. Coleman countered the Royal Flush and shoved King into Shane Taylor. King hits a corkscrew plancha on Taylor and then the Royal Flush on Coleman for the pinfall. After the match, Punishment Martinez, Shane Taylor and Silas Young three on one attack King and then start brawling with each other.

- The Addiction Promo: The Addiction mock Rowe of War Machine for getting suspended 30 days for hitting a fan last week. Daniels demands that both Rowe and Hanson should be fired. Hanson hits the ring and attacks Daniels and Kazarian. Kazarian grabs a steel chair and unloads on Hanson. The Addiction tape Hanson to the ropes and then start cutting off his beard. Daniels goes to cut off Hanson's ear, but security hit the ring. The Addiction unload on security and then escape as Hanson gets free and chases them.

- The Briscoes/Bully Ray/Tommy Dreamer Face To Face: The Briscoes brag about ruining Bully's retirement speech, attacking Tommy Dreamer at one of his shows and trashing the 3D Wrestling School. Bully Ray and Dreamer appear, but are held back by security. ROH owner Jeff Koff tells Bully and Dreamer to back off. The Briscoes mock Bully and Dreamer for taking orders from Koff. Koff announces that Bully and Dreamer will battle The Briscoes at ROH Final Battle. Bully, Dreamer and The Briscoes brawl until security separates them. 

- Matt Taven defeated Jay Lethal, by pinfall. Marty Scurll arrived and slid his umbrella into the ring. Lethal grabbed the umbrella, tossed it at Scurll and talked trash to him. Taven rolls up Lethal during the distraction and scores the pinfall.

- Cody Rhodes vs. Dalton Castle Final Battle Contract Signing: Cody arrived with meats, cheeses and champagne and told Castle to try them. Cody is questioned on not taking Castle seriously and Cody says he'd rather drink champagne with his wife Brandi. Castle says he's breaking Cody's heart at Final Battle and all Cody is....is overdressed, overpaid and overrated. Cody and Castle both sign the contract and stare each other down to end the show.


*** NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING ***

- Chris Jericho Attacks Kenny Omega: This past week at the NJPW World Tag League Finals Show, Chris Jericho made a surprise appearance and attacked Kenny Omega from behind. Jericho laid Omega out with a Code Breaker and then unloaded on Omega, busting Omega open. Jericho then proceeded to hit a Code Breaker on NJPW official Don Callis after Callis attempted to check on Omega's condition.

- Kenny Omega Gets Revenge: After the vicious attack by Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega got his revenge by attacking Jericho while he was at a press conference, promoting Wrestle Kingdom 12 and talking about his attack on Omega. Omega tackled Jericho and unloaded on him behind the press conference table until NJPW officials and press were able to separate both men.





*** EVOLVE ***

** EVOLVE 96 Recap **

- Dominic Garrini defeated Joey Lynch, by submission with the Mighty Mouse.

- Kyle the Beast and Shane Mercer defeated Matt Knicks and Stevie Fierce, by pinfall with Moonsault and Battery by Mercer on to Fierce.

- Jarek 1:20 defeated Stephen Wolf, by pinfall with a Doctor Bomb lift drop into a DDT.

- Zack Sabre, Jr. defeated DJZ, by pinfall with the European Clutch.

- AR Fox defeated Jason Kincaid, by pinfall with Lo Mein Pain and a 450 Splash.

- Darby Allin defeated Austin Theory, by pinfall with Last Supper.

- "EVOLVE World Tag Team Championship Match": Catch Point (Jaka and “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams)(c) vs. The WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry and James Drake) ended in a No Contest, after The End invaded and beat everyone down.

- "No Rope Breaks Match": Matt Riddle defeated Fred Yehi, by submission with the Bromission.

- "WWN World Championship Match": Keith Lee (c) defeated WALTER, by pinfall with Ground Zero to retain his WWN World Championship.

** EVOLVE 97 Recap **

- Dominic Garrini defeated Craig Mitchell, by submission after trapping Mitchell in the Mighty Mouse submission. After the match, The End arrive and attack both men. Parrow tosses Garrini at Odinson who lays out Garrini with a Pounce. Parrow plants Mitchell with a Blue Thunder Bomb. The End hit a double team powerbomb on Mitchell before leaving. 

- Matt Knicks and Stevie Fierce defeated Brandon Watts and Stephen Wolf, by pinfall with a double team Unprettier on Wolf.

- Jared 1:20 vs. Jason Kincaid went to a time limit draw.

- The WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry and James Drake) defeated Kyle The Beast and Shane Mercer, by pinfall after Drake hit a moonsault on Mercer.

- AR Fox defeated DJZ, by pinfall with the Foxcatcher.

- Darby Allin defeated Keith Lee and "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams in a Triple Threat Match. Darby pins Williams with the Last Supper. Allin earns any match of his choosing in 2018. After the match, Stokely Hathaway calls Lee garbage and then begs for forgiveness as Lee stalks him. Williams attacks Lee with elbows, but Lee fights back with his own elbows. Jaka hits the ring, but eats a Lee lariat. Chris Dickinson hits the ring and drops Lee with a German suplex. Dickinson and Jaka pick Lee up and lay him out with the Death Trap.

- "FIP World Heavyweight Championship Match": Austin Theory defeated Fred Yehi (c), by pinfall to win the FIP World Heavyweight Championship. Yehi gets a near fall in the end, but Priscilla Kelly saves Theory by putting his foot on the ropes. Theory hits the single underhook fisherman spinning reverse STO and scores the pinfall to take the title.

- "No Rope Breaks Match": Matt Riddle defeated WALTER, by stoppage after Riddle unloads a non stop series of elbow strikes on WALTER until the referee stepped in and stopped the match. After the match, Riddle offers a hand shake, but WALTER lays Riddle out with a boot.

- "EVOLVE World Championship Match": Zack Sabre Jr. (c) defeated Jaka, by submission with a calf killer/stretch muffler combination submission. After the match, The End arrives and attacks. Chris Dickinson hits the ring and german suplexes Parrow and hits a Michinoku Driver on Odinson. Drennan has a steel chair and unloads on Jaka's knee, injuring it. Dickinson with a suicide dive on The End. Dickinson and Tracy Williams chase off The End to end the show.


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Friday, December 15, 2017

WWE Clash of Champions Preview


By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

What's up wrestling fans, Triple Threat CLE returns with the WWE Clash of Champions pay per view preview for this Sunday night's event, live at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. If you can't catch the show live on the WWE Network, just check out Triple Threat CLE on Monday afternoon as the recap of the show will be provided.


- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match": AJ Styles (c) vs. Jinder Mahal: Last month, AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal on an episode of Smackdown Live to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The following week, Jinder Mahal announced that he was getting his rematch against Styles at WWE Clash of Champions. Styles accepted the challenge and then fought off an attempted attack from The Singh Brothers. Styles went on to battle The Singh Brothers in a handicap match and was attacked by The Singh Brothers and Jinder Mahal. Styles defeated The Singh Brothers and then chased off Mahal after the match. One week before WWE Clash of Champions, The Singh Brothers tried to convince Styles that they were no longer aligning themselves with Mahal due to his unfair treatment of them. Styles saw right through the trick and laid out The Singh Brothers as Mahal appeared and stared down Styles. Later in the night, backstage announcer Renee Young, attempted to interview Styles, when he was suddenly attacked and laid out by Mahal and The Singh Brothers.


- "WWE United States Championship, Triple Match Match": Baron Corbin (c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler: Baron Corbin began having his problems with Bobby Roode during a lumberjack match on Smackdown Live, which saw Corbin accidentally hit Roode, starting a brawl. Roode challenged Corbin for the WWE United States Championship the following week, but Corbin laughed off the challenge. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan stepped in and officially announced the Triple Threat Match for WWE Clash of Champions between Corbin, Roode and Dolph Ziggler with the title on the line. All three men met face to face the following week and Ziggler bragged that he was added to the match because of all of his past accomplishments in the WWE, which was more than what Corbin and Roode have done combined. Later in the night, Roode battled Corbin in a non title match, but it ended in a No Contest, as Ziggler laid out both men with the Zig Zag. One week before WWE Clash of Champions, Corbin battled Ziggler in a non title match, which also ended in a No Contest, as Roode laid out both men with the Glorious DDT.


- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship, Fatal Four Way Match": The Usos (c) vs. The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable vs. Rusev and Aiden English: Benjamin and Gable won a Fatal Four Way Match to earn themselves a tag team title match against The Usos on Smackdown Live. Benjamin and Gable went on to defeat The Usos, however, it was by countout, which titles don't change hands on a count out. Benjamin and Gable traded one on one wins with The Usos, while The New Day also snuck in a non title victory of their own on The Usos. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan announced a Triple Threat Match at WWE Clash of Champions between The Usos, Benjamin and Gable and The New Day for the tag team titles. Two weeks before WWE Clash of Champions, Rusev and Aiden English defeated The New Day in tag team action and then defeated The Usos one week before WWE Clash of Champions in a non title match. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan officially changed the tag team title match at WWE Clash of Champions to a Fatal Four Way Match and added Rusev and Aiden English to the match.


- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship, Lumberjill Match": Charlotte (c) vs. Nattie Neidhart: Last month, Charlotte defeated Nattie Neidhart to win the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. Nattie would get her rematch, however, the debut of The Riot Squad ruined Nattie's chances of winning back the title. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan announced that Nattie Neidhart would get her rematch against Charlotte at WWE Clash of Champions. The rest of the women's division complained to Daniel Bryan about Nattie Neidhart getting another shot at the title when they all felt like they deserved to be the next challengers. Bryan settled the debate by making the whole women's division lumberjills for the title match at WWE Clash of Champions and none of them would get title shots at the moment. Charlotte faced Tamina two weeks before WWE Clash of Champions and then Ruby Riot one week before WWE Clash of Champions with both matches ending in a women's division brawl.


- Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as Special Guest Referees: Last month at WWE Survivor Series, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn attacked Shane McMahon during the men's 5-On-5 Elimination Match, which Smackdown Live ended up losing. Shane McMahon was about to fire Owens and Zayn, but Daniel Bryan saved their jobs and put them in a match later that night as punishment instead. Later that night, Owens and Zayn defeated The New Day in a Lumberjack Match and then begged Bryan to not fire them. Bryan said he wouldn't, but Owens would face Randy Orton the following week. Owens went onto defeat Orton, after Zayn interfered and cost Orton the match. Shane McMahon then announced that Owens and Zayn would battle Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura at WWE Clash of Champions in a tag team match. Later that night, Orton defeated Zayn, but got attacked by Owens and Zayn until Nakamura made the save. Shane McMahon then announced that he would serve as the special guest referee at WWE Clash of Champions after all the chaos in the Zayn vs. Orton match. Shane then announced that if Owens and Zayn lost at WWE Clash of Champions then they would be fired from the WWE. One week before WWE Clash of Champions, Owens defeated Nakamura after the referee was knocked out and Daniel Bryan took over as the referee. Daniel Bryan then announced that he also would be a special guest referee in the tag team match at WWE Clash of Champions. 


- The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Breezango: Breezango had been predicting for months during their Fashion Files segments that Luke Harper and Erick Rowan were out to get them. The Ascension were originally thought to have been behind the whole thing, but tried to befriend Breezango to prove their innocence. The Ascension sacrificed themselves to a beat down by The Bludgeon Brothers and then convinced Breezango to finally meet The Bludgeon Brothers at WWE Clash of Champions to settle things once and for all.


- Mojo Rawley vs. Zack Ryder: After Zack Ryder returned from injury over the summer, The Hype Bros reformed, but hit a losing streak and appeared to be having problems. After losing to The Bludgeon Brothers two weeks in a row, Mojo finally snapped and beat down Ryder from behind. Mojo then stated that he was doing fine on his own in singles action until Ryder came back and made things difficult. Ryder would go on to challenge Mojo and the match was made official for WWE Clash of Champions.

Browns Preview 12/15/17: Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns


By Katelin Marshall, @KatelinKnowsCLE

The still winless Cleveland Browns host the Baltimore Ravens in their last home game of the season this week. The Browns lost a heartbreaker last week to the Green Bay Packers in overtime. The Ravens also lost last week in a shootout with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Browns Offense vs Ravens Defense


The last time the Browns played the Ravens the offense had a tough time. Kizer turned the ball over four times and as a team, the Browns turned it over five times total. That game was when Kizer exited the game with a migraine and then returned not at full health.

For the Browns offensively they need to take care of the football, it is that simple. And it starts with Kizer. The Ravens are going to bring pressure and force Kizer to beat them. Yes, the Browns have Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman but in the second half of the game last week they had issues with getting them the ball. A win or a loss is going to be because of Kizer's play.

The Ravens aren't going to let the running game get going. Crowell had his first 100+ yard game of the season last week but don't expect the same this week. The Browns running game will need get 100 yards total, between Crowell, Duke Johnson, and Kizer in order to keep the Browns in the game.



Browns Defense vs Ravens Offense



Joe Flacco hasn't had a great year so the Browns should force him into difficult throws under pressure. The Ravens have a solid running game led by Alex Collins who has 825 rushing yards this season. Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey are the keys guys on defense this Sunday. They need to keep containment and not allow the big running play. Also it is on Gregg Williams to put guys in a the best position, which didn't happen in the fourth quarter last week.

The Browns desperately need to stop the run this week, The weather conditions won't be that great and hopefully the Browns can bait Flacco into some bad throws like he's prone to do.




Five Guys to Watch


1. DeShone Kizer: It's all on the quarterback, and Kizer hasn't shown the ability to take care of the football. Let's hope last weeks mistakes are a turning point in his young career.

2. Josh Gordon:
Two games into his return Gordon has five catches, over 100 yards and a touchdown. He should have had a better game statistically last week but " no calls" on apparent penalties cost him and the Browns points.

3. Isaiah Crowell: Crowell needs to build upon a solid week last week. With not ideal weather conditions the Browns need someone to carry the rock and carry it well.

4. Nate Orchard: Orchard is getting more playing time with the first team since the Ogbah injury. He's not the run stopper Ogbah is but Orchard needs to step up since he playing on the run heavy side. Also it wouldn't hurt for him to pressure Flacco into some bad passes.

5. The playcallers: Hue Jackson and Gregg Williams need to improve on their second half play calling. Hue went super conservative last week, which is fine as long as he sticks with it. Williams did the same thing, he basically went to a prevent defense with the defensive backs lined up seven yards off of the line of scrimmage. That's one of the main reasons the Browns lost the lead last week. Allowing free jumps off of the line of scrimmage.


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Weather:

Betting Line (As of 12/14/17) Baltimore -7


Prediction

Baltimore 27 Browns 10

Another terrible loss, and the Browns will finishes winless at home this year. It really is getting harder to write these previews knowing the Browns have only a slim chance to pull up the upset. Next week it's onto Chicago on Xmas Eve...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Podcast 12/13/17: On John Dorsey's Browns, Aaron Rodgers' Return, MLB Hot Stove, Star Wars & More


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Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 12/14/17: NXT Recap


By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

NXT returned this week for more NXT action at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. This week, NXT was shown not only on the WWE Network, but it was also shown as a special on the USA Network. There have been rumors of WWE possibly bringing NXT to the USA Network, this was kind of a test run.

** NXT TV Card **

- NXT World Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas battled Fabian Aichner in a non title match
- The Authors of Pain battled Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch.
- NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon battled Peyton Royce in a non title match.
- Aleister Black battled Adam Cole in a qualifying match for the #1 Contenders Fatal Four Way Match.

** NXT **

- Andrade "Cien" Almas vs. Fabian Aichner: The first match of the night saw the NXT World Champion Almas battle up and comer Aichner. Aichner took it to Almas with a flying suicide dive and a springboard DDT for a near fall. Almas finally fights back and sends Aichner hard into the steel steps. Almas hits the Hammerlock DDT on Aichner and scores the pinfall.


- The Authors of Pain vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch: Lorcan and Burch put up a small fight against AOP, until AOP hit double Death Valley Drivers into the corner. AOP hit the Super Collider and follow that up with The Last Chapter to take the quick pinfall.

- Ember Moon vs. Peyton Royce: This match was a WWE Network exclusive match only and wasn't shown on the USA Network due to commercial time needed. Peyton held her own against the NXT Women's Champion, as Billie Kay was also at ringside pulling off distraction antics. Ember hits the Eclipse Stunner on Peyton and scores the pinfall. After the match, Billie Kay helps Peyton two on one attack Ember, sending Ember face first into Billie's knee. Nikki Cross suddenly hits the ring and unloads on Peyton and Billie, chasing them both from the ring. Nikki eyes Ember and the NXT Women's Championship lying on the mat until running off into the crowd. 

- Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black: The main event of the show saw Cole and Black battle in a one on one match with the winner advancing to the Fatal Four Way Match to determine a new #1 Contender. Cole gets a near fall Back Stabber. Both men traded shots on each other until Cole gets a near fall neck breaker. Black counters the super kick and hits Cole with a high knee. Black hits the Black Mass kick on Cole and scores the pinfall.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 12/13/17: Smackdown Live Cincinnati Recap


By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Smackdown Live was live this week in Cincinnati, Ohio with the final build up to this Sunday night's WWE Clash of Champions pay per view, live on the WWE Network.

** Smackdown Live Card **

- WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Charlotte battled Ruby Riot in a non title match.
- WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin battled Dolph Ziggler in a non title match.
- WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champions The Usos battled Rusev and Aiden English in a non title match.
- Shinsuke Nakamura battled Kevin Owens.

** Smackdown Live **

- AJ Styles And The Singh Brothers Face To Face: Styles kicks off Smackdown Live to hype his World Title defense against Jinder Mahal at WWE Clash of Champions. Styles gives Mahal props, but says he's not losing what he just won and knows Mahal will do what ever it takes to get back the title. The Singh Brothers interrupt and express they're hatred for Mahal for turning on them. Styles shows compassion for them and The Singh Brothers ask to be in Styles' corner when he battles Mahal because they are done with Mahal. The Singh Brothers complain about getting treated unfairly by Mahal while Mahal travels first class and makes them kiss his feet. Styles then asks The Singh Brothers why they were with Mahal at the live event in India if they're over Mahal. Styles says he's not falling for this trick and attacks The Singh Brothers as Mahal appears on the stage. Styles takes out The Singh Brothers and then stares down Mahal to end the segment. 

- Charlotte vs. Ruby Riot: The first match of the night saw the leader of the Riot Squad, Ruby Riot, battle Charlotte in a one on one match. Nattie Neidhart, who challenges Charlotte at WWE Clash of Champions sat in on commentary for this match. Charlotte goes outside and unloads on Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan, who try to help Ruby. Charlotte then attacks Nattie, but Nattie fires back and attacks Charlotte, getting Ruby DQ'ed. After the match, The Riot Squad beat down Charlotte and attempt to injure her with the steel steps. Naomi hits the ring, takes out Sarah and Liv and then goes after Ruby. Naomi hits the Rear View on Ruby before Sarah and Liv pull her to safety. Lana, Tamina and Carmella suddenly arrive next and unload on The Riot Squad, chasing them off.

- Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler: The second match of the night saw Corbin battle Ziggler in a one on one match. Corbin, Ziggler and Bobby Roode will battle in a Triple Threat Match at WWE Clash of Champions. Bobby Roode shows up as Corbin and Ziggler take each other out. Roode lays out Ziggler with a Glorious DDT, getting Corbin DQ'ed. After the match, Corbin tries to attack Roode, but also gets laid out with a Glorious DDT.

- The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Colin Delaney and Joe Monroe: The third match of the night saw Luke Harper and Erick Rowan continue their dominace in the tag team division. The Bludgeon Brothers get the easy squash match victory over Delaney and Monroe.

- Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Occupy Smackdown: Owens and Zayn appear with "Yep" shirts on, trying to sway Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan to side with them. Owens says that people think that Vince and Stephanie McMahon are horrible, but Shane McMahon has made his life miserable for the past 9 months on Smackdown Live. Owens says it's time to show the world that this business is bigger than Shane and his vendetta and he and Zayn are Occupying Smackdown. Owens calls out all their supporters to hit the ring and help take over the show, but Daniel Bryan is the only one to appear. Bryan questions Owens and Zayn on their actions and says the night he formed the "Yes Movement" it was about the fans not him. Owens and Zayn rant about Shane and how he's out to get them. Bryan says that Owens and Zayn are talented and he'll make sure the tag team match at WWE Clash of Champions is a fair fight. Bryan then announces that he also will be the special guest referee along with Shane McMahon and knows that he and Shane will have each other's backs in the decision making. 

- The Usos vs. Rusev and Aiden English: The fourth match of the night saw The Usos battle Rusev and Aiden English in tag team action. Both teams will be apart of a Fatal Four Way Match at WWE Clash of Champions. The New Day were on commentary for this match. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable also arrived to let their voice be heard about the Fatal Four Way Match at WWE Clash of Champions. Rusev hits the Machka Kick on Jimmy setting English up to score the pinfall.

- Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens: The main event of the show saw Nakamura and Owens battle it out in a one on one match. Daniel Bryan arrived to do commentary for this match. Owens accidentally knocks out the referee in the match which forces Daniel Bryan to get involved as the referee. Nakamura counters the Pop Up Power Bomb. Sami Zayn hits the ring, but so does Randy Orton, who takes out Zayn. Zayn pokes Orton in the eye and shoves him into the ring post. Zayn distracts Nakamura, allowing Owens to hit the Pop Up Power Bomb for the pinfall by Daniel Bryan.