ECW on Sci-Fi - May 27, 2008
Ringside announcers: Mike Adamle & Tazz
Ring announcer: Tony Chimel
The Big Show, 7’0”, weighing 441 lbs.
Tommy Dreamer from Yonkers, NY, weighing 265 lbs.
The bell rings and Dreamer charges at Show but it doesn’t last long. Show delivers a head butt that sends Dreamer crashing to the canvas and then steps on Dreamer’s chest. Show drops an elbow on Dreamer’s sternum delivers a kick to the ribs and then stands on Dreamer using the ropes to add a little weight. Show misses a squash against the corner post and Dreamer goes after Show’s leg but Show is back up again. Dreamer comes off the second rope and meets Show’s fists. Show delivers a choke slam, goes for the cover and gets the three count. Time: 3 minutes
Winner: Big Show with a choke slam
July 4, 2006, Rob Van Dam versus Big Show, Extreme Rules, Big Show defeats Van Dam for the ECW Championship – with a little help from Paul Heyman. Like Show needed any help.
Shelton Benjamin is at ringside with Tazz and Adamle to brag about ending Kingston’s winning streak last week.
Kofi Kingston from Jamaica weighing 218 lbs.
Mike Knox weighing 293 lbs.
Kingston goes after Knox with kicks but Knox uses the hair and delivers a hard short arm clotheslines. Knox then uses the ropes to choke Kingston. Knox goes for the cover but Kingston keeps his shoulder up and Knox can’t get the three count. Knox resorts to fists to the head and an over the head suplex before going to work on Kingston’s neck. The live fans are doing a lot of “Kofi” chants. Kingston gets back to his feet but Knox takes him right back down to the mat. The audience continues to chant and Kingston is back up. Kingston comes off the ropes and delivers a drop kick. Kingston delivers a kick to Knox’s skull. Kingston delivers trouble in paradise, goes for the cover and gets the three count. Time: 3 minutes.
After the match, Benjamin enters the ring and goes after Kingston but Kingston takes Benjamin down and pounds on him, however, Knox catches Kingston from behind and delivers a corkscrew neck breaker. Knox has a cut under his eye and is bleeding a little profusely for such a short match. I’m not sure when or how that happened. Knox leaves the ring, bleeding and smiling but the referee has to make Benjamin leave the ring while Kingston is still down on the mat.
The announcers show the footage of how Knox got a cut by his eye. It appeared that an elbow blow by Kingston started it.
September 4, 2007, CM Punk defeats John Morrison to win the ECW Championship.
Chavo Guerrero from El Paso, TX, weighing 215 lbs.
With Bam Neely
CM Punk from Chicago, IL, weighing 222 lbs.
Neely wasn’t around last week on ECW. The fans are pro Punk. We start off with a shoving match and Punk tries for an early GTS but Guerrero gets away and bails out of the ring. Punk takes Guerrero down with an arm drag when Guerrero is brave enough to get back in the ring. Punk delivers a couple of kicks and then an elbow as Guerrero comes off the ropes. Punk goes for a cover and gets the one count after delivering a snap suplex. Guerrero comes back with fists and uses a handful of hair. Punk goes for a back slide and gets a two count. Guerrero drops Punk on the ropes and then goes for the cover. Guerrero gets a two count and we go to COMMERCIAL BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH! Back to the ring, Punk sends Guerrero over the top rope and down to the floor. Punk then delivers a kick that sends Guerrero back down to the floor. Neely goes around the ring to check on Guerrero. As Punk runs back toward the ropes, Neely has gone back around the ring, pulls down the ropes and sends Punk over the top rope and down to the floor. Guerrero is back in the ring but he goes over the top rope and takes down Punk who is getting to his feet. Guerrero rolls Punk back into the ring and goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Guerrero has Punk in a body scissors but Punk fights his way out. Punk slams Guerrero to the floor and both men are down. Punk delivers a leg lariat but and then a power slam. Punk goes for the pin and gets a two count. Guerrero goes to work on Punk’s leg and back. Punk grabs the bottom rope and the ref makes Guerrero release the hold. Punk delivers a kick to Guerrero’s skull and goes for the cover, getting another two count. Guerrero goes for the three amigos but only gets two as Punk tries for the GTS. Guerrero reverses the move but Punk sends Guerrero to the mat. Punk misses a knee in the corner, Guerrero goes for the roll up, using the trunks and gets the three count and the win. Time: 9 minutes.
Winner: Chavo Guerrero with a roll up
I haven’t had too much to say lately about ECW matches but this one was worth watching. Even when Chavo Guerrero cheats, he does it so well you tend to forgive him. Punk has always done a great job in the ring when given the chance. He and Guerrero managed to keep this one-hour time slot alive.
April 22, 2000, Tommy Dreamer wins the ECW Championship.
Commercial break. Lena Yada is backstage with Colin Delaney. They are discussing the million-dollar announcement that Vince McMahon made. They also discuss the WWE Draft coming up. Delaney says that he doesn’t want to get drafted but he would like to see Armando Estrada go.
Night of Champions: John Morrison wins the ECW Championship.
2 on 1 Handicap Match
John Morrison from Los Angeles, CA, weighing 219 lbs.
One half of the WWE Tag Team Champions
The Miz from Cleveland, OH, weighing 231 lbs.
The other half of the WWE Tag Team Champions
Vs. Commercial break before their opponent is announced
The Big Red Machine Kane weighing 323 lbs.
WWE ECW Champion
Let us all hope that Morrison and Miz have bit off a little bit more than they can chew. Morrison begins the match and shoves Kane back into the corner. Morrison tags in Miz and while the ref’s back is turned, Morrison works on Kane. Miz tags in Morrison and Morrison uses the ropes to choke Kane. As Miz attempts to grab Kane from outside the ring, Kane catches Miz by the throat but Morrison nails Kane in the back. Morrison tags in Miz. Miz charges at Kane and meets Kane’s boot. Kane goes to the opposite corner and takes down Morrison before delivering a major clothesline to Miz. Kane sends Miz to the canvas and then knocks Morrison down to the floor, climbs up and delivers a flying clothesline to Miz then waits to nail him with the choke slam. Morrison is back in the ring and Kane catches him by the throat, then grabs Miz. The two fight back and Kane loses his grip. The ref rings the bell because Miz and Morrison are double teaming Kane. Punk appears to help out Kane. Time: 2 minutes.
Winner: The Big Red Machine Kane via DQ
Chavo Guerrero shows up to fight anyone in the ring and then Tommy Dreamer enters the ring to fight anyone who wants to fight. The Big Show appears and heads to the ring to clean house. Kane is in one corner and Show in the other clearing out the ring. The last two men in the ring are Kane and Show. The two men stare each other down.