The match was a really fun garbage brawl. It'd been a while. I'd have wished for them to get more time so they could properly sell some of the bumps they took and shots they gave each other, but I can't complain about seeing an ECW style main event on an ECW show for once.
Apparently, Elijah Burke hurt his knee in the match. And if he's on the DL, that's one reason why we don't see Extreme Rules matches very often. People get hurt, like Hardcore Holly last September. The roster is thin enough and injures occur often enough as it is without the threat of losing guys from hardcore matches. Of course, I'm of the mind that if they did more Extreme Rules, it'd toughen the roster up, but that's just sadism talking.
The last time I watched ECW, Show was just starting his reign as champ. If they had a match like this more often, even if it was once every 3-4 weeks, I'd watch it again. My GF and I would always be wondering why an ECW match could end in DQ or CO and that is party why we stopped watching.
Speaking of people getting hurt at ECW, this is from WWE.com:
Holly out Written: April 4, 2007
Following the heinous and malicious onslaught by the monstrous Snitsky on ECW on Sci Fi, ECW.com has learned that Hardcore Holly suffered a broken right arm.
With the Alabaman's arm wedged beneath the ring steps, Snitsky repeatedly blasted the mounted steps with a steel chair on Tuesday night. As a result, the rugged veteran Holly received treatment after his match and was removed from action indefinitely.
Check back with ECW.com as more details on Holly's condition become available.
I will admit, based on how this is written, it sounds like his absence may be for other reasons.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
I was waiting for someone to start a thread about last week's show, since that main event was by far one of best - if not THE best - matches in the new ECW (right up there with the surprising RVD vs. Test "Extreme Rules" match).
Unfortunately, now that it's a week old, all I can remember is Monty's Pounce and Sabu taking that head-first bump into the table after Burke's jumping-knees move ... Dang.
Anyway, I've said it before, but I'm glad WWE had the sense to release that albatross Terkay from around Elijah's neck - he really can be the future of ECW; I'm digging pretty much every member of the New Breed now, but he's proven to be head and shoulders above the rest (and reading the "Elijah Experience" on ECW.Com doesn't hurt his "aura", I'm just hoping he's actually the one penning those things and not just using a ghost writer).
I've been watching WWE Extreme all along, and it was nice (for this show) to get back to it's own stories, rather than part of the WrestleMania hype juggernaut. Oh yes, Stevie "Stevie Richards still works for WWE?" Richards made an appearance this week.
This would have been a great match for Ford Field, other than it would have at least partially stole the show. As it was, great match - but still leaves me asking "To what point?". Okay, it's the new breed, it's the originals .. we're trying to take "your spot" - but there's really not a compelling story behind any of this is there?
Lacking a Heyman or other authority figure, it looks a bit like 8 guys making their own fights against each other, with no obvious stakes on the line. Maybe Tazz and Joey's mild tension is going to lead to Tazz in charge, and Joey solo in the booth again?
Thanks, I'll be sure to pick it up soon based on all of these good reviews. Now that I try to remember that time period in wrestling, it was a time when I was obsessed with WCW and didn't watch WWF all that much.