Out comes Vladimir Kozlov have a staring contest with Ezekiel Jackson and to hurt Mike Williams some more. Odd staring contest, it was like to male bulls trying to impress a female bull. Wonder if there is a diva involved in this and we just don't know it yet.
Shelton Benjamin d. Goldust
Goldust has some new tights with a subtle throw to the "Dark Knight" Batman logo. Sorta odd but I guess its where he's in ECW.
Gregory Helms interviews Paul Burchill w/ Kate Lea and Goldust goes into his turrets attack and explains he was electrocuted a "few" years back.
Tyler Reks, the funky wipeout surfing throw back music doesn't impress me, debuts against Paul Burchill.
Tyler Reks d. Paul Burchill w/ a school boy. Burchill gives him a little retribution for beating him by knocking him off the apron to the floor.
Finally, The Abraham Washington Show with Guests: Tommy Dreamer and Christian.
Basically one liners and building tension along with Abraham being a bone head. Then they start slapping each other after Christian insults Tommy about crying. Abraham finishes off the segment with saying "save it til Sunday".
We're out at 11:02pm with Tommy and Christian staring down each other at the couch.
This could've been an annoying show but it was paced pretty well tonight.
Maybe I'm the only one, but I like Abraham Washington. I like insult comedy. I miss the old heel Jerry Lawler from the 90's with his "Henny Youngman jokebook" as JR used to say. I don't get tired of Tommy Dreamer is fat jokes, even when he was looking sharp tonight. "The man who'll do anything for a Klondike Bar..." Christian also scored with his line that Abraham Washington's show is fit for public access.
Disappointed they never followed up William Regal's visible infatuation with Kozlov from a couple of weeks ago. Now Regal claims he hates all foreigners. And here I thought Tajiri did a great job as his houseboy back in '01. I liked Regal vs. Yoshi a lot until the finish where Yoshi didn't actually connect with his kick but Regal sold it anyway.
Goldust's costume is also mostly black and very little gold. Gold isn't slimming, though Dustin has dropped the pounds since his re-re-re-debut.
I clearly heard Striker call Yoshi "Piston Honda" before he rallied to win.
There was good energy, but it smacked of a syndicated WCW show. The matches were just thrown out there to eat up time. The main-event interview was awfully awful, and it didn't make either man look interesting.
I'm saddened to see Burchill reduced to such a vanilla heel offense. I'm glad to see Goldust last a decent amount of time against Shelton. Striker had the same reaction to his bulldog that I did.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
All of his feuds so far have been at upper mid card level, with only the Foley/Orton feud ever being the focal point of the show. They could still get plenty more mileage out of feuds with the likes of HBK, Jericho and Benjamin.