Opening: Tommy in the ring, Vladimir Koslov out no where to deliver a beating, getting a beaten up. Jack Swagger out to add insult to injury.
All of them in street clothes.
Match #1 Miz and Morrison d. Kung Fu Naki and Jimmy Yang
Highlights: Miz and Morrison are truly entertaining and they both have Slammy's. Plus they apparently won the online slammy for there WWE.com show. So, they two time slammy award winning. Anyone catch the hint?
Match #2 The Boogeyman d. Scott Reid
Highlights: Wow, Boogeyman keeps updating his look and he's finally gotten to the point he looks flipping demonic. Basic sloppy Boogeyman squash. Sci Fi fans should be happy.
Match #3 Mark Henry and Tony Atlas d. Finlay and Hornswoggle
Highlights: Finlay basically worked the whole match "protecting" Hornswoggle from getting obliterated by Mark Henry. Henry got slam in on the little guy but it also lead to the downfall of Finlay.
Overall: Nice flow, Striker making the "Diving Bomb Angels" reference was AWESOME comparing Kung Fu Naki and Jimmy Wang Yang, and good commentary. Hey keep tuning in because the factoid says its been number one on the cable rating chart for Tuesdays the past 10 weeks. Will this week number eleven? Check with your local nielsen family.
Eh, I didn't like this show so much. The opening promo I assume is going somewhere (probably just extending the Swagger/Dreamer feud), but it didn't give me much this week. The tag match was good, but there wasn't much drama. I like Sho Funaki and Jimmy Yang alright, but they're not beating Miz and Morrison. I don't watch Boogeyman segments. And the main event was better than I thought it'd be, but that's damning with faint praise. Still, ECW is usually my favorite show of the week, so an off episode is no big deal. Especially when we actually got a really good Raw for once.
here's the first half of Round 1 Results for those keeping score at home...
(1)Steve Austin d. (16)Grandmaster Sexay Pin @ 8:09 (Stunner)
(4)Kevin Nash d. (13)Mr. Perfect Pin @ 7:29 (Jacknife Powerbomb)
(3)Shawn Michaels d. (14)