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The Quick and Dirty for ECW 02.17.09.

- The show opens with a recap of Christian's return.
* While I'm not a great fan of having Christian on ECW (I thought his return should've been a bigger deal), I think in the current circumstance, it's the best place for him to be. For one, ECW needed some new faces (I was NOT looking forward to Swagger - Matt for two more PPVs), and while turning Matt heel to help Edge (however indirectly) made no sense given their prior kayfabe and non-kayfabe history, Matt needed to get off ECW soon. The other thing this return hints at is maybe, just maybe, WWE WANTS ECW to get some more star power. Maybe ECW is not destined to be an afterthought. Adding the return of Evan Bourne, ECW now looks to have an exciting roster that could turn many a fan their way. *

Match 1: Paul Burchill over Boogeyman via rollup in about 2 minutes. Mercifully short. Still utter shit.

- Christian gets Swagger for the Title next week. I see shenanigans there to setup a Wrestlemania title bout. Possible heel turn from Finlay would be interesting as well.

Match 2: John Morrison over Tommy Dreamer via Moonlight Drive in about 4 minutes. Too short to take much from it. Dreamer got in quite a bit of offense, so it's all good. This is a storyline that I cannot wait to see to come to fruition.

- Backstage, Finlay and Hornswoggle prepare for tonight's main event. Christian wants to make sure that Horny will not be a distraction.

Match 3: Tyson Kidd over Caden Matthews via Heartbreak Elbow in about 2 minutes. Squashariffic. Kidd looks ok, but I hope they don't forget about him like they forgot DJ Gabriel after a month or two. Nattie needs to get into the ring as well.

- Ricky Ortiz runs into Dreamer backstage to lend support He tells him to "rally up." Yeah, that's it.

- The Funk Brothers are going to the HoF.

Christian and Finlay over Mark Henry and Jack Swagger when Christian pinned Swagger with the Killswitch (Unprettier) in about 13 minutes. Decent enough main event, but I have to bitch about the name change of the move. The Killswitch is a generic name, but the Unprettier is a much more apt name for both the move (it drops you on your face) and Christian's character. Plus I wonder how Killswitch get to fly in the PG era.

- End show.

Wrestling Counter: 21 minutes.

** A fine enough edition of ECW. I like Christian's return maintain its momentum, but I have to question the logic behind jobbing out your champion to him cleanly, twice in a row. I'm gonna call Finlay v Christian v Swagger as your ECW Wrestlemania match, but that will work much better if Finlay turns on the little guy, and soon. I think the seeds were sown at NWO when the commentators mentioned Horny being a distraction for Finlay. And in any case, it suits a man of Finlay's style to be a no-nonsense, no-frills badass.





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    I like Christian's return maintain its momentum, but I have to question the logic behind jobbing out your champion to him cleanly, twice in a row.


It's 'cause he will lose the title match.


    The other thing this return hints at is maybe, just maybe, WWE WANTS ECW to get some more star power.


I think Vince doesn't think Christian has star power.


    I'm gonna call Finlay v Christian v Swagger as your ECW Wrestlemania match. Possible heel turn from Finlay would be interesting as well.


Agreeeed. It was one thing before they were related, but it'd be weird for a father to turn on his tiny son though. There's just no believable reason that would ever happen no matter how many important ECW title matches a guy lost. The worst he can realistically do is be like "g'wan! git outta here! I don't want ye around n'more!"


    Plus I wonder how Killswitch get to fly in the PG era.


It's not a switch that kills people.


    Nattie needs to get into the ring as well.


Against who though, Alicia Fox? Tiffany & Alicia Fox vs. Natalya & Katie LB? I feel like that might be not good.

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      The other thing this return hints at is maybe, just maybe, WWE WANTS ECW to get some more star power.
    I think Vince doesn't think Christian has star power.



This is one of those things I don't quite get, for either side. If Christian got a fatter payday then yeah, I can see it. If Vince doesn't like him all that much was he just sticking it to TNA or is it just a favor to Edge? Does Edge even have enough sway to get favors? How badly did Christian burn his bridge with TNA over this?

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Couldn't they turn Hornswoggle heel along with Finley? That seemed to work just fine for a time there. He's a perfectly fine distraction when he's biting ankles, just not when he performing finishing blow frog splashes.
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