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The W - Pro Wrestling - ECW #146 03/24/2009
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.18
The matches:

Carlito def. John Morrison

This ended up being a lumberjack match after Morrison and the Miz tried to flee the match. Teddy Long also announced the the Wrestlemania unification match will also be a Lumberjack match. Matt Striker explained the origin of the match goes all the way back to Paul Bunyan's days.

Tommy Dreamer & Evan Bourne def. Jack Swagger & Tyson Kidd

Bourne landed his Shooting Star press just about as perfect as it can be landed to pin Kidd. The announcers went back and forth on Swagger 'did-you-know' factoids that were pretty funny.

The end was MVP's VIP Lounge with the participants of the MiTB match. No real shenanigans, just a lot of jawing between everyone especially Sheldon Benjamin and MVP. Kane said nothing, only looking on in the back until MVP asked him for a comment - he instead triggered his pyro - end show.

Pretty good show this week but one more match would have been nice. The two matches that were on were pretty good tho.

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    Originally posted by djp
    Teddy Long also announced the the Wrestlemania unification match will also be a Lumberjack match.

AKA The Everyone-gets-a-payday match. They have one every Wrestlemania, I think.

That main-event interview did nothing for me. Part of the reason is that I don't think that the MitB needs any storyline or these long drawn-out interview segments to get people excited. It's 8 guys, going for a title shot, in a brutal match. I think that premise is good enough to sell the match. They could've easily done some combination/permutation of the standard MitB showcase match they've been running the past few weeks and I would've been a happier camper.

Decent show nonetheless.



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Having to do the hard sell for Wrestlemania really hurt this show, I thought. All the recap segments and whatnot killed the pace, and like you said, the show really could have used another match. I get why they're doing a lumberjack match, but I wouldn't have done it for the tag match. A title unification doesn't need an extra gimmick. Otherwise, I thought that the matches that were on the show were all pretty good, and that the main event interview went about as well as could be expected.
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