Close up of Shane Douglas who tells us the basic ECW mantra. We were nobody, but we work our asses off and we can compete. Shane Douglas is grabbing the torch passed down from Bruno Sammartino that Ric Flair can no longer carry. Blah, Blah, Blah.
We see footage of Terry Funk putting Shane Douglas in a sleeper who is putting Sabu in a sleeper.
Oh Jesus, more Douglas talking. Now he wants some of Terry Funk.
Old footage of Funk and Douglas brawling in a hotel lobby.
More Shane Douglas. Scintillating. This goes on for quite some time and isn't worth telling you about. It's a weird close up angle, in a dark room with a light on his face. He is wearing suspenders. We are 21:00 minutes in and he is still going on about the same thing, oh and he hates Ric Flair. Ric Flair is scared of Douglas and will always wonder if he could have hung with Douglas in the ring. Shane says the answer is NO. Would you believe this goes on for thirty fucking minutes!? Piss off Shane Douglas.
Tommy Dreamer vs Stevie Richards with Raven
Dreamer always looks strange to me in tight shorts and a tough guy shirts. Richards has on pink tights and he already has the straps down. Pushing and shoving to start and they go to the floor. Richards sends Dreamer into the guardrail, hits him with a chair, a crumby kick and some punches. Richards steals Dreamer's shirt and puts it on in the ring. Dreamer wins his shirt back and he uses it on Richards throat and puts it back on. They go back outside and now Dreamer gives out chair shots. Dreamer starts hitting Richards with plunder from the crowd. Dreamer hits a low blow with a frying pan.
A thumb to the eye buys Stevie some time. More back and forth and Dreamer drills Richards with a jumping DDT. This brings in Raven who is now lurking in the ring and grabs hold of Dreamer from behind. Richards connects with a Super Kick. He goes for another one after Raven goes back outside but Dreamer ducks and hits Richards with a low blow and a quick roll up. Dreamer wins.
Raven enters the ring and takes off the jacket. Richards and the referee hold him off. Styles wants to know what Raven's beef is. 'Pussy' chant, and Dreamer tells him to go back to the WWF and tell them all to kiss their ass. ECDUB,ECDUB,ECDUB Dreamer celebrates in the crowd.
Joey Styles tells up about the passing of Hotstuff Eddie Gilbert, and we get a short video package.
Footage of Paul Lauria calling out 911 from last week. CRZ makes his third appearance in a row.
A bunch of hyping for the next ECW event. Highlight is them showing a video package of every time Cacuts Jack hit Sandman in the head with something. Sandman has a severe brain concussion, but he has a mystery wrestler ready for Cactus Jack.
This show was total shit, but we got our first Raven/Dreamer confrontation.
IIRC, the tipping point was casually used racist comments, but there was other stuff going on even before that. To save from starting another TNA thread: Dutch Mantell (creative team) and Savio Vega (agent) have been let go.