OPENING: Well we open the show showing Big Show challenged Undertaker. Let the bodies hit the floor! We see Kelly Kelly dancing on a chair trying to get clothes off and well about three minutes of that and Mike Knox is out. Hey I want to show you what you got me into Kelly. Show Sandman beating the tar out him. Hey, he calls out the Sandman. Ask and Sandman will come. There he is...we start the match with Knox trying to get the upperhand. It quckly spills to the outside. Choking him after he throws him to the ring post. They roll back in. Hey fists and fighting. To the outside goes Knox again. Hey, look at that Sandman finally grabs the cain he give the thumbs up and the thumbs down. Missed Knox hits Kelly Kelly. They role back in...OUCH HOLY F*CK! BALLS kick, BALL KICK two in a row! That legal in this match. Knox on top 1....2....3! Knox beats the Sandman and leaves Kelly laying. Well, later tonight we Undertaker against the Big Show for the ECW Championship.
BACK: Hey, music, bottom reads..."The Reject" Shannon Moore. Ok, man...he's really got a mohawk now. Well, Heyman is out. Lets see what he rants about this week. Still trying to say that it's the fans fault not his. Kool Aid...yes, we all drink it Paul now go F*CK OFF! Hey music! Tommy Dreamers music! Tommy is going to say something to Paul. Hey fan reaction for Tommy a small chant. Trying to talk sence into Paul. What he hell a "Kiss of Death?" Test with the BOOT! Followed by his TKO. I'm guessing Test Knock Out. Dreamer laid out and Test snearing back at the ring.
BACK: Balls! He doesn't fit into society and doesn't want to. Yes...I understand that. He's OUT! Sabu...it's not an extreme rules match. It's Stevie Richards. It's a rematch from Saturday Night's Main Event. Mat wrestling from Sabu and Stevie. CROWD: We want TABLES! Hey into the post. Stevie in control and a arm bar on Sabu. Still working it. Sabu fights his way up. Off the ropes clotheslines by Sabu. Low dropkick takes down Stevie. Late fall by Stevie. Leg drop...springboard into a snap DDT then the camuel clutch Sabu wins by submission. Hey it's CM Punk...talking about his training and discipline and you all are going to learn PDQ. I can wait for my debut because I'm paitent. My name is C.M. PUNK.
BACK: Hey, a promo from Fertig. Ariel? Please someone get me a spelling on that...look it's the death card. Well, it should be time for the main event. Undertaker vs Big Show. Well, UNDERTAKER is no ZOMBIE...umm...umm...well may be we'll get a run in from The Zombie? No, may be Fertig? Well, lets see if Taker can beat Big Show. We'll find out next.
BACK: Undertaker stalks to the ring...back the corner....punches by Big Show, swiching corners. Hey Taker fights back. Big Show takes him down in another corner...Taker fights back Joey mentions Taker is a great striker. Hey finally off the rope. Clotheline. No Show reels but recovers to nail a BOOT. The ***AD BREAK*** runs in.
BACK: Taker drops show across the top rope while on the outside. Big Show lays out Taker from one knee. 2 count follows. WWECW fans chant for Taker. Well, at least it's not a RAW star took long enough for someone from Smackdown to get on here. Show slams Taker to the steel steps. Undertaker takes the advantage and elbows Show. Boot to the from the appron. Working on Show's knee. Taker grapevines the knee...he's trying to make Show submit. I don't think it's going to happen. Ropebreak, Show up and there in the corner again with punching. It's a slug fest between Taker and Show. Taker getting the advantage...choking Big Show on the ropes. Chop block, kick, shoots off the rope and a BIG DDT. OLD SCHOOL! Show counters...punches on the top rope. Secondropes superplex! Show covers...situp by Zombie, I mean Taker, Chokeslam atempt?!? Double guzzle. Headbutt to take Taker down. Sleeper and counter out to OLD SCHOOL and a Big Boot. Kahli is out! He's come to ECW to beat on Taker. Ref puts earpieace in and rings bell because it's a normal match. Hey, Kahli and Bis Show with a double Chokeslam through the announce table! Copyrights and we're out 12:04.
Happy Wednesday July 19th, 2006
If you can't beat'em whack'em with a chair! and
______________Don't cross Mr. Cheese!____________Pam Anderson and Trish Stratus make that hot!
Someone needs to tell whoever's in charge of ECW that the introduction vignettes don't mean anything when the wrestler never debuts. CM Punk, Balls Mahoney, Shannon Moore, The Vampire.... are these guys EVER going to actually wrestle?
Joey Styles said the word "wrestling" about 10 times during the Sabu/Stevie match. Vince McMahon just threw a headset.
Big Show v. Undertaker was an okay match, but it can't hold a candle to the previous main-events of the Sci-Fi show so far.
Show finishes with Show & KHALI chokeslamming Undertaker through a table. Joey Styles did an old-school "OH MY GOD!" scream. Vince McMahon just threw three headsets, two television monitors, and Finlay's midget.
Not a bad show, but my GOD is the ECW show getting boring. They really need to change things up, because this show just seemed like a tape of last-week's show.
Man this show just gets more and more boring each week. I really wish the WWE's usual idiots would keep their hands off this stuff and let Paul and Tommy write the shows. I thought all ECW matches were supposed to be extreme rules, isn't that kinda the whole point of having it as a separate entity? They REALLY need to get some fueds going on their own show, this is getting Invasion level rediculous with all the WWE guys coming over. Not a flat-out terrible show by any means, but by god this is just like watching another hour of RAW every week.
I don't know. While I think a lot of the show is just kinda repeating itself, the stuff with Paul and Tommy is really starting to interest me. I like the idea of slowly rebuilding Dreamer until he's actually a credible threat to the Big Show, which is I think the ultimate goal.
As if the show wasn't lukewarm enough, it seemed rather odd that not only did the champ come down first, his entrance for the title match was shorter than the "non-federation challenger" by a factor of 15 or so. All in all, this episode of Heat seemed like nothing special.
I think, therefore, I think I am, at least I think...
Heat never had many UnderTaker V. Big Show matches y'know...
Main event atrocity aside, this was actually their best show. If Kelly's going to take cane shots, I have no problem keeping her around. Sandman lost, but it was wonky enough to keep the feud going. Logical booking says this ends up with Kelly joining Sandman.
I like the slow build on introducing characters. It's not like we're building to a PPV or anything, what's the rush? After this bunch, they're gonna have to introduce people like Anderson and Francine back to the audience, as well.
One ECW Rules match a week, I guess. Well...that's not great and I don't like them already doing DQ finishes to protect people, but there's a myriad of reasons why it's not good to have a dozen chair shots and table bumps in every match. It's unfortunate that they can't remove the crutch of countouts and DQ. I also don't get how the ECW World title can be defended in a 'normal' rules match, but whatever.
Styles has got to stop with the 'you have to see Big Show in person to appreciate his size' angle. My God, he talks about it during the entire match. It's such a McMahon-ism. The fans REALLY don't care about his physical dimensions. Hype up his strength or his mean streak, not the fact that he's big n' tall.
Main event was an abortion. I guess they're gonna import Raw and SD guys every week to challenge Big Show (admittedly, that is better than him beating everyone in ECW). We didn't really need to see the UnderTaker in there, especially when they're using ECW as a prop to hype up the Great Khali match.
But at least the midcard is getting slightly interesting with the Dreamer/Heyman, Knox/Kelly/Sandman and Punk/freaks character debuts.
So, what's the countdown on the Van Damn suspension?
ECW on the Sci-Fi Channel featured the return of some classic ECW themes, but ended with the ECW's fighting champion being upstaged for a PPV promo.
"Sandman blowin' the roof off the joint!" screamed Tazz, but other than the WWE plants in the first few rows, the crowd was dead for Sandman's lengthy entrance. Sandman tried to cane Knox at ringside, but Knox pulled Kellie in front of him to take the cane shot. Knox got the better of Sandman with a low blow, then walked out victorious without bothering to check on Kellie. Violence against and loathing of women is back in ECW!
Paul Heyman, in a hatless homage to famous heel actor Sidney Greenstreet, recycled his material from last week with an emphasis on drinking kool aid. Tommy Dreamer walked out to cut off Heyman's promo, but only the hardcores and the plants seemed to care. Tommy cut a wimpy "please man, please" promo. Heyman responded by grabbing Dreamer's head and kissing him full on the lips. I wonder how many valets it's going to take for Dreamer to live that down. Test jumped Dreamer and destroyed him.
Sabu wrestled Stevie Richards using actual real wrestling holds, but the crowd, at least the few hardcores and plants who cared, chanted "we want tables" in response to Sabu's matwork. Sabu used a half Camel Clutch to get the tap out victory in a moment that harkened back to old AOL arguments where ECW loyalists claimed Sabu's use of a submission hold to win one match proved he could mat wrestle.
Big Show defended his ECW title against the Undertaker. One wonders how long WWE can hotshot one night stand ECW title defenses on Sci-Fi and whether instant rivalries are an effective ratings draw, but this match was actually about using Big Show and the ECW title the way moviestars use Jay Leno and the Tonight Show couch. Undertaker was just here to whip up interest in his upcoming PPV.
Show and Taker gave the crowd a decent, but understandably plodding match until Great Khali lumbered in to attack Undertaker. Khali and Show combined to chokeslam Undertaker on the collapsible announcers table, then Big Show fell through the world's largest trap door at ringside so that ECW on Sci-Fi could close with a dramatic shot of Khali standing over the prone body of the Undertaker.
I think I said this after the first new ECW show and it still holds. I have heard soooo much about how much of a bad*** Sandman is and it still just doesn't show. Unless he hits his opponent immediatly with the stick all I have ever seen him do is get his butt kicked. Does it get better??
Rest of the show was decent I guess. I kinda like seeing someone let Stevie Richards actually wrestle instead of giving him a dorky character like WWE did.
As for using the WWE guys I have to say I see enough of them on RAW and SMACKDOWN. let the folks who are supposed to be in ECW put on the show, if they make it great! If they don't at least it was something other than another 2 hours of RAW.
One good thing, at least they don't have a 5-on-1 or 5 -on-2 match EVERY week! Spirit Squad on RAW is OLD!!!!
Originally posted by tlmkr38Unless he hits his opponent immediatly with the stick all I have ever seen him do is get his butt kicked. Does it get better??
Back in ECW's fading days, he'd bust out a turnbuckle hurracanrana (called the Heinekenrana). There was a running gag to name all his moves with alcoholic puns.
I wonder if the long-teased debuts of Moore, Ballz, and Punk will play into the impending feud between Paul and the ECW torch-bearers, presumably RVD and Dreamer. This will apparently pit them against Test and Show, and, probably by accident, mirror the WWE/ECW clash of styles.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Originally posted by tlmkr38I think I said this after the first new ECW show and it still holds. I have heard soooo much about how much of a bad*** Sandman is and it still just doesn't show. Unless he hits his opponent immediatly with the stick all I have ever seen him do is get his butt kicked. Does it get better??
I don't know if it WILL get better, but like I said, ten years ago the guy could put on a really fun brawl. Haven't seen it yet, and I don't know if we're going to, but he COULD go in the past.
I guess we'll never find out, because unless your name is RVD and Sabu, if you're an "ECW guy" you're a jobber in WWE's book, apparently. This is really reaching an Invasion-level proportion of "Why the heck am I still watching this?"
WHAT WORKED: I liked Ron Killings' shirt. Killings tells Christian that he needs to stop making excuses. You win some, you loose some. So for those of you who haven't been following TNA since the beginning to recap: