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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.47
Paul Heyman came down and did a big promo to kick off the new brand. Great speech.

1. Tazz beat Lawler. Joey jumped on Lawler, Tazz hooked the Tazzmission, and that was it.

2. Kurt Angle beat Randy Orton. Good match, but not what you expect for an ECW show. Crowd was super in to Angle and super in to anti-Orton chants. But once Orton went on offense the crowd died.

3. FBI beat Tajiri & Super Crazy. Good match, with some mis-timed spots. Tajiri looked the best of the four. Afterwards, Big Show came down and killed everyone.

4. Rey Mysterio nc. Sabu. Great match, until the shitty finish. They did all sorts of whacky spots, and they all seemed to hit. Rey was on a table outside and Sabu did the jumping DDT spot. Looked great. Doctors then came down, escorted both to the back, and that was it.

5. Edge, Foley, & Lita beat Dreamer, Funk, & Beulah. Foley cut a promo praising Stephanie McMahon and the Alliance. That was funny. They turned the tag-match into a six-person. Really good, really sick match. Edge speared Beulah and dry-humped her for the win.

6. Balls Mahoney beat Masato Tanaka. Good, short, but not what you'd expect. They only did one chair shot, but it was killer, and it was the finish.

Eugene came out and did a promo. Sandman caned him. Sandman has new WWE-ized music. Ugh.

7. Rob Van Dam beat John Cena. Okay match, but not what you expect from an RVD ECW match. Crowd was great, though. They did a long pre-match thing where Cena would keep throwing his shirt in the crowd and they kept throwing it back. Cena was on offense most of the way. Edge came down and speared Cena through a table. RVD hit the frog-splash, but the ref was down. Paul Heyman then came down to count the pin. I guess this leads to Vince McMahon over-turning the decision tomorrow night and Paul declairing RVD the ECW champ.

It was nice to see Van Dam get the big "New Champ Celebration. He went into the crowd to celebrate with his wife. Paul Heyman, Bill Alfonso, and all the ECW guys came out and lifted RVD on their shoulders. A great sight, but you know it isn't lasting past the next 24 hours.




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Didn't see it, but hey, I'm not made of gold.

Interesting decisions in the two world title matches. Seeing as how RVD was going over, I don't see why they didn't just put Rey over Sabu, but hopefully, they're looking to build a longterm program heading into SummerSlam between the two.

The screwy RVD/Cena finish was pretty much what I expected. RVD gets to claim a victory over the champ, but I'm betting it's a Benoit/Sid or Jericho/HHH deal where the victory is overturned and the win doesn't count, but Heyman still declares RVD the ECW Champion. An odd way for RVD to finally become ECW Champion, but also a fitting way to do it since he "beat" the guy at the top of the mountain.

I hope they get Masato Tanaka a longer term contract for ECW. If they're serious about it, he'd be a solid guy to have on the midcard at least.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.46
-Tazz/Lawler was disappointing (it was actually one of the big matches that I was interested in), but I'm guessing Tazz just isn't in any condition anymore to wrestle at all.

-Orton v Angle was a cool little match, with completely different psychology from anything I'd ever seen in a WWE ring. I liked the panic Orton had anytime his ankle was vulnerable. I was surprised the fans didn't burn themself out on Orton, and still had something left for Cena.

-It was so good to see Tajiri again. Hopefully he'll be part of the revival. Fun match, with Crazy & Tajiri playing off each other most excellently, and that was a sweet double-team to end it. Big Show was actually okay, and I digged the cobra clutch-backbreaker, especially cuz he kept the clutch clamped on after. Surprised there was no chokeslam though.

-The World title match was fun and crazy, up until that DDT on the table. Hopefully that was a work, and they're okay. Especially Rey, cuz Sabu's a little more expendable right now.

-Foley/Edge v Dreamer/Funk was entertaining as well. Good use of the barb wire, and hopefully Funk's eye is okay. I didn't get Joey bitching about Edge spearing Beulah when 30 seconds before Lita was Drivered.

-Balls v. Tanaka was shorter than I hoped, but you gotta love big ol' chair dents.

-I like Eugene. He had some fun lines, and I was hoping when Sandman came out that he'd make some Hardcore Hak reference. (Or better yet, Jim.) I felt a little uncomfortable watching Sandman beat him up.

-After spending all of 2006 cheering against Cena, all of a sudden I was for him tonight. I don't know why; maybe cuz I don't really care for RVD, maybe because I was annoyed at the fans, maybe cuz he was just a big underdog. The important thing is, Heel Cena will = $$$ (at least my $$$). I loved the little things, like responding to "you can't wrestle" by working a side headlock, and "same old shit" by going aerial. I couldn't help but note the irony in the fans chanting so many things that could apply to Rob as well. I'm assuming the ending will only be valid from an ECW perspective, as Paul isn't a WWE official. Regardless, I'll be watching Raw to see where they go from here.

Overall, entertaining, but nothing really stood out as being great. Last year was better, IMHO.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.10
Solid PPV which not only makes me interested in what happens on the ECW TV show but also what will happen monday. My friends and I were sure that the RVD win was just going to be a "Dusty finish" but it wasn't overturned *immediately* so we'll see where it goes...

It was questionable to have the Rey/Sabu match end the way it did but if it continues a fued between the two then I could live with that. I thought that was a weird choice to have Balls go against Masato Tanaka and it'd be even weirder if they bring him in for just one night to job to Balls.
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    Originally posted by hansen9j
    I loved the little things, like responding to "you can't wrestle" by working a side headlock, and "same old shit" by going aerial. I couldn't help but note the irony in the fans chanting so many things that could apply to Rob as well. I'm assuming the ending will only be valid from an ECW perspective, as Paul isn't a WWE official. Regardless, I'll be watching Raw to see where they go from here.

    Overall, entertaining, but nothing really stood out as being great. Last year was better, IMHO.


A few thoughts on that....

The "Same Old Shit" chant can definitly be applied to RVD as well. And I like RVD.

The best chant came after Cena broke out a few new moves, and the crowd chanted "You Still Suck".

Looks like the Vengeance "spoiler" poster that was seen online is going to be true. Edge/Cena for the title. And as much as I think Cena gets a bad rap, Edge should go over and have a title run that lasts for a little while.

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Two amusing notes about Cena/RVD:

When they blew the 'crotched on the rope' spot, the fans chanted "CENA F'd up" when, at least in my view, Rob didn't elevate him enough to get him over the rope, then overcompensated and nearly dumped him over.

Also amusing was when Cena pulled off a risk move, and the crowd when "Cena still sucks." Sort of begrudging acknowledgement that the spot was impressive.

The crowd was half the point of the show, and I liked that. When you have that level of audience participation the whole thing just FEELS better. The leadup to the show was seeing mild to negative crowd reactions on Raw and Smackdown; this was the polar opposite. What I'm wondering is when they start showing ECW to a live audience after Smackdown, will the crowd care to even a small degree that this one did..? It won't be 'home turf', after all.
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    Originally posted by Twoflower
    What I'm wondering is when they start showing ECW to a live audience after Smackdown, will the crowd care to even a small degree that this one did..? It won't be 'home turf', after all.


Great point. This is why I think they need to do a seperate TV taping for ECW. If Vince is worried about costs then just do 2-3 weeks of TV tapings at one time.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.50
I didn't catch the show...had to work...but if Edge led to Cena's loss, that doesn't make a lot of sense since Edge has a guaranteed WWE title shot in 2 weeks at Vengeance.
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    Originally posted by jerichoholic316
    I didn't catch the show...had to work...but if Edge led to Cena's loss, that doesn't make a lot of sense since Edge has a guaranteed WWE title shot in 2 weeks at Vengeance.


I guess then Cena wins the title back on Raw.



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    Originally posted by jerichoholic316
    I didn't catch the show...had to work...but if Edge led to Cena's loss, that doesn't make a lot of sense since Edge has a guaranteed WWE title shot in 2 weeks at Vengeance.


Edge lost the WWE Title to Cena, then lost the rematch. He's never lost the WWE Title to RVD.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.50
Yeah...he's never lost to RVD, BUT RVD said on Raw this week that if he beat Cena, he'd rename the title the ECW Title, not keep the WWE Title name, so one would assume the loss of #1 contendership would go with it.

I know the decision is going to be overturned tomorrow...but creative could have gone about getting heat on the Cena-Edge match a different way I think.
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It still had the special feel from last year. Something different.

-Tazz makes short work of Lawler...yeah Tazz is out of shape and I really don't care because it just seemed like more of a tone setting match than anything even if it was great build up.

-Angle and Orton was great I was really digging it and it was more ECW styled than WWE styled which made it a great mix and I keep forgetting what HOT hardcore vocal crowd is like. Made it great.

-Tajiri/Super Crazy vs FBI. Yeah a few shabby spots but it was a great tag match. Kept the evening moving smoothly.

-Rey/Sabu...ECW was, is, and always will be about action. If you don't keep the action going the crowd will tell you and they love to tell you. I know because I remember loving to yell at my TV with the people there in the arena. Great match a little shorter than I would've liked...they could've worked it up little bit longer before going to the NC finish. Yes, it looked darn sick too. I really hope they were both ok because I cringing.

-Foley/Edge vs Dreamer/Funk...show stealing match? Lets just say even if Funk is old and barely can wrestle anymore it was a freaking awesome match. Wrestling, blood, and freaking violence that had me on edge that is was so violent I almost said UFC doesn't even go this far. Almost.

-Big Show clears the ring and it was great because the clutch back breaker he busted out got a freaking awesome, OOH at the Hooters I was at with the crowd in the arena. It freaking look SICK! I hope he continues to us that now.

-Balls vs Tanaka second shortest match of the night and could've been a bit longer too. It was pretty good though. I agree this one wasn't exactly and ECW match but still had a bit of the "feel".

-RVD vs Cena, I believe the freaking sign they put on camera with the words. "If Cena wins we Riot!", were a very correct statement. That building would've been a freaking bloody crime scene complete with tear gas, riot gear cops, and fire department because the son of a bitch would've been burnt to the ground if RVD did put Cena's shoulders to the mat for a three count. There was only weird spot in the ropes that got screwed up but it was a great match. I loved the heat Cena got from the crowd there because it was so freaking over the top insane. I just plain loved it and I was eating it like a bowl of soup. Cena, "You can't wrestle" chants just really made me feel sorry for him a bit. I think Cena is a bona fide heel now. There now way for him to show up on WWE TV and tell me to like him. I also just loved the RVD celebration afterwords...into the crowd, locker room empties out, and the party in the middle of the ring. Perfect ending.

-OVERALL: Solid, Great SHOW, must see if you didn't see it. Compared to last year...slightly below but still had a great feel. Best highlights of the show, RVD, Foley/Edge vs Funk/Dreamer, and probably Angle.



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http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/liveevents

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Maybe a small petty thing, but please someone tell me if RVD came out to "Walk".




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Nope...RVD came out to "One of a Kind." Still did not matter because had the support of the ECW crowd...it was freaking coronation for RVD!



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First off, great show (although not as much fun as I had watching last year's), but no Enter Sandman? Ahhhh...

I was personally surprised for the positive reaction to Angle. I thought the ECW crowd would be all over him for being too "WWE."

Loved the Sabu DDT spot. The whole bar just shook after that happened. But "no contest" just didn't sit well with too many people.

This might be one of the few spots when I have actually felt bad for someone in wrestling, but I actually had some sympathy for Funk. Please Terry...at least Flair can still walk straight.

Loved the T-Shirt spot with Cena and the fans. Although it maybe lasted one or two tosses too long. Loved the heat, the environment, and the match. Great encounter.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.53
I thought the show was okay. It had some cool stuff and the crowd made it. Last year's show was way better, with better wrestling and far more thought put into it. Jericho/Storm for eight minutes was on par with Angle/Orton and Rey/Sabu, and significantly better than everything else.

I'm pretty sure that Lawler and Tazz could've had an entertaining match with Lawler tricks leading to a chokeout without either guy needing to take a bump, but they didn't bother. Oh well.

Angle/Orton was really cool for seeing Kurt get that kind of reaction and play a killer dude. As a match it was decent.

The FBI tag match was fun. Big Show killing everyone was way cool but you'd think ECW and its incredibly sophisticated appreciation of wrestling would stand opposed to Great Khali cruiserweight destructions.

JBL is great in the anti-ECW role but this ended up having no point other than to provide important news about Smackdown.

Sabu/Rey was really good with some terrifying stuff, especially involving a guy who is still postponing knee surgery. The finish was such a copout but at least they made it count in spectacular fashion. But if you can't do a finish, don't book the match in the first place, or at least don't make it for the title. Rey defending the belt meant nothing to the buyrate and ended up meaning nothing in the overall show. They should've just done a stunt show and Sabu could've won since Rey always loses. Quite frankly Rey could've retained the belt and they would've accepted it because deep down they don't dislike Rey Mysterio and were happy he was killing himself. But then two WWE guys would be going over, so whatever.

The Foley tag match was great FWIW. For what it was. What it was wasn't very good at times but they took a lot of punishment. Adding Lita and Beulah so that no one had to do a job was a more creative way out than in the last match, but another copout. This was sick and not what I want to see in wrestling, but they certainly ... did it. A lot. Kudos. The Alliance~~~~~~~

Balls/Tanaka was garbage. The Sandman was the lamest part of Sandman/Eugene.

RVD/Cena was cool stuff thanks to Cena and the crowd. Cena is a great dude! I figured he'd bleed a lot though. In fact I think Terry Funk was the only guy who bladed tonight. But I was enjoying this a lot and then the finish was not a soaring crescendo dramatically built to with the crowd exploding to see their hero Rob Van Dam win the title from that doofus John Cena. It was just like, well there you have it. Followed by a lame ass celebration. Pshaw.

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
Great moments:

RVD being shoved into the crowd by Cena and Cena following him out into the crowd. Security (or what have you) all had the feel of "what the hell is he doing going out there?" as they scrambled after Cena to catch up to him.
Followed by Cena grabbing the "F*** Cena" sign from someone and putting it over RVD's face before clobbering him. (Only wish the sign would have stayed up through the punch itself, but then again it would have made an accurate punch hard to do.)

The T-shirt toss was great as well, and Cena milked that as only he could. Cena has always known how to work a crowd, though. I bet he was loving every minute of it out there. He always seemed to in OVW when he was getting abuse from the fans there.

The Angle/Orton match went from the audience chanting "You can't wrestle" at them (okay, mainly Orton) and blowing it off at first; and then standing up and cheering with every near-pin. That's the sign of a great match when you can turn the audience's head around.

The Alliance. 'Nuff said.

Lawler slapping Joey so hard that Joey's glasses went flying.

Worst moment: Sandman vs. Eugene. I really wanted to see Dinsmore grab the stick out of Sandman's hand and turn into Nick right there, telling him in a non-Eugene fashion to "stop #$&*$# hitting me!" Then they would go at it from there. To have Sandman just beat the crap out of Eugene until Eugene runs off wasn't fun and really didn't serve any purpose for anyone there.

Good PPV overall. Happy I got it.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
I felt a little hollow at the ned because I know that there is no way RVD keeps the belt past tonight. So really, his "victory" over Cena means nothing. It is not official since Paul E. is not a ref and everyone there had to know it. VKM will take the belt back Monday and give it to Cena. The only positive about this is the crowd is going to KILL Cena with boos and that should be enough for a heel turn. A heel Cena will be awesome and much needed. RVD can link away to ECW with a newly created ECW Heavyweight belt, which he will lose to Angle inside of two months. Remember, ECW is WWE and Vince is not a fan of RVD and either is HHH. Only a mtter of time before the belt is off RVD.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.68
The main event seemed a lot more like John Cena vs. the ECW crowd with RVD there as the incidental opponent. What I like least about Cena is his whole Superman schtick where he does practically no long term selling. Halfway through the match, after taking a Van Daminator and all kinds of offense, Cena popped up to give RVD the five knuckle shuffle and he was fine as if nothing had ever happened. He doesn't stagger, sell a body part, have glassy eyes, or anything that indicates he's being taxed by a grueling match (see Angle vs. Orton from earlier for a good example). RVD didn't seem like he was Cena's equal in the match, and maybe he isn't, but Cena was far more concerned with the crowd than his opponent, and the title "win" (if it's real) seemed arbitrary rather than earned. Still, the ECW crowd was even more entertaining than the WrestleMania crowd in hating John Cena.

The rest of the show was good but missing the emotion of last year and probably was a little too precise in giving the ECW fans what they expected/wanted to see. The only real surprise for me was Edge scoring the pin in the tag match.

Also, Sandman without "Enter Sandman" is like doing Hamlet without Hamlet. No sing along was disappointing.

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