October 30, 2007
Recap by Sassy
Comments by Sassy in italics.
Promo prior to beginning of show:
Monster’s Mash Battle Royal
Mark Henry, Kane, The Great Khali and Big Daddy V
Elijah Burke will appear on the Sci-Fi Channel tomorrow
night, Halloween, on Ghost Hunters Live, at 8 PM Central, which is being
broadcast Waverly Hills Sanitarium in Louisville, one of the most haunted places
The results for Cyber Sunday were posted on Monday Night
Raw’s Report. CM Punk defeated The Miz and retained his ECW Championship.
Like there was any doubt Punk could take out Miz.
ECW is being broadcast from Long Island, NY on the Sci-Fi
Ringside announcers: Joey Styles and Tazz
Ring announcer: Tony Chimel
Styles announces that tonight there will be a #1 Contender
Match between John Morrison and The Miz.
Elijah Burke, weighing 231 lbs., from Jacksonville, FL
Jimmy Wang Yang, weighing 200 lbs., from GA
Audience favorite: I’m not sure
My favorite: Elijah Burke
Winner: Elijah Burke with the Elijah express
Burke brings on the heat when he tells Jimmy that one thing
Burke doesn’t like is working class people like Jimmy. Both of these men
are good in the ring. I don’t
understand why Burke hasn’t gotten more airtime lately. Jimmy give the
audience some of his high flying maneuvers but is sent to the floor after having
his shoulder sent into the corner post by Burke. Burke is not using wrestling
skill in this match; rather he is attempting to over power his opponent. He
spends most of the match working on Jimmy’s already damaged shoulder. Burke
is a decent wrestler. I’d
like to see more of him in wrestling action in the ring. Jimmy does a great
job of working the ring with only one useful arm. Burke goes up to the top
turnbuckle and is greeted by Jimmy’s leg via a backspin kick. Burke sets Jimmy
up for the Elijah express, gets the pin and the three count. We get a replay of
the backspin kick and the Elijah express. Burke needs to work on those facial
expressions. For a second there after the match I thought he was practicing for
The big event of the night is the Monster Mash Battle Royal.
Kane tells us that he doesn’t have a problem dealing with monsters and
demons and that it won’t be a nightmare.
The Monster Mash Battle Royal will be a dream come true for Kane. Kane
does have a wonderful maniacal laugh.
Back from commercial break, it’s the Raw Rebound: The
handicap match made by McMahon on Monday night – Triple H versus Umaga and
Randy Orton. If you saw Raw, you saw that Shawn Michaels came out and saved
Triple H from his two opponents. Shades of DX? In fact, McMahon
tells William Regal that for one night only next week, it will be the return of
We see Nunzio dressed as Dracula backstage with several
children and they are going trick or treating.
They first find Balls Mahoney who hands out candy to all the kids. They
then find CM Punk who hands out candy to all the kids. Nunzio asks what CM Punk
is dressed as. Punk says he is
dressed as an ECW Champion and he has a match coming up. Punk asks what Nunzio is supposed to be dressed like and
Nunzio says he is Dracula, pulling his cape across his face. Punk doesn’t buy it. They then find the Boogey Man who
scares of Nunzio and hands out worms to all of the kids.
I may like the Boogey Man, but I absolutely hate the worm gimmick.
We see a promo for Wrestlemania XXIV, which will be live at
the Citrus Bowl, Sunday, March 30, 2008. Tickets
go on sale this Saturday through Ticketmaster.
Back from commercial break, we see a promo for Kasabian, the
official theme music for Cyber Sunday: Fast
Trick or Treat Match
Nunzio, still dressed as Dracula, weighing 175 lbs., from
Tommy Dreamer, weighing 255 lbs., from Yonkers, NY
Audience favorite: I’m not sure
My favorite: I like them both
Dreamer with a DDT
No one seems to know what Dreamer’s costume is supposed
to be, including Styles and Tazz. I
like Nunzio in the cape. I have a
bad feeling about this match. Dreamer IS ECW and Nunzio is outweighed in this
match up. Not much in the way of wrestling, but Nunzio does do a good job
sending Dreamer outside the ring. Unfortunately,
Nunzio misses when he tries to dive on top of Dreamer and hits the floor.
Dreamer then thrown a pumpkin on the downed Nunzio. Dreamer then heads
for the pie crust and whipped crème, which he sends Nunzio’s direction.
It’s a hit. Nunzio sends Dreamer into the corner post and then throws apples.
Nunzio heads for Dreamer with the smashed pumpkin but slips on the slick floor
and goes down. Dreamer tries to drown Nunzio with the apples before picking it
up and pouring the water over himself. Now Dreamer has an empty metal bucket and
he heads back into the ring with Nunzio. He sets Nunzio up on the top
turnbuckle, smacks him over the head with an apple, and then does a drop kick,
sending the bucket into Nunzio’s face. Dreamer hits Nunzio with a DDT and gets
the pin and the win. We see a recap of the best parts of the match.
We see again that we will have a #1 Contenders Match tonight.
The winner of this match will face CM Punk for the title next week on ECW.
We see a video of The Great Khali, the Punjabi Nightmare.
Khali will be in the Monster Mash Battle Royal tonight.
Back from commercial break, we see a promo of DX, Triple H
and Shawn Michaels, and Stone Cold Steve Austin who will all be on next Monday
Night Raw. Austin was the referee at a Cyber Sunday match.
The camera pans the audience, most of which are dressed in
costumes for Halloween. Tazz says that Austin is going to kill Santino Marella.
Styles says that things didn’t work out well for Kelly Kelly on Monday Night
Raw after she won the WWE Diva’s Halloween Battle Royal and then got taken out
by Beth Phoenix. We then see a video recap of the battle royal match.
#1 Contender Match
Winner faces CM Punk in a championship match next week.
The Miz, weighing 231 lbs., from Cleveland, OH
John Morrison, weighing 220 lbs., from Los Angeles, CA
Audience favorite: I’m not sure
My favorite: John Morrison
Winner: John Morrison with a corkscrew neck breaker.
I have a problem believing that Miz can beat Morrison any
more than he could beat Punk in a match. I don’t seen near the wrestling
talent in Miz I see in Morrison. Morrison is more athletic, works high in the
ring and is a better wrestler. Miz gets mad early in the match and punches
Morrison. Morrison reacts too
quickly and gets taken down with a drop toe hold by Miz. Morrison goes out on
the apron and uses the ring to send Miz to the mat but Miz sends Morrison to the
floor. Morrison takes Miz down and they both end up back in the ring. Morrison
goes for a high kick off the second rope and misses, giving Miz an opportunity
to send him into the corner post and then running and smashing against him. Miz
goes after Morrison with a knee, but misses. Both try for a roll up but neither
gets the three count. Morrison lands a corkscrew neck breaker, gets the pin and
the win. Morrison will face CM Punk next week in a title match. We see a replay
of the end of the match.
Styles reminds us again about the Monster Mash Battle Royal
that we will see tonight.
We see a promo of Mark Henry, the World’s Strongest Man,
who will be in the battle royal.
We see another recap of Cyber Sunday.
Back from commercial break, we see a video of Big Daddy V who
will be in the Monster Mash Battle tonight.
John Morrison is at ringside with Styles and Tazz.
CM Punk, weighing 225 lbs., from Chicago, IL
James Curtis, weighing 240 lbs., from Minneapolis, MN
Audience favorite: CM Punk
My favorite: CM Punk
Winner: CM Punk with a GTS
I’m not familiar with James Curtis and neither is
Morrison. Morrison wants to know why Punk is staring at him. Curtis is a
well built wrestler but he is more ready to use power versus wrestling maneuvers
in the ring. Punk does wrestle well, but he can power play too and he proves it.
Punk delivers a bull dog, goes up on the top turnbuckle and takes out Curtis
with a clothesline off the top rope, delivers the GTS and gets the three count.
Morrison is suddenly in the ring attacking Punk while he is
still down after winning the match. Morrison delivers the corkscrew neck breaker
to Punk and leaves him down in the ring.
We are reminded again about the Monster Mash Battle Royal and
that there will be nearly 1 ton of weight in the ring.
We see a promo of The Undertaker’s DVD – Undertaker 15-0.
Back from commercial break.
We are reminded that next week John Morrison gets a title
shot against CM Punk next week.
Monster Mash Battle Royal
To be eliminated, you must be thrown over the top rope and
both feet must touch the floor.
The Great Khali, 7’0”, weighing 420 lbs., from India
accompanied to the ring by his interpreter
The World’s Strongest Man, Mark Henry, weighing 390
lbs., from TX
Big Daddy V, weighing 487 lbs, from Harlem, NY
Kane, weighing 323 lbs.
Audience favorite: Kane
My favorite: Kane
Winner: The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry after
he eliminates Kane.
For the first time ever I think I feel sorry for Kane.
He’s the smallest guy in the ring.
V may be the heaviest, but Khali, 50 pounds lighter, has a better build.
V and Henry take each other on in the ring and end up giving each other a
clothesline while Khali works on Kane in the corner. Kane may be the smallest
but he is the quickest and can climb and leap when he gets the chance. We now
have Khali and Henry facing off and Kane and V facing off in opposite corners of
the ring. V smashes Henry and Khali in the corner. He tries to smash Kane, but
Kane gets out of the way and uses it to his advantage.
Big Daddy V is eliminated by Kane.
The Great Khali is eliminated by Kane and Henry
This is the closest in weight and size of the four men in
the ring. Kane may have a chance to pull this off. Kane tries to pick up
Henry and send him over the top rope but he doesn’t get the job done. Henry
goes after Kane who is on the ropes but Kane delivers a boot to Henry and backs
him up. Kane goes out on the apron
and up on the top turnbuckle and flies right into a bear hug from Henry who then
sends Kane over the top rope.
The Big Red Machine Kane is eliminated by The World’s
Strongest Man Mark Henry.