December 6, 2007
Recap by Sassy
Comments by Sassy noted in italics.
ECW is airing on Thursday night this week instead of Tuesday
night. Since I missed last weekís ECW, Iím glad I was paying attention
and caught the change.
NOTE: At the present time, members of the WWE rosters are
in Iraq to entertain the troops. I am not certain when that particular show will
Monday Night Raw will be a three hour special next week
with many previous WWE superstars lined up to appear on the broadcast. See www.wwe.com
for more information.
ECW is being broadcast from Florence, SC on the Sci-Fi
Ringside announcers: Joey Styles and Tazz
Ring announcer: Tony Chimel
John Morrison, weighing 219 lbs., from Los Angeles, CA
The Miz, weighing 231 lbs., from Cleveland, OH
WWE Tag Team Champions
Brett & Brian Majors, the Major Brothers, at a
combined weight of 435 lbs.
Audience favorites: Iím not sure
My favorites: John Morrison and the Major Brothers
John Morrison and The Miz
This has not been announced as a title match. The Majors
Brothers did a great job in this match. They should be a tag team to watch in
Back from commercial break, we see a promo for Kofi Kingston
who Styles tells us is the first superstar from Jamaica who is on his way to
WWE. Not a very impressive
Styles tells us that CM Punk has a choice to make tonight. He
must face either The Worldís Strongest Man Mark Henry or Big Daddy V who is
usually accompanied by Matt Striker. Styles tells us that fans who went to
wwe.com decided by a two to one margin, CM Punk should choose Mark Henry as his
opponent. CM Punk is backstage and on camera. Punk says he didnít come tonight
to make any choices; he came for action like he always does. Punk says that no
matter who he chooses, itís a no win situation. Punk says that that either the
General Manager Armando Estrada or the little worm Striker can choose.
Tag Team Match
Kelly Kelly from Jacksonville, FL
Balls Mahoney, weighing 310 lbs., from Nutley, NJ
Commercial break before their opponents are introduced.
Audience favorites: Kelly Kelly and Balls Mahoney
My favorite: Victoria and Balls Mahoney
Balls Mahoney and Kelly Kelly
Kelly Kelly is not confident in the ring and he wrestling
moves show that but you have to give the girl credit for trying. I donít know
why they would put her up against someone like Victoria.
Victoria is very good in the ring. Dykstra and Mahoney are almost total
opposites as wrestlers but Mahoney will take chances and I understand he is a
hardcore kind of wrestler. Dykstra is efficient and fast but outweighed in this
match and Mahoney does throw some wicked punches.
I understand from reading several reports, the on screen
romance between Mahoney and Kelly has been terminated at the order of Vince
Shelton Benjamin, weighing 248 lbs., from Orangesburg, SC
Jimmy Wang Yang, weighing 206 lbs., from GA
Audience favorite: Jimmy Wang Yang
My favorite: I like them both
Benjamin takes the mic as soon as he enters the ring. He is
now a permanent member of the ECW roster and, of course, he is there for the ECW
Championship belt. I would
prefer any day of the week to see CM Punk against talent in his own size and
weight group versus this constant Big Daddy V and Mark Henry push. A match
between Benjamin and Punk would be a good match for ECW. Yang has quite a bit of
talent, too, but since he is still on the Smackdown roster Iím not sure about
a match between Yang and Punk. Both men did a great job in this match, but WWE
in all of itís brands tends to run short matches. Benjamin did have 40 lbs. On
Back from commercial break.
Kevin Thorn, weighing 270 lbs.
Jeff Lewis, 205 lbs., from SC
Audience favorite: Jeff Lewis
My favorite: Kevin Thorn
This is a match with Thorn taking on a local wrestler
Thorn was away from ECW for a short time and now that he is back, it appears he
is getting the lowest matches that are made. Iím not saying that it isnít
nice for a local wrestler to be in the WWE ring, but Thorn was a little better
wrester than to be scheduled in these matches. Another short match.
I still prefer Thorn in his original gimmick. It was unique and
different. This new haircut and change in outfits is run of the mill.
We see Big Daddy V, Mark Henry and Matt Striker (you can
hardly see Striker behind the other two) on their way to the ring and we go
Back from commercial break.
V and Striker enter the arena and the ring first. Henry
enters the arena and the ring second. Henry stops to argue with a few of the
fans on his way to the ring. I donít know who CM Punk has irritated in the WWE
booking room but this doesnít look good for him. Striker tells everyone Punk
would not decide because either way he will lose so Striker is going to toss a
coin and decide who will face Punk. Heads, it will be V, tails will be Henry.
The coin comes up tails so Punk will face Henry. CM Punk enters the arena to the
very loud cheers of the fans.
CM Punk, weighing 222 lbs., from Chicago, IL
The World Strongest Man Mark Henry
Audience favorite: CM Punk
My favorite: CM Punk
Winner: CM Punk
Punk is bouncing around the ring but I donít think thatís
going to last long. Punk may be able to outrun Henry in the ring if he canít
keep from getting trapped. That didnít work, Punk tried for a waist lock but
he wasnít big enough to do it. Punk goes for Henryís legs and then jumps on
his back to apply a sleeper hold. Henry makes it to the ropes, steps over the
top ropes to the floor but Punk doesnít let go until Henry backs him into the
corner post outside the ring. Punk is definitely in trouble now. Heís down on
the mat with Henry standing over the top of him.
And my Tivo cut the match off. That means Iíll have to
search the Internet to find out who the winner of this match was.
I read the recap on www.angrymarks.com.
It appears V interfered in the match, giving Punk a win by disqualification.
Henry, V and Striker were putting a beat down on Punk when Kane appeared to
clear the ring and save Punk. Works for me. Sorry I missed the end of
Punk's match and Kane's appearance in the ring.