January 8, 2008

Recap by Sassy

ECW is being broadcast from Wilkes-Barre, PA on the Sci-Fi Channel.

Ringside announcers: Joey Styles and Tazz

Ring announcer: Tony Chimel

Styles informs the audience there will be a dance off tonight between Kelly Kelly and Layla.  I must have the wrong show. I thought this was WRESTLING, not DANCING…

Chavo Guerrero will get a second chance to earn an ECW title match. If he wins tonight against CM Punk he will get a title shot.

15 Minutes of Fame Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

The first team to score the most pinfalls in 15 minutes will be the WWE Tag Team Champions

John Morrison from Los Angeles, CA, weighing 220 lbs.


The Miz from Cleveland, OH, weighing 231 lbs.

WWE Tag Team Champions


Jimmy Wang Yang


Shannon Moore at a combined weight of 407 lbs.

Audience favorites: Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore

My favorites: Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore

11:19, first fall: John Morrison pins Jimmy Wang Yang

Commercial break in the middle of the match.

Back from commercial break, the clock is at 7:28 and there appears there were no pinfalls during the break.

6:18, second fall: Jimmy Wang Yang pins John Morrison

One fall per team, it’s a tie, the WWE Tag Team Champs retain their titles

Winners: John Morrison & The Miz who retain the WWE Tag Team Championship

Not a bad match but it would have been nice to see Yang and Moore with those title belts.

Styles reminds the audience that Chavo gets a second chance match tonight.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, film clip from last week on squash of Colin Delaney by Big Daddy V.

Tazz is in the ring with Colin Delaney with taped ribs. Tazz reminds everyone that Colin’s first match in ECW was against Shelton Benjamin and his second match was against Big Daddy V. Tazz tries to get a replay of last week’s match – twice – but it doesn’t happen. Colin says that he didn’t have a good a match last week as he would have liked and says that he hurts pretty much everywhere. Tazz tells Colin that tonight he does not have to face an ECW superstar but he does have to face a Smackdown superstar.

Colin Delaney


The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry

All I can say is Colin Delaney was better off in the Indys as Colin Olsen of the Olsen twins.

Audience favorite: I’m not sure

My favorite: I’m not sure about Colin Delaney but I do like Mark Henry

Winner: The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry

Short total squash by Mark Henry. Is WWE ever going to allow Colin to be in a real match?

Styles again reminds us about the match coming up between Chavo and CM Punk.

Promo for Kofi Kingston, newest WWE acquisition from Jamaica.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, Styles and Tazz show us the Royal Rumble page on www.wwe.com.

Lena Yada, the newest WWE Diva. She is going to host the Diva Dance Contest tonight.

Kelly Kelly





Audience favorite: I’m not sure

My favorite: I have favorite wrestlers, my favorite dancers are not in the wrestling ring

Winner and does it even matter: Lena Yada

I understand that Layla is attending wrestling school which would make me have a little more respect for her. However, I fail to see the reasoning behind a dance contest in ECW. Instead of Extreme Championship Wrestling, we have MCW Men’s Club Women.

I thought Layla did the best job but it looks like we are starting a three way feud between the ECW divas.

CM Punk is heading toward the ring for his match against Chavo Guerrero which is coming up next.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, Shelton Benjamin is backstage telling everyone about how great Shelton Benjamin is and that he is going to be in the Royal Rumble match.

Second Chance Match

Chavo Guerrero from El Paso, TX, weighing 215 lbs.


CM Punk from Chicago, IL, weighing 225 lbs.

ECW Champion

Audience favorite: CM Punk

My favorite: I like them both

Winner: CM Punk, ECW Champion, via disqualification

Chavo lost the his match against Punk last week after being counted out outside the ring. Punk just barely made it back into the ring to beat the count. Both of these men are talented and I am hoping that we will have a good match tonight. If Chavo wins tonight, he will get a shot at the ECW Championship title.

Chavo doesn’t seem to have lost anything in his time away from the ring. He can still wrestle and he can fight low down and dirty. Punk has his hands full with Chavo in the ring. Punk has better use of his feet in the ring than does Chavo but Chavo doesn’t hesitate to take high risks.

There was a commercial break in the middle of this match as well. WWE needs to take up and stop taking commercial breaks during the best matches. Because of that, I TIVO the programs and watch them so that I can fast forward through the commercials and see the match in basically its entirety. Due to his loss in this match, Chavo does not earn a shot at the ECW Championship.

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