February 12, 2008 – Recap by Sassy
Last week CM Punk sent Chavo Guerrero into the Gulf of
Mexico in order to get to invoke his rematch clause at No Way Out.
ECW is broadcast from Houston, TX
the Sci-Fi Channel.
Ringside announcers: Joey Styles and Tazz
Ring announcers: Tony Chimel
Joey Styles informs the audience that this Sunday is No Way
Out, WWE’s February pay per view.
Chavo Guerrero is introduced and enters the ring, wearing his
street clothes and his WWE ECW Championship belt. Tazz and Styles show the
audience a clip from last week with Chavo flailing around in the Gulf of Mexico
before being saved by scuba divers. Undoubtedly
Chavo Guerrero can’t swim. Chavo is in the ring, scratching his shoulders and
chest. I’m sure we will soon hear why he is scratching. That is if the
audience stops booing long enough for us to hear him. Chavo says he is lucky to
be alive. CM Punk threw him into the Gulf of Mexico even though Punk new Chavo
couldn’t swim. As a result of being in that filthy, dirty cesspool, Chavo
claims he has a horrible sinus infection. Chavo says that he has had migraines
and the lights are too bright for him in the arena. He has an irritating rash
that he can’t get rid of and when he was in the water, he was stung by a
jellyfish. Chavo says that he is a fighting champion and that he is a Mexican
warrior (Wasn’t Chavo born in El Paso, TX?) and he is a Guerrero. Chavo says
he is going to defend his title against CM Punk right here tonight. He is not
waiting for No Way Out even though he feels horrible.
Armando Estrada enters the ring. He tells Chavo he is proud
to call him his ECW Champion and he knows that everyone in the audience is proud
of him. The audience tends to
disagree with this statement. Estrada says that Punk disrespected Chavo by
dumping Chavo into the Gulf of Mexico and by attacking him with the guitar
during Chavo’s Fiesta. Estrada says he can’t allow Chavo to defend his ECW
title tonight. CM Punk will, however, be in action tonight in a match – a tune
up match for No Way Out – with The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry. Chavo
sneezes, Estrada hands him a Kleenex.
Chavo and Estrada exit the ring and we go to
Back from commercial break, promo for Wrestlemania XXIV, 47
Tazz says that last week Stevie Richards appeared to say that
he was happy to be coming back to ECW. Stevie has been out on the injured list
and has undergone several surgeries. Last week he explained his surgeries and
showed the fans his scars.
Stevie Richards from Philadelphia, PA, weighing 228 lbs.
Rory Cox from Cincinnati, OH, weighing 220 lbs. (already
in the ring)
Audience favorite: Stevie Richards
My favorite: Stevie RIchards
Stevie got a rousing round of applause from the live
audience. He looks like he’s in good shape. Stevie is ready for action and,
although I don’t know the wrestler in the ring with him, I have a feeling
Stevie will be the winner of this match. Stevie certainly isn’t avoiding
physical contact in this match and the audience loves it. Nice boot to the face
by Stevie and great splash in the corner. Stevie goes for the Stevie T, goes for
the cover and gets the three count.
It wasn’t a long match but it gave Stevie a nice warm up
from the audience. I have always felt Stevie didn’t get enough airtime for the
talent he has. Perhaps that will
change now that he is back and has the audience behind him.
Promo for The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry. Styles
reminds the audience that CM Punk will face Henry in the Main Event tonight.
Promo for No Way Out, live from Las Vegas, NV, only on pay
WWE Championship Match
John Cena, Challenger vs. Randy Orton, Champion
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Rey Mysterio, Challenger vs. Edge, Champion
WWE ECW Championship Match
CM Punk, Challenger vs. Chavo Guerrero, Champion
Career Threatening Match
Ric Flair vs. Mr. Kennedy
Monday Night Raw Elimination Chamber Match
The Animal Batista vs. Big Daddy V vs. M.V.P vs. The
Undertaker vs. Finlay vs. The Great Khali
Winner faces the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at
Friday Night Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match
Y2J Chris Jericho vs. John Bradshaw Layfield vs. HBK Shawn
Michaels vs. Jeff Hardy vs. The Game Tripe H vs. Umaga
Winner faces the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania.
Back from commercial break.
Kelly Kelly from Jacksonville, FL
Layla from Miami, FL
Accompanied to the ring by Lena Yada (Did I spell that
Audience favorite: I’m not sure
My favorite: I don’t have one
In my own humble opinion, Layla is a better ring worker than
Kelly. I understand Layla is attending wrestling school in order to be able to
work the ring even better.
Styles reminds the audience that Punk will face Henry tonight
in the Main Event.
Promo for The Legend of Stone Cold Steve Austin DVD available
Back from commercial break.
Kofi Kingston from Jamaica, weighing 218 lbs.
Mike Knox from Phoenix, AZ, weighing 280 lbs. (already in
Audience favorite: I’m not sure
My favorite: I’m not sure
Knox does have the weight advantage in this match up although
Tazz reminds the audience that Kofi is undefeated. Kofi is quick in the ring,
which could be an advantage since Knox is not so light on his feet. Kofi’s
speed does seem to be helping him out here but Knox is quick with fists and a
little bit of dirty playing in the ring. So far, Kofi is holding his own. The
audience is behind Kofi as Knox does a little manhandling of Kofi in the ring.
Kofi is throwing some punches of his own, and adding some nice kicks in the
middle. Kofi delivers a nice head kick and goes for the cover to get the three
Replay of part of the match just shown. Kofi Kingston remains
Styles and Tazz give us another run down of the matches at No
Way Out this Sunday on pay per view.
John Morrison from Los Angeles, CA, weighing 219 lbs.
One half of the WWE Tag Team Champions
Accompanied to the ring by The Miz
The other half of the WWE Tag Team Champions, although I wish
I knew why
John Morrison will go one on one with Tommy Dreamer according
to Styles before we go to
Back from commercial break, Morrison has the mic in his hand, much to the dismay of the live audience. Morrison is telling everyone how great he is. The Miz takes the mic and tells everyone how great Miz is. And we are bored.
Tommy Dreamer from Yonkers, NY, weighing 265 lbs.
Accompanied to the ring by Colin Delaney who is still heavily
Audience favorite: Tommy Dreamer
My favorite: Tommy Dreamer although John Morrison is okay
Dreamer starts off on the right foot, keeping Morrison tied
up. Unfortunately, Morrison backs them into the ropes and delivers an elbow to
Dreamer’s abdomen. Dreamer sends Morrison over the top ropes and then goes out
on the apron ring to come off with a big clothesline, taking Morrison down to
the floor. Dreamer rolls Morrison back in the ring and as he tries to enter the
ring, Miz attacks him. Dreamer is back in the ring and Morrison is working on
the elbow Dreamer injured after Miz pulled him off the ring apron. Dreamer is on
his feet, but Morrison sends him down to his knees and then down to the mat.
Morrison tries for a kick but Dreamer moves out of the way and Morrison gets
crotched on the bottom rope. Dreamer is back on his feet and he delivers an
elbow to Morrison before sending Miz off the apron ring. Morrison comes off the
ropes with a kick, sending Dreamer to the mat. Morrison then goes to the side of
the ring and delivers a kick to the back of Colin’s head before going back to
Dreamer. Morrison goes for the neck breaker but Dreamer switches it around and
delivers a DDT, goes for the cover and gets the three count.
After the match, Colin is in the ring with Tommy but Miz who
is wearing the world’s ugliest outfit attacks both men. He throws Dreamer out
of the ring and both Miz and Morrison go after Colin. This is how everyone
should want their champions to act, right?
Replay of the end of the match and then the beat down of
Colin by the two brave jerks, er, I mean, WWE Tag Team Champions.
The Worlds’ Strongest Man Mark Henry is in the back. One of
the stagehands tells Henry is match is next. Henry says it isn’t going to be a
match, it’s going to be a funeral and he heads for the ring.
Promo for this Sunday’s pay per view, No Way Out.
Back from commercial break.
CM Punk from Chicago, IL, weighing 222 lbs.
The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry from TX, weighing
Audience favorite: CM Punk
My favorite: I like them both
Before the match can begin, Chavo Guerrero enters the arena
and we assume he will be planting himself at the announcer’s table in order to
watch the action. Chavo does not go to the announcer’s table, but stands at
ringside in order to distract Punk. Punk can’t afford to be distracted in the
ring with a man the size of Mark Henry.
We know that Henry has the size advantage, both height and
weight, in this match. Punk does have speed that Henry does not have but if
Henry keeps Punk grounded, there is no way Punk can pull this off. Punk is now
down on the mat but Henry picks him up and slams him to the mat. Henry goes for
a splash but Punk gets out of the way and then delivers a knee to Henry’s
head. Punk goes for another move, but gets tossed across the ring by Henry.
Henry sends Punk out to the floor and Henry goes out after him. Henry slams Punk
back first into the ring post before rolling him back inside the ring. Henry has
Punk in a chin lock but Punk is in the ropes. Henry refuses to break the hold
and the referee disqualifies Henry, giving Punk the win. Chavo is up on the ring
apron and as Henry goes back after Punk, Punk delivers a high boot that sends
Henry out to the floor. Punk then invites Chavo into the ring by pulling him
over the top rope. Punk delivers a GTS to Chavo and holds up the Championship
Replay of the end of what just happened in the ring.