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

on 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

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, promo for Wrestlemania XXIV, 47 days away.

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.


Stevie Richards

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 per view.

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 Wrestlemania.

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.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

Kelly Kelly from Jacksonville, FL


Layla from Miami, FL

Accompanied to the ring by Lena Yada (Did I spell that right?)

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.


Kelly Kelly

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 today.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

Kofi Kingston from Jamaica, weighing 218 lbs.


Mike Knox from Phoenix, AZ, weighing 280 lbs. (already in the ring)

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 count.


Kofi Kingston

Replay of part of the match just shown. Kofi Kingston remains undefeated.

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

Commercial break.

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 bandaged

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.


Tommy Dreamer

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.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

Main Event

CM Punk from Chicago, IL, weighing 222 lbs.


The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry from TX, weighing 392 lbs.

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 belt.


CM Punk

Replay of the end of what just happened in the ring.


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