March 4, 2008 – Recap by Sassy

Last week CM Punk won the Triple Threat No. 1 Contender’s match. He will be facing Chavo Guerrero tonight for the ECW Championship.  Punk lost his title to Chavo after Edge interfered on Chavo’s behalf.

The show begins with Punk’s loss, the feud that has followed between Punk and Chavo and the match last week between CM Punk, Elijah Burke and Shelton Benjamin.

ECW is broadcast from Cleveland, OH

On the Sci-Fi Channel.

Ringside announcers: Joey Styles and Tazz

Ring announcer: Tony Chimel


WWE Tag Team Championship Match


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


The Miz from Cleveland, OH, weighing 231 lbs.


Before their opponents are introduced, Styles informs the audience that tonight it will be Chavo Guerrero defending his ECW title against CM Punk.




Colin Delaney


Tommy Dreamer

At a combined weight of 432 lbs.



Audience favorites: Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney

My favorites: Tommy Dreamer, Colin Delaney & John Morrison



John Morrison


The Miz

Via disqualification

They retain the WWE Tag Team Titles



This match gave us a little more of Colin in the ring but he isn’t keeping up well with his opponents.  Colin was a champion on the Indy circuit and only gave up that title after he signed with WWE. It will be nice to see Colin break out of his newbie mode and go into actual ring action. Colin did come out of his shy attitude to one of chair swinging. Good job, Colin.  Keep that ECW attitude.

NOTE: After the match was over and a replay of the chair action was shown, Styles makes the remark the match was almost like the original ECW.  No kidding, Styles.  Now tell that to someone in WWE’s booking department!

Promo for Wrestlemania XXIV with Floyd “Money” Mayweather facing The Big Show, Sunday, March 30, 2008, live on pay per view. For more information on Wrestlemania, live events coming to your area and television schedules, go to www.wwe.com.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, promo for Monday Night Raw, a three-hour special – Wrestlemania Rewind Night – every match is a rematch of a previous Wrestlemania match with a special appearance by Floyd “Money” Mayweather.


The Gold Standard Shelton, Benjamin from Orangeburg, SC, weighing 248 lbs.


Stevie Richards from Philadelphia, PA, weighing 220 lbs.


Audience favorite: Stevie Richards

My favorite: I like them both



The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin


Stevie has been working his way back into the ring after being out of action for medical reasons. He hasn’t lost his touch in the ring and he and Benjamin worked quite well against each other in this match.


After the match, Benjamin takes the mic to remind the audience he will be in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at Wrestlemania XXIV. Replay of the end of the previous match.

Promo for Wrestlemania XXIV, with Carlito and Maria and a Carlito hating seagull.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, promo for Wrestlemania XXIV, 26 days away. 

This is like a one hour Wrestlemania commercial. Snoop Dogg is going to be the Master of Ceremonies. Styles then gives the audience a replay of Maria’s Playboy Cover unveiling on last night’s Raw.  I’ll skip that now like I skipped it last night. When the replay is over, Layla and Kelly Kelly get into a battle backstage. Kofi Kingston has pulled Kelly off Layla and a referee has pulled Layla off Kelly.


The Big Red Machine Kane weighing 323 lbs.


James Curtis weighing 245 lbs., already in the ring


Audience favorite: Kane

My favorite: Kane

Before the match gets underway, Chuck Palumbo appears at the top of the entrance ramp on his motorcycle. Nice ride, Palumbo.



The Big Red Machine Kane


Very short match as Tazz informs the audience that Palumbo will have to face Kane this Friday on Smackdown.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, Styles introduces the Raw Rebound – The Big Show faced Brandon “The Thrill” Hill in a mixed MMA match, with Mayweather watching live via satellite in Las Vegas, NV. It wasn’t much of a “match” but it was a build up to Show facing Mayweather at Wrestlemania XXIV.

Styles informs the audience that ECW General Manager Armando Estrada has made a rematch for next week for the WWE Tag Team Championship with Morrison and Miz facing Dreamer and Delaney in an extreme rules match.


Lena Yada is backstage with CM Punk. Punk tells Chavo he is a coward because it takes Vickie Guerrero and Edge for Chavo to become a the ECW champion.

Promo for Triple H, the King of Kings, DVD coming soon.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, promo for next Monday Night’s Raw.


Main Event

ECW Championship Match


Chavo Guerrero from El Paso, TX weighing 215 lbs.



CM Punk from Chicago, IL, weighing 225 lbs.


Audience favorite: CM Punk

My favorite: I like them both









Chavo Guerrero

Who retains the ECW Championship


The best match of the night although it would have been better if the main event had been free of commercial breaks.


After the match, replay of the highlights of the previous match.




Wrestling Bodyslam . Com