March 11, 2008 Ė recap by Sassy
Last week on ECW Ė
John Morrison and The Miz won their match via
disqualification and retained the WWE tag team championship when they went up
against Tommy Dreamer and Colin Delaney. Colin went berserk and after weeks of
being pounded on by every opponent he has faced since arriving at ECW.
The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin defeated Stevie
The Big Red Machine won his match against James Curtis.
Chavo Guerrero retained the ECW Championship after he
defeated CM Punk in the main event.
Hardy not only lost his WWE Intercontinental title last night on Monday Night
Raw to Y2J Chris Jericho, Jeff was suspended immediately afterward for violating
WWEís drug policy. He was placed on a sixty day suspension since this is his
second violation and he is out of Wrestlemania XXIV Ė specifically the Money
in the Bank Ladder Match.
DAMN IT JEFF!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
I am a Jeff Hardy fan and canít believe he is throwing his career away. Get help, son, before itís too late. One more violation is strike three and, according to the policy, you are OUT!
Even more important than that, you could be dead if you
donít get it together. Iíd rather never see you in a ring again than have
you die before you are 40.
Think about it, suck it up, and get it handled while you
It is currently being rumored that M.V.P. will take
Jeff Hardyís place in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at Wrestlemania XXIV.
WWE ECW is being broadcast from Chicago, IL
the Sci-Fi Channel.
Ringside announcers: Joey Styles and Tazz
Ring announcer: Tony Chimel
Before we get the promo, Wrestlemania XXIV is 19 days
Tag Team Title Match
John Morrison from Los Angeles, CA,
The Miz from Cleveland, OH
At a combined weight of 450 lbs.
Tommy Dreamer from Yonkers, NY
At a combined weight of 431 lbs.
Dreamer and Colin brought their grocery cart of weapons to
the ring with them. Joey Styles introduces a video of the end of the match last
week between these four opponents.
Dreamer and Morrison begin the match, minus weapons. Morrison
goes after Dreamer and then delivers a shot to Colin on the ring apron. Miz
enters the ring and they double team Dreamer but Colin comes off the top
turnbuckle and takes them down to the mat. Dreamer is back to his feet and he
sends Morrison over the top rope and down to the floor, then sends Miz out after
him. Dreamer comes off the ring apron with a running clothesline to take them
both down to the floor again and Colin came over the top rope in a somersault to
nail the champs again. Morrison sends Dreamer into the grocery cart then goes
back in the ring to assist Miz in taking out Colin. Miz comes off the ropes
while Morrison holds Colin, Colin gets out of the way and Miz takes out
Morrison. Dreamer slides a kendo stick into Colin who uses it to take out
Morrison and then Miz. Dreamer enters the ring with a garbage can lid and he
uses it on both of their opponents. Dreamer puts the lid under Morrisonís head
and comes off the ropes with an elbow but Morrison gets out of the way, gets
back to his feet and grabs the kendo stick and he goes to work on Dreamer and
Colin. Dreamer is down on the canvas and Morrison and Miz use the time to double
team Colin and take him out before going after Dreamer. They try the same
maneuver with Dreamer, but he gets a blow into Morrison on the ring apron and
grabs and garbage can lid out of his hand to use on Miz who is down on the mat,
then he brings Morrison over the top rope to nail Miz. Colin goes up to the top
turnbuckle with a football helmet on that Dreamer handed him and nails Morrison.
Miz is back in the ring with the garbage can lid and he slams it over the head
of Dreamer and then over the head of Colin, football helmet and all. Miz goes
after Colin and as he charges, Colin gets out of the way and Miz meets the ring
post and the ropes. They set up Morrison and Miz in the corner and use the trash
can as Dreamer comes in with a slide to get them both at the same time. Dreamer
pins Morrison and Delaney pins Miz, the referee makes it to the two count but
both Morrison and Miz each throw a leg over the bottom rope breaking the count.
Dreamer goes out of and under the ring and comes out with a table which he
slides in to Colin. Colin tries to set the table up but Morrison is back on his
feet and he delivers a blow to send him down to the mat. Morrison and Miz go
after Dreamer but Colin brings them all three back down to the canvas. Colin
goes for the cover on Morrison but Morrison kicks out. Colin tries to set
Morrison up and Morrison sends him over the top floor to the floor. Morrison
goes out after him with the garbage can in hand and flips off the ring apron to
land on Colinís midsection. Dreamer is back to his feet in the ring and he
tries to send Miz through the table up against the corner post. Miz gets of out
of the way and Dreamer stops before he hits the table. Morrison is back in the
ring and they grab Dreamer and throw him through the table, Miz goes for the
cover and gets the three count.
retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
It wasnít the ending I wanted to see but the match was fair
although not exactly like the original Extreme Championship Wrestling would have
ECW Armando Estrada is in the ring. He informs the audience
that at Wrestlemania XXIV, superstars from Raw, ECW and Smackdown will complete
in a special Wrestlemania 24 Man Batle Royal. Immediately following that match,
the winner of the battle royal will face Chavo Guerrero for the WWE ECW
introduces one of the participants in the battle royal Ė
The Great Khali, who enters the arena minus his Interpreter.
The Great Khali from India, 7í0Ē, weighing 420 lbs.
Stevie Richards from Philadelphia, PA, weighing 218 lbs.
What a joke. Stevie has been out for months with major
surgeries and WWE puts him in a match with someone who outweighs him by 200 lbs.
Itís a short match, thank heavens, as Khali takes Stevie
down and covers him with his boot to get the three count.
After the match, Mike Knox appears in the ring to beat on
Stevie Richards while he is still down in the ring. Iím not sure how good Knox
is in the ring. We never get to see him in a good one on one match anymore.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match tonight will be CM Punk
versus Big Daddy V. That makes as much sense as Stevie Richards facing The Great
This Friday on Smackdown, The Nature Boy Ric Flair will be
facing Edge, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in a steel cage match. Last night on
Raw, The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels informed Flair that he will not be going
into the match alone. HBK will be there with him.
Deuce, who is already in the ring
Accompanied to the ring by Domino & Cherry
Kofi Kingston from Jamaica, weighing 217 lbs.
Tazz reminds the audience that Kofi has not lost a match
since he has been with ECW. Deuce starts a criss cross in the ring that has Kofi
coming out with a wristlock on Deuce. Deuce is back to his feet, and sends Kofi
into the rope again. Kofi comes off with a cross body block that takes Deuce
down to the mat. Kofi tries to send Deuce across the ring but Deuce gets the
switch and sends Kofi into the corner post. Deuce then charges at Kofi but Kofi
sends him up and over the top rope. Deuce lands on the ring apron and the two
exchange blows. Kofi tries to pull Deuce back into the ring but Deuced grabs
Kofi and jumps to the floor, hanging Kofi up on the ropes. Deuce is back on the
ring apron and he delivers some sort of choke move using the ropes and his legs
until the ref makes him break. Deuce goes for the cover but canít get the
three count. Deuce goes to work on Kofiís neck but Kofi gets back to his feet
and delivers fists to the abdomen to make Deuce break the hold. Kofi keeps the
blows coming and takes Deuce down with two clotheslines, sends Deuce into the
corner and then proceeds to pummel him with fists before delivering a shoulder
block to the midsection. Kofi comes off the ropes and again takes Deuce down to
the canvas. Kofi performs his finishing leap and then goes across the ring to
roll Deuce out on the mat but Deuce hangs onto the ropes and Kofi falls backward
to the mat. Deuce goes after Kofi but Kofi nails Deuce with a high kick, goes
for the cover and gets the win.
Domino and Cherry enter the ring to check on Deuce as Kofi
celebrates with the audience.
Matt Stryker is backstage with Big Daddy V who is getting
ready for his match against CM Punk in the main event tonight.
Back from commercial break, replay of the weigh-in last night
for Floyd ďMoneyĒ Mayweather and The Big Show. That was quite a fall
Mayweather took and quite a chance doing the fall in the first place.. Shane
McMahon went down on the floor outside the ring and the rumors today indicated
that part of the show was not planned. The story goes that Mayweatherís posse
got a little pushy with some of the wrestlers outside the ring and they didnít
take it. Shane got in the middle and was knocked down.
Styles tells the audience that today Mayweather had his elbow
ďMoneyĒ Mayweather vs. The Big Show
Man Battle Royal
Winner of the Battle Royal faces Chavo Guerrero
the WWE ECW Championship.
The Nature Boy Ric Flair vs.
Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels
Mania Lumberjack Match
Glamazon Beth Phoenix & Melina
Michelle & Maria
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Rated R Superstar Edge defends his title against The Undertaker, who is 15-0 at
Championship Triple Threat Match
Orton, current WWE Champion, faces John Cena and The Game Triple H
Lena Yada is backstage with CM Punk. She asks about the match
he has tonight against V for The Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Punk believes
he will be able to beat V in the ring tonight.
Festus, weighing 291 lbs.
Accompanied to the ring by Jesse
Elijah Burke from Jacksonville, weighing 231 lbs.
I hope Burke has something sneaky planned or itís all over
with before it starts.
The bell rings and you know what that does to Festus but
Burke is prepared and he gets in the first punches, backing Festus up. Burke
thinks he is in a boxing match. Festus charges at Burke but Burke gets out of
the way and Festus meets the ring post shoulder first. Burke goes to work on
Festusís shoulder. Festus is back on his feet and he delivers blows but Burke
comes right back at him and keeps him down on the mat. Burke continues to try to
damage Festusís shoulder, then delivers a standing dropkick that sends Festus
crashing to the canvas. Burke goes for the pin but canít get the three count.
Festus is back to his feet and he picks Burke up and body slams him on the mat.
This time when Festus charges, he doesnít miss and he follows up by coming off
the ropes and delivering a blow that drops Burke. Festus tries for sending Burke
off the ropes but Burke catches Festus with a boot. Festus responds by
delivering a boot to Burkeís face, a splash, picks Burke up and slams him to
the mat, goes for the cover and gets the win.
The Money in the Bank Ladder Match Qualifying Match is coming
The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin is at the announcerís
table to provide guest commentary for the next match.
in the Bank Qualifying Match
Big Daddy V from Harlem, NY, weighing 487 lbs.
CM Punk from Chicago, IL, weighing 225 lbs.
ECW is in Chicago and they show Punk a little, actually a
lot, of love as he makes his way to the ring.
This match is nearly more than I can stand to watch. Punk
goes after V with kicks to the legs and chest but V delivers a blow that sends
Punk down to the match. Punk comes back with a dropkick to the left leg then
goes back after the same leg with single kicks. Punk comes off the ropes but V
catches him and sends him down to the mat with a side slam. V is back to his
feet but Punk is still down on the mat. V puts a foot on Punkís lower back
while the audience chants for Punk. The ref makes V break, but he comes back
with a boot to Punkís midsection. V holds Punk up against a corner post and
Punk is fighting back with fists as the ref tries to get V to break the hold. V
delivers a slap to Punkís chest that sends Punk back down to the canvas. V
picks Punk up off the mat and the fans again start the ďCM PUNKĒ chant. V
delivers another slap to Punkís chest as Benjamin rattles off all about
Benjamin at the announcerís table. V throws Punk across the ring and goes for
a splash but Punk moves out of the way and V meets the ring post. Punk delivers
a high knee and goes over the top rope and onto the ring apron while doing it.
Punk is back in the ring and he delivers another high knee then tries for the
bulldog but V shoves Punk across the ring. Punk delivers a low dropkick to Vís
legs and then tries to PICK V UP OFF THE MAT! Punk canít get the job done and
V responds by delivering a forearm to Punkís back. Punk delivers a high kicks
that nails V in the back of the head. Again Punk tries to lift V off his feet
and he manages to get him up in the air before V crashes down, smashing Punk
underneath him. V gets up to his knees and Punk rolls out to the side of the
ring and uses the ropes to get himself back to his feet. V charges at Punk, Punk
pulls down the top ropes and V goes over the top rope and down to the floor.
Stryker runs to Vís side as the ref starts the count out. The ref counts to
10, V is counted out and Punk wins the match, much to the joy of the Chicago
Who will be in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at
After the match, Stryker hits the ring and nails Punk in the
back. Punk delivers a GTS to Stryker and then celebrates his win with the crowd.
Benjamin doesnít appear to be happy that Punk won the