June 03, 2008 Ė recap by Sassy
Last week on ECW Ė
The Big Show defeated Tommy Dreamer in 3 minutes.
Kofi Kingston defeats Mike Knox in 3 minutes.
Chavo Guerrero with Bam Neely defeated CM Punk in 9 minutes.
In a 2 on 1 Handicap Match, The Big Red Machine Kane defeated
John Morrison and Miz via disqualification. After the match, CM Punk, Tommy
Dreamer and Chavo Guerrero entered the ring, followed by The Big Show. Big Show
and Kane cleared the ring and stared each other down.
WWEís ECW is broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel from Los
Ringside announcers: Mike Adamle & Tazz
Ring announcer: Tony Chimel
Workers are backstage removing Armando Estradaís personal
items from the General Managerís office. Estrada tells them to stop and they
inform him that the GM told them to take the things away.
Estrada says he is the GM and Theodore Long appears.
Fatal Four Way
Winner Faces ECW Champion Kane later tonight
CM Punk from Chicago, IL weighing 225 lbs.
Tommy Dreamer from Yonkers, NY weighing 265 lbs.
Chavo Guerrero from El Paso weighing 215 lbs.
John Morrison from Los Angeles, CA weighing 220 lbs.
One half of the WWE Tag Team Champions
Before the match begins, Tazz introduces footage of The Big
Show being rammed into the steel steps at One Night Stand.
I understand Show got banged up good during the Singapore Cane Match.
Show did, however, win the match.
Guerrero comes to the ring without Bam Neely and Morrison
comes to the ring without Miz. The match begins with Punk going after Guerrero
and Dreamer going after Morrison. Morrison misses a leg drop but Dreamer
doesnít miss the elbow drop. Punk drops Guerrero on top of Morrison and goes
for the cover but Dreamer pulls him off, Punk throws a fist and now itís
Morrison going after Guerrero and Punk going after Dreamer. Punk rolls up
Guerrero but Morrison breaks it up. Morrison drops Guerrero with a European
uppercut and goes after Dreamer but Dreamer sends Morrison out to the floor and
then dives on top of him. Guerrero follows up by diving on Dreamer and Punk
follows up by diving on Guerrero. Punk is the only one still on his feet but
Morrison is up and takes down Punk before going after Guerrero. Punk and
Morrison are in the ring and Punk catches Morrison with a high knee but misses
the bulldog and Morrison comes off the ropes with a dropkick. Dreamer makes it
back into the ring to stop Morrison from getting the win. Dreamer goes for a
Boston crab and is stopped by a boot from Guerrero. Guerrero goes for the three
amigos to loud jeers from the fans then goes up to the top turnbuckle. Morrison
catches Guerrero before he can deliver a frog splash. Both men are on the top
turnbuckle but Punk sends them both down, Guerrero to the floor and Morrison
upside down on the top rope. Dreamer delivers a kick to Morrison as Punk comes
off the top rope and takes down Dreamer. Punk hits Guerrero with the GTS, goes
for the cover and gets the three count and the win. Time: 6 minutes
Winner: CM Punk with a GTS
Not a bad opening match. It wasnít a long match but it was
nonstop action and Dreamer actually got a chance to work the ring. Punk will now
face Kane for the ECW Championship.
Teddy Long is backstage with Estrada telling him that the
Board has named Long ECW General Manager. Long says he will put Estrada in a
match tonight against the United States Champion Matt Hardy who is visiting from
Kofi Kingston is at the announcerís table to watch the
The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin from Orangeburg, SC
weighing 248 lbs.
Matt Sydal weighing 185 lbs. (already in the ring)
Benjamin immediately picks up Sydal and slams him to the mat
the uses the ropes to choke him until the referee makes him break. Sydal tries
to go for the roll up but canít get the pin. Sydal delivers a head scissor and
takes Benjamin down and goes for the cover but doesnít get the three count.
Benjamin drops Sydal and stomps on him then picks him up and pounds on him.
Benjamin delivers a gut buster. The audience is chanting for Matt Sydal.
Obviously they have seen him in Indy actionÖas have I. Sydal makes it back to
his feet, comes off the ropes and is greeted by a clothesline. Benjamin picks
Sydal up and sends him through the ropes in front of the announcerís table.
Benjamin and Kingston stare each other down and Benjamin comes out of the ring
and faces Kingston. Sydal delivers a punch to Benjaminís gut but Benjamin
picks Sydal up and throws him into Kingston. Benjamin rolls back into the ring
and Sydal is counted out. Time: 4
Winner: The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin via count out.
After the match is over, Kingston charges into the ring and
takes down Benjamin. Kingston pounds on Benjamin inside the ring and when
Benjamin bails out of the ring, Kingston goes after him. Benjamin sends Kingston
into the steel steps and Kingston hits them hardÖI think he hit his shoulder.
If you havenít seen Matt Sydal in a match before, you still havenít seen
Matt Sydal in a match courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Matt Hardy from Cameron, NC weighing 236 lbs.
WWE United States Champion, visiting from Smackdown
Armando Estrada from Cuba weighing 231 lbs.
The bell rings and I certainly hope Estrada has been
practicing. Hardy drops Estrada with a clothesline when Estrada tries to deliver
a kick. The fans are pro Hardy and get loud about it. Hardy body slams Estrada
to the mat, goes up to the second rope and comes off to deliver an elbow to the
back of Estradaís head. Hardy delivers a twist of fate, goes for the cover and
gets the win. Time: 2 minutes.
Winner: Matt Hardy with a twist of fate
Long enters the arena and tells Hardy he might want to stick
around and tells the ref not to leave the ring. Long tells Estrada that he will
give him one more chance to prove that Estrada is worth his contract. Estrada
will now face Colin Delaney.
Delaney runs into the ring and goes for a quick roll up but
Estrada kicks out. Delaney goes for another roll up and gets the three count.
Time: Under 1 minute.
Winner: Colin Delaney with a roll up.
Iím not telling WWE how to run their business but I donít
understand why they didnít put Delaney and Sydal in the ring and LET THEM
WRESTLE! I donít mind watching Hardy in the ring but an actual wrestling match
between Delaney and Sydal would have been worth the watch.
Long and Estrada are backstage. Estrada asks Long not to fire
him, just keep him around until after the draft. Long tells Estrada that he can
wrestle on ECW but not as a contract player, he will have to earn his spot. Ron
Simmons shows up to say, ďDAMN!Ē to Estrada.
Main Event, Non-title Match
The Big Red Machine Kane weighing 323 lbs.
CM Punk from Chicago, IL, weighing 225 lbs.
This is quite a weight difference but Punk is much faster and
can fly higher than Kane. Kane
tries to work his way around Kane, but Kane shoves him down to the mat. Punk
tries to apply a headlock but gets sent into the ropes and dropped with a
shoulder when he comes off the ropes. Punk applies a wristlock but Kane slams
Punk to the mat once again. Kane backs Punk up into the corner and delivers an
elbow, then starts with the fists. Punk catches Kane with a boot and sends Kane
over the top rope to the floor, but Kane lands on his feet and pulls Punk out of
the ring, delivers a blow and sends Punk to the floor. Kane rolls Punk back into
the ring and goes back to work with fists, keeping Punk in the corner. The ref
makes Kane break but Kane picks up Punk and works on his neck and back. Punk
lands on his feet when Kane drops him and tries for the high knee, but Kane
sends Punk into the turnbuckle and then sends Punk out to the floor and we go to
COMMERCIAL BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MAIN EVENT! Back to the ring, Kane has
Punk in an abdominal stretch but Punk isnít giving up. Punk comes off the
ropes and tries to put the same hold on Kane but Kane sends Punk down to the
mat. Kane delivers a short drop kick off the ropes and goes for the cover but
Punk kicks out after the count of one. Kane pummels Punk in the back and then
applies a body scissors to continue inflicting damage to Punkís lower back.
Kane is yelling for Punk to give up but Punk is yelling no and uses his elbow to
get out of the hold. Punk comes off the ropes and goes for a roll up. Punk gets
a two count. Kane delivers a fist that sends Punk crashing to the canvas. Kane
delivers a clothesline and goes for the cover. Kane gets a two count before Punk
gets a shoulder off the mat. Kane again applies the body scissors. Kane forces
Punk over and gets Punkís shoulders down on the mat twice but Punk manages to
get his shoulders up. Punk uses fists to the face to get Kane to release his
hold. Kane is back to his feet first and as he leans down to pick up Punk; Punk
delivers a boot to Kaneís head. Punk comes off the ropes and delivers a kick
but Kane catches Punk with a boot to the face. Punk catches Kane with a high
knee and then follows up with two more. Punk goes for the bulldog, but Kane
picks Punk up and drops him on his back and goes for the pin. Kane gets a two
count. Punk comes off the second rope and hits the bulldog, goes for the cover
and gets a two count. Kane delivers a side slam and goes up to the top
turnbuckle. Kane comes off the top and hits a clothesline, goes for the cover
and only gets a two count before Punk kicks out. The live audience is into the
match. Kane goes for the choke slam, but Punk catches him with a high kick. Punk
comes off the top rope; Kane catches him by the throat. Punk gets out of the
hold and tries for the GTS but canít do it. Kane delivers the choke slam and
gets the win. Time: 11 minutes.
Winner: The Big Red Machine Kane with a choke slam.
Even with the size difference this was a good match. Punk
took a lot of hard hits during the match but Kane was at the receiving end of
those magnificent kicks delivered by CM Punk.
After the match, Miz and Morrison hit the ring to go after
Kane. Kane fights back but heís outnumbered. I donít know where Punk went.