August 5, 2008 – recap by Sassy
Last week on ECW
Ricky Ortiz defeated Chavo Guerrero with Bam Neely in 4
minutes via disqualification.
In Tag Team action, John Morrison & The Miz
defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle in 9 minutes.
Matt Hardy defeated Colin Delaney in 3 minutes.
WWE’s ECW is broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel in Atlanta,
Ringside announcers: Matt Striker & Todd Grisham
(where is Tazz????)
Ring announcer: Tony Chimel
Tag Team Match
At a combined weight of 488 lbs.
Evan Bourne weighing 193 lbs.
Ricky Ortiz from Phoenix, AZ (I couldn’t hear his
Striker is giving Grisham lessons on how to pronounce Spanish
names. Bourne is great in the ring but he may need to learn to fight a little on
the dirty side if he’s going to feud with Guerrero. Bourne is a one man
cheerleading squad for his partner while he’s on the ring apron. If he
doesn’t get to do anything else in this match, he’s keeping the audience
involved in the match. Bourne gets a tag in time to go after Neely. Ortiz sends
Guerrero over the top rope and follows with him. Bourne goes for the bridge and
gets the three count. Time: 6 minutes.
Winners: Evan Bourne with a bridge
& Ricky Ortiz
Bourne has it and the fans know it. He may not be a big boy
but he can keep the match exciting whether he is in or out of the ring. Guerrero
does a good job in the ring but I think Bourne can stay one step ahead of
Guerrero and then some. We go to commercial break.
Mike Knox is in the ring to show everyone what a fraud Finlay
is. Knox calls Finlay a joke and tells everyone that Finlay used to be one of
the toughest men in the business but now Finlay spends his time dancing around
with a leprechaun. Finlay and Hornswoggle appear and head toward the ring.
Finlay is not dressed to do battle in the ring. Finlay enters the ring with a
mic in his hand. Finlay says that it was a funny video. Finlay then insults Knox
and tells Knox that Finlay loves to have fun and he loves his family and if Knox
has a problem with Finlay and his family, to go ahead and take a shot. He then
asks if he should turn his back so Knox can jump him again. Finlay takes off his
coat and tells Knox to take his shot but if he doesn’t knock him out, Knox
will find out whether Finlay has gone soft or not. Knox backs up and exits the
Raw Rebound – John Cena & The Animal Batista defeated
Ted Dibiase & Cody Rhodes to win the WWE World Tag Team titles.
We go to commercial break.
Armando Estrada from Havana, Cuba weighing 232 lbs.
Tommy Dreamer from Yonkers, NY weighing 265 lbs.
This is Estrada’s last chance to win a WWE contract.
This may not be the opponent Estrada wanted to face. Dreamer takes
control of the match immediately but Estrada manages to get Dreamer back into
the corner. Dreamer comes back and sends Estrada out to the floor. Dreamer leans
over and pulls Estrada up on the ring apron but Estrada hangs Dreamer up on the
top rope. Dreamer sets Estrada up in the tree of woe and backs across the ring.
Colin Delaney appears at ringside with chair in hand. Dreamer climbs out and
takes the chair away from Delaney. Delaney flies over the announcer’s table.
Delaney is on the ring apron and Dreamer sends Delaney into the ring post but
the distraction gives Estrada time to catch Dreamer in a roll up and get the
three count. Time: 3 minutes.
Armando Estrada with a roll up
We go to commercial break. Estrada is backstage with Delaney.
Estrada doesn’t understand why Delaney helped him. General Manager Theodore
Long appears to tell Delaney that because of what Delaney just pulled, next week
he will face Tommy Dreamer in an Extreme Rules Match. Grisham introduces the
Smackdown Rebound where Edge attacked Mick Foley in the ring after inviting
Foley to the Cutting Edge. We go to commercial break.
Braden Walker from Ft. Wright , KY
James Curtis weighing 245 lbs. (already in the ring)
Does Curtis have a WWE contract? Walker delivered a suplex
but it looked like he was having a problem holding Curtis in the air. Both men
are using wrestling holds in this match up although Curtis doesn’t want to
follow the rules. Walker delivers a suplex and a bridge and gets the three
count. Time: 4 minutes.
Winner: Braden Walker with a bridge
John Morrison & The Miz debut in the Dirt Sheet on ECW. I
really enjoyed this segment. Miz and Morrison get beat up by Matt Hardy &
The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry. Tony Atlas is in the middle trying to
keep the peace between Hardy & Henry.