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This is the first ECW since
ECW Matches at Unforgiven:
CM Punk vs. Elijah Burke
Joey Styles and Tazz
Ring announcer: Justin
ECW is being broadcast
from Atlanta, Georgia.
We hear Elijah Burkeís
music and Burke enters the ring. Burke says he is there to congratulate Punk on
his victory at Unforgiven but the next time Burke faces Punk for the title,
Burke will win.
We hear Kevin Thornís
music and Thorn enters the ring. Thorn tells Burke he had his chance at the
title and blew it so it is time for Burke to step aside and let someone who
deserves it, like Thorn, have a shot. Burke and Thorn get in each otherís
We hear Tommy Dreamerís
music and Dreamer enters the ring with Burke and Thorn. Dreamer tells Burke and
Thorn that he has done something that neither of them has ever done in their
career and that is win the ECW Championship. Dreamer tells them that he is an
ECW original and he knows more about what it takes to win than either of them.
We hear Stevie Richardsí
music. Richards enters the ring. Dreamer tells Richards he should know what the
ECW Championship means to Dreamer and Richards says he is the only person who
did not get pinned last week and if anybody deserves a chance at the title it is
We then hear the music of
Armondo Estrada, ECW General Manager, and Estrada comes to the arena. Estrada
tells them that none of them are qualified to be the number one contender yet.
They will all get a chance to work their way through the elimination
chase to a title match at No Mercy. It will begin with a fatal four-way match
among the four of them. Three men will continue and one man will be eliminated
from competition tonight. Estrada calls for a referee and the fatal four-way
Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards
Stevie Richards, well, okay, Tommy Dreamer too. I just have this
"thing" for Stevie Richards lately.
Commercial break during
The three wrestlers who
will continue to battle for the title shot: Tommy Dreamer, Kevin Thorn and
Elijah Burke. Stevie Richards was
Kevin Thorn and/or
Elijah Burke wins the match by pin fall. Thorn actually was the one on top
of the heap, Burke pinned Richards and since Richards was on the bottom of the
heap, he is eliminated. The announcement named Burke as the winner.
In all honesty, any one
of these four men deserve a shot at the title. Burke just had a title shot and it would be fair if one of
the other three got the next chance. Thorn has the most power, Richards is the
most agile, and Dreamer is the toughest and can take the hardest hits. Burke is
good and he does make CM Punk work to keep his title belt. Iím disappointed Richards got eliminated. The fans were on
their feet during parts of this match. It
was a good job by all four men in the ring. I donít like the fact that we
have commercial breaks during the best matches.
Back from commercial break,
we see The Raw Rebound film clip of the John Cena Ė Randy Orton feud. Here
we go again. ECW spends all of its promotion time stuck with promoting Raw
We are backstage with CM
Punk and Elijah Burke. Burke has a WWE magazine with Punk on the cover. Burke
wants Punk to autograph the magazine because it will be worth a lot of money
after Burke beats Punk for the championship. Punk tells Burke good luck and
Burke says Punk said last week luck is for losers. Punk says he knows what he said and goes on his way, leaving
Burke looking a little bit confused.
The Miz enters the arena accompanied by Extreme Expose and the Teddy Bear. We have an Extreme Expose number courtesy of The Miz. They all stay for the next match.
I'm not certain what
the point of this Extreme Expose is supposed to be except to show a lot of skin
and prove the girls could work at your local strip club. This is only an hour
show and taking time away from the wrestling talent seems like a big waste.
Mahoney, weighing 310 lbs., from Nutley, NJ
Knox, weighing 260 lbs., from Phoenix, AZ
Winner: Balls Mahoney with
a spine buster and a three count.
Balls gets the mic and
calls for Kelly. He asks her to go
out with him. She doesnít say no, so Balls takes it as a yes as Miz leads her
out of the arena.
Knox is a powerhouse but
Mahoney is a bit stronger. Not a
bad match but the first match of the night would have been difficult for anyone
Back from commercial break,
we see film clips from Unforgiven: Cena and Orton, Undertaker and Mark Henry.
There are encore presentations of Unforgiven all week long.
We see a film clip of the
feud leading up to tonightís main event, a match between Big Daddy V and
Commercial break. Again.
Back from commercial break:
V., weighing 487 lbs., from Harlem, NY
to the ring by Matt Striker
weighing 265 lbs., from The Bottomless Pit
Iím not sure
My favorite: Iím not sure
My favorite: Iím not sure
Winner: Big Daddy V with
a pin and a three count.
The first thing you
think when these men get in the ring is will the ring hold? Thatís a lot of weight to throw around inside a squared
circle. Big Daddy V is a big man, but Boogeyman is a well-built wrestler and
heís quick. Of course, I donít care how big you are, when someone like V
stands on you, it has to hurt. I'm not liking Big Daddy V's character. I
hope he pulls it off. On the other hand, I absolutely hate the Boogeyman's
worm thing and would like to see more emphasis put on Boogeyman as a wrestler
and less on a gross character.
ECW has put on two good
matches with the first match being more along the lines of great.
It would be nice if Raw and Smackdown would follow suit.
It is much more entertaining when the
show is centered around talented
wrestlers instead of goofy story lines.