October 16, 2007
Recap by Sassy
Comments by Sassy in italics.
ECW is being broadcast from the United Kingdom on the Sci-Fi
Ringside announcers: Joey Styles and Tazz
Ring announcer: Tony Chimel
We open with an announcement there will be a three on two
Handicap Match tonight. It will be
John Morrison teaming up with Big Daddy V and The Miz against CP Punk and an
Styles reminds us it is less than two weeks until Cyber
John Morrison enters the arena with a big push on his ďrock
star lookĒ, slo mo and lots of wind blowing his hair.
Styles also reminds us that at Cyber Sunday, fans can choose
CM Punkís opponent. The choices
are V, Morrison and Miz.
Morrison is now in the ring with mic in hand. Morrison does
not get a warm welcome from the UK crowd. Morrison is pushing fans to choose him
to take on Punk at Cyber Sunday. We see a video recap of Morrison vs. Punk last
week so that Morrison can show us how bad he is. Take that last comment any way
you choose. Morrison reminds us that he beat Punk last week and that Morrison is
the Tuesday Night Delight, the New Face of Extreme, and the Shaman of Sexy Ė
all to the ďYou SuckĒ chants from the crowd. The Miz appears with a mic in
order to push his character and his ďchick magnetĒ routine. Pardon me while
I throw up. Of the two, Iíd have to choose Morrison here. Miz wants the fans
to vote for him on Cyber Sunday. One on one trash talking continues in the ring.
Morrison says he is bigger than anyone in the ECW, which, of course, brings Big
Daddy V and Matt Stryker to the ring. Stryker is there to talk for V and to
convince everyone to vote for V against Punk at Cyber Sunday. V has more tattoos
every time I see him Ė talk about being addicted to ink!
CM Punk enters the arena and the fans go wild. He walks to
the ring with mic in hand. Punk says that every last vote counts, even Punkís
vote. Punk says that V crushed his ribs, Morrison capitalized on the injury and
beat Punk last week and then tells Miz that nobody likes him.
Unfortunately for Miz, that is true. Punk tells everyone he has a match
tonight against the three men in the ring and that Armando Estrada, the ECW
General Manager, said that Punkís partner could be anyone of Punkís
choosing, however, his partner did not have to be from ECW. Punk then introduces
his tag team partner Ė long pause Ė and Kane enters the arena. Punk waits
until Kane nears him on the ramp before heading to the ring.
We have a referee in the ring.
Back from commercial break, the bell rings and itís the
Handicap Tag Team Match
CM Punk & Kane
Big Daddy V., John Morrison & The Miz
Audience favorites: CM Punk & Kane
My favorites: CM Punk & Kane
Winners: CM Punk and Kane Ė Kane choke slams and pins Miz
for the three count.
Itís good to see Kane getting some in ring action here even
if it is in ECW. Punk is always good in the ring, taped ribs or not, and with
the exception of V, Punk should be able to hold onto that title belt at Cyber
Sunday without breaking a sweat. Kane impresses me as well no matter what
opponent he is working against. In this case, Morrison and Miz donít have a
chance against the Big Red Machine. Miz has never impressed me in or out of the
ring. Morrison is good but Punk is better. There is no doubt in my mind that
Punk could be extreme if he were allowed to do so. If I decide to vote Ė and
Iím not certain that I will Ė the best opponent of these three for CM Punk
would be Morrison. But I donít want WWE to hand the title back to Morrison.
Commercial break during the match Ė of course.
Back from commercial break.
Not a bad opening match. A lot of in ring action. Punk and
Kane worked well together and Miz got pinned.
The ringside announcers remind us again about the Cyber
Sunday fan voting and they name off the main matches.
We see the instant replay highlights of the match we just
Back from commercial break, we see a video of one of the pubs
in the UK and we are shown a recap of the first match of the night Ė and so
far itís the only match of the night.
Miz and Morrison are backstage arguing about who the biggest
loser is and Morrison wants a match against Miz in order to prove who should be
the fanís choice for the match against CM Punk. Miz says he just got choked
slam by Kane and he isnít going to be in another match and then he sends
Morrison to the floor with a sucker punch. After Morrison is on the floor, Miz
agrees to the match.
We again are shown the recap from last week that contains the
ongoing feud between Miz and Balls Mahoney and Mahoneyís attempt to date Kelly
Kelly. As I said last week, in a fair fight, the teddy bear could have beat Miz.
Balls Mahoney is backstage complaining about Mizís
interference with Mahoneyís attempt to date Kelly Kelly. Kelly appears to ask
Mahoney to go out with her and they leave the area together after Mahoney gives
her a big hug.
Armando Estrada and Vicky Guerrero are both backstage in
order to make deals regarding bringing Smackdown stars to ECW and sending ECW
stars to Smackdown. Jess and Festus appear in order to compete on ECW. Estrada
tells them they have a match up next.
Diva search update promo before we go to
Back from commercial break, we get a promo of next Monday
Nunzio & Elijah Burke, combined weight of 406 lbs.
Jesse & Festus, combined weight of 505 lbs.
Audience favorites: Iím not sure
My favorites: Iím not sure
Winners: Jesse & Festus after Jesse pins Nunzio
Nunzio is a talented guy but no matter which WWE show he
lands on, he never gets a chance to strut his stuff. Heís not a large wrestler, but he can wrestle yet he keeps
being the beat down guy to put over everyone else.
Iím a Burke fan in the ring, too.
Heís good and Iím surprised he wasnít one of the choices against
Punk at Cyber Sunday. Jesse and Festus havenít been around long enough for me
to be able to judge them, but they seem to do a good job in the ring.
We see a recap of the first match of the evening and then a
reminder that it will be Morrison vs. Miz next and then a Cyber Sunday promo.
Back from commercial break, we see a recap of Monday Night
Raw and the poor guy getting beat up by Umaga.
As far as Iím concerned, seeing the three matches with Umaga on Monday
night once was one time too many. This was actually just a big push for the
Cyber Sunday match Umaga versus Triple H.
Tazz has his laptop and shows everyone how easy it is for
fans to cast their votes.
The Miz, weighing 231 lbs., from Cleveland, OH
John Morrison, weighing 220 lbs, from Los Angeles, CA
Audience favorite: Iím not sure
My favorite: If I have to pick, itís John Morrison
Winner: We donít know because V interrupted the match.
Chants of CM Punk are heard throughout this match. After this
match, I am still of the opinion that Morrison is much better than Miz. My
problem with Morrison is the Morrison persona itself and the fact that Morrison
was suspended for being on the Signature Pharmacy client list. V and Stryker
interrupt the match, which means no one gets to win. V slams Miz, then Morrison
in order to promote himself for Cyber Sunday.