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WWE ECW 2/16/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open, video showing highlights of past ECW moments (original and WWECW), ECW open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Josh Matthews and Byron Saxton are our hosts for the final episode of ECW.  Tonight, they’ll reveal the cast of NXT.

Savannah is our ring announcer.

Unified WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Big Show & WWE United States Champion The Miz (c) vs. Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu.  Show Miz’s mixed theme is awful.  Goldust and Miz go at it to start.  Tag to Yoshi.  Nice double teaming from YoshiDust gets a 2 count.  Yoshi is wearing awesome tights tonight that put me in mind of Jake Roberts.  Goldust tags in and hits the butt butt on Miz for 2.  Show tags in, but Goldust didn’t see it and gets the back of head smashed in by a headbutt.  Commercials!  Miz has Goldust in a rest hold.  Yoshi and Show tag in.  Yoshi throws some kicks, then gets mauled by Big Show.  Byron Saxton says “Size doesn’t do the Big Show’s size justice.”  Yeah, he said that.  Bad guys get heat on Yoshi.  Yoshi makes a small comeback on Miz.  Hot tag to Goldust.  He runs wild on Miz.  Snap powerslam gets 1 as Show distracts.  Yoshi tries to cut him off, but gets tossed out of the ring.  Show punches Goldust on the ribs and Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin in 9:35.  Fine little match.  Miz is carrying a lot of hardware these days.

First NXT cast members: Chris Jericho mentors Wade Barrett and Matt Hardy mentoring Justin Gabriel (FCW’s Justin Angel).

ECW GM Tiffany starts to talk, but Zack Ryder and Rosa Mendez interrupt.  Ryder is mad that he’s not the main event.  Rosa yells at her in Mexican (I jest, I jest).  Ryder says it’s Extreme Rules, so he can interfere if he wants to.  Commercials!

NXT commercial.

NXT cast: MVP mentors Skip Sheffield.

Tony Atlas introduces Abraham Washington.  The Abraham Washington Show is in the ring tonight instead of on the stage.  He talks about how he’s about to be a free agent.  He pimps NXT, then introduces  his guest… himself.  Shelton Benjamin comes out.  He talks for a minute.  Vane Archer comes out and tells Shelton that he better hope they don’t end up on the same show.  Trent Barreta and Caylen Croft come out, then Vladimir Kozlov.  I don’t even know what the fuck he said.  Kozlov beats up Archer, Croft, and Barreta.  Kozlov and Benjamin shake hands and hug.  Odd segment.

NXT cast: Carlito mentoring Michael Tarver.

The main event is NEXT!  Not to be confused with NXT.

NXT cast: The Miz mentors Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson w/ new awful WWE name).

Elimination Chamber hype video.

NXT cast: Christian mentoring Heath Slater.

Christian comes out for the main event.  He cuts a promo about how he returned to ECW last year and it became home to him.  He puts over the guys he’s worked with and mentored, and says tonight he’s fighting for the ECW Originals.  He says he’ll always be proud of being the last ECW Champion.  The main event is NEXT!  For real this time!

NXT debuts next Tuesday!

NXT cast: CM Punk mentors Darren Young.

Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship: Christian (c) vs. Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal).  Zeke shoves Christian across the ring to start.  Christian ducks some blows, slaps Zeke, then sends him out of the ring.  Zeke pulls Christian out of the ring, clobbers him, throws him in the ring, and throws in some plunder.  Christian hits Zeke (on the apron) with a Singapore cane to knock him off.  Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendez) runs in and attacks Christian.  Christian kicks his ass, flapjacks him onto a trash can, and throws him out of the ring.  Rosa slaps Christian.  Tiffany runs in and kicks Rosa’s ass and yells at Rosa and Ryder to leave.  Commercials.  Zeke beats up Christian.  Christian takes a bump off the top rope and into the guardrail.  Christian avoids a trash can blow and hits a missile dropkick off the steps to kick the trash can into Zeke’s face.  Zeke sends Christian into the steps.  Zeke tries to ram a shopping cart into Christian, but Christian avoids it.  Zeke sends Christian into the shopping cart.  Literally.  Back into the ring, Zeke covers for 2.  Christian avoids a charging trash can lid in the corner, hits his kick, and follows with a diving cross body for 2.  Zeke crashes a trash can into Christian for 2.  Zeke and Regal get a table and hold it up so Christian can baseball slide dropkick it into their faces.  They fight over the table back inside.  Zeke puts Christian on the top rope and sets up the table.  He goes for a superplex, but Christian fights him off and goes for the tornado DDT.  Zeke avoids it.  Christian hits Zeke with a Singapore cane, then chases Regal away with the can.  Christian wails on Zeke with the cane, hits the diving European uppercut, and sets up the Killswitch.  Regal attacks Christian.  Christian avoids the knee trembler and hits the Killswitch on Regal.  Zeke hits the uranage (which Saxton calls the Book of Ezekiel, as I suggested last week) through the table for the pin in 11:25.  That belt actually looks good on Zeke.  Fun match, with as close to an ECW feel as you’re going to get in the homogenized land of WWE.

NXT cast: R-Truth mentors David Otunga.

NXT plug.

I’m going to miss WWEECW.  It’s been a pretty consistently good show for a long time.

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WWE ECW 2/9/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open.  Tiffany addresses the entire ECW roster.  ECW is about to end and they’ll all be free agents.  Tiffany is ready to party.  Zack Ryder has questions about his future, but fuck that, Tiffany wants to wear beads and drink red fruity drinks.  Woo Woo Woo, you know it!

ECW open, pyro and ballyhoo, Josh Matthews and Byron Saxton are our hosts.  Tonight, Shelton Benjamin takes on Vance Archer in a No DQ Match!

Savannah introduces the first match, where the winners will get a tag title shot next week on the final ECW!

Unified WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match: Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu vs. Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft.  Goldust and Barreta start.  Tatsu tags in and drops Barreta with a chop for 2.  Barreta schoolboys Yoshi for 2.  Yoshi gets beat up a bit, then tags in Goldust, who runs wild.  Croft tags in behind Goldust’s back and gets the advantage.  Commercials.  Bad guys get heat on Goldust.  Goldust finally backdrops Barreta and goes to make the hot tag… right after Barreta knocked Yoshi off the apron.  Goldust rallies and powerslams Barreta, then makes the hot tag.  Croft tags in as well.  Yoshi runs wild.  Kick to the middle gets 2.  Yoshi hits the spin kick off the top.  Barreta breaks the cover.  Goldust takes out Barreta.  Yoshi kicks Croft of the head for the pin in 12:05.  Fun formula tag match.

Ted Dibiase Hall of Fame video from Raw plays.  Commercials.

WWE.com plug.

Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) vs. Perry Wallace.  Zeke makes quick work of the erstwhile Luke Hawx.  Uranage gets the pin in 1:12.

Regal cuts a promo.  He wants another title shot for Zeke.  Zeke speaks as well, quoting the Book of Ezekiel.  Hey, he should use that name for his finish.

Benjamin vs. Archer TONIGHT!  Commercials!

Raw Rebound.

Matthews and Saxton hype the Elimination Chamber card.

Backstage, Christian accepts Ezekiel Jackson’s challenge for the ECW Championship next week, with the added provision that it’s an Extreme Rules Match!

Shelton Benjamin comes out and cuts a promo.  He says he wasn’t happy when he first came to ECW, but he came around.  He then talks about his opponent tonight, Vance Archer.  Commercials!

Two big championship matches next week on the final episode of ECW!

No DQ, No Count-Outs Match: Shelton Benjamin vs. Vance Archer.  They lock up and go at it.  Benjamin gets the better of it and Archer bails to regroup.  They go at it some more.  Shelton with a schoolboy into a half crab.  Archer escapes, goes up top, and gets kicked to the floor by Benjamin.  Commercials!  Archer grabs a Singapore cane from under the ring.  Benjamin blocks the shot with a steel chair, hits Archer in the middle, then winds up for a big shot.  Archer moves and Shelton bails the steps.  Archer drops Shelton across the barricade and nails him with a big boot, then hammers him with punches.  Back inside, Archer continues to beat up Benjamin.  The referee stops the match so the ringside medic can close a little cut on Benjamin’s head.  Okay, this “NO BLOOD” policy is fucking ridiculous.  After that stupidity, Shelton gets his second win and goes for a monkey flip out of the corner, but Archer drives him down to the mat for a 2 count.  Archer exposes the top turnbuckle and drives Shelton into it.  Match drags on.  Shelton rallies and lands a big kick for 2.  Archer avoids the Stinger Splash, but Shelton hits a blockbuster.  Shelton hits the Paydirt for the pin in 14:02.  If you didn’t see this match, you didn’t miss anything.

Not as good a show as ECW has been recently.  Next week’s final show should be awesome, though.

WWE ECW 2/2/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open, ECW open.  Josh Matthews and Byron Saxton are our hosts, from Memphis, Tennessee!  Tonight, Mr. McMahon will be in the house!

Savannah introduces Tony Atlas, who introduces Abraham Washington.  Washington babbles for a while, then introduces his guest: the ECW Champion, Christian!  Christian is the longest reigning current champion in WWE.  Zack Ryder and Rosa Mendez interrupt.  Ryder says the real news this week is The Hurricane’s recent arrest.  Ryder says this proves he’s the heart and soul superhero of ECW.  Christian says Ryder is jealous of Hurricane.  They banter back and forth.  Abraham ends the show before they can fight.

Matthews and Saxton talk.  Tonight, Mr. McMahon addresses the future of ECW!  Commercials!

WWE.com plug.

Shot of the FedExForum.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Vance Archer.  They show Archer attacking Benjamin from behind last week.  Shelton kicks Archer’s ass, because he’s pissed.  Archer bails.  Benjamin takes him out with a dive.  Back inside, Archer takes control briefly until Shelton hits a move, then sends him out of the ring.  Benjamin goes for another dive, but Archer moves and sends him into the barricade.  Commercials.  Archer has Benjamin in an arm hold, having taken over during the break.  Archer keeps the pressure on.  Shelton avoids Archer in the corner and chop blocks his leg.  Shelton Stinger Splashes into Archer’s elbow.  Archer goes for a suplex or something, but Shelton counters it into a neckbreaker for 2.  Archer tries to pin Shelton by holding the ropes, but gets caught, then seconds later, gets the pin with his feet on the ropes in 9:45.

Raw Rebound.  This Friday on Smackdown, exclusive footage of what happened after Raw went off the air!

Tonight, Christian takes on Zack Ryder!

Yoshi Tatsu (w/ Goldust) vs. Trent Barreta (w/ Caylen Croft).  They lock up, then have an awesome fast paced exchange.  Yoshi works a hammerlock.  Barreta sends Yoshi out of the ring.  Yoshi comes back and throws a big kick that Barreta ducks.  Barreta takes over.  Tatsu hits a big back body drop and throws some kicks.  Double knees in the corner, then a snapmare and a kick to the middle for 2.  Yoshi goes up top, but Barreta meets him and goes for a superplex.  Yoshi fights him off, but Barreta springs back up and hits a Frankensteiner for 2.  Barreta argues with the referee, then Yoshi kicks him in the head for the pin in 3:58.  Yoshi and Goldust celebrate.

Mr. McMahon’s announcement is NEXT!

Royal Rumble highlights.

Savannah introduces Mr. McMahon.  Vince announces that ECW will be going off the air in 3 weeks, to be replaced by “the next evolution of WWE… [and] television history.”

Gregory Helms is in the ring.  He introduces Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal).  He tries to interview Zeke, but they kick his ass instead.  Christian makes the save with a Singapore cane.  Commercials.

Non-Title: ECW Champion Christian vs. Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendez).  They wrestle.  Christian hits a baseball slide dropkick to the outside on Ryder.  Back inside, Christian goes to the middle rope.  Rosa distracts him, allowing Ryder to grab his legs and do the old bottom rope decapitator spot.  Ryder hits the Rough Ryder for 2.  Christian goes up top again.  Ryder tries a superplex, but Christian pushes him away and hits a cross body for 2.  Christian hits a flapjack and his standing on the guy on the bottom rope bit.  Slide out of the ring, palm strike, missile dropkick gets 2 for Christian.  Christian goes for the springboard sunset flip, but Ryder sits on it for 2.  Christian hits his kick through the ropes and a diving elbow smash, then hits the Killswitch.  Ezekiel Jackson attacks Christian to cause the DQ in 5:25.  Zeke and Regal beat down Christian.  Zeke stands over a fallen Christian to close the show.