Written by: Heelsinc
Heavyweight: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
TV: Terry Funk
Tag: Tony “Hitman” Stetson & Johnny Hotbody
Matty is in the house to open the show and he talks about the main event coming up at November to Remember. Sabu will team with Hawk to take on TV Champion Terry Funk and a partner of his choice. We go to an interview between Paul E. Dangerously and Tod Gordon. Gordon is showing Paul a list of people that will be at the Arena on the November 13th and Paul picks Hawk from the list. Gordon freaks out that he picked Hawk and turns the notepad that had the list on it and we can see that it’s a blank piece of paper. Funk says he is going to pick someone that he trusts. Sabu breaks free from his chains and jumps into the ring but is tackled to the ground before anything really happens. Funk never has a chance to tell who his partner is going to be. Matty runs down the rest of the card which is the same since last episode.
Joey Styles is in the ECW Studio he apologizes for last weeks technical difficulties and brings us to clips of last episode’s main event where Funk turned on JT Smith.
Sandman and Peaches are in the dressing room and Sandman is ready for his Heavyweight Title match with champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas. Sandman says he’s ready to take back the title. We see highlights of their last match from UltraClash. Back to Joey in the Eagle’s Nest and he brings us to a video package on the Sandman. We go back to the dressing room and Sandman is knocked out with a phone on his chest. Peaches is freaking and Tod Gordon shows up and wants to know what is going on and why Sabu is heading to the ring. Paul E. opens the dressing room door and comes out and tells Gordon that the drunk passed out and since he is still the manager of Shane Douglas he can waive any clause in his contract. Paul waives the substitution clause and can now name a new opponent and he picked Sabu.
Heavyweight Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas (w/ Sherri Martel) vs. Sabu (w/ Paul E. Dangerously), ref John Finnegan
Sherri attacks Paul E. in the ring. Shane with a slam and elbow drop on Sabu. Superplex by Shane and then he goes after Paul E. Sabu comes up behind and hits a belly to back and then a moonsault and gets the win and the title in 1.32.
Back from break and we get a replay of what just happened and then go to Paul E. in the locker room. Tod Gordon interrupts and lets Paul E. know that a stipulation has been added to the tag match and that if Sabu or Terry Funk gets pinned they lose their title. Gordon shows Paul a piece of paper with Funk’s partners name written on it. Paul E. freaks out and as Gordon is about to announce it to the camera Paul E. hits it and with get technical difficulties screen.
Bad Breed vs. Chad Austin & Todd Shaw, ref John Finnegan
Ian Rotten and Austin start off. Austin with some hiptosses and drop kicks to start and he gets a 2 count after a top rope moonsault to a standing Ian. Ian fights back and rakes the eyes. Axl Rotten gets tagged in. Axl with a spin kick. Ian tagged back in and he hits a back drop and then forces Austin to tag in Shaw. Axl comes back in and throws Shaw out of the ring. Ian drop kicks him from the apron. Axl with a drop toe hold and Ian comes in with a splash. Double underhook brainbuster by Ian and then Axl comes in with a secon rope elbow then Axl rocket launches Ian for the pin in 4.17.
I normally don’t transcribe interviews or promos but I was hoping someone could help me figure out what this means. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka is back stage and he says “This is Jimmy Snuka the “Superfly” ECW woof woof woof, what are you gonna do about it?” That’s it that was the entire promo.
Mr. Hughes is in the locker room and he cuts a promo very similar to last episodes.
A highlight package of the Public Enemy Badd Company feud airs featuring Onyx’s song Slam.
Matty is in the House and he explains the Public Enemy and Badd Company match at November to Remember is a Viewer’s Choice Match. The options are a Tag Team Cage, Double Chain, Double Bullrope, Texas Death, South Philly Hood, Hair or Losing Team Must Split Match.
Joey hypes the shoot fight coming up between Kevin Sullivan and Tommy Cairo. We go to a Sullivan interview from Florida. Sullivan says every match he has is a shoot fight.
We go to video footage of the Madusa and Sherri Martel confrontation that we got stills of last episode. Madusa challenges Sherri to a match at November to Remember. Sherri says that Madusa ran to Japan cause she was afraid of her. Also that she fucked Greg “The Hammer” Valentine first. They both start yelling back and forth.
Jason joins Joey in the Eagle’s Nest briefly and we get the same Jason video package as last episode.
My thoughts on the show…
A recommended episode this time around. Some good hype for November to Remember. The Sandman, Sabu, and Shane Douglas stuff was real good, and the Madusa/Sherri stuff was a nice way to end the show.
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