Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-12-27 (Matches taped 1994-12-16 at Fieldhouse in Hamburg, Pa & Holiday Hell 1994-12-17 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa)
World: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
TV: Dean Malenko
Tag: Public Enemy
Last week 911 slammed Santa and then beat the Pitbulls in a handicap match. After the match the Pitbulls and Bad Breed brawled in the locker room.
Joey Styles welcomes us to the last episode of ECW for 1994. Joey bring in Jason who says that he proposes a match with the Pitbulls and Bad Breed where the losing team must split up forever. We go to a training video of the Pitbulls where two leather clad girls try to act scary like lady vampires. The Pitbulls are standing on top of cars and yelling. How the fuck is this training? They say how they are coming after Bad Breed and whip the cars with their chains.
Joey says Steve Richards has told him Johnny Polo is now the roadie for Stone Temple Pilots
Stevie The Body vs. JT Smith ref Jim Molineaux
Smith ducks a clothesline and hits a dropkick. Stevie to the floor. Smith pulls Stevie’s jacket over his head and pounds on him. Weird cut to the fans makes me thing we have an edit. Smith on top and Richards goes to the floor dazed. Smith brings him in the hard way with a slingshot. Smith with some awful “karate” kicks. Smith goes for a german but Stevie goes low. Dropkick but Smith hangs onto the ropes. Smith drop kicks Stevie off the top rope and to the floor. Smith with a tiger bomb for 2. Smith back Richards into the corner and gives him a few shots. Smith backs up and charges right into a super kick, Stevie covers and puts his foot on the rope to make sure he gets the 3 at 5.46.
Bad Breed are on the Hardcore Phoneline. Axl Rotten says they accept the challenge and how he has been around for much longer then Pitbulls. Axl says ECW isn’t big enough for the two teams. Axl says that if they lose they will adhere to the stipulation forever. That match is now official for the 7th.
Extreme Warfare Royal Rumble
Chad Austin is in the ring and says he is leaving ECW for SMW. The locker room basically empties and everyone beats the shit out of Austin and they toss him out of the ring. Clips of Axl Rotten and the Pitbulls brawling. Cactus Jack fought with Sandman and “Ironman” Tommy Cairo. Cactus eliminated Cairo but then get attacked by Jack. Taz nailed lots of suplexes until Tag Team Champion Public Enemy got to him. Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit get rid of Tazmaniac and go after Tommy Dreamer who has been in the ring for awhile. Ron Simmons hits the ring and Benoit goes after his shoulder right away and drives it into the turnbuckle. Simmons really selling the shoulder. Malenko and Benoit charge but Simmons dumps them both winning the Rumble. After the match Malenko and Benoit continued the attack on the shoulder of Simmons. 4.15 of the match was shown.
Back to the city and PE are in Time Square to which everyone a Happy New Year. “Flyboy” Rocco Roc and Johnny Grunge say 1995 is the year they end Paul E Dangerously.
Paul E. talks about how Benoit, Malenko and PE have made three enemies that will end them. A true Dangerous Alliance. Three men that don’t like each other or care about anyone or anything. Paul E says that don’t forgive and don’t forget. Paul E is going to fail 911 and Taz and Sabu are going to take out Malenko and Benoit.
TV Champion Dean Malenko (w/ Jason) vs. Ray Odyssey ref Jim Malineaux
Nice reversal spots frustrate Malenko and send him to the floor. Ray with a slingshot dive to the floor. Back in the ring test of strength and Malenko brings it to the ground and grabs a leg lock. Odyssey comes back and works the leg himself. Malenko reverses a corner whip and Odyssey goes hard chest first into the buckle. Texas clover leaf gets the win for Malenko in 3.47.
Chris Benoit vs. “Shah” Hack Meyers ref John Finnegan
Benoit attacks during the ref’s instructions and nails Hack with a clothesline. Snap suplex by Benoit. Northern lights for 2. Benoit throws Hack onto the top rope from a suplex position. Hack reverses a corner whip and fires away on Benoit. Hack with a leg drop on the apron. Benoit ducks a line and drops Hack with a full nelson suplex. Hack holds his neck and the back of his head. The ref calls for the bell in 3.59. Hack is getting stretchered out and Dean Malenko comes and knocks him off and stomps him as Benoit calls out Sabu. Sabu and Taz come out and then Tag Team Champions Public Enemy hit the ring and attack them from behind. Locker room empties.
A dedication to Art Barr who recently passed away is shown.
My thoughts on the show
A wild finish to an otherwise underwhelming episode of TV to finish off the year.
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