Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-06-07 (Matches taped 1994-05-13 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa)
Heavyweight: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
TV: Mikey Whipwreck
Tag: Public Enemy
Last week we learned that Cactus Jack is coming to ECW to face Sabu at the now named show on June 24th, Hostile City Showdown.
Kevin Sullivan (w/ Woman) vs. Keith Sheara ref Jim Molineaux
Sullivan throws about 79 chairs at Sheara. Woman gets in some kicks. Double stomp ends it in 2. Peaches comes to the ring with the cane but Sullivan steps in-between her and Woman and takes the can away. “Ironman” Tommy Cairo now comes down and goes after Sullivan. Sandman now comes out and gets the cane. Sandman goes after Peaches. Sullivan takes the cane from him, Cairo and Peaches leave and then we see Woman lighting Sandman’s cigarette in the aisle. This end part seemed to be edited a bit so I wonder if something happened between Sullivan and Sandman that they didn’t show.
Too Cold Scorpio has come to ECW. Scorpio hypes up ECW and says he is excited to be there and take on anyone that wants to go up against him. ECW video package to “Whoomp There It Is”. Lots of previously unseen clips in this video.
AJ Power (w/ Hunter Q Robbins III) vs. Crash ref Jim Molineaux
We are joined in progress. Power with a sledge to the back and then a clothesline. AJ cheats a bit as Robbins distracts the ref. AJ completely dominates the match for some reason. He goes up top and hits a cross body for 2. AJ goes up again and yells out power slam then dives off the top and Crash catches him with you guessed it….a powerslam. Crash picks up the win in 3.47.
Tazmaniac takes on Sandman later on tonight and first we get a little run down of what each competitor has had going on lately as well as the common link of Woman between the two.
Tazmaniac vs. Sandman (w/ Woman) ref John “Pee Wee” Moore
Woman’s involvement in this match makes me officially give up hope for Tazmaniac and Sullivan to start tagging again :(. Tazmaniac beats on Sandman and he bails to the floor. Taz goes after him and grabs a chair and nails him with it. Sandman gets front suplexed through a table! Back in the ring and it’s the Sandman with a suplex. Taz almost takes off Sandman’s head with a clothesline. Sandman with a kick low. Taz comes off the top with a clothesline for 2. Sandman rakes the eyes and is back in control. He goes up top and hits a terrible looking elbow drop. He goes up once more but Taz meets him up there and hits a super belly to belly for the win in 6.58. Pitbull hits the ring and nails Taz with a chain. These guys will go at it in a few weeks in a Dog Collar Match. Sandman joins in on the attack.
Sal Bellomo vs. Billy Firehwak ref John Finnegan
Firehawk attacks from behind but Sal hits a clothesline and splash for the win in .10.
Jason and Mr. Hughes introduce themselves and then we go to a Hughes video package to hype his match with TV Champion Mikey Whipwreck later tonight.
Cactus Jack says he thought he had done it all in wrestling and then he saw a tape of Sabu and learned there was a whole new world of wrestling out there. Jack is coming to ECW to take on Sabu on the 24th!
We go to a video package of the feud between Tag Team Champions Public Enemy and Terry Funk starting back when Terry slapped Paul E. Dangerously when Paul E made fun of his daughter. This led to Paul E hiring PE to take out Funk. PE will take on the Funk Brothers on the 24th. PE are at the Double Cross Ranch. They talk like cowboys and dance a bit while we see clips of all the destruction they have caused in ECW. They spray paint “Terry Funk’s daughter is a ho” on a barn wall and steal a Llama.
TV Champion Mikey Whipwreck vs. Mr. Hughes (w/ Jason) ref John Finnegan
Mikey nervously limps to the ring to a big “Mikey” chant that I’m fairly certain is edited in. Mikey tries to just hand the belt to Hughes but Hughes wants to beat someone up tonight. Hughes with an awesome looking sidewalk slam but he breaks the pin at 2. Hughes with a standing sidewalk slam but again he breaks the pin. Hughes sets up another sidewalk slam and the ref is yelling that he is going to DQ him if he does it again. Hughes hits a third one and the ref calls for the bell and DQs him at 2.08. What a bullshit finish. Why would he get DQed for beating up his opponent that’s the whole fucking point of wrestling. Shouldn’t Hughes have just gotten the title if the ref felt Mikey couldn’t go on anymore?
Paul E is in the locker room and he talks about how everyone in Atlanta hates him. For the past 8 months they have even more reason to hate him because he has something that they want, Sabu. Paul E wants to cost Ted Turner money by taking out Cactus Jack and ruining their tag team division. Sabu knows that he can never truly be the most suicidal, homicidal, genocidal wrestler until he takes out Jack.
My thoughts on the show
I’m going through 911 withdrawal. The opening match and shenanigans were fun and the Taz Sandman match was surprisingly good. The end to the main event really pissed me off. Another good promo from Paul E of course. Overall an enjoyable show here.
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