Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-07-19 (Matches taped 1994-07-15 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa)
Heavyweight: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
TV: Mikey Whipwreck
Tag: Public Enemy
This episode has audio of a basketball game on it in the beginning. You can still hear the ECW audio though.
Things open up with highlights of the Tommy Dreamer and Heavyweight Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas feud. VERY brief clips of their match from July 8th at the Farmers Market in Montgomeryville, Pa are shown.
TV Champion Mikey Whipwreck vs. Sandman (w/ Woman) ref John Finnegan
Sandman muscles Mikey back into the corner and chops the shit out of him. Sandman throws Mikey to the floor. Mikey gets up and bumps into Woman. Woman pushes him and Mikey makes like he’s going to nail her. Sandman goes out and beats on Mikey. Back in the ring Woman comes in and canes Mikey getting Sandman DQed in 3.39. A bunch of guys come out to break it up including “Ironman” Tommy Cairo and they all get caned to death. Tommy Dreamer hits the ring and gets the upper hand. Woman tries to cane Dreamer but misses and hits Sandman. Dreamer goes after Woman and kiss her instead of punching her. Sandman gets up and canes Dreamer about 57 times. Woman lights a cigarette and and says “Wow” into the camera. Sandman gets on the mic and yells that you don’t lay your hands on Woman.
We come back from commercial and see a reply of so much of what just happened. Woman tells Sandman not to be to mad at Dreamer cause the kiss wasn’t to bad. Sandman is pissed because now he has to satisfy Woman tonight. Not sure why you would get pissed about that.
Terry Funk (w/ Dory Funk) vs. Kyle Sheara ref Jim Molineaux
Sheara with a nice showing early on taking it to Funk. Funk though fights back and brings it to the floor and nails Sheara with a chair. Back in the ring Funk locks in a spinning toe hold and gets the win in 4.11.
Cactus Jack says that Sabu made a big mistake because he has forced Jack to get into shape. Jack wants another fix of Sabu as he is high on the pain. Both ECW and WCW have told him no but he doesn’t care. Cactus tells Paul E Dangerously to get Sabu to agree to the match.
Tag Team Champions Public Enemy talk about all the teams they have beaten since coming to ECW 8 months ago. We get a bunch of finishes from PE beating a bunch of teams with the song “Slam” by Onyx playing.
Shane Douglas says Tommy Dreamer doesn’t even belong in the same sport as him. Douglas wants Dreamer to show him the respect he deserves and to make it to the ring if he can after the beating he took from Sandman
Heavyweight Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas (w/ Mr. Hughes) vs. Tommy Dreamer ref John Finnegan
Douglas on the mic and he wonders if Dreamer will make it to the ring for the match. Douglas says no one will come to Philly to face him. Not Hogan nor Flair. Douglas wants someone to come to the right to face him. The ref says that Dreamer as 10 seconds to come to the ring or he will be counted out. Dreamer comes down but ref Jim Molineaux attempts to stop him. Dreamer into the ring and Douglas goes right after him. Dreamer comes back with a belly to back but is too hurt from his beat down earlier to cover. Double clothesline and both guys are down. They go to the floor and Dreamer nails Douglas with a chair a few times. Hughes helps Douglas out and nails Dreamer with the chair now. Back in the ring and it’s all Douglas. Douglas nails a piledriver but doesn’t go for a cover. Douglas beats on Dreamer and the ref calls for the bell in 7.52 awarding the match to Douglas. Douglas and Hughes continue the beat down after the match.
My thoughts on the show
I always enjoy when they run a story through the whole show. Dreamer gets the beat down to start and it brings us all the way through the end. I’m guessing we are moving to a Dreamer Sandman feud.
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