Written by: Bob Colling
Extreme Championship Wrestling presents Hardcore TV
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1.) ECW Television Champion Eddie Guerrero & Taz defeated Dean Malenko & 2 Cold Scorpio
2.) Mikey Whipwreck defeated The Terrorist
3.) The Pitbulls defeated Bull Pain & Joe DeFuria
1.) Joey Styles lets us know that Taz injured his neck in the tag match that is airing on the program and will be out of action. It wouldn’t be for a significant amount time, thankfully. Speaking of the tag match, it is heavily clipped and I’m not going to review it as a result. Eddie puts Malenko away following a brain buster and a frog splash. For what was shown, it was quality action despite Taz breaking his neck and they had to adjust to that.
2.) We see footage from a few weeks ago where Stevie Richards made out with a female fan and Beulah got so upset by it that she attacked the fan. The fan would later be known as Francine, if you need a visual of who she would is/become.
3.) ECW World Tag Team Champions Stevie Richards, Raven and Beulah are standing in the ocean cutting a promo on Tommy Dreamer. Raven says it doesn’t matter what time it is at any place there is no haven for Dreamer to run to. Richards talks about FCW and watching Kevin Sullivan controlling everyone. Stevie says he had the best childhood until Luna Vachon joined the group in FCW and calls her a retard for shaving her head right down the middle. Stevie claims that Luna ruined FCW and that stable Sullivan had. She ruined his childhood. Raven says he feels Richards pain but he also feasts on his pain. Raven says his two broken fingers will not set him back. He talks about getting hit with a chair in the cage, but that isn’t the end of Raven. It only made him stronger and now he is a God. He is the most powerful force in ECW and he will prove it.
4.) Bill Alfonso confronts Mikey Whipwreck following his victory and distracted Whipwreck long enough to allow Terrorist to attack Mikey with a piledriver. 911 comes out to the ring and attacks Terrorist. He get his hands on Alfonso, but Alfonso breaks free and runs to the backstage area.
5.) Pitbulls win a squash match rather easily but the ECW World Tag Team Champions Stevie Richards and Raven come down to the ring. Well, first it is Richards who gets cornered in the corner wanting the champs. Richards decks Pitbull #1 with the tag title and gets ran over with a clothesline for doing so. Raven enters and makes the save but is met with a spinning heel kick. Vampire Warrior enters the ring and attacks the Pitbulls to give Raven a hand. Pitbulls are handcuffed to the ropes and the fans are chanting for 911. Luna Vachon enters the ring and attacks Vampire Warrior until Warrior takes her down with a suplex and Raven plants Luna with a DDT. Tommy Dreamer rolls into the ring with a trash can to make the save as the Pitbulls get shots on Raven. Dreamer tosses Raven to the floor where they brawl as the show comes to an end.
The closing segment was a solid one and the promo by Richards about Luna was pretty good and gave us a reason as to why he does hate her. Aside from that, it’s mostly a forgettable show. It does suck that Taz got seriously hurt, though.
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