Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-08-02 (Matches taped 1994-07-15 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa & 1994-07-22 at Farmer’s Market in Montgomeryville, Pa)
Heavyweight: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
TV: Mikey Whipwreck
Tag: Public Enemy
Mr. Hughes talks about running through everyone he has faced since coming to ECW. We see clips of Hughes’ time in ECW so far. Including the finish to his match against Johnny Gunn at November to Remember 93 which until now had been unseen. He ends it by talking about 911 and how he laid his hands on Heavyweight Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas and Angel. Angel comes out and tells Paul E Dangerously to stay out of her way. This went on for over 12 minutes. It wasn’t horrible though.
Bad Breed are hitting the ring but we cut to a special bulletin and Joey Styles is telling us that Terry Funk will take on Cactus Jack on August 13th.
Bad Breed vs. Dino Sendoff & Joel Hartgood ref Jim Molineaux
Ian Rotten hits a double arm DDT on Hartgood followed by the doomsday device. .23 seconds was shown. I can’t confirm that Sendoff was the partner in the match as he is never shown on screen.
Added to the Arena show on the 13th is “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka and Tazmaniac taking on the Pitbulls as well as Hack Meyers going up against Rockin’ Rebel. The show has been officially given the name Hardcore Heaven. We get a Cactus Jack Terry Funk hype video.
TV Champion Mikey Whipwreck vs. Steven Richards ref Jim Molineaux (1994-07-22)
Richards takes over on Mikey and gets a 2 after a leg drop. Suplex for 2 but Richards gets up from the cover. Mikey comes back with a flying clothesline but then Richards ducks a back elbow and hits a super kick as Mikey turns around. Mikey tossed to floor and beat on. Richards with a power bomb back in the ring but he doesn’t go for a cover. Mikey gets sent into a few corners. Mikey gets his feet up on the last one and then goes up top and lands a cross body. Jason is late on a run in and the ref has to stop counting so Jason can get in the ring and cause a DQ in 5.33.
Jason is in the locker room and he talks about what happened with Snuka, Tazmaniac and the Pitbulls last week.
Pitbulls (w/ Jason) vs. Phi Delta Slam ref John Finnegan
Pitbull 1 and Bluto start off. Bluto with some arm drags to control the early parts off the match. PDS make a few takes back and forth. The Pitbulls eventually take over on Dday. Bluto gets a small package on Pitbull 2 for what would have been a 3 count but the ref is distracted. Bluto goes for a crucifix but Pitbull 2 hangs on and drops back with a crushing samoan drop. The Pitbulls debut the super bomb next for the win in 8.30.
Back to Jason and he says tonight he has a match and he will show everyone what he’s going to do to Mikey on the 13th.
Jason (w/ Chad Austin, Rockin Rebel & The Pitbulls) vs. Keith Sheara ref John Finnegan
As the ref checks Jason for weapons his boys beat on Sheara. Sheara is out and Jason covers for the win in .37.
Paul E Dangerously is in locker room and he hypes the Sabu 2 Cold Scorpio and 911 Mr. Hughes matches. Paul E rips into Angel and calls her a street walker.
My thoughts on the show
That Pitbulls match went on for WAY to long. Richards and Mikey had a decent match. Overall nothing on here is necessary viewing.
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