Written by: Bob Colling
Extreme Championship Wrestling presents Hardcore TV
From: Philadelphia, PA
1.) Hack Myers defeated JT Smith by count-out
2.) Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Psicosis
1.) ECW World Tag Team Champions the Pitbulls cut a promo saying they kicked the asses of Raven and Stevie Richards but they also took their babe since they have Francine with them now.
2.) Lance Wright lets us know that the tag titles will have a rematch on October 7th. Tod Gordon and Bill Alfonso will be special referees for the match. Tod Gordon promises there will be a winner and a loser in the match. Alfonso comes into the scene and threatens lawsuits. Alfonso yells and bunch and Gordon calls him a jerk before leaving the scene.
3.) Raven and Stevie Richards are sitting somewhere as Raven says they are still standing despite everything the Pitbulls gave them. Raven says they needed the help of 911, Tod Gordon and Tommy Dreamer to win the gold. Stevie Richards chimes in and pokes fun that they needed help from everyone to win the titles. Richards says they took the Super Bomb and they are still standing. Raven promises to win the tag titles for the second time on October 7th. The match will be a lumberjack match but only 911 and Big Dick Dudley will be the lumberjacks. Raven is going to power bomb the Pitbulls through a table himself.
4.) This is the period where JT Smith’s “brain damage” caused him to think he was an Italian. Pretty much a headlock and brawl type match to start. JT Smith slips when he climbs the ropes and then misses a pescado. We skip forward to Smith and Meyers brawling in the crowd. Back to the ring, Meyers backdrops Smith. More editing again cuts to Smith falling off the top rope and down through a table. Then all of a sudden, Meyers is awarded the match via DQ. (5:01 shown) Seems like a countout to me, but whatever. We only get half the match here, but I’m not really that disappointed. ¾*5.) ECW Television Champion 2 Cold Scorpio cuts a promo about being champion and saying that Taz wants the gold but he has it. (Credit: Matt Peddycord, ECW Gangstas Paradise ’95 Review)
6.) Steiner Brothers and Taz cut a promo. Scott Steiner tells Taz to forget about being hurt. Scott rips on Goldust, Johnny B. Badd and Shawn Michaels for being girly and wearing makeup. Taz owes the Steiner Brothers this victory. He promises to make Jason submit.
7.) ECW World Champion the Sandman and Woman cut a promo on Mikey Whipwreck. Sandman doesn’t think that Whipwreck is extreme enough to take the belt off of him. Woman says that Whipwreck will never become the man that she can make him.
8.) This is the ECW debut of both men. Once all the armdrags are over, Psychosis drops Rey with a powerbomb and then launches him into the air. While working over the back, Psychosis also lands a couple running dropkicks in the corner. Mysterio avoids a third one and shocks Psychosis with a SPRINGBOARD HURRACANRANA for 1-2-NO! Rey then ups his game with a cartwheel into a headscissors, and follows up with a traditional tilt-a-whirl headscissors. As they fight on the apron, Psychosis takes a monkey flip of sorts onto the top of the ringpost. Awesome. Back inside, Rey misses a corner charge and receives the GUILLOTINE LEGDROP for 1-2-NO! Another powerbomb gets two. As Mysterio rolls out, Psychosis tries a tope suicida only to crash straight into a chair. Back in the ring though, Psychosis slams Rey and delivers a corkscrew moonsault for two. Back to the floor, Rey fakes a dive causing Psychosis to jump over the rail only to be taken out by a springboard plancha. Back in the ring, Mysterio runs and catches Psychosis up top with a headscissors for the 1-2-3. (10:20) A great part one, but they will do even more cool stuff in a lucha libre 2/3 falls match very soon. **** (Credit: Matt Peddycord, ECW Gangstas Paradise ’95 Review)
9.) New Jack punches out a cameraman but we get another one where there is a confrontation between the Gangstas and Public Enemy. Joey Styles takes his cameraman to go see what is going on. Styles notices STEVE AUSTIN who is cutting a promo acting like Hogan saying that Steve Austin doesn’t have what it takes to be a superstar. His shirt says SteveaMania. He says that he isn’t going to do this shit anywhere, not even ECW. Austin leaves the scene and Styles is shocked.
Well, shit STEVE AUSTIN has finally arrived in ECW and gives the company another credible name. He is clearly pissed and that is just going to provide gold for the company. A solid episode for ECW this week, I’d say. I’d be interested in that tag rematch honestly.
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