Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-09-27 (Matches taped 1994-08-28 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa)
World: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Tag: Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck
Tommy Dreamer is in the locker room and he talks about his I Quit Match coming up against Sandman this Saturday. Dreamer says he is going to make the fans feel horror over the things he is going to do to Sandman.
Opening video. Thunder Kiss 65 debuts as the theme song. Because they are EXTREME now.
Sandman (w/ Woman) vs. Hack Meyers ref Jim Molineaux
Back and forth Woman gets on the apron so Hack grabs her. Sandman attacks from behind but Hack unloads on Sandman. Woman leaves the cane near Sandman and distracts the ref as Hack celebrates. Sandman nails Hack with the cane and gets the win in 3.13. After the match with go to the highlight package from Dreamer’s 10 lashes with the cane.
2 Cold Scorpio tells World Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas that he’s going to take him to the extreme and put his shoulders down for a 3 count. Highlight video of Scorpio airs.
We go back to see clips of TV Champion Jason’s title defenses from the past two weeks.
TV Champion Jason (w/ Dean Malenko) vs. Dino Sendoff ref John “Pee Wee” Moore
One would think the refs would get a clue after two weeks of this. Malenko attacks the neck this time and Jason gets the win in .24 after a knee drop. Malenko attacks after the match and Tazmaniac comes out. Malenko gets an arm bar on but Taz escapes and locks on one of his own. The jobber locker room empties out to break them apart. Taz starts hitting suplexes to get rid of all the jobbers as Malenko and Jason leave.
World Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas highlight video airs to “Simply the Best”. Douglas takes on 2 Cold Scorpio this Saturday at the ECW Arena. Also this Saturday Public Enemy attempts to regain the Tag Team Titles from Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck, Sandman takes on Tommy Dreamer in an I Quit Match and Sabu goes up against Chris Benoit.
Public Enemy have some prerecorded comments. “Flyboy” Rocco Roc talks about how he hasn’t been right in the head since they lost the titles. Johnny Grunge says that Saturday they are taking the belts back.
Public Enemy vs. Chris Kanyon & Don E Allen ref John “Pee Wee” Moore
We are joined in progress and Johnny Grunge is ripping at the face of Allen. He throws him into the corner and allows him to tag. Kanyon comes in and he gets beat on. Suplex by Grunge as Roc comes off the top with a cross body at the same time. Kanyon gets thrown to the floor and Roc nails him with a chair. Grunge with a DDT on Allen. Roc stacks up two tables on the outside and they put Allen on the top one. Roc goes to the top buckle and hits the drive by through both tables! In the ring Grunge with the reverse DDT and Roc hits the drive by on Kanyon and PE pick up the win in 3.36. PE stand in the ring calling to the back for the champions. Cactus Jack has to drag Mikey Whipwreck down the aisle. Cactus on the mic and he pumps up Mikey and then they hit the ring. The two teams brawl into the crowd.
Chris Benoit vs. Osamu Nishimura ref John Finnegan
They interlock fingers and go back and forth a bit with some arm work. Benoit misses a cross body from the top. Nishimura on the attack hits a bulldog and missile dropkick for 2. Power bomb gets another 2 count. Nishismura goes for a german but Benoit with a switch. Nishismura goes for a back elbow but Benoit ducks and hits a northern lights with a bridge for the 1, 2 and 3 in 2.49.
Paul E Dangerously hypes Sabu’s upcoming matches against Cactus Jack this Friday and Chris Benoit on Saturday. Paul says that even if Sabu doesn’t make it out alive it will be his finest weekend in professional wrestling.
Tag Team Champs Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck are backstage. Cactus talks to Mikey and talks about how neither of them are great but the PE are great. Cactus says they could be disenboweled and asks Mikey what he’s going to do. Mikey says run and goes to do so but Cactus grabs onto him.
Sandman says ECW is politically incorrect and proud of it.
My thoughts on the show
Everything from the end of the TV Title Match on down was good. Only four matches announced for the Arena show coming up makes that show feel like a throw away. This show however is worth watching.