ECW Hardcore TV 3/15/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

Extreme Championship Wrestling presents Hardcore TV
From: Scranton, PA

1.) Chris Candido defeated Louie Spicolli

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Joey Styles brings out the Blue World Order for an interview segment. Stevie Richards makes out with a groupie before getting in the ring. He says the BWO has a major announcement and that announcement is that he is putting his name in the hat for a shot at the ECW World Championship! ECW World Champion Raven comes out after Blue Meanie sided with Richards. Raven ends up hitting both Meanie and Nova with a DDT. Richards is ready to fight with Raven but Raven doesn’t entertain the idea and backs away saying this hasn’t even started yet.

2.) Little Guido was taking notes during a match between Tommy Rich and Chris Chetti. Guido got involved to give Rich the victory.

3.) Clips of Lance Storm beating Axl Rotten is shown. It leads to a brawl segment involving teh Gangstas, Eliminators and Dudley Boys. Axl gets hit with the Total Elimination.

4.) Footage from a house show in Trenton, NJ is shown. At the event, Taz put Spike on table on the floor and claimed him as his kill. Taz was going to put Spike through the table but Sabu ran in and hit a dive through the table instead! They have to be pulled apart as their pay per view match gets even closer.

5.) Joel Gertner and the Dudley Boys are in the ghetto where Gertner has a $100 bill taped to his head but nobody will try him because the Dudley Boys took out the Gangstas. Bubba says they have bigger things to focus on and that’s the ECW World Tag Team Championships.

6.) The Eliminators chime in saying that Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff both discredit their home, the ECW Arena. Nobody comes to their home and take what is theres. One thing will be waiting for their challengers and that’s Total Elimination.

7.) Francine claims that Gary Wolfe only knows the words I Quit.

8.) Pitbull #1 says the chase is over and they’ve slapped the pitbull in the face for the last time.

9.) Brian Lee grew up idolizing Terry Funk but it will be a pleasure ending Funk’s career because someone showed him the money.

10.) Tommy Dreamer says Funk is a hardcore legend and it’s an honor to stand in his corner

11.) After the Candido/Spicolli match the Triple Threat enters the ring and Louie is chokeslammed. The Pitbulls run in and Pitbull #2 no sells chokeslams. Pitbull #1 put a full nelson on Shane Douglas and had to be pulled off by officials to end the show.

Final Thoughts:
A decent episode as I like the idea of Stevie Richards being involved in the ECW World Championship scene. I think that division needs a fresh body in there. The I Quit match between Douglas and Pitbull is probably the best stipulation for them at this point. Though, it should probably be saved for the pay per view.

Thanks for reading.

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