ECW Hardcore TV 10/25/1994
Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-10-25 (Matches taped 1994-09-30 at Fieldhouse in Hamburg, Pa)
World: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Tag: Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck
World Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas shit talks Ric Flair.
Joey Styles tells us we will learn what the main event of November to Remember is tonight.
Borne Again tells Scorpio to calm down and learn to control his temper. Borne says he is sorry for getting out of hand but he was feeling anxiety.
Hack Meyers vs. 2 Cold Scorpio ref Jim Molineaux
Hack able to get in way more offense then expected. Joey suggests Scorpio is off his game as Borne has gotten into his head. Scorpio come back and hits a dive out of the ring. Scorpio comes off the top with a splash but only gets 2. Hack drop a leg on the apron. Hack goes for his finisher but Scorpio pulls him off the top. Scorpio with a tombstone and 450 for the victory in 4.47.
Tommy Dreamer against “Ironman” Tommy Cairo has been added to November to Remember at the Arena on the 5th.
Public Enemy tell Tag Team Champions Mikey Whipwreck and Cactus Jack they are going to be sorry that they show up for the match on the 5th. Grunge tells Jack and Mikey to shine up the belts and take some pictures with them because they are returning to PE.
We get fan comments on the Sandman’s injury. Cairo called in and left a message saying Woman is going to manage him now. The “fans” all sound like a bunch of idiots.
Paul E Dangerously talks about how Sabu broke his ribs. Paul E says Sabu wasn’t mad that he was hurt he was mad that he could possibly lose the match to Jack. Paul E says winning the match cost Sabu a match against Chris Benoit so Paul E sent in 911 instead. We go to clips from the 10-01 Arena show. 911 and Benoit are in the ring. Sabu hobbles down the aisle and Benoit attacks him. Paul E says he thought he had seen it all and then he saw him come down the aisle to wrestle. Sabu is fucking crazy as he still does all his crazy shit. Sabu goes for air sabu but stops because he can’t jump onto the chair. Benoit charges out of the corner with a clothesline and then kills Sabu with the chair. Benoit goes up top and comes off with the diving head butt but Sabu pulls the chair in the way. Sabu goes up top now for a moonsault but Benoit brings up his knees. Paul E says he is glad with the decision the ref made. Just 30 minutes earlier the fans had seen Sandman lose his eye. It was right to stop the match so they didn’t have another wrestler permanently injured. Sabu looks for revenge against Cactus Jack for his injury at N2R Night 1. Paul E then hypes the Benoit match at night 2.
We are at TV Champion Jason’s house. He is laying on the floor with his title. I don’t pay much attention but then they show a bunch of clips from his matches. Jason says he has taken out insurance on the TV Title and that insurance is Dean Malenko. He then sings Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful” to the belt and kisses it. That was fucking great.
We go to fan cam of Tommy Cairo getting DQed in his match against Mikey Whipwreck. Cairo goes after Mikey with the singapore cane and Tommy Dreamer makes the save with a cane of his own.
Tazmaniac vs. Chris Benoit ref John Finnegan
Taz with an over head belly to belly. Benoit drop kicks Taz and it sends Taz to the floor. Baseball slide by Benoit. Back in the ring Taz with a german that plants Benoit on the back of his head. To the floor and into the crowd they go. Benoit with a superplex from the top rope. Benoit with a boston crab. Joey announces the main event for NT2 Night 2. It’s Shane Douglas defending against Ron Simmons. Really they waited all show to announce that? T bone suplex by Taz gets 2. Snap suplex by Benoit for 2. Power bomb but again Taz kicks out. Taz back up with a t bone again for only 2. Benoit off the middle rope with a leg drop as the countdown to the end of the time limit begins. Taz with a german for 2. Benoit comes off the rope with the diving head butt for 2. 30 seconds left. Benoit goes back up top Taz cuts him off and hits a super northern lights suplex. Both men are down each with an arm draped across each other but before the ref counts 3 we get a “10” minute time limit draw in 9.22.
Shane Douglas hypes his match with Ron Simmons.
My thoughts on the show
On a roll here with another good show. Totally disappointed in the main event being Douglas Simmons though. Shane has really had no direction the past few months. All his promos and matches have been decent but he has not had a feud at all.