ECW Hardcore TV 12/26/1995
Written by: Bob Colling
Extreme Championship Wrestling presents Hardcore TV
From: Philadelphia, PA
1.) Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Psicosis in a Mexican Death match
1.) Psicosis misses his opening charge badly and lands on his head. Rana from Rey and Psicosis misses another charge and lands on his head again. Dragonrana from Rey gets 3 but this is a Mexican Deathmatch so he has to answer the 10 count, which he does easily. Rey takes Psicosis’s legs out on a charge and Psicosis lands on his head again. Rey hits a rana over the ropes and re-arranges the guardrail. He screws up whatever he had in mind and gets chaired by Psicosis. Back inside Psicosis hits a missile dropkick and a moonsault for 3 but Rey answers the 10 count. Powerbomb from Psicosis gets 3 but Rey beats the 10 count. I hate this – why is everything finishing in a 3 count just because this is a deathmatch? Psicosis does the exact same spot twice (where he throws Rey into the buckles). Dragon attack from Psicosis gets 3 and Rey beats the 10 count.
That’s REALLY pissing me off now. Psicosis grabs a chair and hits a DDT on it. Moonsault w/chair gets 3 but Rey answers the 10 count. Psicosis goes after the knee with a dropkick but a moonsault gets chair and knees. Springboard clothesline from Rey and a crossbody off the apron takes them into the fans. Perfect Asai moonsault from the top rope into the crowd from Rey. They brawl in the crowd with chairs for a while which I’m sure was thrilling if you were there but I can’t see a damn thing. They fight onto the lower announce position and Rey hits a rana off the higher up bit and that’s a 3 count for Rey and Psicosis can’t get back into the ring because he’s miles away at 14.47. ***. Some of it was decent but it got real repetitive real fast. Everything was a pinfall in this thing. I can’t help feeling without the crappy lucha booking this match might have been really something. If that wasn’t enough then Jason comes in to offer Rey a contract as his property. Naturally he refuses and that brings out the Eliminators. That in turn brings out 911 who chokeslams both Eliminators. In the words of Liam Lynch – whatever. (Credit: Arnold Furious, November To Remember ’95 Review)
2.) ECW World Champion the Sandman takes off the soft cast on his broken arm asking if anyone thinks he cares about his broken hand.
3.) Cactus Jack is clean shaven and in a house wearing a suit saying he is hardcore. Later on, he is at Santa’s village on a ride yelling that he is hardcore while riding on a kids ride.
Nothing new developing as we head to a new year. We end on a low note for ’95, but overall the television had been great stuff and ’96 shouldn’t be any different.
Thanks for reading.