ECW Hardcore TV 12/28/1993

Written by: Heelsinc

Champions
Heavyweight: Sabu
TV: Sabu
Tag: Kevin Sullivan & Tazmaniac

We open with the lights being out and when they come back on Sabu is on the crowd and Shane Douglas and Sherri are in the ring.

Opening video.

Matty is in the House he lets us know that this week Pitbull debuts and January 7th is the next TV taping.

Pitbull vs. Chad Austin, ref John Finnegan
Belly to back by Pitbull and he hits a few fist drops. Pitbull beats on Austin in the corner and hits a clothesline. Russian leg sweep and a power bomb. Pitbull not going for the pin. Suplex and he goes for the cover but pulls up Austin at 2. Leg drop and Pitbull bites Austin. Austin ducks a clothesline hits a spin kick and gets the surprise victory in 4.28. Pitbull beats on Austin afterwards. Sandman comes out to make the save. Jason comes out to distract Sandman and Pitbull attacks Sandman. A big “Sandman sucks” chants starts. Pitbull injures Sandman’s shoulder with a single arm DDT and hits him in the shoulder with a chain.

We go back to Matty in the House and he runs down what we just saw and then we get some highlights from:

Mr. Hughes (w/ Jason) vs. Sandman (w/ Peaches), ref Jim Molineaux
Joined in progress Hughes comes charging out of the corner with a clothesline and he beats on Sandman in the corner. Corner whip and Sandman hits shoulder first and goes down. Hughes putting pressure on the injured shoulder. Shoulder breaker by Hughes. Only 1.34 is shown and we don’t get the finish.

Jason cuts a promo and says that Sandman made the worst mistake of his life when he told him that he wouldn’t let Jason manage him.

We get a video package on Mike Awesome showing highlights of his debut match at Holiday Hell against Randy Starr. Awesome beat Starr with a power bomb.

Rockin’ Rebel vs. Don E Allen, ref John Finnegan
Rebel jumps Allen before the bell and throws him to the floor. Suplex brings Allen back into the ring. Rebel with some hard chops and he throws Allen back outside. Back in Rebel with a piledriver for the win in 2.25. I choke on my water and nearly die when on commentary Tony Rumble says that Rebel has more power then Paul Orndorff used to.

Back to Matty in the House and he throws it right to Joey Styles to tell us about our new ECW Champion. Why would you give away the finish of the match and then show the match?

No DQ Match: TV & Heavyweight Champion Sabu (w/ Paul E Dangerously) vs. Terry Funk (w/ Bad Breed), ref John Finnegan
They go to the floor right away and Saub hits Funk with a chair. Funk drops Sabu in the ring with multiple piledrivers. We jump ahead in the match and Sabu hits air sabu. We skip forward some more and Sabu lands a split legged moonsault. Funk kicks out and grabs Sabu and throws him to the floor. Funk with a crossbody off the apron. Sabu with a back drop on the concrete floor. Sabu throws Funk into a table. In the ring the table comes in and Funk goes into it a few times. Sabu throws the ref into the table and hits a springboard moonsault to the floor onto Bad Breed. Funk gets Irish whipped into the table and falls out of the ring. Funk tries to roll out of the way of a moonsault but can’t in time. Paul E hits the ring and nails Funk with his phone. Shane Douglas and Sherri come down and attack Sabu. The lights go out and when they come back on Funk is on top of Sabu and Shane is dragging the ref over to make the pin. 10.31 of the match is shown. 13.46 is the announced time. We get a few clips of what happened after the match, which includes Paul E hitting Ian Rotten with his phone and Sabu diving out of the ring onto Douglas.

Paul E. is backstage in the dressing room ranting about how he’s not going to give any comments.

New Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk is backstage with Bad Breed. Funk says he is better then all the greatest wrestlers ever and he comes from the greatest wrestling family ever. Funk tells a story about how his father was took his dog and back and shot it.

A video of “The Franchise” Shane Douglas set to “Live and Let Die” by Guns N Roses airs short clips of his match with Tommy Dreamer from Holiday Hell are shown including the finish in which Douglas hit Dreamer with a chain to get the pin. Douglas and Sherri are backstage and Shane talks about how Funk used to be great like Lou Thesz and Bruno Sammartino. Douglas says Sabu can’t match up with him so he shouldn’t even bother.

Back to Paul E. and he says this isn’t about titles for Sabu. Paul says Funk and Douglas just don’t get it. He says it’s not about winning or losing. Sabu just cares about blood. Now Sabu for the first time in his life has personal hatred and wants to kill Funk.

My thoughts on the show…
Thumbs up here for everything from the main event on. Both the match and the promos are worth checking out. Good way to end the year.