ECW Hardcore TV 3/22/1994
Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-03-22 (Matches taped 1994-03-06 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa)
Heavyweight: Terry Funk
Tag: Public Enemy
Finish to last weeks main event is show
Joey Styles runs down the show. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas takes on Pat Tanaka and TV Champion Tazmaniac defends against JT Smith.
Tod Gordon is again at the Valley Forge Muisc Fair to hype Ultimate Jeopardy.
Hawk video pacakge.
Bruise Brothers vs. Chris Ford & Damien Stone ref Jim Molineaux.
Stone would become Little Guido and Ford is Devon Storm under his real name. The Harris Brothers again beat their opponents down the aisle. Double big boot pins Ford in .35.
“Superfly” Jimmy Snuka/Tommy Dreamer feud package.
Jason is with Joey. Joey suggests that someone could pay off Hughes to take the fall so they can beat on Jason. Jason wants to knew if the fans are hoping that he gets beat on. Jason yells at everyone being blood thirsty. The fans can’t do it themselves so they hope someone else will. Jason yells at Joey for always wanting Jason to get hurt. Jason talks about what the wrestlers would want to do with him when he’s locked in the cage. He doesn’t care about if Douglas gets his head shaved or if PE have to leave ECW but he cares about his well being. Jason will not let a beat down of him take place and then he storms off set. Another good promo from Jason
Pitbull & Rockin’ Rebel (w/ Jason) vs. Young Dragons
Pitbull with a double under hook power bomb and then he tags Rebel. Rebel with a side slam and throws the Dragon into his corner so he can tag. The other Dragon comes in and gets dropped with a suplex. Pitbull puts a Dragon on the top rope and then kicks him off and he falls to the floor and bounces off a table. Rebel comes and slams him on the table but it still doesn’t break. Rebel drops and elbow and it breaks. Pitbull sits on the top rope and Rebel passes him a Dragon for a super bomb. Cover and win in 3.42. The other Dragon gets a super bomb also.
A highlight package for the Tazmaniac and Smith main event is shown. The highlights off Smith include him getting thrown from various high places and just getting his ass kicked.
“The Franchise” Shane Douglas (w/ Sherri Martel) vs. Pat Tanaka ref Jim Molineaux
Douglas slaps Tanaka and then pushes him to the mat. Tanaka hits a leaping forearm and sweeps the legs. Shane bails to the floor. Tanaka controls for the next minutes with a head scissor. Shane gets out and Tanaka hits the ropes but Sherri grabs his foot distracting him. This allows Shane to hit a clothesline and follow it up with a suplex for 2. Shane controls for a while he hits a superplex and sends Tanaka to the buckle a few times. Tanaka comes back and hits a back body drop. Tanaka with a power bomb but Sherri nails him. Tanaka goes to power bomb her and Shane levels him with a clothesline and covers for 3 in 8.48.
A run down of the “Ironman” Tommy Cairo and Sandman feud.
911 video package. This guy is so great.
TV Champion Tazmaniac (w/ Woman) vs. JT Smith ref Jim Molineaux
Tazmaniac beats on Smith. Overhead belly to belly but Tazmaniac picks up Smith at 2. Smith fights back and hits an awful looking powerslam and awful elbow drop. Smith always looks so lost in the ring. Tag Team Champinos Public Enemy come down and grab Woman. Smith goes to save her cause he’s a nice guy. Tazmaniac suplexs Smith from the apron but Smith falls on top of Tazmaniac and gets the win and title in 2.47. WTF. PE get in the ring and begging beating on Tazmaniac. All the Double Jeopardy contenders end up int the ring and brawl. The faces clean house and celebrate.
My thoughts on the show
Tanaka and Douglas was decent. Really disappointed Tazmaniac lost the title already and to Smith which makes it even worse. Good brawl at the end and the crowd was really into it.