ECW Hardcore TV 4/12/1994
Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-04-12 (Matches taped 1994-03-27 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa)
Heavyweight: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
TV: JT Smith
Tag: Public Enemy
We get the ending of last weeks show.
Joey Styles is in the Eagle’s Nest and he welcomes us to the show and talks about the recent happenings with Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas and Hawk. Jay Sulli is with Douglas and Sherri. Jason and Mr. Hughes show up and Jason says that any time Shane needs the services of Hughes to let him know.
Hawk is backstage and he talks about how he’s going to get Douglas and make him pay the warrior way.
Tag Team Champions Public Enemy vs. Mike Norman & Mikey Whipwreck ref Jim Molineaux
Matty in the House shows up on commentary to give the stipulation for this Saturday night’s Tag Title Match with the Bruise Brothers and PE. It’s lumberjack match. In the ring PE are taking care of the opponents. Rocco Roc with a german for 2 followed up by DDT on Mikey. Double front suplex and Mikey is out of it. Grunge with a reverse DDT and Roc hits the drive by for the pin in 3.46.
Bruise Brothers PE hype video airs. Added to the Arena show is Sandman taking “Ironman” Tommy Cairo. Sal Bellomo will be the special guest ref and if Sandman loses Peaches whips him ten times. TV Champion JT Smith takes on Ptibull for the TV Title.
Jason “What a Man” video airs.
Sulli is with TV Champ JT Smith. Smith talks about how he has been beat down his whole life and now he is on top and he will do whatever it takes to keep the title. Pitbull shows up and says that he respects Smith for all the people he has defeated but he has not and will not defeat the Pitbull. Smth says let the better man win and they shake hands. Pitbull then slaps Smith and tells Smith he’s taking his title this Saturday.
Back to Styles and he talks about what we just saw and and verbally jerks off Smith.
“Surfer” Ray Odyssey vs. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka (w/ Hunter Q. Robbins III) ref John Finnegan
Odyssey with a decent showing hitting a few dropkicks and going after Hunter Q. Snuka however hits a belly to back and then a slingshot suplex. Backbreaker and superfly splash get the win in 5.10.
Tommy Cairo talks about how Sandman has offered Peaches up for $20 but he would pay a millions to her away from him.
Just added to this Saturday is Tommy Dreamer versus Rockin’ Rebel. Former Tag Team Champions Kevin Sullivan and Tazmaniac take on Jimmy Snuka and mystery partner.
Sandman vs. Tommy Dreamer ref Jim Molineaux
Sandman attacks before the bell. Dreamer quickly fights back and locks in the cobra clutch Dreamweaver. Sandman’s arm hits the ref and knocks him out of the ring. Sal Bellomo comes out and takes the shirt off the ref and puts it on. Dreamer hits the dreamweaver legsweep and Sal gets the three in 2,12, Bellomo throws out stuffed animals to the kids in the crowd and Sandman attacks him with a chair.
Paul E Dangerously hypes 911 against Crash and Sabu’s return to the Arena.
Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas & Mr. Hughes vs. Chad Austin & Dan Carson ref John Finnegan
Hughes hits a sidewalk slam. Douglas comes in the ring and they beat the crap out of their opponents until they get DQed in 1.04. A bunch of jobbers hit the ring and Hughes takes them out. Hawk hits the ring and gets double teamed. Hughes and Douglas lay out Hawk as we head into this Saturday’s big title match!
My thoughts on the show
Good job with the one show build fore the TV Title match. Another good ending to the show with more Hawk and Douglas build.