ECW Hardcore TV 7/12/1994
Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-07-12 (Matches taped 1994-06-26 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa)
Heavyweight: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
TV: Mikey Whipwreck
Tag: Public Enemy
Same opening video package as last week but this one features a promo by Tag Team Champions Public Enemy. PE talk about how they are going to massacre the Funk brothers this Saturday.
We see Pitbull 2 make his debut at Hostile City Showdown. Jason and Pitbull 1 bad mouth Tazmaniac. We next see a bunch of highlights from last weeks episode. Wow what a way to kill 11 minutes.
Tazmaniac vs. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka (w/ Hunter Q Robbins) ref Jim Molineaux
Joey Styles is back!!!!!!!! I’m so excited and Joey still kinda sucked at this point I’m just thrilled that Watts is gone. I fully expect them to bark at each other at some point in the match. Joey talks about how Tazmaniac is like a young Snuka in style. Joey really over hypes this saying it’s like a student and teacher, father and son. They back each other into corners but break clean each time. Taz doesn’t act like a wild man. They play up the respect factor as neither man wants to really go after the other. Snuka and Robbins talk strategy. Snuka finally goes on the attack after 5 minutes. Taz reverses an irish whip and Robbins pulls down the ropes while not looking thinking it’s Taz. and Snuka trips. Taz with a northern lights for 3 in 5.23. Robbins yells at Snuka calling him monkey boy. Snuka goes to nail Robbins but Taz stops him just as the Pitbulls hit the ring and go after Taz. Why did he stop him? Snuka and Robbins go to leave but Snuka keeps trying to go back. Robbins pulls him back each time. Taz fights back and cleans house and then a few other guys from the back hit the ring and Tazmaniac beats them up to. Hack Myers gets belly to bellied on the floor.
Sandman and Woman telling TV Champion Mikey Whipwreck it’s for him to pay his bill.
TV Champion Mikey Whipwreck vs. Sandman (w/ Woman) ref John Finnegan
Sandman of course dominates nailing a few suplexes and throwing Mikey outside the ring so Woman can get in some shots. Sandman goes up top and hits a few elbows. Woman gets on the apron as Sandman goes for a third one. “Ironman” Tommy Cairo comes down and nails Sandman with a cane. Mikey pulls himself up on Cairo and Tommy nails him. The ref sees it this time and calls for the bell giving Mikey the win by DQ in 4.08. Cairo continues the attack on Sandman nailing him a few more times.
Tag Team Champions Public Enemy are arriving at the earlier today. They are crying about how they need someone for tonight because they are in a 6 man tag match. They bump into Hack Myers who is very drunk and make him an honorary member of PE for their match against the Funks and Tommy Dreamer.
Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas and Mr. Hughes call out Sabu and 911. Douglas then goes on to also call out WWF Champion Bret Hart and WCW Champion Ric Flair.
Chad Austin comes to the ring looking rather pissed off. Austin comes out and says that last week everyone cheered for Sabu and calls the fans scum bags. Jason and Rockin’ Rebel make there way to the ring. Austin says he has a present for Rebel and lays down. Austin tells Rebel to pin him. Rebel covers and gets the three.
Woman is backstage with Sandman and she says she can’t stand anything about “Ironman” Tommy Cairo. Sandman tells Cairo to pay him to his house, cars and wife as he smacks himself in the head with the singapore cane cutting himself open.
Paul E Dangerously talks about how Vince McMahon is on trial and is doing the same things on his program that Verne Gange did in 1922. Paul E says that the future of wrestling is hardcore and the most hardcore wrestler out there is Sabu. This Saturday night Paul E says Sabu becomes ECW Champion.
Tag Team Champions Public Enemy & Hack Meyers vs. Funk Brothers & Tommy Dreamer ref Jim Molineaux
“Flyboy” Rocco Roc attacks Dory Funk in the aisle from behind with a chair. Dreamer gets nailed also. Terry Funk hits the ring and goes after everyone. Dory gets up and joins the fight now. It’s an all out brawl with all six men fighting all over the place. Dreamer hits a bulldog on a chair and gets the win in 2.35. “Franchise” Shane Douglas hits the ring and goes after Dreamer. Locker room empties to pull them apart. Mr. Hughes and 911 go nose to nose in the middle of the ring. All hell breaks loose and Dreamer and Douglas are back at it. Sabu hits the ring and climbs to the top and nails Shane with a spin kick. Terry Funk comes back to ring side and starts throwing chairs. Everyone pairs off with their opponent for this Saturday’s big Arena card as a huge brawl breaks out.
My thoughts on the show
Awesome brawl to end the shows a great way to lead us into the Arena on Saturday. Expect to see Snuka as Tazmaniac’s mystery partner after what happened at the beginning of the show. Overall some good hype for Saturday.