Hello and welcome to another edition
of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the
internet that hopes the winner of The Royal Rumble will headline Wrestlemania!
ECW’s November To Remember 2000 headlined by a Double Jeopardy Match, what the
fuck is that you ask? Beats me, we also have Chris Chetti vs Nova, the tag team
that had a tonne of potential but never had the chance to win the titles, RVD
is gone so we have New Jack vs Rhino and Da Baldies taking on Chilly Willy
& Balls Mahoney. We are going down to our last legs now with the company,
the starpower which was pretty diminished to begin with is dwindling down ever
further. Let’s see how it goes for ECW!
Diamond & Johnny Swinger vs Joey Matthews & Christian York
Diamond attacks Gertner, Styles
attacks Diamond. Swinger has a chair, Gertner is left alone in the ring.
Dreamer makes the save, what is going on. CW Anderson lays out Dreamer, York
& Matthews come out and make the save. Could we not just have a match?
Double suicide dives by York & Matthews, assisted suplex and senton
combination. Double Russian legsweep to Diamond, hotshot by Swinger and a clothesline
by Diamond. Matthews meets the guard rail, Simon suplexes for two. Where is the
commentary? What is taking Styles so long? It sounds so odd! Double STO on
Matthews, neckbreaker by Matthews out of desperation. Diamond attacks York, low
blow by Matthews and a tag to York.
Springboard elbow, sit-out facebuster
with Diamond saving Swinger. Matthews and Swinger brawl on the floor, Diamond
and Swinger nails a sidewalk slam and reverse DDT on a chair. Two for Swinger,
Swinger is sent into Diamond’s jewels. Hurricanrana by Matthews, Anderson
interferes and Spinebusters Matthews. Problem Solver on York and this match is
Fine opening match, no real story to
the match. The young tag team put over another team, Diamond and Swinger are nowhere
near as interesting as Doring & Roadkill but it worked for the match. Just
wish they would cut out all run-ins and such, we could have a normal match
without the need for all the bells and whistles.
Winners: Diamond & Swinger over
Matthews & York via Problem Solver!
Kash saves the young tag team, dive
onto everyone, Anderson is thrown in the ring and we have a match. They trade control
before a slingshot hurricanrana by Kash, crowd brawling. Chair to the head, two
for Kash. Springboard is countered for the Ferris Wheel, chop by Anderson.
Single Arm DDT by Anderson, Kash is tossed to the floor. Kash is sent into the
ringpost arm first, chair to the arm of Kash. Kash’s arm is worked over,
corkscrew attack for two. Massive left from Anderson for two, single arm TKO
for two. Springboard sunset flip for two, double knockdown in the middle of the
ring. The two smack one another on the ground, Kash wins the war. Springboard
hurricanrana for two, delayed superplex for two.
Series of pins by both men, Kash
misses a springboard and eats a massive Spinebuster for two. Anderson is not
happy, Kash ducks a punch. Money Maker does not connect, spinning DDT and that
is all she wrote, Anderson does not kick out.
Well, they wrestled but I felt I saw
nothing of any note or importance, there is nowhere for Kash to really go except
for the TV Championship. Whether it would happen or not, I am not sure but
Anderson went from challenging for the number one contendership to nothing on
this pay per view. It is disappointing but what should I expect from ECW at
this point, they are losing stars every second so it is a miracle that they are
even putting together shows.
Winner: Kid Kash over CW Anderson via
Doring & Roadkill/Spike Dudley vs Hot Commodity W/ Elektra
Why Doring and Roadkill are not competing
for the tag team titles I will never understand, these guys have been the most
popular tag team for months in ECW. Hot Commodity use their three on two
advantage to rough up Doring & Roadkill, Spike Dudley is here to aid Doring
& Roadkill. Lots of diving to the floor, Hamrick is caught by Roadkill.
Slam, slingshot elbow. Powerslam to Money, Elbow Drop to Money. Lancaster
Lariat of Lust to Dinero, Doring is distracted by Money and Hot Commodity take
control. Quick tags between Dinero and Money, Huge Leg Drop by Hamrick for two.
Right hands by Hamrick, G-Spot Suite by Doring.
Tag to Roadkill, clotheslines for
everyone. Barn Burner, eye poke to Dinero. Dirt Road Slam, Hamrick whacks
Roadkill with a chair. Spike raises hell before a chop block, Hamrick misses
his leg drop. Dinero misses a diving clothesline, Acid Drop is blocked for a
powerbomb. Roadkill nails his springboard clothesline, Elektra is in the ring.
Bare-Back, Acid Drop to Hamrick for the win.
Another quick match which had plenty
of fun spots, enough to make the match entertaining. Doring & Roadkill need
the tag team belts, they are the premier team and they are being wasted every
day that they do not hold those belts. Nice to see Spike in the ring, Spike is
a bumping machine and it’s nice with The Dudleys being gone that we get to see
Spike mix it up with other wrestlers.
Winners: Team Spike over Hot Commodity
via Acid Drop!
Leaves Town Match) Chris Chetti W/ Lou E. Dangerously vs Nova
They split up, if they had more profile
and meaningful matches, this would mean a lot more. Nova runs at Chetti,
clotheslines and kicks. Nova misses a plancha, Chetti chops Nova. Off the guard
rail, Nova goes. Chetti misses a spear, Nova has a chair. Chetti is bleeding,
crucifix by Nova for two. They dodge one another’s finishes, chickenwing by
Nova. Lou E. grabs Nova’s foot, thrustkick by Chetti. Chetti is whipped into a
chair, stomps by Nova. Chetti is down, low blow by Lou E. Scissors Kick, right
hands by Chetti.
Corner clothesline and sidekick for
two, delayed suplex for two. Backslide from Nova, two for Nova. Eye poke by Chetti,
Novacaine for two. Sidekick by Nova, Nova pummels Chetti. Chetti cracks Nova
with a chair, Nova shakes it off and screams, pummelling Chetti. Enzuigiri, Lou
E places Chetti’s boot on the bottom rope. Baseball slide to Lou E, Third
Degree from Nova. Lou E cracks Nova with a cellphone, Nova kicks out at two. Nova
and Chetti brawl on the top rope, Nova catches Chetti for a Super Kryptonite
Krunch for the win.
I did not feel the desperation of the
match, I did not buy the two hated one another despite their best efforts, I
thought the interference made no difference as I am almost numb to it at this
stage, every match has interference of some kind. The finish was fitting of a feud
such as this but everything that went in between was not interesting, the
ultimate slap to the face is that they cut away not even seeing Chetti’s
reaction to leaving ECW.
Winner: Nova over Chris Chetti via
Tables Match) Balls Mahoney & Chilly Willy vs Da Baldies
This reeks of desperation, chairs to
the head by Mahoney. An insane amount of crowd brawling and brawling by the
stage, some chairs are thrown. Boots to the head of Mahoney, a table has been brought
into the ring. Mahoney DDTs Angel, Devito dropkicks Mahoney. Mahoney nails a
Super Nutcracker Suite, too bad I have seen a finisher off the top rope
already. Nutcracker Suite on Angel, Devito is thrown to the floor. Table is lit
on fire and Angel eats a powerbomb through the table. Garbage match, no
Winners: Balls Mahoney & Chilly
Willy over Da Baldies via Powerbomb Through A Table!
World Television Championship Match) New Jack vs Rhino ©
Weapons, weapons and more weapons.
Lots of weapon shots for New Jack, Rhino shakes it all off. Table is in the
corner, Rhino uses the referee as a shield to avoid a trash can to the head.
New Jack has a staple gun, crooked referee from before gets stapled. New Jack
has a guitar, Rhino no-sells the guitar. Gore through the table, cover and
Rhino wins. Trash, back to back trash is awful. DUD!
World Tag Team Championship Match) The Unholy Alliance vs The FBI © W/ Big Sal
Rematch from last month, Whipwreck and
Mamaluke begin the match. Hammerlock from Whipwreck, hammerlock from Mamaluke.
Wristlock from Whipwreck, victory rolls by both men. Sidewalk slams by
Whipwreck to both FBI members, tag to Tajiri. Double spinebuster and gutbuster
followed by a dropkick. Guido is tagged, shoving between the two. Test of
strength, Tajiri snapmares Guido. Escapes and counters from both, firemen’s
carry by Tajiri. Pin by Tajiri for two, stand-off. Kick by Tajiri, tag to
Whipwreck. Slingshot leg drop, Guido is sandwiched between two chairs and gets
kicked in the head. Mamaluke is smacked onto the guard rail, Guido onto the
announce table. Mamaluke crotches Whipwreck on the top rope, Guido and Mamaluke
Double Whippersnapper from the top
rope, Whipwreck is clutching his shoulder. Big Sal splashes Mamaluke by mistake,
Whipwreck is legit injured. The match comes to a stand-still, Whipwreck is
stretchered out of the arena. Tajiri is caught in a Sicilian crab, Super Crazy
makes his return to ECW and of course, it’s to team with Tajiri. Double
dropkick to The FBI, monkey flip for Mamaluke. Ten punches to Guido, pop-up
facebuster for Mamaluke. Mamaluke is caught in the tree of woe, low dropkick
for Mamaluke. Guido eats a chair to the face, Crazy holds a chair for Tajiri to
kick in Guido’s face. Mamaluke and Guido take control of Tajiri, multiple kicks
to the arm. Tajiri is isolated, Guido nails The Sicilian Slice for two.
Sidekick by Tajiri, clothesline by an
interfering Mamaluke. Handspring Elbow by Tajiri, Crazy comes in for the
hot-tag. Low dropkick and powerbomb for Mamaluke, spinning DDT for Guido.
Spinning heel kick for Mamaluke, Mamaluke bounces Crazy’s head off the apron.
Mamaluke is pressed into the crowd, Big Sal attacks Crazy on the floor. Big Sal
and Crazy are in the crowd, Fujiwara armbar by Tajiri. Crazy moonsaults onto
Big Sal, Tajiri is left with two FBI members. Tarantula on Mamaluke, Guido
kicks Tajiri. Bulldog by Guido, sloppy looking one and the match ends.
Oh no, that was weak. When I say weak,
I mean one of the lamest finishes I have seen in recent memory. ECW and its old
ways, would have been a nice return for Crazy to win the championships, Crazy
and Tajiri both deserve to be champion based on their Herculean efforts in
stealing the shows on ECW.
Winners: FBI over Crazy & Tajiri
World Heavyweight Championship Double Jeopardy Match) Jerry Lynn © vs Justin
Credible/The Sandman vs Steve Corino
Odd match, two single matches take
place and the winner of both will face-off for the championship. Sandman is
late? So, Lynn and Credible fight. Corino gets involved even though he doesn’t
really have to, all three men fight one another. Sandman eventually makes it to
the ring, Corino is meant to be a babyface yet is heeling harder than Credible
at this moment and time. Lynn is already bleeding, this match has broken down
so why not have a four-way dance? Lynn tornado DDTs Corino, Sandman guillotines
Corino off the guard rail. Scrapbuster slam by Credible on Lynn, Lynn and
Credible fight one another in the ring, Sandman and Corino continue brawling.
Sandman has a ladder, Credible meets the ladder via Irish whip. Same fate for
Lynn, Lynn and Credible are thrown to the floor.
Corino is suplexed on the ladder for
two, Corino is buried under a ladder, slingshot hilo by Sandman for two. Sandman
bulldogs Credible on the ladder, Corino is in the ring with chairs and a guard
rail. Corino is suplexed onto the guard rail, Lynn tombstones Credible.
Francine interferes, Dawn Marie is stopped by Corino. Sandman canes Corino,
Lynn eats a double superkick from Credible and Corino. That’s Incredible on
Lynn, Old School Expulsion on Sandman, we have a double elimination.
Corino has been acting heelish all
night long, Lynn who had been champion for all but a month, Credible is back in
the title picture. Who do I even cheer for in this? It seems they were doing
their best to make me hate Corino, this makes no sense. Bionic Elbows from
Corino for two, Corino is back dropped onto Lynn. Credible is whipped to the
floor, White Russian legsweep by Sandman against the guard rail. Corino has a
table, both me chop one another. Both men bang heads, Corino northern lights suplexes
Credible through the table. Francine is in the ring, Credible pulls Francine
into a superkick. Old School Expulsion for two.
Credible measures Corino, Superkick to
the face of Corino. Two for Credible, Credible has a cane. Corino is whacked on
the back of the head, That’s Incredible is countered for Old School Expulsion.
Dawn Marie low blows Victory and Corino, not enough limelight for her. Credible
has his cane, whack to the head of Corino. Superkick by Corino out of
desperation and we have a new champion.
Garbage match, I am sorry but there is
no way around this bizarre clusterfuck of a match. Lynn hands over the belt to
Corino like a passing of the torch, CORINO DID NOT EVEN PIN LYNN FOR THE
CHAMPIONSHIP. There is no sense in this passing moment, LYNN WAS CHAMPION FOR A
MONTH. Am I living in an alternate universe? I am proud of Corino, the guy was
arguably one of the most entertaining wrestlers over the year 2000 but this
moment was done so poorly. Makes his number one contender’s match with CW
Anderson pointless, the crowd wanted RVD or The Sandman.
Winner: Steve Corino over Justin
Credible via Superkick!
That was ECW’s November To Remember
2000, their annual big show of the year and if you big show of the year has two
garbage matches back to back, you can go jump off a bridge. Like most ECW
shows, it starts off fun, no real psychology, story-telling is non-existent but
you have a good time. That slump in the middle took me out of it, two matches
of nothing but brawling back to back, please never again you are killing me Mr.
Heyman. The main event was silly, a four-way dance would have been fine not
this double jeopardy nonsense. Corino’s crowning came over the wrong man and in
the wrong angle, why pull the trigger at such an awkward time? You need RVD but
RVD is not around, you have no real main event scene and the show falls apart.
Thanks for reading and remember: There’s always another night!
Hello and welcome to another edition
of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the
internet that lets you down more than the servers on Gears of War 4! ECW’s
Anarchy Rulz 2000, just three months after this and the company will have
folded. No doubt though, they were putting together more entertaining shows
than WCW at the time. The main event is Jerry Lynn against Justin Credible,
Lynn has been growing steadily for more than a year now, it was his time but
could Lynn survive Justin Credible? Also, RVD comes back finally for his TV
championship, the championship RVD never lost, standing in RVD’s way is Rhino,
thee man to beat in ECW. Will this be a home-run? Let’s find out!
Danny Doring & Roadkill vs Christian York & Joey
teams, Doring and Roadkill are the veterans. Doring and Matthews lock-up, side
headlock by Doring. Shoulder block, headscissors by Matthews. Dropkick, right
hands by Matthews. Low blow by Doring, G-Spot Suite. Tag to Roadkill, Matthews
tags York. Side headlock by York, shoulder block by Roadkill. Armdrags by York,
dropkick does not work. Catapult by Roadkill, York counters for a leg drop on
Roadkill’s face. Falling slam by Roadkill, Matthews comes in for a sidewalk
slam. Slingshot elbow drop by Roadkill, Matthews bulldogs Roadkill. Lancaster
Lariat of Lust by Doring & Roadkill, Doring misses a dive to the floor.
Matthews nail suicide dives, double powerbomb by York & Matthews. Springboard
clothesline from Roadkill, running powerslam for Matthews. Danaconda, York
nails a top rope leg drop on Doring. Neckbreaker by Matthews for two, assisted
suplex and senton form York & Matthews for two. Wham Bam Thank You Mam on
York, Barn Burner on Matthews. Powerbomb to York, corner splash by Roadkill to
both. Bare-Back to Matthews, Buggy Bang for the win.
Fun! Roadkill & Doring had a tonne of moves that were over with the fans,
they had chemistry and complimented one another so well. It’s sad to think the
company would not be around too much longer because these guys were so much
fun, I find it bizarre nobody snapped up the two. Probably because of that ECW
vibe, that would not surprise me.
Doring & Roadkill over Matthews & York via Buggy Bang!
& Diamond attacked Doring & Roadkill, not much to report there but it
should setup where we go next, Cyrus threatens Joel before bringing out Julio
Dinero, EZ Money and Elektra. Commissioner Spike Dudley says screw that, Kid Kash
will fight Money and if Kash wins, the match will take place. Money eats a
headscissors, armdrag on Money. Money is side-stepped to the floor, Hamrick
& Dinero eat punches to the face. Elektra distracts Kash, sneak attack from
Money. X-Plex by Money, two for Money. Money dives onto Hot Commodity, Kash
signals it’s time for a dive. Double springboard splash to the floor, unbelievable
balance from Kash. Boot by Money, Money Clip which is a flip into a clothesline
applies a billy goat’s curse before the pendulum of pain, two for Money.
Reverse chinlock from Money, Kash escapes. Both men chop one another,
springboard into a sunset flip, springboard hurricanrana from Kash. Swinging
DDT for two, Hamrick trips Kash. Electric Dreams for two, Kash nails a
corkscrew senton attack for two. Springboard sunset flip for two, series of pins
by both. Money Maker, Elektra distracts the referee. Hamrick is on the apron,
Dinero nails an STO. Double suplex thing, Hamrick nails a Confederate Crunch
but Kash survives it! Money is crotched on the top rope, Kash wants a
superplex. Money low blows and wants a powerbomb but Kash reverses in mid-air
for a hurricanrana, Gertner will face Cyrus.
attacks Kash, Hamrick helps out as they nail a springboard dropkick/powerbomb
combination. Spike comes in to help Kash, Dinero superkicks Hamrick by mistake.
Acid Drop on Dinero, Money chop blocks Spike. Figure four on Spike, The Sandman
is here. Cane shots for all, Elektra begs for mercy. Sandman pours beer down
Elektra’s top and shoves Gertner’s face in those big enormous boobs. Crowd goes
crazy, Cyrus is yanked in the ring. Spear by Gertner, right hands by Gertner.
Gertner shows off that Kamala is his inspiration, splash in the corner. Cyrus
stops the elbow, stomps by Cyrus. Knee drop, chop by Cyrus. Sandman spits in
Cyrus’ face, roll-up by Gertner and that angle has been paid off after almost a
was fun, no real psychology but a collection of cool looking spots that make
the fans wet themselves, can’t get much better than that for ECW. Gertner
beating Cyrus was a feel good moment despite how terrible Gertner was and how
short it was. Worth the wait, waste of Sandman for a big show though.
Kash over EZ Money via Hurricanrana!
Joel Gertner over Cyrus via Roll-Up!
Balls Mahoney & Chilly Willy vs Da Baldies
by Willy & Mahoney, double neckbreakers. Fork to the head of Devito, elbow
by Mahoney. Devito is bleeding, Willy is battling Angel on the floor. More fork
attacks from Mahoney, Devito sends Mahoney into the guard rail. Mahoney back
drops Devito into the crowd, crowd brawling. Lots of spots in the crowd before
Devito and Mahoney make it back to the ring. Headbutts do not affect Mahoney,
Balls punches. Mahoney misses a corner splash but crotches Devito, Devito
escapes a back suplex. Superkick by Mahoney, massive chair shot from Mahoney.
Angel staples Mahoney’s eyes, Da Baldies batter Mahoney & Willy for the
finish for a match that was just a lot of brawling, if you like that sort of
thing it will be a decent match. For me it was nothing special, marginally
better than a New Jack match and that is not saying a lot ladies and gentlemen.
Mahoney does not sell his eye until after the match, that’s another knock.
Baldies over Mahoney & Willy via Chairs!
(Number One Contender Match For The ECW Heavyweight
Championship) Steve Corino W/ Dawn Marie vs CW Anderson
Not what you
think of when you think two heavyweight contenders but CW Anderson was climbing
the card, Corino had a phenomenal 2000 by ECW standards. Corino feuded with
Dusty Rhodes, stole the show with Tajiri and Jerry Lynn. The man had a great
mouth coming into ECW in 1999, Corino bulked up and became the man over the
course of the year. Nice stare-down to begin, lock-ups with clean breaks. Side
headlock, shoulder block. Nice little wrestling sequence before a Japanese
armdrag, armdrag by Corino. Stand-off, series of chops from both men. Corino
wins the war, elbow from Anderson who nails a superkick.
a chair, Anderson says fuck it. Right hands by Corino, ten punches. Anderson
eats an exploder suplex, Corino has a chair. Make it two, Anderson gets
smacked. Two for Corino, Anderson is bleeding. Leaping leg lariat for two,
Anderson pulls Corino to the floor. Anderson is laying up against a chair,
Anderson dodges the baseball slide for a chair to the face. Corino is bleeding,
in other news water is wet. Corino meets the guard rail, Anderson wedges the
chair in the corner. Anderson works the arm, two for Anderson. Right hands by
Corino, single arm DDT by Anderson for two. Anderson stomps a chair into Corino’s
arm, Anderson soccer kicks Corino with a chair for two.
the arm, left hands from Anderson. Corino fires up, Anderson blocks Old School
Expulsion for the Ferris Wheel, two for Anderson. Sleeper by Anderson, Corino
crotches Anderson on a chair. Bionic low blow by Corino into a Bionic Elbow,
Jack Victory attacks Swinger & Diamond. Left Hand by Anderson for two,
Superkick by Corino. Two for Corino, spinebuster is countered for The Old
School Explusion on the chair for the win.
in what I thought was a decent match, Corino was someone that the fans could
buy into, Corino had grown by leaps and bounds over the course of 1999 into 2000.
I loved Corino’s change from scrawny annoying chickenshit heel to legitimate
ass-kicking and punishment taking babyface. The match will not be blowing anyone’s
minds but this was a huge win for Corino, I never thought Corino would be one
of the last ECW babyfaces.
Steve Corino over CW Anderson via Old School Expulsion!
(ECW World Tag Team Championship Match) The FBI © W/ Big Sal
vs The Unholy Alliance W/ Sinister Minister
& Tajiri start out hot with kicks, Tajiri decimates Guido. Mamaluke and
Guido are dropkicked in the nuts, Tarantula on Guido. Slingshot leg drop on
Mamaluke by Whipwreck, Whipwreck is attacked by Big Sal. Big Sal meets the
ringpost and a kick to the head, Mamaluke is left in the tree of woe. Low
dropkick by Tajiri, fireball from The Sinister Minister. Guido eats a chair,
Buzzsaw Kicks to Guido. One with a chair for good measure, Whipwreck throws a
chair at Guido. Whipwreck stabs Guido with the chair, headbutts to Mamaluke.
to Mamaluke, low blow by Mamaluke. Double Powerbomb by The FBI, two for Guido.
Stomps in the corner, faceplant for Whipwreck. Sicilian Slice for two, tag to
Mamaluke. Snap suplexes and Russian legsweep by Mamaluke for two, Mamaluke eats
a sit-out facebuster. Tag to Tajiri, sidekick for Guido. Handspring Elbow,
lariat to Mamaluke. Mamaluke German suplexes Tajiri, Whipwreck makes the save.
Gutbuster by Whipwreck, slingshot leg drop by Guido. Kiss of Death is blocked,
green mist. Double Whippersnapper for two as Big Sal pulls out the referee.
Sinister Minister pisses off Big Sal, splash in the corner. Roll-through snap
from the challengers, Guido hurls Whipwreck to the floor. Big Sal eats the
championship to the face, Asai Moonsault by Tajiri to Big Sal. Top rope
Whippersnapper is stopped with a belt shot, double weird slam thing for the
It was fine,
nothing special considering the type of chemistry that Guido and Tajiri have
with one another, I must go back and check how many times the duo have faced
one another on pay per view as it must be a ridiculous number by this time. It
started off on high energy but was flat by the end, hoping for more at November
to Remember if there is a rematch.
FBI over Unholy Alliance!
(ECW World Television Championship Match) Rob Van Dam W/ Bill
Alfonso vs Rhino ©
RVD is back
for his championship, Rhino is side-stepped to begin the match. They brawl on
the floor before RVD is shoved into the crowd by Rhino. Military press to
ringside by Rhino, Rhino is crotched on the guard rail. Thrust kick Van
Damanator style, RVD nails a tope con hilo. Kicks by RVD, inverted atomic drop
followed by a skateboard dropkick using a chair. Rhino elbows RVD, diving
clothesline by Rhino. Two for Rhino, knees to the head by Rhino. Corner Gore,
RVD is tossed to the floor. Rhino reaches for a table, RVD kicks and punches at
Rhino. Rhino has a table in the corner, reverse chinlock from Rhino. RVD
escapes, enzuigiri and a step-through spinning heel kick.
Chair to the face by Rhino, RVD nails a rolling
firemen’s carry, moonsault and a Five Star Frog Splash. Two as Rhino kicks out!
Gore from Rhino, Rhino Driver through the table at ringside. Two as RVD kicks
out! Knees to the head by Rhino, Alfonso smacks Rhino with the chair. Van
Damanator, RVD signals for The Van Terminator. Credible appears and smacks RVD
with the cane, Rhino uses Alfonso for a shield to the van terminator. Gore
through the table and a Rhino Driver on the chair for the win.
from the referee, the referee is a heel? I am guessing so, RVD is already
talking to Alfonso following the piledriver, not a big fan of that at all. RVD
and Rhino both do not get dramatic kick-outs of one another’s finishes, that I
thought was wasted as RVD survived a Rhino Driver and Rhino survived The Five
Star Frog Splash. The finish does setup RVD vs Credible which would be the big
match for the company if they managed to get that far so that is a plus.
Rhino over RVD via Rhino Driver!
(ECW World Heavyweight Championship Match) Justin Credible ©
W/ Francine vs Jerry Lynn
back, Lynn should have beaten RVD clean if they wanted to setup Lynn managing
to win the championship, it would work so much better in Lynn’s favour if he
could conquer RVD and then conquer Credible. Front chancery by Lynn,
hammerlocks and armdrags. Lynn is in control, lock-up. Credible backs in Lynn,
chops by Credible. Lynn answers back, Credible answers Lynn. More chops by
Lynn, headscissors is countered for that’s incredible, both men escape one
another’s finishes, nice sequence. Diving bulldog by Lynn for two, side
headlock takedown by the challenger. Lynn whips Credible over the top rope,
baseball slide by Lynn.
by Lynn, Credible nails a massive sidewalk slam in the ring. Francine hands
Credible a chair, chair to the face for two. Stomps by Credible, powerbomb by
Credible for two. They kill a minute or so crowd brawling, Lynn DDTs Credible
on a chair in the ring. Inverted DDT by Credible for two, front chancery by
Credible. Credible cuts a promo mid-match to fire up Lynn, it backfires as all
sorts of mess is fired at the two wrestlers, Lynn escapes for a crucifix pin.
They trade pins, two for Lynn. Swinging DDT by Credible, tornado DDT by Lynn.
Right hands and chops by Lynn, corner clothesline by Lynn. Lynn nails his
guillotine leg drop, Leg Drop for two.
Lynn has a
table, Credible is placed on the table. Francine grabs Lynn, Credible tosses
Lynn through the table. Two for Credible, Lynn crotches Credible. Sunset flip
powerbomb by Credible for two, Lynn escapes Credible’s tombstone. Cradle
Piledriver for two, Credible nails That’s Incredible for two. Superkick for the
referee, Lynn rolls-up Credible for two as a crooked referee screws Lynn.
Francine canes Lynn, championship to the head but Lynn kicks out again.
for two, Lynn is caned again by the referee this time. That’s Incredible, the
referee stops counting as the referee hears New Jack’s music. Hold on a second,
why the fuck did the referee stop counting? How did New Jack’s music stop the
referee’s hand? What bollocks is that? Why is New Jack here? What does New Jack
have to do with this feud or referee? I am lost, Credible canes New Jack. That’s
Incredible by Lynn and Lynn is your new champion.
long, that was a crazy finish and I do not know if that kind of finish works
for me if I am a fan of Lynn, Lynn was the pure wrestler who could out wrestle
someone on any night, why would Lynn need so much interference? Could you have
not put over Lynn clean? And the referee stopping his count bothers me
tremendously, I am sorry but there was no reason for the referee to stop
counting, hearing someone’s music would not stop someone counting a pin-fall,
Jerry Lynn over Justin Credible via That’s Incredible!
That was ECW’s
Anarchy Rulz 2000, a fun and easy show to get through with some head-scratching
booking towards the end of the night, it is easy on the eyes, there is no doubt
about that for ECW. The Rhino vs RVD match was disappointing for me, did not
deliver and the finish with RVD being beaten by a fast-count rather than Rhino
drilling him with The Rhino Driver and that being all was frustrating, there
was no need for a fast count when you have Rhino killing people left right and
centre. Rhino is a monster, let him be a monster. The final match had too much interference
for my liking, Lynn was hit by referees, Credible and Francine yet kicked out
of everything only for a distraction from New Jack to help him win the
championship. Not buying that, where does that leave Corino now? Are you going
back to Lynn vs Corino? You have RVD vs Credible setup but what about Dreamer and
Sandman? There were some big names not on this show, let’s see what you do from
here ECW. Overall, thumbs up show with some complaints towards the end, thanks
for reading and remember: There’s always another night!
Hello and welcome to another edition
of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the
internet that could save 205 Live! ECW’s Heatwave 2000 where Justin Credible
defends his championship against Tommy Dreamer in the match that the fans
wanted to see at the last pay per view. Rhino and The Sandman do battle once
more, RVD looks for revenge against Scotty Anton for his double-cross at the
last pay per view and it seems mid-card mania continues for the likes of Super
Crazy, Guido, Tajiri and Jerry Lynn.
and Styles do their usual shtick before Cyrus interrupts, Gertner finally snaps
and attacks Cyrus for his colossal douche-baggery.
make it out of that brawl to Big Sal and Balls, Big Sal spits at Mahoney.
Clothesline to the back of the head, massive shots to the back. Mahoney
punches, Big Sal staggers. Low blow and a chair shot with Big Sal still
standing, Big Sal shakes it off. Chokeslam by Big Sal, Big Sal is on the bottom
rope. Elbow to the balls of Mahoney, belly to belly suplex and Big Sal beats
Mahoney. Well, that was a shock why did they go with that finish? No idea, DUD!
Sal over Balls Mahoney via Belly to Belly Suplex!
Simon Diamond/Johnny Swinger/CW Anderson vs Danny
Roadkill are full-blown babyfaces now while Kid Kash continues to show
incredible growth as a high-flying daredevil. Diamond has a new partner in
Swinger, CW Anderson is proving to be quite the hand in the ring. Kash and
Diamond begin, lock-up. Waistlock by Diamond, Kash counters for a hammerlock.
Firemen’s carry by Diamond, hammerlock from Kash. Snapmare and armdrags by
Diamond, armdrag by Kash. Hiptosses by Kash, stand-off. Anderson comes in, eats
an elbow from Doring. Roadkill splashes Diamond & Swinger, the babyfaces
pose in the ring.
Anderson with a slingshot hurricanrana, Diamond sends Roadkill into the guard
rail. Springboard clothesline by Kash on Anderson, Diamond saves the match.
Hurricanrana on Diamond, Anderson catches Kash for the ferris wheel for two.
Swinger is legal, back suplex and stomps to Kash. Anderson is legal, massive
chop to Kash. Kash chops back, right hands. Irish whip, Anderson eats a boot.
Moonsault by Kash, Anderson is down. Doring comes in, superkick for Swinger.
G-Spot Suite for Anderson, Bare-back to Diamond. Swinger Russian legsweeps
Doring for two. Diamond and Swinger nail a double complete shot on Doring for
two, crowd chants for Roadkill.
suplexes, two for Diamond. Tag to Anderson, chops by Anderson. Doring fights
back before a huge left, two as Kash saves Doring. Rocker Dropper by Doring,
Roadkill gets the hot-tag. Sidewalk slam to Swinger, Dirt Road Slam to Diamond.
TKO to Anderson, Doring planchas onto the heels. Kash does the same onto
everyone, Roadkill springboards onto everyone. Danaconda for two, Diamond saves
crotched on the top rope, Swinger & Diamond double suplex Roadkill for two.
Kash saves Roadkill, Anderson spinebusters Kash for two as Roadkill drops the
leg on Anderson. The Problem Solver is stopped, Wham Bam Thank You Mam, Money
Maker on Swinger and this match is over!
What a fun
match, the heels were hated and the babyfaces were loved, pro-wrestling at its
simplest and finest. Kash was money as Styles would scream, freakishly athletic
with a finisher that makes you go aww each and every time. Doring and Roadkill
were a great tag team in ECW by this point, Roadkill and Doring complimented
one another greatly, I would love to see a tag team championship match though,
I feel like it has been ages with the dissolution of The Impact Players.
Team Kash over Team Diamond via Money Maker!
Steve Corino W/ Jack Victory vs Jerry Lynn
The idea was
Jerry Lynn was joining The Network, this proved wrong as Lynn was out for one
person and that was himself. Lynn sprints down to the ring an chops Corino,
corner clothesline followed by diving bulldog. Clothesline to the floor, Lynn
dives onto Corino and Victory. Backbreaker by Lynn, stomps by The New F’N Show.
Lynn leg drops Corino guillotine style, Corino meets the guard rail. Corino
ducks a clothesline and crotches Lynn, Corino has a chair. Lynn kicks the chair
into Corino’s face. Tornado DDT using the guard rail for leverage, both men are
bleeding, no surprise there. Right hands by Lynn, ten punches by Lynn but
Corino powerbombs Lynn onto a chair. Chops by Corino, Victory cheap shots Lynn.
Left hands and bionic elbow by Corino, two for Corino. Lynn eats a powerslam
for two, stomps by Corino. Victory attacks Lynn again, Lynn is flattened using
the guard rail. Lynn is thrown into the guard rail, right hands by Corino. Lynn
fires up, exploder suplex by Corino. Two for Corino, Lynn is back with right
hands. Low blow by Corino, Lynn dropkicks a chair into Corino’s face. Slugfest
with Lynn winning the war, Corino is crotched on the top rope.
Lynn has a
chair, Lynn DDTs Corino onto the chair, Tower of London style for two. Corino
manages to kick out of the DDT, Lynn talks trash before using Corino’s blood to
write the word DIE on his chest. Lynn is one crazy motherfucker right here,
Corino is not finished though. Superkick by Corino for two, Corino eats a
reverse DDT from the middle rope for two. Scoop slam is countered for The Old
School Expulsion, Corino gets two. Low blow by Lynn, powder goes into the
referee’s eyes, thanks to Victory. Corino nails Lynn with his boot, Lynn is
nailed with the cowbell by Victory. Two for Corino, the two reverse pins
because that just has to happen. Cradle Piledriver and Lynn wins the match.
Lynn put up a good match for every fan in the arena, Lynn never fails to put a
smile on my face while watching this company, the DIE moment and Lynn’s
Piledriver were things of beauty. Corino is a master of blading but more
importantly, Corino puts himself in another match where the fans would be
talking about him the next day, Corino continues to be the man inside of that
Jerry Lynn over Steve Corino via Cradle Piledriver!
Da Baldies vs Nova & Chris Chetti
comes out on crutches, Da Baldies are not fond of New Jack and beat the piss
out of The Gangsta before Chetti and Nova make the save. What was the point of
brining Jack out for that? Dives from Nova and Chetti, Devito nails some rights
on Nova. Double flapjack on Nova, Devito gets two. Right hands by Devito and a
big dropkick, belly to belly suplex from Nova. Tag to Chetti, right hands and a
big thrustkick. Sidekick to Devito, Angel saves his team. Blue Thunder Bomb by
Chetti, Devito attacks Chetti. Nova misses the senton bomb, Devito nails his
Bronx Bomb. Devito misses a moonsault, Nova nails a piledriver followed by a
second and a sit-out powerbomb. Angle clotheslines Nova, Chetti pummels Angel.
a clothesline, Angel misses a leg lariat. Amityville Horror connects, Nova and
Chetti climb to the top rope, Angle has nowhere to go but down as Chetti and
Nova nails The Tidal Wave for the win. That was fairly short, a squash in every
sense of the word so not much to report here.
Nova & Chetti over Da Baldies via Tidal Wave!
Little Guido vs Psicosis vs Tajiri vs Mikey Whipwreck
you look at that, Guido and Tajiri have not progressed at all since 1999,
Whipwreck enters this match as he is insane, Whipwreck is in pyromaniac mode.
Tony Mamaluke gets planted for interfering, Big Sal catches Whipwreck and sends
Whipwreck into the ringpost. Psicosis nails his Guillotine Leg Drop with Guido
stealing the pin for the elimination.
Guido, Psicosis chops Tajiri. Armdrag by Tajiri, shoulder block by Psicosis.
Hurricanrana by Tajiri, headscissors too. Hotshot by Psicosis, Guido and Psicosis
brawl before an Asai Moonsault from Tajiri. Buzzsaw kick to Guido, superplex
from Tajiri. Corkscrew Moonsault by Psicosis for two, Psicosis goes after
Tajiri. Chops by Psicosis, Guido nails The Kiss of Death. Buzzsaw Kick from
Tajiri to Guido, German Suplex on Psicosis and we are down to two.
Tajiri slams Guido to the mat, victory roll
from Guido for two. Buzzsaw Kick by Tajiri, Tarantula from Tajiri. Handspring
Elbow by Tajiri, Tajiri wants a chair from ringside. Guido is placed in the tree
of woe, chair to the ribs. Dropkick to the face, Guido kicks a chair into
Tajiri’s face. Sicilian Slice by Guido, chops by Guido. Tajiri is faceplanted
onto a chair, Tajiri stops the kiss of death. Green Mist and a Brainbuster on
the chair for the win.
What can I
say that I have not already? Tajiri and Guido have touched a thousand times,
they bring out the best in one another, both men are two wrestlers you want
opening shows because they are staples of the company, both men connect with
the crowd so easily and they never have a bad match with one another.
Tajiri over Little Guido via Brainbuster!
(ECW Television Championship Match) Rhino © vs The Sandman
looks for revenge against the monster Rhino, Rhino vs The Sandman was twice
stopped from taking place on pay per view. Rhino had destroyed Sandman’s wife,
Sandman had cost Rhino the TV Championship but Rhino is the champion at the end
of the day and this feud continues despite the terrible matches, Sandman cracks
Rhino with his cane four times and Rhino is on his feet. Clothesline by Rhino,
Sandman dodges a corner clothesline. Right hands by Sandman, left hands by Sandman
on the floor. There is a guard rail in the ring, Rhino has a chair. Chair to
the back, left hands by Sandman in the ring.
the guard rail, Sandman nails a Heinekenrana onto the guard rail for two.
Bulldog on the guard rail for two, Rhino suplexes Sandman on the guard rail.
Rhino is slammed, Sandman places the guard rail on Rhino. Rolling Rock by
Sandman for two, Rhino meets the guard rail again. Victory and Corino are here,
Spike Dudley in a leg brace is here. 3D on Corino, Rhino is up. Roll-up by
Sandman, Rhino Gores Spike. Rhino Driver on Spike through a table at ringside,
more cane shots to Rhino. White Russian Legsweep is countered, Sandman bounces
off the guard rail. Rhino Driver on the guard rail, Rhino retains.
could hope for, all the violence of a match between the two, interference to
clear up any sticky spots, Rhino continues to be an absolute monster, surviving
everything that is thrown his way while Sandman will always be over, a legend
in ECW by this point with nothing be able to diminish his starpower in the fans’
Rhino over The Sandman via Rhino Driver!
Rob Van Dam W/ Bill Alfonso vs Scotty Anton
was a dear friend to RVD, RVD was going to beat Jerry Lynn again before Anton
turned his back on RVD costing him the match. Not sure what they thought they
would get out of Anton but let’s see how it goes, RVD nails spinning heel kicks
and a splash for two, Anton whips RVD into the guard rail. Boot by RVD,
moonsault off the guard rail. Corkscrew guillotine leg drop with a chair by RVD,
Anton begs for mercy. Low dropkick by RVD, military press by RVD. Moonsault,
rolling firemen’s carry with a middle rope moonsault for two. Forearms by RVD,
RVD crotches Anton on the rope. Anton wrestles the chair from Alfonso and RVD
is smacked with the chair to the floor.
the clap, knee to the head of RVD. Bulldog onto the guard rail, clothesline
against the guard rail. Anton slams RVD into the turnbuckle, Oklahoma Stampede
style. RVD is in the tree of woe, choke from Anton. Both men are on the top
rope, back superplex by Anton for two. Anton mocks RVD, stretch from Anton.
Anton makes RVD do the clap, DDT by Anton. Two for Anton, Anton dropkicks RVD
in the head. Anton clotheslines RVD off the guard rail, RVD is in the tree of
woe. RVD kicks a chair into Anton’s face, diving thrustkick is blocked for a
Boston crab. Alfonso breaks up the crab, RVD leg trips Anton onto the chair.
Two for RVD, step-through spinning heel kick.
atomic drop by RVD, running chair dropkick into the face. Two for RVD,
split-legged moonsault. Two for RVD, Rolling Thunder from RVD. Anton attacks
the weakened leg of RVD, Clapper from Anton. RVD grabs a chair, big stomp from
Anton. Anton grabs Alfonso, two-handed throat toss. The Clapper on Alfonso,
slowest Van Damanator ever! Five Star Frog Splash, Van Terminator for the first
was a long match. Anton and RVD do their best pose off for half of the match,
the heat segment went on and on and on and on and on, I thought it would never
come to an end. Anton was nowhere near as over or as good as he needed to be to
be in there with RVD, it made for a real boring match. The Van Terminator was
worth investing in though, the fans loved it and RVD is an athletic freak.
Boring match with a cool finish.
Van Dam over Scotty Anton via Van Terminator!
(ECW World Heavyweight Championship Match) Tommy Dreamer W/
Jazz vs Justin Credible © W/ Francine
is here too, what in the name of God is going on for this match? Anyways,
Credible vs Dreamer has been going on for beyond a year I’d say at this point,
another dynamic was added with The Impact Players vs Raven and Dreamer, that
went nowhere due to Storm and Raven leaving for WCW and WWF respectively. Another
layer would be added with Mike Awesome leaving for WCW, Tazz beating Awesome for
the championship and then, Dreamer beating Tazz. Dreamer was champion for about
thirty seconds before Credible stole the championship, playing up to Dreamer’s
pride and goading Dreamer into a championship match. Lovely start to quite the
storyline with XPW morons attacking Francine, Dreamer and the locker room spill
out for war.
shame considering this was a great build to a feud, we eventually start.
Dreamer seems off his game, superkick by Credible. Powerslam by Dreamer,
clothesline to the floor. Beer to the face of Credible, crowd brawling.
Credible meets the guard rail, more crowd brawling. Dreamer is tipped off the
ladder falling somewhere between tables, we are back at ringside. Credible is
sent into a ladder, we are in the ring. Ladder is placed on the top turnbuckle,
Dreamer is sent into the ladder. Dreamer smacks Credible into a ladder, Dreamer
climbs towards the barbed wire. Low blow by Francine, Dreamer lands on
Francine. George and Jazz come in, Jazz wants Francine.
on Jazz, swerve Vince Russo style. Francine looks for a bronco buster, Jazz
counters with a boot. Jazz attacks George, Francine is stripped of her bra.
That’s Incredible on Jazz, Dreamer nails The TommyHawk. Two for Dreamer,
Dreamer pulls down the barbed wire. Credible is crotched onto the barbed wire,
Credible counters diamond dust for That’s Incredible on the barbed wire, two
for Credible. Francine canes Credible by mistake, DDT for two. Tommyhawk is
countered for That’s Incredible on the barbed wire and it is over.
here is the fans just did not want to see Credible as the top guy, the fans do
not buy Credible as their main event heel with the likes of Dreamer, Lynn,
Corino and Rob Van Dam around. The two put on an entertaining match, not sure
why George was needed for that moment. Hope she was well paid for it, Dreamer
in his own words said that he never wanted to be the champion in ECW but I just
think that ECW may have missed the boat by not putting the championship on
Dreamer on this night.
Justin Credible over Tommy Dreamer via That’s Incredible!
That was ECW’s
Heatwave 2000, a one match show when you break it all down. I have grown accustomed
to the fast paced matches of ECW, very rarely will you find yourself bored with
an ECW pay per view, the over-booking of years gone past has been stamped out a
lot, I am not finding myself wanting to throw fits when a pay per view is over.
There are a lot of rising wrestlers on the roster, the likes of Corino and Lynn
plus Rhino and Tajiri come to mind. The problem for me lies with booking, you
cannot book long-term when everyone is jumping to the other companies because
you cannot pay them. So, we have a lack of main event presence for ECW, the
company is still going and the pay per views are mostly easy on the eyes but
they could not keep it up much longer. Thanks for reading and remember: There’s
always another night!
Hello and welcome to another edition
of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the
internet that could have sworn Jeff Jarrett kept wrestling after the closure of
WCW! ECW’s Hardcore Heaven 2000, did I mention the wheels were coming off this
company? Ok, Mike Awesome is gone, the behemoth that kills everything. We never
get the pay off, it is disappointing. Raven is nowhere to be seen, The Impact
Players have split as Lance Storm is off to WCW. Scrambling for an answer, we
find Justin Credible as the new ECW champion with Dreamer waiting in the wings.
RVD is back from injury while Jerry Lynn is scratching and clawing trying to
make it to the main event scene. Corino
continues to rise and the mid-card seems the same as every other show, this
could be a hit or a miss folks. Let’s get into it!
Balls Mahoney vs Masato Tanaka
looks nice and well lit, they even have a ramp. Tanaka and Mahoney were tag
team champions, they are facing one another because God knows why. Kintaro
Kanemura chokes out Gertner on Cyrus’ order, waistlock from Tanaka. Hammerlock
counters, front chancery. Mahoney reaches the ropes, takedown by Mahoney. Single
leg Boston crab by Mahoney, Tanaka reaches the ropes. Slugfest, Mahoney knocks Tanaka
with a right hand. Crossbody by Tanaka for two, armdrag into an armbar. Lariat
by Mahoney for two, Mahoney misses a spinning heel kick. Tanaka tries a
plancha, Mahoney catches Tanaka and sends Tanaka into the guard rail. Two beers
to the head, Tanaka meets the guard rail.
Mahoney into the guard rail, right hands by Tanaka. Chair to the ribs, Tanaka
cracks Mahoney with the chair. Tornado DDT on the ramp, they swing chairs at
one another, Tanaka takes three shots to the head. Two for Mahoney, Tanaka eats
a superkick for two. Mahoney has gathered
many chairs, the nutcracker suite is countered for a tornado DDT, two for
Tanaka. Nutcracker Suite for two, Mahoney cracks his own head off the
turnbuckle. Diamond Dust for two, Mahoney punches Tanaka. Nutcracker Suite on
the pile of chairs for two, Tanaka dodges the leg drop. Roaring Elbow for two,
Tanaka nails a super chair shot. Mahoney strong styles up before another
Roaring Elbow ends the match.
A tonne of
fun, ridiculous at times due to the amount of finisher kick-outs going on in
the match but every single move popped the crowd, building their excitement to
another level. They had their formula down to a tee, a great opening match for
Masato Tanaka over Balls Mahoney via Roaring Elbow!
Simon Diamond W/ The Prodigy/The Prodigette/Mitch/Musketeer
vs Little Guido vs Mikey Whipwreck W/ Sinister Minister
I do not
even know where to start with Simon’s entourage, it is ridiculous. Little Guido
has moved down the card as opposed to up as Guido is still wrestling the same
type of match that dominated his 1999. Whipwreck has his hair dyed red and
playing the gimmick of a fire-obsessed maniac. Teases of finishes everywhere,
armdrags by all. Superkick by Whipwreck on Guido, dropkick on Diamond.
Headscissors by Guido on Diamond, Guido faceplants Diamond for two. Whipwreck
nails a diving clothesline on Guido for two, Simon suplexes on Whipwreck. Guido
dropkicks Diamond for two, slingshot leg drop on Guido by Whipwreck. Diamond
drills Whipwreck with a chair, the lights go down in the arena.
planchas onto Big Sal, Whipwreck takes out Diamond’s entourage. Big Sal squishes
the entourage, Sicilian Slice on Whipwreck for two. Diamond hammers away on
Guido, sit-out spinebuster by Diamond. Two for Diamond, superkick by Whipwreck.
Whippersnapper on Diamond, Diamond is eliminated. Crossbody with a roll through
by Whipwreck for two, Double Underhook Spinning Facebuster by Whipwreck for
two. Big Sal clubs Whipwreck, Russian legsweep by Guido for two. Guido misses a
super elbow, fireball by Whipwreck on Big Sal. Maritato by Guido for the win.
Not on par
with Super Crazy & Tajiri but fun nonetheless. A big knock on the match is
the lights going down in the arena, killing the mood for a lot of fans in attendance.
A fun match at the end of the night, happy for Guido to get the win.
Little Guido over Everyone Else via Maritato!
CW Anderson W/ The Dangerous Alliance vs Kid Kash W/ Jazz
beat up by The Dangerous Alliance, Kash makes the save. Kash dives onto
Anderson and Wiles, left hand in the ring by Anderson. Hurricanrana by Kash, deep
armdrag and a dropkick. Wiles gets knocked, diving hurricanrana onto Wiles.
Chops by Kash, headscissors by Kash. Anderson nails a sit-out powerbomb out of
nowhere, chops by Anderson. Anderson throws Kash to the floor, Wiles does some
damage. Kash nails a crossbody for two, lariat by Anderson. Exploder suplex by
Anderson for two, reverse chinlock by Anderson. Kash fires up, powerslam by
Anderson to stop Kash for two. Anderson misses a splash, Wiles is cracked with
Lou E’s cell phone. Superkick by Anderson for two, Top Rope Hurricanrana by
Kash for the win.
match, Kash has huge potential to be mixing it up with the likes of Crazy,
Guido and Tajiri. Whether the company does anything with Kash, we shall see.
Kash over CW Anderson via Super Rana!
Da Baldies vs Doring & Roadkill vs Chetti & Nova
hot with a tonne of brawling, Chetti & Nova have Devito. Kicking
combination, pump kicks for Angel. Face-off between what must have been ECW’s
future hopes for the tag division. Da Baldies stop the face-off, springboard
clothesline by Roadkill. Senton Bomb on Devito for two, Lancaster Lariat of
Lust for two. Springboard thrustkick by Chetti on Doring, Dirt Road Slam by
Roadkill on Chetti. Double flapjack by Da Baldies on Roadkill, double slam onto
two chairs. Nova nails both Baldies, elbow drop by Doring on Angel. Grimes does
a run-in, Bare-back on Grimes. Danaconda on Grimes, Angel cracks Doring with
the guitar for the elimination.
fucks up Grimes, cannot believe Grimes is walking. Roadkill has a table,
springboard splash through the table by Roadkill. Chetti spinning heel kicks
Devito, Nova nails a cutter on Angel. Amityville Horror on Devito, Tidal Wave
on Devito for the win.
match, wished it was a bit longer and we had Doring & Roadkill vs Nova
& Chetti. They had chemistry and it could be a lot of fun, Da Baldies have
been pure filler since their existence adding nothing to pay per views with
their garbage brawling and of course, every time Da Baldies come out you must
have New Jack, New Jack does his shtick at the end of the match.
Chetti & Nova over Da Baldies via Tidal Wave!
Steve Corino W/ Jack Victory vs Tajiri
in Corino is astounding, Corino went from looking like a girl in tights to a
man with a good body to backup his great promo skills. Slaps and kicks by
Tajiri, enzuigiri by Corino. Powerbomb by Corino for two, Tarantula by Tajiri.
On the ramp, Tajiri kicks Corino. Brainbuster on the ramp, a kick sends Corino
to the floor. Tajiri bites the cut of Corino, low dropkick in the tree of woe
by Tajiri. Victory saves Corino from a second dropkick, superkick for two.
Tajiri kicks a chair into Corino’s face, Tajiri baseball slides the table into
Corino’s face. Springboard clothesline by Tajiri, Corino comes back with a back
drop through the table. Fisherman suplex for two, northern lights suplex for
two. Leaping leg lariat by Corino, abdominal stretch by Corino. Octopus stretch
on Corino by Tajiri, Green Mist on Victory. Powerslam by Corino for two,
Buzzsaw Rush from Tajiri, Diving Foot Stomp through the table for the win.
Fair play to
Corino who took an ass-whipping on the last two pay per views back to back. I
would say these two matches did a lot to help Corino in the eyes of the fans,
Corino’s physical transformation from looking like a lesbian to a pro wrestler
is a great help. But Corino takes a beating here, it is fantastic stuff.
Perfect fit for the match, perfect way to end the feud.
Tajiri over Corino via Diving Foot Stomp!
(ECW Television Champioship Match) The Sandman vs Rhino ©
things personal, Rhino gored Sandman’s wife, Sandman cost Rhino the TV
championship although Rhino won it back in the end. Sandman’s return has been disappointing,
two bait and switches on pay per view meant Sandman has wrestled once in a
six-man tag match at November to Remember on pay per view while this event
takes place in May of 2000.
all over Sandman, right hands by Rhino. Sandman fights back with punches, Rhino
is tossed to the floor. Rhino is tossed into the crowd, right hands by Sandman.
Guillotine leg drop by Sandman, brawling outside of the ring. Rhino positions
Sandman for a gore, Sandman dodges at the last second. Sandman piledrivers
Rhino in the ring for two, make it two. Lori is here, Corino and Victory are
here. Sandman saves Lori, Rhino piledrivers Sandman on the ramp. Lori slaps
Rhino, Rhino Piledrivers Lori through a table at ringside. Sandman canes
everything in sight, picking up his wife. Rhino Gores both through a table in
the corner, Rhino retains his championship.
waited three pay per views for that? I was expecting so much more from such an
emotionally charged feud. Sandman is limited, I mean everyone knows that but I
expected more violence, more insanity and intensity. I did not feel it for this
match, the visual of Rhino destroying Sandman’s wife was quite disturbing, that
is going so far but we did not get a huge angle out of it at the end of the
day. The piledriver is a great finish though, perfect fit for Rhino.
Rhino over Sandman via Gore!
Jerry Lynn vs Rob Van Dam W/ Scotty Anton & Bill Alfonso
the best series of matches between two wrestlers in ECW is back to write
another chapter, both men have been injured with Lynn being upset at the
attention that RVD has received. Lynn has a darker edge to him, could this mean
theatrics from the two, nice transitions with great fluidity. More flips and
theatrics, crowd is eating every single thing up from these two. Side headlock
by RVD, thrustkick connects on Lynn. Cartwheel moonsault for two, Lynn cuts off
RVD. Springboard dropkick by Lynn, plancha connects by Lynn. RVD ends up
crotching Lynn on the guard rail, thrustkick by RVD. Corkscrew guillotine leg
drop by RVD, RVD misses a moonsault off the guard rail. In the ring, Lynn leg
drops RVD for two, Jumping DDT by Lynn for two, tornado DDT does not connect.
Both men are down after a clothesline, Alfonso has a chair.
the chair at RVD, Lynn leg drops RVD onto the chair for two. Step-through
spinning heel kick by RVD. Rolling Thunder by RVD for two, forearms by RVD.
Inverted atomic drop, running Van Damanator. Two for RVD, Lynn powerbombs RVD
for two. Superplex by Lynn, two for Lynn. Guillotine leg drop by Lynn, Lynn
bulldogs RVD through the table. Scotty Anton is at ringside, Lynn nails Anton
with a somersault. Scoop slam, Alfonso shoves Lynn off the top rope. Diving
thrustkick with Lynn eating a chair to the face thanks to Alfonso, a chair is placed
on Lynn’s body.
Frog Splash, RVD is slow to capitalize. Victory and Corino attack RVD, Lynn
fights off Corino and Victory. Rhino Gores Lynn, Rhino powerbombs RVD. RVD
smacks Rhino, diving thrustkick by RVD. Van Damanator to Cyrus, Lynn dropkicks
the chair into Alfonso. Van Damanator on Lynn, Anton pushes RVD to the floor.
Lynn delivers The Cradle Piledriver and RVD kicks out at two, Cradle Piledriver
on the chair and Lynn wins the match.
That was a
lot of fun until all of the interference, Anton turning on RVD would have been
fine but you had all The Network stud which did not help the match in the
slightest. RVD and Lynn have great chemistry, two tremendous performers who
came together to make ECW’s version of art. Interesting to see where RVD goes
in ECW from losing to Lynn as it seems RVD winning back the championship he
never lost has been abandoned.
Jerry Lynn over RVD via Cradle Piledriver!
(ECW World Heavyweight Championship Match) Justin Credible ©
W/ Francine vs Lance Storm W/ Dawn Marie
cannot fight Credible due to herniated discs in his back, I am sickened by the
lack of a satisfying conclusion to Awesome’s title reign and the Dreamer/Raven/Francine
storyline. Instead we have Storm standing up for ECW as Credible spat on the
tag team championships destroying The Impact Players and making space for Storm
to go to WCW. Storm takes down Credible, Credible powders. Right hand by Storm,
Credible is being decimated. Flair flip and Storm dropkicks Credible to the
guard rail. Storm tries a plancha, Credible waffles Storm with the cane. Storm
is bleeding, a table has been setup on the ramp. Both men trade chops in the
ring, boot by Credible.
by Credible, Storm sunset flips for two. Credible nails a clothesline, chops by
Storm. Eye poke by Credible, another sleeper. Hurricanrana by Storm, elbow from
the top rope for two. Jawbreaker and dropkick for two, series of counters before
a northern lights from Storm for two. Superkick by Credible for two, Credible
shoves Storm into a steel chair for two. Crossbody but Storm rolls through for
two, Storm hiptosses Credible through the ringside table. Two for Storm,
roll-through into The Single Leg Boston Crab. Francine cracks Storm with her
shoe, catfight between the two ladies. Credible grabs Dawn, That’s Incredible
Storm uses the cane on Credible, piledriver
for two. Credible reverses Storm for That’s Incredible, two for Credible. Both
men trade blows, Storm catapults Credible to the corner but Credible almost
steals it with a reversal to a roll-up. Storm climbs to the top rope, Credible
crotches Storm and That’s Incredible for the win.
I am not
sure how that finish came off as so flat, there was no real dramatic finish
from it but it is hard to complain. ECW was in a bad way due to stars leaving
all the time, this match could have been something huge a year down the line.
Looking back on ECW’s history, The Impact Players did not even reach their full
potential being jerked around when it came to the tag team championships, so
much more could have came before this match but issues like Awesome leaving and
Storm leaving too complicated the matters. The crowd also wanted to see Dreamer
win the big one, that much was obvious from the last image of the pay per view with
Dreamer laying out Francine. Question is: Would ECW pull the trigger?
Justin Credible over Lance Storm via That’s Incredible!
That was ECW’s
Hardcore Heaven 2000, a show that was more disappointing when all was finished.
I have grown to breeze through ECW shows during this era, they are fun and even
the bad is watchable. However, I am looking for advancements on pay per views,
I am looking for quality matches with storylines and angles that I want to sink
my teeth into, ECW is struggling to draw me in at this point. Corino is
flourishing into a real superstar in the company that’s enjoyable to watch,
Jerry Lynn has finally beaten RVD, that’s big news but outside of those two
things I do not know how much interests me about the product. Tanaka is nowhere
near the championship, Sandman and Rhino did not deliver and you just know they
are going to fight again. Credible is going to suffer the same as Awesome and Taz
before him as there are no credible challengers (excuse the pun) to face the
champion. You can draw out Dreamer but RVD is not ready just yet, Lynn is not
and Corino is not either so where do you go? It is a rough time on-screen and
off-screen for the company. This show was enjoyable but I do not know how much
had changed when everything was finished. Thanks for reading and remember:
There’s always another night!