On Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 11:55 PM EST ECW on Sci Fi
August 14, 2007
Commentators: Joey Styles & Tazz
Reported By: Hunter Golden of WrestleView.com
WWE’s back in Connecticut and Coach is in the ring with a table. Coach said he was in the ring to continue his investigation into who might be Vince’s kid. He said there was one other important piece of business to attend to.
ECW has a new General Manager! Coach announced our new GM as ARMANDO ALEJANDRO ESTRADA.
Estrada thanked McMahon for siring many Cuban babies before letting us all know we could call him El Dictador. He said there’d be a contract signing right now for the ECW title match at the biggest ‘fiesta’ of the summer. He introduced ECW World Champion John Morrison and he trotted down to the ring. Estrada introduced CM Punk next as the #1 contender and Punker came down to the ring as well.
Estrada said we needed to make the match official. Morrison grabbed the mic and made fun of Punk’s tatoos and said Punker’s sitting in that chair was the closest he’d ever get to ‘earthly paradise’ and his ECW World Championship.
Punk was next and signed the contract. Before he signed the paper, Morrison cut him off an put himself over as the Tuesday night delight and begged Punk not to put himself through the match. Punk told him to shut up and that he talked way too much. He said he didn’t wear girls’ sunglasses or wear fur coats in August, but come Summerslam, he’d be wearing the ECW title. Both started bickering back and forth before Estrada cut them both off.
He said he was glad they were both so fired up, because that’d just make their matches that much better tonight. Morrison will fight the Boogeyman. Punk is going to get Big Daddy V. Oh greatness. Punk looks like he’s going to cry.
CM Punk v. Big Daddy V
Punk is really almost crying now.
The two men locked horns and V tossed Punk across the ring like he was an empty can of Pepsi. Punk tried a go-behind and that’s pretty stupid. V just squashed Punk into the corner a couple of times before chopping him retarded in the corner.
Punk DID manage to avoid a clothesline attempt and began connecting with a million and one knees to the face, but V just picked him up and smashed him down to the corner like a baby. V Guerilla pressed Punk before dropping him on his face.
V hit another chop before hitting a spinning wheel kick that sent Punk tumbling to the outside of the ring. Punk wants to go home. Unfortunately it looks like V wants to go home sooner. Punk stumbled onto the apron only to get jacked by a V forearm to the face that sent him bouncing off the ring table. Punk rolled around on the floor clutching his ribs like someone shot him in the stomach. Punk couldn’t recover and ten seconds later, V wins by count out.
Winner: Big Daddy V via pin fall
The commentators put over the Morrison-Boogeyman match before a Boogeyman promo video aired.
Estrada was in the back when Tommy Dreamer approached him and said he wanted the winner of Punk-Morrison at Summerslam. Estrada said he knew all about Dreamer and that he was an icon, but he also thought he was lazy to just ask for a shot without earning it. He said he needed to prove him wrong. He said he had 60 seconds to get to the ring to face his opponent. Dreamer trotted through the back on his way to the ring clattering into pretty much everyone.
He got out to the ring and Bid Daddy V hasn’t left the ring I guess.
Big Daddy V v. Tommy Dreamer
V hit a huge fall away slam and a massive avalanche in the corner before hitting the tilt awhirl sidewalk slam. One more big elbow later, and this is over. Just like that.
Winner: Big Daddy V via pin fall
Um, why does V have to be awesome now that he doesn’t wear P-J’s?
Stevie Richards is going to take on Kevin Thorne next.
Footage of Kelly Kelly showing love for Balls Mahoney aired last week.
Balls approached Kelly in the back. He wanted to talk to her about last week before the Miz showed up with the rest of the Diva search girls. He mocked Balls’ crush on Kelly before pointing out that girls like her, didn’t date guys like him. He walked off with Brooke and Leyla with Kelly slowly following behind.
Stevie Richards v. Kevin Thorn
Thorn bullied Richards right to the corner before slapping him across the face. Richards exploded out of the corner and tackled Thorn before hitting some knees to Thorn’s face. Thorn sold the damage before deciding to kill Richards with a lariat.
Thorn punted Richards all over the mat before picking him up and driving him to the corner. Thorn hit some more boots before hitting a body slam an a knee to Richard’s face. Stevie came firing back with some punches and kicks before Thorn cut him off and launched him via a high scoop slam.
Thorn hit some boots to Stevie’s face before setting up Richards and nailing him sitting up with a clothesline to the face and neck. Thorn kept on the neck, slapping on a chin lock.
The crowd rallied Stevie Night Heat who fought Thorn off him briefly with some elbows, but Thorn grabbed hold of him and began hitting lariat after lariat holding onto Richard’s arm. He hit a third or fourth one but the plucky Richards kicked out at two.
Stevie fought back with some forearms and kicks, desperately trying to build some momentum before hitting a lung-blower followed by a roll up for a very believable near fall. Stevie charged in for another lung blower but Thorn caught him in a sit out power bomb for the win.
Winner: Kevin Thorn via pin fall
After the match, Thorn started beating Richards around the ring until the referee stepped in and REVERSED the decision!
Winner: Stevie Richards via DQ
Thorn was beside himself after the match.
Elijah Burke was in the back with Coach. Burke talked about him Mom and WWE and said he thought he had his smile.
Styles and Tazz ran down the card for Summerslam so far:
John Cena v. Randy Orton
World Heavyweight Championship
The Great Khali v. Batista
ECW World Championship
John Morrison v. CM Punk
Triple H v. King Booker
Rey Mysterio v. Chavo Guererro
A promo video put over the CM Punk-John Morrison feud.
John Morrison v. The Boogeyman
The match started out quickly with Boogey doing all sorts of torpedo like moves to completely confound the ECW champ. This match is going as well as Pnk’s match went for him. Boogey hit a splash for a two count before going to gather the confounded champion on the middle rope.
Boogey sent Morrison off the ropes but Morrison was able to counter with a drop kick. Morrison went for a spring board variation of the same move but Boogey side stepped him. Boogey went for the boogey missile until Morrison booted him in the grill and sent him crashing to the outside.
Morrison gathered him again and went for a cover but only got a two count. Morrison hammered away on Boogie some more but only got a two count. Morrison began hitting some kicks and punctuated them with a clothesline for yet another two count.
Morrison went for a top wrist lock on Boogey, but the crowd quickly got behind our favorite worm-eating wrestler. Boogey got to his feet and hit some big right hands before completely turning Morrison inside out with a lariat. Boogey hit a body slam and a leg drop for a two count.
Morrison hit a cheap shot to Boogey’s throat before dragging him to the middle of the ring and putting the boots to him. Morrison went for his cork screw senton, but Completely missed it. Boogey hit some scoop slams and went for a cover, but Morrison kicked out.
Boogey missed a splash in the corner before Morrison hit a springboard kick that looked pretty sloppy for a two count. He dragged Boogey to the middle of the ring or at least tried to, but Boogie wouldn’t budge. Morrison began completely laying them in on Boogey before the referee stepped in to separate them. Morrison took exception to the detachment and shoved the official, causing himself to get disqualified.
Winner: The Boogeyman via DQ
After the match, Boogie hit his sit out bomb before grabbing some worms. It’s meal time. Morrison managed to wiggle off and concluded a bad night for both champion and challenger. ECW Round UpShow Thoughts-- It’s really great to see ECW sort of coming together a little bit more every week. The addition of Estrada as the new GM gave the show a heck of a lot more structure, almost by virtue of him just being there. Authority figures make a big difference in shows like ECW.
I’m especially happy with the way they handled both Boogeyman and Big Daddy V tonight. Both are being put over as the resident unbeat-ables. Here are two guys I could’ve REALLY given two craps about three months ago who’re really falling into new roles pretty well. For one, Viscera has always been a decent big man worker, not great, but decent. Given the right gimmick he could’ve been great but when the best you’ve got to work with is a pseudo Goth, a fat ex rapper king and a gigolo who wrestles in pajamas, there’s only so much you can do. Big Daddy V is TRULY badass and it’s really played to his strengths.
Boogey on the other hand, seems to finally be developing a style, which is as much a relief as it is entertaining. He’s like a giant torpedo and is sort of just launching himself at people with high impact moves. Granted he’s not winning wrestler of the year, but it’s a start and I’ll give him the fact that it’s a major league improvement.
Balls Mahoney is a fantastic backstage guy. They should use him more.
I’m happy the Punk-Morrison program is getting some big billing. However, despite my love of Punk and gushing over the new direction of Morrison, I just don’t know if either guy is the guy to carry this brand or the title in a meaningful way right now. I just don’t get the championship feeling from either guy right now.
What ECW needs is a measuring stick, a TOP guy. I’d LOVE to have seen Mark Henry here or maybe even Umaga. I’m hoping that V gets to a point where they’re considering putting the strap on him. I think he fit’s the mold, but even with him, not quite yet.
This was another fun show with good flow and flat out, was just an enjoyable hour of wrestling. They’re making strides every week and seeing as where this brand was at the beginning of this year to now is night and day.
Overall Grade: B-
Big Daddy V def. CM Punk
Big Daddy V def. Tommy Dreamer
Stevie Richards def. Kevin Thorn
The Boogeyman def. John Morrison
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?
1. CM Punk
1. John Morrison
2. Big Daddy V
Match of the night: Stevie Richards-Kevin Thorne **1/4
ECW Power Rankings
5 Points= Title Win
4 Points= World Title defense/win
3 Points= Singles PPV Win
2 Points= Tag PPV Win
2 Points= TV Singles Win
1 Point= TV Tag Win
0 Points= Loss
ECW World Champion: John Morrison 7-3, 18pts. (Last Week: ECW World Champion)-- I loved the whole champion-challenger bad night thing tonight, as neither Morrison or Punk looked great tonight. Morrison did a good job of heeling and The “Tuesday Night Delight” line ruled. He pops out something funnier every week.
1. Big Daddy V 4-0, 10pts. (Last Week: 2)-- Really, he squashed the #1 contender and made Tommy Dreamer his woman all in one night. He’s undefeated, too. No doubt whose #1 in my eyes right now.
2. CM Punk 8-3, 14 pts. (Last Week: 1) -- Wow, did Punk sell the beating tonight. Fun stuff.
3. Stevie Richards 3-1. 6pts (Last Week: 4) -- I am really happy to see the way Stevie’s been used since coming to ECW. Say what you want, he makes Thorne look awesome and has put on the most unintentionally awesome feud the ECW mid card (was there one before this feud) has seen. Kudos to Stevie, he deserves this.
4. The Boogeyman 4-0, 8pts. (Last Week: NR) -- I said it once and I’ll say it again, this guys’ improved. He’s not near ‘good’ yet, but the character is fun for what it is and they’re using him well.
5. The Miz 4-0. 8pts. (Last Week: 3)-- Quiet night for Miz tonight. Nice little mini-heel promo with Balls though.
Elijah Burke 2-6, 4 pts (Last Week: 5)
Tommy Dreamer 2-6, 3 pts.(Last Week: NR)
Matt Striker 0-1, 0pts. (Last Week: NR)
Balls Mahoney 0-2, 0 pts (Last Week: NR)
Mike Knox 0-0, 0 pts. (Last Week: NR)
Rob Van Dam 0-0, 0pts. (Last Week: NR)
Nunzio 0-3, 0pts. (Last Week: NR)
Marcus Cor Von 0-2, 0pts. (Last Week: NR)
Kevin Thorne 2-2, 4 pts. (Last Week: NR)