On Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 12:31 AM EST A scary affair
By Andrew Rote
October 30, 2007
Results courtesy of ECW.com
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – In a battle to become No. 1 Contender and face ECW Champion CM Punk for the gold next week, John Morrison emerged victorious against The Miz.
Next week’s contest will serve as an opportunity for Morrison and perhaps as a chance at revenge for CM Punk, who was attacked by Morrison after Punk’s match later in the night.
With it being the eve of Halloween, what better way for ECW on Sci Fi to celebrate the holiday than with ECW’s Monster Mash Battle Royal? Kane guaranteed victory and Big Daddy V was touted by his mentor Matt Striker as a dominating force that would roll to a win. Much of the focus was on these two. The Big Red Machine and Striker’s behemoth protégé first gained a mutual disliking for each other in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match just weeks earlier. Then last week, they met in a one-on-one contest, which ended abruptly when Mark Henry and The Great Khali interfered.
Henry was at his best for ECW’s Monster Mash Battle Royal, as he reigned supreme over Kane, Daddy and The Great Khali. In the closing moments, he used his massive strength to catch the Big Red Machine and almost hurl him over the top rope. Has the answer to stopping Big Daddy V finally been discovered: Bring in another monster?
The monstrous match wasn’t the only scary part of Halloween Eve, ECW style. Nunzio took a few children trick-or-treating in the locker room area, only to be spooked by Boogeyman who was handing out worms. He later faced Tommy Dreamer in a Trick-or-Treat Extreme Rules Match with Halloween party accessories for weapons at ringside. Despite dressing to the nines for All Hallow’s Eve as Dracula, Nunzio fell to Dreamer, who was dressed as a vaguely familiar ECW personality in a trench coat.
In other action, Elijah Burke earned a solid win against Jimmy Wang Yang to kick off ECW on Sci Fi. Along with ECW’s Monster Mash Battle Royal, this battle shows more evidence of the business deal between ECW General Manager Armando Estrada and SmackDown Acting GM Vickie Guerrero.
Don’t miss ECW on Sci Fi next week as John Morrison advances in his quest for the ECW Championship, Tuesday at 10/9 CT. Also, be sure to catch ECW in its entirety every week on WWE.com, available from Wednesday to the following Monday afternoon.
* Elijah Burke def. Jimmy Wang Yang
* Tommy Dreamer def. Nunzio
* John Morrison def. The Miz (No. 1 Contender's Match)
* CM Punk def. James Curtis
* Mark Henry def. Kane, Big Daddy V and The Great Khali (ECW's Monster Mash Battle Royal)