Reported by David Stephens of WrestleView.com
On Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 2:53 AM EST
ECW on Sci-Fi
Best of ECW 2008
December 23rd 2008
Hosts: Matt Striker & Todd Grisham
Report by: David Stephens of WrestleView.com
This week is a very special Best of ECW show here on Sci-Fi. You may have noticed that RAW and Smackdown are not holding such “Best of” series this year. Simply put, ECW is the best show and as such is the only one worthy of the honor. That’s my reasoning at least, and that’s what we are going to go with here on Wrestleview!
The show kicks off with Matt Striker & Todd Grisham in their hosting positions backstage. The heckling Matt Striker lays on Todd Grisham continues throughout the evening and is quite hilarious.
The first segment is essentially the story of CM Punk. They kick off covering Punk’s reign as ECW Champion and his loss to Chavo. They continue on to cover his “Money in the Bank” win and eventual World Heavyweight Championship win.
Todd Grisham gets back at Striker by showing a clip of Matt getting hit with the GTS.
Segment: Kane’s run as ECW Champion
Segment: Mark Henry as ECW Champion
Segment: John Morrison & The Miz,
Also known as ‘MizMo’ as named by a recap response contest earlier in the year [see this is like I’m including a best of the column 2008 section as well [hey I get props for trying [even if I’m technically giving myself the props [whoops, did the whole multiple bracket thing again]]]].
Match Recap: MizMo v. Cryme Tyme from Cyber Sunday
Promo: Finlay & Hornswoggle
Segment: Matt Hardy in ECW
Promo: Evan Bourne
Todd Grisham shows Matt Striker getting hit by Evan Bourne’s Shooting Star Press.
Match Recap: Evan Bourne v. Matt Hardy at Cyber Sunday.
This is also my personal favorite ECW Championship match of the year.
Segment: WWE Tribute to the Troops 2008
I’d like to extend a personal thanks to both our troops and the WWE for doing this tribute show each year.
Todd and Matt talk about the new superstars acquired this year thanks to the New Superstar Initiative.
Just in case Matt Striker & Todd didn’t mention is enough, they are the Slammy Award Winners for best commentary team. We get to see them in a couple picture poses as well. They wish all the viewers Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
Video: ECW Highlights!
A special thanks to all of my readers for this past year, it has been a blast. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!