On Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 11:14 PM EST ECW on Sci Fi
August 7, 2007
Commentators: Joey Styles & Tazz
Reported By: Hunter Golden of WrestleView.com
The Boogeyman v. Jessie Gillmet
Boogey spat some worm in Gillmet’s face before bullying him to the corner and roughing him up a bit. Boogey’s still rocking the red head this week. He laid Gillmette out with some lariats and a big power slam. Boogey went to the top rope (!?) and hit a big splash and that’s all she wrote.
Winner: The Boogeyman via pin fall
While Boogey was worming his former foe, Matt Striker came out and demanded this lecherous behavior be stopped. Striker ran his mouth and distracted Boogey long enough for Big Daddy V to come out and put a SUPER nasty beat down on Boogey. That’s how you murder someone on live TV.
Elijah Burke v. Tommy Dreamer
Dreamer started the match putting the boots to Burke and sending him over the top rope and to the floor. He went for follow Burke out to the floor but Burke caught him and press slammed him to the concrete.
Back in the ring, Burke put the boots to Dreamer in the corner before hitting his catapult elbow for a two count. Burke slapped on the bow and arrow but couldn’t hold it long before Dreamer hit a neck breaker to cause a brief stalemate.
The two exchanged blows in the middle of the ring before Dreamer quickly gained the advantage and slapped on the Texas Cloverleaf. Burke managed to break the hold but Dreamer dragged him to the middle and hit a sling shot into the corner. Dreamer charged for a clothesline but got slapped in the chops on the way up to the top rope. Dreamer loaded Burke up for the super plex, but Burke reversed it and hit a big big snap mare off the top rope. Burke quickly dove into the ring and charged in with the Elijah express for the win.
Winner: Elijah Burke via pin fall
John Morrison is being interviewed by Joey Styles. Morrison put himself over as the new face of extreme and the Shaman of SEXY~. He could tell Punk was excited for his 15 minutes of fame and to experience Morrison’s reality. While Punk gets up for his workout at 5am, Morrison is just getting home. He said after tonight, no one would remember his name.
The Miz came out to the ring with his Expose girls.
The Miz v. Balls Mahoney
Balls grabbed a headlock and shoulder blocked the Miz down to the mat. He avoided a leap frog and hit the balls punches, flooring the Miz. Mahoney missed a spin kick and ended up outside the ring a mess. Kelly Kelly tended to Balls on the outside but the love was short lived as Miz dragged him into the ring for a cover attempt.
Miz put the boots to Mahoney in a big way before going for another cover. Miz botched a power slam for a two count before Mahoney ducked out. Miz dodged a kick and hit one of his own followed by the neck breaker for the win.
Winner: The Miz via pin fall
After the match, Kelly looked concerned for Balls. The girls celebrated a bit with Miz before leaving.
Punker is in the back. Styles asked him how he’d approach his match. Punk said he’d come in focused and he was focused on the title. He promised that Morrison wouldn’t ever forget his name.
A recap of last night’s Raw episode aired.
Stevie Richards was cutting a promo in the back until Kevin Thorne showed up and attacked him. It was broken up in fairly short order by some nearby officials.
John Morrison’s on his way to the ring for his match tonight.
15 Minutes of Fame Match
John Morrison v. CM Punk
Punk came out to a pretty big pop.
Morrison pointed to the clock to get things going while Punk responded that all these people like him. Oh yay. Popularity contest.
The two locked up and moved into the corner only to get broken up by the referee. Punk grabbed an arm wringer and moved into a Hammer lock to hold the champion at bay. Morrison rose to his feet and grabbed a single leg take down before Punk kicked him away and horay for stalemates!
Punk grabbed a go behind and took Morrison down again. Morrison countered out and grabbed a hammer lock that evolved into a cover attempt before heading into a rear chin lock. The crowd quickly rallied to Punk’s side and he used the momentum to break the hold and take Morrison down for a rear chin lock of his own.
Morrison broke the hold in the ropes and we’re back to our feet again. Morrison began to nervously gaze towards the clock. While he was pointing he threw a kick at Punk’s mid section and clubbed him to the mat, yanking way at the hair. Nitro did a Rick Rude hip swivel before Punk fired back and tied Morrison up in the ropes and hit a springboard drop kick for a two count.
Punk hit a body slam and a leg drop for another two count. Punk pressed his advantage with some stiff kicks to the chest resulting in yet another near fall. Morrison hit a shot to Punk’s gut and nailed a scoop slam before hitting his cock screw leg drop. He hot dogged some more and Punk stiff kicked Nitro in the back. Punk went back to work before eating a knee to the chest and a few kicks.
Punk fought Morrison off and clotheslined him to the outside of the ring before launching himself over the top rope and into the unsuspecting Nitro on the floor. Nitro quickly regained the advantage and looked for a suplex into the ring, but Punk countered him and sent the champion clattering to the concrete. The ref counted as we headed to commercial.
We came back to Punk rallying out of a headlock with four minutes left on the clock. Punk grabbed a backslide for a two count before Morrison bounded into the ropes and came flying off with a spinning leg lariat for a two count. He looked for the corkscrew moonsault, but Punker avoided him and fought back with Punches.
Punk floored the champ with a lariat before hitting some Muy Thai knees. He whipped Morrison, hit his running knee and bulldog for a two count. Morrison wiggled out of a suplex but Punk caught another roll up for a two count. Punk sprang up and hit a leaping enzeguiri for another two count but got quickly caught with a back breaker and DDT combo for a two count.
Punk looked for a sunset flip but Morrison rolled out and looked for a Boston crab but instead used it as a sling shot. Punk landed on the ropes and leapt off with a sunset flip for a two count. Punk looked for GTS, but Morrison wiggled out and hit a semi-botched spinning wheel kick for a SUPER near fall. 25 seconds..
Morrison went for the spinning neck breaker but Punk countered into Go 2 Sleep for the win.
Winner: CM Punk via pin fallECW Round UpShow Thoughts-- All around this wasn’t as good as last week, but it was a pretty solid outing with some fun under card stuff and a fantastic main event.
The Punk-Morrison match was outstanding and they more than made up for two poor pay per view matches. The crowd followed them the whole way through and the time crunch was a great way to give a central theme to center all the near falls off of. Really, it’s the second or third best ECW match this year. It’d have been a solid PPV main event by most people’s standards. Kudos to both.
Big Daddy V is really being built well as a monster, although I wonder where they’d really go with him afterwards. Hopefully we’ll see a Tommy Dreamer program before they hot shot him into a title feud with Punk or Morrison. IMO, this guy is a very A-typical ECW Champ and he’s never looked better, IMO.
The Thorn-Richards thing has oddly become a fun mid card program. They didn’t do too much with it, but did enough to remind us it was still happening.
The Miz stuff is pretty awful though but I can appreciate that they’re looking to do something with Kelly Kelly sort of being a little off the reservation. We’ll see where it heads.
All in all it was a fun little show with a heck of a main event. Another solid ECW show.
Overall Grade: B-
Boogeyman def. James Gillmet
Elijah Burke def. Tommy Dreamer
The Miz def. Balls Mahoney
CM Punk def. John Morrison
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?
1. CM Punk
2. Tommy Dreamer
1. John Morrison
2. Big Daddy V
Match of the night: CM Punk v. John Morrison ***
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 7-2, 18pts. (Last Week: ECW World Champion)-- Morrison really looked excellent despite losing cleanly tonight. He cut a really strong promo and put on an even stronger performance in the ring. They’re in a weird spot with him though, as I’d say the roster is a little too heel-heavy right now for him to have a longer reign.
1. CM Punk 8-2, 14 pts. (Last Week: 1) -- Punker is REALLY becoming a true top baby face on the brand and I’d definitely say I enjoyed his stuff tonight. The stick work was pretty generic and I know he’s capable of way better, but for now, it does what it needs to.
2. Big Daddy V 2-0, 6pts. (Last Week: 2)-- Big Daddy makes Hunter a happy man. It’s a man crush.
3. The Miz 4-0. 8pts. (Last Week: 3) -- I can’t really send him down the ranks as he’s undefeated, but really, I’m hoping they find something interesting for him to do. I’m not much for him in the ring yet.
4. Stevie Richards 2-1. 4pts (Last Week: 4)-- I like where they’re going with this “Stevie on a hot streak” thing. Hopefully they’ll build him a little bit so we’ve got some more faces higher up the card. God knows the guy’s paid his dues.
5. Elijah Burke 2-6, 4 pts (Last Week: NR) -- Burke looks to be on the rebound with a solid win over Tommy Dreamer. Burke is also a question mark at this point. If Punk wins the belt, expect him to be his first challenger. If not, I don’t know where the next place for him to go would be.
The Boogeyman 3-0, 6pts. (Last Week: NR)
Tommy Dreamer 2-5, 3 pts.(Last Week: 5)
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 Thorn 2-2, 4 pts. (Last Week: NR)