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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/July/2006 at 13:52
Yeah i admit moving all these guys over at once would be a suicidal move for both S/D and the wrestlers themselves, maybe Vince should just use them partime on ECW allowing them to still work S/D shows as well as fact is ECW really does need a huge injection of some big name talent who can mech well with the current ECW roster, i mean for example how about pushing a Mysterio/Sabu rematch on the first ECW ppv, Mysterio dosnt need to come over to the brand fulltime. Another thing is i would hope Vince has longterm plans to make ECW a 2 hour show, maybe this will happen after the trial period. If so i would hope he would merge Raw and Smackdown back in to one and just have WWE and ECW as the 2 main brands.
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Yeah, but then which of the shows gets destroyed? Raw, or Smackdown? Or are both shows kept, with WWE getting 2 shows and ECW getting 1? Rey/Sabu rematch would be awesome, but I think Mysterio's about to get buried again, and I don't know if Vince is really thinking at all about this idea. But it helps to put it on here, so good move.

Anyway, the way I see it, either make part-time moving push feuds (I can't think of a better name for it right now, so excuse it plz) such as Rey-Sabu, or maybe even Punk-Benoit (how awesome would that be?), or move like about three or four of the aforementioned benefitable wrestlers there full-time.
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This week the show was still watchable. Balls versus Credible wasn't too bad and it's nice two original ECW wrestlers are getting airtime against eachother. Nunzio is getting squashed again to the point i don't know why he joined ECW and wasn't left on Smackdown. Plus we have to pretend we haven't seen Fertig before. Angle and Punk next week on the show is going to make the roster look better. Test and Knox should be a force to be reckoned with. Good to see Kane back and Big Show is looking fairly strong. Looking forward to if the belt goes on Batista next week.....
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Yeah i must admit the current roster is improving by the week, Test has looked impressive and we all know what CM Punk is capable of, im looking forward to Shannon Moore as well. What i would do would be to possibly move Matt Hardy, Greg Helms and the Mexicools over fulltime and look to resign Jeff Hrdy to make these three plus Moore in to a faction, then have Mysterio and Benoit make p/t appearances to build up matches for the first ppv in December. Ive nothing against WWE guys appearing on ECW tv to help with the ratings, its good business, but i do think Vince should use guys who have some history with ECW, eg: Mysterio, Benoit etc. Chavo Guerrero would be another good addition what with his Uncle Eddies history with ECW, also i do feel Chavo will struggle in WWE once his feud with Rey has run its course, he would fair much better in ECW. Regarding Angle i think WWE has longterm plans of putting him back on the full WWE roster, im behind this as i always thought Angle in ECW makes no sense due to his history with the group. Also Angles injury problems have reached the point where he cannot work a full schedule, at least not for long, putting him on Raw or S/D would make more sense as he could at least then just wrestle occasionally and cut promos inbetween to keep his face on tv, he should probably be pulled from house shows also. If ECW is a success im guessing Vince will make the tv show 2 hours, he wont get rid of Raw or S/D but he may just combine the 2 rosters again making all talent exclusive to both shows, another option would be to make the titles exclusive to both brands allowing the champions to appear on both Raw and S/D, if ECW does go to 2 hours Vince will need to almost double the size of the current roster so it seems ending the brand split is the most logical option as it will free up extra talent to be moved across, Vince could also give ECW an extra ppv or 2.
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Quote Joey Styles and Tazz introduced the show as the camera panned the pure ECW crowd. They plugged the Big Show vs. Batista main event and the opening tag. They went right to ring intros.

1 -- TOMMY DREAMER & SANDMAN vs. MIKE KNOX (w/Kelly) & TEST - Extreme Rules

Sandman made his way through the upper deck with a beer in hand. Sandman does not drink beer anymore (not an official part of his public ECW bio, by the way), so he doesn't swallow during his ring intro. He finally arrived at the ring, then Tommy Dreamer had his full ring intro. The best part of ECW was ring intros, but listening to Sandman's generic ring intro for five minutes is not the same thing. During Dreamer's ring intro, they showed a clip of Paul Heyman kissing him and Test slamming him. The crowd was rowdy early, chanting "You suck dick," then "You take steroids." WWE turned down the crowd noise and turned up the announcers to try to blunt the chants. Sandman hit Test with a sloppy dropkick (but he scores points for ambition) early as Knox beat on Dreamer at ringside. Test and Knox beat on Sandman in the ring as the crowd chanted "You take steroids" at Test. Dreamer intervened before Test could use the cane. Test paraded around the ring for something like three days before Dreamer finally got into the ring. Dreamer and Sandman pulled trash cans and cookie sheets out from under the ring and tossed them into the ring. The crowd chanted for tables. They pulled out a huge barbed wire covered plywood sheet. The crowd orgasmed at the sight of it. Test broke up Dreamer and Sandman's attempt to suplex Knox onto the barbed wire board propped in the corner. Dreamer bled heavily from the forehead. Kelly stepped in the way of Sandman as he went after Knox with a cane. Styles couldn't believe she'd defend that jerk. Sandman rolled her into the ring, then hit Knox with the stick. Knox sold it like it actually hurt a lot and ran to the announcers' desk positioned to the right of the entrance. Dreamer (black is not slimming, by the way) leaned Kelly over for a kiss, but instead repositioned her over his knee for a spanking. He stared at her ass, listened to the crowd, wiped blood from his face onto his hand, and spanked her. She kicked and screamed as he spanked her a dozen times. Heyman's storm troopers came out and swung a stick at Dreamer. It missed, but Dreamer went down like he was shot. They choked him with the stick. Heyman entered the ring. The crowd chanted, "You sold out! You sold out!" The troopers threw Dreamer onto the barbed wire. Heyman and his henchmen walked to the back and Dreamer said, "Oww. Oww. Oww." Test entered the ring and hit his F5-like finisher on Dreamer for the pin.

WINNERS: Dreamer & Sandman in 11:00

STAR RATING: Other than the entrance music, pretty authentic looking Sandman & Dreamer match. Knox and Test played the WWF roided monster stiff characters well. They're such good actors.

[Commercial Break]

-They showed the exterior of Manhattan Center. Styles said, "Summerslam is going to be hot and so is 100 degree-plus New York City."

-Backstage, various ECW wrestlers wouldn't look at Heyman. Roadkill, Guido, Francine, and Steven Richards all turned their backs on him in catering. Sabu walked up to him and said, "I told you, I want the Big Show." Heyman said Show need their support because he's their long-term investment. They finally pointed out Sabu's scars. Heyman said those scars prove how much he's willing to sacrifice himself and he can't subject Show to that. "Not tonight, not next week, never," he said. He then asked Sabu to leave the arena or he'd have him escorted out. That's "Pro Wrestling Clever Booking 101" code for "you're booked to do a run-in at the end of our TV main event since we don't have any other finish that works."

-They showed Tazz and Styles on camera plugging the main event.

-C.M. Punk stood backstage and talked about how the waiting is over. Kane's sequel can be filmed in the back hallway of the Hammerstein. That's scary looking.

2 -- JUSTIN CREDIBLE vs. C.M. PUNK

Tazz said Justin may have the home court advantage, just seconds after a loud "C.M. Punk" chant rang through the reality. Reality vs. Talking Points. Punk tied up Justin in the ropes with a submission hold at 1:00. When he went to the top rope, Justin slammed Punk to the mat, then threw an elbow into his back twice. Punk fought back with a couple low roundhouse kicks. Justin came back with two suplexes and a nice Northern Lights suplex for a two count. Punk came back with some kicks and then a flying clothesline off the ropes for a near fall. Punk followed with more kicks, a running knee, a bulldog, and a uranage into his submission for a tapout. Tazz said it was a hell of debut. He touted his various combat arts he displayed during the match. Punk did a great job selling his ECW TV debut win as an emotional moment for him. He looked around, as if soaking up the moment and appreciating the work it took to get there.

WINNER: Punk in 4:00.

STAR RATING: *1/4 -- Really strong debut for Punk. He wrestled a different style out there from what is typical in WWE or even ECW. Justin shined, too. His best performance to date, a big step up from last week's Justin-Balls match.

-A Batista music vignette aired. Well put together.

[Commercial Break]

-They showed "The Reject" Shannon Moore sitting on a subway.

3 -- KURT ANGLE vs. BROOKLYN BRAWLER

Brawler bragged that he's too extreme for Raw and too hardcore for Smackdown. "Actually, I'm in the perfect place right now: ECW. And I will be your ECW World Champion." The crowd chanted "Welcome back! Welcome back!" Angle went for an early anklelock. Brawler grabbed the rope. Angle headbutted him during a staredown, then applied another anklelock for a quick tapout.

WINNER: Angle in 1:00.

STAR RATING: n/a -- Not long enough to amount to a ratable match. Nice headbutt to the face, though. After all of those faux expert soundbites Brawler has had on WWE DVDs over the years, there are times I've wanted to do that to the TV screen.

-A music vignette aired on Big Show. Nice touch, unique to ECW TV. They're letting Paul Heyman have some fun with non-standard WWE production ideas, something he thrived on during the early ECW years.

-The tarot card reader and the vampire spoke. Ariel introduced her man, Kevin Thorne as the name of the vampire. They pecked around each other's necks seductively.

4 -- BIG SHOW vs. BATISTA

Joey Styles said during Show's ring intro that this could be a main event at WrestleMania, but you're only going to see it on ECW TV. The crowd chanted, "RVD, RVD." Batista's music then played. During Batista's stroll toward the ring, he was touched by fans, something he's not used to in the antiseptic WWE world of giant entrance ramps. One fan touched him improperly and he stopped, turned, and chewed him out. Not the most babyface moment of his TV career. Both Batista and Show got a "mixed reaction" during ring intros according to Styles. Tazz, on credibility watch, said that meant "mostly boos." Tazz said, "This ain't Smackdown." The crowd chanted "You both suck!" during the opening minute. This is a small slice of the fanbase that Vince McMahon turns away with every week of Raw and Smackdown in their current format. Show should get booed as he's been portrayed as a heel, but Batista getting booed is a bigger statement by the fans - which is that they want their "own" main eventers, not imports. It's dangerous to put Batista in this setting for the sake of the rest of the fanbase watching. Batista punched Show to the floor as they cut to a break.

[Commercial Break]

Show punched away at Batista. The crowd chanted, "Same old shit! Same old shit!" Show rubbed his fingers together, indicating he makes more money than them. They exchanged clotheslines. Show won. The crowd chanted "Boring! Boring!" Some WrestleMania main event. The crowd chanted "Change the channel!" Tazz said, "We like it here on Sci-Fi." Show smelled his armpit and smiled. Show chopped Batista's chest in the corner, then methodically slammed him. Show climbed to the second rope. Batista got up and punched him a few more times. Then he suplex him to the mat. The crowd "ohhed" and then "booed." Tazz said, "Let's point out against the ECW crowd booing both competitors. Knowing the ECW fans, they might start cheering for the referee." Batista speared Show to the mat at 8:00 for a two count. Batista pounded his chest as the crowd chanted "Boring." Tazz said the match was anything but boring. Show chokeslammed Batista for a two count. Show grabbed his title belt from the ringside table and swung at Show. Batista ducked and gave Show a spinebuster. Batista shook the ropes and set up a Batista Bomb. Show blocked it and flipped Batista onto his back for a near fall. Show then hit Batista with the belt to prompt a DQ.

WINNER: Batista via DQ in 10:00.
 
This is what you get WWE when you perform in front of a ECW crowd. Look at the nasty chants in the main event. Not bothered how much Tazz tries to paper of the cracks. he needs to stand up for ECW and make Vince listen. They don't want WWE guys working for them. They want a new brand of superstars to support the new company. When i get to see this on sunday i will no doubt agree with the chants. I wanna see something new and inovative in the new ECW. Not see Smackdown and Raw guys on the show. I am of the mindset "Different shows and different superstars". Loads of guys out there could be used so lack of talent is a poor excuse.
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well I know this is gonna get me shot but.......Batista and BigShow just show how sub standard the others are...I MEAN REALLY! I haven't seen anyone on ECW even come close to the talent on RAW oe Smackdown.
I was as excited as anyone to see ECW back but when I compare talent it's NO CONTEST...Sorry guys it just my opinion
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Its true the main events are being carried by WWE guys at the moment, im hoping this is just a temporary measure while ECW gets the new talent over, i mean guys like Fertig, Test, CM Punk and Mike Knox just wouldnt draw enough interest if they featured in main events just yet which is why the WWE guys are needed. I do hope Vince is not doing this deliberately because he dosnt want ECW up staging WWE, i hope not because end of the day ECW is essentially a WWR brand and if its successfull and makes money this is only good for Vince. This is why they need to move some bigger names over such as Benoit and Mysterio who have roots with ECW, that way they're would be established main event wrestlers on tv every week and no need to keep putting guys from Raw or S/D against Big Show every week.
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Its a shame to watch so much talent go to waste for no apparent reason other than the creative team is the worst! why don't they all go and work for a soap opera company or something?
RAW and Smackdown have so much new and older talent just being wasted and it's so frustrating then Vinny Mac decides to add ECW,I guess to keep us traditional fans happy but instead he just makes ECW the same old crap as the other two.

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Ok we had to put up with Paul Heyman in a match (technically) but he didn't exactly do much so what a waste of time that was. The RVD "being screwed" angle and having to work his way from the bottom up is cool. His match with Hardcore was adequate with a good performance by both men and a clever ending. Rene Dupree yet again told us he is going to be the most extreme guy ever. Ok we get the picture so now wrestle and be released or get injured by the end of the year. They have never tried him as face so maybe that is why he struggles to get over. Big Show cut a promo in the ring and he is doing well as the champion and another alright promo by the big man. We had a good match between CM Punk and Stevie richards (who is able to express himself more now). Clever of Striker getting one over on Sandman. I just hope it develops into something more then a short term thing. More in the one hour ECW show then both of the two hour "established" shows.
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How do yous see the DX v Big Show match going tonight?
Do yous think Sabu should interfere?
I hope they make it ECW rules and Sabu comes down and helps DX get the win and puts the Big Show through a table!
They will probably have the security guys attack DX!
Also who do yous think they should give C M Punk his 1st real rivalry against?
I would like to see a Punk v Fertig rivalry!
Agreed that I hope Sandman and Striker have a thing for a while as that could bring a lot of entertaining angles!
Do yous think they will bring a tag title to ECW and if they did who would you like to see be the first champs?
I think Test and Knox could make a good quality tag team!
Hopefully we will see a Rey v Sabu rematch cause the 1st one at ONS was off the chart till it got abandoned!
Would like to see Chavo v Sabu also!
And finally I def think they should combine the rosters for Raw and Smackdown and have the same guys on both shows then it would be WWE v ECW and at the big PPVS they could have cross brand matches!
That would breed total new life into the company!
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