ECW Hardcore TV #92
- June 11, 1996
and Little Guido
come to the ring, as Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” plays. Joey is conflicted, on one hand, he has to watch the insulting mockery of the FBI, and on the other hand, he gets to listen to Old Blue Eyes. JT Smith hugs a few fans and Little Guido puts a stop to that. He gives everyone the universal Italian hello, while JT demands that they turn up the music. The music stops, which angers JT.
“Hey, hey, hey, turn that music back on or I’ll have Guido come kick your ass!” JT holds back the feisty Little Guido, as the people in the back don’t heed JT’s warnings. That’s fine with JT though, as he decides to start serenading his cousin, “Fly me to the moon! Let me swing among those stars! Let me see what spring is like… on Jupiter and Mars! Da da da…da da…” He doesn’t even now the words!
“Highway to Hell” by ACDC hits, as the always entertaining Dudley clan comes out to the ring. Buh Buh Ray Dudley
is out first, followed by D-Von Dudley
and Sign Guy Dudley
, who is holding a sign that reads “WHAT IS YOUR NAME!” Joel Gertner starts the introductions. “Standing to my right, weighing in at… whatever the hell he wants to… D-VON DUDLEY!” D-Von intimates everyone, from his own family, to referees and even Joel Gertner. The fans begin to chant “WHAT’S YOUR NAME!” and Buh Buh Ray takes the mic from Gertner. He wants JT to come closer…
“FLY ME TO THE MO MO MO MOON!”
Buh Buh is proud of himself, while JT takes back the mic. D-Von rips it out of his hands and begins to speak “There are three rules you should never break. Rule number one, thou shalt not steal…” Well, lip syncing is hardly what I’d call stealing… “Number two, thou shalt not kill…” They did kill Frank Sinatra’s songs… GUILTY! GUILTY! “And number three, thus shalt not *BEEP* with the Dudleys!”
BUH BUH RAY TAKES OUT THE FBI WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE!
1) The Full Blooded Italians vs. The Dudleys:
JT rolls to the floor and Sign Guy decides to stomp down on him. Buh Buh Ray picks up Little Guido and throws him onto JT Smith! Buh Buh Ray is now going to the top and the FBI scatter. Little Guido slides into the ring and locks up with the big Dudley; Buh Buh Ray shoves Guido down and he is quick to tag out to his cousin, JT Smith. It looks like they’re going to lock up – No, JT lands a left jab. Buh Buh holds his jaw and yells out “OWE, THAT HURT!” JT doesn’t know what to do and Buh Buh Ray decks him real good. JT rolls to the floor and regroups with his cousin. Buh Buh Ray is mocking the FBI by dancing a little jig. D-Von slaps his back, making him the legal man. JT rolls back into the ring and D-Von goes on the attack. He pounds JT down, only to then scoop him up and slam JT back down to the canvas. D-Von now climbs to the middle turnbuckle – he slips and crashes into the ring! What just happened? Is JT Smith’s clumsiness contagious? Buh Buh Ray enters the ring and JT intercepts him with a dropkick to the left knee. Buh Buh Ray crawls to the corner and it looks like he’s hurt. JT doesn’t seem to care, as he begins to target the injured knee.
D-Von comes in and clears the ring. He pounds on Little Guido in the corner. D-Von is all business, as he picks him up and drops Guido with a slingshot gourdbuster. D-Von with the lateral press; 1……2……NO! JT Smith breaks the count. He begins to unload on D-Von and now he helps up his cousin. JT orders his cousin to pick up D-Von and hold him in place. JT spits in D-Von’s face and he follows that with a stiff slap – CRACK! Buh Buh Ray has gotten back up on his feet and he cracks a chair over JT Smith’s back! Guido releases D-Von and he eats a chair shot! Buh Buh Ray grabs onto the top rope, as his left knee is still hurt. D-Von gets up and looks around the ring. He then gets into Buh Buh Ray’s face and shoves him down! D-Von picks up the chair and decides to knock out the referee! A barely conscious John “Pee Wee” Moore calls for the bell.
Winners: The FBI
(Disqualification | 6:21)
D-Von has snapped! He’s beating the holly hell out of JT Smith with a steel chair! Buh Buh Ray steps in and grabs the chair. D-Von does not look happy and he is chewing out his half-brother. Dances with Dudley
rolls into the ring and tries to break up his two brothers. D-Von grabs the chair and smacks it upside DW’s head! Buh Buh Ray grabs the chair and now he is yelling at D-Von! D-Von kicks him low and takes back the chair – CRACK! Buh Buh Ray staggers back, but he is still on his feet. CRACK! He’s not standing now! Sign Guy Dudley enters the ring and D-Von caves in his skull with a chair shot.
D-Von raises the chair into the air and he’s the last Dudley left standing…“Highway to Hell” by ACDC begins to play and he’s back! The patriarchal Dudley is back! Big Dick Dudley
comes lumbering down to the ring and D-Von has already left to the back. Did he not see Big Dick Dudley coming to the ring when he left to the back or is he running scared of his older half-brother?
We come back from commercial, and Joey Styles is standing in front of the ECW banner. We’re just moments away from seeing Rob Van Dam in action against the Triple Crown winner Mikey Whipwreck, but first some words from Paul E.
The Psycho Yuppie, Paul Heyman
makes a rare appearance. He does so to give his thoughts about what happened at A Matter of Respect. The camera closes in on his face. Paul looks horrible. He hasn’t slept well since the incident. Sabu hasn’t slept well too. He’s been in training - Training to come back and destroy Rob Van Dam. The minute Van Dam made it personal by targeting Sabu’s neck, he shot to number one on his hit list. Doing what Van Dam did would be like Malcolm X defecating in the Grand Wizards head dress. Like WCW entering Philly and having a lousy show - Wait, that did happen. Anyway, if you think Sabu was vicious before, wait until Hardcore Heaven.
“Rob Van Dam, get ready to experience… SABU!”
Back to Joey Styles and Joey thinks it’s best to explain the rumors of Taz and Bill Alfonso giving Rob Van Dam inside information that lead to Sabu going to the hospital. It was during the month of November of 94 when Chris Benoit dumped Sabu on his neck. It was injured, but that was kept a secret, a secret only three men knew at the time, Sabu, Paul E., and Taz. Taz told Bill Alfonso about it and Alfonso relayed that information to Rob Van Dam. It was at A Matter of Respect, when Sabu met Van Dam. Van Dam had a plan and he executed it to perfection, as he didn’t focus on the lower back or the legs or the arms. No, he focused solely on the neck and what resulted was Sabu having to go to the hospital for the first time since that faithful night in 1994. Well, now Sabu is out of the hospital, and on June 22nd, Hardcore Heaven, he’s looking for Rob Van Dam.
A quick cut, as Mikey Whipwreck
is coming to the ring, as Joey talks about how Mikey had to have his knee drained of fluids just four days ago, but he still insisted on competing tonight. Rob Van Dam
comes out next, to Pantera’s “Walk”. Joey points out the irony of Rob Van Dam coming out to a song about respect, given the amount of disrespect Van Dam has shown to Sabu.
Why is Brian Pillman
coming out here now?
Pillman demands the mic. Mikey doesn’t take too kindly to Pillman interrupting his match, but the Loose Cannon of Professional Wrestling couldn’t care less. He calls Mikey a little piece of *BLEEP* and he dares him to hit a cripple. Will he do it? Will Mikey be the one to shut up the Loose Cannon? Mikey goes to the floor, but so does Van Dam. He turns Mikey around and begins to mock him. CRACK! Pillman stands up and breaks his crutch over Mikey’s back! Van Dam picks up a chair and starts swinging away. He finally stops, only so he can then place Mikey on the ring apron, place the chair on top of him, then roll back into the ring and leap over the ropes, dropping a leg over the chair, thus crushing Mikey Whipwreck.
2) Rob Van Dam vs. Mikey Whipwreck:
Van Dam pulls a barely conscious Mikey back into the ring, as the bell finally rings. He stands him up the best he can and tosses him the chair. Before Mikey can react, Van Dam kicks the chair into his face! Van Dam stands over the now unconscious Mikey, turns around, and lands a standing Moonsault. Van Dam hooks the legs; 1……2……3.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
(Pinfall > Standing Moonsault | 1:44)
Joey Styles says that he’s going to the ring right now to get an interview with Brian Pillman. An Extreme Replay covers enough time for Joey to get to ringside. Joey begins to speak, when Pillman informs him to shut up, and the goes for all of the pieces of *BLEEP* in the building too. He is Brian *BLEEP* Pillman and he has something to say. He heard all of those Sabu chants when he came to the ring, which is why he is proud of Rob Van Dam for doing what needed to be done, putting Sabu in the hospital. Pillman has been in ECW for over three months and in that time, the only person that has impressed him was Rob Van Dam. Pillman thinks that Van Dam is someone everyone should look up too. Not Sabu, not Shane Douglas, and not some drunkard like the Sandman. The fans start to chant for Sabu, which pisses Pillman off. He gives them a warning; shut up or else he is leaving. They continue to chant.
Van Dam pats Pillman on his shoulder. He then asks Pillman if he wants to get the hell out of here. Pillman does, so the two leave Joey Styles hanging.
We come back with Joey Styles and minutes before the show, 2 Cold Scorpio had to be rushed to the hospital with a 106 temperature. His opponent was going to be the Franchise, who defeated Scorpio for the ECW World Television championship last month. The kicker is that the Franchise doesn’t care for the title. He thinks it’s beneath him.
Quick cut, as The Franchise Shane Douglas
comes to the ring, dragging along the title. He tosses it into the ring like trash and grabs the mic. The Franchise badmouths 2 Cold Scorpio, claiming that his sudden trip to the hospital was BS. The truth is that he fears the Franchise!
“There’s one man, a rookie, who has impressed me lately, so since I am in a giving mood… Hey El Puerto Ricano, tonight’s your lucky night… If you want a shot at this piece of *BEEP*… then come on down and take it!”
3) ECW World Television Title – Shane Douglas © vs. El Puerto Ricano:
The Extreme Rookie, El Puerto Ricano
, comes out to the ring. Joel Gertner makes the introductions and Ricano starts taking off his shirt – Douglas hammers him from behind! He locks on a waist lock, pops the hips, and drops him with a Belly to Belly Suplex. Douglas hooks the leg for the easy three.
Winner: Shane Douglas
(Pinfall > Belly to Belly Suplex | 0:21)
Douglas rolls to his feet. The ref grabs the title, but Douglas kicks it out of his hands. “I’m looking for a workout tonight, so send them all down to this ring. I’ll beat them one by one…”
Another quick cut, as Douglas drops Don E Allen
with the Belly to Belly Suplex. He places a finger on Don E and gets the easy victory. The ref picks up the title and Douglas kicks it out of his hands again.
Quick cut – Douglas kicks Devon Storm
low! He picks him up and pops the hips – Belly to Belly Suplex! He once again places a finger on top of Storm and gets another easy victory. Same thing happens, as the ref picks up the title and Douglas kicks it out of his hands. Douglas wants a real challenge this time, so he calls out Mikey Whipwreck
. Mikey slowly hobbles to the ring.
One more quick cut - Douglas ducks under a clothesline attempt and comes back by clipping Mikey’s right knee. Douglas kicks at Mikey’s injured knee repeatedly. He then locks on the Texas Cloverleaf and Mikey taps out quickly.
Some wrestlers have come out to help Douglas’ victims to the back. One of them is Chris Jericho
, who Douglas starts to mock over the mic. He challenges Jericho to prove that Stu Hart and the rest of the Hart Family weren’t a bunch of *BEEP*. Jericho is pissed off, as he rolls into the ring.
4) ECW World Television Title – Shane Douglas © vs. Chris Jericho:
Douglas ambushes Jericho coming in and he drops him with a Belly to Belly Suplex! Douglas doesn’t make the cover, as he then instead spots Mikey being helped to his feet. Douglas sticks his head out between the ropes and mocks Mikey. Mikey has had enough and he slaps the Franchise across the face. Douglas falls back, right into a roll up attempt by Jericho! 1……2……NO! Another quick cut, as the fight has spilled to the floor - Jericho hangs Douglas out to dry on the guardrail. Jericho reenters the ring, leaps over the ropes, and crashes onto the guardrail!!
Douglas slowly makes his way back to the ring, when he spots Mikey again. He tries to get into his face and referee Jim Molineaux gets in his way – Douglas synchs in the waist lock and he pops the hips – Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor! OH MY GOD! Douglas rolls into the ring, while a group of wrestlers rush to the referee’s aid. Mikey shoves past the riff raff and grabs a chair. Douglas doesn’t see Mikey hobble into the ring and when he does – CRACK! Mikey, as best he can, hits the Franchise with the chair. Douglas rolls to the floor and gets popped by another chair shot, this time from Don E. Allen. Douglas backs up, right into a shot from El Puerto Ricano! The Franchise’s ego is finally catching up to him – Mikey leaps over the ropes and takes out the Franchise with a plancha! The referee has lost all semblance of control, so he has no other choice but to call for the bell.
Winner: Shane Douglas
(Disqualification | 4:07)
Douglas starts to back pedal to the locker room, while Chris Jericho finally recovers. He realizes what just happened, so he picks up Mikey Whipwreck and gets into his face. Jericho is beside himself – He kicks at Mikey’s knee! Jericho is held back by the other wrestlers and it looks like he regrets what he just did. It was done in the heat of the moment, and it’s all thanks to The Franchise!
Cut to Lance Wright
standing in front of the EW banner.
“I’m Lance Wright and this is Hype Central! The Fight of Ultimate Proportions has been signed for Hardcore Heaven 96, as Paul Varelans takes on Taz!”
“Sad But True” by Metallica begins to play.
The show comes back from the break and here’s footage from the contract signing. Paul Varelans
sits on one end of the table, while Taz
sits on the other end. Joey Styles stands between them.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the press, the contract has been signed and on Saturday June 22nd, at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Paul Varelans of Ultimate Fighting will be taking on Taz of Extreme Championship Wrestling! Now, Mr. Varelans, seeing how you’re coming into ECW, your words first…”
Paul Varelans talks about how he came to Philly to watch him some ECW Extreme action, when Taz started to talk trash about how he could easily beat Varelans. Paul disagrees. Taz is the next one to talk. He says that the only reason he is taking this match is because he *points to the heavens* won’t accept his challenge. Taz gets up and gets in Varelans’ face. He would like to shake his hand because Varelans is man enough to step up to Taz.
Varelans: “May the best man win…”
Taz: “I plan to…”
“Misirlou” by Dick Dale begins to play and you know what that means.
We cut to the Dudley
clan, minus D-Von, standing in the locker room.
“Today is a good day, because Big Dick had a CH CH CH CH…”
Big Dick growls and hits Buh Buh Ray on the back.
“Big Dick has returned and he is in a good mood!”
Big Dick growls, as we pan in for a close up.
The camera shows the ECW World Television Title on the floor. We then pan up to the Franchise
“I may not care for this title, but that doesn’t change the facts that I am the Franchise – I will not, I cannot just lie down and hand over this piece of garbage.” The Franchise has proven time and time again that he is a cut above the rest in that locker room – he is the better athlete. “This belt is beneath me, but being the type of guy that I am, I will do my best to raise the prestige of this worthless thing and make it the only thing people talk about when they think of ECW. I’ll take on anyone that thinks they can beat me – go ahead and try it, just know that once you fly to close to the sun and come crashing back down to reality – Just know that you’ll be back at the bottom and I will continue being at the top.” Douglas picks up the belt and looks at it. He then throws it down and leaves. The camera pans down to the belt.
Now we go to JT Smith
, who isstill trying to sing some Frank Sinatra.
"When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore"
walks down the hallway, when Stevie Richards
runs up to her with a fistful of cash. He gives it to Ms. Brown and she throws it back in his face.
Cut to Bill Alfonso
“THAT WAS CRAP… LET’S DO IT AGAIN!”
talks about coming to ECW, when Stevie Richards
interrupts her again and gives her some money. Divine Brown throws the money back in his face and slaps Richards.
is now in a hot tub with two lovely ladies.
“Fonzie, let’s go to your boat…”
“I SAID TO NEVER CALL ME THAT!”
Back to JT Smith
"When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine, that's amore"
Back to the Dudleys
“D-Von, you better watch you BA BA BA BA…”
Big Dick growls and hits Buh Buh Ray on the back.
“Your time is UP UP UP UP…”
Big Dick growls and hits Buh Buh Ray on the back again.
“He’s going to kick your butt!”
Great, JT Smith
is still singing.
JT: "Hearts will play… da da da…. do do..”
Little Guido: “You forgot the words again?”
Now it’s to Rob Van Dam
and Brian Pillman
. Pillman mocks Paul E., “You will experience…SABU!” Van Dam has only one thing on his mind, so he asks Pillman, why should he be afraid of Sabu?
Rob Van Dam: “I mean, who was the one that went to the hospital?”
Van Dam: “And how many times did Sabu send me to the hospital?”
Van Dam: “Then should Sabu be the one afraid of me? I am, after all, the one people pay to see. I’m the one responsible for all these sold out shows. Who can be better than Rob – Van – Dam?”
Pillman: “No one…”
sits on The Sandman’s
Missy: “I love this time of the year… I can go down to the beach, take off all my clothes….
Sandman: “And kick someone’s butt!”
Missy: “Mamma loves violence!”
Back to Rob Van Dam
and Brian Pillman
Pillman: “I have something to say to the *BEEEEEEP* Ted Turner and his *BEEP* of a wife…”
Someone off camera tells Van Dam to do something, so he wheels Pillman off of the set.
sits alongside a wall, while his Triangle of Terror
stand before him.
“When one falls, I feel their pain. When they all fall, I feel their pain. I have done everything I can do to make sure Tommy Dreamer feels the pain I’ve felt for all my live. I’ve been surrounded by simpletons, delusional men with flights of fancy, the love of my life, and a silicon filled stripper… and yet they all have one thing in common, they’ve abandoned me. There comes a time when we have to stand on the precipice of a major decision… a time were one must figure out if they will rise above the oppressions of live or fall into a pit of nothingness, never to be seen again. It is time for you to make that decision.”
Brian Lee: “Raven, you have my soul, so I have your back…”
Raven: “Quote the Raven Nevermore.”