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ruderrocket 04-18-2009 02:27 PM

Extreme Championship Wrestling- No Minors, No Exceptions
Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper


Cancel the Funeral Baby, ECW Lives

written by Daniel Castor
January 8, 2001

Read it and weep tears of joy, ECW fans, the title is NOT bullshit. The announcement came last night, right after the "final" ECW event, Guilty as Charged, had come to a end and the cameras were done rolling. Despite rumors that the company would have to file for bankruptcy due to financial problems, it seems that Extreme Championship Wrestling would live on. It turned out that right at the eleventh hour, ECW owner Paul Heyman, had managed to find a anonymous financial backer to keep ECW alive. Heyman also reminded fans that ECW would still be on television, with their weekly syndicated show, Hardcore TV. In Philadelphia and New York City, it will air every week on Tuesday evenings, for those residing in other areas, check your local listings for the time and date.


Guilty as Charged 2001 Short Recap

Jerry Lynn and Cyrus def. Christian York and Joey Matthews, after some interference from Da' Baldies. After the match, Cyrus and Lynn cut a promo, with Lynn saying that he is a star, and that from then on, he would not compete in ECW unless it was in a main event match.

Danny Doring and Roadkill def. Hot Commodity to retain the ECW Tag Team Titles.

Nova def. Chris Hamrick
in a match filled with shenanigans and interferences. Earlier in the match, Chris Hamrick drove Nova into the referee, prompting two other referees to run down the ring. Hamrick managed to get Nova into position for a pinfall, and one of the ref's did a quick three count, seemingly giving Hamrick the one. After the match was "finished" the referee that did the three count revealed himself to be none other than the man that Nova had previously beaten in a "Loser Leaves Town" match, Chris Chetti! However, while Chetti and Hot Commdity were celebrating, The Commisioner Spike Dudley came out, and began brawling with Chetti. Spike took Chetti out with The Acid Drop and ordered that the match be restarted. Without anybody to interfere against him anymore, Nova was able to catch Hamrick with The Kyrptonite Crunch for the easy three.

Tommy Dreamer def. CW Anderson in a unbelievably brutal I Quit Match. After the match had ended, the two men shook hands, showing some respect for each other.

Mikey Whipwreck and Tajiri def. The Fully Blooded Italians, and Super Crazy and Kid Kash
, in a three-way dance, to become the new number one contenders to the ECW Tag Team Titles.

During a tag team match between Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger, and Balls Mahoney and Chilly Willy, Rhino ran out and began demolishing everybody in the area. Not only did he take out the four competitors, he also attacked their managers as well, including Blue Boy, Dawn Marie, and Jasmin St. Clair. He ended his onslaught by piledriving Jasmin from the second rope, possibly breaking her neck.

The Sandman def. Justin Credible and Steve Corino
in a bloody Ladder match for the ECW World Heavyweight title. All three men took some hard bumps, but in the end, Sandman managed to reach the top and get the title, becoming the new champion.

After the match, all three men shook hands, before Da’ Baldies suddenly come out and began brawling with Corino and Credible, the four men brawl to the back, leaving The Sandman in the ring, celebrating his victory. But he isn’t able to celebrate for long, as Rhino runs out the back and attacks the already tired Sandman. In a fit of rage, Rhino asked why he was the ECW TV Champion when the company didn’t even have any TV, and challenged Sandman to a title match right then and there. Coming off a brutal ladder match, Sandman refused to do it, until Rhino threatened to kill his family, who were in attendance. Needless to say, The Sandman had no choice, and he told the ref to “ring the fuckin’ belt”.

As tired as he was, Sandman was easily dominated by Rhino, who hit him with all of his big moves. After goring Sandman through a table, and piledriving him TWICE, Rhino was able to get the pinfall and become the NEW ECW World Heavyweight Champion! But the shenanigans were not yet over, as after the match, Cyrus ran out and challenged ANYBODY in the back to try and take the title away from Rhino. And for a few seconds, it seemed that nobody would have the balls to do so....until out the back came the “Whole Fuckin’ Show” Rob Van Dam, who had not appeared in ECW for several months!

Cyrus and Rhino did not expect RVD of all people to answer their challenge, but it seemed like the match-up would happen anyways. However, as Van Dam walked towards the ring, he was suddenly blindsided by his old rival Jerry Lynn, prompting an impromptu match between the two men.

Rob Van Dam def. Jerry Lynn
to win his return match to ECW. Cyrus tried to interfere, but he was taken out by Joel Gertner, who he has a storied rivalry with. This allowed RVD to nail Lynn with the Van Terminator leading to the pinfall.

Right after the match-up, the camera goes to the back one last time, to Steve Corino and Justin Credible. They cut a short promo, ending in them deciding to team up, and become The New Impact Players, and Guilty as Charged 2001 ends with the image of the two men shaking hands.


Active Wrestlers:

Balls Mahoney
Chilly Willy
Chris Chetti
“Confederate Currency” Chris Hamrick
Christian York
‘The Enforcer’ CW Anderson
Danny Doring (ECW Tag Team Champion)
EZ Money
‘Little’ Guido Maritato
‘The New F’n Show’ Jerry Lynn
Joey Matthews
Johnny Swinger
Julio Dinero
‘Not Just The Coolest, Not Just The Best’ Justin Credible
Kid Kash
Mikey Whipwreck
‘The Man Beast’ Rhino (ECW World Champion and ECW TV Champion)
Roadkill (ECW Tag Team Champion
‘The Whole F’n Show’ Rob Van Dam
‘The Hardcore Icon’ Sandman
Simon Diamond
Spanish Angel
‘Little’ Spike Dudley
‘King of Old School’ Steve Corino
Super Crazy
‘Japanese Buzzsaw’ Tajiri
‘The Innovator of Violence’ Tommy Dreamer
Tony Devito
Tony Mamaluke

Other Personalities

‘Manager of Champions’ Bill Alfonso (Manages Rob Van Dam)
Cyrus ‘The Virus’ (Manages Jerry Lynn, Rhino and Da’ Baldies)
Dawn Marie (Manages Simon Diamond)
Elektra (Manages Chris Hamrick, EZ Money, and Julio Dinero)
‘Queen of Extreme’ Francine (Manages Justin Credible)
Jack Victory (Manages Steve Corino)
Lou E. Dangerously (Manages Chris Chetti)
Paul Heyman (Owner of ECW; Does not have active on-screen role)
‘Big’ Sal E. Graziano (Manages Guido Maritato and Tony Mamaluke)
Sinister Minister (Manages Mikey Whipwreck and Tajiri)

Tag Teams and Stables:
Christian York & Joey Matthews
Da Baldies (Spanish Angel and Tony Devito)
Danny Doring & Roadkill
F.B.I. (Guido Maritato, Sal E. Graziano, and Tony Mamaluke)
Hot Commodity (Chris Hamrick, Elektra, EZ Money, and Julio Dinero)
New Impact Players (Francine, Jack Victory, Justin Credible, and Steve Corino)
Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger
The Network (Cyrus, Jerry Lynn, and Rhino)
Unholy Alliance (Mikey Whipwreck, Sinister Minister, and Tajiri)

Jon Staley 04-18-2009 02:36 PM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
Nice backstory and shizz, will be interesing to see what you do with everything. Guilty As Charged was the only ECW PPV I ever saw so I actually know what's going on here! Not much else to say other than I wish you the best of luck and I'll be keeping tabs on this.

TheLoneShark 04-18-2009 09:18 PM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
Wow. Great backstory. Simple, realistic, but effective. Hopefully you can live up to what everyone will be hopeing for from this. Glad you resisted the urge to use the XPW exiles. Usually ECW 2001 stories immediately see the return of Sabu...

ruderrocket 06-02-2009 10:22 AM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
Alright, uh, this just a note from me, just to share my feelings on this show. I've been lurking this section for about...3-4 years, and since then I've literally tried to write hundreds of BTB's. I usually finished a backstory, but in those hundreds, I had never written a full show. Single matches and promos? Yeah, I've done some. But never a full show. So this is my first ever full show. It's not perfect, which is why any feedback would be VERY appreciated, but I am extremely fond of this one show, just because, like I said, its my first full show in 4 years of BTB. Anyways, sorry to waste your time with my drabble, here it is. :D

ECW Hardcore TV
January 9, 2001
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York


"The following program contains multiple instances of foul language, lewd references, bloody displays of violence, and Balls Mahoney. Viewer discretion is advised. ECW, no minors, no exceptions.”

The logo begins fading out and we go to a video montage of Guilty as Charged 2001! The montage shows some of the highlights from the event, like the brutal Anderson/Dreamer match, Doring and Roadkill defending their tag team titles, and Sandman winning his 5th ECW Championship, only to have it taken by RHINO moments later! The video shows a quick reel of clips from the final match on the card, where a returning Rob Van Dam defeated Jerry Lynn. The montage ends with a shot of RVD doing his signature thumb taunt, before fading into the usual ECW opening video, to the sounds of “This is Extreme” by Harry Slash and the Slashtones. As the song and opening video reaches its fever pitch, Joey Styles screams out in the background…“THIS IS EXTREME!”.

With the opening done, we are now in the Hammerstein Ballroom, and in the center of the ring is “The Voice of Extreme Championship Wrestling” Joey Styles! Surrounding the ring on all sides, are the always rabid New York crowd, and they are making their voices be heard! But after a while, they begin to quiet down, as much as any ECW crowd can, and Joey begins speaking.

Joey Styles:
“We are at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York, and this is…ECW Hardcore TV! That’s right, we can not be stopped, we can not be silenced, despite whatever Uncle Eric and his entourage up in Atlanta might say! No, ECW is alive and kicking, and we showed that last night… on Pay-Per-View at Guilty as Charged 2001! It was an action-packed show from top to bottom, with the World Heavyweight Championship switching hands….twice! But more of that later, lets get on to tonight’s show! In the main event, Rob Van Dam, who returned from his hiatus at Guilty as Charged, will be in action! The ECW tag team champions, Danny Doring and Roadkill, will also be in action, in a non-title match-up against Kid Kash and Super Crazy. But before that, CW Anderson will face off against one third of the F.B.I, Tony Mamaluke!"

Static fills the screen, and when it clears up, Joey Styles is no longer in the ring, replaced by veteran referee John Finnegan. "Sad But True" by Metallica hits cueing the entrance of one of the brightest wrestlers in the company, "The New Enforcer" CW Anderson. He gets a positive reaction, amplified by his performance in his match against Tommy Dreamer at last night's PPV, in which he took "The Innovator of Violence" to the limit, only to fall short. He comes out looking quite aggravated by his loss last night, his face contorted in a big frown. He rolls into the ring, not playing to the crowd at all, and just turns around, staring ahead to the ramp, waiting for his opponent.

"Stayin' Alive" by N-Trance hits to a wave of jeers as the whole F.B.I walk out the back, Tony Mamaluke in front. Apparently, Mamaluke will be the one in action, Little Guido encouraging him and whispering advice into his ear. Mamaluke looks at CW Anderson, and "The Enforcer" fiercely stares right back, giving the "Italian" a death glare. Tony Mamaluke hesitates at first, but after talking to Guido, he tentatively slides into the ring. With both men in the ring, the referee signals for the bell to ring, starting the match!


CW Anderson vs. Tony Mamaluke w/ F.B.I
(Sal E. Graziano and Little Guido)

The bell rings and the two competitors immediately lock up. CW Anderson takes the advantage right from the start, with a strong knee thrust to the midsection. Mamaluke keels over, Anderson hooks him into a front headlock and brings him up into the air…Anderson keeps him up for a few seconds….delayed suplex! Mamaluke tries to crawl away, but “The Enforcer” doesn’t allow him to, booting him right on the small of his neck! Tony Mamaluke slowly gets up to his knees, using the ropes as leverage, but the moment he does, Anderson continues his assault. CW pounds into him with fierce punches, forcing the Italian to lean on the ropes. Irish-whip…Mamaluke rebounds off the ropes….BACK BODY DROP by CW Anderson! Tony goes flying into the air, and lands on the canvas with a thud.

Tony Mamaluke writhes in pain, clutching his back. He tries to escape to the outside, but Anderson will have none of that, dragging him, literally kicking and screaming, back to the center of the ring! Anderson helps Mamaluke up to a vertical base, and then hooks him into a front headlock. The maneuver is simple, but effective, putting pressure on his opponent’s neck. After about ten seconds of useless shoving, trying to power himself out, Mamaluke changes strategy. Using his free arm, he is able to reach up at Anderson’s face, and he rakes the eye! That does it, and “The Enforcer” releases the headlock. Anderson stumbles back a few steps, grabbing his eye, ending up near the ropes. He quickly recovers his bearings but before he can get back on the attack, “Big” Sal Graziano grabs his right foot! Anderson tries to kick the enforcer of the F.B.I away, and he succeeds, but when he turns back towards Mamaluke….BOOM, a sharp enziguiri finds its mark right on his face! CW goes down!

Tony Mamaluke immediately begins working over his opponents arm, softening it up with several sharp elbow drops and stomps. He cinches in a tight Fujiwara armbar, causing Anderson to grit his teeth in pain. After a while, “The Enforcer” begins showing signs of resistance…but before he can capitalize off of it, Mamaluke releases the hold and leaps into the air, hitting a hard double-foot stomp onto the weak arm! Anderson lets out a primal scream of pain, and Mamaluke responds to it by hitting ANOTHER double-foot stomp to the other arm!

Joey Styles:
Tony Mamaluke may be small, but he’s scrappy and tenacious! He has a hell of a mean streak and can be a dangerous opponent for anyone. If he continues working over that arm, he might be able to pull out this upset victory.

Tony Mamaluke raises his arms into the air triumphantly, a shit-eating grin on his face. After that moment of gloating, he goes back on the attack, wrapping his legs around CW Anderson’s arm. He then uses his hands to pull on Anderson’s other arm, locking in the Cross Armbar that he calls The Sicilian Necktie! It seems like there’s no way out for Anderson, who doesn’t even bother trying to escape. Instead, he focuses all his energy on trying to stay conscious, which he manages to do. Finally, after almost half a minute, he is STILL not unconscious, although he has definitely been damaged. In frustration, Mamaluke releases the armbar, instead going for a pinfall. ONE....TWO…..KICKOUT AT TWO AND A HALF! Anderson managed to stay alive in this match, much to the chagrin of Tony Mamaluke.

Mamaluke lifts Anderson up to his feet and then puts him in the corner. Tony raises his hands, and then hits a hard knife-edged chop…and CW Anderson responds in turn with a big right hand! Mamaluke is taken by surprise, and fires back with another chop. But Anderson counters him again, with another right. Mamaluke desperately unleashes a flurry of strikes, trying to put Anderson down, but “The Enforcer” not only stays up, but takes him down with a haymaker! Tony scrambles up to his feet, and jumps up, looking for a enziguiri….CW ducks under it…GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down, and try to get up before the other. They reach their feet about the same time, but Tony Mamaluke is still fresher and irish-whips Anderson….”The Enforcer” reverses the irish-whip, and sends Mamaluke to the ropes instead. Tony comes back…EXPLODER SUPLEX! Anderson tries to bridge it into a pin attempt…but the pain in his arm kicks in, and he can’t capitalize!

Mamaluke is able to roll to the outside, trying to get some rest. After a while, Anderson goes after him, getting out of the ring. Mamaluke tries to run away, but “The Enforcer” pursues him. Anderson grabs Mamaluke and then sends him crashing head-first into the fan barricade. But before he can do any more damage….from out of nowhere, Mamaluke’s stablemate Little Guido blindsides Anderson with a clothesline to the back of the head! But it doesn’t affect CW Anderson who grabs Guido by the shoulders…but Sal Graziano charges at him, steel chair in hand….CW sidesteps him…KABONG, “Big” Sal nails his own stablemate Little Guido with the chair! Guido crumbles to the floor, and Graziano drops the chair in shock. He turns towards Anderson….SUPERKICK from CW Anderson, taking the big man down!

With both Little Guido and “Big” Sal down, there’s nobody left to separate Anderson from Mamaluke, and “The Enforcer” throws his opponent right back into the ring, before entering himself. CW waits for Mamaluke to get up to his feet…he runs off the ropes…YAKUZA KICK that almost decapitates Mamaluke! The Sicilian is knocked clean out, but Anderson’s not done. “The Enforcer” brings Mamaluke back up to his feet, sends him into the ropes…..he slams Tony Mamaluke down with a EMPHATIC Spinning Spinebuster! ONE…TWO….THREE!

Winner: CW Anderson > Pinfall > Spinning Spinebuster


We are back on Hardcore TV, and we’re greeted by a EXTREME REPLAY from Guilty as Charged! More specifically, a replay of the fiasco surrounding the world title! It shows an exhausted Sandman winning the three-way ladder match for the ECW World Title, climbing the ladder and unhooking the belt to earn his fifth championship reign. But as he was celebrating, he was interrupted by none other than “The Man-Beast” Rhino, who demanded a title shot! Needless to say, the exhausted Sandman refused it, but eventually he had to give in, as Rhino threatened to KILL Sandman’s family! In the shape that Sandman was in, “The Extreme Icon” couldn’t even put up any offense, and Rhino was able to become the ONLY dual champion in ECW.

When the replay finishes, we go to Joey Styles backstage, standing in front of a ECW background.

Joey Styles:
“I am sad to report that The Sandman sustained several injuries at the hands of “The Man Beast” Rhino, and was not able to attend tonight’s show. HOWEVER, “The Extreme Icon” will return in the coming weeks, and you better believe that he’s going to be looking to regain the ECW World Heavyweight Title! Also involved in the three-way ladder match for the title were “The King of Old School” Steve Corino, and Justin Credible. And while neither man were able to win the match, Guilty as Charged DID mark the start of another path for both of them. At the end of the show, they seemed to form…a alliance, both men pledging to make a impact. We were able to get a camera in the New Impact Players locker room earlier this evening….”

It’s pre-taped segment time! The screen fades into….a pair of legs? The camera goes up a bit, and those legs belong to perennial ECW manager, Francine, the manager of Justin Credible, who is sitting down on some bench. Sitting next to her is Credible, and the two are seemingly in the middle of something, Credible’s arms around Francine’s back.

Justin Credible:
“Come on baby….you won’t regret it. I’m not just incredible in the ring you know…”

Credible tries to grab Francine’s legs, but much to his dismay, she slaps his hands away.

“Nuh-uh, you ain’t getting in here unless you get some gold. Win a title, then we’ll talk.”

Justin scowls, and the camera zooms out to reveal the entire room, and Steve Corino and Jack Victory are also in the locker room. “The King of Old School” is pacing back and forth, his fists clenched, while Jack is uh…playing with his thumbs.

Steve Corino:
“Damn it, what the hell are we doing here! Every second we waste just sitting around, is just another second that MY TITLE is around somebody else’s waist! We need to DO something!”

He’s obviously serious, but everybody else in the room don’t seem to care. After a few more paces around the room, Credible finally stands up and stops Corino.

Justin Credible:
“Listen man, just relax. We’ll do something eventually, you just need to calm do-“

Steve Corino:
“No, no, no! We need to do something Justin, aren’t we supposed to be the impact players? Ugh….Jack, you got any ideas?”

Jack Victory looks up from his thumb war with himself, and he scratches his head.

Jack Victory:


Steve Corino:
“Ugh, forget it. Now’s not the time for your stupid catchphrases.”

Corino is now pretty frustrated, but Justin just chuckles at his expense.

Justin Credible:

“Listen man, it’ll all work out. We’re the Impact Players, and we’re going to make an impact…we just have to find the right time.”

Corino does begin calming down, and Credible moves to the center of the room and stares right into the camera, talking straight to the viewers.

Justin Credible:
“Oh yeah, we’re going to be making a BIG impact soon, and all of you better watch out, ‘cause when we do, it’s not just gonna’ be the coolest, it’s not just gonna’ be the best….it’s going to be JUST INCREDIBLE!

The camera begins to fade into black, but before it can Jack Victory pops into the shot.

Jack Victory:

With that said, we go back to the ring, and “Roadhouse Blues” by The Doors hit, marking the arrival of two of the most athletic wrestlers in ECW today, Super Crazy and Kid Kash! The two men participated in the three-way dance to become the number-one contenders to ECW tag team titles, but fell short. However, a non-title victory here against the ECW Tag Team Champions could give them a case for contendership, so this match is important for the two former ECW TV Champions.

After Crazy and Kash enter the ring, “Super Bon Bon” by Soul Coughing hits the speakers, and the current ECW Tag Team champions, Danny Doring and Roadkill make their way towards the ring for this one-fall non-title match-up. Doring slaps the hands of some fans, before both men enter the ring. We have a brief face-off between the two teams…but then Doring offers a handshake! Kash and Crazy glance at each other, before accepting it, and the crowd cheer at the mutual respect. With that done, both teams retreat into their corner, and the bell rings, signaling the start of this match-up.


Non-Title Match-up
Danny Doring and Roadkill vs. Super Crazy and Kid Kash

The match starts, and Danny Doring and Kid Kash will represent their respective teams. We start with a bit of chain wrestling, the two men engaging in a fast exchange of holds that ends when Doring takes Kash over with a snapmare. Kid Kash gets up, and “Dashing” Danny whips him off the ropes, he goes for a armdrag, but Kash blocks it….Kid Kash hits a armdrag of his own and Doring ends up on the canvas.

Both men get up on their feet, and they lock up once again, but this time, Doring pushes Kid Kash up against the corner, and then unleashes, hitting a wave of rights and lefts! Kid Kash doesn’t just take it though, no, he fights back, and the two end up brawling all over the ring. They exchange sharp chops, hard punches, and stiff forearms, neither man giving an inch. They both decide to run off the ropes…they meet in the center…Kash and Doring both go down, clothes lining each other at the same time!

Kash and Doring scramble up to their feet and immediately go to their corners, tagging in their respective partners, Super Crazy and Roadkill. Roadkill, being the bigger man charges right towards the “Extreme Luchadore”, but Crazy is to fast, baseball sliding between his legs. Roadkill turns around, and Super Crazy springboards off the ropes…he hits a Springboard Clothesline, and one-half of the tag team champions go down! Crazy pops up to his feet, pumping his fists as Roadkill gets up. When he does, Super Crazy tries to whip him into the ropes, but Roadkill uses his strength to reverse the irish-whip. Crazy ends up being thrown into the ropes and when he rebounds back, “The Amish Destroyer” lowers his head, looking for a back body drop….but Super Crazy sees it coming and manages to reverse it into a sunset flip…one…Roadkill kicks out!

Super Crazy pops up to his feet and then bounces off the ropes to hit a running legdrop. Crazy helps Roadkill up, and then bounces off the ropes once more…he goes for a crossbody, but Roadkill catches him! He plants Crazy into the canvas with a hard SIDE SLAM! Goes for the cover…ONE…TWO…Crazy gets his shoulder up!

“Amish” Roadkill stands “The Extreme Luchadore” up and then drags him to his corner, before tagging “Dastardly” Danny Doring back into the match. The tag team champs show some good teamwork, double-teaming Crazy in their corner,. Both men back up a few steps, and Crazy is hit by a big corner splash by Roadkill, followed up by a shining wizard from Danny Doring! Doring covers….one…two…Crazy kicks out again! Danny slaps the mat in frustration before tagging Roadkill back in. Doring locks Super Crazy into a front headlock, and Roadkill slams his boot right into Crazy’s midsection.

With Super Crazy on wobbly legs, Roadkill decides to go for a back-body drop once more, whipping him into the ring ropes. This time, Roadkill manages to send Crazy into the air…but the luchadore lands on his feet! The crowds cheer the athletic move, and when Roadkill turns around, Crazy goes wild with furious rights and left, forcing the bigger man to the ropes. Super Crazy runs off the opposite side….he goes for a crossbody….it hits and both men go over the top rope to the outside!

After a few seconds, Super Crazy gets up to his feet first, and he climbs onto the ring apron. “The Extreme Luchadore” waits for Roadkill to stand up….he does…Crazy jumps off the apron…he wraps his legs around Roadkill’s neck….HURRACANRANA THROUGH ONE OF THE RINGSIDE TABLES!

Joey Styles:


The crowd is going wild as Super Crazy gets up to his feet and raises his fist into the air. Crazy yells some Spanish stuff that I can’t be bothered to translate, but before he can do anything else, Danny Doring knocks his brains out with a chairshot to the back of the head! Super Crazy goes down! Danny has a grin on his face, but that grin is soon wiped off, because when he turns around, he gets met with a sharp dropkick from Kid Kash! Kash takes Doring by the head and then brings him against the barricade, before laying into him with punches. After several seconds, Super Crazy, albeit still groggy, joins him and the two take turns chopping Danny Doring in the chest.

With Doring down, both men grab Roadkill and roll him back in the ring. Kid Kash returns to his corner as Crazy goes for the cover…ONE…TWO….THRE- Roadkill shows his strength, kicking out! Super Crazy doesn’t miss a beat, despite the kickout, and then drags Roadkill to his corner. He tags in Kash, and he drops a hard knee on Roadkill’s back, trying to do a bit of damage. He yells something to Super Crazy, who nods and then goes to the ring apron. Kash gets Roadkill into a side-headlock, and its clear that the two are going to do some sort of double-team move. Kash nods, and then Crazy leaps onto the rope, looking to slingshot himself off of them…but instead, he falls of the ropes and crashes to the outside, thanks to Danny Doring, who flung a ringside chair at his head! Kash is distracted, and Roadkill reverses the side-headlock, taking the cruiserweight over with a back suplex! Roadkill puts Kash’s head between his legs, lifts him into the air….AMISH BOMB! It could be over right here, but Roadkill doesn’t end it just yet, gesturing for Danny Doring to get into the ring. Roadkill lifts Kash up into a wheelbarrow hold, as Doring climbs to the top rope…..”Dastardly” Danny Doring leaps off…and BOOM, they take Kash out with a massive Buggy Bang! Roadkill covers….ONE….TWO…THREE!

Winner: Danny Doring and Roadkill > Pinfall > Buggy Bang

The New York crowd give them a good reaction, as Danny Doring and Roadkill grab their tag team titles and raise them to the air in triumph. Static hits once again, and we are now back to Joey Styles backstage.

Joey Styles:
"Super Crazy and Kid Kash put up a valiant effort, but in the end, the tag team champions Danny Doring and Roadkill were able to show why they are one of the best tag teams not just here…but in the entire world. And they will get another chance to show that once again, in our annual fan convention and supercard, Cyberslam! On February 4, ECW fans all over the WORLD will get a chance to see extreme action live via internet stream! But that’s not all that we have planned, because only a month after Cyberslam, on March 11, ECW will return to pay-per-view with Living Dangerously 2001! That’s right, two months, two massive events, two times the extreme action!"

----------Commercial Break----------

We return to the Hammerstein Ballroom and Nova is already in the ring, and BOY he is PISSED! He has a mic in his hand, and you better believe he wants to be heard.

“I’m gonna’ cut to the chase this time, because I’m not in the talking mood. Chris Chetti, I thought that our business was over! I beat you, fair and square, and I thought I could move on with my career. Well I guess not. You want to make things personal Chetti? You want to mess with my matches, mess with my career? Then come out right now, you son of a bitch, and do it to my face!”

The New York crowd erupt, wanting to see the two rivals duke it out RIGHT NOW, and it looks like its going happen, as Chris Chetti comes out from the back, and a referee is with him! Nova drops the mic and it looks like its going to go down!


Nova vs. Chris Chetti

OK, apparently not. Nova is all ready for a fight, but Chris Chetti stops himself right outside of the ring. Nova signals for him to come into the ring, but Chetti doesn’t oblige, instead asking for a microphone from a nearby stagehand.

Chris Chetti:
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, you better put your fists down Nova, because I’m not here to start a fight. No, the only reason I’m even HERE in this shithole, is because I want to tell you why. I want you to know why I tried to cost you your match”

Nova doesn’t relax, but he drops his fists, obviously wanting to hear this.

Chris Chetti:
“A few months ago Nova, I was a RISING STAR here in ECW. My childhood dream of becoming a respected pro wrestler was becoming reality. And then you came along. We were partners, both young guys, trying to make a impact in this company. But I was destined for greater things Nova and you didn’t get that. You just couldn’t live with the fact that I was moving on, because you knew that without me, you were NOTHING. You tried to hold me down, and at November to Remember 2000, in that loser leaves town match, you almost succeeded. When you pinned me that night, I thought I was DONE. But as you can see, thanks to the stupidity of the ECW management, I’m back. Yeah, I’ll never wrestle in that town again, in Villa Park, Illinois. But everywhere else that ECW goes, I’ll be there, and I’m going to make you suffer. I’m going to ruin YOUR career, like you tried to do to mine!”


Joey Styles:
“You heard ‘em Chris, looks like this New York crowd knows where it stands!”

Nova grins at the chant and then begins pacing around, beckoning for Chetti to go into the ring. But Chris Chetti shakes his head, and continues talking.

Chris Chetti:
“I’m a man of my word Nova. I said I wouldn’t start a fight with you here, and I won’t.”


The crowd is obviously beginning to get to Chetti, but he just pretends to ignore them.

Chris Chetti:

“No, I’m not gonna’ be the one to start a fight with you…..but THESE guys will!”

Nova isn’t sure who Chetti’s talking about…but suddenly, The Hot Commodity begin flooding the ring!

Joey Styles:
“Of all the spineless things to do….It was a trap all along!”

But Nova isn’t going to go down without a fight! Julio Dinero is the first one into the ring, but he gets put down courtesy of a big right hand from Nova! EZ Money is next in…and he gets the same treatment! Chris Hamrick goes for a clothesline, but Nova ducks….dropkick! The crowd roar in approval as Nova leaps on top of Hamrick and begins laying into him with rights and lefts… but the numbers game eventually catches up to him, as Dinero and Money grab him from behind….Double Suplex! All three members of The Hot Commodity begin putting the boots to Nova, and Chetti rolls into the ring and joins in! Chris Chetti picks Nova up and then lifts him onto his shoulders…AMITYVILLE HORROR! But Chetti isn’t done yet, as he calls for the referee who he brought with him to come into the ring. Chetti then covers Nova and yells for the referee to count it! The official, Mike Kehner, is a bit reluctant to do so, but lets just say that being surrounded by a group of ruthless wrestlers gives him plenty of incentives. He begins counting, ONE…TWO….THREE, giving Chris Chetti, the uh, “victory”.

Winner(?!?!): Chris Chetti > Pinfall > Amityville Horror

Chetti springs up to his feet and lifts his arms into the air, proud of his “achievement”. The Hot Commodity lift him on their shoulders, acting like he just won the superbowl. Chetti asks for the microphone and he gets it, but before he can even SPEAK, he gets cut off by…..


Eventually, after the chant shows no signs of stopping, Chetti just starts talking anyways.

Chris Chetti:
NOVA! Don’t think we’re even just yet! This is only the beginning…It’s going to get….MUCH WORSE! Hahahaha!

And with that, we go back to the Eagles Nest with Joey Styles, and by the look of anger on his face, one would think he was Nova’s mother.

Joey Styles:

Of all the spineless….gah! Chetti and Hot Commodity might’ve gotten the upper hand tonight, but knowing Nova, there will be hell to pay. And I can’t wait. But the show must continue, and up next…we have our main event of the evening! Paul London is a 21 year old blue chipper born and raised in Austin, Texas, who trained with the legendary Shawn Michaels, and tonight he has the chance of a lifetime. He will debut in our main event, against one of the most decorated wrestlers in Extreme Championship Wrestling, a former ECW tag team and television champion, “Mr. PPV” ROB…VAN…DAM!

The static hits and takes us to the ring, and Paul London has already made his entrance. The 21-year old has black hair and a thin frame, looking like a natural-born high flyer. But he’ll have to do a awful lot of flips tonight, because he’s facing RVD! The atmosphere in the Hammerstein Ballroom is ELECTRIC, the crowd’s love of Mr. PPV being very apparent. And after several seconds of waiting….

Can't you see I'm easily bothered by persistence,
one step from lashing out at you,
You want in to get under my skin and call yourself a friend,
I've got more friends like you
What do I do?

“Walk” by Pantera hits to a HUGE OVATION, as "The Whole Fuckin'Show" Rob Van Dam makes his way down the ring, his manager and friend Bill “Fonzie” Alfonso right behind him. Van Dam slaps hands with some of the fans, before rolling into the ring. Veteran ring announcer Stephen DeAngelis is in the center of the ring, with a microphone in hand.

Stephen DeAngelis:
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing first the man on my left, from Austin, Texas and weighing in at 205 pound….He has trained with the great Shawn Michaels in the Texas Wrestling Academy…he is…PAUL…LONDON!

Eh, London hardly gets any reaction at all, but nevertheless, he gets points for effort, climbing to the top turnbuckle and posing for the crowd.

Stephen DeAngelis:

And to my right, from Battle Creek, Michigan, he weighs in at 225 pounds….he is a former ECW Television Champion…ladies and gentleman he is Mr. PPV…


RVD leads the crowd in yelling his name along with DeAngelis with his patented thumb taunt. Van Dam raises his arms into the air, then SPIN KICK! RVD poses for the fans once more, and does another spin kick. He’s got the fans in the palm of his hands.

Joey Styles:
RVD, without a DOUBT, the most beloved man in this company! In the fans eyes, he could do no wrong!

The referee Jim Mollineaux checks both men for weapons and other foreign objects and when he finds none, he calls for the bell, starting the match!


Paul London vs. Rob Van Dam

The bell rings and both competitors begin circling one another. Van Dam is bouncing from toe to toe, ready to pounce, but right before they lock up, he pulls back! RVD, ever the showman, turns his back to London and then climbs onto the top turnbuckle, still playing to the crowd. But it turns out to be a mistake, because when he turns back towards his opponent, London catches him with a nice arm drag. It doesn’t do any damage, but Van Dam gets the message, his mind back on the match, The two men begin circling each other again, and they lock up! RVD wins that exchange, cinching in a side headlock, but London shoots him off the ropes…RVD reverses the irish-whip and then drops down to his back….London comes back from the ropes and Van Dam sends him flying with a monkey flip! The blue chipper lands on his back, but before he can recover his bearings, “The Whole Fuckin’ Show” stands him up and then unleashes a quick flurry of kicks that ends with a spectacular spinning head kick that finds it mark on Paul London’s face! Paul stumbles back from the impact and then lands on the corner turnbuckle. RVD charges towards London in the corner…he hits a hard shoulder thrust…followed by a second…Van Dam handsprings back…and caps the combo off with one last shoulder thrust for good measure! London slumps to the ground and Van Dam pulls him to the center of the ring and covers…

ONE…TWO…LONDON KICKS OUT! RVD gets up and retreats into a corner, thinking about his next move. He yells at Bill Alfonso on the outside, and “The Manager of Champions” gets the signal and tosses in a steel chair. RVD takes the chair and then places it under London’s body. But before he makes his next move, Van Dam can’t resist the temptation to showboat a bit more, using his familiar thumb points to make the crowd chant…


With that done, RVD runs off the ropes…he looks for the Rolling Thunder…..but London manages to roll over…Van Dam hits only steel! Paul London goes for the cover….two count only! London slaps the mat in anger and then brings RVD up to his feet, before hitting a nice dropkick to the chest and RVD is on wobbly legs...Paul London runs off the ropes, jumps up, and wraps his legs around Van Dam’s neck, before hitting a beautiful running head scissors! London goes for the cover again, but just gets another two count. Paul scratches his head, thinking of what to do next, before rolling to the outside. He looks under the ring, looking for something…and he takes out a table! London grabs a table from under the apron, and then slides it inside the ring. He rolls into the ring…and is caught by a thrust kick from Van Dam! London is dizzy…RVD runs off the opposite end of the ropes and goes for a clothesline, but London catches him and back body drops him to the outside! Van Dam lands on his feet, but London soon fixes that, knocking him to the floor with a baseball slide from inside the ring! Paul goes back out of the ring and unloads with some quick right hands, before grabbing him by the shoulders and throwing “Mr. PPV” over the fan barricade! But instead of pressing the attack, Paul London gets back into the ring, and he’s pointing up, signaling for some sort of move….he runs off the ropes………SUICIDE SHOOTING STAR PRESS ONTO VAN DAM! London slingshots himself off the ropes, over the fan barricade, RIGHT INTO RVD!


On commentary, Joey Styles basically creams himself, yelling his trademark “OH MY GOD”, while London struggles back to his feet. Despite this being his first match in ECW, with that one move alone, he’s won the fans over and he is RELISHING the glory. RVD isn’t sure what hit him, shaking his head and trying to pull him up. When he does, London throws him back over the fan barricade and then slides him into the ring. He hooks the leg….


RVD gets the shoulder up! London falls back, shaking his head in disbelief. London’s not sure what to do next, just laying in his spot for a few seconds…but then he sees the table that he brought into the ring earlier in the match. London quickly scrambles to his feet and sets the table up in the center of the ring, while Van Dam stands back up. London immediately puts him into a front headlock and then climbs to the top rope….and he’s going for a Tornado DDT here….London jumps off the top rope, Van Dam in his headlock. But “The Whole Fuckin’ Show” is ready for it, and he reverses the move while London is in MID-AIR, sending him flying into the air with a Northern Lights Suplex! And London crashes through the table that HE set up! The atmosphere in the Ballroom is electric as RVD doesn’t waste any time in climbing to the top rope….leaps off and goes for the FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH…IT HITS! Van Dam goes for the cover straight-away….


Winner: Rob Van Dam > Pinfall > Five Star Frog Splash

With the main event done, “Misirlou” begins to play in the background, meaning only one thing….THE RETURN OF THE PULP FICTION PROMOS!

(OOC: For those of you unfamiliar with Pulp fiction promos, they are basically a montage of promos put together in one package. So for example, Sandman could be cutting a promo about Mikey Whipreck or something, and then before he’s done speaking, the video cuts to Jerry Lynn doing push-ups, and then cuts again to James Mitchell speaking, and then goes back to Sandman who’s busting his head open with a beer bottle. So, yeah, just think a bunch of promos put together in one video package.)


We start the pulp fiction promo off with none other than the only dual champion in ECW today, “The Man-Beast” Rhino! He looks as intense as always, and his two title belts are resting on his shoulders.

ECW’s a big fuckin’ hill, and I’m its king! You see these belts? One time the champion, TWO TIMES THE CHAMPION, I AM THE KING OF THIS FUCKING COMPANY! I see a locker room full of badasses and tough guys, but none of them can hold a god damn CANDLE to me! These belts are fuckin’ MINE, and nobodies gonna’ take ‘em from me!

The camera zooms into his face, but then suddenly, a voice calls out from out of the shot!

Hey Rhino!

The camera swivels to the sides, and the voice is coming from “The King of Old School” Steve Corino! “The Man Beast” turns towards him and drops the titles to the ground, ready to fight! Corino stands his ground, which means he’s either really brave or really stupid….or really smart, because with Rhino’s attention turned towards him, it gives JUSTIN CREDIBLE the chance to jump Rhino from behind! Credible takes Rhino down and the two begin brawling on the floor! Corino joins the fray, stomping on Rhino, and it looks like they’ve figured out how to make a impact!


Next up we’ve got Christian York and Joey Matthews…

Joey Matthews:
“Spanish Angel, Devito…what you did at Guilty as Charged might’ve been business for you, but to us it was personal.

Christian York:

“That’s right, you guys made the wrong move attacking us. Baldies, we’re going after you with everything we’ve got. You two are bigger, and stronger, but that won’t mean anything when we face off. Joey and I, we’ve got the speed and the skill…to take you both DOWN.”


Well that was awkward…but now we’re inside the Hammerstein Ballroom with CW Anderson! The venue is empty except for Anderson who is standing in the center of the ring.

CW Anderson:

“Tommy Dreamer at Guilty as Charged, you and I tore each other APART! And you know what after that match, you earned my respect. But that doesn’t mean I accept defeat. You may have won the battle, but you haven’t won the war. I WANT A REMATCH!


The Unholy Alliance is up next, wait, no, just The Sinister Minister. For some reason, Mikey Whipreck and Tajiri aren’t there with him.

Sinister Minister:
“Welcome children, in this sermon, I’d like to shed light on two specific people. The ECW Tag Team Champions, Danny Doring and Roadkill. Let’s start with Roadkill, or should I say…”Amish” Roadkill. First of all, what kind of man would nickname himself Roadkill anyways? How DARE he disrespect all those poor, poor animals that lost their lives on the road. Second of all, what exactly is this….Amish culture anyways? Well, I did some research, and guess what I found out? Amish is just a five letter way to say SINNER!


Now its time for HYPE CENTRAL WITH LANCE WRIGHT! This time, Wright is shilling a Sandman shirt! On the front of the shirt is a picture of Sandman, and on the back are the words “Rated-F*ck You”. Classy.

Lance Wright:
“Get this limited edition t-shirt for the price of- OH SHIT!

He gets cut off mid-shill, as Steve Corino suddenly flies into the shot! Wright is surprised, and before he can say anything, he gets shoved away by RHINO! “The Man Beast” goes straight for Corino, straddling him and laying into him with furious punches, until he gets pulled of by Justin Credible who comes to his partners aid! Credible punches Rhino a couple of times but gets FLOORED by a huge haymaker from Rhino! The brawl between The Impact Players and Rhino is still going on, but now it looks like Rhino’s got the upper hand!


Now we’re with Simon Diamond, who looks pretty angry!

Simon Diamond:
“SIMON’S GOT A PROBLEM! Brutes and maniacs like Sandman and Rhino are running around getting all the glory, all the title shots, and guess where that leaves me! A man of my stature, of my talent and athleticism, can’t even get a match on the main show! But I’m not gonna’ take it, no, I’ve got a PLAN!”

He pauses for a second and then grins.

Simon Diamond:

“And I’m not alone either.”

Diamond nods his head, and Johnny Swinger enters the shot, a sinister smile on his face.

Simon Diamond:
“All of you better get ready.”


We’re back to The Sinister Minister and we catch him mid-rant.

Sinister Minister:
And then we have “Dastardly” Danny Doring! A man so…vile, that his nickname is “Dastardly”! Dastardly is a NEGATIVE WORD! IT’S A SYNONYM OF EVIL! How can you trust somebody with a name like that?! And he thinks he’s such a playboy, well, we’ll see how much of a playboy he is when he gets HIV from one of his tramps! Filthy, filthy, most of his “girls” are probably prostitutes anyways, a sign of his pathetic-

Mikey Whipreck and Tajiri suddenly appear, and the Minister looks a bit annoyed.

Sinister Minister:

“Where’ve you two been? I had to start this promo all by myself!”

Mikey Whipreck:
“Aw, come on, you sent us on an errand remember?”

Sinister Minister:
“Errand? What errand?”

Mikey Whipreck:

“Err, you know…”

Sinister Minister:

“No, I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking ab-“

Sinister Minister loses what he was saying…as a gorgeous blonde enters the shot. And not only is she gorgeous…she’s got a wad of bills in her right hand?!

Sinister Minister:


Random Girl:
“Hehe, hey honey. These boys already paid me, so we can start whenever…you like.”

Sinister Minister’s eyes widen, as he realizes what Mikey was talking about and for a second, he’s not sure what to say. Finally, after a awkward silence, he recomposes himself.

Sinister Minister:
“OH, yes! I forgot I had a, uh, business meeting today. Why don’t you wait over there my dear, I’ll be there in a second.

The Sinister Minister directs her to a room out of the shot, and then turns back to the camera, looking a bit flustered.

Sinister Minister:
“Ehm…anyways, that’s the end of the sermon. Today’s lesson is that sinners never win, and my boys Tajiri and Mikey will prove that in Cyberslam, when they DEFEAT the heathen champions, and take the ECW Tag Team Title belts for themselves!”

He suddenly bursts into maniacal laughter, and is soon joined by Mikey and Tajiri as the camera fades out to the next promo…


Next up is Cyrus the Virus, and the room he’s in is completely dark, nothing being seen accept him.

I came to this company to save ECW. To save it from self-destruction. To save it from all the troglodytes who pollute this company. And what does ECW do to me? IT GETS ME FIRED FROM MY JOB AT THE NETWORK! MY CAREER IS OVER BECAUSE OF THIS COMPANY! I tried to bring order here, but now, I only have one goal. ECW…MUST…DIE!

His client Jerry Lynn suddenly emerges from the shadows and moves in front of him.

Jerry Lynn:

Rob Van Dam…I want one more match. Living Dangerously 2001, live on pay-per-view…I will beat you. I can do it. I’m better than you…

Lynn grabs the camera and puts it right up to his face!

Jerry Lynn:



We now go back to the big brawl happening backstage and find Justin Credible slumped on the floor, his face GUSHING blood! Rhino and Corino are exchanging rights and lefts, but Corino is gassed and out of energy. Rhino knees him in the gut and then places his head between his legs! He’s going for his vicious Spike Piledriver! But Corino is saved…by BALLS MAHONEY?! “The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freak” lunges at Rhino with a steel chair, slamming it into “The Man Beast’s” back. Rhino goes down, and that gives Corino the opportunity to grab Credible and get the hell out of dodge. Meanwhile, Mahoney picks Rhino up and then tries to throw him into the wall…but Rhino HEADBUTTS him! Balls is unsteady…RHINO GORES HIM INTO THE CONCRETE WALL! With that taken care of, “The Man Beast” looks around for The Impact Players, but they are LONG gone!



Jae Jae 06-03-2009 12:34 AM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
Hey dude! Your first show huh? I'll definitely try to read this in my free time and leave some feedback. Glad to see people are still doing ECW threads; please keep it going.

TheLoneShark 06-03-2009 01:34 AM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
Before I kick off, just wanted to say that I’m honoured to be your first proper review. Especially since you’ve shot me a few in my own thread already.

TLS ECW Review: Hardcore TV 9/1/01

Opening Promo: Joey in the ring was always a lock to start, following a video package. Not sure I was totally down with him announcing the whole card though. A lot of the ECW charm was in matches just happening at random.

C.W. Anderson vs. Tony Mamaluke: Loved your descriptions of them as you brought them to the ring. Really brought it to life. This was a really great match, the psychology was extremely sound throughout and again, you brought it to life with a combination of some good adjectives and syntax. My one minor gripe is that the delayed vertical came a little too early in the match. But that’s cool.

New Impact Players Promo: Now, Corino and Credible were never going to be as great as the original Impact Players line-up, but you did a really great job with them in this segment. Every piece of dialogue was realistic and you achieved the rare feat of getting both Francine and Jack Victory right. Props for your Corino, too. His ECW promos are rarely written well, even if people get the general gist across. Kudos to you, son.

Loving the Looney Toons ending, too.

Kid Kash & Super Crazy vs. Danny Doring & Roadkill: Again, your set-up is brilliant here. You set the scene so well that even an ECW virgin would’ve been able to get into it. The psychology here was lacking a bit, which normally would irritate me, but then I’m not sure this match would’ve been all that psychologically sound in real life anyway. It was just lacking something that I can‘t put my finger on. Will let you know if I do. A good effort, but I know you can do better.

Chris Chetti vs. Nova: Impromptu match. Fuck yeah! This is what I was talking about. Nova promo was solid, you got the history across far better than anyone cared about at the time anyway when you dropped the Chetti promo. It was nice to see you explain the angle and further it. The fact that you’ve picked up where Paul E. left off is a huge credit to you. Loved the Hot Commodity cameo. EXACTLY the kind of spineless bullshit that Chris Chetti would’ve pulled. And the cover was an unnecessary act to rub salt in the wound.

Paul London vs. Rob Van Dam: Not sure how I feel about London debuting in ECW at this stage in his career. Might be a bit soon, especially when you could’ve used an indy flyer already in the company in this role, like Michael Shane. But I liked the Joey Styles build-up and intro to him. The match itself was spotty, crazy and fucking brilliant. You, my son, just won yourself a nomination in the awards.

Pulp Fiction: Well, you know I love some Pulp Fiction goodness, and I know you love some Pulp Fiction goodness. We both love Pulp Fiction goodness and everybody loves Pulp Fiction goodness. Fuck it’s like a 2002 DDP promo up in here. Anyway…

Your formatting here is awesome. It’s made me seriously think about how I’m going to write mine from now on. I was wary of writing too much action/location stuff but you’ve shown it can work. Good work! Now I just have to figure out how to review this bitch.

The NIP/Rhino segment was pretty awesome. Again, totally believable, buying everything. York and Matthews with a rare promo was a nice surprise. Joey always was a better talker than Christian, IMO, so it would’ve been better to reverse the roles here. But no biggy. CW in the centre of an empty arena intrigues me. Are we gonna get an empty arena match at Cyberslam? Because that would be insane, especially between CW and Dreamer.

Not buying the Sinister Minister promo. I’m not sure he’d have gone so far as to pick on Roadkill. Not his style at all. The minister preys on the weak. He’d have torn into Doring, but not Roadkill, I don’t think. It was also a little more preachy than I remember. I’m fairly sure Mitchell was more ‘sinister’ than ‘minister’ at this point.

HYPE CENTRAL~! Is all I’m saying. Lance Wright mark out moment. Nice continuation of the Rhino/NIP spot too.

Simon has a problem… and Swinger is the solution. You have no idea how happy that makes me. Just… shit eating grin. This is gonna be awesome.

The Minister continues and Tajiri & Whipwreck are the highlight as usual. So is the hooker. Just pure, raw comedy. Unbelievably good, and I genuinely LOL’d.

Again, I love hw you make characters sound just right. Cyrus is pissed about losing the network job, and I buy that. And Jerry Lynn… I’d almost forgotten that he could promo once upon a time.

Corino and Credible still at it, although now getting killed by Rhino, but Balls for the save?!?! I’m guessing he’s got gold on his mind but concrete to the spine. I pictured the Gore and wished I hadn’t. Absolutely epic way to end the show. This feud has me excited already.

Overall: Just immense. I can’t believe it’s taken you four years to unleash this. You’re one hell of a talented writer, this is one of the best shows I’ve ever read. Probably THE best ECW I’ve ever read. Consider that nomination number two, for the record.

Everything about this was right (Well, apart from the shit I already pointed out) but it was the subtle touches that really set it off. The descriptions of entrances and crowd reactions, the disclaimer at the beginning, LANCE WRIGHT~!

Yeah. Loving this. McLovin this, in fact. I’ll be back for the next show. And the next one. And the next one. Keep it up dude! I’m with you 100%

ruderrocket 06-04-2009 01:16 AM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
First of all, TLS, thank you so much for the review.. Just to touch on some points you made:

-Yeah, I didn't really enjoy writing the tag team match, was one of the parts of the show I didn't really like very much.

-Michael Shane was in ECW at the time? I had no idea that he was, and if I did, I might've used him in that role instead. However, I am a mark for Paul London, so maybe not >_<

-About the Sinister Minister promo(s), he WAS more Sinister than Minister at that point. I was looking to make him seem like a hypocrite, which was the point of the hooker there.

Anyways, thanks again for the review, was very appreciated.

And Jae Jae, :o, thanks for dropping bye, looking forward to your comments. PLS RETURN TO BTB!

BkB Hulk 06-08-2009 02:54 AM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
Hardcore TV Feedback

Mmm, I’ve never seen the original ECW really (discounting DVD’s and youtube videos), so sorry if a lack of knowledge is shown from me. Hopefully I’ll learn more as this thread continues though. :)

Nice little video package to remind/inform people of the events which took place last Sunday. It’s nothing big, just a nice little touch.

Joey Styles did a great job hyping up the show, as well as last Sunday and just ECW in general. Using him in this role to get the crowd excited before the actual show begins is a pretty good role for him, since he carries himself well on the mic.

Good way to get started with CW Anderson, as you’ve made it seem like he has A LOT of momentum coming into this which I’m glad to see you capitalising on. Not sure on Anderson hitting a somewhat cheapish knee to the midsection to begin proceedings, as that’s usually looked upon as a heel tactic, however I like how you’re really building up his power game. The descriptiveness with the selling is good, as well as the writing in general thus far. Liking the FBI using cheap tactics to change the momentum, as you make it seem like there was no other way to do so, with Anderson really looking strong. Some nice moves from Mamaluke with strong psychology behind them is good, because match-writing in BTB usually fails to capture psychology. Playing up the tenaciousness of Mamaluke is good too, as you’re not just putting Anderson over by doing so. Sure, he’s smaller and not as good, but he’s a fighter. I wasn’t big on the release of the armbar, as you made sure to assure us that victory was almost inevitable if the move stayed on, seen as how Anderson had nowhere to go. Apart from that, the match went down well, making Anderson look great in the ending as he hit some big moves and owned the FBI on the outside. A good way to start off and really get the crowd going with a comprehensive win for a face in a very solid match.

Styles again doing a good job of selling what happened on Sunday, which is great. Good segue into this promo. The promo itself was pretty damn good. :lmao @ the opening with Francine and Justin Credible. Good mix of seriousness from Corino, and joking from Credible and Victory. Laughed at the ending as well. Good promo, as you showed you can mesh styles well to make an entertaining segment.

Pretty basic start to the match here, making Kash and Crazy look good by having them go toe-to-toe with the champs from the get go. The match stayed somewhat slow until Super Crazy gets it going, which is great to see. If you’re going to have him wrestle, you’ve gotta keep it quick with him on offence like you’ve done here. The chairshot from the outside was a nice move, and the finish makes the champs look good. Only minor problem I had with this match was that there weren’t really enough tags between the teams.

Good from Styles AGAIN.

Promo from these two was pretty basic in terms of the breakup of a team and why it happened, though i like your explanation on why Chetti is back after losing a loser leaves town match. The set up and beatdown was well executed, especially with nova certainly not expecting to be jumped after Chetti acting like a pussy. Classic heel stuff by getting the referee to count while not actually being part of a match is something I love. The celebration screams great heelwork too. Good segment.

London OWNS, so I’m really happy to see him used here. He had even less charisma back then, but he got over well with the ROH fans for his amazing high-flying, and it looks like you’re going to throw him into the same role here. RVD playing it up to the fans only to get arm dagged is great, because you’ve shown both RVD’s ego, and that London means fucking business. Again, you used RVD’s ego well here to get the change of momentum happening which is smart booking. First moves from London on the attack being some high-flying moves are good, as it’s important to try to get him over with the ECW crowd early. The shooting star press to the outside is something London used to utilise a lot, and it’s great to see you use it, because as I said, moves like this would help London get over. The finish after this seemed to come a bit abruptly though, as it seemed rushed. After an earlier match from the tag teams earlier, I would have expected this would have gone at least a little longer since it had so much potential. You really only brushed over the top of both men’s movesets, so there was a lot more that could have been done. With that said, it was still a fairly impressive match.

Right way to start off the Pulp Fiction promos with Rhino, as you didn’t feature him on your actual show, and he holds both of your singles belts. Rhino’s promo seemed like he was just trying to shout as much as possible without it having any meaning really. Not much depth to it at all. The Impact Players make their erm... impact here, which was promised. I don’t mind Corino (though I wish his forehead didn’t look so disgusting), so I wouldn’t object to him going after the gold.

Generic work here from Matthews and York (it’s amazing to believe how much more charismatic Matthews got as a member of MNM), but it does the job. Looks like a six or possibly eight man at the next big event, with Matthews, York and Nova involved against Angel, Devito, EZ Money (possibly) and Chris Chetti.

Anderson intense is great. You’ve made him look very good this show, so if he were to go on to beat Dreamer, I’d be very happy.

Bleh, not great stuff from Sinister Minster. Just... boring I guess.

Good way to continue the brawl here. :lmao @ The Sandman’s shirt btw.

I don’t mind Simon Diamond, so I’d be happy to see him and Swinger go after tag gold. Guy was always pretty good on the mic, and this sets a run for him up pretty well.

Not digging this whole ‘Minister’ type deal. He reminds me of WWE PG :side:. I didn’t find him getting a hooker too funny really. I don’t know, just too clichéd.

Basic promo from Cyrus which should serve for some storyline action. Never seen him in the ring, but I’m willing to give it a shot. Lynn vs Van Dam? Mtfo.

World Title scene seems relatively heated here, though I think a Sandman appearance was needed. He’s the man who just lost the belt, so I would’ve liked to have seen some type of confrontation between him and Rhino.

Overall, a pretty good first show. The match writing is good, and while the promo writing at times dips up and down, I wasn’t a big fan of some of the characters anyway. I really hope you keep with this, as it could be something big and it’s definitely something different. Good work. (Y)

Jon Staley 06-08-2009 05:12 PM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
Sorry to say that I haven't got time for a full review right now, pal, but I've read over the majority of your show and I will try go give a few notes.

The overall feeling I got was a good one. Everything is very professional, though the size of the opening post was kinda annoying, but with regards to the show - good. The show started off wonderfully with the voiceover warning, and Joey Styles' introduction. It went a long way to buildm it all up and it was great that he took a shot at Uncle Eric. He was very well written throughout. The pulp fiction montage is a nice old-school touch, but in all honesty I'd prefer it to be worked into the show. In any event, there were some good skits in there.

Okay, so I didn't give a few notes, and I've only mentioned a couple of things, but I'll be in for your second show with a full review. Since it was your first full show, I can see you getting a whole lot better with this and it could be a very good BTB if you keep at it. I see potential here.

ruderrocket 06-09-2009 03:35 AM

Re: Extreme Championship Wrestling 2001- To Survive and Prosper
ECW Hardcore TV
January 16, 2001
The Brook Park Armory in Brook Park, Ohio


ECW Hardcore TV begins, and the show opens cold, without the usual opening video. We are outside The Brook Park Armory where the show is being held, and standing in front of the camera is the one, the only, “The Whole Fuckin’ Show” Rob Van Dam! Standing right next to him is his friend and manager, Bill Alfonso, with his trusty whistle in his fingers. Alfonso goes right up to the camera and blows the whistle hard, before taking a step back and blowing it again.

Bill Alfonso:

By the time he’s done talking, Bill’s face is red and he blows the whistle once more for good measure. Van Dam laughs at his friends enthusiasm and then pats him in the back, before grinning at the camera.

Rob Van Dam:
“Jerry, dude, come on man. You really want to do this again bro? I mean, it’s just going to be the same old song and dance. You challenge me; you get really obsessed over beating me….and then you DON’T. We’ve wrestled over, and over, and over, and over…and you’ve never won man. But you know what? I’ll humor you. You’ve got one last chance bro, one last chance. Living Dangerously 01’, Jerry Lynn versus Rob Van Dam. But don’t get your hopes up to high man, ‘cause when we meet in that ring for the hundredth time, I’m just gonna’ kick your teeth out- Err, sorry Fonzie.”

He shoots Alfonso a sheepish smile, as “The Manager of Champions” was obviously offended by the teeth comment.

Rob Van Dam:
“So, uh, where was I? Oh yeah, I’m gonna’ knock your brains out, and I’m going to beat you. Because Jerry, between the two of us, there just isn’t any comparison. And at the end of our match, it’s not going to be you who wins, it’s going to be me. Rob…Van…Dam.

He points to himself while saying his name, and steps back. Bill Alfonso steps up and puts his face right up to the camera before blowing his whistle AGAIN, cueing the end of the promo. Screen begins to fade out…

Into the ECW opening video, set to the sounds of “This is Extreme” by Harry Slash and the Slashtones! As the song gets heavier and heavier, so does the violence in the video, and when it reaches its fever pitch, Joey Styles yells in the background “THIS IS EXTREME!” The video ends and fades into the ECW logo with the words “Join the Revolution” under it. Static then fills the screen and we are now in the Eagles Nest with “The Voice of Extreme Championship Wrestling” Joey Styles!

Joey Styles:
“We are in the Brook Park Armory in Brook Park, Ohio, and you are about to watch the most exciting, most edgy, most EXTREME hour in television today…ECW Hardcore TV! We are on the road to Cyberslam 2001, the annual ECW fan convention and supercard, and it is only 3 weeks away! The card is already shaping up to be huge, with a championship match already signed for the show! At Cyberslam, ECW Tag Team Champions Danny Doring and Roadkill will defend their titles against The Unholy Alliance of Tajiri and Mikey Whipreck, led by the Sinister Minister. And speaking of championships, in tonight’s main event, the only dual-champion in ECW, “The Man Beast” Rhino will DEFEND his ECW Television Title against one-half of The Impact Players…Justin Credible!”

With that, we now go to the ring and Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger are already in the ring. Simon has a microphone in hand, but the crowd aren’t even letting him speak, drowning him out. Diamond’s face is getting redder and redder, and in an attempt to get the crowd to shut up, Swinger gets the microphone from Diamond.

Johnny Swinger:
“HEY! All of you should just be quiet! CIVILISED people let others speak!”

Needless to say, that doesn’t help at all, and even caused the noise to increase anymore. Finally, Simon just can’t take it anymore.

Simon Diamond:
"SIMON’S GOT A PROBLEM! YOU ALL NEED TO LEARN SOME RESPECT for Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger! Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger are the two most talented workers in this company, and you all need to show it! See Simon Diamond came out here to make a point, and you all just proved Simon right! I’m sick of people ignoring Simon Diamond, I’m sick of people overlooking Simon Diamond! Simon refuses to be overlooked! If Simon and Johnny Swinger don’t get the respect they deserve, then-"

Simon gets cut off, not by the crowd (although they were trying really hard to), but by “Roadhouse Blues” by the Doors! Meaning only one thing…Danny Doring and Roadkill come out from the back and their making a beeline towards the ring! The tag champs are bringing a referee with them, and it could be impromptu match time! The crowd is giving the champions a big ovation, because of their popularity AND the fact that they want to see Diamond get his ass kicked! But Simon has other plans and begins yelling again.

Simon Diamond:
"What the hell do you two think your doing! Simon Diamond demands that you don’t go into my rin-"

He gets cut off again, by a dropkick to the chest from Danny Doring! Simon gets knocked down, and by the time he’s up, the bell has already rung!


Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger vs. Danny Doring and Roadkill
Non-Title match

Simon Diamond is PISSED off, not expecting to have to wrestle tonight. Johnny Swinger offers to represent their team first, and Diamond is happy to let him wrestle first, retreating into the ring apron. On the other side, its “Dastardly” Danny Doring who’s going to represent his team, so it will be Doring vs. Swinger to start things off. The two men circle each other, both not wanting to make the first move. Finally, they tie up, and Doring gets the advantage pretty quickly. He manages to get a hold of Johnny’s arm and then pulls him into a nice short-armed clothesline. Doring goes for the quick cover…one and a half only. Danny backs up a bit and lets Swinger get back up, and when he does, the two lock up again. Swinger gets the advantage this time, able to get Doring into a side-headlock. Danny escapes the headlock by shooting him off the ropes, but Swinger reverses the irish-whip and sends Doring to the ropes instead. But Danny Doring uses the momentum he gets from bouncing off the ropes and hits a nice jumping shoulder block that takes Swinger down.

Infuriated at losing both exchanges, Johnny Swinger gets back up and calls for another tie-up. Doring is happy to oblige and leans in, but Swinger rakes his eyes! The move is dirty, but it is effective, as “Dastardly” Danny Doring immediately reaches for his face. Swinger runs off the ropes….swinging neckbreaker! Johnny Swinger goes for the cover…two count only! Danny tries to crawl to his corner, but Johnny takes none of that, dropping a hard knee across “Dastardly’s” spine. Swinger stands Doring back up…and he hits a brutal Shoulder Jawbreaker! Johnny Swinger goes for the cover once more…


Doring kicks out! Swinger scowls and punts his opponent’s midsection out of frustration. He grabs Danny and takes him to his corner, before tagging Simon Diamond into the match. Now that they have the advantage, it seems like “The Problem Solver” doesn’t have anymore problems about wrestling. Diamond has a huge smile on his face as he leans Danny against the ropes and unloads with a few punches to the face. Simon Diamond irish-whips Doring, and when he comes back, Simon meets him with a hard STO. Diamond hooks the leg…


“Dastardly” Danny Doring gets his shoulder up! Diamond is in disbelief, even though it wasn’t really that big of a move. He gets right up into the face of Mike Kehner, the referee, and begins demanding that he “gives Simon Diamond the three count!”. Kehner stands by his decision causing Diamond to fume. By the time he’s given up on complaining Doring is already back up to his knees, but Simon Diamond puts him back down with a boot to the back of the head. Diamond lifts Danny up to his feet and then grabs him by the head, putting his face right in front of Doring’s face. “SIMON DIAMOND DIDN’T GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO KNEEL!” With that said, Simon brings Doring over with a hard snap suplex, punctuating his words. He stands Doring up again and hits another snap suplex, and Simon immediately gets him back to his feet again! “The Problem Solver” sets Danny Doring up for a Northern Lights Suplex, placing his head under one of Doring’s arms, but that backfires on him, as Danny Doring comes alive, dropping Simon Diamond head first with a DDT! Diamond quickly gets back to his feet, although he definitely looks rattled from the DDT. Simon Diamond is almost frothing from the mouth, having a hard time believing what just happened. This gives Danny the chance to get back to his corner and tag in Roadkill…but right before he can tag him in, Diamond comes back to earth and grabs him by the feet. Diamond tries to pull Danny Doring back to the center of the ring, but Doring kicks him away! Simon flies to the other side of the ring and Danny tags Roadkill in!

“The Angry Amish Chicken Plucker” comes charging out of his corner, but Diamond high-tails out of the ring! Roadkill goes to pursue him, but he is blocked by Johnny Swinger. Swinger charges at Roadkill, but gets DECAPITATED by a big lariat. Roadkill rolls to the outside, going after Diamond, but “The Problem Solver” is already on the other side of the ring. Simon Diamond screams at Roadkill from the other side, but that inattentiveness costs him…as he backs up into Danny Doring, who has a grin on his face. Diamond turns slowly, and when he sees Doring his eyes widen…BOOM, he gets caught by a enziguiri! Simon Diamond goes down, and Doring rolls him back into the ring. Despite looking exhausted from the beating he just took, “Dastardly” Danny Doring goes up top. He yells something to Roadkill, who slides into the ring and lifts Diamond up into a wheelbarrow hold. Doring jumps off…BUGGY BANG! Diamond is knocked clean out and Roadkill covers…


Winner: Danny Doring and Roadkill > Pinfall > Buggy Bang

-----------Commercial Break------------

ECW Hardcore TV returns and we are in the ringside area, Swinger, Diamond, Doring and Roadkill all gone “Man in the Box” by Alice in Chains is playing and the rowdy Ohio crowd are up on their feet, as that song can only mean that the always popular Tommy Dreamer is on his way to the ring! And surely enough, Dreamer does come out, wearing a plain ECW shirt and jeans. Being the uber-face that he is, Dreamer high-fives some of the fans in the front row, before asking for and receiving a microphone from ring announcer Bob Artese. Dreamer enters the ring and begins talking.

Tommy Dreamer:
“ ‘Fore I begin, I just want to say thank you all for taking time out of your day and comin’ here to support ECW. We’ve been through some hard times recently, but it’s because of all of ya’ that we’re even having this show right now. So from the bottom of my heart, thanks.”

The crowd shows their appreciation for ECW, giving Tommy a good pop.


The chant brings a smile to Tommy’s face and when it ends he continues.

Tommy Dreamer:
“Anyways, I’m not here on a PR job, I’ve got another reason. But before I can say it, I need to ask somebody to come out here….CW Anderson, get yourself out to this ring man.”

After a few seconds of silence, “Sad But True” by Metallica hits and CW Anderson comes out, all business, and rolls into the ring. He is the epitome of intensity, staring a hole through Dreamer’s face.. The tension in the ring is palpable, but that doesn’t stop Dreamer from talking.

Tommy Dreamer:
“I’ll just cut to the chase. I heard what you said last week, how you wanted a rematch with me at Cyberslam. Well Anderson, I accept. Cyberslam, Tommy Dreamer versus CW Anderson for the second time.”

Joey Styles:
"Oh my god! I guess its official then! At Cyberslam 2001, these two will face off in a rematch from Guilty as Charged!"

Anderson looks satisfied and turns to leave, but before he can, Dreamer stops him.

Tommy Dreamer:
“Wait a second, I’m not finished yet. Anderson, at Guilty as Charged we had a hell of a match. And I’m the type of guy who always wants to do better every time he goes to this ring. So the way I see it, a normal match just won’t do. No, if we’re going to have a rematch, we’re going to have a rematch, the EXTREME way. So you want a rematch? Fine, but if we’re going to do it, we’re not just going to have any old fashioned match. Cyberslam is a fan convention right? It’s for the fans? Well how about this. Cyberslam Tommy Dreamer versus CW Anderson....in a Fans Bring the Weapons match!"

There’s the twist! The crowd are on their feet and are showing their support for the idea. Anderson strokes his chin as if he’s thinking about it, but then he looks around…and nods his head! It’s on! Dreamer smiles and then extends his hand, offering a handshake…Anderson stares at his hand....and then grabs the mic away from Dreamer! He gets a few boos for that, but “The Enforcer” doesn’t seem to give a damn.

CW Anderson:
"Tommy, before I shake your hand, I just want you to know something. Like I said last week Tommy, I respect the hell out of you. So I want to tell you…that what I’m going to do to you at Cyberslam…its nothing personal. You’ve got to understand Tommy, this ring…is my life. This ring is ME! This ring…its my goddamn legacy. And I can’t…I WON’T let my only legacy be “the guy who lost to Tommy Dreamer two times”. I CAN’T LET THAT HAPPEN TOMMY! So at Cyberslam…when I’m making you bleed…when I’m tearing into your body with the weapon that the people bring…when I WIN THE MATCH….I want you to know….it’s ONLY business.”

With that said, he drops the microphone and takes Dreamers hand! But Dreamer pulls him close, so that they are nose-to-nose and we have a classic stare-off! But before the situation develops anymore, static fills the screen and we are now in the Eagles Nest with Joey Styles staring intently at the camera.

Joey Styles:
“Well there you go folks, the match has been signed for Cyberslam, which is already shaping up to look like a massive show! On February 4, the ECW tag team titles WILL be defended by Danny Doring and Roadkill, against The Unholy Alliance, led by The Sinister Minister. Also on the cards is the Internet Choice match, where you the fans will be able to vote ONLINE who you want to see compete. The list of competitors will go out the week before the event. Finally, as you just saw, Tommy Dreamer and CW Anderson will have a rematch from Guilty as Charged, and it won’t just be any match…it’s going to be a Fans Bring the Weapons match, and what a brawl that will be! So all of you in the Tri-City area, and even those who AREN’T, mark your calendars, because it’s going to be a hell of a show.”

The camera zooms into his face, before we fade back to the ring, and it looks like its match-time. 1/3 of The Hot Commodity, “Confederate Currency” Chris Hamrick is already in the ring.. Hamrick shouts abuse at the fans, who respond in kind, one particularly rowdy fan yelling that “YOUR MOM AND DAD ARE COUSINS!” referencing Hamrick being a proud “redneck”.

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot”
by Pat Benatar hits to a big pop as Nova makes his way to the ring. For Nova, this isn’t just any normal match, this is a chance for vengeance. As Nova is walking towards the ring, we go on a EXTREME REPLAY, showing us a clip from last week’s Hardcore TV. The clip shows The Hot Commodity ambushing Nova and helping Chris Chetti beat him down. We go back to the present, and Nova is already in the ring. The bell sounds and the match is on!


Nova vs. Chris Hamrick

Nova doesn’t waste any time at all, getting right up in Chris Hamrick’s face, going nose-to-nose with the 35 year old veteran. But “Confederate Currency” Chris Hamrick won’t take shit from any young punk, no, he makes Nova back up a bit by slapping the taste right out of his mouth! Needless to say, Nova doesn’t take to that to kindly and after stroking his cheek, he returns the favor with a slap of his own! Hamrick answers back with a hard forearm to the face, and once again Nova fires right back. The fists are now flying, and after a brief stalemate, Hamrick takes the advantage after ducking under one of Nova’s punches and hitting a hard stiff uppercut to the jaw. Hamrick goes for the irish-whip, Nova reverses and sends him into the ropes instead. Chris comes back and goes for a clothesline but Nova ducks under that and then runs off the rope, and when he rebounds off of them he gets met with a hard boot to the face! Hamrick covers, not even a one count though.

Nova gets back to his feet and Hamrick locks him into a front headlock, but Nova pushes him into the corner. Hamrick is reluctant to release the headlock, but a hard shoulder thrust to the midsection from Nova does the trick. Now free, Nova hits another shoulder thrust before going to the other side of the ring. Nova charges’, looking for a corner splash, but Hamrick catches him and tosses him over the top rope. Nova lands on the ring apron, and Chris Hamrick turns to try and knock him off. But Nova is prepared and catches Hamrick with a right hand, making him step back. Nova slingshots himself off the ropes and goes for a nice Springboard Clothesline, but Chris Hamrick runs forward and dodges it. Nova lands on his feet in the center of the ring….and his head is nearly knocked off his body by a stiff clothesline! Hamrick covers, but he only gets a two count!

After those frenetic opening minutes, the match begins to slow down, the advantage firmly with “Confederate Currency” Chris Hamrick. Chris gets back up to his feet and takes his time, stalking Nova’s body, dropping the occasional knee or elbow. After about 15 seconds of doing this, Hamrick drops down and mounts Nova, before unleashing about a dozen hard punches all aimed at Nova’s face! Nova is caught off guard and begins covering up, but most of the punches go through. After that, Hamrick decides to get down and dirty, fish hooking Nova! For the uninformed, fish hooking is a “maneuver” where one wrestler shoves his fingers into a opponent’s mouth and then uses them to pull the opponent’s gums, prying their mouth open. So yeah, not exactly a pretty thing to see. Nova is flailing on the floor, trying to get Hamrick off of him, but Chris Hamrick is RELENTLESS and pulls even harder until Nova has no choice but to bite down! That does the trick and Hamrick gets his fingers out, but it doesn’t matter, because the damage is done. Hamrick gets back up and then drops a big knee to the back of Nova’s head, and then hooks the leg…ONE…TWO…T- Nova kicks out!

By now, Hamrick is already a bit irate at not being able to put Nova away. He brings Nova up to a vertical base and then cinches him into a side headlock, but Nova begins fighting back desperately with elbows to Hamrick’s midsection! “Confederate Currency” Chris Hamrick desperately holds on, but the elbows get him to loosen the headlock, letting Nova shoot him off the ropes and escape. Hamrick comes bouncing off the ropes and tries for a Yakuza Kick…Nova ducks under it and then runs off the ropes as well…he comes back but is met with a hard knee lift from Chris Hamrick! Nova stumbles back up to his feet and Hamrick grabs him and then lifts him into the air, setting up a vertical suplex…but Hamrick has other things in mind and forces Nova to spin 180 degrees in mid-air before hitting one of his trademark moves, a Suplex Stunner that he calls, The Dixie Drop! Nova is down and out, and Hamrick drops down and goes for the win…..


NOVA GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! HE GETS HIS SHOULDER UP JUST IN TIME! Hamrick goes from being annoyed to being completely furious, getting up and stomping around the ring. He shoves the referee, telling him that it was a three, but the official doesn’t change his mind. Hamrick continues pacing around the ring, not sure what to do. Finally, after thinking it out, Chris Hamrick decides to go to the top rope! The 35-year old wrestling veteran climbs to the top and then jumps off, looking for The Confederate Crunch, a Diving Leg Drop! But Nova rolls out of the ring, and Hamrick misses his mark! Nova manages to get out of the ring and is leaning on the fan barricade trying to regain his bearings. In the ring, Hamrick has gotten back up to his feet and then goes out of the ring, going after Nova. But Nova doesn’t go down with a fight, catching Hamrick with a right hand. Chris didn’t expect it coming and is stunned for a few seconds, letting Nova grab him by the head and throw him head-first into the ring apron. Nova begins laying into Hamrick with forearms, before grabbing him again, and then throwing him into the iron barricade keeping the fans from the ring. Nova climbs onto the ring apron and then climbs to the top rope and waits for Hamrick to get back up to his feet. When he does, Nova points towards the locker room and yells “This is for you Chetti!” before leaping off! Hamrick is barely able to react, as Nova grabs his neck in MID-AIR and hits a STUNNING Flying Neckbreaker!

Joey Styles:


Both men are down and out, lying lifeless on the outside! Slowly but surely however, Nova begins to get back up to his feet, using the ring apron for leverage. Nova rolls Hamrick into the ring before following him in and going for a desperate cover….


Hamrick gets his shoulder up at two and three-fourths! Now its NOVA’s turn to be in shock as he leans back on the ropes, looking up at the ceiling in disbelief. But he doesn’t dwell on it for to long, instead grabbing Hamrick and lifting him into position for The Kryptonite Crunch! HE HITS IT! Nova hits the move! He’s going for the cover!


THE PINFALL IS BROKEN…BY CHRIS CHETTI! Chetti and Hamrick’s stablemates Julio Dinero and EZ Money have run down to the ring and are now putting the boots to Nova! Chetti lifts Nova up to his feet…and he plants Nova with the Amityville Horror for the SECOND WEEK IN A ROW! Dinero and Money takes Hamrick and places him on top of Nova, the referee has no choice but to count it!


Winner: Chris Hamrick > Pinfall > Amityville Horror from Chris Chetti

The Ohio crowd are in a uproar! Some fans have begun throwing trash into the ring, and The Hot Commodity and Chris Chetti get the HELL out of dodge before a riot breaks out! Nova is slowly coming to in the ring, and he looks around the building confused, before realization sets in. Nova slams his fist into the mat before rolling outside the ring and running to the back! He’s going after them!


We’re back on Hardcore TV, and we are met with Joey Styles in The Eagles Nest.

Joey Styles:
“Welcome back to ECW Hardcore TV, and we are on the road…to Cyberslam 2001, which is only THREE weeks away. As I mentioned earlier in the program, the card is shaping up quite nicely, several matches already being confirmed. However, there is one thing that nobody here in ECW is sure about…and that’s the situation around the ECW World Title. The status quo in the World Title division has been constantly changing, and as of tonight, no clear challenger for the title has been set. At Guilty as Chargeed 2001, Rhino blindsided “The Extreme Icon” The Sandman and was able to take the ECW World Heavyweight Championship for his own and become the only dual champion in Extreme Championship Wrestling. And last week, The New Impact Players, Steve Corino and Justin Credible attempted to make a case for themselves as well, attacking Rhino, only for the tables to turn and be on the losing side of the brawl. And THEN in the same night, Balls Mahoney stepped up to the plate and attacked Rhino with a steel chair! With so many different challengers and personalities involved, its going to take something big to stand out, and in tonight’s main event, that’s what Justin Credible will attempt to do, when he takes on Rhino in a match for the ECW Television Championship. We were able to get comments from Credible and the rest of The Impact Players earlier this evening."

That takes us backstage, and The New Impact Players are all there. Justin Credible is dressed to compete and is sitting down on a chair, Francine giving him a back-rub. “The King of Old School” Steve Corino is staring at the camera intently, while Jack Victory just leans on the wall.

Steve Corino:
"Rhino…you think you’re on top of the world. You’re “The Man Beast”. Your “the only dual champion in ECW today”. You’ve been compared to some of the best and most dominant wrestlers in ECW history…guys like Terry Funk and Sabu…MONSTERS, like Taz and Bam Bam Bigelow…and quite frankly…I think it’s a fair comparison. Because just like all of those PIECES OF CRAP, compared to the Impact Players…you’re NOTHING RHINO! And right now, you may be “the only dual champion in ECW” but not for long. Because TONIGHT, Justin here…he’s going to beat you, and take your Television Title. And then…then I’m going to be coming for MY ECW World Heavyweight Title. Your days are numbered Rhino.”

Credible stands up and grins at the camera.

Justin Credible:
"Oh yeah, The Impact Players are THE most dominant unit in not just ECW, but in the entire goddamn industry. Not YOU Rhino, not SANDMAN, THE IMPACT PLAYERS! And you and all those losers in the crowd tonight are gonna’ see that first-hand when I beat you down and pin you, one two there, and take your ECW Television Title for myself. Hehe, and when I do, it ain’t just gonna’ be the coolest…it isn’t just gonna’ be the best….it’s gonna’ be…just incredible!"

With that, Credible goes into his usual pose, and Corino slaps Jack Victory in the chest. Victory steps up to the camera…

Jack Victory:

And the static this. When the feed returns, we are now back in the Brook Parks Armory, and announcer Bob Artese and referee John Finnegan are already in the ring for the main event. “Snap Your Fingers, Break Your Neck” by Grinspoon hits to boos and insults from the crowd. The New Impact Players come out of the back all together, the challenger Justin Credible getting hyped up by Corino and Jack Victory. Francine is holding Credible’s favorite Singapore cane, and by the look on Justin’s face he’s expecting to go to war. Credible is looking to make a big impact in this match, and a win here would go a long way in propelling him up the rankings in ECW. Credible rolls into the ring alone and then leans over the ropes, getting more advice from Corino.

But their attentions are diverted when “Debonair” by Dope begins to play, getting a big mixed reaction from the crowd, leaning towards heel heat. Rhino comes out with both his title belts slung around his shoulders and on the way to the ring he heckles a couple of ringside fans, daring them to punch him. He enters the ring, and then points at Justin, before hunching down, as if preparing for his finisher, the Gore. With both men in the ring, Stephen DeAngelis goes to the center and begins the introductions.

Stephen DeAngelis:
"Ehm…LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, the following match-up is tonight’s MAIN EVENT, and is for the ECW Television Title! ON MY RIGHT, from Ozone Park, New York…he weighs in at 225 pounds, and is ONE HALF of the IMPACT PLAYERS…he is the challenger…JUSTIN…CREDIBLE!"

More boos as Credible goes to the center of the ring and then poses for the fans. Rhino is impatient now, bouncing from toe to toe, ready for the action to begin.

Stephen DeAngelis:
"And on my LEFT, hailing from DETROIT, MICHIGAN and weighing in at 270 pounds…he is THE ECW WORLD AND TELEVISION CHAMPION, the only dual champion in Extreme Championship Wrestling…he is…”THE MAN BEAST”…RHINO!"

With that, Rhino drops both his titles to the ground and then jumps onto the top turnbuckle before letting out a chilling howl. He gets off and then turns towards Credible as DeAngelis gets out of the ring. Referee John Finnegan signals for the bell to ring, and it does, starting the match!


Justin Credible vs. Rhino
ECW Television Title match

Despite Rhino being more of a heelish tweener, against Justin Credible, he’s got the crowd on his side.


The chant is getting on Credible’s nerves, who turns to the crowd and yells at them, but that just causes them to get even louder. Justin eventually just gives up and shakes his head, turning back towards Rhino. “The Man Beast” has a glint in his eyes and is staring at Credible like a piece of meat. The two slowly circle around the ring, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce. But then from the outside, “The King of Old School” Steve Corino starts yelling at Rhino. “The Man Beast” turns to the outside and begins yelling back and Credible uses that opportunity to catch Rhino by surprise and he goes for a rollup!


Rhino kicks out with authority and both men immediately get back up to their feet. That cheap shot didn’t do ANYTHING but piss Rhino off, and everybody knows, you never piss of animal! The two begin circling each other once more, but this time, Rhino isn’t going to be distracted. They lock up in the center of the ring…and Rhino doesn’t even BOTHER with any technical wrestling, he just throws Credible to the other side of the ring! Credible gets up and he looks a bit shaken by Rhino’s strength. Nevertheless, they lock up once again, but once again, Rhino just takes Credible and just manhandles him, throwing him to the other side once again. The rest of The Impact Players look upset at what’s going on, Francine yelling support for Credible while Jack Victory and Corino are yelling at Rhino, trying to distract him. Justin slowly gets back up, a bit more wary of going mano-a-mano with Rhino. He utilizes the ring, moving from corner to corner, trying to keep Rhino off balanced. Finally, Rhino’s had enough, and he lunges towards Credible! But Justin sidesteps him and when Rhino turns back around, he gets caught with a big right hand! Justin begins unloading with forearms, forcing Rhino into the corner. Justin climbs onto “The Man Beast’s” shoulders and begins raining down blows to the forehead, but Rhino suddenly charges out of the corner...he plants Justin Credible into the mat with a powerbomb!

Rhino gets back up and then brings Credible back up to his feet as well. Rhino lifts Justin up on his shoulders, and then lets out a primal war scream before hitting a sick looking powerslam. The ECW World Champion stays on top, going for the pin…two counts only. “The King of Old School” Steve Corino is very active on the outside, yelling and heckling Rhino. At first, “The Man Beast” just ignores him, but eventually he turns towards Corino and yells back. “Why don’t you get in here you fuckin’ pussy?!” Of course Corino doesn’t respond, and when Rhino turns back, Credible has already come to and lunges at Rhino with a few punches. Credible manages to fight his way back to his feet and then whips Rhino into the ropes. Justin Credible tries for a hip toss, but Rhino blocks it and transitions into a hip toss of his own. Justin stumbles back up to his feet, using the turnbuckle as a support, and Rhino charges him. Credible manages to side-step him though, and metal is all that Rhino charges into. “The Man Beast” begins stumbling back…and he gets taken down by a Discus Clothesline from Credible. Justin covers…barely a two count though; Rhino has way to much fight in him to be taken out here.

While Rhino is slowly getting back up, Justin Credible leans over the ropes and gets his Singapore cane from Francine. Rhino is back up to a vertical base, Credible measures him up…SMACK, cane shot to the skull! But Rhino’s still on his feet though. Credible lines him up again…SMACK, another cane shot, yet Rhino’s still standing! Justin can’t believe Rhino is still up, but gets over his shock and goes for one more cane shot! But in desperation, Rhino suddenly gets a burst of adrenaline and is able to grab the cane mid-swing and wrest it away from Credible! Rhino throws the cane out the ring, and Credible is in complete shock. Justin recomposes himself after a few seconds and then swings at Rhino, but “The Man Beast” catches the fist, wraps his arms around Credible’s waist…BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Justin Credible goes flying across to the opposite side of the ring!

After several seconds, Rhino is the first to get up, but Justin Credible is almost up to his feet as well. But he might want to stay down though…because Rhino is measuring him for the GORE! Credible slowly stumbles back onto his feet…RHINO CHARGES…Gore! Gore! GO- Wait…no! Steve Corino was able to pull his teammate out of the ring just in time! Credible leans on the ring apron, resting, while Francine and Corino whispering talking to him and giving him advice. But Rhino goes to the outside and is going after Justin Credible. Victory tries to stop him, but gets dropped by a right hand, Corino tries to block Rhino as well, but he gets the same fate! Nothing else between Rhino and his prey…except Francine of course! Francine leaps onto Rhino’s back, scratching away at his eyes. After a brief struggle, “The Man Beast” manages to throw her off, and then grabs Justin Credible. He has Credible by the hand…THUD, he slams him head-first into the metal post! Justin slumps to the ground and he’s been busted open! The crowd, being the blood-marks that they are, is going crazy at the sight of the juice! Rhino stands Credible back up and then throws him into the ring like a rag doll…but before he can go back into the ring himself, he gets put down by a chair shot to the back of the head by Steve Corino, who’s had enough of being in the sidelines. Corino and Jack Victory roll Rhino into the ring and then begin stomping away, making sure that Rhino STAYS down! Justin Credible soon joins in, after wiping his face of the blood, and hell, even Francine gets a few shots in!

Joey Styles:
“This isn’t a match, this is a mugging!”

Rhino’s attempts at fighting back were put out before they could gain any momentum, and after a while, he’s unable to even try. The New Impact Players are standing victoriously over the ECW World and Television Champion, and Steve Corino request a microphone from the outside.

Steve Corino:

“Let this be an example, to everybody thinking of getting in the way…of The Impact Players! We will…put you all down if we have to, and you know what…that’s what we’re going to do to this piece of shit right here!”

Corino nods at Credible who grins and then lifts Rhino onto his shoulders, he’s setting up for his finisher, a Spinning Belly-to-Belly Piledriver that he calls That’s Incredible! They’re looking to take Rhino out, right here and now! Corino nods at Justin one more time, and he’s going for it….but then…a song begins to play. And not just any song either. For a few moments, it seems like everything has stopped. The New Impact Players are motionless, Corino dropping the microphone and just staring into the crowd, disbelief on his face. Justin Credible is so distracted; he doesn’t even notice that he dropped Rhino. At first, the entire Brook Park Armory is silent. And then the song gets into full gear. The crowd goes wild. The singing begins.

Say your prayers little one
Don’t forget, my son
To include everyone…

Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
Till the sandman he comes…

Sleep with one eye open!
Gripping your pillow tight!


The entire arena begins singing along to the lyrics of “Enter Sandman” by Metallica, which can only mean one thing! THE SANDMAN IS IN THE BUILDING! And soon enough, the former ECW World Champion appears, Singapore Cane in one hand, can of beer in the other! His face is heavily bandaged, and he obviously looks exhausted just walking down the stairs but that doesn’t stop him from KICKING ASS and taking names! The Sandman slides into the ring, and the shit is on! Francine happens to be the first one in his path, and lady or not, she gets a CANE SHOT to the head! Corino is next, and “The King of Old School” tries to dodge it, but The Sandman gets him right in the midsection, slamming the wooden cane into his flesh. But Justin Credible has managed to get himself together, and has a chair in hand….but he gets SENT OUT OF THE RING WITH A GORE FROM RHINO WHO HAS GOTTEN BACK UP TO HIS FEET! The Gore was relatively weak, after all, he did just get beaten down, but it does the job in taking Justin Credible out. With all his stablemates down and out, Jack Victory decides to cut his losses, managing to get out of the ring just in time, and The New Impact Players fall back to the locker rooms en masse and I suppose the match is a no-contest. Back in the ring however, the action isn’t done…not even close.

Sandman and Rhino have managed to take The New Impact Players out, but they still hate each others guts. Upon seeing one another, there isn’t any dramatic stare-down, no, they begin tearing into each other with rights and lefts! Both men are obviously tired, Sandman due to his injuries from Guilty as Charged, and Rhino because of participating in a match only moments ago. But that doesn’t stop them from throwing blows, and both men refuse to go down! They are fully intent on duking it out until one of them gives up…or just straight up dies! But it isn’t to be so, as the cavalry hits the ring, in the form of an army of production workers and wrestlers who begin splitting them apart. The screen begins to fade, the main show ending on a frenetic note, Sandman and Rhino throwing punches at anybody and everybody in sight. The final image we see before we fade out completely is of Sandman a manic glint in his eye, cursing and yelling at Rhino.

The screen has faded out completely to black, but that doesn’t mean the show is over yet…because “Misirlou” begins to play in the background…PULP FICTION PROMO TIME!


We start this one off in the locker room of The Fully Blooded Italians…and why the hell do they get their own locker room? Anyways, the group of “Italians” is just relaxing, Little Guido reading the newspaper, Sal Graziano is eating a pizza, and Tony Mamaluke…is singing “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin?!

Tony Mamaluke:
“When the moon hits the sky, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore…”


Errr…wonder where that’s going! We fade out and now we’re in some sort of gym, weights and other fitness machines in the background, with Cyrus the Virus.

"Rob Van Dam…you represent ECW. You ARE ECW. And that’s why my client Jerry Lynn…he is going to destroy you. I will kill off this company Rob, and I AM STARTING WITH YOU!"

Camera swivels to the side, to Jerry Lynn who is on his back, bench pressing.


We now go to Danny Doring and Roadkill, standing in front of a generic ECW banner.

Danny Doring:
“The Unholy Alliance is gunning for us Roadkill, but are we scared? No. Because the fact is, they just aren’t on our level. Sinister Minister, you want your boys to come out of Cyberslam with the ECW Tag Team Titles? Heh, then you better pray extra hard, because the only way that’s gonna’ happen is if god swoops down and TAKES it from us. And even then, it’s going to be one hell of a fight. Right Roadkill?”

Doring nods at “The Angry Amish Chicken Plucker” who glares at the camera.



We’re back with the F.B.I….and now Guido and Graziano have joined Mamaluke in the singing!

Little Guido, Sal Graziano and Tony Mamaluke:
“When your eyes seem to shine like you’ve had to much whine, that’s amore!”


Now we’re with “The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer!

Tommy Dreamer:
“CW Anderson…when you and me go into that ring on Cyberslam, it’s going to be a war. But if you want to beat me, if you NEED to beat me, like you’ve been saying….then be prepared to have to KILL ME FIRST!”


We now go to some hallway in the building, and Nova is pissed off!


He continues walking, and suddenly he see’s Chetti at the end of the hallway! Nova’s eyes widen and he charges his rival…only to get CLOCKED by a chairshot from Chris Hamrick who pops out of one of the doors. Nova’s down, and Chetti approaches his body, a shit-eating smile on his face.

Chris Chetti:
“Nova…when are you gonna’ learn. There’s power…in numbers.”

With that he kicks Nova’s body, and then turns to leave, as we fade out to the next promo…


We are back to the gym with Lynn and Cyrus, and it seems like “The New F’n Show” is done bench pressing. His spotter lifts the weights off of him and Lynn gets up, wiping his face with a towel.

Jerry Lynn:
"RVD! No more bullshit, no more draws, no more losses! Living Dangerously 2001…I’m going to beat you! Because if I can’t beat you Van Dam…I’d rather die..."

The camera goes back to Cyrus, who has a smug smile on his face.

Back to the F.B.I locker-room, and they’re having a great time, still singing.

Tony Mamaluke, Little Guido, Sal Graziano:


They get cut off by another man, who enters the room. The man has blonde hair and a skinny frame, and is wearing a nice suit and sunglasses. Mamaluke and Graziano don’t seem to know him, but Little Guido’s eyes widen upon seeing him. Mamaluke steps up and then shoves the mystery man.

Tony Mamaluke:
“Hasn’t ‘chu heard of knockin’ before?! Who da’ hell are you?”

The mystery man grins and then shakes his head.

"No, no, no, the real question my friend…is who da’ hell do you think you are? Where’d you get this creep Guido?"

Mamaluke turns to Little Guido Maritato, his friend and stablemate, who is still in shock.

Tony Mamaluke:
Guido, you know this guy?”

“Does he know me? Hahahaha, does he know me?! Haha, he never told you he had a brother?"

Tony Mamaluke:

The man laughs and then takes off his sunglasses and extends his hand.

“Heh…you can call me…Spanky. Spanky Maritato.”


Finally, we’re now with “The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freak” Balls Mahoney, who’s seated in a room...filled with chairs.

Balls Mahoney:
“Ever since I attacked you last week Rhino, people’ve been asking me. Why would I mess with a monster like you? My family and friends, they’ve been telling me to back off. My girlfriend wants me to quit so I can get away from you. But that ain’t me. I don’t run from fights. At Guilty as Charged Rhino, you tried to cripple me and a half-dozen other people. YOU NEARLY BROKE ME IN HALF YOU SON OF A BITCH! BUT YOU DIDN’T BREAK MY PRIDE! I’M COMING AFTER YOU RHINO, WITH EVERYTHING I’VE GOT! AND I DON’T CARE IF YOU BREAK MY BACK, OR YOU BREAK MY SPINE, I’M NEVER GONNA’ BACK DOWN!”

And with that, he stands up and grabs two of the nearest chairs and then lifts them both into the air, like a samurai heading into battle….

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