"It's getting pretty close to show time man. What's up?"
So this is my first show in over two and a half years. A lot of anxiety and nerves while writing it, as well, it's been quite a while. Hopefully it presents as an alright read for you lot. When I start doing TV shows, the format will be switched to include full promos. Enjoy
???: "There's something important that I need to talk to you about. Or, well... someone."
Paul Heyman: "Alright, I have no idea what you're going to say, but I think I already don't like the sounds of this."
???: "I have a...proposition for you. I know you're not a fan of the guy, at all, but he just became a free agent. His contract doesn't have a no-compete clause, so he could come into ECW straight away."
Paul Heyman: "And who exactly are we talking about here."
Paul Heyman: "No. Fuck no! Abso-fucking-lutely not!"
???: "Hey calm down, man! It's just a suggestion!"
Paul Heyman: "It's not a good one!"
???: "Really? Is it a bad suggestion because he's not going to do good business, or you just don't want to do business with the guy. Think about that, and I think you know what the answer is."
Paul Heyman: "This is the wrestling business; I'm allowed to have problems with people."
???: "You're absolutely right, but that doesn't mean it has to come in the way of making great business."
There was a long pause.
Paul Heyman: "...I'll think about it, but that doesn't mean we're signing him!"
???: "That's all I wanted to hear, Paulie. Now go have a good show."
ECW on PPV Presents- LIVING DANGEROUSLY~!- 03-25
As the clock strikes eight, "This is Extreme"
by Harry Slash and the Slashtones plays in conjunction with a video montage, meaning it is time for ECW's pay per view extravaganza, Living Dangerously! As the feed goes live to the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, one man stands in the center of the ring, and that is the figure of Joey Styles
. The ECW lead announcer does a quick hype job of tonight's card, after a little monologue about ECW and the company and wrestlers "living dangerously."
The play-by-play man ushers himself out of the ring and heads up to his spot to call the action as "Scapegoat"
by Fear Factory brings out the first contestant for tonight's first 3-Way Dance, 'The New F'n Show' Jerry Lynn
, as well as crooked manager, Cyrus
. The two men are decorated with jeers and insulting chants from the fiery crowd as they enter the ring, with Cyrus making sure to goad the Philly crowd into more jeers while Lynn ignores the lot of them. Once in the ring, Cyrus pulls a microphone out of his suit and starts to run down the crowd, pointing out all the troglodytes and mongoloids in the arena at the show. After doing his part to get the crowd fully against the two, Cyrus states that although his associate is dressed to compete tonight, Jerry Lynn will not be participating in tonight's opening contest. Lynn takes the mic and continues his angle started at Guilty as Charged when he states that he refuses to be Paul Heyman's curtain jerker, and will only wrestle for ECW if he is in the main event, where he belongs. Cyrus continues the Lynn hype job, telling the crowd that Jerry Lynn, much like Cyrus' other client, Rhino, is too good for Extreme Championship Wrestling, and that both men could headline in any company in the world. Cyrus strokes Lynn' ego further by saying that Lynn could easily defeat both Rob Van Dam and Tommy Dreamer tonight, and help Rhino destroy the beer-swilling piece of trash that is the Sandman in the main event, but until Jerry Lynn gets the respect he deserves from Paul Heyman, he will not wrestle again in an ECW ring. With that said, the duo depart from the ring, back up the entrance aisle, and to the backstage, leading into the new makeshift opener.
Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Tommy Dreamer
Winner Goes to Main Event
Both men make their extended entrances down to the ring to start things off for the PPV opener. The crowd is, of course, extremely enthralled with both contestants, making it hard for the fans to decide which one they want to support the most. The two men start the match off with hard rights and lefts, going straight for the kill instead of any sort of chain wrestling. It is no surprise that Dreamer takes the advantage early, much more affluent in the brawling category. Dreamer gets RVD reeling quickly, working Van Dam into the corner and battering away at him, knocking him down onto his butt in the corner after whipping him into the turnbuckles and following up with a running clothesline. With Van Dam down, Dreamer charges at him again, connecting with a running knee to the face! Van Dam crumbles over and rolls out of the ring afterwards. With the action spilling to the outside, Dreamer tries to whip Van Dam into the guardrail, but RVD recuperates from his wounds in time to leap onto the guardrail before impact, springboarding quickly off the rail and onto the charging Dreamer, knocking him down with a corkscrew moonsault maneuver!
The Whole F'n Show goes to work on Dreamer on the outside, whipping Dreamer into the side of the ring, and then leaping up and connecting with a jumping side-footed thrust kick to the face of Dreamer. RVD lands on the ring apron as Dreamer staggers away, and Van Dam connects with a flying crescent kick! RVD continues to work over Dreamer for a few minutes, using some innovative kicks and aerial maneuvers to wear down the slower Dreamer. The action makes its way back into the ring, along with a steel chair, courtesy of RVD. Van Dam looks to go bonzo-gonzo on Dreamer, but the wild chair shot misses as Dreamer ducks the attempt, and the Innovator of Violence counters with a kick to the mid-section and a Dreamer DDT... right onto the chair! Dreamer covers, and Mike Kehner registers the count... but Van Dam gets a shoulder up just before three!
Both men slowly recuperate after the high impact spot, and the two go back to page one afterwards. Both men slowly exchange strikes, and the two men stay at a stalemate for the next several minutes, neither man able to gain a significant advantage while only hitting minimal moves on the other and getting just quick falls. The action picks up the pace as the two continue to try and look for an advantage. Van Dam scores a near fall when he catches a kick from Dreamer, countering with a step over spinning wheel kick. RVD doesn't stop there, getting up to his feet and hitting a standing moonsault that gets two. Van Dam pulls Dreamer up to his feet, and sets the veteran up for a double underhook facebuster, but Dreamer shows a great strength of power to lift RVD up off his feet. He spins RVD onto his shoulders... SPICOLLI DRIVER... but RVD rolls out of the clutches of Dreamer. Van Dam takes Dreamer down with an arm drag, picks up the chair, throws it at Dreamer... and hits the Van Daminator!
Dreamer staggers back into the ropes from the blow instead of falling down, and Van Dam tries to knock him down with a clothesline, but Dreamer, despite staggering, is able to dodge the move and lift Van Dam up onto his shoulders... and hits the Spicolli Driver! Both men are down and out on their backs for about ten seconds until Tommy Dreamer starts stirring to his feet. As the Innovator of Violence slowly pulls himself up with help from the ring ropes... he is met with a steel chair wrapped with barbed wire to the face! Dreamer goes down in a heap! It's CW Anderson
! The Extreme Enforcer clearly isn't happy with losing to Dreamer at Guilty as Charged, and has just taken him out! Anderson rolls out of the ring and makes his way back up the entrance aisle as the crowd berates him. With Dreamer down and out, Van Dam makes his way up to his feet. Seeing Dreamer down, and unaware of what just happened, Van Dam climbs up to the top turnbuckle, checks to see Dreamer is still down... FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH! Van Dam connects, and the crowd, unhappy at the interference from earlier, now counts along the pin with Kehner: ONE! TWO! THREE! Van Dam wins, and he's going to be competing in the main event for a chance to win the ECW TV and World Titles!
Rob Van Dam defeats Tommy Dreamer
and Jerry Lynn
by Pantera plays throughout the ECW Arena, Van Dam helps Dreamer up to his feet, and the two men shake hands. Dreamer explains what transpired to his opponent, who looks furious with winning through dirty tactics. The two men walk out together though, leaving on the same page. Once the two men are gone to the back, "Simon Says"
by Drain STH hits, bringing the crowd to jeers as the trio of Simon Diamond
, Johnny Swinger
, and Dawn Marie
emerge from the back. The three make their way down to the ring, both men dressed for wrestling while Dawn is at her scandalous self. As the three enter the ring, Simon grabs a microphone and informs the audience that Simon has a problem, to which the crowd responds with, "Simon's gay!"
Touching. Diamond ignores the crowd, instead saying that his problem is Mexicans, and that they are invading the United States. Diamond sees a Hispanic male in the front row, and despite the fan wearing a shirt with a Puerto Rican flag on it, Diamond labels him as a "spic"
and makes numerous derogatory comments about Mexicans. This brings Diamond to his opponent, Super Crazy. As Diamond starts to mock the Insane Luchadore as a lazy bean picker, Diamond is cut off by "Roadhouse Blues"
. The crowd cheers the arrival of Super Crazy, and the luchadore sprints down the aisle, jumps onto the apron, springboards off the top rope, and takes down all three of the people in the ring with a crossbody!
Simon Diamond (w/Dawn Marie & Johnny Swinger) vs. Super Crazy
The match starts off with that springboard crossbody, and while the crowd loves it, it means Swinger is also in the ring to deal with Crazy. That doesn't stop Super Crazy, as he knocks down both Diamond and Swinger repeatedly with clotheslines before sending Swinger over the top rope and to the outside with a dropkick. Dawn Marie tries to help out her man Diamond by smacking Super Crazy across the face, her slap echoing across the arena! It only serves to anger Super Crazy, who grabs Dawn, and sets her up for a powerbomb! However, before Dawn can go for a ride, her man comes in for the save with a double sledge to the back. Dawn escapes, and Super Crazy falls to an early Gem Cutter! Diamond covers, but Crazy gets a shoulder up before three!
The early finisher allows Diamond to control the tempo of the match, keeping the high flying luchadore grounded for the early part of the match. Diamond uses a slow, methodical tempo, working Super Crazy over with a lot of simple technical holds and brawling tactics, the most exciting of the offense being a discus punch that earns Diamond a near fall. After several minutes of Diamond in control, the heel whips Super Crazy into the corner, charges for a clothesline, but runs chest first into the turnbuckles! Super Crazy was able to see the attempt coming, and leaped over the top rope to the apron. With Diamond staggering, the Insane Luchadore leaps off the top rope, and scores with a springboard dropkick! Johnny Swinger is quick to show movement on the outside, something observed by Super Crazy. Instead of going for a cover, the Insane Luchadore runs off the ropes opposite Swinger, leaps over the top rope, and takes out Diamond's lackey with a tope con hilo!
The spot draws our first "ECW"
chant of the evening, a shocking event since Rob Van Dam opened the show. The no-risk approach works for Super Crazy, as he gets up to his feet quickly and hops back onto the ring apron as Diamond gets back up to his feet. The Insane Luchadore hops up to the top turnbuckle before jumping back into the ring... and connecting with a swinging hurricanrana! Super Crazy quickly goes for the cover, but Jim Molineux only counts to two before Diamond gets a shoulder up. With the crowd and Crazy fired up, the Insane Luchadore scores some offense, keeping the pace quick, knocking Diamond down with several dropkicks before scoring a tilt-a-whirl head scissors takedown. Super Crazy continues the high pace offense, and gets Diamond really reeling, especially after an acrobatic flip over the staggering Diamond, transitioning his stunt into a smooth diving reverse DDT! After some taunting for the crowd, Super Crazy runs at the corner, and hits a moonsault from the first, second, and third turnbuckle... the Triple Moonsault! Super Crazy goes for the pin, and looks to have this match sealed, but Dawn Marie is up on the apron! Molineux tends to the foxy diva, and Swinger enters the ring, sneaking up on Crazy. The lackey looks to catch Super Crazy off guard as he spins him around. Swinger tries to whip Crazy into the corner, but the luchadore reverses it, sending Swinger into the corner, and with Crazy following him, hitting a clothesline! Molineux gets Dawn Marie off the apron, and just watches as Crazy mounts Swinger from the second turnbuckle, hitting a series of punches to Swinger, the crowd counting in Spanish for the luchadore. As Crazy gets to "nueve"
and looks for the final blow, he is lifted off the turnbuckles from behind by Diamond, and crushed with a running powerbomb! The Insane Luchadore goes down, but Diamond isn't done there, catching his breath and picking Super Crazy up onto his shoulders in a fireman's carry before swinging him around... and into a reverse DDT! The Simonizer! Cover, and it's academic now... ONE! TWO! THREE! Super Crazy is defeated here, falling to the numbers that Simon Diamond had tonight.
Simon Diamond def. Super Crazy
The heel contingent celebrate along the aisle way after the match, Swinger and Dawn Marie commending Diamond for his 'incredible' victory. As the heels disappear, Super Crazy makes his way to the back as well, holding his head and neck, looking frustrated that he lost through such cheap tactics. Once all the contestants are gone, we go straight to another match as "Down on Me" by Jackyl brings out Hot Commodity
. It is only a threesome tonight, as there is no EZ Money - off to WCW - as Chris Hamrick, Julio Dinero, and Elektra enter the ECW Arena. "Electric Molecular"
by Chemlab brings out the young upstart duo of Christian York and Joey Matthews
, who join Hot Commodity in the ring. "Stayin Alive"
, or at least a techno remix of it, brings out the Full Blooded Italians
, and immediately a dueling chant of "Where's My Pizza?"
and "Sal E. Ate It!"
erupts from the Philly faithful. The FBI play to the jeering crowd throughout their entrance, especially Little Guido and Sal E. Graziano. Once all the contestants get to the ring, we get our first tag team match of the evening, which will be another three-way dance.
Christian York & Joey Matthews vs. Full Blooded Italians (w/Big Sal) vs. Hot Commodity (w/Elektra)
Three men will be in the ring at the time for this match, which quickly is a cause for chaos. Christian York and Julio Dinero both team up right away to attack the cocky Little Guido, the two high-flyers hitting stereo dropkicks to the "Sicilian" several times before York takes Guido down with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors. However, the alliance ends prematurely as Dinero pops the youngster in the jaw with a wicked super kick moments later. Hot Commodity try to control things in the early going, but there's no way to isolate any one wrestler, meaning the action stays relatively neutral, and thankfully, high paced. Tony Mamaluke scores with a springboard tornado DDT to the unsuspecting Joey Matthews, only to be on the receiving end of a springboard missile dropkick from Chris Hamrick. The action continues to be a complete clusterfuck with no real flow, as the action spills outside when Little Guido catches Christian York by surprise with a huge hip toss, flipping York over the top rope and sending him crashing to the concrete floor below! Joey Matthews gets minimal retribution for his partner when a high angle drop kick sends Tony Mamaluke outside as well, and then Little Guido joins the lot when a double running clothesline from Hot Commodity flips him over the top rope. We get another "ECW"
chant as Julio Dinero goes over the top rope with a no-handed somersault senton, sending the three men on the outside back down to the ringside floor. Chris Hamrick heads up top to try and finish the high spot sequence with a Confederate Crunch (Leg Drop) to the outside on some of the bodies, but he makes a silly error in forgetting about Joey Matthews, who crotches him, pulling Hamrick's foot out from underneath him, sending Hamrick groin first onto the top turnbuckle! A veteran move from the young rookie, and Matthews capitalizes quickly, climbing up to the second turnbuckle, and finishing Hamrick off with a Frankensteiner! The youngster quickly goes for the pin, and... ONE! TWO! THREE! Hot Commodity are eliminated!
Elektra is furious on the outside, as her team just got eliminated out of nowhere. Julio Dinero pulls himself up to his feet on the outside, realizes his team has been eliminated, and storms off to the back. Hamrick rolls out of the ring, and he and Elektra follow in course. The FBI and Christian York slowly make their way up to the feet outside of the ring, and Matthews stays in the ring by himself, only to get brained from behind with a trash can! Big Sal sneaked in the ring and clobbered Matthews! The quick strike by Big Sal allows Little Guido to roll into the ring and pin Matthews, but the youngster gets a shoulder up! However, the Full Blooded Italians are able to gather control of the match, and Guido slows the pace of the high-flying match down, starting to isolate Matthews and wear the youngster down with holds and submissions. Guido and Mamaluke stay fresh with quick tags to wear down Matthews further, isolating the rookie for several minutes, earning some near falls along the way after a series of suplexes from Mamaluke and an Italian leg sweep from Guido. However, Mamaluke commits the ultimate error, trying to lock Matthews in a sleeper hold. It's the weakest rest spot in tag team wrestling, and you know what happens - Matthews fades, fights back, and then scores the move that takes both men down when he ducks a Mamaluke clothesline after running off the ropes, and drops the wannabe Italian with a neck breaker! More rest, slow crawl, and tags are made!
Christian York is a young man on fire as he comes into the ring, dropping Little Guido multiple times with running clotheslines before taking both Guido and Mamaluke down with dropkicks. York goes on a roll, hitting a swinging hurricanrana to Guido, and then a tilt-a-whirl head scissors takedown to Mamaluke. Big Sal tries to interject himself by getting up onto the apron, but York springboards off the second turnbuckle and knocks the fat man onto his ass on the ring floor with a springboard dropkick! Thinking he's on top of the world, York turns around, ready to dish out some more, but walks right into a kick from Guido, who sets him up for the Kiss of Death (Impaler), but in comes Joey Matthews, rocking Guido with a standing spinning heel kick! The move stuns Guido, allowing York to lift him up over his back, dangling Guido upside down... and drops him right on his head! That was a sick bump! Mamaluke tries to save his partner, but a running clothesline from Matthews sends both of them over the top rope to the outside. Christian York could go for the pin, but he wants to make sure the job is done, and heads up top. The youngster checks his footing, analyzes the jump, and leaps off... diving elbow drop... finds the canvas! Guido rolls out of the way, and Christian York crashes and burns! After several seconds, York staggers up to his feet, and is quickly dropped with a kick to the gut and the Kiss of Death from Guido! On the outside, Joey Matthews turns and tries to get back into the ring: ONE! TWO! THREE! Matthews is a second too late!
Guido Maritato pins Christian York; Full Blooded Italians def. Christian York & Joey Matthews and Hot Commodity
Matthews dives and nails a double sledge to the back of Guido, but the three count has been registered, and the FBI are the winners. Guido takes offense to Matthews "late" attack on him, and complains to referee Danny Daniels of this sneaky assault. Matthews tries to ignore Guido's over-the-top complaints, but as Guido continues to taunt the youngster to the referee, Matthews finally retaliates, decking Guido with an uppercut! It sparks a brawl between the two, and Joey Matthews starts to get the upper hand, knocking the Silician down after another hard right. Matthews looks to give Guido the ass kicking he deserves, but he’s flattened from behind by a running forearm to the back of his head from Big Sal! It sparks an eventual 3-on-2 beat down from the Full Blooded Italians, but as the heels work over the faces, the lone figure of a little guy sprinting down the entrance aisle gets the Philadelphia crowd on its feet cheering. ‘Little’ Spike Dudley
is coming to the rescue! Dudley dives into the ring under the bottom rope, ducks a clothesline from Mamaluke, grabs him by the face, runs to the corner... ACID DROP! With the arrival of Spike Dudley, York and Matthews are able to get back to their feet, and clear the ring of Maritato and Mamaluke, leaving just Spike Dudley and Big Sal in the ring. IMPROMPTU MATCH TIME~!
Sal E. Graziano vs. Spike Dudley
‘Extreme Referee’ HC Loc gets into the ring to contest the match, and Big Sal, despite his huge 6‘9“ frame, looks terrified as can be at ‘Little’ Spike Dudley. Let the comedy ensue. The first several minutes of the match are completely a joke, with Spike Dudley chasing Sal around the ring, kicking him directly in the ass, and biting his ankle like a little dog. Spike knocks Big Sal onto his fat ass with three dropkicks, and then leads the Philly crowd with a rendition of “Where’s my pizza!? Sal E Ate It!”
Spike Dudley gets a little too assure of himself in the match though, grabbing Sal for the Acid Drop, thinking this joke of a contest is all over. Sal, despite his complete lack of wrestling experience, telegraphs the Acid Drop, waiting until Spike jumps off the turnbuckles and is mid-air to lawn dart him across the ring, shoving him clear across the ring and to the canvas!
Big Sal has no real offense in his arsenal, and clubbers away with clubberin’ blows of lefts, rights, and forearms. The crowd taunts Sal the whole time he clubbers away on Spike Dudley, chanting “Fat Ass, Fat Ass”
at the fat ass. Big Sal goes all Hulk Hogan on Spike Dudley when he hoists the little guy up, and drops him, with a dare I say it... a SCOOP SLAM...OF DOOM~! Big Sal tries to follow it up with a big splash after running off the ropes, but Spike saves the match - and his life - by rolling out of the way, and over 500 pounds of fat Italian goes onto the canvas! After several moments, Big Sal slowly pulls himself up to his feet, a feat in and of itself. As soon as he gets up, Spike Dudley runs at him off the ropes, and throws himself at Sal... and scores with a suicide diving head butt into the testicles of Sal! It has Sal reeling, and the crowd absolutely loves it. Wanting to really embarrass the Italian bodyguard, Spike lifts Sal’s shirt up over his head, and makes Sal’s fat stomach do the truffle shuffle! It sparks a huge “Truffle Shuffle! Truffle Shuffle!”
chant from the ECW Arena, and moments later, Spike ends the misery of this match by grabbing Sal by the face, running off the turnbuckles, and planting him with the Acid Drop! Spike covers, HC Loc counts, and the crowd continues to chant... ONE! TWO! THREE!
Spike Dudley def. Sal E. Graziano
“Highway to Hell”
plays throughout Viking Hall as Spike Dudley gets to his feet and has his hand raised in victory. Big Sal rolls out of the ring and slowly walks to the back, looking like a chump after having his ass handed to him by Spike Dudley. Little Spike plays to the crowd for a minute or two, keeping them fired up before heading to the back as well. The crowd stays hot as AC/DC’s “Big Balls”
plays, bringing out ECW’s favorite testicular-related named character, Balls Mahoney. Big Balls Mahoney, a messy man if there ever was one, is wielding his favorite weapon of choice, a steel chair, as he makes his entrance, pumping it up and down in the air to keep the crowd going. Grinspoon’s “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”
brings out Justin Credible, all alone. The man who looked to be reforming the Impact Players with Steve Corino just two months ago, now has no Francine, Missy Hyatt, or anyone to accompany him to the ring except for a Singapore Cane. Both men discard their weapons to the corner as Danny Daniels calls for this match to begin.
Balls Mahoney vs. Justin Credible
Both men would have tag team partners usually, but it’s a straight-up singles affair now with Steve Corino in the WWF and Chilly Willy AWOL. The two men go right into a brawl from the get go, delivering big right hands to each other. Balls Mahoney gets the upper hand early, and the slow brawling exchange draws dueling crowd chants of “Balls!”
every time Mahoney decks Credible, and “Nuts!”
for the rare times when Credible retaliates. The series ends with Balls hitting numerous right hands, getting Credible reeling before decking him with a running clothesline! The action soon spills outside, the match continuing to be very punch heavy so far. Balls drops Credible with a scoop slam on the concrete floor, and then slides a table into the ring before setting up a table on the outside. Mahoney decks Credible with several right hands before grabbing Credible by the arm, and whipping him into his path, a short arm Irish whip, if you will. Balls tries to flap jack Credible through the table, but the Lone Impact Player escapes Mahoney’s clutches, spinning out his grasp and landing behind the big man. Before Mahoney can do anything, Credible shows great strength to hoist him up, and drops Mahoney onto his neck with a release German suplex... straight through the table! Fire up those “EC-Dub”
With Balls eating wood, it gives Credible the chance to gather the momentum, and the former ECW World Champion seizes the opportunity. Credible pulls Balls up to his feet and whips Mahoney into the steel guard rail, only to then send Mahoney shoulder first into the ring steps! The action continues to take a heavy, hardcore approach, as Credible grabs more weapons from underneath the ring, bending a garbage can over Mahoney’s head, and then jabbing Mahoney in the abdomen with a cookie sheet before dropping him with a DDT onto the sheet! Credible goads the crowd after the spot, and then rolls Mahoney back into the ring. Credible beats on Mahoney some more, using a lot of kicks and punches, especially in the corner, to wear down Mahoney, before setting up the table along the side of the ring next to the ropes. Instead of using the table, Credible picks up his Singapore Cane, and looks to bash Mahoney’s brains in instead. Credible charges Mahoney and swings overhead, looking for the fences... but Mahoney ducks it! Balls hits three quick right hands to send Credible staggering back into the ropes, and Mahoney scurries to the corner of the ring, and grabs his steel chair! Balls raises his steel chair as Credible wields the Singapore Cane... dueling weapons~! The two men duel with their weapons, swinging away repeatedly, the cane and chair making contract numerous times. The weight and power of the steel chair starts to out-do Credible, who eventually drops the Singapore Cane after the chair smashes Credible’s hand. Without a weapon, Credible is defenseless as Mahoney drills Credible right in the head with his signature chair shot! Cover... ONE! TWO! TH-KICK OUT!
Mahoney cannot believe that Credible was able to kick out of the chair shot, and neither can the ECW faithful. The two men slowly recuperate after the spot, and the action goes back to simple brawling efforts again, Mahoney the one to work over Credible with slow right hands. Mahoney keeps the advantage going for the next several minutes, wearing down Credible before picking him up... and powerbombing him straight through the table! Another cover, but again Credible kicks out! “EC-Dub”
chants continue anyways after the relatively straight forward table spot. There’s a new fire to Justin Credible, as despite the ass kicking he’s taking from Mahoney, the Impact Player slowly but surely fights back, absorbing more punches and kicks from Mahoney, but when Balls lifts Credible up for the Nutcracker Suite (Michinoku Driver II), Credible slides out of Balls’ grasp, wriggling down Mahoney’s back. As Mahoney turns around, he turns right into a Super Kick! Down goes Mahoney, but Credible refuses to go for the pin, instead roughly pulling Balls to his feet, lifting the big man upside down... SPINNING THAT’S INCREDIBLE! Balls’ head spikes off the canvas, and it’s an easy prediction from here: ONE! TWO! THREE! Credible had to fight more than he would’ve liked, but he survives Balls Mahoney tonight.
Justin Credible def. Balls Mahoney
We get a few moments of Credible celebrating in the ring, standing tall over the fallen Mahoney before the show cuts to what is clearly a pre-taped segment, although it isn’t intended to be one. In a dimly lit hallway stands Tommy Dreamer
, his forehead scraped a little bit from the “earlier” shot he received from CW Anderson and a barbed wire wrapped steel chair. Dreamer clearly looks furious after being cost a chance become either the TV or World Champion. Dreamer yells Anderson’s name several times before running the Extreme Enforcer down, using a lot of mean curse words in the promise. Dreamer says he thought business was over between the two when he made CW Anderson quit at Guilty as Charged, but he clearly was wrong. Dreamer talks about wanting to be the ECW World Champion again, but if Anderson is going to try and be a road block in his way, then Dreamer’s going to run his ass over. Dreamer lets Anderson know though that he doesn’t have to look over his shoulder tonight when he faces Nova. Dreamer won’t be looking for revenge tonight, but when ECW debuts this Friday night on the USA Network... Anderson can expect Dreamer to be coming after him!
When the show goes back live, it is to the Unholy Alliance
making their entrance to “Cyanide”
by Deathstars. Sinister Minister, clad in a red suit, leads down the bizarre pairing of Mikey Whipwreck, in his terribly dyed red hair, and ‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshihiro Tajiri. Soul Coughing’s “Super Bon Bon”
brings out ‘Dastardly’ Danny Doring and ‘Amish’ Roadkill, meaning it is definitely time for the ECW Tag Team Titles. The arrival of the Champs breaks out a “Chickenz!”
chant from the Philly crowd, and the Amish Warrior plays it up a lot. Referee John Finnegan displays the gold for everyone to see, and moments later, we’re getting some title action underway.
Danny Doring & Roadkill (c) vs. The Unholy Alliance (w/Sinister Minister)
ECW Tag Team Championship
It is a face vs. face battle again tonight, but from the looks of things, the challengers are going to play the heels as right away, Mikey Whipwreck attacks Danny Doring from behind with a forearm to the back of the head. The former ECW World Champion goes for the simple approach with a lot of punches, forearms, and kicks to Doring, beating the down the cocky youngster before scoring a near fall with a vertical suplex. It’s a lot of simple stuff in the early goings, but Whipwreck shows a mean streak, beating on Doring in the corner before laying the boots to him as he knocks him down onto his abdomen. Whipwreck calls out the orders to Sinister Minister, who throws a chair into the ring for Mikey. Whipwreck sets the chair up, whips Doring off the ropes, grabs him by the back of the head, and slams the Dastardly One face first into the chair! More weapons are brought into play as the Unholy Alliance control early, and Whipwreck places a broom stick in between Doring’s legs before driving it into Doring’s groin! A tag is made, and Tajiri looks for the Kick of Death, but Doring falls forward to dodge it, gets to his feet, and drops Tajiri with a seated jaw breaker before tagging out to Roadkill.
The Angry Amish Warrior goes to town once in the ring, rocking both members of the Unholy Alliance with right hands repeatedly before dropping Whipwreck with a hip toss and Tajiri a sidewalk slam! More offense from Roadkill to both members of the Unholy Alliance, and Roadkill climbs to the top turnbuckle before walking along the top rope to the middle of the rope before jumping off... and dropping both men with a springboard clothesline! Whipwreck gets tossed over the top rope by Roadkill so the match can regain some semblance of order, and the Tag Team Champions go to work on Tajiri for a while, tagging in and out for several minutes. Danny Doring tries to plant Tajiri with the Bareback (shoulder jaw breaker), but Tajiri elbows his way free before rocking Doring with a nasty spinning kick to the side of Doring’s head! More tags, and the Unholy Alliance start to once again isolate Danny Doring, working the smaller half of the Tag Champions over yet again. Tajiri tries his best to decapitate Dastardly Danny with his lethal kicks, but Doring fights back very quickly when he reverses a whip to send Whipwreck into the corner. Doring charges, and hits a running clothesline that flips Whipwreck over the top rope and to the apron. Doring gets onto the apron as well, knocks Whipwreck’s face off the ring post, and then dives off the apron... PEARL NECKLACE TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR! What a Diamond Cutter maneuver that was by Doring! The “ECW”
chants start, but as soon as Doring gets up to his feet on the outside, Tajiri jumps off the apron as well, landing on Doring and planting him with a swinging hurricanrana!
The little sequence of spots keeps the crowd going, and the next minute of the match is really filler, the three men slowly recuperating on the outside. Mikey Whipwreck tries to make Tajiri go into the ring and square off with Doring, but Tajiri doesn’t understand, and goes to the corner where he should be. Whipwreck argues, and tries to get Minister to communicate with him, but all it does is distract Whipwreck, allowing Doring to drop the former World Champion with the Bareback! Doring, still struggling from the copious amounts of ass kicking he has taken, slowly makes his way to his corner before tagging in Roadkill. Again, the Angry Amish Warrior comes into the ring and goes to town, beating on Mikey Whipwreck with big right hands, dropping him with a clothesline before eventually whipping him into the ropes and dropping him with a high elevation back body drop. Under the orders of Sinister Minister, Tajiri - now somehow able to communicate properly - enters the ring to square off with Roadkill. Amish Roadkill rocks the Japanese Buzzsaw with right hands, but Tajiri fire back with hard kicks to Roadkill. Tajiri gets Roadkill staggering back a foot before laying into him with rapid kicks, repeatedly drilling his feet into the shins and calves of Roadkill, dropping him to his knees before hitting the ropes and planting Roadkill with a drop kick to the face!
Tajiri looks for the Kick of Death, but Danny Doring sneaks up from behind Tajiri, grabs him by the waist, and throws him from the ring, up and over the top rope! Doring stays in the ring, Finnegan allowing chaos to be the order. The Dastardly One rocks Mikey Whipwreck with right hands and whips him into the ropes. Doring goes for a clothesline, but Whipwreck ducks it. As Doring turns around, it is right into a KICK! WHAM! WHIPPERSNAPPER! Down goes Doring! On the outside, Sinister Minister rouses Tajiri, and Whipwreck calls out for a weapon. Tajiri finds a garbage can from underneath the ring, and tosses it over the top rope to Whipwreck, but Roadkill intercepts it! Trouble here, and Roadkill dents the can over Whipwreck’s head! Tajiri gets onto the apron, but Roadkill runs at him from the opposite ropes, and hits a modified running avalanche, sending Tajiri flying off the ring apron and into the steel guardrail! Doring and Whipwreck both stagger up to their feet, and Roadkill picks up Whipwreck into a bear hug... and Doring runs off the ropes and kills Whipwreck with a stiff clothesline, the Lancaster Lariat of Lust! Cover by Roadkill. ONE! TWO! THREE! The Champions retain!
Roadkill pins Mikey Whipwreck; Danny Doring & Roadkill def. the Unholy Alliance to retain the ECW Tag Team Championship
As "Soul Coughing"
plays again throughout Viking Hall, Roadkill and Doring embrace in a handshake turned into a quasi-hug, collect their straps, and make their way to the back, celebrating along the entrance aisle and playing to the fans. At ringside, Tajiri crawls into the ring under the bottom rope to apologize to his partner, while Sinister Minister soon joins. Not speaking a word of English, Tajiri tries to pantomime and use gestures to describe that he didn't mean to have Roadkill catch the trash can. Whipwreck simply screams at Tajiri, calling him a "dumb Jap bastard."
While he may not know the language too well, Tajiri understands the insult, and fires off some Japanese rant in return. Minister gets in between his two clients, trying to keep the peace, but he gets decked by a right hand from Mikey! Down goes Sinister Minister, and Tajiri is stunned! Tajiri tries to help up his manager, turning his back to Whipwreck, who attacks! Whipwreck drives his elbow into Tajiri's spine, kicks him in the abdomen... and Whippersnapper's him onto the trash can! Whipwreck pulls up Minister, and he drops him with a Whippersnapper too! Whipwreck continues to lay the boots to the fallen pair as chants of "Fuck You, Mikey"
start to be heard. Whipwreck stomps down a little bit more on the both as he screams a "Fuck You"
back at the crowd. Wanting to leave after making a bigger impact, Whipwreck roughly pulls Tajiri up to his feet, only to drive him back to the canvas with a jumping Whippersnapper! The crowd has firmly turned against Mikey Whipwreck following this stunning display of anger, and he walks off to the back on his own, yelling at nearby crowd members all the while, stagehands get into the ring to help Tajiri and Minister.
The show cuts to the back for another pre-taped segment, this time the camera focusing on the dual ECW World and TV Champion, the Man Beast himself, Rhino
. The Man Beast has a title belt around each shoulder, and looks menacing as ever. Speaking (see, yelling) in a raspy, growling voice, Rhino hypes himself up as the a dual champion, the lone king in ECW, while also mixing in a fair amount of curse words. Rhino doesn't care that both belts are on the line tonight, and that RVD and Sandman are both flaming pieces of shit waiting for Rhino to put out. The Man Beast is going to be breaking ribs and necks tonight, and that no one will be able to survive the Rhino's gore, gooorreee, GGGOOORRREEE!
Back live in the ECW Arena, and "Deepest Blue"
by LL Cool J, bringing out ECW's Extreme Enforcer, the Arn and Ole wannabe, CW Anderson
. Anderson walks out to plenty of boos from the crowd, especially after his attack on beloved icon Tommy Dreamer earlier in the evening. Anderson throws up his CW sign as he gets into the ring, and ignores the crowd's taunting. Quiet Riot's "Mental Health"
brings out the new 'Nasty' Nova, who sprints down the aisle way to cheers from the crowd. Nova hops onto the apron, jumps onto the top rope, and springboards into the ring, taking down the unsuspecting Anderson with a drop kick to the head.
CW Anderson vs. Nova
Referee Danny Daniels calls for the bell as Nova mounts Anderson and right away starts to go to town on the Extreme Enforcer with a flurry of right hands, making Joey Styles comment on how "nasty" the new Nova is. The crowd loves it, seeing Nova beat on Anderson, and that continues for the first two minutes of the match as Nova beats on Anderson all throughout the ring. Nova scores an early near fall with an arm trap neckbreaker, called the One Arm Bandit, according to Styles. Anderson rolls out of the ring to catch his breath after the early onslaught, but bad idea Anderson, as Nova goes dangerous, connecting with a running no-handed somersault senton over the top rope! "EC-Dub! EC-Dub!"
That's the roar of approval from the hungry Philadelphia fans. Nova continues to be the big winner on the outside, laying the boots to Anderson with authority before whipping him into the steel guardrail. Looking to seize the moment, Nova grabs a table and sets it up next to one of the guardrails. Nova beats on Anderson more before laying him on the table. Nova hops onto the apron and jumps off, trying to put Anderson through the table with a diving atomic elbow drop, but Anderson rolls off! Nova sees it, and stops his trajectory in mid-air, landing on his feet directly next to the table. Anderson springs to his feet and fires off a couple of left hands, knocking Nova back against the ring. He charges at Anderson in return, who thinks on his feet, lowering his body and sending Nova up and over with a back body drop, but Nova clears the table, flying into the first two rows of the crowd! Another "EC-Dub! EC-Dub!"
chant from Viking Hall.
Anderson crawls over the guardrail and into the crowd, now looking to gain control of the match. Anderson stomps down on Nova numerous times, beating the lovable face down. ECW security makes space for the wrestlers in the crowd, allowing Anderson to put Nova onto the concrete floor with a snap suplex. After more slow brawling, Anderson finally whips Nova back towards the ring, sending him back first into the guard rail. The Extreme Enforcer charges at him, and drops him onto his buttocks with a stiff looking lariat to follow-up. Again, more slow brawling wears down Nova for several moments to help set up the next spot... a release German suplex over the guard rail, sending Nova straight through the table! These two men are putting on a show so far, and it gets another stereotypical chant from the ECW crowd.
The action slow down considerably once Anderson gets back into the ringside area. The Enforcer rolls Nova into the ring, covers, and gets a two count. After that, Anderson goes to a more old school approach, slowly wearing down Nova with a lot of simplistic submissions and holds, as well as keeping Nova isolated in a corner, where it is easier for Anderson to punch, kick, and downright abuse Nova. Anderson wears down Nova for an incredible amount of time, with Nova throwing in a few false hope spot sequences in between. Nova is able to duck an Anderson lariat at one point, and catch him for the Novacaine (Reverse STO), but Anderson elbows his way free and eventually catches Nova with a belly-to-back side suplex. A few minutes later, Nova spins free and over Anderson's shoulder when the Enforcer tries the Anderson Spinebuster and lifts Anderson up for a German suplex. The Enforcer blocks it, keeping himself grounded before reversing the rear waist lock, and dropping Nova on his head with a bridging German suplex that gets a two count. However, the dominance for Anderson cannot last forever, and the Enforcer makes his error when he sets Nova up on the top turnbuckle for a superplex. Anderson joins Nova, standing on the second turnbuckle as he tries to suplex the resilient face to the canvas. The Nasty One keeps his feet tangled in the top turnbuckle, blocking the superplex. After a delayed struggle, Nova, much to the delight of the crowd, is able to push Anderson off the turnbuckle and to the canvas. As Anderson gets up to his feet, it is only to see Nova jump off the second turnbuckle, flip over him, and drop him with a neck breaker - the Nova Blast!
Both men are flat on their backs after the spot, and it's a slow, drawn out recovery process from there. Once on their feet, the two slowly exchange punches, feeling each other out and going through the motions for a few minutes, no man gaining the advantage. Anderson appears to be getting the upper hand after a flurry of lefts, but after whipping Nova into the ropes, the seasoned ECW'er leap frogs over Anderson, hits the other ropes, boots CW in the gut, and connects with the Deep Impact (Angel's Wings)! Cover: ONE! TWO! TH- KICK OUT! The action quickly picks up afterwards, and Nova goes high octane, dropping Anderson with a nice elevation drop kick before dropping Anderson with a release power bomb, only to finish off the Sledge O' Matic sequence with the elbow drop to Anderson's groin. It's another cover from Nova, but again Anderson kicks out! Nova continues to try and go for the kill, and sets Anderson up on his shoulders for the Kryptonite Krunch, Nova's version of the Air Raid Crash. As Nova bends Anderson over his shoulders and tries to drop him on his head, the Extreme Enforcer fights and squirms out of Nova's clutches, sliding down his back. Nova turns around to face Anderson, but Anderson lifts him up into the air and drops him face first with a flap jack. Moments later, Anderson whips Nova off the ropes and finishes him off with the Anderson rotating Spinebuster, covering Nova and getting the one, two, and three for the victory.
CW Anderson def. Nova
Anderson slowly pulls himself up to his feet after the match, the Extreme Enforcer having certainly been pushed to the limit on pay per view against 'Nasty' Nova. Anderson looks down at Nova with an implied look of respect for a few moments, but then throws up the CW sign and celebrates his victory. His enjoyment is short lived though, as he becomes scared shitless when the following words and music blare throughout the arena: "I'm the man in the box. Buried in my shit! Won't you come and save me, save me?"
As "Man in the Box"
plays throughout Viking Hall, Anderson stays in the ring, scared at first, but then re-gathering his poise and waiting for his rival, Tommy Dreamer, to appear. However, after nearly twenty seconds, the Innovator of Violence never shows, and his music cuts off. It's all mind games, but it sends a clear message to Anderson - Dreamer's coming for you.
The show then cuts to a pre-taped segment one final time, and it is Mr. Pay Per View himself, 'The Whole F'n Show' Rob Van Dam
who is staring in front of a camera. RVD talks about his journey through ECW, from being a TV champion for damn near two years, only losing the title because of an injury, and having the chance to wrestle at this very pay per view last year for the ECW World Title as well, only to have to bail out of that because of the same injury. RVD says that tonight, it all comes full circle. Last year, it was one man who caused his broken ankle... Rhino. And tonight, it will be 'high' time for justice for RVD because not only will he defeat Rhino for one of his two belts tonight, he'll pin the Sandman for the other one, and walk out of Living Dangerously not just once again the ECW TV Champion, but finally, after all these years, as the TRUE Whole Fucking Show... 'cause he'll be the ECW World Champion!
When the show comes back live, it is to "Walk"
already playing, and moments later, the arrival, for the second time tonight, of the Whole F'n Show, Rob Van Dam! The crowd is absolutely in love with RVD, the star of the company, chanting "Re-Spect! Walk!"
to RVD's entrance tune. RVD gets into the ring and goes to the four corners, playing to all sections of the crowd with is "Whole..Fuckin..Show"
and thumbs routine. Everyone knows what is next, and we are treated to the near five minute long entrance of Sandman as "Enter Sandman"
plays throughout the ECW Arena. It takes a while to find him, but Sandman finally emerges from the crowd, having already downed two beers before chugging a third at the guard rail and smashing the can off of his head, already cutting his forehead open as he smashes the can and spits beer out into the audience. Finally, Dope's "Debonaire"
plays, bringing out the ECW World & TV Champion Rhino to a lot of jeers, as well as his manager, the biggest troglodyte of them all, Cyrus. The two are taunted endlessly by the ECW faithful as they make their way to the ring. Once in the ring, referee Mike Kehner raises both title belts into the air as Stephen DeAngelis goes through the information for the challengers and champion. And then, after all the pre-match hype and build-up, it is time... for your main event!
Rhino (c) (w/Cyrus) vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Sandman
Three Way Dance
ECW World and TV Titles
The three men start out exchanging blows right away, every man for himself. It gets the crowd going, but solidifies an advantage for no man. As the three way brawl wears on, the Man Beast proves to be just that, absorbing the blows of RVD and Sandman before decimating a jumping Rob Van Dam with a lariat and kicking Sandman so hard he flies through the second and third ropes to the outside of the ring. As Rhino goes to town on Van Dam with more strikes, Sandman looks to do what made him famous: go extreme. Sandman starts grabbing a whole host of weapons, setting up two different tables at ringside before setting up an additional two at the end of the entrance aisle side-by-side. And just for the hell of it, Sandman grabs an 8 foot ladder too! Sandman then enters the ring with his Singapore Cane, opting to leave the ladder on the outside. Sandman sneaks up on Rhino, and canes him over the back! Sandman uses the cane to strike Rhino's back several times, damn near breaking it in half before dropping it to DDT Rhino the canvas. Cover: ONE! TWO! KICK OUT!
Rob Van Dam enters the action again, utilizing a spinning heel kick to the back of Sandman's head to stun him. RVD's lefts and rights send Sandman back into the ropes, and RVD whips him across the ring before rocking the former World Champ in the jaw with a leaping side thrust kick. However, just as RVD thinks he is gaining momentum, he is hit from behind by Rhino, who once again uses his size and strength to beat on RVD with brawling tactics. Rhino beats on RVD quick before grabbing him by the hair and waist, sending him flying, flinging him over the top rope to the outside. Van Dam goes for the tables, but misses the wood, only his ankle clipping the table as he crashes to the concrete floor. Some fans chant "You Fucked Up"
, but in truth, it was too hard to tell if that was the case. In the ring, Rhino attacks Sandman, beating on him before whipping him into the ropes and connecting with a rotating power slam. Cover, but Sandman kicks out at two. Not to be discouraged, Rhino continues to attack Sandman with vicious stomps, kicking away at him until Sandman crawls into the corner. Bad move, as Sandman only gets stomped and kicked on even more. Rhino eventually pulls Sandman up to his feet, only to chop him several times in the chest and drop him with a release power bomb! Cover: ONE! TWO! Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop from RVD breaks up the count!
Van Dam goes to town on Rhino now, using his educated feet to work the dual champion over. Sandman gets up to his feet soon after, and the two men work together, whipping Rhino into the ropes and hitting a double flap jack! Sandman rolls out of the ring afterwards, only to slide the ladder into the ring, as well as the steel chair. Sandman grabs the ladder and sets it up in the corner. Before he can use it, however, RVD comes up from behind, grabs Sandman, and slams him face first into the ladder! RVD whips Sandman into the opposite corner, and Sandman falls onto his butt after making contact with the turnbuckles. RVD goes innovative from there, replacing his normal steel chair with a ladder as he runs across the ring and throws the ladder in front of him, using the weapon to drop kick Sandman in the face with it! RVD hops up to his feet, plays to the crowd with his thumbs taunt... and turns around into a GORE!! Cover, and Van Dam is done for: ONE! TWO! THRE- SHOULDER UP!
That was a close call, and Rhino can't believe it. The Man Beast grabs the steel chair, placing it in the middle of the ring before picking Van Dam up into position for a Piledriver... onto the steel chair! Before he can finish Van Dam off, however, Sandman comes charging in, leaping off his feet and hitting a haggard looking cross body, hitting Van Dam with the maneuver, while knocking Rhino off his feet and onto his back in the process. Sandman effectively lands on both for a double pin on both men. He could win both titles here and now! ONE! TWO! KICK OUT! It would've been a dream finish, but no such luck for Sandman. RVD stays down after the spot, and Sandman goes to work on Rhino, hitting him with punches all across the ring. Sandman throws Rhino at the ropes, and the champion rolls under them and lands on the apron. Rhino pulls himself to his feet as Sandman grabs his Singapore Cane... and Sandman breaks the Cane over Rhino's head, knocking him off his feet and to the concrete below! Sandman exits to the outside as well, further pounding on Rhino. In the ring, RVD recuperates, and seeing what's going on outside, uses the free time to set up the ladder next to the ropes near his opponents. As Sandman works over Rhino on the outside, he beats the Champion down until he rolls him onto the two tables at the end of the entrance aisle. Great timing, as the Whole F'n Show scales the ladder, and jumps off with great distance... FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH TO RHINO, AND THROUGH THE TABLES! Queue up the "Holy Shit"
chants after that one!
Both men are absolutely destroyed after that spot, and Van Dam looks like he might be in worse shape than Rhino after that one, making Joey Styles question whether or not that was good business for Mr. PPV. Sandman seizes the opportunity, pulling Van Dam up to his feet moments later, dragging him by the hair before whipping him back first into the side of the ring. Sandman rolls RVD back into the ring, and then takes time to play to the crowd nearby. Sandman, apparently drunk, forgets all about seizing the moment and takes a while playing to the crowd before getting back into the ring. As soon as Sandman gets back into the ring, he catches a chair that is randomly thrown at him... VAN DAMINATOR! RVD was able to recover after Sandman's lapse in judgment, and RVD quickly takes advantage. Cover! ONE! TWO! THREE! Sandman kicks out!
But it's too late! Mike Kehner signals that the pin fall is indeed a three count, and Sandman is eliminated! RVD rolls off of Sandman, still apparently feeling the effects from his table spot. Sandman punches the ring canvas several times before getting up to his feet. Furious, the defeated drunk picks up the ladder, and tosses it to the outside in rage! He then exits the ring, Singapore Cane in hand, and hits the guard rail twice with it before hitting the fallen Rhino across the side, drawing cheers from the ECW crowd. Sandman gets to the exit, only to come back down, grab Rhino, punch him several times, and roll him back into the ring, urging RVD to finish him off. As Sandman heads to the back, feeling a little bit better now, RVD makes the cover: ONE! TWO! TH- SHOULDER UP!
Not going to be that easy, RVD. Not to be discouraged, RVD pulls Rhino up to his feet and uses right hands to keep the Man Beast dazed before whipping him into the ropes, and dropping him with a spinning wheel kick. Fearing the worst, Cyrus hops up onto the ring apron, hoping that it will somehow help Rhino in the fight. Bad move, and instead, RVD gives everyone in the ECW Arena a present, leaping off his feet and drilling Cyrus in the face with a crescent kick, sending Cyrus falling off the apron and through the table that RVD almost went through earlier! "ECW!"
time for the fans, and Joey Styles chimes in his enjoyment from that spot as well. RVD takes the time to play to the fans, and then seeing Rhino on his back at the opposite set of ring ropes, RVD charges... Rolling Thunder... but the somersault senton finds canvas! Rhino moved out of the way, rolling under the ropes to the apron. As RVD pulls himself up to his feet, Rhino connects with two shoulder thrusts through the ring ropes before flipping over the ropes... sunset flip power bomb! And into a pin! ONE! TWO! THRE- SHOULDER UP!
Huge sigh of relief following the kick out from RVD. Both men are slow to get up afterwards, but once on their feet, RVD starts to get a quick series of right hands to daze Rhino. RVD runs off the ropes, leap frogs Rhino, and tries to monkey flip him over, but Rhino counters, grabbing a hold of RVD as he's in mid-air, and roughly throws RVD over his shoulder, sending him flipping hard to the canvas. With Van Dam down, Rhino exits the ring, grabbing the table set up by Sandman very early in the match. Rhino grabs said table, closing one of the legs before putting it in the ring over the top rope. Rhino props it up in the corner, and we all know why. The Man Beast gets back into the ring and proceeds to assault RVD with punches and kicks, keeping the pace slow for several moments. Rhino just beats the hell out of RVD with vicious strikes, eventually knocking Van Dam into the corner and up against the table. Rhino doesn't stop there, making sure to punch and kick RVD in the gut several times before giving him a hard punch to the face. Rhino then goes to the opposite corner, lines him up, charges... GORE... but RVD moves out of the way, and Rhino sends himself through the table!
A small "Holy Shit"
chant breaks out, but really, it's a weak spot. Rhino stays down though, acting as if he damn near killed himself. RVD takes a few moments to collect himself, and then examines the wreckage, moving away pieces of the broken table from Rhino. Eventually, all that is left is Rhino, curled up in the corner, and one big table fragment. As RVD ponders his next move, the loud shrill of a whistle is heard through the ECW Arena! It's Fonzie! Bill Alfonso
, the Manager of Champions, is walking down the entrance aisle, blowing away on that whistle. Fonzie climbs up on the entrance apron, high fives RVD with two hands, and then grabs that giant table fragment. Fonz holds the smooth side of the table up against Rhino's face, and points to the adjacent corner. Fonz is back, and he's taking his role! RVD goes to the adjacent corner, hops up to the top turnbuckle, thumbs taunt, and leaps... VAN TERMINATOR! "Holy Shit! Holy Shit!"
Both men are down and out after the spot, the leap taking a lot out of RVD. After several moments, RVD slowly pulls himself up to his feet, and starts to drag Rhino out of the corner so he can pin him. As RVD gets ready to go for the pin and win the ECW World Title that has escaped him for so long... and he's downed by a steel chair to the back of the head! It's Jerry Lynn
! RVD collapses onto his chest, but Lynn pulls RVD back up, lifts him upside down... CRADLE PILEDRIVER ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR! Lynn throws his arms out and yells at RVD before rolling out of the ring and tending to the recovering Cyrus. Fonzie tries to get revenge for Lynn's sinister attack, but the New F'n Show drills him with a spinning kick to the head! In the ring, both men are down, but it is no surprise that after several moments, Rhino is the one to start stirring. Slowly but surely, with help from the ring ropes, Rhino pulls himself up to his feet. The Man Beast staggers over to the fallen form of RVD, pulls him up to his feet, places RVD's head in between his legs, lifts him up... and a Rhino Piledriver! The ECW crowd is furious, booing like crazy and chanting comments like Fuck You, Lynn"
, "Fuck You, Network"
They have every reason to be furious, and Rhino's going to steal the ECW World Title away from Rob Van Dam: ONE! TWO! THREE!
Rob Van Dam def. Sandman to win the ECW Television Championship; Rhino def. Rob Van Dam to retain ECW World Championship
You can understand why the crowd is jeering and booing their butts off as "Debonaire" hits the PA system following the successful three count for Rhino. While he may have dropped the TV Title tonight to RVD, there will be no tears shed as the big belt remains around his waist. Jerry Lynn and Cyrus get back into the ring and celebrate with Rhino, Cyrus raising the arms of both men up and into the air and applauding his two clients like they're the greatest thing ever. Rob Van Dam stays down and out in the middle of the ring, the heel contingent standing over his lifeless body while Fonzie sells his kick to the head like a gun shot on the outside. It's a somber way to end the Living Dangerously PPV, but the shows ends with Rhino and co. standing tall, celebrating with the World Title Belt, as Joey Styles does one hell of a hype job for the ECW debut on the USA Network this Friday night at 10PM EST. So long and goodnight folks!
Originally Posted by Prediction Contest
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