Christian Vs Paul Burchill - ECW 19/05/2009
Ooooo, this looks rather interesting indeed. But I'm half expecting Swagger to interfere, though he did just shove Christian off the ramp on his way to the ring so maybe that was enough for tonight. Christian's knee is bothering him following the fall. BULLSEYE and all that shizzle.
Christian looks great in the beginning as he works around his injury, avoiding taking any further damage and trying to ground Burchill to prevent any major threat.
Of course with a bad wheel he can only avoid a guy like Burchill for so long, and once Paul gets the chance, he's working over the champ's leg. Burchill does fine, but it's Christian's selling that is carrying the match no doubt. All the little things he does like pushing Paul off him during a cover rather than kicking out, only using one leg to jump off the ropes for a sunset flip etc. Things that a lot of people, good sellers too, probably wouldn't do. They'd do things as normal then sell the effects after, which is fine, but Christian turns "fine" selling into "best in the world" kind of selling.
In the end the ECW champ picks up the win. Good match for sure, and while Burchill carried his weight, Christian is the star no doubt, and when he gets the chance to shine he can shine brighter than almost anyone.
Finlay Vs David Hart Smith - ECW 19/05/2009
Last week on ECW, Smith debuted on ECW and attacked Finlay. Now Finlay wants to kill him. Yey!
Finlay is awesome. Point of the elbow to the bridge of the nose of Smith, immediately followed it up by stomping on the hand. WOS match between Finlay and Bulldog brought up. I should watch that. Would be cool to see how different it is to this match with Bulldog's son.
Well... this is... something. I'm BORED during a Finlay match. And it's not entirely Smith's fault like you would assume. Finlay is working a keylock... and he's just... sitting there. Doing nothing. And neither is Smith. And it lasts what seeems like a stupidly long amount of time. Things actually pick up with Smith gains control. Bulldog style powerslam on the floor, then Smith becomes aggressive and beats the fuck out of Finlay for a little while.
And then it goes back to boring as this match seems to last WAY too long and Smith isn't that great at being in control for more than like 30 seconds
Smith wins with a back suplex. What is this, early 90's HBK? There was a shot with a boot too. Doesn't make it that much better. This was booooring and not that good at all.