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Christian & Finlay Vs Jack Swagger & Mark Henry - ECW 17/02/2009
So I downloaded Christian's return ep in HD just to use a 1 second clip of it in my video last week lol, and fuck, decided to start getting all of 2009 in HD and eventually do a project. Think I'll start now, with a Christian in 2009 ECW project. He returned last week and faced Swagger, and I'll get to that later. Was just checking that this episode worked, and saw the main event announced and just HAD to fucking watch it. Its FINLAY. CHRISTIAN. 2009 SWAGGER. MARK HENRY. This could rule the world.
Henry and Christian to start. Henry powers Christian around, then Christian gets a slap in on Henry, and fuck, Henry just turns his head to look at Christian and you just KNOW he's gonna fuck shit up. But Christian has the quickness to escape and tag in Finlay, and eventually Swagger gets in too no doubt making Henry the big threat on the apron ready to come in and kill.
I like how Christian and Finlay tease a little dissension between them. They are babyfaces and nothing more; not friends, not an official tag team, and with Christian being the new #1 contender he's a threat to Finlay who also wants the ECW title. So these two have no reason to really get along beyond winning the match. Simple shit, but for some reason 99% of the time all babyfaces fucking love each other and it pisses me off, especially if one of them was a heel like a week before and tried to kill the babyface who is now hugging him or something. Nobody hugs me.
Finlay plays FIP which might seem odd as Christian is in the match, but Christian is the big returning babyface and will be facing Swagger for the title next week so it makes sense for Finlay to take the beating here to "protect" Christian. And hey, while Finlay is super awesome as a heel controlling a match, he's still a great FIP. Though you don't need to work hard when MONSTER HENRY is beating the shit out of you lol. Did we get a Finlay/Henry match on ECW in 09? That sounds boss on paper.
HENRY CAN SLAM NAILS INTO WOOD WITH HIS BARE HANDS.
HOT TAG. Some awesome Christian/Swagger stuff, and a couple of nice spots to keep Henry on the apron rather than coming in to help his partner against the fresh opponent. Then Finlay decks Henry with the sheleighly to get rid of him for good, and Christian can hit the Killswitch for the win.
Good tag match. I very much enjoyed it. Everyone looked good. Henry was a monster, Swagger came across as a young, powerful wrestler perhaps lacking in experience but made up for it in other ways, Finlay was a tough bastard and Christian was the returning babyface looking to get into the title picture. Some good action, some nice spots here and there and a cool finish building momentum for Christian going into the title match next week.
Rating - ***1/4