Fuck it, I'll do an ECW 2009 Project instead of just a Christian ECW 2009 project!
Jack Swagger Vs Finlay - ECW 06/01/2009
Well, this is an awesome way to start things off! First ECW show of 09, first match too! Knew they had one in Feb and then NWO, but ANOTHER TV match? Sweeeet. Main event is Hardy Vs Henry too
we see a Jeff Hardy fan (little kid, dressed like him) dancing like Hardy does when he comes out to the ring... to Finlay's babyface music. LOL. For some reason Finlay has an inflatable hammer with him that he throws into the crowd. Ok.
They go to the mat in the early going, as Swagger is the "wrestler" and Finlay can go to the mat with pretty much anyone anyway. Finlay despite being face still tries to grab the nose and hair of Swagger to break holds, and when he gets the chance on offence he has no problem hitting a stiff elbow and shit just for the hell of it. Hornswoggle gets smashed face first into the barricade. I smiled
Swagger works over the arm of Finlay, and well it's a little dull tbh. He tends to sit in the hold rather than work it for the most part. Every now and then he'll crank on it but not nearly enough for my liking. At least Swagger keeps going to the arm any time Finlay attempts a comeback and Finlay sells it really well, so even if some of the arm work is a little boring, they still work it into the match really well so it's not a waste of time or anything.
Gutwrench Powerbomb and the #1 contender for the ECW title picks up another win. Good stuff. Could have been better, but even the slightly dull arm work doesn't bring it down too much thanks to everything else around it.
Matt Hardy Vs Mark Henry - ECW 06/01/2009
How awesome is Henry's theme? SUMBODY GUNNA GET THEY ASS KICKED. SUMBODY GUNNA GET THEY WIG SPLIT. BEAT EM UP BEAT EM UP BREAK HIS NECK BREAK HIS NECK.
Henry dominates from the start, but on the outside Hardy is able to send Henry knees first into the steel steps, then take advantage in the ring with a little bit of leg work before Henry powers his way back in control. I seem to recall leg work being a big part of their great PPV match the previous year, right? I should check that out at some point, been ages since I saw it.
Henry sells the great great while on offence, even though Hardy hadn't done anything to it for a while. No short term selling from the WWE's Strongest Man (this was 2008... so WSM will have been... Mariusz Pudzianowski, with Big Z the Arnold Strongman winner for like the billionth time in a row. Henry would have NEVER won the 2002 competition had Big Z and any other credible strongmen been involved. What was I talking about?)
Henry is fine on offence, nothing overly special as he has a habit of sitting in a nerve grip hold, but he dishes out some goodness any time he's cutting Matt Hardy off. And he's STILL selling the leg which is awesome, and Matt every now and then sees a chance to hit it even if it doesn't get him back on top.
Nice little finishing stretch, and Henry loses clean to a Twist of Fate! Well, Matt IS the champion afterall! Good match, plenty to like.