Jumped back on my ECW 09 Project:
Jack Swagger & Tyson Kidd Vs Tommy Dreamer & Evan Bourne - ECW 24/03/2009
Bourne came back last week. Tyson for the last few weeks has been mentioning Bourne in promos and shit. Dreamer says he wants to win the ECW title before his contract his up or he's retiring. Good pairings for a match imo
Bourne and Tyson go at it to start, nice basic mat work to try and gain control until they spill to the outside and Natalya provides a distraction and Kidd and beat the fuck out of Bourne... until Bourne tags out. Seemed somewhat pointless that it didn't lead into a FIP section or anything, but whatevers, match is only like 2 minutes in. Still technically the babyface shine period, which becomes evident when Dreamer and Bourne clear house as we go to commercial.
We come back and Dreamer is taking a beating. He's good at doing that. SWAGGER FACTS. Reminds me of the Hardy facts we got during his entrance when he was a heel in 02/03. Swagger and Kidd do a nice job of trash talking Dreamer while they beat him down, makes the basic shit they were doing far more interesting. Hot tag, SSP, Bourne pins Kidd for the win.
Solid tag, not much else though.
Christian & Finlay Vs Mark Henry & Kane - ECW 31/03/2009
Everyone has been praising Henry for finally "coming out of his shell" or some shit with his 2011 run... but fuck, was Henry ever not AWESOME? I saw a couple of his SD 02 matches... he was good. Some from Raw 03. Good. ECW 08 he was pretty sweet. ECW 09 so far he's doing great. SD 06 had a bunch of good stuff. Is it just because he was never that consistent/kept getting injured?
Any combination of guys in this match makes me
. Finlay and Kane hitting each other is sweet. Christian using his speed against Kane and shit is cool. Henry against anyone is
Henry laughing when he slams Finlay is awesome. Then he throws him into a corner and pummels him. I need to check out their singles matches from 08. Henry is just a fucking BADASS. If I didn't already know Punk winning MITB for a second year straight would begin his great heel turn and shit I'd be wanting HENRY to win. He dominates here and pins Christian, then takes out Kane just for the hell of it.
Good match, a ton of fun, especially if you love all 4 guys involved. Even if you don't like Kane much, he doesn't do anything that would be considered anywhere near bad.
Mark Henry Vs Christian Vs Finlay Vs Tommy Dreamer - ECW 07/04/2009
Oh sweet jesus I think I came. What a match. If only they could have put someone else in there rather than Dreamer. Still, I'm super happy with this one
. Hope it doesn't suck!
Ok, so whoever gets pinned in this match is eliminated, and next week its a triple threat between the final 3. Someone loses that match, and we get a singles match between the final 2, and the winner faces Swagger at Backlash.
Henry early on it just in full on BEAST MODE. He even looks awesome when he gets taken out of the match for a little while, as it takes all 3 of his opponents just to suplex him, then take him out of the ring, then throw him into the stairs.
Dreamer literally just disappears at one point. I *think* I saw him jump off the apron... but I don't really know what he did. If he jumped on Henry... then why was he so hurt? Henry didn't do anything I don't think because he's still down and out when Dreamer gets back in again. LOL.
Henry gets back in and just murders Dreamer with a clothesline. Then Christian takes him down, goes for a cover, and Henry powers out of it and throws Christian right into a cover on Dreamer. Awesome little spot.
WSS attempt on Dreamer, shot to Henry's head with the sheleighly, and Finlay pins him. Booo
. Henry should have kept going dammit.