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There isn’t much to report on tonight’s ECW on ScyFy program. The only match to be announced so far is an Extreme Rules match for the ECW Heavyweight Title between champion Christian and the man he defeated for the title, Tommy Dreamer.
The show airs tonight on ScyFy.
In September 1999, Paul Heyman was in a sticky situation. As owner of Extreme Championship Wrestling, he had just learned that his ECW Heavyweight Champion, Taz, had signed with the WWF. With a very limited amount of time to drop the strap to a wrestler capable of carrying the company, Heyman decided to take one of the biggest gambles of his life. It didn’t turn out well. (more…)
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ECW is WWE’s third-tier weekly show and its third “distinct” “brand”. You may remember ECW as a scummy promotion where fat guys in T-shirts climb ladders up to where barbed wire is hanging from the ceiling for some reason. You may even remember the more recent Vince McMahon-owned ECW where Bobby Lashley took all of the steroids ever and then quit because Michael Hayes hates black people. In today’s WWE, ECW is the show/promotion where they bring the rookies up from their developmental territory FCW, have them be in really great matches, and then when they’re ready (or not) send them up to Smackdown or Raw, where Big Show will beat them all in one match. Since they’re using ECW almost exclusively as a launching pad for new talent, it’s insanely watchable, and the one-hour show usually features more minutes of wrestling than the weekly two-hour TNA Impact.
The General Manager of ECW is “Tiffany” who is basically the worst actor ever. Like if Mark Wahlberg’s performance in “The Happening” was a blond in a pantsuit with fake boobs. It’s never really been explained why she was qualified for a General Manager position of a professional wrestling company other than “banged Teddy Long” (implied).
Let’s take a look at the major players and storylines of ECW!
Although he’s a new addition the the ECW roster, this smooth grappler has shown a lot of promise, and turned a lot of heads. Shelton Benjamin learned the hard way that if you get this tall drink of sake fired up, you’re liable to meet with swift comeuppance. With his lithe frame, dexterous limbs and kawaii looks straight out of your favorite and sweatiest yaoi, his in-ring antics will have you begging for more.
Pros: Since you’re never going to drag BxB Hulk away from glorious Nihon, this is the next best thing, plus you get to save on international airfare. Given his theme song sounds like he should be walking to the ring sucking on a lollipop and wearing a Hello Kitty backpack, you know you won’t be doing a lot of shoegazing and guesswork if you try stuffing your key card down the front of his slim-fit jeans.
Cons: Maybe what they say is true and maybe it isn’t, but the best you can hope for is that the language barrier can mask your auditory disappointment.