Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #362– 01/04/2000

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I hope you’re all keeping well in these unpleasant times. Remember to wash your hands and keep your distance from folk until we finally nip this thing in the bud. If you’re in isolation at the moment, then hopefully this here review of Hardcore TV will distract you. Last week was a fun show with some decent wrestling, so let’s see if ECW can keep the momentum going.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #361– 25/03/2000

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Last week we had the rare ECW non-finish, all done with the idea of strengthening Mike Awesome and Raven as a heel tandem. As a result, they’re getting a shot at the Tag Titles this week, although I can’t help but shake the feeling that eventually they are going to be enemies once all is said and done.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #360– 18/03/2000

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Last week we looked at Living Dangerously 2000 (Review HERE) and it was a pretty underwhelming event that at least left us with a brand new ECW TV Champ in the form of Super Crazy. Crazy needed perhaps a bit too much help from Rob Van Dam to achieve it, but it’s still a major Title for someone new near the top of the card, so that’s something.

Normally these post pay per view editions of the show tend to be more about recaps instead of anything new, but hopefully there’s something worth watching on it.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #359 – 11/03/2000

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Last week’s show featured Tommy Dreamer and Masato Tanaka winning the ECW Tag Titles, but since then a shedload of other stuff has happened and this week ECW has to cram as much into the show as they can in order to try and sell the Living Dangerously pay per view. It seems like they won’t have enough time to do it justice, but maybe they’ll surprise us?

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #358 – 04/03/2000

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Last week’s show was pretty missable, as have most of them been for the past month or so, with Hardcore TV being very much the secondary show now to TNN, especially as they’ve started doing the big Network Vs ECW feud. Still, there’s at least something notable happening on this show today, so we can all look forward to that.

But anyway, that’s enough jibber jabber, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #357 – 26/02/2000

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Last week’s show was a shedload of filler, with little in the way of new material and most of the show being made up of clips from the TNN show. Sadly this week’s show looks similar, but there are at least two fresh matches for us to enjoy. Hopefully they’re good.

But anyway, less chatter, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #356 – 19/02/2000

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Last week’s show brought the goods match quality wise thanks to an excellent Tajiri Vs Super Crazy bout, but we’re still kind of short of big matches for the upcoming Living Dangerously pay per view in March. Hopefully we’ll finally start to see that show taking shape, although ECW do have somewhat of an excuse due to Rob Van Dam’s injury throwing everything into disarray.

But anyway, less chatter, more chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #355 – 12/02/2000

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Last week’s show was heavily affected by the news that ECW TV Champ Rob Van Dam had broken his leg. We should probably be getting further updates on that this week. The injury is bad news for ECW, as they were hoping that a feud between Rob Van Dam and Mike Awesome would be a key area of promotion for them in the coming months. Here’s hoping that they can recover somehow and get the show back on track.

But anyway, less chatter, more chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #354 – 05/02/2000

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Last week was more a holdover show, where all the moving parts were kept whirring ahead of the next major storyline development. Things are going to chance a lot for ECW during this episode in fact, and sadly it’s not for the better

But anyway, less chatter, watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #353 – 29/01/2000

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The highlight of the show was last week was a face off between ECW World Champ Mike Awesome and ECW TV Champ Rob Van Dam, setting up a possible Title For Title collision between the two for later down the line.

In addition, Sabu returned to ECW, only to help Awesome leave RVD and Bill Alphonso laid out. He will be in action this week against CW Anderson.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #352 – 22/01/2000

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Last week’s show wasn’t that bad, as we actually got some fresh matches from the TV taping in Atlanta and, because it was shot at Centre Stage, the show actually looked quite good from a production standpoint as well.

With Guilty As Charged now behind us, we should start seeing what direction ECW wants to go in with March’s Living Dangerously pay per view looming in the distance.

Anyway, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #351 – 15/01/2000

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Guilty As Charged 2000 is now in the bag and you can read my review of it by clicking right HERE.

In short, there were a few decent matches on the undercard and the main event of Mike Awesome Vs Little Spike Dudley was really good and well worth watching.

Normally with these post pay per view Hardcore TV’s they tend to just talk about the prior week’s event and don’t really give much in the way of new content, but maybe they’ll surprise us?

Anyway, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #350 – 08/01/2000

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Last week’s Hardcore TV had a fantastic main event of Mike Awesome Vs Masato Tanaka followed by a strong angle where Awesome brutally clocked Spike Dudley’s girlfriend with a lariat, thus causing her to bleed from the mouth.

With Guilty As Charged 2000 one night away, I expect we’ll be seeing a lot of last minute hype for the show. I’ve actually reviewed that show for the Blog before, so I’ll give it a once over and post it up tomorrow.

Anyway, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #349 – 01/01/2000

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Before we go further I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Extreme New Year!

Last week’s Hardcore TV wasn’t that great from a match perspective but the Guilty As Charged pay per view on the 9th of January has been promoted pretty well, with most of the big matches booked well in advance so that the company can heat them up.

Let’s see what ECW has in mind for this week!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #348 – 25/12/1999

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Before we go any further I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Hardcore Holidays!

Last week’s Hardcore TV was mostly clips from the TNN Show and the most recent pay per view event (Which this one will probably also be because it’s the holiday edition) but hopefully there’ll be some interesting and fun stuff on it.

I already got what I wanted for Christmas with Carlo Ancelotti somehow being coerced into taking the Everton job. Hopefully there isn’t some kind of a Vince Russo “you didn’t read the fine print of the contract bro” swerve and Carlo is able to bail once he sees Oumar Niasse and Cuco Martina rocking up to training on his first day.

Anyway, let’s have some turkey/ham/nut roast (depending on your location and eating habits) and watch some chuffing wrestling eh?

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #347 – 18/12/1999

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Last week Super Crazy and Super Calo went at it in a fun bit of Extreme Lucha Libre, whilst Rob Van Dam and Tracy Smothers had an enjoyable old school style main event. The big angle was Raven seemingly having a breakdown and Tommy Dreamer trying to calm him.

Did he succeed? Let’s read on to find out!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #346 – 11/12/1999

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Last week Steve Corino crashed a Limp Bizkit concert and ended up getting busted open courtesy of a Balls Mahoney chair shot. Meanwhile, Rob Van Dam defended his TV Title against the monstrous Uganda and ended up enraging his former tag partner Sabu with an inflammatory promo.

Let’s have a look to see how these stories develop in this week’s Hardcore TV!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #345 – 04/12/1999

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Last week we had a New Jack focused episode, as he stapled Spanish Angel in the eye and then put Tony DeVito through a table after jumping off a balcony. In most cases that would be a pretty definitive end to the feud, but this is ECW, where setting someone on fire is a hope spot, so I’m willing to bet that we’ll see more of that rivalry going forward.

Rob Van Dam is back on the show this week after going to a time limit draw with Sabu a couple of weeks back, so maybe we’ll see that story advance some more?

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #343 – 20/11/1999

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Last week wasn’t a bad show all told, as they did some interesting stuff to advance the Raven/Dreamer/Sandman storyline by having Dreamer save Raven from a Sandman attack but not quick enough to placate Raven, thus causing him to have a seeming mental breakdown.

So yeah, it was fun for all the family!

Let’s see where they’re going next, as we hang various weaponry from the ceiling and once again take things to The Extreme!!!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #342 – 13/11/1999

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Welcome to all the fallout from November to Remember 1999. As usual I expect this post pay per view show to be more of a recap than feature anything new, but maybe ECW will surprise me on that front?

Sadly I have now gone beyond the point that Scott Keith has reached in his ECW on TNN recaps, so I’m afraid I can’t link you up to some lovely Scott ECW goodness. However, I will share the link for his excellent review of AEW’s “Full Gear” Event, which you can read by clicking HERE, as well as Thomas Hall’s review, which you can read by clicking HERE.

I personally enjoyed the show and especially liked the Hangman Page Vs Pac match (I think Hangman’s “Cowboy S***” shirt is great, but I don’t know where I’d ever be able to get away with wearing it). I’m one of the few who didn’t really have especially strong feelings one way or the other in regards to the Lights Out main event. It’s not really my favourite genre of wrestling but there was other stuff on the show that I did really enjoy so I was content when all was said and done.

If you’d like to read my Review of ECW November to Remember 1999 then you can do so by clicking right HERE. I didn’t especially enjoy the show but it did have an excellent Mike Awesome Vs Masato Tanaka match, so that’s something to consider if you like both men.

So with all that dealt with, let’s break a glass table and cover the floor in its remains as we once again take things to The Extreme!!!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #342 – 13/11/1999