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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ECW on Syfy 11/03/2009 #178

Right let’s carry on the death march to NXT.

Speaking of which I’m completely dead from my mate’s stag do so expect some quality typing. (edit: Ohhhh, I wondered why I started typing this up in January and didn’t come back to it until March. My mate was so blitzed I had to carry him around the club like Flair wrestling Kerry Von Erich for an hour. After physically shoving pizza into his mouth and holding him down in the taxi as he requested the driver play “that song from The Witcher”, I got him back safe and sound only for his fiance to ask why we bothered. It was a fun night.)

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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 Living Dangerously 2000 – 12/03/2000

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To say the past month or so of these reviews has been a tumultuous time for ECW would perhaps be somewhat of an understatement, with a costly leg injury to Rob Van Dam causing him to have to vacate his ECW TV Title and essentially blow the Main Event scene to pieces.

With the TV Title now vacated, we will crown a new Champion tonight in a 4 man tournament, as Super Crazy takes on Little Guido and Rhino has a long awaited singles battle with The Sandman. Sadly the Quarter Finals all got crammed in to one episode of Hardcore TV (The last one I did in fact) so the matches have all been chopped to pieces to fit the allotted time. Hopefully the matches tonight at least get some time to breathe.

ECW World Champ Mike Awesome doesn’t even have a Title defence tonight, as he will instead be defending one half of his newly won Tag Team Titles with Raven against two teams in a Three Way Dance. As a result, there isn’t really a clear marquee Main Event for this show, which combined with the general way the card has been thrown together means that I am probably less hyped for this show than any I have covered since starting these reviews last year.

I actually do own the DVD version of this show from Laser Light Digital, but I couldn’t find it so I’m going to be stuck with the WWE Network version, which means there’ll be music dubbing galore. Oh well, let’s just hope some of the dubbed music is good eh?

Anyway, that’s enough of wittering from me, 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!

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

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!

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

Mike Reviews: ECW Guilty As Charged 2000 – 09/01/2000

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I wrote this up about a year ago as I didn’t plan I’d ever get this far in these ECW reviews. I’ve gone in and tightened some stuff up and added any additional bits I felt were necessary.

ECW made a big fuss in the build-up about how this was the first pay per view event of the new millennium, but it won’t mean much if the show itself isn’t any good.

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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!

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

ECW on Syfy 10/27/2009 #177

It’s been a while since I did one of these, due to the festive period and my complete lack of interest in the brand now there’s less than twenty shows left. It’s like getting attached to the villagers in Majora’s Mask.

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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!

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