Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are tonight’s hosts. Monsoon tells Heenan that he does not appreciate how he left last week’s show. He says that he has seen Hogan and he is okay but could be doing better.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan commentate this Father’s Day edition of Wrestling Challenge. This is the last of the shows from Madison, Wisconsin.
Brutus Beefcake’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling kicks off the telecast.
This card was the largest of ECW’s Holiday Hell Tour in December 1995, taking place at the Lost Battalion Hall in Queens, New York on December 29. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show attracted a sold-out crowd of 1,283, the largest to see an ECW event to that point.
Joey Styles provides commentary for the evening’s events, working solo as per usual. He starts the show in the ring, putting over ECW’s debut in the New York City area. Stevie Richards and the Blue Meanie interrupt so Richards can put himself over for a few minutes and question the sexual preferences of fans at ringside. Missy Hyatt is spotted in the crowd and Richards tries to put the moves on her, but Hyatt is reluctant until Richards tells her that she can get Hyatt a date with Raven. Hyatt kisses Richards, telling him to give that to Raven and Richards marks out to a chorus of boos.
Highlights of the Mikey Whipwreck-Steve Austin-Sandman triangle match for the ECW Championship air, as well as a reminder about a wrist injury the Sandman suffered during the match.
Joey Styles hypes the Sandman’s next three title defenses. On December 28, the Sandman faces Cactus Jack. The next night in Queens, New York, the Sandman will face Steve Austin. And at House Party ’96 on January 5, the Sandman will face Konnan.
Joey Styles handles the commentary for the show, which took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 18. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a sellout crowd of 1,150 fans.
Buh Buh Ray Dudley walks to the ring to do guest ring announcing duties for the Broad Street Bully-Don E. Allen opener. He is accompanied by the other members of the Dudley clan except for Dudley Dudley, who is no longer part of the company. Buh Buh is wearing a top hat and suit coat like he is running a circus. Buh Buh gets through the welcome until he tries to mimic Michael Buffer and stutters over the word “rumble.” Frustrated, Buh Buh takes out the jobbers with Buh-Buh Bombs.
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* These “preview shows” for PPVs are always a great source for little-seen matches. In this one, we’re a week away from SummerSlam, we have our prelude show in Utica, New York (what kind of a place doesn’t know the expression “steamed hams”?), featuring a handful of big name vs. name matches- Earthquake vs. Hacksaw! Smash vs. Neidhart! Mr. Perfect against Ronnie Garvin! And most importantly, THE BOLSHEVIKS EXPLODE!
Joey Styles does the commentary from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The show took place on July 1, 1995 and, according to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for June 10, it drew a crowd of 1,075.
Joey Styles quickly recaps the Tony Stetson-New Jersey Devil, Mikey Whipwreck-Val Puccio, and Vampire Warrior-Hack Myers matches from Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams, along with Tod Gordon’s run-ins with Bill Alfonso on the show and Steve Richards creating problems between the Warrior and Tommy Dreamer over Luna Vachon.
Styles urges fans to buy a VHS copy of Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams because the barbed wire match between the Sandman and Cactus Jack cannot air on television.
The Hack Myers-Tony Stetson match from Enter Sandman airs. Instead of airing a clip job, which would have covered up how bad this match was, ECW opts to show it in its entirety.
Joey Styles asks Paul E. Dangerously why Taz dropped his gimmick. Dangerously answers that Taz does not need a gimmick to reach the top of professional wrestling. He adds that Taz is already a “larger than life man” and the Tazmaniac is no more.
A replay of Shane Douglas introducing referee Bill Alfonso at Enter Sandman airs, along with Douglas’ subsequent confrontation with Cactus Jack.
ECW Commissioner Tod Gordon says that Alfonso has no place in the promotion because there are no rules. He tells Douglas to take a valium.
ECW hypes a house show wing through Pennsylvania on the back of fans getting to see more matches between Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko.
Joey Styles says that tonight’s matches are from Tampa, Florida.
Joey Styles is handling commentary for this show, which took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 13. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew 875 fans.
Cactus Jack says there should be no controversy when he faces the Sandman for the ECW Championship. He says this title shot is the most important moment of his career to this point. When Jack goes to open a door, he is met by the Triple Threat, with Shane Douglas claiming that Jack is taking his title shot. Jack refuses to back down and is hit in the back of the head by the Sandman’s Singapore cane. Douglas tries to take a swing at Jack too but hits the Sandman instead, prompting Woman to tell the camera that Douglas blew their deal.
Joey Styles says that footage for tonight’s show is coming from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Styles recaps how the Sandman defeated Shane Douglas for the ECW title at Hostile City Showdown ’95 and notes on video footage how the Sandman was submitting as he was scoring the winning pin.
Tommy Dreamer explains his frustrations with Raven getting the better of him in their feud so far as pieces of their recent matches at the ECW Arena air. Dreamer says he also wants to go after the Sandman and win the ECW title because the Sandman is a disgrace.
A replay of the Sandman winning the ECW Championship from Shane Douglas at Hostile City Showdown airs.
There is a replay of the Mikey Whipwreck-Steve Richards match from Hostile City Showdown, along with the Public Enemy saving Whipwreck and Hack Myers from Raven, Richards, and the Pitbulls.
Joey Styles is doing commentary for this show, which took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer, about 1,000 fans attended.
Joey Styles does commentary for this show, which originates from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for April 17, the show drew a crowd of 1,150 fans. Styles says that Sabu is a no show due to Japan commitments.
Raven, Steve Richards, and the Broad Street Bullies come out. Richards tells the Bullies that they need to win their match tonight to prove themselves. If they lose, they will be fired. Richards tells Raven that he has recruited the Pitbulls, who will be better than the Bullies.
A lengthy video package hypes the upcoming three-way dance for the ECW Tag Team Championship at the ECW Arena. Footage used goes back to 1994 to show the Public Enemy’s feud with Sabu and Taz, which eventually came to include Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.
Joey Styles commentates tonight’s show, hyping the Three-Way Dance card that will take place this Saturday.
Public Enemy are shown acquiring the contract needed for a three-way dance against ECW Tag Team Champions Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko and Sabu & Taz (ECW keeps vacillating).
The Pitbulls squash from Return of the Funker airs.
The Sandman, Terry Funk, and Woman cut a backstage promo. Woman says that she hates Jack’s guts and while she once turned to the Sandman for help, she now turns to Funk. Funk says that Jack’s son Dewey has no brains and that Jack will never be as good as he is. He adds that Shane Douglas is allying with a nobody.