I needed a week off due to all the horrible shite going on in wrestling but don’t worry, I’m sure the death rattle of ECW on Sci-Fi will cheer me up. Tonight, it’s finally The Homecoming Finale and we get a dramatic video package to pretend this hasn’t been boring crowds senseless these past few weeks.
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.
It’s the first episode of 2010 and let’s ignore that giant moon heading ever closer to the brand and focus on CM Punk vs. Mark Henry instead.
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.
We’re in IZOD Centre in New Jersey and in the spirit of ECW ’98, the champion is here to guest commentate until his contract gets sorted out. Christian is thrilled to sit next to Josh Mathews and Bryant Gumbel (I don’t understand that reference but it’s the only thing of interest he says all night.)
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.
We’re in Orlando, Florida to continue the road to ECW Homecoming (while the brand continues down the road to the knacker’s yard).
A lengthy video package hypes the three-way dance that is booked for the ECW Arena on April 8.
Joey Styles provides commentary for this broadcast, which features matches from the March 18 ECW Arena show.
We’re in Laredo, Texas and Alleged GM Tiffany has invited former champ Kane to show up, as if WWE would consider bringing an old star to the C-Brand to boost ratings in 2020.
We’re in Houston, Texas and Josh Mathews is starting the show so you’d better bring some rope to tie yourself to your chair in case you fall off with excitement.
It’s time for another ECW pay per view, one of which I thankfully have the official Laser Light Digital version of so I can enjoy it with all the real music and whatnot. If I recall there is a really random edit in one of the matches that never made any sense to me, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
This event hasn’t been promoted all that great, with a paltry three matches officially announced on the go-home show. I’ve not bothered to go back and check what the buy rate was, but I imagine few outside of the ECW diehards were going to bother buying a show where more than half the card hadn’t been confirmed in advance. That might still mean that the show defeats WCW Slamboree 2000 though, as when it comes to having barely any of the card announced or a full card with David Arquette defending his World Title in the Main Event, the former is likely to do better than the latter.
We’re getting near TLC and nearer to death so why not have new talent debut?
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.
We’re a few days removed from Survivor Series, a show that had very little ECW interaction as the other brands wonder how many more hints they need to give to the C-Brand. We’re in Bridgeport, Connecticut and The Abraham Washington Show is tonight so let’s get this over with.
Jason and Paul Lauria talk about how people are jealous of them in ECW. Lauria says 911 will never chokeslam him again because he is a giant.
A video package recaps the Raven-Tommy Dreamer feud to this point.
The show starts off with CM Punk anticlimactically returning, a trope he’d perfect over the next ten years. He’s full-on anti-Jeff Hardy at this point so the crowd aren’t happy to hear him bragging about being the first ever Triple Crown Straight Edge champion. I wonder if he ever called himself Major Threat?
Date: April 21, 2020
Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Commentators: Madison Rayne, Josh Matthews
It’s the first night of Rebellion and it’s taking place in an empty arena, just like all of the other big shows at this point. I’m not sure what we’re going to see due to how many people might not be available for the show and that could make for an interesting show. The company has done well in recent weeks so hopefully they can keep it up. Let’s get to it.
Joey Styles is doing commentary for the show, which took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 25. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the card attracted a crowd of 1,100 fans, the best attendance for an ECW show to date.
It’s Veteran’s Day and somehow WWE is able to put on a wrestling show while patting itself on the back.
Date: April 7, 2020
Location: Coca Cola Roxy, Atlanta, Georgia
Commentators: Madison Rayne, Josh Matthews
Things are getting interesting around here as they are running out of original content but apparently are going to do a big empty arena taping soon enough. As a result, we could be seeing a lot of Rebellion, though not quite in the same situation. I’ll take what I can get though as they’ve made me want to see the pay per view. Let’s get to it.