Impact Wrestling – September 8, 2020

Impact Wrestling
Date: September 8, 2020
Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Commentators: Madison Rayne, Josh Matthews

We’re in a new world around here as Eric Young is the World Champion again. That would seem to set up a big showdown against Rich Swann at Bound For Glory, which hopefully means this doesn’t last too long. Other than that, we have the Motor City Machine Guns defending the Tag Team Titles against the Rascalz and the continuing mind games between EC3 and Moose. Let’s get to it.

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What the World Was Watching: ECW: Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams

Joey Styles does commentary for the show, which took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 17.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the card drew a crowd of 1,150 fans.

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – June 6, 1995

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.

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ECW on Syfy 02/09/2010 #192

The penultimate episode, time to put on the blindfold and light the cigarette.

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – May 16, 1995

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.

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ECW on Syfy 02/02/2010 #191

Just a few stops to go before we park the ECW On Syfy bus in the depot so let’s pop into Memphis, TN for the hell of it.

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What the World Was Watching: ECW: Enter Sandman

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.

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ECW on Syfy 01/26/2010 #190

We’re in Cincinnati, Ohio (Japanese crowd: “Ohio!”) and we’re five days away from Royal Rumble 2010 and the last ECW title on a WWE PPV.

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – May 9, 1995

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.

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Slammiversary 2020

Slammiversary XVIII
Date: July 18, 2020
Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Don Callis

It’s a big night for Impact and we’re on Saturday for a change. I’m not sure if that’s an improvement or not but in this case the card is looking pretty good. The big question this time around is who comes in from WWE/elsewhere, including who takes the vacant spot in the World Title match. Let’s get to it.

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Impact Wrestling – July 14, 2020

Impact Wrestling
Date: July 14, 2020
Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Madison Rayne

It’s the go home show for Slammiversary and that’s actually a pretty nice feeling for once. The shows building towards the pay per view have been well done and if they manage to make it work this time, we could be in for a heck of a show on Saturday. Yeah Saturday, as almost everyone outside of WWE has changed up their pay per view schedule in a pretty smart move. Let’s get to it.

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Mike Reviews: ECW Heatwave 2000 (16/07/2000)

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ECW have done a decent 6 weeks or so of hype for this show so I’m actually looking forward to it. Hopefully the show delivers. There are certainly some matches here that have the potential for being good provided they get enough time and everyone’s performances are on point.

Let’s see whether ECW’s big event of the summer will be a sizzling success or a blasé burnout.

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – May 2, 1995

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.

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ECW on Syfy 01/19/2010 #189

After a dramatic recap of last week’s ECW Homecoming we get the announcement of Christian vs. William Regal so this show still has a pulse.

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ECW on Syfy 01/12/2010 #188

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.

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What the World Was Watching: Hostile City Showdown ’95

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.

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ECW on Syfy 01/05/2010 #187

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.

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What the World Was Watching: Three-Way Dance ’95

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.

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ECW on Syfy 12/29/2009 #186

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.)

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