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ECW: Lashley challenges Big Show
By MATT MACKINDER - SLAM! Wrestling


Live from Buffalo tonight, it's Smackdown. I mean, ECW. Hard to tell these days. In any event, all six competitors in the Extreme Elimination Chamber are in action in three separate singles matches.

Like I've said before, this Chamber match better be top notch, or ECW will lose even more credibility. Will more matches for December To Dismember be announced tonight? In a perfect world, yes. Then again, ECW is far from utopia.

Paul Heyman is in the ring and explains how the Chamber match works. Two guys start out and the other four are locked in pods, each with a weapon. Every five minutes, a pod opens and that wrestler enters the fray with whatever weapon he has. Heyman then unveils the weapons a chair, crowbar, table and barbed wire baseball bat. His security team demonstrates each weapon on various parts of the ring. The crowd is dead. Very weak opening segment.

Match # 1 Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu

Lots of mat wrestling early that quickly deteriorates into Sabu botching several moves in a very sloppy match. Sabu misses a top rope hurricanrana and then a sunset flip power bomb to the floor. RVD then barely hits a moonsault from the apron. Back in the ring, Sabu goes for a springboard DDT, but RVD pushes him to the mat. Van Dam nails the Five Star Frog Splash and it's over.

Winner via pinfall: Rob Van Dam

The fall from grace for the aging Sabu continues.

A hype video for Bobby Lashley is shown. How many more times are we going to see his arrival in ECW from two weeks ago?

Match # 2 Team Xtreme vs. Sylvester Terkay & Elijah Burke

The Hardy Boyz tag in and out early, before Jeff gets double teamed by Terkay and Burke. Matt gets the hot tag and after the brothers hit Poetry In Motion, Burke gets tossed over the top and Terkay succumbs to a Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb combo. The crowd was somewhat up for this one and Terkay showed he can sell pretty well.

Winners via pinfall: Team Xtreme

MNM hit the ring and attack the Hardyz. Matt gets pitched over the top and Johnny Nitro nails Jeff with a stiff enziguiri. Joey Mercury looks in good shape and he and Nitro do their snapshot schtick on the fallen Jeff.

Highlights of Monday's press conference in Augusta, Georgia are shown with the Chamber participants all saying they will win the match.

Match # 3 CM Punk vs. Test

Who goes over here? Test dominates early on, but the match goes to the floor and Punk hammers on Test as both get counted out. The loud boos were very audible. Heck, I was booing from my couch.

Match Result: Double Countout

The Big Show is making his way to the ring in the back and Heyman wants to come with him to protect him. Show just glares at Paul E.

And as if we couldn't get more WWE shoved at it, a package is shown promoting See No Evil on DVD. It's now available. I'll wait until it's on the $6 rack at Target, thank you very much.

More Chamber hype. Yes, MORE. The same old footage is shown of past Chamber matches. If the match lives up to its billing, we may have something here. I'm not holding my breath, however.

Match # 4 Bobby Lashley vs. The Big Show

It's almost 11:00 ET, so this non-title match will obviously go quickly. Show is all offense from the outset. Lashley comes back with a suplex out of the corner and a shoulder tackle. He then sets up for the spear, nails it, but Heyman jumps on the apron and motions to the back. The enforcers come out and break up the pin, thereby disqualifying the champ.

Winner via DQ: Bobby Lashley

The 3-on-1 assault becomes a 4-on-1 when Test shows up to boot Lashley in the melon. Heyman even gets a few slaps in and Show hits Lashley with a decent chokeslam. Show then brains Lashley with the ECW belt and covers him for a mock pin that sees Heyman make the three count. Test, Heyman and Show all hover over Lashley telling him not to show up Sunday as the show ends. Thankfully.

And still no new matches announced for Sunday's pay-per-view. Maybe Tatanka and Sylvan will tag up versus Jimmy Wang Yang and some other Smackdown B-rate wrestler. I'm not impressed with how Sunday is shaping up. Two matches announced less than a week away? Come on, Heyman.


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    Matt Mackinder wishes pay-per-view events came with a money-back guarantee. Maybe he just wants to watch free wrestling. Email Matt at mackindermedia@yahoo.com.