January 2, 2008
ECW: Punk-Chavo fallout
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on ECW on Sci-Fi, we get the fallout from Chavo Guerrero viciously attacking CM Punk two weeks ago. Should be a good one!
And we are TAPED! from Richmond, Va. and we go right to the ring where ECW General Manager Armando Estrada shows that he is still indeed alive and introduces Chavo Guerrero.
Chavo goes on a spiel about how he got sick of watching CM Punk and hearing about him and that's why he attacked him. Punk quickly interrupts the former Crusierweight Champion and heads to the ring with a mic in hand.
Chavo tells Punk that he is a stepping stone for him and says that in 2008, he'll be a champion again while pointing at Punk's ECW Title. Punk says that if Chavo wants to challenge him for the title, he's right here.
Estrada then jumps in and says that Chavo has to earn his shot and that he'll have to beat Punk tonight to earn his shot.
Match #1 - John Morrison (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Miz (Cleveland, Ohio) & Layla (Miami, Fla.) vs. Jimmy Wang Yang (Austell, Ga.), Shannon Moore (Whispering Pines, NC) & Kelly Kelly (Jacksonville, Fla.)
It seems like Yang and Moore are now called "The Redneck & The Reject". That's good to know.
The females start it out here with the usual tepid action that we see out of these two. That doesn't last long as Morrison tags in to battle Kelly and does his best "Ravishing" Rick Rude impression in front of Kelly and gets a big ol' slap to the face for it. Kelly is able to get out.
Now that the ladies are out of the ring, the action really picks up as these four continue to do good work together.
Morrison and Miz start to work over Moore with various double-team maneuvers, but Moore is finally able to get the hot tag to Yang who comes in and starts running roughshod over Miz.
After disposing of Morrison as well, Yang plants a big ol' kiss onto Layla who is then taken out by Kelly.
Miz comes back in and gets a moonsault press for his troubles and that's all she wrote.
Winners via pinfall: Jimmy Wang Yang, Shannon Moore & Kelly Kelly
(Ads)Tazz is in the ring with Colin Delaney who was demolished by Shelton Benjamin two weeks ago. The monkeys in the truck run the footage of that. He'll have his second match tonight and feels he has the jitters out of the way. He says his New Year's Resolution is that he wanted to be a WWE superstar. His opponent tonight...
Match #2 - Colin Delaney (Rochester, NY) vs. Big Daddy V (Harlem, NY)This match lasted exactly 93 seconds and went about exactly as you'd expect. Move along, nothing to see here.
Winner via demolition: Big Daddy V
Shelton Benjamin is heading to the ring and will be in action NEXT!
Match #3 - Shelton Benjamin (Orangeburg, SC) vs. James Curtis (Rockford, Ill.)
Perennial jobber James Curtis returns to the Land of Extreme, this time hailing from Rockford, Ill.
Shelton has his way with Curtis for the entire match and just totally has his way with him.
Curtis lands some hope punches but it doesn't last for long as Benjamin lifts him up for the turnbuckle powerbomb followed by the Inverted Bulldog for the finish.
Winner via pinfall: Shelton Benjamin
Next week, it's 15 Minutes of Fame for the WWE Tag Team Championship as John Morrison and The Miz (HOO-RAH!) defend against the ever-pesky Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore. The team with the most falls in the 15 minutes wins the match.
Match #4 - CM Punk (Chicago, Ill.) vs. Chavo Guerrero (El Paso, Tx.)
The two go tit-for-tat early on with neither gaining any big advantage. Punk eventually gets the better of Chavo, briefly, so lets head to...
We're back and Punk is on top for a bit until Guerrero uses some counters to drop Punk. Chavo starts working on Punk's legs with an Indian Death Lock. Punk gets some brief hope but Guerrero responds with a chop block that keeps Punk grounded.
Guerrero just won't give up in working on the knee, but Punk gets out and starts delivering his trademark kicks and knees but has trouble delivering them due to the previously-mentioned work over. Guerrero drives Punk into the corner but his attempt to Irish Whip him is reversed into a running knee and a bulldog.
Guerrero then counters an Irish Whip attempt into a Half Crab but Punk gets to the ropes. With both men standing, Guerrero hits two of Three Amigos but Punk counters the third into a GTS attempt, but his knee can't hold.
Guerrero then forces both men over the top and to the outside. Both men get up at about five and try to get back into the ring and try to keep the other out. Punk gains the upper hand by pushing Chavo off into the aisle and he can't make the 10 count.
Winner via countout: CM Punk
Chavo's not getting his shot.
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