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ECW: Colin Delaney in the main event?
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on ECW on Sci-Fi: It's a big six-man tag match, as CM Punk, Jesse & Festus team up to face Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison & The Miz. Should be a good one!

And we are LIVE! from Biloxi, Miss. Joey Styles and Tazz are our hosts and this show is presented in WWEHD (TV-14DLSV).

Match #1 - Kane (Hell, Fire & Brimstone) vs. Elijah Burke (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Am I the only one sick of seeing Kane? Either put the mask back on or go away, please.

Naturally, Kane controls early with his power. This is until Burke starts to "throw hands" as Tazz likes to say. Kane is caught off guard, but that doesn't last long, as Burke, while going for the Elijah Express, jumps right into a chokeslam.

Winner via pinfall: Kane

Mark Henry is backstage with Armando Estrada and Henry is awarded a spot in the WrestleMania 24 Battle Royal. Chavo Guerrero is there to also hear that The Great Khali and Kane will also participate.

In walks Colin Delaney, who is there to talk with Estrada about a contract with ECW. Guerrero runs him down verbally.

Estrada then books a match between Guerrero and Delaney, non-title of course, with Colin getting an ECW contract if he wins.

(Ads)

Match #2 - Kofi Kingston (Jamaica) vs. James Curtis (Parts Unknown)

Mr. Curtis is sporting a leather vest this week.

Of course, this is all about Kofi's speed, which Curtis cannot keep up with.

But our boy James does get some of his usual power offense in but it does not last long, as Kofi starts taking over, hitting the Jamaican Buzzsaw for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Kofi Kingston

Backstage, CM Punk is playing around with the lifeless Festus. Jesse assures Punk that Festus will be able to take it to the extreme later tonight.

(Ads)

Match #3 - John Morrison (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Miz (Cleveland, Ohio) & Shelton Benjamin (Orangeburg, SC) vs. Jesse & Festus (Parts Unknown) & CM Punk (Chicago, Ill.)

Per usual, ye ol' Festus goes nuts when the bell rings.

The best sequence of the match comes when Morrison and Miz are low bridged onto the floor. Punk follows that up with a springboard onto the champs. As they are recovering, Benjamin tries to punch Festus on the apron, but he catches Shelton's arm and tosses him onto all three of those outside.

(Ads)

We're back and, unbelievably, the faces are in control, as Punk is in the process of working over Miz.

Punk and Jesse take turns beating on Miz as Morrison verbally berates one of them from the apron.

The tide turns when Punk goes for the running kneelift on Miz, hits it, but stays up too long and is yanked to the canvas by Benjamin. This allows Miz to retreat to his corner for the tag.

Now it's Punk's turn to feel the pain, as Benjamin and Morrison take turns beating down the former champion.

Punk takes a long beatdown but gets the hot tag to Festus, who is the proverbial house o' fire on the freshly tagged-in Miz.

After an all-out brawl, Miz goes for the Reality Check, but Festus counters into a flapjack for the win.

Winners via pinfall: CM Punk, Jesse & Festus

(Ads)

Following a RAW Rebound and a rundown of the WrestleMania card, it's time to announce the next member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2008 -- Eddie Graham, who will be inducted by Dusty Rhodes.

(Ads)

Tazz is in the ring with Colin Delaney, who says he's a little bit -- check that -- a lot beat up, but if this is what it takes to get a WWE contract, it'll be worth it.

Match #4 - Colin Delaney (Rochester, NY) vs. Chavo Guerrero (El Paso, Texas)

Chavo starts things out with a big knee to Colin's gut and begins the whoopin'.

But, wait! Colin hits a hip-toss and a dropkick that sends Chavo through the ropes and out to the floor as a "Colin!" chant starts.

Chavo no likey this and proceeds to attempt to finish what he started, but again, the pesky Colin starts giving Guerrero fits.

After a miscue by Colin, Chavo goes for the Three Amigos and then the Frog Splash, but he misses!

Colin gets a long two on the pin, and Guerrero hits the Gory Bomb for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Chavo Guerrero

And that's all she wrote.



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