ECW: Colin Delaney in the main event?
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
Am I the only one sick of seeing Kane? Either put the mask back on or go
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.
Match #2 - Kofi Kingston (Jamaica) vs. James Curtis (Parts
Mr. Curtis is sporting a leather vest this week.
Of course, this is all about Kofi's speed, which Curtis cannot keep up
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
Chavo starts things out with a big knee to Colin's gut and begins the
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
Winner via pinfall: Chavo Guerrero
And that's all she wrote.
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be a good one!.