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ECW: Building up Punk/Kane vs Morrison/Miz
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on ECW on Sci-Fi: It's a preview of the big WWE Tag Team Championship match at Judgment Day as John Morrison battles Kane while CM Punk faces off against The Miz. Should be a good one!

After a riveting video package detailing his win, Colin Delaney is assured by ECW General Manager that the target on his back will be even bigger now. Delaney signs his contract and Estrada proceeds to book Delaney in a match against Mike Knox TONIGHT!

And we are "LIVE!" just an hour west of me in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mike Adamle and "The Tazz" are our hosts. This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-14DLSV).

Match #1 - CM Punk (Chicago, Ill.) vs. The Miz (Cleveland, Ohio)

The Miz (HOO-RAH!) is dominant throughout the early going, as Adamle asserts that if this match was Little League baseball, it'd be called off under the mercy rule.

But of course, right as Adamle speaks up, Punk gets on a roll, hitting the running kneelift. He doesn't get the bulldog but he retains control with various kicks.

They both work for a backslide but neither can get it. Punk hoists Miz for the GTS, but Miz slides out and hits the Reality Check.

Winner via pinfall: The Miz

Later tonight, Kane will battle John Morrison, but coming up next it's "Diva Fever" as Cherry, Kelly Kelly and Michelle McCool head to the ring.

(Ads -- sorry to all my loyal readers, no hockey scores to report tonight!)

Match #2 - Kelly Kelly (Jacksonville, Fla.), Michelle McCool (Jacksonville, Fla.) & Cherry (The Other Side of the Tracks) vs. Layla (Miami, Fla.), Victoria (Louisville, Ky.) & Natalya (Calgary, Alberta)

A lot of nothing happened before Cherry rolled up Victoria for the pin.

Winners via pinfall: Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool & Cherry

Lena Yada is backstage with Shelton Benjamin, who assets that Kofi Kingston is walking around with a horseshoe stuck where the sun don't shine and he's going to pull it out. Kofi, of course, is standing there and wishes him good luck. Shelton doesn't like Kofi taking up some of his interview time and attacks him. Kofi responds by driving Shelton into a steel door and walking away.

(Ads)

Colin Delaney makes his official debut against Mike Knox and it's next!

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Match #3 - Colin Delaney (Rochester, N.Y.) vs. "The Equal Opportunity Pain Dispenser" Mike Knox (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Colin has music! Colin has music! What a revolutionary time for WWE music. On Monday, RAW seemed to retire "HEY!" (R.I.P. 2004-2008) and now this?

Colin gets beat on for about 90 seconds before Knox hits the corkscrew faceplant for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Mike Knox

Almost immediately after the match, Estrada's music hits and he says he has signed himself to a lucrative contract and his first match is now.

Match #4 - Colin Delaney (Rochester, N.Y.) vs. Armando Estrada (Cuba)

Estrada hits a reverse DDT slam for the quick win.

Winner via pinfall: Armando Estrada

Backstage, Kane is standing in anticipation of his match with John Morrison, which is NEXT!

(Ads)

Next week on ECW: Shelton Benjamin looks to end the undefeated streak of Kofi Kingston for the third time.

Match #5 - John Morrison (Los Angeles, Calif.) vs. Kane (Hell, Fire & Brimstone)

After a strong showing against Batista on Smackdown! this past week, Morrison doesn't have the same type of luck early on against Kane. as the Big Red Machine grounds the Shaman of Sexy.

Morrison is only able to get some weak offense in by working Kane's weak knee. After some brief interference by The Miz, CM Punk joins the fray to level the playing field.

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We're back and Kane is still in solid control but again, Morrison keeps trying to work on Kane's injured left knee.

On the ground, Morrison works on the knee some more and is able to keep Kane on the mat for the most part.

This part of the match is all Morrison as he really focuses on Kane's left leg/knee. Each time Kane tries to get to his feet, Morrison is there to chop him back down.

Kane, though, is able to fire back (no pun intended), hitting the sidewalk slam and the flying clothesline on Morrison. He calls for the chokeslam, drawing Miz onto the apron. Punk pulls him down but gets thrown into the steps for his troubles.

With the ref focused on the outside, Morrison clocks Kane with the tag title belt, hits a springboard kick and gets the cover.

Winner via pinfall: John Morrison

Morrison and Miz double-team Kane after the match, bringing Punk in, who gets a beatdown of his own. The duo focus back on Kane and lay another beating on him before taking off.

That's all she wrote. Go Wings!



Send Matt e-mail about ECW, wrestling, MMA or hockey at bishop20@msu.edu. Please include your name and hometown. And if you're interested in mixed martial arts, check out Matt's weekly podcast -- Lights Out Radio. Should be a good one!.