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Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: JHawk on May 12, 2009, 11:17:57 AM
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Tonight's ECW will see the return of "The Peep Show," as ECW Champion Christian hosts the fan-favorite segment with a special guest: Captain Charisma's Judgment Day opponent, Jack Swagger.

I guess they're counting on the fact that not everybody has WGN America so this doesn't come off as a ripoff of last week's Cutting Edge segment.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:18:45 PM
So I'd imagine this Finlay-Kidd match will lead to DH Smith's ECW debut.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Hawk 34 on May 12, 2009, 01:21:12 PM
So I'd imagine this Finlay-Kidd match will lead to DH Smith's ECW debut.

Since they keep talking about TJ's training in the Hart Dungeon, it would be the right direction to make. 
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: wnyxmcneal on May 12, 2009, 01:21:47 PM
Isn't that Promoting Pro Wrestling book a scam? I remember Gabe saying he had absolutely nothing to do with the book
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:26:04 PM
No, the book features an interview with Gabe.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: wnyxmcneal on May 12, 2009, 01:27:50 PM
--Gabe Sapolsky has written us saying that while he is listed in the advertising for a book called "Promoting Pro Wrestling," he is not nor was he ever involved in the project. (f4w)

Don't mean to bring the thread off-topic, I'm just curious.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: SBofn on May 12, 2009, 01:28:58 PM
Way to call it, guys.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:32:21 PM
Well, it has an interview with him in it. It may have been reprinted from before he left ROH.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: JHawk on May 12, 2009, 01:35:01 PM
So ECW has one official tag team.

Pretty good match while it lasted too.

I'm expecting Seamus O'Shaunessy to get the call up to be Finlay's partner at this point as well.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:36:09 PM
Good call on calling up Seamus as Finlay's partner. Now ECW might have TWO matches on the GAB PPV!
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:41:34 PM
Cool hype video for Kozlov.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:47:00 PM
Chad Collyer is the designated squash victim for Kozlov this week.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:47:47 PM
Kozlov finishes in under 2:00 with a spinebuster.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: The Buzz on May 12, 2009, 01:48:22 PM
Does anyone remember old Chad Collyer from ROH?
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:54:25 PM
Christian takes on the World's Strongest JTTS on Superstars!
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 01:56:32 PM
Swagger's white polo shirt looks like shit.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: JHawk on May 12, 2009, 01:59:13 PM
I do remember Chad Collyer in ROH.  Chad Collyer is a better worker than Vladimir Kozlov ever will be.

Of course, that means if Chad Collyer ever gets fulltime contract, he'll get the Scotty Goldman treatment.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 12, 2009, 02:00:54 PM
Again, I'm not sure why they keep bringing up Swagger's lisp unless he's going to get speech therapy or something to fix it.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Matt Young on May 12, 2009, 02:05:30 PM
That was a pretty good episode of ECW.  I marked hard when DH Smith ran in.  I want to like him, though I haven't seen enough of him yet.  I'm a fan of Tyson and Natalya already.  And the Hart Foundation was one of my favorite tag teams and my #1 favorite stable of all time, so I'm supporting this new group.  The Hart Attack finisher was the icing on the cake.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: 6foot9 on May 12, 2009, 02:13:54 PM
is it just me or does DH look like a younger Mike Awesome?
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Matt Young on May 12, 2009, 02:17:57 PM
is it just me or does DH look like a younger Mike Awesome?

He should use the hangman's neckbreaker as a finisher.

BAAAAAAAAAH-ZING!
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: DMann1979 on May 12, 2009, 02:35:46 PM
I was at the show tonight, funny you should mention Seamus cause he beat Burchill in a dark match to start the evening.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Monsoon Classic on May 12, 2009, 02:50:21 PM
For a second, I thought that was DJ Gabriel running in to help Kidd.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Psycho Penguin on May 13, 2009, 06:18:51 AM
This was another great episode of ECW. This show is on a roll.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: RedJed on May 13, 2009, 02:59:17 PM
Yeah, particularly the Finlay/Tyson match and subsequent Hart Foundation V2 debut was really good stuff, and it was good to hear the crowd reactingly appropriately, nice heat there. Glad they finally greenlit this move to put Smith and Tyson together as a tag team.

Otherwise, the rest of the show was alright, definately nothing worthless like Raw pretty much was from start to finish. Well, ok, could have gone without another Kozlov squash, but at least it was quick. Christian/Swagger also had a very strong go-home angle for their match on the ppv.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Springtime for Epic on May 14, 2009, 03:41:15 AM
Where is this Gregory Helms thing going? I really hope he doesn't revert back to the Hurricane character as it's beyond stale. I want Helms to back to his 2006 awesome heel mode.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Slickster on May 14, 2009, 05:50:26 AM
Helms as a  reporter is just being done to keep his face on TV until he's no longer injured.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Psycho Penguin on May 14, 2009, 06:35:27 AM
Where is this Gregory Helms thing going? I really hope he doesn't revert back to the Hurricane character as it's beyond stale. I want Helms to back to his 2006 awesome heel mode.

I loved his theme music too. Well, the first one before he changed to that lame ass "IT'S TIME!" I was disappointed he came back as Hurricane Helms, a weird mixture of both characters. This "run" of his he is on right now has been remarkably lame.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Big Green on May 14, 2009, 07:55:16 AM
Where is this Gregory Helms thing going? I really hope he doesn't revert back to the Hurricane character as it's beyond stale. I want Helms to back to his 2006 awesome heel mode.

Am I the only one who wants to see the return of The Hurricane? It was a fun midcard gimmick that was really over at one point. Helms spent most of that whole run more over than he's ever been in his career otherwise. 
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on May 14, 2009, 04:34:05 PM
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Am I the only one who wants to see the return of The Hurricane? It was a fun midcard gimmick that was really over at one point. Helms spent most of that whole run more over than he's ever been in his career otherwise.

"Sugar" Shane Helms says hi.
Title: ECW Thread - May 12, 2009
Post by: Chris G on May 14, 2009, 11:03:47 PM
"Sugar" Shane Helms says hi.

I still think it's fucking stupid that WWE won't let him use "Shane" just because of Vince's annoying son.