ECW: Hardcore TV (01.10.95)

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ECW: Hardcore TV
January 10, 1995

“The Club Expo Episode”

Current Champs:
ECW Champ: Shane Douglas (3/26/94)
TV Champ: Dean Malenko (11/4/94)
Tag Champs: Public Enemy (11/5/94) 

The BIG STORYLINE going into this episode is that Tully Blanchard, in his ECW debut, is challenging Shane Douglas for the world title. We start with a quick Tully Blanchard promo that’s made to look like your typical WCW or WWF promo at the time.

Intro Video!

Joey Styles is at ringside with Stevie Richards, in his pink tracksuit and red sunglasses. Stevie’s got big historical news, he says. No, not Johnny Polo or Scotty Flamingo. Here he is, making his ECW debut appearance … Raven! Raven gets on the mic and gives Stevie the business for something or other, and he bullies Joey a bit. Quote the Raven, and onto the match…

  • Stevie Richards (w/ Raven) vs. Hack Myers

All Stevie for the beginning. A whole bunch of punching, suplex, snap mare, choking. Once that one one guy who yells “Boring” starts up, Hack hits a sneaky low blow to turn the match around. A whole round of “Shah” punches are capped off by a vicious legdrop on the apron and the COUP DE GRACE. Stevie’s down for the count … BUT WAIT! He slips out of the ring and distracts the referee, and Raven jumps in and kicks Hack’s head in with a loaded boot. Stevie covers for 1-2-3. (4:42) Decent match. **1/2

The weirdness begins as the Public Enemy goes to New York nightclub Club Expo. They’re not on the guest list, but they get by the hapless security guard anyway.

…Ads…

Back at Club Expo, Shane Douglas shows up and he’s got four hot babes with him.

Replay from last week, as Paul Lauria attacks his old friend Mikey Whipwreck. The LITTLE GUY FEUD is coming!

Let’s flip through the “Extreme Encyclopedia” … Sandman (Smokus Brawlerous); Woman (Foxus Greedius), 2 Cold Scorpio (Grapplus Acrobatus). Haha! That was awesome.

At Club Expo, Shane Douglas gets down on the dancefloor with his four babes, who are looking less babely the more we see them. The Franchise is wearing a suit and tie. Why haven’t I seen this before?

…Ads…

At Club Expo, we get more Shane Douglas, now down to an unbuttoned shirt, who spews some classic sexual innueundos.

…(you guessed it) Ads…

Ron Simmons With His Arm In A Sling has a message for Shane Douglas. “When I get out of this sling, it’s all over!” (and other threatening comments).

Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally, we go back to the Arena where 2 Cold Scorpio is in the wrestling ring wearing wrestling gear and it looks like a wrestling match may occur! Here comes Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit. Scorp says it’s his house and decides to go at them 1-on-2. Uhhh, bad idea. Soon enough, Dean and Chris beat him all over the ring until he’s out like a light. As they leave, Sandman walks to the ring for his match with Scorpio, who’s too hurt to wrestle…

  • Sandman (w/ Woman) vs. 2 Cold Scorpio

2 Cold is in no shape to compete, and Sandman slowly dominates the first several minutes with the slowest offense ever. Flying legdrop hits as the fans get bored with this. 2 Cold finally fights back down on the floor and hits a superkick and a flying chairshot from the apron. More chairshots, and a couple minutes later, Scorpio hits a superkick and a moonsault press to win the match. (6:08) Too slow to grab the audience whatsoever. * Benoit and Malenko show up again and tear apart Scorpio some more while Sandman casually walks away, and that’s all folks!

Huh? Wasn’t there supposed to be the Tully Blanchard vs. Shane title match? Did I not hear that correctly on the last episode? These episodes sure have a “less is more; leave them wanting more” approach. I could use a bit more wrestling than what you have here.

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