TEN YEARS AFTER: ECW on Sci-Fi (06.19.07)
ECW on Sci-Fi
June 19, 2007
Since Bobby Lashley was drafted over to RAW as the ECW world champ, the title was vacated. Tonight, we will see CM Punk battle Marcus Cor Von while Chris Benoit will meet Elijah Burke where the winners of those two matches will square off at Vengeance: Night of Champions to find us a *new* ECW world champion.
LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR! Your hosts are Joey Styles and Tazz. (VIDEO INCLUDED BELOW~!)
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The 100 Greatest WWE Matches of the Decade: 2004
- The Rumble Match – (Royal Rumble 2004)
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The Rise and Fall of ECW — Disc One
The Rise and Fall of ECW — Disc One
Released by WWF: November 16, 2004
Matt’s review of The Rise and Fall of WCW inspired me to do more of a play-by-play review for the documentary instead of the three paragraphs I had previously. Sort of an abridged ECW history according to this WWE-produced release. While the WCW documentary goes only about 90 minutes, the much shorter history of ECW is given almost a whopping three hours! No justice, right, WCW fans? Read the rest of this entry
WWE Cruiserweight Title History
|Taka Michinoku||Brian Christopher||12/7/1997||IYH:
|Christian Cage||Taka Michinoku||10/18/1998||Judgment Day|
|Gillberg||Christian Cage||11/17/1998||Raw is War|
|Dean Malenko||Essa Rios||3/13/2000||Raw is War|
|Scotty 2 Hotty||Dean Malenko||4/17/2000||Raw is War|
|Dean Malenko (2)||Scotty 2 Hotty||4/27/2000||Smackdown|
|Crash Holly||Dean Malenko||3/13/2001||HeAt|
|Jerry Lynn||Crash Holly||4/29/2001||HeAt|
|Jeff Hardy||Jerry Lynn||6/7/2001||Smackdown!|
|X-Pac||Jeff Hardy||6/25/2001||Raw is War|
|Tajiri||X-Pac||8/6/2001||Raw is War|
|Tajiri (2)||Billy Kidman||10/22/2001||Raw|
|Billy Kidman (2)||Tajiri||4/4/2002||Smackdown!|
|Tajiri (3)||Billy Kidman||4/21/2002||Backlash|
|Jamie Noble||The Hurricane||6/23/2002||King of the Ring|
|Billy Kidman (3)||Jamie Noble||11/17/2002||Survivor Series|
|Matt Hardy||Billy Kidman||2/23/2003||No Way Out|
|Rey Mysterio||Matt Hardy||6/3/2003||Smackdown!|
|Tajiri (4)||Rey Mysterio||9/25/2003||Smackdown!|
|Rey Mysterio (2)||Tajiri||1/1/2004||Smackdown!|
|Chavo Guerrero||Rey Mysterio||2/15/2004||No Way Out|
|Chavo Classic||Chavo Guerrero||5/20/2004||Smackdown!|
|Rey Mysterio (3)||Chavo Classic||6/17/2004||Smackdown!|
|Spike Dudley||Rey Mysterio||7/29/2004||Smackdown!|
|Funaki||2/20/2005||No Way Out|
|Paul London||Chavo Guerrero||3/31/2005||Smackdown!|
|Nunzio (2)||Juventud||11/15/2005||Rome, Italy|
|Gregory Helms (2)||Kid Kash||1/29/2006||Royal Rumble|
|Gregory Helms||2/18/2007||No Way Out|
: This was a tournament final.
: After Survivor Series, the WWF Light Heavyweight title would be abandoned, as the WCW Cruiserweight title becomes adopted by the WWF. After the draft on March 25, 2002, the title becomes exclusive to Smackdown.
: This was a triple-threat match which also involved Billy Kidman.
: This was a triple-threat match which also featured Spike Dudley.
: This was a six-man Cruiserweight Open which also involved Paul London, Akio, Shannon Moore and Spike Dudley.
: London won an eight-man battle royal to win the title.
: This was a six-man Cruiserweight Open which also featured Funaki, Jamie Noble, Nunzio and Paul London. Helms, who was part of the Raw roster, moved to Smackdown after winning the title.
: This was an 8-man Cruiserweight Open which also involved Daivari, Shannon Moore, Funaki, Jamie Noble, Jimmy Wang Yang and Scotty 2 Hotty.
: On September 28, 2007, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero stated that Hornswaggle’s status as Mr. McMahon’s (kayfabe) son and his dimunitive stature would eventually jeopardize his well-being. On March 4, 2008, the WWE put the title on the retired section with the other past titles.
Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com