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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Tonight's Episode Of 'ECW On Sci Fi' Is In The Books

The lowdown from Youngstown, Ohio's Chevrolet Centre (the first wrestling program to emanate from the city in more than twelve-years):

- Tony Chimel stood in for Justin Roberts, if you care about such things.

- The Boogeyman fustigated Jesse Guilmette. Guilmette had a decent look to him, but he wasn't given anything, nor was he around long enough for me to get a good read on him. Top-rope splash, pin, worms. Matt Striker made a post-match appearance, baiting Boogey, so Big-Daddy-V could execute a sneak attack (made easier by the lack of heat for anything after Boogey's initial appearance). What reeks? Oh, I just smell a new match for 'SummerSlam.'

- A commercial seemed to indicate we'd learn the identity of Mr. McMahon's illegitimate child on next week's episode of RAW. Somehow, I doubt that.

- Elijah Burke defeated Tommy Dreamer. Not quite a squash, but not much more. 'Elijah Express' and pin. Burke's still cool, and all, but I sure do miss him as leader of The New Breed.

- Joey Styles interviewed John Morrison, who still ain't worried about CM Punk (but, of course, he couldn't just say that in those words).

- The Miz (accompanied by Extreme Exposé) again defeated Balls Mahoney. You could actually hear three or four people chanting, "TNA," during some of this. Miz quickly (although not quickly enough, as this wasn't pretty, and I'm sure you can guess why) hit his neckbreaker thingy (I forget what it's called and don't care to learn), then scored the pin. On more than one occasion, Kelly Kelly seemed to feel bad for Mahoney. Believe me, she wasn't the only one.

- Styles interviewed Punk, who also had nothing of substance to say, but he got through it a lot faster than Morrison.

- Styles tried to interview Stevie Richards, but Richards was jumped by Kevin Thorn. Mike Rotunda and Arn Anderson were among those who made the save.

- 'Fifteen-Minutes of Fame': Punk defeated Morrison (with about five-seconds to spare), earning a 'SummerSlam' shot at the ECW title. In my opinion, nowhere near either man's usual level. One (or both) of them really got lost at about the five-and-a-half-minute mark. Morrison then missed a corkscrew senton (which wouldn't have hit, even if Punk hadn't moved out of the way) and failed to properly escape from a late count. The latter caused Tazz to improvise (which is rarely a good thing) and question whether or not the referee had made a mistake. Still, this (especially the last couple of minutes) had more heat than anything else on the show (but that ain't sayin' much), even with no one but those TNA fans even attempting to chant Punk's name.

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