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Xavier vs. Little Guido vs. Mikey Whipwreck (ICW The Revolution Continues 1/26/01)

24 May 2018 - 09:15 AM

This comes out of Guido saving Low Ki from an attack by Xavier after his match with Tajiri. Mikey Whipwreck joins after a blown power bomb. Other than that, Xavier looks good here, but the ECW guys feel like they're going through the motions. 


I love Danny Drake on commentary explaining an Irish whip being called that because "it's how you toss them out of the bar when they're closing." 


Whipwreck eliminates Guido with the Whippersnapper. Mikey and Xavier have a decent segment, but then there's a ref bump, and a chair, and holy shit this is a mess. Mikey wins with another Whippersnapper.


Whipwreck gets the ICW title here, although, SPOILER, he gets it back by the end of the night.


Another trainwreck from the ECW guys on these indy shows. 

Steve Corino & Mikey Whipwreck v. Inferno & Reckless Youth (JCW 1/14/01)

21 May 2018 - 10:42 AM

The ECW tour of the indies heats up. This is worked very basic early on. They get into the southern formula in a way that's shockingly... uh, formulaic for a 2001 indy match. Youth does nicely as a dickish heel at points, but this is otherwise really paint by numbers. Corino's in for the hot tag and is throwing dropkicks. Dumb spot where a kickout of a rollup sends Youth all the way through the ropes in a dive onto his partner and manager. There's some really tepid brawling at this point. Youth hits Whipwreck with the belt and gets the pin. Not a particularly exciting way to spend 15 minutes.

Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Super Crazy (ECW 1/13/01)

16 May 2018 - 10:23 AM

So, this is the last ECW show, sadly. Somewhat oddly, ECW ends in the south, far away from Philly. Maybe a metaphor for how far away from things the company had gotten by the end. They're using an odd looking red ring, too. The crowd is big and hot, though. They pop like crazy for the opening sequence. There's a brawling up the aisle sequence that's basically all walking and feels pretty unnecessary. Crazy busts out a pretty nice surfboard into a full nelson. The crowd chants for tables, and the guys go to look for one but can't find it. After that, they go straight to the finish. Match is mostly interesting for the historical circumstances - otherwise, you've seen Crazy v. Tajiri before.



Steve Corino vs. Glamour Boy Shane (IWA PR Hardcore Weekend 12/16/00)

10 May 2018 - 12:31 PM

First time seeing Shane, although the name is pretty familiar. It sounds like Corino may be a surprise replacement for someone (based on the music - Val Venis?). Shane wins a match by forfeit, but Corino attacks him and they have a short match (although the bell keeps ringing, so it might not be a match at all). Corino hits the superkick and Old School Expulsion and does a promo in Spanish. He also steals Shane's belt. Not much to this at all. 

Goldberg v. Shane Douglas (WCW Thunder 12/6/00)

30 April 2018 - 11:51 AM

WCW did a really good job of ripping off Perfect Strangers for Douglas' music. He runs down Nebraska and says he's going to end Goldberg's new streak. He also talks about General Rection, which makes it really hard to take him seriously.


Douglas gets an almost five minute promo, Goldberg gets a three minute entrance, and the match lasts a minute. Shane uses a chain right at the start to get some heat, but Goldberg hits a back suplex. Lex Luger walks out with Goldberg's trainer Sarge in the rack. Momentary distraction before a spear and a jackhammer. Not much to this.