They actually start with some wrestling and Spike gets the better of his opponent. Sabu can’t outwrestle Spike so resorts to punching him instead. He kicks him to the floor and goes to whip him into the guard rail however he reverses it. Spike sets up a table on the outside but Sabu is back to his feet, and this time it’s his turn to hurl Spike into the guard rails. Cannonball off the apron to the floor from Spike. He unloads with forearms and the crowd start a ‘use the table’ chant. Irish whip to the corner, Spike comes charging in, Sabu moves and Spike goes shoulder first into the ringpost. Sabu brings a table into the ring and clotheslines Spike onto it. He heads up the turnbuckles but isn’t quite quick enough and Spike snapmares him to the canvas. Acid Drop attempt, Sabu blocks it and slams Spike hard on the table. The table had collapsed on one of its legs at this point so was only half up, and Sabu slammed Spike on the section of table above the upright leg. The table therefore doesn’t break and it’s an awful looking bump that Spike takes. As he’s writhing in agony the caring audience start chanting ‘you fucked up!’ at them both! Sabu props up a table in the corner and levels Spike with a chair. He lies him on the table and a running jumping legdrop off the chair puts Spike through it. Triple jump moonsault for two. Sabu goes for it again, but Spike hooks his leg tripping him, and he crashes head first into the chair. A whistle blowing Bill Alfonso is out and he throws a chair to Spike who launches it into Sabu’s face. A chair shot off the top to the grounded Sabu only brings a one as he’s able to get his foot over the bottom rop. Irish whip reversal, Spike goes chest first into the turnbuckle and Sabu with a springboard leg lariat. Arabian moonsault for two. As Sabu is setting up another table Spike schoolboys him for a near fall. He blocks the Acid Drop and Spike with a neckbreaker. Spike telegraphs a backdrop and Sabu clothesline him onto the table again. Legdrop off the top and Sabu gets the three.
Not enjoying the Sabu rewatch at all, and I’m finding this dated and to have aged badly (compared say to the Tajiri/Guido/Crazy stuff which I’m liking a hell of a lot). Another dreadful ECW crowd who only wanted to see chair shots and tables being broken. Seriously, ‘use the table’ and ‘you fucked up’ (after Spike looked to be in absolute agony)? How disrespectful can you be? The most interesting part of the match for me was the opening when they actually did some wrestling. What happened to Bill Alfonso too? He makes his entrance down the aisle, throws Spike a chair and then is gone?