ECW Report (September 30, 2008).

On this week’s episode of ECW from Green Bay, Wisconsin:

Matt Hardy, Mark Henry, the Miz, and John Morrison all talk.   Teddy Long sets up tonight’s main event.

Jack Swagger pins Lenny Lane after a Doctor Bomb.

Mike Knox hits a Knox-out on Tommy Dreamer for the pin.

The team of Mark Henry, the Miz, and John Morrison beat the team of Ricky Ortiz, Evan Bourne, and Matt Hardy after Mark Henry hit the World’s Strongest Slam on Evan Bourne.

Thoughts:

Is Tiffany the only woman on ECW?

Tommy Dreamer continues in his role as mentor to younger talent.  Either on camera, coming to the aid of Lenny Lane.  Or off camera, selling his ass off for Jack Swagger and Mike Knox, thus giving them the opportunity to have more successful careers than Dreamer.  Now, I don’t think Lane will be given a WWE Contract, much like Colin Delaney‘s storyline; but there must be some future star that can be given a rub here.  What about the Smackdown jobbers?  Scotty Goldman or Ryan Braddock would kill to be involved in this feud.  It might even mean that one of them could win a match on TV.

Miz and Morrison continue to be the best tag team in wrestling today.  They’re so good in the ring, and have so much heat that they are now being used to get other people over.  Ricky Ortiz could be a solid goofy midcard level guy for years to come.  Evan Bourne is the new Rey Mysterio, with the possibility of breaking into that main event level.

But what is there to do with Mark Henry after this feud?  Most fans feel that this is as far as he will ever go, and don’t perceive him as a legitimate threat any longer.  Matt Hardy will always be cheered and pushed (at least by the fans).  I think Mark Henry needs to win at No Mercy or else face a career stalling that he may never recover from.

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ECW Moved.

WWE confirmed today in the following press release that beginning Tuesday, September 30, 2008, ECW’s timeslot on Sci-Fi will be moved back one-hour to 9:00 p.m. This is all part of an effort to get their shows a “PG” television rating.

ECW results for June 24, 2008.

A video package is played of last night’s “stage collapse”.

ECW General Manager Theodore Long says that while Vince is in all their prayers, the show must go on.  He then introduces the newest member of ECW – Matt Hardy.

Matt Hardy and CM Punk vs. John Morrison and the Miz.

Move of the night was a double bulldog/high five move performed by Punk and Hardy on Miz and Morrison.

Hornswoggle, who has been hiding under the ring, distracts the Miz.  Hardy hits a Twist of Fate on Morrison for the pin.

Extreme Rules Match:  Kofi Kingston vs. Shelton Benjamin.

Kofi hits a Huracanrana on Shelton, throwing him into a trash can, then hits the Trouble in Paradise for the pin.

During the match it was announced that there will be a supplemental WWE draft on WWE.com tomorrow.

Mike Knox vs. Evan Bourne

Knox hits the Knox-out for the pin.

Big Show joins the announcers for this match.

Kane vs. Mark Henry

Kane falls off the top rope.  Henry picks him up and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the pin.

Babe of the Day – ECW’s Tiffany (Taryn Terrell)

ECW – Who is Tiffany? (Taryn Terrell)

from Rajah.com

World Wrestling Entertainment has signed Playboy model and 2007 Diva Search contestant Taryn Terrell to a developmental contract. She will be moving to Tampa, Florida in the coming weeks to start training at WWE’s only remaining developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.

Taryn Terrell was the fifth contestant booted off WWE’s annual Diva Search competition last year, which was won by Eve Torres.

The 23-year-old Terrell has a long history with Playboy and appeared fully nude in several spreads on their website as well as in the magazine.

ECW Spoilers for June 17, 2008.

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Hornswoggle d. Armando Estrada with the Tadpole Splash. It was purely comedy. Hornswoggle ran away, pulling out a squirt gun and spraying him with water. When he realized that didn’t work, he ran with Armando chasing him. He pulled out a toy mallet and started hitting him with it. He lured him outside where Finlay was hiding underneath the ring with a huge Super Soaker and sprayed him. Finlay may have hit him after that because he rolled him into the ring knocked out so Hornswoggle could give him the Splash.

Layla danced for the crowd, only to stop as the crowd wasn’t giving her any love, even though she dances WAY better than Kelly Kelly. She said that might be the last time they see her dance, and she hopes she gets traded to a brand where the fans could appreciate her.

Evan Bourne d. Matt Striker with the SSP (I’m surprised they brought back the Shooting Star, but it was nice to see it again.) After the Evan Bourne/Matt Striker match, Mike Knox ambushed Bourne and attacked him for “last week” (the night before???)

Kofi Kingston d. Mike Knox via DQ. Shelton was on the offense until he went for his patented screw kick, in which Kofi dodged and hit Mike Knox, who was coming from behind to help out. Knox and Benjamin argued as Kofi went up the ramp.

Like Nando said, Teddy Long gives Finlay and Hornswoggle the Tag Team title fight with Miz and Morrison at Night of the Champions with Finlay nailing him with the shillelagh after Miz asked if Long was serious about giving them the title shot.

CM Punk d. John Morrison with the GTS. As Punk was celebrating in the ring and Morrison was stumbling up the ramp, Miz comes by with an icepack over where Finlay hit him, and says Morrison is still one half of the Tag Team championship.

Teddy Long brings out Big Show and Kane for a “confrontation”. Big Show said they were rivals and tag team partners but at Night of the Champions, he’s going after he wants. Kane said Show knows him and that he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the title, in which Show said he’s a sick, sadistic freak. Mark Henry comes out and says he doesn’t care who’s the champ, after Night of the Champions, he’s going after the champ. After Show and Kane double chokeslam Henry, they continue to argue until the show ends, as both leave to applause.

WWE – ECW taping Results for 6/10.

from PWInsider:
Dark Match:   Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore def. Jason Styles and Brian Cage.

ECW Spoilers from 6/7/08 to air on 6/10/08 from Fresno, California
Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne def. Mike Knox and “The Gold Standard” Shelton Benjamin.  Evan Bourne with a missile dropkick to Mike Knox who was sitting in the middle of the ring.
Victoria def. Kelly Kelly – referee stoppage.  Victoria counters a move from Kelly and tossed her over the ropes onto the mat below.  The bump to floor was sick.
Teddy Long gives Armando his chance to earn his contract tonight.  He will face Finlay and that is next.
Finlay w/ Hornswoggle def. Armando Estrada.  Finlay with the Celtic Cross to Armando.   Teddy Long comes out and gives Armando a second chance.  His second chance will be Colin Delaney.
Colin Delaney def. Armando Estrada.  Delaney with a DDT on Estrada who was still fazed by the Celtic Cross.
Teddy then gives Estrada another chance.  This time it’s against Hornswoggle.
Hornswoggle def. Armando Estrada.  Hornswoggle hits the Tadpole splash on Estrada.   The Estrada dilemma wasn’t explained to the live crowd.   After the match Hornswoggle, Delaney and Finlay celebrate in the ring.  Delaney takes Hornswoggle’s hat and puts it on him, then onto Finlay.  Finlay gets annoyed, then he hits Delaney with the shillelagh.
Mark Henry cuts a promo on Big Show and calls him out.  (Huge “You Suck” chant) Big Show responds.  Henry congratulates Big Show in advance for beating Kane at Night of Champions.  This leads to Henry leaving the ring and the ECW Champion, Kane coming out to confront the Big Show on the ramp way.
Kane and partner vs. The WWE Tag Team Champions, The Miz and John Morrison is next.   The Miz and John Morrison def. Kane and CM Punk to retain The WWE Tag Team Championship. John Morrison with his finisher to Punk for the 1-2-3.