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I admit it, I was pretty certain that this PPV would bomb. The idea of having WWE superstars like Edge, Randy Orton and Lita on the PPV was weird, especially since this was all about ECW. But I will take my word back, it was an enjoyable show. And I also must admit it that I am disappointed that with all the rumours going around on the internet about a possible Dean Malenko vs Chris Benoit match, it didn't happen.
In all ONS 2006 wasn't as sharp or as crisp as ONS 2005, but WWE did produce a good show even though Tazz couldn't be arsed to wrestle a regular match with Jerry Lawler, but looking at the size of Tazz these days, it's no wonder.
The Super Crazy and Tajiri vs Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke match featured a few good moves but was let down by far too many blown spots and I was dismayed when Big Show came out and destroyed all four men and Big Guido as well. The ECW fans gave him a standing ovation, I couldn't understand why, especially when you consider Show dines on junk food and rarely works out in the gym.
The crowd reaction in the main event featuring John Cena and Rob Van Dam was unforgettable. 100% of the fans were behind RVD and not one was there for Cena. They shouted things at Cena like "You can't wrestle", "Same old s*it" (in reference to his wrestling routine), "F*ck you Cena" and even worse. Still Cena knew this would happen and played his heel role well.
Results from the Hammerstein Ballroom in front of 2,500 fans are as follows: Tazz defeated Jerry Lawler in a quick match. Balls Mahoney defeated Masato Tanaka in a short match, after his excellent match in 2005 with Mike Awesome, this was a waste of Tanaka. Edge, Mick Foley and Lita defeated Terry Funk, Tommy Dreamer and Beulah in a wild, hardcore match. Kurt Angle defeated Randy Orton in a great war. The FBI (Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke) defeated Super Crazy and Tajiri. Sabu and Rey Mysterio ended in a no contest. RVD defeated John Cena to become the ECW champion.
Overall Grade - A
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