A Sad Way to Portray WWE's ECW brand on it's only pay per view
Brands like Raw and SmackDown get their own pay per views, but once ECW was released as a third brand we were awaiting the day it got it's own special event. In tradition to the December to Dismember 1995 original ECW event we get this horrible event that gives the new ECW and even the original ECW a bad name.
Match 1: The Hardys vs MNM - This was the only match that was watchable on this lame event. The Hardys put on a fantastic performance against MNM. Both teams have a man from Raw and a man from SmackDown, which really makes it sad that Raw and SmackDown guys can out perform ECW talent on their own event. Johnny Nitro really shined over Joey Mercury in this match, possibly leaning more towards a huge singles push for him. In the end The Hardys take the win, predictable but a fantastic match.
Match 2: Balls Mahoney vs Matt Striker - Striker can be a decent wrestler, but Balls on the other hand is more of a hardcore guy. His wrestling skills are terrible to say the least. Well we see Striker in the beginning make his own match rules and stating that this match will be held under 'Striker's Rules'. Well Striker the truth it that we would rather see 'Extreme Rules'. Balls in the end fights off all of Striker's rules to pick up the win in the end.
Match 3: Sylvester Terkay & Elijah Burke vs The Full Blooded Italians - Nunzio and Tony Mamaluke just fell into this crap squash match. This could have really been their time to shine in the new ECW, but they get squashed pretty good by Terkay & Burke. Terkay for one isn't interesting, Burke on the other hand is a good wrestler. This match in particular was his worst. This had no excitement added to it at all. Burke and Terkay win. Tremendously lame match.
Match 4: Daivari with The Great Khali vs Tommy Dreamer - Just like Balls Mahoney, Tommy Dreamer is a better hardcore wrestler instead of regular mat wrestler. Daivari is strangely dominating the whole time. Dreamer tries to fight back, but Daivari takes the cheating win with a hand full of tights roll up on Dreamer. After the match Khali slams Dreamer on the stage. Dreamer is an ECW Original, he shouldn't be getting owned by small guys like Daivari like this.
Match 5: Kevin Thorn & Ariel vs Mike Knox & Kelly Kelly - The worst match of the night and possibly of 2006. These four have absolutely no wrestling ability. Knox and Thorn really stunk it up for most of the match with lame, botched maneuvers. Kelly Kelly and Ariel are hot, but they didn't do anything exciting when they took their turn in the ring. In the end Thorn & Ariel get the win. Thorn goes to attack Kelly, but surprisingly Sandman makes the save. The crowd goes wild for it, but honestly Sandman should have been in the main event replacing guys like Test or Hardcore Holly instead of doing this crap.
Match 6: Big Show (c) vs Rob Van Dam vs Test vs CM Punk vs Bobby Lashley vs Hardcore Holly in the Extreme Elimination Chamber Match for the ECW Championship - Sadly this was a horrible main event. Entertaining guys like Rob Van Dam and CM Punk left way to early in my book and that really made the fans turn their head. Test is a crap wrestler and so is Hardcore Holly, who shouldn't even have been in this match. They shot a poor promo showing Sabu being taken out backstage. So basically Heyman awards Hardcore Holly with Sabu's spot. That was complete crap, Sabu would have ruled this match. Heyman told reporters that his vision was to see CM Punk with the title raised over his head in the end instead of Lashley, which I would have loved to see go down. Instead Lashley takes the win much to the displeasure of the ECW fans. Lashey never even earned this. The guy is a horrible wrestler and will sadly go on to have a 500 day run as ECW Champion, because that is Vince's vision. CM Punk would have been my candidate to take the gold, but Vince really thinks like a jack@$$ sometimes.
Poor event, poor matches. All of it equaled to the worst pay per view of all time.
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