Oh god. ECW December to Dismember 06 was absolutely terrible. I have never seen such a horrid disaster of a pay per view in my life. This PPV wasn't built up well at all and only 2 matches were confirmed before the show began. Overall, it was awful.
1.The Hardys vs. MNM This was the only good match on the card. A damn good one though. The Hardys and MNM really performed their asses off. Not sure why they were wrestling on this show though because none of the 4 were on ECW. Jeff got hit with a nice double flapjack DDT at one point. The finish was incredible. Matt hits a double Twist of Fate off the top turnbuckle, then Jeff hits a double Swanton Bomb for the win. Great match. 8/10.
2.Striker's Rules: Balls Mahoney vs. Matt Striker OK, Balls Mahoney used to be a Hardcore Chair Swingin' Freak and now he competes in an anti-extreme rules match? Striker's Rules meant no eye gouging, hair pulling, moves off the top rope, or foul language. Balls wins after a spinebuster. Boring match. 3/10.
-Backstage segment- Sabu is depicted as "injured" backstage and unable to compete in the elimination chamber. Now his spot will be filled by HARDCORE HOLLY. What the hell was Vince thinking?
3.Elijah Burke and Sylvester Terkay vs. The F.B.I. Out of all the unannounced undercard matches this was probably the best one. Burke is nice to watch in the ring. However, they actually had Terkay perform a Muscle Buster in this match! Um, hello? Samoa Joe's finisher? Burke gets the pin after an Elijah Experience. OK. 4/10.
4.Daivari vs. Tommy Dreamer It is sad to see Tommy Dreamer, beloved by ECW fans, be utilized as a jobber. Daivari wins a quick match with a roll-up. The Great Khali then hits Dreamer with a Khali Bomb after the match. This show is quickly going downhill. 2/10.
5.Intergender Tag Team match: Kevin Thorn and Ariel vs. Mike Knox and Kelly Kelly Dumb match with this retarded storyline about Mike Knox being jealous of Kelly Kelly liking CM Punk or something. Knox walks out on Kelly, leaving her to be defeated by Ariel. Thorn and Ariel go to attack Kelly, but then the Sandman comes out to attack Thorn with his singapore cane. The Sandman thing came out of no where and the match sucked. 2/10.
6.Extreme Elimination Chamber for the ECW World Championship: The Big Show(c) vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk vs. Test vs. Hardcore Holly The match already started off on a sour note after it was confirmed that Hardcore Holly was replacing Sabu. It began with Holly and RVD which wasn't too bad. CM Punk enters third and at this point the match was at its height. He brings in a steel chair, which was the only weapon really used. Punk performed many high flying moves and him and RVD used the chair well. RVD got bloodied after being thrown head first through the chair set up in one of the corners. Test entered 4th with a crowbar at which point the match went downhill fast. Test used the crowbar well at first but it was quickly tossed aside. Then RVD hits a 5-star frog splash to eliminate Punk. What?? The crowd favorite CM Punk is the first one out? Test eliminates Holly immediately after following a Big Boot. Then RVD gets thrown off the top of a pod, then Test hits an elbow drop from the top of a pod onto RVD, who had a steel chair across his chest. This was fine, but we are then treated to a one minute period during which Test was just standing around waiting for the next guy. You NEVER do this in an elimination chamber. Lashley is supposed to enter third, but his pod is locked. So he uses his table to break through his pod and climb out through the top. But he left the table inside and it wasn't used for the rest of the match! Lashley then eliminates Test after a spear, then there is ANOTHER ONE MINUTE PERIOD WITH NO WRESTLING! Big Show enters last with a barbed wire baseball bat, but al he did was try to hit Lashley with it a few times, with Lashley using the chair to block it. The bat wasn't used again. A nice spot featured Lashley throwing Big Show through a pod. Lashley wins the match and the title after a spear. In the end, it was a decent match with awful booking. Watch the first half of it for great wrestling from RVD and CM Punk. 6/10.
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