Finlay and Hornswoggle team up to take on Mark Henry and Tony Atlas tonight! What else will happen? I don’t know, let’s tune in to the SciFi network via my DVR and find out!
Full results after the jump!
There’s a “tonight on ECW” video before the intro video. That’s a nice touch. Slammy Award winning announce team Matt Striker and Todd Grisham welcome us, and throw it to ECW Original, Tommy Dreamer in the ring.
For more than 15 years, ECW’s been Tommy’s life. He starts giving an emotional speech but he’s attacked by Vladimir Kozlov. Kozlov says that Matt Hardy is a coward, and that he’s here to challenge him to a match. He then hits a spinebuster on Tommy Dreamer for good measure, and says that it’s Matt Hardy’s future.
With Dreamer out in the middle of the ring, Jack Swagger makes his way out. He hits a defenseless Tommy Dreamer with a falling gutwrench powerbomb
We then get a recap of Miz and Morrison winning Tag Team of the Year.
Jimmy Wang Yang and Kung Fu Naki are in the ring ready for battle as Matt Striker admires his reflection in his Slammy for Announcer of the Year. The two time Slammy Award winners, The Miz and John Morrison make their way out. They not only won Tag Team of the Year, they won Best WWE.com Exclusive as well.
Miz & Morrison vs. Kung Fu Naki & Jimmy Wang Yang
Miz starts off mocking Kung Fu Naki. Naki takes exception and starts using his kung fu on The Miz. Yang gets the tag and continues the offense. Morrison gets tagged in, but Naki & Yang keep the offense. Matt Striker calls Naki and Yang “a couple of young dragons.” For those of you unfamiliar, the Jung Dragons were a WCW stable consisting of Jimmy Yang, Jamie Noble, and Kaz Hayashi. Anyways, Miz and Morrison take control before we go to a…
Miz is in firm control of this match, wearing down Kung Fu Naki when we come back from break. Naki tries to make a comeback, but Miz stop him in his tracks, beating him out of his black belt. Miz and Morrison use their double team slingshot/forearm/elbow drop combination. Morrison yells “sayonara” before hitting a knee in the face and gets a two count. Morrison then tries various submission holds, but Kung Fu Naki will not give up. Naki reverses a suplex attempt into a rollup for a two. Yang gets the hot tag and changes the momentum of this matchup. Miz breaks up a pin attempt, and things get just crazy enough for Morrison to be able to attempt the Moonlight Drive, but Yang reversed it and went for a moonsault. Morrison moved out of the way and hit his springboard kick for the victory!
Backstage, Mark Henry and Tony Atlas are gearing up for action. Atlas asks how he looks? Henry says he doesn’t care. This match isn’t about Tony Atlas. Henry demands to know why his bag isn’t by his locker. Atlas apologizes and Henry says he’ll let it go. He then tells Atlas it’s a shame about his red white and blue ring attire – it’s going to get green all over it when he squashes that Leprechaun later on tonight.
Recap of JBL accepting HBK and Ric Flair’s Match of the Year Slammy last night.
So, for the benefit of those with short attentions spaaaaaaans: Vladimir Kozlov takes out Tommy Dreamer and challenges Matt Hardy to a match.
It’s official, Matt Hardy will take on Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title match.
Speaking of Matt Hardy, he’s backstage. He says that Kozlov called him a coward, because he couldn’t beat the clock a few weeks back on SmackDown. What’s Kozlov going to say when he can’t beat Hardy at all?
I’m the Boogeyman, and I’m comin’ to get ya!
The Boogeyman vs. Scott Green
Scott Green? I think I know who’s going to win this one. The Boogeyman is creepier now than he’s ever been, in my opinion. I don’t think I need to tell you how this match went (save for the surprising “GREEN” chant from one guy), the Boogeyman destroyed the guy.
After the match, Boogeyman regurgitated worms into Mr. Green’s mouth.
Backstage, Finlay and Hornswoggle are hanging out. Finlay tells his kid to listen to him in the ring. Hornswoggle is excited, yelling “come on, come on, come on!”
It’s the main event, and it’s next!
Recap of Chris Jericho winning Superstar of the Year at the Slammys and being chased away by World Heavyweight Champion John Cena.
Mark Henry and Tony Atlas make their way to the ring. I wonder if Atlas ever considered wearing the Saba Simba costume. Finlay and Hornswoggle come out and we’re ready for action.
Mark Henry & Tony Atlas def. Finlay & Hornswoggle
Saba Simba kicks things off with Fit Finlay. There’s a slow start, but Finlay hits Henry on the apron and allows Hornswoggle to hit a Tadpole Splash on Atlas. Henry tosses Finlay out of the ring and goes after Hornswoggle, but Finlay pulls his son out of the ring and sends us to…
Henry is overpowering Finlay when we come back from break. Henry hits a powerslam on Finlay but doesn’t try for a cover. Atlas gets tagged back in, and maintains the offense for his team. The world’s strongest tag team utilize quick tags to their advantage, like any good tag team would do. Hornswoggle begs for a tag on the apron, but even if Finlay wanted to tag him, Mark Henry is too firmly in control of this match. Finlay finally causes some separation, then goes after the legs of the World’s Strongest Man. He hits a DDT for a two count. Henry takes Finlay down, and then bodyslams Hornswoggle, going for the World’s Strongest Splash, but Finlay shoved Hornswoggle out of the way and took the splash himself. Henry then hit the World’s Strongest Slam on Finlay, picking up the victory for his team and ending ECW!
My Thoughts: I’m so sick of Finlay vs. Mark Henry. I said it last week, I’ll say it again today. They’ve also booked a match between the two for Armageddon this Sunday. Ugh. I will say that it wasn’t a horrible match by any means, and I’ll also point out that there was very likely more wrestling in this show than there was on iMPACT last week, which is sad, because this show is only half as long. Ah well. Drowgoddess will be along Friday with her iMPACT review, and I’ll be here Friday night for SmackDown. There’s a slight chance I’ll be at the Armageddon PPV on Sunday, and by a very slight chance, I mean it’s only slightly more likely than JT actually winning the WWE Championship. G’nite, folks!
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