Sunday, July 22, 2007

ECW on Sci-Fi - 6/19/07

1) Chris Benoit vs. Elijah Burke – 5
2) The Boogeyman vs. Shawn Alexander – 0
3) Tommy Dreamer vs. Kevin Thorn – 4
4) Johnny Nitro vs. Nunzio – 3
5) Marcus Corvon vs. C.M. Punk – 4

Benoit and Burke was very satisfying with some solid grappling and good counters. Benoit climbed up to the top for his flying headbutt but Burke countered with a pair of knees to the head. The finish saw Burke go for the double running knee shot in the corner but Benoit moved and countered and got the win.

Boogeyman destroyed the jobber with two moves and worms. The less said the better.

For the 700th time since January, we saw Dreamer and Thorn fight each other. This time, though, Dreamer not only broke out a jumping front kick but a sunset flip. That’s right, Dreamer broke out a sunset flip for the first time in ages. I’m not sure where they’re going with Thorn. He left the New Breed and looked like he was going to turn face but seems to be stuck in limbo.

Nitro has his first official match as a member of the ECW roster and I’ll be damned if Nunzio didn’t actually get some offense in! Of course, I knew that Nitro was going to win just because Nunzio hasn’t won a match since he’s been on ECW. Nitro introduced an interesting ferris wheel/neckbreaked type move for the finish.

Before the main event, Corvon what was probably the most coherent promo of his career and then went on to have a good match with Punk to close out the show. I was under the impression that Corvon was going to win just so that there could be a heel vs face in the ECW title match at Vengeance. However, Punk got the victory in a solid match to set up what will possibly be the best ECW title match since the resurrection in Benoit vs. Punk.

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