Friday, July 7, 2006

WWE vs. ECW - Head to Head

1. Rob Van Dam vs. Rey Mysteiro - 6
2. Jazz vs. Mickey James - 2
3. WWE vs. ECW - 20 Man Battle Royal - 4
4. Tommy Dreamer vs. Edge -3
5. John Cena vs. Sabu - 4

I attended this show live, but it's 4:00AM and I've been up for 22 hours so I'm not going to elaborate on details. RVD and Rey stole the show, in a quick match, where they threw storytelling out the window and just went from one cool spot to the next; a style that suits Van Dam fine, as his tired repertoire of offense induces nausea after 10 minutes or so. It was great to see Jazz back in action, not so great seeing her get beat in 2 minutes.

The battle royal was mostly forgettable; with the minor highlights being Finley's stiffness, some of the bizarre first time in-ring meetings like Tatanka/Credible and Carlito/Sandman, and little else of note. Dreamer and Edge shit all over extreme wrestling by having the most uninspired hardcore match since back when Steve Blackman was beating up the Mean Street Posse on a weekly basis. They brutally botched a spot where Dreamer was supposed to backbody drop Edge off the top turnbuckle through a table -- Edge barely made it over and was inches away from paralysis. The main event was fun but ultimately awful, as they rushed through a match void of any real psychology or skill. Sabu hit his careless trademark spots, Cena further cemented that he's one of the most untalented main event workers in company history, and finally, a screwjob finished topped this bad boy off.

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