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    I finally watched the ECW pay per view "One Night Stand". I was never into the ECW due to the blood spilling that went on there (real or otherwise). But I have to say that I was very entertained with the show. Some of my favorite parts of the show were during the interviews which were supposedly of the shoot variety. From RVD basicly saying that he is underused in the WWE (something I agree with based on what I saw while I was watching full time) to Paul Hayman telling everyone to hide their wives and girlfriends because Edge is around and telling JBL (Bradshaw) that the only reason he won the belt is bacause HHH didn't want to wrestle Tuesdays. It was pretty entertaining stuff.

    Some of the matches were pretty good as wel. I think that the one which I liked the best was the one with Mike Awsome. I would have said the Dudleys were my favorite match since I am a big Bubba Ray mark (another guy who should have gotten more of a push), but that was a horrible match IMO.

    One more thing, How is it that AJ Styles does not have a job at the WWE announcers table. That man can call matches well and hype the matches to no end.

    Did anyone else see the PPV?
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  • #2
    Originally posted by thebaron
    I finally watched the ECW pay per view "One Night Stand". I was never into the ECW due to the blood spilling that went on there (real or otherwise).
    What do you mean finally? Did you tape it or something, or watch it via iNDEMAND? I bought it the night of the show. These days, I usually only buy good ol' Wrestlemania, but I couldn't miss One Night Stand.

    But I have to say that I was very entertained with the show. Some of my favorite parts of the show were during the interviews which were supposedly of the shoot variety. From RVD basicly saying that he is underused in the WWE (something I agree with based on what I saw while I was watching full time) to Paul Hayman telling everyone to hide their wives and girlfriends because Edge is around and telling JBL (Bradshaw) that the only reason he won the belt is bacause HHH didn't want to wrestle Tuesdays. It was pretty entertaining stuff.
    Well, I was HIGHLY entertained by the show. I knew I would be going in. The problems with "smarks" is that they are cynics and pessimists. They don't know "how" to watch wrestling. If you go in WANTING something, and then don't get it, you are going to be disappointed. Duh. And quite frankly, what smarks want is usually far-fetched and unrealistic. Smarks are the rock snobs of wrestling.

    But me, I went in giving WWE the benefit of the doubt. This is a company that is capable of putting on a good show, that HAS put on good shows. Months ago when the show was first announced, smarks were all over it, saying it'd be a "fake" ECW show and all other kinds of nonsense. Look what happened. The card itself was enough to sell the show. The smarks then cried about the "anti-ECW" teams and how they'd ruin the show. WWE already f'd up big time with the whole WCW/ECW "invasion" four years ago, and I didn't think they'd make the same mistake again. They didn't. The Raw and Smackdown guys' presences added to the show, giving RVD and Paul E. a chance to shoot on them, as you said. The ECW marks went apeshit for that stuff.

    Some of the matches were pretty good as wel. I think that the one which I liked the best was the one with Mike Awsome. I would have said the Dudleys were my favorite match since I am a big Bubba Ray mark (another guy who should have gotten more of a push), but that was a horrible match IMO.
    Everyone liked the Mike Awesome/Masato Tanaka match, but I never liked the matches those two guys put on because they always stretched credulity. Fifty chair shots, twenty power bombs through tables and he kicks out at two! Eh. Don't get me wrong, they went out there and performed, but I just don't like that style. As for the Dudleys vs. Sandman & Tommy Dreamer match...that was what ECW was all about, and that means different things to different people. I didn't care for that match.

    One more thing, How is it that AJ Styles does not have a job at the WWE announcers table. That man can call matches well and hype the matches to no end.
    That's Joey Styles. AJ Styles is a wrestler in TNA, and he just lost the title to Raven this past Sunday on TNA's PPV. On a side note, there is a rumor that TNA will be coming to Spike TV in a Saturday late night slot once WWE leaves to return to USA Network.

    On Joey...he was excellent at One Night Stand. He wasn't very consistent on old ECW shows. Sometimes he'd scream and just go too over the top. But he is much better than modern day Jim Ross and Michael Cole. Joey is a highly successful businessman now, and I doubt WWE could match the money he makes.

    I wasn't too big on the burying of Bischoff. WCW is dead. We know, Vince. Can you shut up about it now?

    I want to kick myself for not taping the PPV, as WWE will no doubt edit the show for DVD release.

    Did you hear about any of the off camera happenings, such as JBL's assault on Blue Meanie?
    Last edited by Dr Maturin; 06-23-2005, 12:25 AM.
    Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
      What do you mean finally? Did you tape it or something, or watch it via iNDEMAND? I bought it the night of the show. These days, I usually only buy good ol' Wrestlemania, but I couldn't miss One Night Stand.

      ...

      Everyone liked the Mike Awesome/Masato Tanaka match, but I never liked the matches those two guys put on because they always stretched credulity. Fifty chair shots, twenty power bombs through tables and he kicks out at two! Eh. Don't get me wrong, they went out there and performed, but I just don't like that style. As for the Dudleys vs. Sandman & Tommy Dreamer match...that was what ECW was all about, and that means different things to different people. I didn't care for that match.
      I watched it via iNDEMAND. I'm with you on the style of the matches. I'm not a big chairshot/tables guy. I would rather see a good clean match focusing on the athleticism of the participants.

      It would have been interesting to see Sandman in his prime, He looked like he came in to the match drunk and was seriously over weight. But to see the fans devotion to him was really amazing.

      Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
      That's Joey Styles. AJ Styles is a wrestler in TNA, and he just lost the title to Raven this past Sunday on TNA's PPV. On a side note, there is a rumor that TNA will be coming to Spike TV in a Saturday late night slot once WWE leaves to return to USA Network.

      On Joey...he was excellent at One Night Stand. He wasn't very consistent on old ECW shows. Sometimes he'd scream and just go too over the top. But he is much better than modern day Jim Ross and Michael Cole. Joey is a highly successful businessman now, and I doubt WWE could match the money he makes.
      My Bad. I knew the difference but my fingers decided to type otherwise. IMO Cole is an embarrassment and JR is like a old baseball announcer that is hanging on for one more season even though it is obvious to all that the can't do play by play anymore. It's really sad to watch. Is Jerry Lawler still doing the commentary on Raw?

      I had a feeling that Joey wasn't as good as he was on the show and since I didn't watch ECW at all when it was around, I am hardly the judge. But I thought he should get his props.

      Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
      Did you hear about any of the off camera happenings, such as JBL's assault on Blue Meanie?
      No, I didn't. Do tell...

      Was Blue Meanie the overweight guy from bWo?
      Last edited by AaronB; 06-23-2005, 04:37 AM.
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      • #4
        Yes, and a few years ago he lost loads of weight and had Jasmine St. Clair as eye candy.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by thebaron
          I watched it via iNDEMAND. I'm with you on the style of the matches. I'm not a big chairshot/tables guy. I would rather see a good clean match focusing on the athleticism of the participants.

          It would have been interesting to see Sandman in his prime, He looked like he came in to the match drunk and was seriously over weight. But to see the fans devotion to him was really amazing.
          What you saw on One Night Stand was what Sandman was like in his prime.

          My Bad. I knew the difference but my fingers decided to type otherwise. IMO Cole is an embarrassment and JR is like a old baseball announcer that is hanging on for one more season even though it is obvious to all that the can't do play by play anymore. It's really sad to watch. Is Jerry Lawler still doing the commentary on Raw?
          Yes, which only adds to the awfulness.

          I had a feeling that Joey wasn't as good as he was on the show and since I didn't watch ECW at all when it was around, I am hardly the judge. But I thought he should get his props.

          No, I didn't. Do tell...

          Was Blue Meanie the overweight guy from bWo?
          Yes. Years ago when he was in WWE, he accidentally ate Bradshaw's food, and Bradshaw hated him from that point on. Everyone says that when the brawl at the end of the show started, JBL went right for Meanie. Meanie had stitches on his head from the other ECW reunion show, Hardcore Homecoming, which had taken place two days before. JBL opened up the stitches. That's why Meanie had blood on his face in the aftermath. Tracy Smothers and others had to pull JBL away in the ring and then again later in the backstage area when he went after Meanie a second time. All because of a food incident seven years ago.

          Speaking of Tracy Smothers, it was awesome to have the entire roster (sans Big Sal E. Graciano) of the Full Blooded Italians come out together. I was pissed how the ECW fans shit all over Rey Mysterio Jr.'s 619 move. They hate anything not pure ECW. As well, Eddie Guerrero's attitude was really shitty that night. He left the show right after his match with Benoit. That's why you didn't see him in the brawl at the end.
          Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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          • #6
            I spoke about a segment that "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Bibiase did where he had a kid try bounce a ball fifteen times for $500. They did a piece on it in the last update at wrestlecrap.com

            http://www.wrestlecrap.com/jotw.html
            Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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            • #7
              The One Night Stand DVD has hit the shelves. And yes, it is censored. Metallica's "Enter Sandman" was edited out of Sandman's entrance due to licensing issues. Another song was, as well. Mike Awesome's, I think. The cussing is still censored.

              The DVD comes with a very "special" feature. John "Bradshaw" Layfield on alternate commentary, where he buries ECW and its former workers. He especially showed disrespect for my favorite wrestler, Lance Storm. I mean, to do it as a work is one thing, but when you say something like, "I heard this is Lance's last match. Is that supposed to be meaningful, or something?" That is going way over the line.

              As an aside, did you know that JBL is married to Meredith Whitney of FNC?
              Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
                The One Night Stand DVD has hit the shelves. And yes, it is censored. Metallica's "Enter Sandman" was edited out of Sandman's entrance due to licensing issues. Another song was, as well. Mike Awesome's, I think. The cussing is still censored.

                The DVD comes with a very "special" feature. John "Bradshaw" Layfield on alternate commentary, where he buries ECW and its former workers. He especially showed disrespect for my favorite wrestler, Lance Storm. I mean, to do it as a work is one thing, but when you say something like, "I heard this is Lance's last match. Is that supposed to be meaningful, or something?" That is going way over the line.

                As an aside, did you know that JBL is married to Meredith Whitney of FNC?
                (in honor of Lance Storm...)
                If I can be serious for a minute...

                I didn't know that he was even married. He is also supposed to be a decent analyist of stocks. I happened to see him one time that he was on CNBC and didn't find him that interesting or insightful.

                Out of curiosity, did they edit the part where Sandman spilled the beer down the lady's top? Of course Mick's comment on that was LOL funny. "It looks like that was cold beer that he used"
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thebaron
                  (in honor of Lance Storm...)
                  If I can be serious for a minute...

                  I didn't know that he was even married. He is also supposed to be a decent analyist of stocks. I happened to see him one time that he was on CNBC and didn't find him that interesting or insightful.
                  He started on FNC and then CNBC hired him as a regular. CNBC fired him because when WWE went to Germany last year, he did "Nazi gestures" at the audience to mock them. That is illegal in Germany. It was all over the media. He said he was just being a heel. I give him the benefit of the doubt.

                  Out of curiosity, did they edit the part where Sandman spilled the beer down the lady's top? Of course Mick's comment on that was LOL funny. "It looks like that was cold beer that he used"
                  Unknown. I myself haven't seen the DVD yet.
                  Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                  • #10
                    In case you were wondering what the Hulkster is up to these days, he has a reality show starting July 10 on VH1. When did the music channels stop showing music videos? I know that I'm dating myself a bit here but...
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                    • #11
                      WWE fired eleven performers today. This comes in the wake of an office sweep last week. My guess is that since they're entering a new fiscal year they want to cut as much spending as possible. When they move to the USA network in a few months, they will not be receiving any ad revenue.
                      Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
                        WWE fired eleven performers today. This comes in the wake of an office sweep last week. My guess is that since they're entering a new fiscal year they want to cut as much spending as possible. When they move to the USA network in a few months, they will not be receiving any ad revenue.
                        Any word on who was cut?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by thebaron
                          Any word on who was cut?
                          Oh yes. Off the top of my head: Dawn Marie (who is pregnant), Charlie Haas, Jackie Gayda, Maven, Akio, Billy Kidman, Matt Morgan, Joy Giovanni, Spike Dudley, Mordecai, Marty Janetty (damn it!), and Kenzo Suzuki.

                          Lots more coming, or so the rumor goes. The Dudley Boyz's contracts are not being renewed, either.
                          Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                          • #14
                            And Earl Hebner gets the axe.

                            You know Bret Hart is happy.

                            http://www.liveaudiowrestling.com/wo....asp?aID=13752
                            Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                            • #15
                              I read that WWE had re-signed Matt Hardy. A lot of smarks must be angry.
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