Board 8 > Extremely Crappy Wrestling (1996 TEW diary)

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Tom Bombadil
11/02/18 6:34:40 AM
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In 1996, the internet was still young and fresh, and a site named Wrestlecrap had taken the wrestling fandom by storm.

Also ECW had money troubles.

These two circumstances somehow resulted in Tod Gordon challenging R.D. Reynolds to do better, and relying on his, uh, incredible financial muscle to bail out the company. Don't worry about it too much man, I scrapped my original backstory of Great Power Uti taking over USWA through an email scam.

((I will probably do predictions because that seems good at keeping people engaged! Please be forewarned that I know virtually nothing about actual ECW, so if you are expecting anything realistic or fitting in with existing lore, you're gonna be sad))
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STElNER
11/02/18 7:56:03 AM
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i'd like to log my own TEW stuff somewhere but there's no all purpose TEW topic and i probably wouldn't update enough to justify its own topic - can i dump some in here?
Tom Bombadil
11/02/18 8:08:41 AM
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oh sure

the 1006-verse topic would also probably work
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Tom Bombadil
11/02/18 8:42:56 AM
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to illustrate the "ECW" you guys are in for

I changed New Jack's picture to John Cena's because I didn't wanna look at blood
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Tom Bombadil
11/02/18 11:59:48 AM
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NEWS
-Dances With Dudley likes larger opponents
-NJPW Wrestling World gets B (ME: Mutoh d. Hashimoto to retain)
-WWC Insult to Injury I gets D+ (ME: Invader #1 d. Castillo Jr. for the vacant title)
-Beginning of game articles: HBK featured, Hogan highest paid at 75k/mo, Paul Wight (oh no, it's one of THOSE mods) interviewed by fitness mag, Beulah McGillicutty most searched woman
-AAA installs Konnan as figurehead
-WWF teams Phatu and Bob Holly as The Dynamite Express
-Fatu d. Moretti for the APW title
-WWC removes Colon as figurehead
-WAR teams Jericho and Jado
-USWA teams Jesse James and Smothers as Team Pillage
-Akira Hokuto sidelined for a month
-Tenryu removed as WAR figurehead :(
-Raw gets B+ (ME: Sid d. Bret by DQ)
-NJPW gets B (ME: Mutoh d. Liger)
-Nitro gets B- (ME: Giant/Bubba d. Road Warriors by DQ)
-WCW Saturday Night gets B- (ME: Bubba d. Flair)
-AJPW gets C+ (ME: Honda d. Williams)
-Superstars gets C+ (ME: Phatu/Holly d. Ringmaster/HHH by DQ)

PREDICT IT!
ECW House Party

Pre-show: Rotten v. Saturn
(2) Tag Titles: Jack+Whipwreck (c) v. Public Enemy v. Headhunters
(2) Team AAA (Rey/Juvy/Konnan) v. The Flock (Raven/Stevie/Meanie)
(2) #1 Contender: Sabu v. Scorpio v. Douglas
(3) ECW Title Stretcher: Sandman (c) v. Del Ray
BONUS (2): What non-wrestler will make a big impact?

Tiebreaker: What GRADE (not number) will the show get?

I'm still figuring out how prediction prizes are gonna work here. ECW runs two big events a month in this mod (not sure whether I'll stick to that?) which means very fast cycles, which probably means modest prizes. Also thinking of having the points of the losers carry over to next cycle so you have an incentive to keep going even if you're not gonna win. Thoughts?

Roster is gonna shake up a bit so I'm not going to post a roster YET but it's coming
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Tom Bombadil
11/03/18 7:51:07 AM
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this is an inauspicious start lol

Plans in the previous game:
-Arn Anderson would be able to wrestle again in a few months, and he, Flair, Tully, and ??? would've formed the Horsemen.
-PARKAMANIA were going to win the tag belts next PPV, fulfilling Lopen's prize and hopefully cementing Parka as a key midcarder. Probably would've eventually dropped them to a heel turning Future Perfect (maybe they'd become the West Texas Rednecks and have the "rap is crap" thing against Atlas?)
-Jake was gonna get fired eventually for wellness, and thus I wasn't gonna put him in a title feud or long-term angle. But I still like the dude so he would've kept getting mostly-irrelevant-but-still-high-profile stuff.
-The Killer Bees were going to show up in a week or two.
-Might've eventually unified the NWA and WWF titles or done a brand split. Didn't have specific plans to get the belts off Flair or Ventura in the meantime. Flair especially might've wound up with a reign long enough for the Horsemen angle to happen in conjunction with a heel turn....or he might've just left for MACW to whom he had loyalty.
-Sting and Vampiro were in development, and some other guys that I don't remember.
-Would've kept trying to get Steamboat and Tenryu into the main event. Tenryu getting a shot at Flair next PPV would've helped.
-Maybe someday HBK and the Harts would've gotten over. Vader was doing okay.
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Maniac64
11/03/18 8:03:48 AM
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Saturn
PE
AAA
Douglas
Sandman
Heyman
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eaedwards6400
11/03/18 1:17:16 PM
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Pre-show: Saturn
(2) Public Enemy
(2) The Flock (Raven/Stevie/Meanie)
(2) #1 Contender: Douglas
(3) ECW Title Stretcher: Sandman (c)
BONUS (2): What non-wrestler will make a big impact? Heyman

Tiebreaker: What GRADE (not number) will the show get?
B
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Maniac64
11/04/18 8:57:13 AM
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Tiebreaker C-
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5tarscream
11/04/18 9:06:24 AM
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ECW House Party

Pre-show: Saturn
(2) Tag Titles: Jack+Whipwreck (c)
(2) The Flock (Raven/Stevie/Meanie)
(2) #1 Contender: Sabu
(3) ECW Title Stretcher: Sandman (c)
BONUS (2): What non-wrestler will make a big impact?
Heyman

Tiebreaker: What GRADE (not number) will the show get? C-
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Tom Bombadil
11/05/18 10:26:29 AM
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Probably this afternoon

I'll throw a one time tag for
@Lopen
@Eddv
@TheSultanOfSlam
@IhatethisCPU
@GTM
@paulg235

just in case they are interested and haven't seen it
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Lopen
11/05/18 11:27:23 AM
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Oh neat. Tag.

I'll predict a bit later.
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IhatethisCPU
11/05/18 12:16:40 PM
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Pre-show: Rotten v. Saturn
(2) Tag Titles: Headhunters
(2) Team AAA (Rey/Juvy/Konnan)
(2) #1 Contender: Scorpio
(3) ECW Title Stretcher: Sandman (c)
BONUS (2): What non-wrestler will make a big impact? Heyman.

Tiebreaker: What GRADE (not number) will the show get? D+
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TheSultanOfSlam
11/05/18 2:48:16 PM
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Pre-show: R Saturn
(2) Tag Title sPublic Enemy
(2) flock
(2) #1 Contender: Sabu
(3) ECW Title Stretcher: Sandman (c)
BONUS (2): What non-wrestler will make a big imp Heyman

Tiebreaker: What GRADE (not number) will the show get?

C-
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paulg235
11/05/18 4:22:39 PM
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I'll pass on this one. Have fun.
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Tom Bombadil
11/05/18 6:48:50 PM
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ECW House Party
Fri 1, 1/96

Pre-show: Perry Saturn d. Axl Rotten (D)

Your tag champs (Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck) open the show. They are the heart and soul of ECW, and they're gonna be here long after Public Enemy and the Headhunters move on! (C+) 3-way elimination tag for the titles follows, with both Public Enemy and The Headhunters challenging. Headhunters knock off Public Enemy after putting them through their own table, but Jack and Mikey are able to beat them down for the win afterwards. (C; Jack carried it) The Pitbulls are WATCHING BACKSTAGE because they're here to stay too! (D+)

Rey Misterio Jr, Juventud Guerrera, and Konnan form somewhat of a motley crew against Raven's Nest. (Raven, Stevie Richards, and Blue Meanie) The luchadores have obvious talent, but there's tension between Konnan and the faces, whereas Raven's little cult is a well-oiled machine. The heels are eventually able to ground and pound the Mexicans for the win. (D+; Meanie struggled) Konnan storms backstage, Juvy is selling on the outside, and Rey is all alone with the Nest! They surround young Misterio, and start working him over....Tommy Dreamer comes running down! He sends the Nest scattering with a kendo stick before the beatdown can intensify. (D)

We have a second three-way elimination match tonight, and this one is for #1 Contendership! Sabu, Too Cold Scorpio, and Shane Douglas are all looking for a shot. Scorpio is out first, eliminated by Douglas. Sabu has Douglas down...out comes Bill Alfonso, in a suit! He chokes Sabu out from behind! Douglas is able to find his feet, and put Sabu away as a result! (C+; Sabu carried, Douglas struggled; Alfonso's Anti-Hardcore got Poor) Paul Heyman comes out to confront Alfonso about getting involved, but Alfonso tells Heyman he's not in charge anymore, and leaves with Douglas. (C-)

The World Title itself will be defended in a Stretcher match, as Sandman faces challenger Jimmy Del Ray. A disappointingly weak brawl ensues, and Sandman retains after Del Ray gets a thorough caning. (E+; Sandman: "Putting me in a Brawl Based match does not play to my strengths")

OVERALL: D (R.D. Reynolds' road agent-ing penalized every match)

Axl Rotten (twice) and Raven and Meanie have all been fined for wrestling while high. Sandman has been fined for wrestling while drunk. All are on strike one. This is gonna be a long game.

5tar: 8/10 (C-)
eaed: 8/10 (B)
Sultan: 6/10
Maniac: 5/10
CPU: 3/10

5tar's prize is going to disqualify him from a lot of upcoming bonii, so I think I will give him three points and call it good. I AM going with rolling over points from cycle to cycle, just as an experiment. That means that, at the start, we have:

eaed: 8/10
Sultan: 6/10
Maniac: 5/10
5tar: 3/0
CPU: 3/10
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Tom Bombadil
11/05/18 7:07:43 PM
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NEWS
-WAR Cities Crumble gets C- (ME: Hamaguchi/Araya d. Koshinaka/Fuyuki)

-Woman damages Beulah's rental car
-Jeff Jones pulls a tasteless rib
-Sandman picks a fight with meanie

Tom Bombadil posted...
This is gonna be a long game.

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Maniac64
11/05/18 7:17:59 PM
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So many fines already lol.

And what are you supposed to do with Sandman if not brawl?
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Tom Bombadil
11/05/18 7:18:27 PM
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Hardcore, I guess

which will be tough to get past the censors
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5tarscream
11/05/18 7:41:36 PM
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This is why I was never a huge ECW fan. They had undeniable talent and I appreciate what they did in a time when they couldn't compete financially they found a market and went with it. I just don't really rate any of their top guys. Except Foley and Raven. I'm thinking it won't be long before a bi roster overhaul and image overhaul happens in the land of Extremely Crappy Wrestling.
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Tom Bombadil
11/05/18 8:33:43 PM
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I'm trying not to COMPLETELY turn it into generic indy tew fed #239487293847

....but I don't really have the ECW soul and probably half these guys are gonna get fired for behavior/substance issues inside of two months >_>
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Lopen
11/05/18 8:39:19 PM
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Yeah Brawl/Hardcore's interaction in TEW is one of my biggest peeves.

Honestly "Hardcore" should basically be similar to how Flashiness is for Aerial. Like if you can Brawl you can do a Hardcore match and vice versa, pretty much.
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Pirate_Harris
11/06/18 5:00:14 AM
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*insert Jerry lawler laugh*
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eaedwards6400
11/06/18 7:45:32 AM
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Oh god. You really may be making a generic indy fed.
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Tom Bombadil
11/06/18 6:54:35 PM
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Hardcore TV
Wk. 1, 1/96

Buh Buh Ray v. Douglas
911 v. ???
(2) Sandman/Dreamer v. Richards/Meanie
(2) BONUS: Who is the ??? 5tar is ineligible. (HINT: He's almost a Tombooking tradition at this point)
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5tarscream
11/06/18 7:27:24 PM
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Douglas
???
(2) Sandman/Dreamer

Is Benoit still removed from this game? Pretty sure him and Eddie where ECW at some point
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Lopen
11/06/18 7:28:50 PM
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Buh Buh Ray
???
Richards/Meanie
(2) BONUS: Who is the ??? 5tar is ineligible. La Parka
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Tom Bombadil
11/06/18 8:39:47 PM
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5tarscream posted...
Is Benoit still removed from this game? Pretty sure him and Eddie where ECW at some point


y'know I was just thinking about this earlier but forgot to check, and now I'm on the booking screen so I still can't check (guess that's a free hint it's not him lol)
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eaedwards6400
11/06/18 9:16:53 PM
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Buh Buh Ray
????
Sandman/Dreamer

La Parka
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TheSultanOfSlam
11/06/18 9:50:10 PM
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Douglas
La parka
Sandman dreamer
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Lopen
11/07/18 12:41:23 AM
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I should've guessed last everyone's stealin my La Parka intel
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5tarscream
11/07/18 4:39:42 AM
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The Chairman of the Board.

Lopen should be honorary Chairman of the Board8. imo.
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eaedwards6400
11/07/18 8:34:27 AM
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I wish I had guessed before you because Tom Bolo staple is clearly La Parka lol
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IhatethisCPU
11/07/18 9:09:43 AM
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Buh Buh Ray
La Parka
(2) Sandman/Dreamer
(2) La Parka

Also La Parka rules, so Tom is right to have him as a staple
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TheSultanOfSlam
11/07/18 3:41:47 PM
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Lopen posted...
I should've guessed last everyone's stealin my La Parka intel


Tbh yes lol
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Tom Bombadil
11/08/18 6:29:06 PM
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<_>
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Maniac64
11/08/18 7:45:31 PM
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I would have voted La Parka anyway. I will never forget the murder mystery story in Tom's first one of these (or at least an old one)

Buh buh ray
???
Sandman/Dreamer

La Parka
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Tom Bombadil
11/08/18 7:52:43 PM
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that is probably my all-time favorite EWR/TEW storyline I've done
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Tom Bombadil
11/09/18 9:24:38 PM
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I even brought Haguile in for a consult
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Tom Bombadil
11/11/18 11:54:33 AM
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The closest I have come to living up to lopen and russo
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Tom Bombadil
11/12/18 4:47:39 PM
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nobody solved it
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Maniac64
11/13/18 7:19:28 AM
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I at least figured out the La Parka isn't dead twist and won the prediction from it.
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Tom Bombadil
11/14/18 12:49:18 PM
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better than Santino!
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Tom Bombadil
11/15/18 1:34:22 PM
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I don't understand the current purge rate
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Tom Bombadil
11/16/18 11:23:24 AM
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I don't understand life
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Tom Bombadil
11/17/18 5:05:58 PM
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I don't understand the universe
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Maniac64
11/17/18 5:11:09 PM
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It's a confusing place
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5tarscream
11/18/18 9:22:35 AM
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Soooo when does Not La Parka debut
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Tom Bombadil
11/19/18 9:05:10 AM
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lunchtime!

but the 24h mark will hit before then so have a bump anyway
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Tom Bombadil
11/19/18 11:09:03 AM
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ECW Hardcore TV
Wk. 1, 1/96

Pre-show: RVD/Rotten d. Gangstas (D; Rotten and Jack wasted)

Shane Douglas is out to talk about how great a #1 Contender he is, but Too Cold Scorpio and Sabu interrupt him. He only won with Alfonso's help, so he shouldn't get too cocky! (C+) Buh Buh Ray Dudley faces off with the new #1 Contender, and gets some surprising levels of offense in. Douglas even goes through a table at one point, but that's not enough to keep him down, and he gets the win eventually. (D+) Douglas is joined by Bill Alfonso in the ring. Alfonso talks up Douglas for a sec before being interrupted by Paul Heyman. Heyman wants to know where Bill Alfonso gets off, butting into the title match like that. Alfonso says it's WILLIAM Alfonso now. The Network does not appreciate all this ultraviolence and Extreme-ness, and have appointed him in charge of cleaning up ECW's act. Heyman had best get in line, because Shane Douglas is going to be the new face of ECW! (D+)

911 is in the ring to face the debuting....Chavo Guerrero Jr.! He swaggers out to the ring as the announcers play up the Guerrero legacy. He fails to really impress, although that's more a reflection on his opponent than anything. Chavo goes over. (D-) Taz (who is not suited to his "Machine" gimmick) talks intensely about all the people around here that he's gonna suplex. (C) Our main event sees Sandman and Dreamer team up against Richards and Meanie of the Flock. Despite heavy interference from Raven, the faces go over. Canings for everyone! (D; Meanie wasted) Meanwhile, Jack and Whipwreck are attacked backstage by the Headhunters! (D)

Overall: D SUCCESS not enough hot chixx

Axl Rotten has been fired for his third violation (in three shows, which takes talent!) of the EXTREME Wellness Policy.

Hardcore TV has moved to Wednesdays


NEWS
-New WWF feuds: Taker v. Razor, Diesel v. Bulldog, HBK v. Bret
-AJPW get Tiger Mask
-Lance Storm has torn a ligament
-Villano V has ruptured a triceps tendon
-BCW get Albano
-WCPW, APW get Dutch Mantell
-WWC get Ellering, Luna Vachon, Leilani Kai
-NWC get Ellering
-NAASW get Luna Vachon
-USWA get Kai
-MEWF, SSW get Muraco
-Harley Race gets the book for PWA
-Hot Property Mark Henry
-Raw gets B (ME: Razor/Sid no contest)
-Nitro gets C+ (ME: Road Warriors d. Giant/Sullivan)

Scorpio slanders Jeff Jones
Hughes misses an agent meeting


5tar: 4/4
eaed: 3/4
Sultan: 3/4
Maniac: 3/4
CPU: 3/4
Lopen: 1/4

Okay La Parka was a very good guess, but honestly I consider him Lopen's guy more than mine >_> Not much change, but 5tar gains some ground back and Lopen is here now!

eaed: 11/14
Sultan: 9/14
Maniac: 8/14
!5tar: 7/4
CPU: 6/14
Lopen: 1/4

PREDICT IT: Hardcore TV
Wk. 2, 1/96

Sabu v. Stone
Tag Titles: Jack/Whipwreck (c) v. Headhunters
(2) Sandman/Dreamer v. Douglas/???
(2x2) BONUS: One guy will debut as Douglas' partner, but there will be a second debut tonight as well! Guess both! (5tar is eligible for one of the two)
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