Wednesday, August 20, 2008

8/19/08 ECW

Star rating key:
(negative stars) = Huh?! (BS finish; most squash matches)
DUD = Boring match (or could not enjoy the match)
1/4* to 3/4* = It had watchable moments.
* to *3/4 = Average match.
** to **3/4 = Above average match.
*** to ***3/4 = Great match; usually saved for PPVs
**** to ****3/4 = Match of the year candidate
***** = The rarest of all matches. A classic.

8/19/08 ECW:
Chavo Guerrero, John Morrison, & The Miz vs. Tommy Dreamer, Evan Bourne, & Super Crazy: I am so proud of Tough Enough graduates like Miz and Morrison, who have just been so impressive. Also, I don't think I will ever see a bad match when Evan Bourne gets offense in. Two great big spots from Super Crazy and Bourne significantly kick up the rating. ***

Ricky Ortiz vs. Gavin Spears: Spears cut a nice taped promo. Good back-and-forth action. Both men pulled off some nice moves. Glad to see Ortiz has a finisher. *1/2

Mark Henry vs. Matt Hardy (ECW Title): Glad to see a rematch come about after the SummerSlam debacle. This should have been the SummerSlam match, not the crap I saw at the PPV itself. Matt Hardy gets a huge pop as always. Good job by both wrestlers to target a part of the body and sticking with it. Because of Henry taking over much of the match, the pace was slower than I would like. The last few minutes were well done. Again, I don't like Atlas' mini-interference, but it's still understandable to generate heel heat. I see yet another title match down the road...maybe a cage match? **1/2

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