Wednesday, September 9, 2009

ECW Thoughts - September 8, 2009

Paul Burchill vs. The Hurricane kicks things off on SyFy, and I think this was the best match of the three they've had so far. Burchill continues to improve dramatically in the ring, his work on ECW has really changed my attitude on the guy, who I was completely bored with when he was on Raw. I wouldn't mind seeing him mix it up with Christian for the ECW Title sometime, but as long as he's on my TV and having matches like this, I'm happy. Burchill's powerslam from the top rope was the highlight of the match for me, but it was Hurricane who picked up the win when Katie Lea's interference backfired.

Shelton Benjamin & Sheamus vs. Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust was fun, perhaps a little short, but enjoyable nonetheless. When I saw Shelton & Sheamus teaming up, I assumed WWE had pulled the plug on Shelton's face turn, but I believe I was wrong (it happens occasionally). Shelton stole a pin after Sheamus did the work and the Celtic Warrior was not happy about it, leading the two to brawl all over the ringside area. Considering how entertaining his feud with Goldust was, I can't wait to see what will happen when Sheamus gets in the ring with someone as athletically gifted as Shelton Benjamin.

Zack Ryder squashes Local Competitor, nothing really of interest here aside from Ryder's awesome fashion sense.

Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson vs. Christian & Tommy Dreamer was a good main event, and did its job of hyping up the recently-added Christian vs. William Regal match at Breaking Point. Kozlov and Jackson continue to look badder than ever, I'm not sure if it's because they're improving in the ring or that they're beating up guys other than Local Competitor, but the Ruthless Round Table has become one of my favorite aspects of Tuesday nights on SyFy. Big Zeke scores the pin on Dreamer after interference from William Regal, who leaves his mark after the match by putting Dreamer in the Regal Stretch and kicking Christian in the face (ow).

Good episode of ECW this week, could've done without the Zack Ryder squash and given that time to the Sheamus/Shelton tag match, but would it really be ECW without Local Competitor getting beat up?

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this week's episode of ECW. Hurricane vs. Burchill was definitely the best match all evening, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the Goldust and Sheamus bout from last week.

    I seriously thought Shelton was officially a face, but I guess not. When they announced Sheamus as his partner I was like, "Wait, what?" I guess they're going the slow and methodical route with Shelton's face turn. I can't help but feel that it doesn't work as well as the slow-paced heel turns, though.