ECW on Sci-Fi Network
Announcers: Mike Adamle & Tazz
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisana
Date: July 8, 2008
IN THE RING John Morrison & Mike Mizanin + Fit Finlay + Hornswoggle: The Miz & Morrison did their “be jealous” shtick, before they began begging for somebody to step up and challenge them for the WWE Tag Team titles. Fit Finlay showed up and said Hornswoggle doesn’t spend all his time under the under. Hornswoggle magically appeared behind the Miz & Morrison and sprayed them with a super-soaker! The Miz & Morrison chased Hornswoggle around the ring, where Finlay whacked Morrison with the shillelagh!
GRUDGE MATCH Fit Finlay w/Hornswoggle defeated Mike “The Miz” Mizanin w/John Morrison: Morrison snatched the shillelagh away from Finlay, but was swiftly kicked in the head by Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle caused a distraction and Finlay nailed the Miz with the Celtic Cross for the victory!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Theodore Long & Tiffany (hot) + Armando Estrada + Braden Walker (debut): Tiffany told Theodore Long that she had an idea for next week, but Armando Estrada interrupted before she could explain. Estrada said he wants his job back, and asked for another opportunity to earn his contract. Long said Estrada will have his chance against the newest ECW super star. A new guy (formerly “Wildcat” Chris Harris in TNA) walked into the office and addressed Armando Estrada, “knock, knock.” Estrada said, “who’s there?” Response, “Braden Walker, and I’m gonna knock your brains out!”
MATCH Braden Walker defeated Armando Estrada: What kind of a name is “Braden Walker” for a multi-time NWA World Tag Team champion like Chris Harris? What an embarrassment!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Theodore Long & “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas + ECW champion Mark Henry: Theodore Long greeted WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas, and said he walked to present Atlas before the crowd – and asked him to be the guest ring announcer for the main event. Mark Henry showed up and said he was a big fan of “Mr. USA” but said he would never be the strongest man in the world. Atlas took it like a man and offered to shake hands, but the ECW champion turned and disrespectfully walked away.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lena Yada & Atlas Ortiz (Ricky Ortiz): Atlas Ortiz said his friends and family call him Ricky, so he wants to be called Ricky from now on. I guess there’s a new Atlas in town, and his name is Tony.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney + Tony Atlas: Tommy Dreamer introduced Colin Delaney to a legend – Tony Atlas. Dreamer praised Atlas for helping him a lot when he was breaking into the business. Atlas wished Dreamer luck tonight in his match with Mark Henry.
MATCH Evan Bourne defeated Nunzio: Evan Bourne used a picture-perfect Shooting Star Press to finish off the veteran, Nunzio.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT ECW champion Mark Henry & “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas: Mark Henry said the old-timers are always looking for a pay day. Mark told Tony Atlas to hang around after the show and he’ll let Atlas carry his bags.
NON (ECW WORLD) TITLE MATCH ECW World champion Mark Henry vs. Tommy Dreamer w/Colin Delaney ended in a No Contest: “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas, who also wrestled as a Saba Simba and is in the process of writing a book, was the special guest ring announcer – and did a fine job. Late in the match, Colin Delaney hooked Mark Henry’s leg from ringside, and Mark bailed out of the ring to intimidate Delaney. Tony Atlas stepped in to protect young Colin, but suddenly turned heel and smashed Colin’s head into the announce table! Tommy Dreamer confronted Tony Atlas on his betrayal, and Mark Henry gave Dreamer the World’s Strongest Slam on the floor! The match was ruled a double countout, but Tony Atlas declared Mark Henry the winner!