ECW Hardcore TV Episode # 01 ECW Arena - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 10th, 2020 [The show opens with a shot of the packed arena. The fans are going absolutely crazy as the first Episode of ECW Hardcore TV has come on the air. As the fans are chanting “E.C.W!, E.C.W!” The shot then goes onto the entrance way where we see Paul Heyman walk out past the curtain towards the ring. The crowd goes even more insane as he walks down the aisle to ringside, up the steps and down the apron. He then grabs the microphone from the ring announcer and looks around as the fans are still chanting those three letters. He then begins to speak.]
Paul Heyman: Extreme Championship Wrestling is back! It’s all thanks to you hardcore fans that pushed for it to return. Extreme Championship Wrestling is now run by me and we don’t have anyone holding us back!
The fans began to cheer.
Paul Heyman: Tonight we are going to see the start of a tournament to crown the Extreme Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight champion! It’s an eight man tournament and the first match is right now!
Match # 01 - 2 Cold Scorpio -versus- Al Snow in a First Round Match in the ECW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Match Notes - With the fans behind both competitors, they started off the match with some technical wrestling. Eventually the two ended up on the floor where Al Snow whipped 2 Cold into the steel guard rail. Back in the ring, 2 Cold Scorpio hit a top rope moonsault for the pin and the win to advance to the next round in the ECW World Heavyweight championship tournament.
Winner - 2 Cold Scorpio
The shot then goes backstage where we see “The Queen of Extreme” Francine sitting on a black, leather couch beside Justin Credible. She has a Singapore cane in her hand. They both see the camera and then Francine begins to speak.
“Queen of Extreme” Francine: Tonight, my man Justin Credible is going to face and defeat the so-called Franchise. You see Justin has such great motivation - me. See, he knows that he won’t get any of this [Francine points to herself.] until he gets that championship around his waist. Tell them Justin.
Justin Credible: She’s right, I will do anything for her. I will do anything in my power to become the ECW World champion. Because that’s just not the coolest, that’s just not the best, that’s Justin Credible!
We then go to a locker room. The lockers are red and there is a wooden bench where Mikey Whipwreck and Al Snow are sitting on him. Al Snow is burying his head in his hands. Mikey Whipwreck pats him on the back and the camera pans to the left. We see a man in a red suit. He smiles at the camera and then begins to speak.
Sinister Minister: 2 Cold Scorpio, you got lucky tonight beating my man, Al Snow. We may be out of the race for the ECW World Heavyweight championship, but we are officially announcing that the Unholy Alliance, Mikey and Snow, will be in the ECW Tag Team championship tournament and we will walk out the tag team champions. HAHAHA!
Match # 02 - Justin Credible (W. “The Queen of Extreme” Francine) -versus- “The Franchise” Shane Douglas in a First Round Match in the ECW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Match Notes: Justin Credible attacked Douglas before the bell. After stomping him down in the corner, he went for a jumping kick to the face but Douglas moved, sending Credible crashing into the turnbuckle. They fought back and forth some more before Shane Douglas hit a belly to belly suplex for the pin and the win.
Winner: "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
The shot then goes to a commercial for Extreme Heat, the next pay per view for Extreme Championship Wrestling. The pay per view takes place on August 23rd, 2020 on pay per view. The commercial says that it will feature all the top stars of Extreme Championship Wrestling!
The shot then goes to Val Venis laying in bed with the blue covers pulled up beside a beautiful blonde woman. He smiles at the camera and then begins to speak.
Val Venis: Baby, I hope you’re ready for the Big Valbowski! And, ECW, I hope you're ready for me because at Extreme Heat in August, I, Val Venis will be making my debut in Extreme Championship Wrestling! Now if you don't mind, me and the lady have to get a little more acquainted, hahaha.
We then see Val Venis go under the covers as the show goes to the next match of the night.
Match # 03 - The Sandman -versus- Vampiro in a First Round Match in the ECW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
After The Sandman's lengthy entrance, the match finally started with Vampiro giving Sandman some kicks to the stomach. Sandman retaliated with a Singapore cane shot to the forehead, knocking Vampiro down. Vampiro pushes up on the ropes and gets to his feet. The two trade punches back and forth. The Sandman gives him a big DDT on a chair. He then climbs the top rope and comes off with a big leg drop. Vampiro is hurt. The Sandman goes for the cover and gets the pin. He then begins to celebrate his victory as the show then goes to a commercial break.
Winner: The Sandman
We go to “Retrosexual” Anthony Greene who is sitting in a red convertible Porsche. Sitting in the shotgun position is one of his Platinum Bunnies. He pulls up in front of the camera, takes off his glasses and then looks and speaks to the camera.
Anthony Greene: ECW, I am finally here. The Platinum Bunnies will be in my corner when I battle in the ECW Television championship tournament. There is nobody who can stop me from getting that championship belt. Now if you don’t mind, we’ve got a night on the town planned. We are going to party and paint the town red. See you soon!
The shot then goes into a shot with The Pitbulls. They are walking down a back alley way. They see the camera and then begin to speak.
Pitbull # 01: We are going to be the ECW Tag Team champions. There are a lot of great tag teams here in Extreme Championship Wrestling. The thing is though, we are better than great. We are the best.
Pitbull # 02: The Pitbulls are here in ECW and we are going straight to the top. There is nobody who can stop us. Those championship belts will look great around our waists. It’s just a matter of time before they are ours.
The shot then goes to Mikey Whipwreck and Al Snow in the same locker room as before. The shot goes onto Mikey Whipwreck. He then begins to speak.
Mikey Whipwreck: Me and Snow, The Unholy Alliance are going to be the next ECW Tag Team champions. We will crush the heads of all our opponents and win those belts. The shot then goes onto “The Franchise” Shane Douglas. He speaks.
Shane Douglas: Justin Credible, you were no match for me. I am going to be facing the winner of the Rob Van Dam and Rhino match next week. I don’t care who wins because they will all go down to The Franchise!
The shot then goes backstage where we see Rob Van Dam, with the Manager of Champions, Bill Alphonso. As he walks backstage, he runs into "The Man Beast" Rhino. The two are scheduled for a match next week on ECW Hardcore TV in the first round of the ECW World championship tournament. The two go to nose to nose and then begin to shove each other. Things then get a little crazy as Rob Van Dam and Rhino start to trade punches back and forth. The show then goes off the air when they both go through the back door of the arena, to the outside.
ECW returns to the road with two house shows this weekend. Tickets are going quickly for the shows in Detroit, Michigan and Poughkeepsie, New York on Saturday and Sunday.
The show in Detroit, Michigan will have a bell time for 7pm and The show in Poughkeepsie, New York will have a special start time at 2pm. The shows will feature all the stars of ECW including The Sandman, Rob Van Dam and Justin Credible. You won’t want to miss these events!
ECW Hardcore TV will air this Friday night at 8pm. We will see what happened when ECW Hardcore TV went off the air last week with Rhino and Rob Van Dam. Plus we will see the start of the ECW Television championship tournament. It promises to be a huge show!
The show comes on the air with a shot of Joey Styles wearing a black suit and white dress shirt in front of an ECW backdrop. He has a microphone in hand. He sees that the camera is on him and then begins to speak.
Joey Styles: Welcome everyone to another edition of ECW Hardcore TV. Last week when we went off the air we saw Rob Van Dam and “The Man Beast” Rhino brawl out of the ECW Arena into the parking lot. What we are going to show you is exclusive footage of what happened when we went off the air. Let’s roll the footage!
We see Rhino and Rob Van Dam in the parking lot. They are trading punches back and forth. Eventually Rhino gets the advantage and grabs Rob by the back of the head and slams him into a blue parked car. He then picked him up and shoved him on the roof of the car. That is when Rhino gave Rob Van Dam a piledriver onto the roof of the car. The shot then goes back to Joey Styles.
Joey Styles: Tonight we are going to see Rob Van Dam and Rhino fight for a chance to become ECW World Heavyweight champion when they battle in a first round match in the ECW World championship tournament. Before that, we are going to go to the ring for a first round match in the ECW Television championship tournament when we see “The Enforcer” C.W. Anderson takes on Petey Williams! Let’s go to the ring!
Match # 01 - ECW Television Championship Tournament First Round Match - C.W. Anderson -versus- Petey Williams
Match Notes - The match started off with Anderson and Williams going face to face. Anderson shoved Petey. Petey gave Anderson a stiff chop and then put him in a side headlock. Later on in the match C.W. Anderson gave Petey Williams a stalling vertical suplex. After a near fall, he picked up Williams and tossed him into the ropes. He gave Petey Williams a Spinebuster for the pin and the win.
Winner - C.W. Anderson
Back from the commercial break we go to Bill Alphonso who is with Rob Van Dam and Sabu in their dressing room. Sabu is sitting on a chair and Rob Van Dam is standing in front of the camera. Rob Van Dam smiles and then speaks.
Rob Van Dam: Rhino, tonight we fight for a chance to be ECW World Heavyweight champion. Now, you might have hurt my neck and spine when you pile drived me on that car last week, but don’t think you’ve seen the last of me. I am “The Whole F***ing Show!” and you don’t put Rob Van Dam out of action that easily. I hope you’re ready because tonight is going to be a war!
The shot then goes onto Bill Alphonso who is wearing a black shirt with a matching hat. He blows his whistle and then begins to talk.
Bill Alphonso: Rhino, Rob Van Dam is going to kick your ass tonight! He’s the next ECW World Heavyweight champion. Then we have this man! [The shot then goes onto Sabu who stands up from his chair.] He is the Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Sabu! Super Crazy you are in for a beating because Sabu is going to beat you and become ECW Television champion. I am the manager of champions and I am going to guide my men to victory! [He then blows his whistle again as the shot goes back to Joey Styles.]
Joey Styles: Well up next after the commercial break we are going to see two great competitors make their ECW debuts as they compete in the ECW Television championship tournament. It’s “The Retrosexual” Anthony Greene taking on Brian Pillman Jr! Don’t change that channel!
Match # 02 - Brian Pillman Jr. -versus- “The Retrosexual” Anthony Greene in a ECW Television Championship Tournament
Match Notes - The two had a great back and forth match with a lot of near falls. They brawled a bit on the floor where at one point Brian Pillman Jr. whipped Greene into the steel guardrail. Back in the ring Greene went for a piledriver but Brian Pillman Jr. back dropped him out of it. Pillman picked him up and went for a DDT but Greene grabbed him and hit a Shaker Heights Spike to advance to the next round in the ECW Television championship tournament.
Winner: “The Retrosexual” Anthony Greene
After the match, with both men on their feet, Pillman stuck his hand out for Greene to shake. Greene paused for a minute and then slapped him across the face before exiting the ring and walking back up the aisle to the backstage area. Pillman was pissed at that and attacked him when Greene was halfway up the aisle. The two brawled to the backstage area. The shot then went back to Joey Styles.
Joey Styles: Well that isn’t the last we’ve seen of those two. Now I’d like to remind you that ECW is going back on the road with two big shows this weekend. We will have a show on Saturday night in Detroit, Michigan with a bell time of 8pm. Then on Sunday will be a special afternoon show in Poughkeepsie, New York with a bell time of 2pm. If you’re in the area for either of these shows you will not want to miss them! If you can’t make it to the shows but still want to see the action, you will be able to order the Fan Cam versions on DVD from our website! Now we are going to go to a commercial break but when we come back we are going to see Sabu take on Super Crazy in an ECW Television championship tournament match! Don’t you dare go away!
Match # 03 - ECW Television Championship Tournament First Round Match - Sabu -versus- Super Crazy
Match Notes - The match started off with Super Crazy putting Sabu in a headlock. The match quickly went to the floor where the two fought in the crowd a bit. Back at ringside, Super Crazy tossed Sabu into the guard rail. He then hit a moonsault to the floor that got the fans on their feet. Sabu then fought back and tossed Super Crazy back in the ring. He gave him a piledriver and then tossed him back onto the floor. Sabu then took this opportunity and hit a Triple Jump Moonsault for the pin and the win.
Winner - Sabu
The shot then went back to Joey Styles.
Joey Styles: Well, Sabu with a huge victory here over Super Crazy. Sabu moves onto the next round. He will face the winner of the Chri$ Ca$h, that’s right, Chri$ Ca$h will be making his debut next week when he faces “The New F’n Show” Jerry Lynn! You will not want to miss that match next week between those two! Now we are going to go to a video sent to us by “The Big Valbowski” Val Venis. Roll the footage!
The shot then opens in a washroom. We can see that the room is steamy. We see Val Venis pop his head from behind a shower curtain. He laughs and then starts to speak.
Val Venis: Come on baby, the water is nice, hahaha.
We then see the back of a blonde woman and she drops the white towel that was around her and enters the running shower.
Val Venis: Extreme Championship Wrestling, “The Big Valbowski” is getting ready for Extreme Heat. August 23rd, Val Venis is coming to ECW and I am going to get all the ladies! Hahaha.
The shot then goes back to Joey Styles.
Joey Styles: Well, we are going to go to our final commercial break, but when we come back we have our main event. It’s Rob Van Dam taking on Rhino in the ECW World championship tournament!
Match # 04 - Rob Van Dam -versus- Rhino in a ECW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Match
Match Notes - The two wrestlers start off going nose to nose. Rhino punches Van Dam and the match starts. They end up on the floor and brawl all around the ring. Back in the ring, Rhino went for a GORE but Rob Van Dam moved - sending Rhino shoulder first into the steel post. Rob Van Dam then grabbed him and gave him a piledriver for a near fall. Rob Van Dam grabbed him and hit him with a Van Daminator for the pin and the win!
Winner - Rob Van Dam
The shot then goes back to Joey Styles.
Joey Styles: Rob Van Dam with a victory here over Rhino. I have received word that next week we will see the conclusion of the ECW World Championship tournament. We are going to see 2 Cold Scorpio take on his former tag team partner, The Sandman and we will see “The Franchise” Shane Douglas taking on Rob Van Dam. Who will walk out with the ECW World Heavyweight champion?! We will find out next week here on ECW Hardcore TV!
The shot then goes to Justin Credible and “The Queen of Extreme” Francine. Francine is sitting on a white couch and Justin Credible has his Singapore cane in hand. He sees that the camera is on him and then begins to speak.
Justin Credible: Shane Douglas, you got lucky. You getting lucky means… well, I didn’t. I am going to get that belt though because I… oh so need it!
The shot then goes to C.W. Anderson who is standing in front of a row of red lockers. He speaks.
C.W. Anderson: Petey Williams, I showed you that you can’t beat an Anderson! I am going to become the ECW Television champion and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
We then see Roadkill and Danny Doring standing in front of a barn, somewhere in the country.
Danny Doring: Roadkill and I will be your next ECW Tag Team champions. We never lost the belts and we will once again have those straps around our waists!
The shot then goes backstage where we see Petey Williams walking with his bags as he is about to leave the arena for the night. He then runs into Dawn Marie, who is wearing a red dress. She sees him and then begins to speak.
Dawn Marie: Petey, I am sorry you lost your match tonight. The thing is though, if you had me by your side, you’d never lose again. So I have a proposition for you…
Petey Williams smiles and the two walk out of the ECW Arena together as the show then goes off the air.