Triple Z takes a look at ECW One Night Stand 2005 and gives each match a ranking out of 5. All part of a new original ZWrestleTalk series called "Network Classics"
Lance Storm VS Chris Jericho
I like how Chris Jericho came out as "The Lion Heart" and the show feels like a time warp. Feels like I'm watching original ECW. Overall this was a good match seeing Lance Storm win is pretty interesting and him reuniting with the "Impact Players" was exciting for the hardcore audience.
2 out of 5
Super Crazy VS Tajiri VS Little Guido
Just a fantastic match. I think Tajiri is hilarious from a character standpoint. Super Crazy is phenomenal talent. The moon-salt off the balcony was epic. Little Guido was a comedy act for me. Tajiri VS Super Crazy was the key highlight for me. I like ECW's 3 Way Dance concept. WWE should try to implement that again.
4 out of 5
Psicosis VS Rey Mysterio
Psicosis coming out in his old mask was such a nostalgia move. Though Psicosis taking off the mask was a thing I didn't like nor did the audience. Psicosis wasn't used in WWE really. Wasn't like their early classics in ECW but it was good enough. WWE needs a Cruiserweight Division again, they are really lacking in fast pace exciting action.
3 out of 5
Sabu VS Rhyno
What a innovator and extremist SABU is. The guy can do a lot of insane moves. Rhyno playing the heel after attacking RVD. Bill Alfonso keeps on blowing his whistle during this match. Sabu ends the match with putting Rhyno through a table. Overall really good match.
4 out of 5
Eddie Guerrero VS Chris Benoit
Very interesting match, and also very sad knowing that both of these guys are dead. Many off the top rope maneuvers. Chris Benoit is currently taking Guerrero to Suplex City. Jeez, how many Germans can this man do. Benoit is a fascinating wrestler its sad his accomplishments will never get recognized. Benoit right now has locked in the Crossface which looks like a very deadly submission.
4 out of 5
Mike Awesome VS Masato Tanaka
Joey Styles is fired up at Mike Awesome. This event has been fantastic so far! Tanaka is a strong style and Awesome is more of a powerhouse hybrid style. These two know each other real well. "OH MY GAWWWWWD" that was one ugly "Awesome Bomb". Tanaka almost broke his neck. WCW counterparts in the audience like Eric Bischoff is probably hoping for a "WCW One Night Stand". This match is lacking logic Tanaka should be the winner by now. That's it what an Awesome Bomb! Oh my gosh how did Tanaka kick out?!?!?! WWE guys in the balcony are breaking character thats how good this match is. This might get a 5 out of 5! This match rules! Absolute carnage and interesting that Mike Awesome went over at a "ECW" event!
Easily the "Show Stealer"
5 out of 5
The Dudley Boyz VS Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman
"The last hurrah" who would of ever thought that. This isn't a rivalry match obviously. bWo is here and they are taking over what a coincidence. bWo is here but what are they doing this match? Richards grabs the mic. He's giving a promo directed towards Eric Bischoff. The very man who inspired the parody. Kid Kash is Mr.TNA what is going on… "Total Nonstop Attitude" wow that is hilarious. Especially because TNA was around during this time. Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten are now out here swinging their chairs. Kid Kash hits a suicide front flip outside on to all of the wrestlers. The match has now started. Tommy is now bleeding. This is reminding me of why WWE doesn't show blood! The blood adds legitimacy to the match. Sandman is not a very good wrestler so his input on this match could be very interesting. Sandman hits a flip onto a ladder, Sandman must be on some heavy drugs for the stuff he has been doing! Bubba Ray hits a frog splash! That was a unique move to add into his arsenal. D-Von just had a mishap, leading into figure four leg locks from Tommy Dreamer and Sandman. The Impact Players have just made a impact. Bloody Dreamer is now hugging Beulah. The crowd is chanting "She's Hardcore". I wish Joey Styles was on commentating wrestling again, what an exciting voice! Spike Dudley is now heading to the ring. They are going to light the table on fire… Tommy is now oozing blood. This is an epic ending. Match is currently over with Dudley Boyz standing tall. Wait a minute the glass just broke. Stone Cold Steve Austin is here in ECW. Stone Cold was a ECW Alumni even though he was there for a short time. An ECW VS WWE battle lets do this!!! The event ends in chaos of course.
Match 4 out of 5
Author's Note: Looking back at this PPV reminds me of a couple of things.
Hope you enjoyed the new series called "Network Classics" and sorry to my audience for not being able to blog!
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* Tragic Side Note: Rest in Peace "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. Piper inspired many performers in this industry to become who they are today. Piper even knew it himself,Piper knew he wouldn't live past the age 65. Piper died from a heart attack at 61. 61 is too young. Now Roddy Piper has no pain he's in a better place now.
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