Written By Alfredo Esparza
ECW Hardcore TV Ep. #25 (9/28/1993)
Taped 8/8/1993 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aired on 9/28/1993.
Joey Styles does the introduction but gets interrupted by Matty In The House. They introduce this week’s show as NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling. Styles talks about the upcoming NWA Bloodfeast shows.
Hunter Q. Robbins does a promo to discuss Sabu coming to ECW. He now has an English accent for some reason. Robbins says he hates Philadelphia and that is why he is bringing in Sabu there in order to make everyone’s lives miserable. He used his connections to bring Sabu from Japan for the NWA Bloodfeast. He says Sabu is a savage. They show Sabu in Japan highlights. A lot of highlights of Sabu breaking tables! What did those poor tables ever do to Sabu?
Joey Styles talks about the Fall Fashion Showdown featuring Woman, Angel, Tigre and Jay Sulli. They air a video featuring all the participants looking sexy. Song of choice for video, “Hot Legs”.
Tony Stetson © (w/ Hunter Q. Robbins III) vs. Tommy Cairo for the ECW Pennsylvania Heavyweight Title
Stetson goes to work quickly on Cairo. A clothesline knocks down Cairo and Stetson stomps and chokes Cairo near the ropes. Stetson with a double chop knocks down Cairo. Stetson tosses Cairo to the outside and fixes up his hair.
Cairo gets back in the ring and takes Stetson down with a shoulder block. Cairo catches Stetson with a spin kick that sends him to the outside. Stetson hits his head with the lower portion of the scaffold. Stetson gets back in the ring and wants a test of strength against Cairo. Stetson gets in a kick but Cairo takes him down with a double underhook suplex. Stetson slides out of the ring but hits the ringpost.
Stetson gets back in the ring again and gets a thumb to the eye on Cairo. He gets Cairo in the corner with some shoulder attacks and then snapmares him into a chinlock. Stetson lands an elbow over Cairo’s head. He chokes Cairo and follows with a big knee across Cairo’s throat. Cairo gets back up and slams Stetson. He puts the boots to Stetson. Belly to belly suplex by Cairo for a 2-count with Stetson getting his foot on the ropes. Cairo whips Stetson into the ropes and catches him with a belly-to-belly suplex for a 2-count. Stetson heads to the outside and asks for a time out.
Stetson gets a boot and a punch in on Cairo upon climbing back into the ring. He delivers a few kicks at Cairo, who makes a comeback and whips Stetson into the corner and hits him with an elbow. Cairo goes for another pin attempt but again Stetson reaches the ropes. Cairo with a suplex on Stetson and again Stetson gets his foot on the ropes. Stetson gets Cairo with a flying clothesline. Robbins climbs up on the ring apron to argue with the referee. Stetson grabs his title and hits Cairo with it. He covers Cairo for the pin and gets the win.
WINNER: Tony Stetson
Joey Styles talks about the attack by The Rockin’ Rebel on Sal Bellomo. His acting is a little over-the-top in this segment.
Salvatore Bellomo vs. The Wolfman
They show a sign with Beavis & Butt-head and Paul E. Dangerously suggests that the two in the ring might be Beavis & Butt-head in the ring. They are having the match with the ring only having two ropes. Both Bellomo and The Wolfman howl a bit. Bellomo rakes The Wolfman’s back and then snapmares him. The Wolfman bites at Bellomo’s leg. Bellomo punches The Wolfman. The Wolfman gets in a few forearms on Bellomo and whips him into the ropes and clotheslines him. Bellomo kicks out of a pinfall. Bellomo beats on The Wolfman. He gets The Wolfman in a headlock.
Bellomo continues his attack on The Wolfman and gets him in a camel clutch. Paul E. screams as they get a close-up of The Wolfman and tells Styles that he thought it was Styles girlfriend. Bellomo slams The Wolfman and then lands a big splash on him for the pin.
WINNER: Salvatore Bellomo
Joey Styles returns and talks about how that might have been Bellomo’s last match. They recap Rockin’ Rebel attacking Bellomo. They censor it again and then follow it up with a repeat of what the doctor said about Bellomo’s injuries.
Video hyping Terry Funk vs. Jimmy Snuka at the NWA Bloodfeast airs.
Styles talks about the upcoming Headhunters vs. Public Enemy match. They air clips of The Headhunters vs. Miguel Perez Jr. & Crash The Terminator with The Public Enemy cutting promos on them.
Kevin Sullivan promo on Abdullah The Butcher. He’s at the beach talking about how Abdullah The Butcher has finally met his match. Sullivan says that he spent many years incarcerated going back to when he was 12-14 years old, his parents had him stay in the basement because they didn’t want anyone to know there was something wrong with Little Kevin. Now everyone knows there is something wrong with Big Kevin. He suggests that maybe after he’s thru with Abdullah, he’ll send him to his parents and they can lock him up in the basement.
Sullivan is joined by Woman and continues to talk about Abdullah The Butcher. She warns Abdullah that she will be ringside after the Fall Fashion Showdown.
SHOW THOUGHTS: Post-Eddie Gilbert ECW TV shows haven’t been very good. They’ve mostly been hyping NWA Bloodfeast and mixing in a lot of highlight videos. I thought the Stetson-Cairo match was pretty good. Kevin Sullivan’s interview to close the show was good. Everything else was either repeated from last week or felt repetitive. Matty In The House was awful. Hopefully the show will get better because it has been three pretty disappointing shows in a row.