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ECW TV 12/7/1993

Written By Alfredo Esparza

ECW Hardcore TV #35 (12/7/1993)

Taped 12/4/1993 at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aired on 12/7/1993.

Show opens with Joey Styles in the Eagle’s Nest above ECW Arena. He sends it to the ring for the first match.

Mr. Hughes (w/ Jason) vs. Mike Norman

Jason puts on some cologne before the match starts. Mr. Hughes offers to shake hands with Mike Norman but he refuses. Mr. Hughes attacks him. He whips Norman into the ropes and catches him with a kick. He follows with a headbutt that sends Norman down to the mat. Norman ducks a pair of clotheslines but Mr. Hughes catches him with a dropkick.

Mr. Hughes whips Norman into the corner and he bounces off the corner turnbuckles. He punches Norman. Styles mentions that they received footage from The Public Enemy in prison and they have issued a challenge to Badd Company. Mr. Hughes with a gut-wrench suplex on Norman. He picks up Norman and whips him into the ropes and catches him with the sidewalk slam for the pin.

WINNER: Mr. Hughes

Matty In The House talks about Terry Funk vs. Sabu’s match coming up on December 26th. They show Terry Funk highlights followed by Sabu highlights. That’s followed by a Paul E. Dangerously promo about Terry Funk having family to live for and Sabu has no family and all he has is a blood thirst to end Terry Funk. Paul. E. spits a bit. LOL

Recap of last week’s Hunter Q. Robbins getting embarrassed during a match by Peaches.

J.T. Smith vs. Johnny Hot Body (w/ Hunter Q. Robbins III)

J.T. Smith is still favoring his left knee that he injured a few weeks ago. Hot Body tries to hook his left leg but referee breaks them up due to being on the ropes. Smith tosses Hot Body who complains to the referee claiming that he was pulled by the doo rag. Side headlock by Smith and he turns it into a hammerlock. Hot Body slides to the outside to escape Smith’s grasp.

J.T. Smith catches Hot Body with a fall-away slam for a near fall. He goes for another near fall on Hot Body but he escapes and heads back to the outside. Robbins tells Hot Body to get back in the ring. Smith gets Hot Body in a side headlock and again goes back to a hammerlock and into a belly-to-back suplex. Smith gets another near fall. Hot Body asks for a time out.

Hot Body goes for a cheap shot and knocks down Smith. He goes to work on Smith’s left knee. Hot Body with a suplex on Smith gets a two-count. Snapmare into a submission hold by Hot Body. Hot Body with a bunch of elbow drops on Smith. He tosses Smith to the outside. Hot Body kicks Smith and then follows with an elbow drop to the floor on Smith. He uses a chair on Smith’s knee. Robbins argues with the referee.

Hot Body throws Smith back into the ring and climbs to the top rope. He goes with a legdrop across Smith’s left knee. Hot Body goes for a spinning toe hold but Smith kicks him off. Smith catches Hot Body with a clothesline. He tosses Hot Body to the outside. Smith climbs to the top rope and splashes Hot Body on the floor!

Both men get back in the ring. Hot Body gets Smith up on the top turnbuckle. He tries for a superplex but Smith fights him off and goes for a sunset flip but Hot Body lands right on top of Smith. Both men get up . Hot Body whips Smith into the ropes but they knock each other down with clotheslines. Robbins tries to distract the referee. Hot Body goes for another superplex and he sends Smith crashing down to the mat.

Hot Body grabs Smith and whips him into the ropes but Smith reverses it and Robbins accidentally hits Hot Body with his cane. Smith covers Hot Body for the pin.

WINNER: J.T. Smith

Kevin Sullivan & The Tazmaniac (w/ Woman) vs. The Bad Breed (Axl Rotten & Ian Rotten) in an ECW Tag Team Title #1 Contenders match.

Kevin Sullivan attacks J.T. Smith as he is leaving the ringside area. He beats him with a chair. The Tazmaniac fights off the Bad Breed in the ring. Taz grabs Ian Rotten off the top rope with a suplex and covers him for the pin. Quick match. Sullivan and The Tazmaniac continue to attack Smith. Woman grabs Sullivan and takes him away.

WINNERS: Kevin Sullivan & The Tazmaniac

The Lumberjack (w/ Hunter Q. Robbins III) vs. Mr. X

The Lumberjack knees Mr. X. and then gorilla-press slams him. He uses the heart punch to knock down Mr. X and covers him for the pin. Styles mentions that The Lumberjack is 6-10 and over 300 lbs. He won the match very quickly.

WINNER: The Lumberjack

The Rockin’ Rebel video is shown.

They show a recap of Sullivan’s attack on J.T. Smith from a few minutes ago during this show. Matty In The House gives a rundown of what’s coming up on next week’s show.

Joey Styles interviews Shane Douglas in the ring. Woman walks out to the ring. She mentions what she’s done for Kevin Sullivan and The Tazmaniac and tells Shane that she’s good friends with Sherri Martel so she asks Shane if he’d like to join her team. Shane tells her that he knows what she’s done for Sullivan and The Tazmaniac but they are crazy. She asks a second time if he’d like to join. Douglas tells Woman that as beautiful as she is, she is no Sherri Martel and walks out. Woman is shocked at being turned down by Douglas! She tells Styles to shut up.

They show footage of The Public Enemy at the Pennsylvania State Prison. They talk about wanting a Body Count cage match against Badd Company. They rap a bit.

SHOW THOUGHTS: This was a much better episode than many of the more recent ECW TV shows. The J.T. Smith vs. Johnny Hot Body match was good. The other matches were very short. There were also fewer video highlight packages that on previous shows just felt like they were filling time. The Shane Douglas and Woman interaction was good as well.

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