Written By Alfredo Esparza
ECW Hardcore TV #44 (2/15/94)
Taped 2/4/1994 at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aired on 2/15/1994.
Show opens with what happened last week between Shane Douglas and Terry Funk. From the wild brawl between the two they head to the show intro which this week is Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way”. They show highlights of the Sabu vs. Shane Douglas vs. Terry Funk ECW Heavyweight title match during the show intro.
Joey Styles welcomes everyone to another episode of NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling and talks about the Shane Douglas and Terry Funk altercation. He also mentions that ECW Commissioner Tod Gordon will announce the main event for the next big ECW show.
Tod Gordon joins Jay Sulli to announce the March 5th ECW show main event. He mentions that the NWA Board of Governors determined who the #1 Contender is for the ECW Heavyweight title and announces Shane Douglas challenging Terry Funk for the title.
Paul E. Dangerously interrupts Gordon and Sulli and he’s upset Shane Douglas will be getting the title match. Gordon screams at Dangerously and tells him to leave. They both start to argue and Dangerously finally leaves. Gordon says he will decide the stipulation for the title match.
Shane Douglas and Sherri Martel head to the ring for a match against Chad Austin. 911 and Paul E. Dangerously head to the ring and 911 pulls Austin out of the ring. Paul E. grabs the mic and tells Douglas since he wants Sabu so bad and right as he’s speaking Sabu runs out and attacks Douglas! They brawl in the ring. Several wrestlers head out to break them up.
Paul E. Dangerously cuts a promo about Shane Douglas and how he’s going to be the hunted one because everyone wants a piece of him. He says everyone in the wrestling industy wants to destroy Douglas.
J.T. Smith & “Ironman” Tommy Cairo vs. Rockin’ Rebel & The Pitbull (w/ Jason)
The Rockin’ Rebel and Tommy Cairo start the match. Rebel gets Cairo with a right hand but Cairo makes a comeback with a slam and hiptoss on Rebel. They head to a commercial break and return with J.T. Smith and The Pitbull in the match. Smith catches Pitbull with a clothesline and Pitbull retreats to the outside.
The Pitbull tags in Rockin’ Rebel and Smith does the same with Cairo. Cairo shoves Rebel into the corner and punches him. He misses an elbow into the corner at Rebel. Rockin’ Rebel with a slam followed by stomping him. Rebel and Pitbull double team Cairo. Pitbull gets Cairo up for a powerbomb while the referee is distracted trying to get Smith out of the ring. A pair of kicks thrown at Cairo.
Rebel back in the match and he continues the attack on Cairo. Legdrop off the ropes on Cairo. Pitbull tags back in and he stomps on Cairo. He chokes him as well. Belly-to-belly suplex by the Pitbull and he tags Rebel back into the match. Cairo ducks a clothesline but then he and Rebel clothesline each other’s off the ropes. Both tag in theiir partners. Smith and PitBull go at it and he takes on both.
Tommy Cairo tosses Rebel to the outside. The two brawl on the outside. The Pitbull whips Smith into the corner but Smith climbs over him and goes for a sunset flip for the pin on Pitbull for the win.
WINNERS: J.T. Smith & Tommy Cairo
Promos for the March 5th show featuring Mr. Hughes and Jason talking about Road Warrior Hawk. He talks about growing up in the hood and taking money from everyone.
They show Tommy Dreamer surviving the Superfly Splash from Jimmy Snuka on last week’s show.
“The Ruffneck” Mr. Hughes (w/ Jason) vs. Hack Myers
Jason grabs the mic and tells everyone that what he is wearing is a suit compared to what the ring announcer is wearing.
Mr. Hughes gets things going with some punches on Myers. Front facelock by Mr. Hughes turned into a suplex. He continues to stomp on Myers as Jason is looking on. He whips Myers into the ropes and catches him with a clothesline. Mr. Hughes goes for a second but Myers ducks the clothesline only to be caught by a dropkick.
More right hands thrown at Myers by Mr. Hughes. Myers is shot into the ropes again and Mr. Hughes catches him with the sidewalk slam for the pin. He slaps Myers a couple of times after the win.
WINNER: Mr. Hughes
Matty In Da House promo for ECW merchandise.
They show a clip of Jason, The Rockin’ Rebel and The Pitbull confronting The Sandman and Peaches during an interview with Jay Sulli. Rockin’ Rebel tosses some liquid at The Sandman’s face and Sandman accidentally knocks down Peaches and Jay Sulli. Tommy Cairo and some referees help Peaches to the back while The Sandman doesn’t check in on her.
The Bruise Brothers (Don Harris & Ron Harris) vs. Johnny Hot Body & Tony “The Hitman” Stetson
The Bruise Bros. quickly attack their opponents. One of the Harris twins beats on Stetson. They double-team clothesline Stetson. Stetson tries to tag in Hot Body but he’s not ringside. Harris with a belly-to-belly suplex followed by more. Hot Body climbs up on the ring apron but doesn’t tag Stetson as Tony keeps getting beaten up by one of the Harris twins.
Bruise Bros. keep beating on him and Hard Body refuses to tag in. They continue their attack on Stetson outside the ring. One of the Harris twins hits Stetson with a chair. Stetson searches for his partner but he refuses to tag in and keeps walking away from him. Stetson gets taken back into the ring by the Bruise Bros. Tony Stetson finds Hot Body and punches him and gets him back in the ring. Suplex by one of the Harris twins. He stomps on Hot Body as Stetson walks out.
Bruise Bros. beat on Hot Body outside the ring and eventually take him back into the ring. Double-team kick by The Bruise Bros. for the win.
WINNERS: The Bruise Brothers
Kevin Sullivan & The Tazmaniac (w/ Woman) vs. The Young Dragons (Young Dragon #1 & Young Dragon #2)
Sullivan and The Tazmaniac attack The Young Dragons and an all-out brawl ensues outside the ring. They use chairs and beat on the Young Dragons. Sullivan tosses a table at one of the Young Dragons and the camera cord gets caught and we lose a bit of picture that quickly returns. Taz beats on the other Dragon in the ring.
Tazmaniac sets up one of the Young Dragons in the corner in a tree of woe and Sullivan charges in with a knee to the mid-section. Taz then follows with a headbutt at his mid-section. Both Dragons get in the ring but the referee stops the match as Sullivan and The Tazmaniac continue to beat on them.
WINNERS: The Young Dragons via DQ.
The Bruise Bros. and Public Enemy head to the ring and all three teams brawl. Several wrestlers head out to stop the brawl. They get The Bruise Bros. out of the ring and that leaves The Public Enemy and Sullivan and The Tazmaniac. Both teams start to argue.
The Public Enemy are in ECW Commissioner Tod Gordon’s office looking for a contract where they could sign their names for an ECW Tag Team title match. While looking for that, they steal a few things and also cut a promo about how they helped Sullivan and The Tazmaniac against the Bruise Brothers. Rocco Rock says Mr. Sullivan dissed Johnny Grunge and he demands they deserve the next tag team title shot. Grunge vows that they will become the ECW and NWA World Tag Team Champions.
SHOW THOUGHTS: Okay episode with the recap of the Douglas vs. Funk altercation from last week and this week’s attack by Sabu on Douglas being the highlight of the show. Matches were pretty short but focused on building up a couple of feuds including the Bruise Bros. in the tag title mix and the break-up of Johnny Hot Body and Tony Stetson. The Nazi SS bolts on the Bruise Bros. were very noticeable on here. Didn’t check if they got edited off WWE Network but might on the Peacock Network.