What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – April 18, 1995

Joey Styles interview with Raven and Steve Richards, along with the Pitbulls squash of the Broad Street Bullies and the debut of Beulah McGillicutty at Three-Way Dance is shown.

Raven’s match with Tommy Dreamer at Three-Way Dance airs.

Highlights of Eddie Guerrero winning the Television Championship from 2 Cold Scorpio at Three-Way Dance are shown.

Guerrero cuts an energetic promo hyping his wrestling heritage ad warning everyone in ECW that he is going to stay on top.

A recap of the Shane Douglas-Sandman feud airs.  It is followed by showing the Sandman’s victory over Douglas at Hostile City Showdown to win the ECW Championship.  Also included are the post-match activities where Douglas put on a Monday Night RAW t-shirt and left the ECW Arena.

A video package of Douglas throwing down the NWA World Championship in 1994 is shown.

Styles catches up with ECW Champion the Sandman and Woman, who are greeted backstage after Hostile City Showdown ’95 by Terry Funk and Ron Simmons, both of whom want title shots.  Hilarity ensues when Simmons goes to do a fist bump handshake and the Sandman has no idea what to do.  Woman tells Douglas that she has the power, while the Sandman says wrestling is dead.

Styles urges fans to call the Hardcore Hotline to find out about Douglas’ future in the promotion.

Tune in next week to see ECW’s press conference in Florida where the Sandman will announce that his first title defense will be in Fort Lauderdale at the War Memorial against Cactus Jack!

The Last Word:  This was just a simple recap show of the promotion’s top singles feuds, bringing fans up to date on title changes that took place at Three-Way Dance and Hostile City Showdown.  Next week will probably feature much of the same until ECW is able to do its swing through Florida in early May.

Backstage News*:        ECW turned down interview requests from Sports Illustrated concerning Eddie Gilbert’s career.  Sports Illustrated is scheduled to do a piece on the April 29 edition of ABC’s Wide World of Sports about recent deaths in professional wrestling.

*Backstage news is provided courtesy of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for May 1.

Up Next:  ECW Hardcore TV for April 25!

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