A recap of Cactus Jack’s heel turn at Wrestlepalooza ’95 airs.
ECW Champion the Sandman and Woman talk about how they love thinking about Mikey Whipwreck and the Public Enemy lying in a poor of their own blood. The Sandman adds that Whipwreck is a boy trying to do a man’s job.Continue reading →
Joey Styles says that tonight’s footage will come Wrestlepalooza ’95, which took place at the ECW Arena on August 5. He reviews some of the events that transpired there, including the Sandman caning Mikey Whipwreck until Woman told him to stop because she did not want the Sandman to forfeit the ECW Championship. The Sandman sat in the ring as part of a strike, triggering a confrontation with the Public Enemy because they had a stretcher match with the Gangstas. A disjointed recap over still photographs reveals that the Sandman cost the Enemy the match and that Whipwreck returned to battle with the Sandman after the match was over.
The Enemy and Whipwreck are in the hood, with the Enemy giving Whipwreck a Public Enemy jacket. They try to educate him in the ways of the street before Johnny Grunge screams about the Enemy being the “MacDaddys of violence in ECW” and that they are going to take the Sandman to the extreme. As all three walk away, Whipwreck does the Enemy’s celebration wave.
Joey Styles calls the matches on tonight’s card, which come from ECW’s event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
A video package showcases some of the action in Fort Lauderdale. A lot of attention is paid to a brawl between Raven and Steve Richards against Tommy Dreamer and Luna Vachon, with Raven and Richards laying Vachon out with a double DDT before Dreamer cleared the ring with a foreign object and smashed Raven’s hand.
Joey Styles does commentary for the show, which took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 15. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew 1,000 fans.
Bill Alfonso gets nuclear heat by coming out and saying that the show is going to be cancelled. Commissioner Tod Gordon interrupts, saying that he fired Shane Douglas so he can fire anyone. Alfonso is undeterred, saying that he cannot be fired. The audio is so bad you cannot understand much beyond that, but a fight between the two erupts until some of the lower midcard of the ECW locker room breaks it up. Alfonso insists that he is running tonight’s show.
Joey Styles quickly recaps the Tony Stetson-New Jersey Devil, Mikey Whipwreck-Val Puccio, and Vampire Warrior-Hack Myers matches from Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams, along with Tod Gordon’s run-ins with Bill Alfonso on the show and Steve Richards creating problems between the Warrior and Tommy Dreamer over Luna Vachon.
Styles urges fans to buy a VHS copy of Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams because the barbed wire match between the Sandman and Cactus Jack cannot air on television.