Joey Styles recaps the feud over the ECW Championship between the Sandman, Cactus Jack, and Shane Douglas. This Saturday night at the ECW Arena the Sandman and Jack will face off in a barbed wire match for the title.
The Hack Myers-Tony Stetson match from Enter Sandman airs. Instead of airing a clip job, which would have covered up how bad this match was, ECW opts to show it in its entirety.
A replay of the Sandman winning the ECW Championship from Shane Douglas at Hostile City Showdown airs.
A lengthy video package hypes the three-way dance that is booked for the ECW Arena on April 8.
Joey Styles is coming from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He welcomes out Ron Simmons, who is in a sour mood. The feeling is reciprocated by the ECW fans. Simmons is upset that Styles did not call him a former world champion and All-American. He vows to beat down anyone who gets in his way.
The Public Enemy are shown acquiring the contract needed for a three-way dance against ECW Tag Team Champions Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko and Sabu & Taz.
ECW Champion Shane Douglas puts over the company and says that he has survived in ECW over the last eighteen months because he has evolved. In a segment that lasts more than twenty-five minutes, he calls out Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan as old and that they no longer compare to “the Franchise” of ECW. Douglas recaps his career in ECW, with video showing his feud with Terry Funk, his first ECW title win, and his decision to refuse the NWA World Championship. He complains about Flair holding him down in WCW and how he is having to save professional wrestling by himself. Douglas warns Tully Blanchard that he will beat some respect into him. And then he suddenly pivots at the end to warn Marty Jannetty that he is not going to win the ECW title at this Saturday’s ECW Arena show. There is nothing wrong with a promotion trying to play up its champion, but this was not a good way to make the audience stick around for the rest of the broadcast. It was a meandering promo that went back-and-forth between Douglas’ personal grudges and his career and then went into hyping a random ECW Arena bout.
A video package hypes Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko, with more focus paid to Benoit’s recent wave of destruction through ECW.
Footage shows fans in Fort Lauderdale tossing chairs into the ring at the end of the ECW show there.
ECW Tag Team Champions the Public Enemy get on a boxcar so they can get from Philadelphia to Florida. In Florida, in front of a Daily Planet sign, Johnny Grunge says that Superman is scared of them, which is why a chain link fence is in front of the sign. Then, Grunge finishes doing some graffiti and makes fun of Sabu’s appearance. Spliced between the promos are video highlights of an Enemy match in Florida against Mr. President and Death Row 3260.