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.
Cactus Jack talks about Wiffle ball and how a kid would rob him of homers, so he had to alter his style, just like he had to alter his wresting style to stand out and be the best. He recounts Ric Flair hating his style in WCW and that he would never be out of a wheelchair at thirty, saying that he is a week from proving him wrong. Jack tells anyone who does not like his way of doing things to get another job.
Cactus Jack says there should be no controversy when he faces the Sandman for the ECW Championship. He says this title shot is the most important moment of his career to this point. When Jack goes to open a door, he is met by the Triple Threat, with Shane Douglas claiming that Jack is taking his title shot. Jack refuses to back down and is hit in the back of the head by the Sandman’s Singapore cane. Douglas tries to take a swing at Jack too but hits the Sandman instead, prompting Woman to tell the camera that Douglas blew their deal.
Joey Styles does commentary for this show, which originates from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for April 17, the show drew a crowd of 1,150 fans. Styles says that Sabu is a no-show due to Japan commitments.
A lengthy video package hypes the upcoming three-way dance for the ECW Tag Team Championship at the ECW Arena. Footage used goes back to 1994 to show the Public Enemy’s feud with Sabu and Taz, which eventually came to include Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.