This ECW was pretty great, mostly bolstered by the presence of Chris Jericho. That Christian vs Jericho match was the best match I've seen on television since Rey vs Morrison about two months ago. I also loved Jericho's segment with Regal. Both were so, so fantastic on the mic in this. Regal saying hello Christopher. Regal acting like a fake gentlemen, saying "hello madame, how are you?" to Tiffany. Jericho subtly bargaining for Kozlov & Jackson. I'm glad Jericho didn't get all buddy buddy with Cryme Tyme because they are on the same team. He was ready to get rid of 'em. It was great.
I was kinda expecting Yoshi to beat Zack Ryder and here's why: Christian has defeated both Regal and Ryder twice in singles competition. It's time for Yoshi to get a one-on-one match, which I actually expect he'll lose clean, setting up the fatal four-way they've been teasing. It's only fair, I suppose, that Yoshi, who's been on quite a winning streak, gets a singles chance first. You have to question just how much Yoshi has been winning, though. I know that's odd to say, but man, Yoshi has beaten both Regal and Ryder twice as well. Sometime the ECW main heels gotta win one, you know?
I'm kinda ambivalent to the Hurricane-Burchill feud. It's a nice thing to keep both of them busy, but I'm neither enjoying nor disliking it.
ECW doesn't make the PPV again, as Christian vs Yoshi for the title is next week. A lot of people seem angry about ECW not making the PPVs anymore, but I don't really care. If anything, ECW seems like an island in the world of WWE, so maybe it's for the best that PPVs might just become RAW and Smackdown again. But if that's the case, Penguin's idea about a "Clash of the Champions" type two-hour ECW television show might not be such a bad idea.
"Leaping Lanny and Randy Savage are brothers, and Randy Savage, your name is Randy Poffo. THAT'S RIGHT, RANDY POFFO. You're ashamed of going around calling yourself Poffo so you probably got the name Savage because you're ashamed of putting yourself on the same level as your brother because he is much better than you are. YOUR BROTHER IS A HUMAN BEING. YOU'RE NOTHING BUT A SCUMBAG. THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE; YOU'RE A DOG. YOUR NAME IS POFFO." - Ronnie Garvin to Randy Savage, ICW Wrestling, 1980.