ECW Living Dangerously 2000
By Big Red Machine
From March 12, 2000
ECW Living Dangerously 2000 (3/12/2000)- Danbury, CT
SINISTER MINISTER PROMO- fun (minus the part where he broke kayfabe)
SEGMENT WITH GERTNER, JOEY, & CRYUS- good.
STEVE CORINO PROMO- okay promo. He sees the Sandman's wife in the first row and calls her a whore, then implies that he is going to rape her. Then the Sandman makes the save until Rhino cuts him off, and the segment ends with Rhino goring Lori through a table.
BULLROPE MATCH: Dusty Rhodes vs. Steve Corino (w/Jack Victory)- 4/10
Dusty Rhodes, the babyface, wins because he got help from a biased referee. Now there's a hero we can all be proud of. I don't care if Loc was getting revenge on Corino or not. It doesn't change the fact that the babyface won because he got help from a biased referee.
THE DANGEROUS ALLIANCE (C.W. Anderson & "Beautiful" Billy Wiles) (w/Lou E. Dangerously) vs. Danny Doring & Roadkill (w/Elektra)- 6/10.
IMPACT PLAYERS PROMO- both guys were good.
ECW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Mike Awesome(c) (w/Judge Jeff Jones) vs. Kid Kash- 4.5/10
Great for such a short match. I'm not sure when this became a title match' or even an official match at all, but apparently it was one. The end of this transitioned well into...
CHRIS CHETTI & NOVA vs. JADO & GEDO (w/Simon Diamond)- 5.25/10
ELEKTRA PROMO- horrible. To Heyman, she says "I have personal animosity towards you." That is all you need to know about how much she stinks on the mic.
ECW TV TITLE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL MATCH: Super Crazy vs. Little Guido (w/Sal E. Graziano)-6.25/10
BALLS MAHONEY vs. KINTARO KANEMURA- squash, but it transitioned well into a brawl between Da Baldies and New Jack, which has now become known as...
THE DANBURY FALL- this is scary to watch. Not just in fear for Jack and Vic's health, but the fact that Jack's music doesn't stop playing and the crowd never even quiets down... it is pretty disturbing.
THREE TEAM ELIMINATION MATCH FOR THE ECW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: Mike Awesome & Raven(c) vs. Tommy Dreamer & Masato Tanaka vs. The Impact Players (w/Dawn Marie & Jason)- 4.5/10
Extremely disappointing. Mike Awesome, the ECW World Heavyweight Champion, can't even last five minutes? And Dreamer and Tanaka, who Joey both described as being guys who can "take a lot of punishment" can't even last ten?
CYRUS, HEYMAN, & GERTNER SEGMENT- good way to build some more emotion into the TV Title match.
MATCH FOR THE VACANT ECW WORLD TV TITLE: Super Crazy vs. Rhino (w/The Network)- 6.5/10
Good, but not good enough for a main event. I enjoyed the overbooking, though. It was a good way to both protect Rhino and build up to Rhino vs. RVD.
Overall, a pretty bad show from ECW. It does have one major bright spot, though, and that is Cyrus. I freakin' LOVE Cyrus on commentary. As Elektra gets in the ring and we get the standard butt-shot of her bending over, Cyrus says "I like Erektra." He is definitely ECW's heel Jerry Lawler. Just outstanding (see what I did there? It's a boner joke). Among other great lines, he also referred to Jado as "Kato." Aside from his comedy, Cyrus was just plain ON as a heel announcer.