Chavo Guerrero, Bam Neely and Mark Henry def. ECW Champion Matt Hardy, Finlay and Evan Bourne
This was two days removed from the excellent ECW Championship match between Hardy and Bourne at Cyber Sunday, and I thought it was a shame they didn't continue that feud beyond that event. Nevertheless, this was a well-wrestled and enjoyable six-man tag team match. Everyone played their roles well and Guerrero pinning Hardy would seemingly set up a future title match between the two.
Jack Swagger def. Tommy Dreamer
Swagger had just arrived on ECW, so it was smart to pair him off with someone as experienced as Dreamer for his first feud. I expected this to be a total squash, but I'm glad Dreamer was made to look competitive while also showcasing Swagger's abilities. This was a pretty good match and a nice win for Swagger. Thankfully, the rivalry resumed after this match and they produced more solid matches together.
John Morrison and The Miz Attacked "D-Generation X" on The Dirt Sheet
For those of you who think The Young Bucks have never appeared on WWE TV before, think again. They portrayed D-Generation X here, which is hilarious when you consider how similar they are to the faction today. It was also funny when Morrison referred to himself and Miz as "the elite of the elite" given how The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega call themselves "The Elite" as part of The Bullet Club. This is one of those segments that might be funnier in retrospect than it was at the time because the crowd sat on their hands the entire time, but it did hype up Miz and Morrison vs. DX that coming Monday on the 800th episode of Raw.
I was expecting more in the way of Halloween-themed stuff after Teddy Long opened the episode as Ron Burgundy, but no such luck. That said, this was an entertaining edition of ECW that featured two quality of matches (both of which served a purpose) and an interesting segment with Miz, Morrison and The Young Bucks. It's worth watching for that alone, but the matches are a treat as well.
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