JT’s Extreme Evolution: Reliving ECW – Hardcore TV 5/11/93

ECW Hardcore TV #6
Run Time: 39:09

Super Destroyers vs. Larry Winters & Tony Stetson – No Disqualification Hair vs. ECW Tag Team Title Title Match (**)
Jimmy Snuka & Eddie Gilbert vs. J.T. Smith & Max Thrasher (*)
Salvatore Bellomo vs. Canadian Wolfman (DUD)
Jonathan Hotbody vs. Tommy Cairo – Lumberjack Match (*1/4)
Tigra & Rockin’ Rebel vs. Miss Peaches & Sandman (3/4*)

Best Segment

The opening tussle between Paul E and Tod Gordon was good but I will go with the Tag Team Title bout. It paid off a well developed feud with a logical finish and had a hot conclusion as well. Winters and Stetson have been a good team so far and deserved that win. Plus, Hunter Q. got some much needed comeuppance.

Best Performance

Paul E was awesome, cutting a fantastic promo right out of the gate, putting over Hot Stuff International and landing a rough “your wife” zinger on Tod Gordon. He was just as good on commentary after he convinced Stevie Wonderful to go take notes for him as well. Hot fire all night.

Biggest Surprise

Even though I wasn’t expecting Winters and Stetson to get their hair shaved, the title change was still a nice surprise. It was a real good payoff to an entertaining angle and it was a good moment to see the faces prevail over the odds and chaos. Shout out to Rockin’ Rebel busting out an Ace Crusher!

I Love the 90s

Paul E’s mullet and phone, no doubt; Larry Winters’ mullet, as always; Peaches’ spandex might as well have had “1993” written across the ass

Additional Observations

Good opening segment as Jay and Todd run down the huge card of action upcoming and then Paul E saying the Texas Chain match is cancelled; Terry Funk at the ranch was a campy fun segment for the second week in a row; I dug the chaos of the ECW Tag Title match, it was a fun watch and nice payoff to the angle with a big title swap; Paul E. handling the ring introductions for his crew is a nice touch; “A product of the jungle!”; J.T. Smith busted out a pretty great twisting suplex/powerslam hybrid move; Paul calling Jay Sulli “Gordon Solie” was funny; Snuka is really rough and brutal on offense here, he has embraced his role of asshole heel; the Cairo/Hotbody feud rages on; Hunter Q’s dainty cane shot made me chuckle; We get the first ever mixed tag match in ECW history on this show; Rockin’ Rebel busting out an Ace Crusher/Stunner here was pretty crazy

Enjoyment Power Rankings
1. Paul E. Dangerously
2. Eddie Gilbert

3. Terry Funk
4. Jimmy Snuka

5. Stevie Wonderful
6. Hunter Q. Robbins 

7. Suicide Blondes
8. Sandman
9. Rockin’ Rebel
10. J.T. Smith

Top 10 Matches
1. J.T. Smith vs. Eddie Gilbert – 4/13/93 (**)
2. Super Destroyers vs. Larry Winters & Tony Stetson – 5/11/93 (**)
3. Suicide Blondes vs. J.T. Smith & Tommy Cairo – 4/27/93 (**)
4. Super Destroyers vs. Larry Winters & Tony Stetson – 5/4/93 (**)
5. J.T. Smith & Glen Osbourne vs. Eddie Gilbert & Don Muraco (*3/4)

6. Sandman vs. Rockin’ Rebel – 4/27/93 (*1/2)
7. Glen Osbourne vs. Johnny Hotbody – 4/13/93 (*1/4)
8. Tony Stetson & Larry Winters vs. Super Destroyers – 4/27/93 (*1/4)
9. Jonathan Hotbody vs. Tommy Cairo – 5/11/93 (*1/4)
10. Jimmy Snuka & Eddie Gilbert vs. J.T. Smith & Max Thrasher – 5/11/93 (*)

All Time Appearance Tracker
Jay Sulli
Stevie Wonderful
Tod Gordon
Eddie Gilbert
Terry Funk
Hunter Q. Robbins III
Super Destroyer #1
Super Destroyer #2
EZ Ryder
HD Ryder
Tommy Cairo
Salvatore Bellomo
Cosmic Commander
Johnny Hotbody
Tony “Hitman” Stetson
Rockin’ Rebel
Jimmy Snuka
Larry Winters
Ernesto Benefico
Glen Osbourne
Chris Michaels
Samoan Warrior
Kodiak Bear
Miss Peaches
J.T. Smith
Super Ninja
Greg Cody
Don Muraco
Chris Candido
ECW Hat Guy
Paul E. Dangerously
Max Thrasher
Canadian Wolfman

Final Grade: 4.5/10 Paul E. Dangerously Cell Phones

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