Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Hardcore Homecoming November Reign|
Actors: Terry Funk, Sabu, Kronus
November 5, 2005, Philadelphia was rocked with one of the greatest shows ever to take place inside the World?s most famous Bingo Hall. See the historic return to Philadelphia of Brother Ray and Brother Devon, Team 3D, as ... more »
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About ANOTHER Hardcore Homecoming DVD
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just for those who don't already know, there is another Hardcore Homecoming DVD out there besides the original event & November Reign. This DVD is about the September show they did in Cleveland called "Reunion Tour" available at RFvideo.com. I personally wouldn't get it because most of it was boring to me but just incase you want all the events available in DVD.
Tod Gordon welcomes the fans with appearence from Bill Alfonzo
Chris Chetti vs. Danny Doring
Blue Meanie vs. Tracy Smothers (basically, almost the same match from the first H.H. event because they did the same exact comedy spots at the same time)
Roadkill vs. New Jack (they both end up turning on the referee & attack him. New Jack went off on a fan doing the "WHAT?" chant during his promo)
Memorial Segment with Gary Wolfe & Johnny Grunge
Rhino vs. Raven
Shane Douglas vs. Jerry Lynn vs. Sabu (not a 3 way dance but triple threat match. Shane was really off this night)
Team 3-D vs. Ian Rotten & Balls Mahoney
Justin Credible vs. The Sandman (Singapore Cane Match)
Oh yeah, on this DVD. The theme songs aren't edited (you hear Natural Born Killaz throughout New Jack's whole match) and neither are the ECW references & chants."
No WWe involvement
Brian Moriarty | new york | 03/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd has nothing to do with the wwe. it's not an ecw event. so all the cursing and chants will be left in. Check out the Hardcore Homecoming dvd, this will be on the same lines."
Best wrestling show I've experienced live!!
Russell J. Lydon | Newark, New Jersey United States | 02/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never thought I say it judging from the first Hardcore Homecoming show but we are at the unseasonably comfortable ECW Arena in Philly, here are the matches:
Blue Meanie pinned Danny Doring with a Meaniesault. I thought it was a dark match because I didn't even recognize Dorings music. The fans chanted "F*** JBL." At Meanie with a very positive reaction.
Pregnant Dawn Marie came out and cut a promo saying she was going to hold the key for the cage match tonight in the main event. She bashed WWE for releasing her for wanting to have a family but she wanted to thank the fans and those who were involved with ECW were her true family. She promised to hold the key tonight with honor and thanked everyone for their support. She looks like she should be expecting anyway
Balls Mahoney pinned John Kronus. Crazy chair shots, both guys bled pretty good. Balls was clearly over in this match and the crowd sang his entrance before his match started. Everyone was chanting for New Jack at one point during the match.
Spike Dudley pinned CW Anderson, this match was totally weird. I thought Spike would try to be heel because CW was talking about the last several weeks and how difficult it was being on his death bed in the hospital and Spike or Matt, whatever you want to call him, attacked him and eventually won the match with a sunset flip holding the ropes. When the match ended, Anderson thanked everyone for their support during his illness and his career and the crowd chanting C F'N W.
Tod Gordon came out and addressed the crowd. Then he inducted Terry Funk into the Hardcore Hall of Fame. They played a tribute video and unveiled a banner on the wall of the building where we were sitting. Funk ran down the names of several ECW alumni like Paul Heyman, Shane Douglas to name a few, saying they didn't make the company, but it was the fans that made it successful. The promo was one of the most emotional speech ever.
Axl Rotten Pinned Ian Rotten in a bloody, bloody Taipei Death Match after a powerbomb off the ropes through five chairs. Both used forks on each and obviously the glass. They stapled dollar bills to each other and Ian took thumbtack bumps. Axl had a serious gash on his arm. Sick but fun! Both guys hugged and Axl cut a promo. Then its intermission time...
Gary Wolfe pinned Shane Douglas (Dog Collar Match) Both men were bleeding. Where we were you saw the blood start to trickle down Shanes face after getting hit with the chain on the turnbuckle pad. Francine got involved and saw her tattoo on her ass and a partial boob shot and including getting choked out with the chain. Wolfe hit a belly to belly suplex through a table for the pin, although Douglas' foot was on the ropes. Another hard call, I thought Shane was totally over for him and even a fan was jabbing with Wolfe in front of us. All three raised each other's hands after the bell.
Team 3D defeated Sabu & Terry Funk. Bubba did his old school , "My name is buh buh buh Bubba Ray Dudley" bit on the mic. The crowd chanted "F*** Johnny Ace" and D-Von agreed on the mic. Great brawl. Crowd was into this big time. D-Von and Funk brawled into where we were and my friend Mike, the animal he is, gave Funk three steel chairs and threw every one at D-Von. D-von tried to hit Funk with a chair but Funk blew a huge fireball at him. They went to light a table on fire but Matt Hyson tried to stop them and he ended up taking the flaming table and it was apparent that he was hurt or burned by it. Bubba Ray did a great speech to Sabu and Funk, crediting Funk for being real in a business of liars and scumbags that Sabu put tables on the map and everyone who ever did it stole it from him. Funk said he respects them but they don't like losing and they'd like to have a rematch. All four embraced.
After the match, Bubba led an ECW chant asking everyone to chant it one time for them and as loud as everyone can saying it didn't belong to the "guy in CT who tried to steal it from all of us." A near building shaking chant of ECW started.
Justin Credible vs. Jerry Lynn (Steel Cage Match) w/ Dawn Marie is at ringside. They chopped the hell out of each other. Jerry took the mic and said something to the effect that he is glad that the cage match is going to be a pussy WWE cage match, since in this match the only way to win was painful or submission. If you escaped the cage, the match continued! Shockingly this match got a loud: "This match sucks" chant because it was nothing but basic wrestling in a cage, much to the disappointment of referee John Finnegan who was shaking his head during the chant. Jerry Lynn took a bump off the top of the cage thru a table to the floor. Credible slammed the cage door into the ref. Jason hit the ring but was taken out. Lynn cradle tombstone Credible. My prediction was correct held up, the lights went out and when they returned Lance Storm was in the ring. He helped Credible take out Lynn with the Spike Piledriver and pinned him. The Impact Players did their trademark pose to close the show. Lance and Justin cut promos thanking everyone after the match was over. Jerry Lynn received a nice ovation after the match was over.
Final thoughts: I thought the show was great. I thought this show had a little more emotional for the bigger matches then the last show and the matches were obviously longer then the last show. I cant wait for the DVD to come out to relieve some great memories!!"