By Andy Steven | August 13, 2008
The show started with Todd Grisham and Matt Striker plugging Henry & Hardy vs. Miz & Morrison for tonight. ... Tommy Dreamer then came to the ring with plenty of weapons in hand for the extreme rules match against Colin Delaney. Delaney then came out looking very frightened with no weapons in hand. Colin stood on the floor refusing to get into the ring, but the ref called for the bell.
1 -- TOMMY DREAMER vs. COLIN DELANEY -- Extreme Rules match
Colin tried to high-tail it up the ramp to the back, but Dreamer quickly retrieved him and whipped him into the shopping cart full of weapons. Colin came back with a finger-smash on the ring steps, but Dreamer smacked him with a Kendo stick. Back in the ring, Dreamer with a sick t-bone suplex after placing the stick in the crotchal region. Striker with a Duke the Dumpster Droese reference on Dreamer taking out the trash via the surfboard dropkick sending a can into Colin's face. Dreamer tried to follow with a can lid to the face, but Colin moved and scored a nearfall. Dreamer then quickly came back with a spike DDT on a STOP sign for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Dreamer in 4:00. Predictable squash that takes us back a few weeks ago when Dreamer squashed Colin after Colin turned on him. Colin could be better-utilized, but it doesn't seem like WWE is interested in taking that approach right now. (*)
Backstage: Lena brought in Miz and Morrison to congratulate them on the Dirt Sheet's TV debut last week. Cue up the video package that tried to cover for how rough it was. Back to Miz and Morrison, who said they were hilarious last week. A few pop-culture references later, Miz said Hardy and Henry are going to find out that there are winners and there are losers in life. He told them to be jealous.
Smackdown Rebound: All Edge, all-the-time. ... In-ring: Evan Bourne came to the ring with a little extra strut in his step prior to facing Bam Neely, who was still selling injuries from Edge on Friday night. According to Mr. Scoop Matt Striker, Chavo is ordering Bam to compete tonight despite a concussion.
2 -- BAM NEELY (w/Chavo Guerrero) vs. EVAN BOURNE
Grisham talked about Bourne being a young athlete trying to make his mark, whereas some of the other young superstars are never heard from again. Ouch. Striker talked about Bourne's background in St. Louis, but him also getting his training with Dragon's Gate in Japan. Striker is earning more and more points with his commentary in each match. Bourne made a comeback with a strike kick, then he nailed the stand-still moonsault for a nearfall. Bourne followed with a nice DDT before going up top and nailing the beautiful Shooting Star Press for the pin and the win. Chavo, selling his own injuries from Smackdown, could only hop onto the apron and point his finger at Bourne after the match.
WINNER: Bourne in 3:00. Bourne continues to impress each week, and he's certainly making the most of his current opportunity. He's an instant breath of fresh air, which WWE is slowly starting to capitalize on while assuredly testing Bourne's mentality to see how he responds to the sudden success and TV push. (*1/4)
Backstage: Teddy Long was talking to his assistant about getting on some marketing plan. Armando Estrada then stormed in and held up his official ECW contract. He told Teddy to sign the contract, and Teddy agreed to do so. Teddy said they're even going to celebrate. Tiffany brought in the champagne for a toast to Armando's first official match on ECW. Teddy said the opponent...Finlay. And the match is next. Armando gulped, then left.
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