• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 12, 2005) – ECW One Night Stand 2005
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 12, 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘ECW One Night Stand 2005’ LIVE on PPV from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York.
This was basically a tribute reunion show for Paul Heyman’s defunct promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling.
The PPV theme song for this pay-per-view was “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor” by the band ‘Drowning Pool’.
Here are the PPV results:
Lance Storm defeated Chris Jericho
Three-Way Dance: Super Crazy defeated Little Guido and Tajiri
Rey Mysterio defeated Psicosis
Sabu defeated Rhyno
Chris Benoit defeated Eddie Guerrero
Mike Awesome defeated Masato Tanaka
The Dudley Boyz defeated Tommy Dreamer & The Sandman
• John Morrison’s Opinion Of Roman Reigns Has Changed
Before John Morrison teams up with The Miz to take on Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship at Backlash this Sunday, he was interviewed by Gamespot to promote the event.
Below are the highlights:
On how him & The Miz plan to carry the Universal Championship if they win it:
“We’ve talked about it both ways. Co-champions would be nice. We could cut the belt in half and make some sort of a Universal Championship pendant. Sell that as merchandise, and probably get a really nice royalty check for that.
Or the other way we were thinking it is whoever gets the fall would win. If I win – if I beat Braun – then Miz would get the first shot at me. Or if Miz pins Braun, then I would get the first shot at him.”
On why he came back to WWE:
“One of the reasons I was excited about Backlash – one of the reasons I came back to WWE – because I never got that big win. I was, at the end, a multiple-time tag team champion, but never the World Champion, never the Universal Champion. That is one of the things that I want to achieve.
In addition to that, there’s a lot of guys on the roster that I have not yet taken [on]. Guys like Roman Reigns, [Seth] Rollins, Kevin Owens, Aleister Black, Ricochet, which is funny that I say that because I wrestled Prince Puma [Ricochet’s ring name in Lucha Underground] plenty of times, but Ricochet not much. There’s a lot of unfinished business that I feel like I have, which to me is exciting. The other reason I came back was to have fun. I feel like I missed that a little bit on the first run. And now my mentality is everything I do should be fun.”
On his opinion of Roman Reigns as a wrestler changing:
“Someone asked me if I wanted to wrestle [Reigns]. I said, ‘Yeah, I’d love to wrestle that guy. Maybe in 10 years once he learns how to wrestle.’ And they screen capped that with a really jerky picture of me smiling. And I stand by that then, but I’ve been in the ring with him once now, right down to seeing the caliber of matches that he’s capable of now. That’s another example of a guy who has really come into his own.”
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