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3/31 Match of the Day: ECW Originals vs New Breed (Extreme Rules)

by on March 31, 2011

Today’s Match of the Day comes from the April 3rd, 2007 edition of ECW on Sci-Fi, as the New Breed (Kevin Thorn, Matt Striker, Marquis CorVon, and Elijah Burke) faced the ECW Originals (Tommy Dreamer, Sabu, Rob Van Dam, and the Sandman). The story behind this was that they had built this feud for a match at Wrestlemania 23, but just before the event, they were told the Extreme Rules stipulation had been taken away. David Lagana told the story on a recent interview with Mike Johnson at PWInsider.com about how when they got to TV that Tuesday, Dusty Rhodes asked Vince to just let them do the match the way it was meant to be done, so they did their Wrestlemania match on TV.

What resulted was one of the most chaotic matches in recent WWE TV history, as these guys went completely nuts for ten minutes. You could tell they had something to prove, as this was way more move-heavy and fast-paced than your ordinary WWE match, whether it be TV or pay-per-view.  This was completely without regard for the usual WWE-style pacing. The crowd ate it up since it was so different that it was great and it made for great TV.

(Match can be seen under the cut…)

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-TOM.

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