Originally reviewed here.
ECW Guilty as Charged
January 9, 2000
Rob Van Dam© vs. Sabu (w/ Bill Alfonso) [ECW World Television Championship]
Well, this could be a mess.
Sabu got control early on. He hit his triple jump plancha, but RVD came right back. They continued to go back and forth for a while. The crowd ate it up. Sabu appeared to have the match won at one point, but a ref bump prevented a pin being counted. They started going back and forth again. RVD gave Fonzy a Van Daminator. RVD blocked a triple jump moonsault with a chair and then hit the five star: 1…2…3
Sabu only wrestled six more matches in ECW.
This match was not for me in the slightest, but it was clearly successful enough to get some credit. ECW was really a product of its time. I get why it was so appealing overall, but some aspects of the company have never been my cup of tea.
Match Rating: **3/4