ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999 – ECW Saturday Night RetroView

On September 19th, 1999, Extreme Championship Wrestling aired ECW Anarchy Rulz  1999. It was the first-ever Anarchy Rulze event. On the night, we had matches (one dark & eight on PPV).

Of the eight, three included title matches, including the ECW World Tag Team, Television & ECW World Heavyweight. There were also two 3-Way Dance matches.

Tag Team Match
Danny Doring & Roadkill defeated CW Anderson & Billy Wiles (Dark Match)

ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999
Lance Storm vs. Jerry Lynn

Lance Storm and Jerry Lynn start this match with some fast-paced chain wrestling, but it’s a stalemate until Storm targets the ribs.

After a hug from Dawn Marie Storm scores a cartwheel splash before he cuts off Lynn’s rally with a low blow and grabs a chinlock. Lynn fights back with a hip toss, plancha to the outside, and missile dropkick inside the ring.

A blocked Cradle Piledriver leads to traded pin attempts, and Lynn gains the advantage, so Marie interferes as she introduces a chair, which backfires.

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Afterward, Lynn does a sunset bomb into a jackknife pin, but Dawn breaks up the cover. She also puts Storm’s foot on the ropes following Lynn’s DDT on a chair.

This opens the door for Lance Storm to attack the ribs again, using backbreakers and strikes. Lynn rallies with a Stunner and a diving hurricanrana before Storm knees him in the ribs and puts him in an inside cradle for the win.

Winner: Lance Storm (16:38)

ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999
Tom Marquez vs. Jazz

Tom Marquez kicks Jazz and whips her to the ropes, but she ducks a clothesline. Then Jazz performs a crossbody, only for Marquez to catch her.

While he holds her in his arms, Marquez dances. Then he follows up with a front slam and stands above her for some taunting before Jazz reaches up and grabs a testicular claw.

Marquez stops it with a thumb to the eye before Marquez lifts Jazz, and she drops behind him. Jazz hits a kick, followed by Jazz Stinger, but when she covers, Simon Diamond attacks to cause a DQ.

Winner By DQ: Jazz (0:58)

After the match, Tony DeVito runs to the ring and joins Diamond in attacking Jazz before Chris Chetti & Nova rescue her. Then Chetti sends DeVito outside with a kick.

ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999
Tag Team Match

Simon Diamond & Tony DeVito vs. Chris Chetti & Nova

Nova & Chris Chetti hit a double hip toss, elbow drop, and slingshot senton when Chetti adds a Lionsault before Simon Diamond & Tony DeVito regroup.

Something is wrong as Chetti lies on the mat, so Nova checks on him and realizes Chetti hurt himself. Nova then takes over the action.

He does a slingshot crossbody onto Diamond and DeVito, then back inside. Nova scores strikes and snap mares, but DeVito answers with a low blow and taunts Nova in the corner.

DeVito connects with a powerbomb and tags in Diamond & as Diamond lands, rolling suplexes and a gourd buster. DeVito returns and botches the uranage. They redo the spot, but Doring & Roadkill arrive to cause a no-contest.

Winners: No One (No Contest) (3:52)

After the match, Doring and Roadkill attack Nova and Jazz while Miss Congeniality taunts them. They hit Hart Attack on Jazz before Roadkill looks to do a flying splash on her, so the locker room empties to stop him.

As a brawl erupts, New Jack’s music plays. He drags a trash can full of weapons to the ring & he uses waste baskets, a keyboard, a road sign, and a pool cue.

CW Anderson, Spanish Angel & Rod Price fall victim to Jack’s attacks, but the worst comes when Jack uses a staple gun on Price’s head.

ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999
3-Way Dance Match

Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Little Guido vs. Super Crazy

Tajiri and Super Crazy fluster Little Guido until he regroups. Then Guido returns and puts Crazy in a Camel Clutch as he holds him for Tajiri’s dropkicks, but Tajiri targets Guido with the second one.

Everyone fights to the floor as Tajiri lands an Asai Moonsault into the stands before Big Sal attacks Tajiri & Crazy when they return to the ring. It allows Guido to nail a diving Fameasser on Tajiri and cover Crazy for a two.

They do more crowd fighting, and it’s Crazy’s turn for an Asai Moonsault. He even knocks Sal off the apron and through a table, but Tajiri catches Crazy in the Tarantula.

Crazy puts Tajiri in a Camel Clutch while Guido adds a Sicilian Crab. Once Tajiri escapes, Guido hits Crazy with Tomakaze and then a cover, but it isn’t enough before Crazy eliminates Guido with a moonsault.

Tajiri & Crazy trade kicks, but they show signs of fatigue & after a double jump moonsault, Crazy thinks Tajiri is out cold, but it is a trap.

Tajiri surprises Crazy and hits a handspring elbow. Then Tajiri tries a suplex, but Crazy drops behind him. This leads to a sit-out bomb by Crazy, and he attempts another.

This time, Tajiri turns it into a DDT for a two-count, so Tajiri tries another suplex, but Crazy slips free and grabs a Dragon Sleeper, which he transitions into an inverted tornado DDT.

He continues with triple moonsaults, but Tajiri raises his knees. This opens the door for Tajiri’s Buzzsaw Kick, followed by a running dropkick and a brainbuster for the win.

Winner: Yoshihiro Tajiri (14:38)

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Justin Credible vs. Sabu

Sabu scores a springboard leg drop then Arabian Press and a Camel Clutch before the action soon heads to the ramp and Fonzie sets up a table. This backfires.

Justin Credible splashes Sabu through the table and returns him to the ring before Sabu rallies with a springboard wheel kick and a baseball slide.

Sabu sends Credible into the crowd for a somersault plancha before Credible avoids another table but he eats a guillotine leg drop while hanging on the ropes.

They crash through a 3rd table on the floor, and it leaves both men bloody. Sabu and Credible trade Camel Clutches, cane, and chair attacks, which leads to them fighting over the cane until Credible hits a Stunner.

He also puts Sabu through a 4th table, but Credible crashes as well. Once Sabu recovers, he lands triple jump attacks and evades. That’s Incredible.

Fonzie thwarts Jason’s interference as Sabu connects with an Arabian Facebuster, then a cover, but Credible kicks out.

They reverse through a That’s Incredible attempt until Credible hits it on a chair for the victory.

Winner: Justin Credible (14:06)

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ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999
ECW World Heavyweight Title 3-Way Dance Match

Taz (c) vs. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka

Taz watches and applauds while Mike Awesome & Masato Tanaka brawl once they spot him Taz dares them to bring it so he gives Awesome suplexes.

So Awesome, and Tanaka teamed up for chops on Taz. After Taz answers with clotheslines, Awesome hits Tanaka with an Awesome Bomb and then climbs the ropes.

But Taz catches him and lands an overhead superplex, and the landing leaves both men dazed, so Tanaka drills Taz with a Roaring Elbow. With Taz down, Awesome hits Awesome Splash, and Awesome and Tanaka cover Taz to eliminate him.

Taz then moves to the ramp and joins a group of wrestlers watching the contest & tells Awesome and Tanaka to fight before the action spills outside where Awesome performs a tope.

He also scores a flying clothesline and a sit-out powerbomb, but those don’t work, so they head to the ramp. Tanaka does a running chair shot and a tornado DDT.

He follows with a second one onto a pile of chairs, as neither earns a three-count, so Tanaka tries a flying chair attack and a powerbomb, but Awesome recovers and throws Tanaka onto a table on the floor with an Awesome Bomb.

Once he collects Tanaka Awesome continues with an Alabama Slam and Awesome Splash. It’s still not enough before Tanaka shakes off more chair shots and hits a Diamond Dust for another two count. Awesome fires back with a spear and his own flying chair bash.

It leads to fighting on the top rope before Awesome wins the exchange and connects with a Super Awesome Bomb on a table to score the victory.

Winner: AND NEW ECW World Heavyweight Champion: Mike Awesome (13:48)

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ECW World Tag Team Titles Match

Tommy Dreamer & Raven (c) vs. Steve Corino & Rhino

Tommy Dreamer shakes off Rhino’s punches and hits a hangman’s neckbreaker, but this hurts Dreamer’s back. Steve Corino sees an opening and takes a swing, so Dreamer chases him to the ramp.

As Corino runs, he leaves Jack Victory behind. Dreamer dumps Jack out of his wheelchair and into Francine’s chair shot.

They also use the chair on Rhino & Dreamer attempts Spicolli Driver, but his back gives out, so Rhino scores a spinebuster. Then Corino grabs a ladder, but Dreamer whips Rhino into him.

Once Rhino recovers, he grabs Francine and hits a Michinoku Driver. He then targets Dreamer, but Raven arrives and drops Rhino with Even Flow. This leads to Corino & Victory brawling with Dreamer & Raven.

Rhino and Corino whip Raven and Dreamer into each other, and they argue, but Raven and Dreamer turn and hit stereo DDTs on Victory and Corino for the win.

Winners: AND STILL ECW World Tag Team Champions: Tommy Dreamer & Raven (3:24)

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ECW Television Title Match

Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Balls Mahoney

Balls Mahoney scores a back suplex and clotheslines, but Rob Van Dam answers with takedowns and a crossbody. Then they fight into the crowd, and Mahoney uses fans’ beers as weapons.

When they return to the stands a second time before RVD lands an insane somersault plancha from the ring.

Back inside, RVD uses more kicks, but Mahoney responds with a power slam, followed by New Jersey Jam and a chinlock, so Fonzie offers RVD a drink of water to revive him.

It fails, so Mahoney lands Ball Breaker and a 5 Star Frog Splash, but they don’t work, and Fonzie introduces a chair for a Van Daminator and Rolling Thunder.

Mahoney rallies again with suplexes then a piledriver and a powerbomb. More chair shenanigans by Fonzie backfire, so Fonzie breaks up a pin with a chair shot.

Fonzie runs, but this allows RVD to hit Van Daminator, followed by 5 Star Frog Splash for the victory.

Winner: AND STILL Television Champion: Rob Van Dam (19:39)