REWIND-A-WAI #144: ECW December to Dismember (2006)

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review ECW December to Dismember (2006), the first and only PPV produced under the ECW on Sci-Fi era, regarded as one of the worst WWE events of all time.

Featuring only two announced matches ahead of its broadcast, the show would be highlighted by an Extreme Elimination Chamber match featuring questionable usage of participants CM Punk, Sabu and Rob Van Dam.

We hear archived interview audio from Paul Heyman before and after the event documenting his creative clashes with Vince McMahon that would lead to Heyman’s WWE exit. 

Plus: news and notes from that week’s edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

This event was chosen by Espresso Executive Producer, Robert Brockie.

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ECW December to Dismember
Sunday, December 3, 2006
Augusta, Georgia
James Brown Arena

  • Extreme Elimination Chamber for ECW Title: Big Show (c) vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Test vs. CM Punk vs. Hardcore Holly
  • Mike Knox & Kelly Kelly vs. Kevin Thorn & Ariel
  • Tommy Dreamer vs. Daivari
  • Elijah Burke & Sylvester Terkay vs. Little Guido & Tony Mamaluke
  • Balls Mahoney vs. Matt Striker
  • MNM vs. The Hardys

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Upon hearing about some of the banter from their first review of this show from 14 years ago, Wai joked that that episode sounded more fun.

While there’s a magic to the diversions and tangents of early Reviews-A-Wai that can only be conjured by two care-free 20-something men with comparatively few responsibilities in life, I think the current Rewinds-A-Wai are excellent.

I really appreciate all the research John does. He doesn’t just research the show, he does so much work telling us what else was going on at the time and what happened leading up to the show. He really puts the listener in that time frame and contextualizes everything.

I love it. Keep up the great work, guys!


Thanks as always, Jesse for the feedback. I’m always curious to know how we would’ve reviewed a show differently over a decade ago but honestly can’t bear to listen to my old self at all.