Official ECW on Sci-Fi Preview – August 5 2008

by Chris Gorst on 3rd August 2008

Former ECW General Manager Armando Estrada hasn’t exactly had an ideal post-GM career in the ring. He’s looking for one more chance at an ECW contract and current GM Theodore Long has agreed to give it to him in a match against ECW Original Tommy Dreamer, as seen in an AT&T Mobile exclusive video. Will Estrada defeat Dreamer and officially become an ECW Superstar? Or does he need to start looking for a new career? (watch the match being made)

With SummerSlam mere weeks away, ECW Champion Mark Henry is on a mission to prove his Extreme strength and dominance will not falter. He’s shown his opponent, No. 1 contender Matt Hardy, his might by bending a steel bar. He’s also picked up Colin Delaney above his head and tossed him over the ring ropes to demonstrate his power. But Hardy is not fazed by Henry’s prowess, and the former United States Champion with an unbreakable spirit is ready to fight for the ECW gold at SummerSlam.

Who will be ECW’s true dominant force – the World’s Strongest Champion, Henry, or his determined challenger, Hardy? Will the Land of the Extreme crown a new king at SummerSlam on Aug. 17, live on pay-per-view, or will Henry retain his Extreme gold? And, will anyone stand in the way of Henry and Hardy on the road to SummerSlam?

Ricky Ortiz is quickly making a name for himself on ECW. As part of General Manager Theodore Long’s New Superstar Initiative, Ortiz is undefeated with a 2-0 record, recently defeating Chavo Guerrero by disqualification. Although after his win, Guerrero hit Ortiz with frog splash. The self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior’s” gloating ran short, though, when Evan Bourne ran into the ring to attack Guerrero.

Will Ortiz’s winning streak continue? Will high-flying Bourne continue to torment Guerrero? How will Bam Neely continue to perform as Guerrero’s bodyguard?

Although John Morrison & The Miz no longer hold the WWE Tag Team Titles, the duo remain a strong force in the ECW ring. They picked up a win against Finlay & Hornswoggle on Tuesday night. Then, Mike Knox rushed the ring and attacked Finlay, who was tending to his son, and later told Lena Yada that he thinks the man who loves to fight has become weak.

Will Finlay return to prove to Knox that he’s still a fierce ECW Superstar? How will he and Hornswoggle retaliate against Knox, and Miz & Morrison? Or will the stars of’s “Dirt Sheet” focus on regaining WWE Tag Team gold?

Find out the answers to these questions and more by tuning into ECW on Sci Fi, Tuesday at 10/9 CT, and SummerSlam, live, and only on pay-per-view, Aug. 17 at 8/7 CT.

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