Quick hits on ECW
• We all know that Chris Jericho can appear on any WWE show by virtue of him being a member of the unified WWE tag team champions, but I don’t think many people expected to ever see him on ECW, so it was a pleasant surprise when he showed up on Tuesday night’s episode. It was even better that he wrestled his old tag team partner/rival Christian in the main event. Here’s the one problem I had with it: Jericho’s surprise appearance shouldn’t have been a surprise. It astounds me that WWE didn’t announce on Raw that Jericho was intending to be on ECW. I think it’s safe to say that WWE cost themselves some viewers.
• As expected, the Jericho-Christian match was quite good. Yes, Jericho did another clean job, but this one I completely agree with. There’s no way the ECW champion should lose on ECW to a wrestler from another brand.
• Jericho leering at Rosa Mendes and unbuttoning the top couple buttons on his shirt when talking to Tiffany was funny. Speaking of Tiffany, I like that WWE is portraying her character as a smart, decisive general manager who is always one step ahead of the heels.
• It was great to see two up-and-coming young guys – Yoshi Tatsu and Zack Ryder – wrestling each other in a No. 1 contender’s match. I wasn’t surprised that Tatsu won, but the finish caught me off guard. I thought for sure that Ryder was going to kick out after Tatsu hit a splash over the top rope.
• The angle with The Hurricane doppelganger and Paul Burchill was well done. Nice attention to detail with the impostor having the Green Lantern tattoo on his arm.
• Paul Burchill’s promo wasn’t spectacular by any means, but it was good to see him getting some mic time.
• Shelton Benjamin showed a lot of fire when he attacked Sheamus. I’d like to see Benjamin get the better end of this feud and then move on to an ECW title program, but I’m not holding my breath.