Welcome to PWInsider.com’s live, ongoing coverage of House of Hardcore VII from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA!
Before the show officially started, Tommy Dreamer came out and said that he’s had a few card subject to change issues. He announced EC3 won’t be here. Jigsaw is sick and won’t be able to make it. Davey Richards will also be missing the show due to a “medical emergency.” Dreamer said that he’s got some surprises and he’s lucky that he has a lot of good friends. He promised to give everyone a good show and thanked everyone for supporting him and the show.
Danny Doring vs. Stevie Richards
Richards was an unannounced surprise and received a big reaction when he came out wearing his BWO garb. The crowd chanted, “Welcome back.”
Doring shoved Richards at the bell and they had words. Doring backed him into the corner and nailed a series of chops in the corner. Richards reversed a whip and nailed a hiptoss.
Doring cut off Richards and stomped the hell out of him. Richards rolled up Doring for a two count. They went back and forth. Richards nailed a clothesline and workef him over in the corner before missing a charge.
Doring went to the top and nailed an Alabama Jam for a two count. Doring nailed a Bareback for a two count. Doring mocked the crowd calling for a Steviekick. He went for a move but Richards ducked and nailed a Steviekick for the pin.
Your winner, Stevie Richards!
Good, solid back and forth opener. Both looked really good.
Richards attempted to shake Doring's hand after the match but was blown off. Doring returned and hugged Stevie, which the crowd exploded for and chanted "ECW."
Brian Myers vs. Christian York
Myers is the former Curt Hawkins. This is the first time he’s wrestled in the Arena. They had some nice back and forth wrestling early. York is the babyface. Myers nailed him with a great looking dropkick and sent him inton the corner. They battled in the corner until York nailed him with a spinkick.
York was tossed out to the floor. Myers worked him over but was nailed with a superkick. York nailed a moonsault off the railing, which got a “Holy sh**” chant from the crowd.
Back in the ring, York went for a monkeyflip but Myers but him off and drilled him in the legs. He peppered York with punches on the floor. Myers controlled him on the mat and locked in a side chinlock. York made a comeback and hit a sliding kick that sent Mysers to the floor. Myers returned and nailed a big clothesline.
He whopped York into the corner but York kicked him off as he charged and nailed Myers with a running cannonball in the corner. They went back and forth with some nice near falls until York caught him with a swinging neckbreaker for the pin.
Your winner, Christian York!
Another really solid, well worked match.
Myers took the mic and complained he lost due to a fluke and a fast count. The crowd was all over him. He said this is the first time he's been here and it's a dump and a huge letdown. He said that he won't leave unless someone makes him. He sat in the corner.
Out came Richardo Rodriguez. He introduced Alberto........and the crowd finished "Del Rio."
Out came former WWE World champion Alberto Del Rio. Out came Alberto in street clothes. He said he has so "f***ing" missed you guys. He said that he's so happy to be here because a few weeks ago, he thought he wasn't going to be able to wrestle in the United States for a year. He said that he's here for the same reason as the fans, to have fun and he's so excited to be in the "ECW Arena" for the first time. The crowd chanted "ECW" and Alberto joined in on the mic. The crowd chanted, "F*** McMahon" and Del Rio tried to get Ricardo to join in. Del Rio said that when Tommy Dreamer invited him to come to House of Hardcore, he had to say yes. Ricardo told him that he meant, "Si." Del Rio said that in HOH, "we aren't sports-entertainers, we are f***ing wrestlers."
Myers tried to attack him but Del Rio ducked and Richardo kicked him low. Del Rio locked on the cross armbreaker and Myers tapped.
Del Rio looked THRILLED to be here.
Coverage continues on Page 2!
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