ECW Original Sandman and the extreme educator, Matt Striker, will bring their rivalry to the next level when they face off in a Singapore Cane-on-a-Pole Match on ECW on Sci Fi.
Hatred has burned between these two since Striker brought his classroom to ECW. Sandman has managed to crash several of Striker’s Classroom sessions. The two also faced on Oct. 3 when Striker pinned Sandman to pick up a victory along with Big Show. Most recently, Sandman pinned Striker last week on ECW on Sci Fi in another Six-Man Tag Team Match.
The Singapore Cane-on-a-Pole Match marks the first singles match for Striker since joining the ECW roster. He will have nowhere to run this time without Big Show or Test in his corner.
“This kid’s nuts,” Sandman said in response to Striker’s most recent challenge. “Obviously he’s outsmarted himself on this one because if he thinks by putting that cane up on a pole he’s going to have a better shot at beating me, then he’s definitely not as intelligent as he thinks he is.”
If there was ever an advantageous stipulation match for Sandman, the Singapore Cane-on-a-Pole Match is it. Striker is out of his element in this one.
“I’ll take his head off with it,” Sandman said. “No mercy. Not since what he’s done to me the last couple weeks.”
While Sandman is already penciling in a win for the match and intends on finally beheading the pompous teacher, Striker feels confident in himself.
“First of all, it’s physically impossible to take someone’s head off,” Striker said. “But expect nothing less from a Neanderthal, uneducated, reprobate, inebriated one such as he to think that you can physically take someone’s head off. Believe me, that’s not happening. Not in my classroom.”
Striker acknowledges the brutality of his opponent and within the match itself. But he believes he has what it takes to outsmart Sandman in his own game.
“This is a barbaric, heinous contest. I am a professional wrestler. A highly trained one at that. My strategy will be to ground the Sandman. To make him unable to retrieve that Singapore cane. And finally, when I procure that cane, I will engage in heinous activity.”
Will Striker teach Sandman a lesson or will Sandman disrupt Striker’s class again? Find out on ECW on Sci Fi at 10/9 CT.
This week on ECW on Sci Fi, Rob Van Dam gets his last chance to reclaim his position at the very top of ECW – a brand he first debuted with more than one decade ago. On Tuesday, ECW fans will witness an epic encounter between RVD and a man who has yet to be pinned since his emergence in ECW, arguably the most dominant champion in sports-entertainment today: Big Show.
"The ECW worldwide audience has spoken, and despite my prophecies, RVD is still their man,” Paul Heyman told ECW.com. “Obviously, my Children of Extreme need to witness before their very eyes, the sheer dominance of the ECW World Champion Big Show. Therefore, I have granted Rob Van Dam his first one-on-one opportunity against The Big Show since their July 4 match in Philadelphia when Big Show won the championship.”
At the unexpected and surprising behest of Paul Heyman, RVD was given the unique opportunity to compete against the Extreme Giant. Since the infamous South Philly Screwjob on July 4 where Heyman aided the Extreme Giant in seizing the gold from Van Dam, Heyman has placed roadblock after roadblock in front of RVD – from the rugged Hardcore Holly to the malicious Test.
The ECW Messiah, who since the rebirth of ECW has abandoned ECW Originals like Van Dam, has forged an alliance of sorts with the World’s Largest Athlete and others that he believes are the future of Extreme. Bastardized by ECW’s self-touted martyr and Messiah, RVD has spent the majority of his recent ECW career fighting against the tide and against highly stacked odds.
Finally, having endured a number of grueling confrontations, he has brawled his way back into contention for ECW’s top prize. Given the events of the last several months, when RVD was presented with this prospect, it was undoubtedly an offer the Extremist could not refuse.
“Should RVD pull off the impossible and defeat Big Show,” explained Heyman, “then I will be obligated to grant him a title match. However, if Van Dam falls victim to the champion, like [so many others] have before him, then I will move ECW forward and far away from RVD's selfish pursuit of being the ECW World Champion."
In order for RVD to reach the pinnacle of the ECW mountain, he will need to conquer a steep challenge in the ECW World Champion. The path of the massive Extremist has been that of destruction and sheer dominance. Big Show has defended his championship against all-comers and has yet to be pinned since claiming the gold. Relive the wreckage of the Extreme Giant on ECW.com.
From encounters with Extremists Sabu and Sandman to battles with RAW and SmackDown behemoths like Kane, Batista and Undertaker, the World’s Largest Athlete has left a stack of crippled bodies in his immense tracks. He even dominated in the bloodiest Hell in a Cell Match in history against D-Generation X at Unforgiven.
This Tuesday, the mammoth path of the ECW World Champion intersects with that of Rob Van Dam on ECW on Sci Fi. Would RVD be able to scale the 7-foot mountain? Could he earn the right to an ECW World Championship match? Or would Big Show maintain his supremacy and dominate en route to Cyber Sunday?
What level of Extreme would both men have in store for each other? Tune in Tuesday on Sci Fi at 10/9 CT to see all the unbelievable action.