Guilty as Charged (1999)
|Guilty as Charged (1999)|
|Promotion||Extreme Championship Wrestling|
|Date||January 10, 1999|
|Guilty as Charged chronology|
Guilty as Charged (1999) was the inaugural Guilty as Charged professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). The event took place on January 10, 1999 at the Millennium Theatre in Kissimmee, Florida.
The main event was a singles match between champion Shane Douglas and challenger Taz for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. Taz won the title, ending Douglas' 406 day reign, the longest in the title's history. In the other notable matches on the card, Justin Credible defeated Tommy Dreamer in a Stairway to Hell match and Rob Van Dam defeated Lance Storm to retain the ECW World Television Championship.
The event kicked off with a tag team match between The F.B.I. (Little Guido and Tracy Smothers) and Danny Doring and Roadkill. The two teams went back and forth until The Hardcore Chair Swinging' Freaks (Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney) joined the fight, making it a three-way dance. Doring and Roadkill executed a Lancaster Lariat of Lust on Guido and Doring covered him for the pinfall until Tommy Rich hit Doring in the head with the Italian flag and Guido and Smothers hit an aided brainbuster on Doring to eliminate him. The action continued between the two remaining teams until Mahoney nailed a Nutcracker Suite on Smothers and Rotten hit an inverted DDT to Guido to simultaneously pin both men for the win. After the match, Big Guido and Sal E. Graziano confronted Hardcore Chair Swingin' Freaks but Freaks chased them away with chair shots.
Next, John Kronus came to the ring for his match and Judge Jeff Jones introduced Sid Vicious to ECW, who made his debut against Kronus. Sid chokeslammed Kronus onto a table outside the ring and then followed with three chair shots before tossing him back into the ring and executing a powerbomb for the win.
Later, New Jack and Spike Dudley took on The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley). Dudley Boyz knocked out Jack by hitting a 3D to Jack on the ramp. Big Dick Dudley attacked Spike in the ring but Spike countered with an eye rake and executed an Acid Drop to Big Dick and then hit an Acid Drop to D-Von and covered him for the pinfall. Buh Buh hit a big splash on Spike to break the pinfall but Spike moved out and D-Von was accidentally splashed. Spike then nailed an Acid Drop to Buh Buh and covered him for the pinfall but Big Dick attempted to hit a splash and Spike moved out of it and Buh Buh was splashed. Spike then tried to hit an Acid Drop to Big Dick but he tossed him away and Dudley Boyz hit a 3D on Spike for the win. After the match, Dudley Boyz attacked New Jack.
In the following match, Rob Van Dam was scheduled to defend the World Television Championship against Masato Tanaka but Lance Storm substituted for Tanaka. After a back and forth match, RVD nailed a German suplex to Storm for the win.
The penultimate match was a Stairway to Hell match between Tommy Dreamer and Justin Credible. Terry Funk interfered in the match and turned on Dreamer by hitting him with a trashcan. Credible hit him with a cane and nailed a That's Incredible for the win. After the match, Funk continued to attack Dreamer with the trashcan.
Main event match
Shane Douglas defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Taz in the main event. During the match, Douglas called The Triple Threat and then Tammy Lynn Sytch came to the ring and got involved in a fight with Francine. This prompted Chris Candido to come to stop the fight but Francine speared Sytch and Candido turned on Douglas by punching him and leaving with Sytch. This allowed Taz to nail a T-Bone Tazplex and apply a Tazmission to win the title.
David of Wrestling Recaps wrote "It’s amazing what a main event can do to the worth of the whole card. Douglas and Taz could have saved the show, but they had a ramshackle match that didn’t leave anyone feeling satisfied. The Tajiri/Super Crazy match is the reason to check this out, with Van Dam/Storm being a bonus. Thumbs down."
Scott Keith of 411Mania gave a "recommendation to avoid", stating "Even by my lowered standards for ECW, this show was pretty brutal, with a bad top of the card and the only real highlight being the Crazy-Tajiri match that ended up kicking off Tajiri’s improbable success in the US. As for the rest, forget it, it’s not worth your time."
|1||The Hardcore Chair Swinging' Freaks (Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney) defeated The F.B.I. (Little Guido and Tracy Smothers) (with Tommy Rich, Big Guido and Big Sal E. Graziano), and Danny Doring and Roadkill||Three-Way Dance||10:43|
|2||Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Super Crazy||Singles match||11:37|
|3||Sid Vicious (with Judge Jeff Jones) defeated John Kronus||Singles match||1:31|
|4||The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) (with Joel Gertner, Big Dick Dudley and Sign Guy Dudley) defeated New Jack and Spike Dudley||Tag Team match||10:01|
|5||Rob Van Dam (c) (with Bill Alfonso) defeated Lance Storm (with Dawn Marie)||Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship||18:50|
|6||Justin Credible (with Jason, Jazz and Nicole Bass) defeated Tommy Dreamer||Stairway To Hell match||18:45|
|7||Taz defeated Shane Douglas (c) (with Francine) by submission||Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship||22:15|
- David. "ECW Guilty As Charged 1999 1/10/1999". Wrestling Recaps. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
- Scott Keith (April 4, 2004). "The SmarK Retro Rant For ECW Guilty As Charged '99". 411Mania. Retrieved 15 June 2018.