I saw the PPV thanks to Carlo jr who made me a tape and I thought it was good. Nothing special, people are getting too damn old to be wrestling hardcore style anymore.
The biggest thing to have happened at the PPV wasn’t anything scripted or anything that was said but the actions of John Bradshaw Leighfield and what he did to ECW alumni The Blue Meanie.
Here is an article from WWE.com:
The JBL – Blue Meanie ECW controversy
By David Agostino
June 19, 2005
ECWâ€™s One Night Stand may have ended two weeks ago, but what took place in the middle of the ring during the successful pay-per-viewâ€™s closing moments is still quite a source of controversy.
During the wild brawl that closed the show, former ECW wrestler The Blue Meanie and SmackDown! Superstar JBL appeared to trade some heavy blows, with the 6-foot-6 JBL seemingly getting the better of the exchange.
Photos and witnesses later confirmed that JBL did a fair amount of damage to The Blue Meanieâ€™s face, even opening up some stitches he had received just a day earlier.
The incident has since been one of the hot-button topics making the rounds on the Internet. WWE.com was able to track down JBL, Meanie and Paul Heyman to talk about the bizarre events of that night.
Outside sources have tried to interview JBL, but they declined after being asked to record the conversation. As a result, WWE.com has the first words from JBL on this topic.
â€œPeople donâ€™t know my side of the story, so Iâ€™m glad WWE.com has given me a chance,â€ JBL said. â€œBut Iâ€™m not sure whoâ€™ll believe me anyway. Iâ€™m really surprised at all the backlash and I wish I was never associated with this and that it never happened.â€
Many Internet reports have indicated that JBL and Blue Meanie had some previous run-ins during Meanieâ€™s stay with the company in 1998, 1999 and part of 2000, and that those problems are the genesis of the ECW incident.
â€œThe incident with Meanie had nothing to do with any old heat, I donâ€™t even know the guy,â€ JBL said. â€œI understand he worked here, but I donâ€™t even remember working with him. I couldnâ€™t care less about the fat little kid. â€œ
Meanie, who worked with WWE from October 1998 to June 2000, finds it almost impossible that JBL doesnâ€™t recall his time there.
â€œThatâ€™s BS, he remembers me,â€ Meanie said when reached at home by WWE.com. â€œFrom my first day to my last, JBL never liked me. Maybe it was because I wasnâ€™t an All-American football player or because my body wasnâ€™t chiseled from granite, but he had it in for me.
â€œI enjoyed my time at WWE, I loved the work and I got to see the world,â€ Meanie continued. â€œI liked everything about it except JBL. When I was fired I was actually happy I wouldnâ€™t have to see him anymore, thatâ€™s how depressed he had me.â€
Hereâ€™s JBLâ€™s version of the final moments of the pay-per-view:
â€œBefore the brawl at the end of the pay-per-view, he starts cutting a shoot promo on me, saying Iâ€™m the reason he got fired and the only reason I got where I am is because I CENSORED Vince McMahonâ€™s CENSORED. I was incredulous,â€ JBL said. â€œI thought thereâ€™s no way he could really mean this. So I got to work with him at the end, and here we are trying to give the fans a great finish when we begin to lock horns in the melee. But heâ€™s basically not even acknowledging my presence. Now I might have caught him snug with a shot, but then he starts throwing back heavy punches, including a body shot. So make no mistake, I club him back to make sure he knows Iâ€™m not playing, and I think I got him with a shot over the eye and one near the forehead and apparently opened him up a little.â€
â€œBackstage I asked him if he wanted to finish it right then and there,â€ JBL continued. â€œHe told me itâ€™s all a show and that he didnâ€™t want to fight. And he pretty much ran off.â€
Meanie, as you might expect, had a much different view of what transpired.
â€œI was jaw-jacking with everyone, that was the whole point,â€ Meanie said. â€œThe tape doesnâ€™t lie. He went right for me and hit me when I wasnâ€™t even looking. He even tried to pull my shirt over my face and have one of those hockey fights. He wanted a receipt for the things Iâ€™ve said about him.
Meanie is referring to old interviews on various Internet sites that quote Meanie calling JBL a â€œbully.â€
â€œI tried to fend him off the best that I could, but at that point, I was also trying to protect the 14 staples I had in the back of my head from the night before,â€ Meanie added. â€œHeâ€™s a real big guy and thereâ€™s only so much I was able to do.â€
JBL claims any accusations The Blue Meanie has made regarding JBL sabotaging his job with WWE are ludicrous.
â€œApparently he blames me for getting him fired here,â€ JBL said. â€œI donâ€™t have that kind of power, and even if I did, I wouldnâ€™t use it on him. I really couldnâ€™t give two sh**s about this guy. I donâ€™t care if he ever wrestles again and I donâ€™t care if he becomes a World Champion. Beating up the Blue Meanie doesnâ€™t benefit me in any way. It just makes me look like a complete a**hole to attack this kid.â€
For his part, Meanie is also trying to put the incident behind him.
â€œTo me, itâ€™s just really sad. JBL is supposed to be one of the top guys,â€ Meanie said. â€œHeâ€™s supposed to lead by example, not by fear.â€
ECW head Paul Heyman, who you might remember had some harsh words himself for JBL during One Night Stand, certainly isnâ€™t surprised at the amount of attention the incident as drawn over the past week.
â€œI’m not surprised the JBL-Blue Meanie incident is still generating so much buzz,â€ Heyman told WWE.com. â€œThe top star on SmackDown!, a former WWE Champion, hit ECW’s court jester with his best shots and couldn’t knock him out? This is like The Sandman pounding on Howard Finkel and Howard walking away with some bumps and bruises.â€
Furthermore, Heyman wouldnâ€™t mind seeing both men settle their differences in the ring. In fact, Heyman wonders what WWE brass is waiting for?
â€œIt’s pretty amusing the SmackDown! brain trust hasn’t capitalized on the interest in JBL and The Meanie and begged Vince McMahon to allow this match to take place on TV or pay-per-view,â€ Heyman said. â€œIf they don’t have the vision, ECW certainly does, and I’d welcome that match on any platform ECW is afforded. I even propose we allow the two to fight in the streets of New York City and broadcast on ECW.com! After failing to silence his harshest critic, I think it’s on JBL to prove if there’s anything but bullsh** behind the Wrath of the Wrestling God.â€
I think its ashame that JBL decided to take it upon himself to ruin a perfectly good night for a bunch of people that deserve it. He is a bully and an ass.
PS This was at the bottom of the article on WWE.com and I thought I would post it too, I haven’t figured out which of those divas she is, but I thought people would like to see her.