An extreme first
Tonight on ECW on Sci Fi, Kurt Angle and Sabu will go one on one for the first time ever. But this won’t be any ordinary match; the winner will become the No. 1 Contender to the ECW World Title.
This is an opportunity that Sabu has been coveting for quite some time. For the past two weeks, Paul Heyman has been denying him a match against Big Show…and two weeks in a row, Sabu has attacked the champion to make a statement and try to get what he wants. Last week, Big Show was sent crashing through a table courtesy of a flying chair to the head.
On the other hand, this opportunity is also something Angle has been looking forward to since being drafted to ECW. He has already held both the WWE and WCW Championships, and would become only the second man (other than current ECW Champion Big Show) to hold all three championships.
Angle looked dominant last week in his return to Hammerstein Ballroom, where he destroyed the Brooklyn Brawler in short order. He looked more intense than ever, but will need to keep that intensity turned up a notch in order to overcome the Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Death-Defying Maniac.
So tonight, one man will walk out of Nashville as the No. 1 Contender. Will Sabu finally get the opportunity he’s been looking for, or will the Wrestling Machine have a chance to make history?