Hardcore challenge

ECW’s biggest Extremist came to RAW with a purpose…and when he left, an ECW Championship Match had been made as the main event for this week’s ECW on Sci Fi.

As Ric Flair stood in the ring ranting about Mick Foley, Paul Heyman came out to the ring. Heyman said that while Flair prefers to lump everything out of the ordinary into one category of “hardcore,” he prefers to call it “extreme entertainment.” Heyman then introduced the new ECW World Heavyweight Champion, the 7-foot, 500-pound Big Show.

As the two men stared down, Show called Flair the greatest World Champion of all-time…until now.

“Of all your accomplishments, there's still one thing you haven’t done Ric,” the ECW Champion reminded Flair. “Only one man has won the WCW, WWE and ECW Championships. You know who that one man is Ric? You're looking at him.”

After listing his accomplishments, Big Show then had an offer for the 16-time World Champion.

“You see Ric, I have to wonder…do you have it in you for one more time?” he asked. “I'm making an offer: tomorrow night, you bring yourself to ECW and it'll be Big Show vs. Ric Flair, the greatest champion of all time, one-on-one for the ECW Championship. What do you say champ, do you have one more in you?

Flair immediately accepted, and Heyman slapped him on the back. But as the “Nature Boy” turned to face him, Big Show grabbed Flair from behind and nailed him with a devastating Cobra Clutch Backbreaker. He then tossed him to the mat like a rag doll, leaving Flair on the mat as he exited the ring.

Flair won’t be the only RAW representative showing up in Minneapolis, however. As Heyman and Big Show went to leave the arena, Heyman was distracted by Candice Michelle. Heyman invited Candice to come to ECW and have a Dance-Off with Kelly, but the sultry Playboy cover girl had something else in mind.

“I'd love to come to ECW...but I don’t think I want to dance against Kelly,” she purred. “I think I want to dance WITH Kelly.”

Never one to turn down that kind of offer, Heyman told Candice that he would see her in Minneapolis. In this case, what comedian Chris Rock once said about cornbread says everything I could about seeing Kelly and Candice dancing: ain’t nothing wrong with that!

Be sure to tune into ECW on Sci Fi tonight at 10/9 CT to see what happens.

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