Match of the Week: Sandman vs D-Von Dudley (ECW Crossing the Line Again 97; shown on ECW Hardcore TV #198)
Several big things happen at this show. Paul Heyman announce ECW first PPV Barely Legal is back on. Another thing happen was the post match of this. Sandman doing his long 2-3 minute entrance when D-Von Dudley attacked him before the bell using the singapore cane. Sandman fought back in a brawl and squashed him in five minute match. After the match Joel Gertner announced D-Von as the "winner" only get caned. D-Von attacks Sandman afterward bringing out Bubba Ray and Spike Dudley whom they been feuding with D-Von for over half a year previously. Bubba Ray smacks a chair on Sandman then gave him, Spike and the Gangstas a beat down. No longer a comedic team both are now team of serious ass kickers. On that night Dudley Boyz unite to form one of most dominating tag teams in world of wrestling pillaging through ECW, WWE, TNA, Japan, and the indies for almost two decades.