During this weekâ<80><99>s ECW on Sci Fi, WWE developmental wrestler Shawn Spears made his WWE television debut as part of Theodore Long’s talent initiative, losing to Ricky Ortiz. Spears went under the ring-name of Gavin Spears and has been under contract to WWE since January 2006, giving him plenty of time in WWEâ<80><99>s developmental territory. Spears already had a small taste of wrestling in WWE back in February 2005, he jobbed in a tag team match against Rosey and The Hurricane on an episode of WWE Heat.
DH Smith’s mother, Diana Hart, attended last Thursdayâ<80><99>s Florida Championship Wrestling show in Tampa to watch her son wrestler. Smith wrestled the latest ECW star Shawn Spears in a losing effort. Spears got the win by rolling up Smith and grabbing the ropes to score the 3-count.
The new ECW referee is a former OVW referee who goes by the name of Goose Mahoney. He is currently refereeing for WWEâ<80><99>s Developmental Territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.