ECW On Sci-Fi Results (2/10)

ECW on The Sci-Fi Channel
Live in Fresno, Calif.
Report by Jason Powell

[Q1] The show opened with a recap of the Jack Swagger and Finlay feud… Jack Swagger made his entrance as Todd Grisham and Matt Striker introduced the show. Swagger took the mic and said he’s been victimized and embarrassed over the last two weeks. He said Teddy Long is forcing him to defend his ECW Title against Finlay and the No Way Out pay-per-view.

Swagger said he didn’t want to wait until No Way Out. He wanted to take care of his business now. Therefore, he called out Hornswoggle. However, Hornswoggle didn’t come out. Rather, Christian made his surprise return.

Christian received a babyface reaction and played to the crowd before entering the ring and grabbing a mic. He mocked Swagger’s lisp and played to the crowd, which broke out in a Christian chant. Swagger tried to interrupt him, but Christian said it’s been a long time since his Peeps have seen him.

Christian said he came to ECW because he wants the ECW Title. He issued a challenge to the winner of the No Way Out ECW title match between Swagger and Finlay. Swagger responded by saying he’s a prodigy and Christian is no threat to him. Cage smacked Swagger with the mic and left the ring while Swagger held his head in pain… [C]

[Q2] Backstage, Swagger asked whether Teddy Long knew that Christian was going to be there. Long said he’s the person who signed him. Swagger said he was taking the night off, but Long informed him that he was wrestling Christian later in the show…

1. The Miz (w/John Morrison) defeated Tommy Dreamer in 3:05. Dreamer attacked Miz to start the match, which was logical given the way Miz and Morrison mocked and attacked him last week. However, Morrison got involved and distracted Dreamer long enough for Miz to hit a finishing move. The announcers noted that Dreamer is 0-3 since making the announcement that he must win the ECW Title by June 6 or he’ll leave…

The announcers hyped the Swagger vs. Christian match for later in the show… [C] Backstage, Jamie Noble interrupted a conversation between Teddy Long and Tiffany. Noble complained about being stuck in a match with Boogeyman. He said he’s a big dog.

Teddy blew off Noble to talk to “Tyson” and Natalya. They discussed his background of training in Stu Hart’s Dungeon. Tyson said he would send big dog Noble back to the pound…

The announcers ran through the No Way Out lineup…

[Q3] Backstage, Hornswoggle entered Christian’s locker room and ran around him in a circle. Finlay entered the room and welcomed him to ECW. He said he’ll be watching Christian…later tonight against Swagger. “If you want to be ECW Champion it’s not Jack Swagger you need to go through, it’s me,” Finlay said… [C]

An Evan Bourne video package aired and touted his pending return to ECW…

2. Tyson Kidd (w/Natalya) defeated Bao Nguyen. No Boogeyman in the second match this week. Kidd dominated the match. He hit a great spinning kick and then followed up with a springboard flying elbow before pinning Nguyen. After the match, Noble walked onto the stage and clapped… [C]

[Q4] 3. Christian pinnned Jack Swagger in a non-title match in 11:00. Swagger back Christian into the corner and slammed his hands on his chest early. Christian slapped Swagger and then took control of the offense. A short time later, Finlay and Hornswoggle walked to ringside as the show cut to commercial. [C]

After the break, Finlay and Horny had joined the announcers on commentary. Yes, Horny grunted and made strange noises. Swagger hit a tornado DDT off the second rope for a good nearfall. Finlay said it was an awesome move and added that he forgot how good Christian was.

At 9:30, Swagger hit a nice suplex for a good nearfall. He followed up by going for a splash off the second rope, but Christian moved. Later, Swagger tossed Christian over the announcers desk and onto Finlay and Hornswoggle. They headed back to the ring and Swagger removed the turnbuckle pad. Christian rolled him up for a nearfall.

Hornswoggle started grunting like a jackass for no reason and headed toward the ring. The referee was distracted by Hornswoggle, so Finlay stood up and hit Swagger’s leg with a shillelagh. Christian hit his finisher and scored the pin. “For the second time in two weeks, the ECW Champion has been pinned,” Grisham said…