ECW on Sci-Fi Report
May 19th, 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We are live on tape from Cincinnati, Ohio and your announcers are Josh ‘Andy Travis’ Mathews and Matt ‘Nessman’ Striker.
We start off tonight’s show with Jack Swagger sitting in the center of the ring. He says that it is bad enough what happened to him at Backlash, but what happened to him at Judgment Day was a travesty and he is not going to leave the ring until he gets justice. Some officials come to the ring to try to get Swagger to leave but Jack refuses. Jack tells them to have Blondie come out herself to get him to leave but he is not budging.
Tiffany makes her way to the ring and she tells the officials to leave the ring. Tiffany tells Jack to get out of the ring and she tells Jack that they can discuss it in the ring. Jack says that it is too bad if he is disrupting her show. Jack says that he will not leave until she makes it right. He says that Christian has his title belt and he never beat Swagger. Jack says that it is not fair that Christian cheated twice. Jack blames Tiffany for the problem. Tiffany tells Jack Swagger that he cannot hold her show hostage. Jack says that he does not have to listen to Tiffany because he will be around a lot longer because people come to see him, not the next Brittney Spears. He says that he is the franchise while Tiffany is a temp. Tiffany finally takes the mic and she says that the temp has the right to make sure that Swagger does not get his title back. Tiffany tells him to get out of the ring and go to her office right now. Jack finally leaves the ring.
Tiffany apologizes for what just happened and she says that they will have a great show. Tiffany brings out Christian and he crosses paths with Swagger on the ramp. Swagger pushes Christian off the ramp and then he goes to the back while Christian holds his knee.
We go to commercial.
We are back and next Monday, Ric Flair will be on Raw, wherever it may be.
Match Number One: Christian versus Paul Burchill with Katie Lea
Christian holds his knee and favors it as the match starts. Burchill goes after the leg but Christian avoids him. Burchill goes after the leg but Christian punches him and works on the arm and then has Burchill down with a double leg take down into a front face lock. Burchill with a hammer lock and a single leg take down but Christian kicks him off. Christian with an arm drag into an arm bar and key lock. Burchill with a knee to Christian’s leg but Christian responds with an arm drag and returns to the key lock. Burchill backs Christian into the corner but Christian with an uppercut. Burchill pulls Christian off the turnbuckles and Christian goes to the floor. Christian punches Burchill but Burchill returns to the leg and then he Irish whips Christian into the ring steps.
They return to the ring and Burchill with a near fall. Burchill with a single leg crab. Burchill with an atomic drop to the knee and then he hits a Saito suplex for a near fall. Christian with kicks but Burchill holds on to the ropes when Christian tries for a drop kick. Burchill returns to the knee and he gets a near fall. Burchill with a leg lace but Christian tries to escape and he gets to the ropes. Burchill with a European uppercut and then he kicks the leg in the ropes. Burchill misses a charge into the corner and Christian hits a tornado DDT and both men are down until Christian gets a near fall. Christian punches Burchill followed by a back body drop. Christian with an inverted DDT for a near fall. Burchill with a hard Irish whip and then he kicks Burchill followed by a sunset flip from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Burchill tries to return to the knee but Christian counters and tries for the Killswitch but Burchill blocks it and hits a suplex for a near fall. Burchill runs Christian into the corner and then he misses a charge and Christian hits the pendulum kick and then he hits the flying European uppercut from the turnbuckles followed by the Killswitch for the three count.
After the match, Josh Mathews interviews Christian in the ring and he asks Christian about what Jack Swagger did to him. Christian says that if Jack did not like what happened at Judgment Day, then he won’t like what he has to say. Christian mentions Tommy Dreamer’s request for a title match at Madison Square Garden where Swagger interfered. Since Swagger had his rematch and lost, Christian is going to challenge Tommy Dreamer to a match for the ECW Title.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that for 33 weeks, nothing else on SciFi had better ratings.
Jack Swagger is with Tiffany and he cannot believe what Christian did. Tiffany tells Jack to take the night off.
Ryder with a slap before they lock up and Ryder with forearms across the face. Ryder with a side head lock and shoulder tackle and elbow drop. Ryder with kicks and a swinging neck breaker. Ryder with an Irish whip but he charges into a boot and forearm. Ryder kicks Green in the ribs and then he woo woo woos. Ryder works on the neck and then he chokes Green in the ropes. Green with an elbow but Ryder with a leaping leg lariat as Matt Striker with the first Nuggets reference. Ryder with a swinging neck breaker with the knee in the neck for the three count.
Winner: Zack Ryder
Josh and Matt talk about David Hart Smith and his actions against Finlay.
Smith is doing dips in the locker room and Tyson and Natalya enter. They talk about what he is going to do to Finlay. Natalya says that Smith’s dad would be proud of him and David says that he should because he is already better than his father. We go to commercial.
We are back with the Extreme Rewind: Vladimir Kozlov destroying Chad Collyer.
Vladimir Kozlov comes out and he pays tribute to Hunt for Red October with his outfit. Kozlov says that he is the greatest fighting force in ECW because of the Russian army. He says that there will be no retreat, there will be no surrender.
Gregory Helms has breaking news that Tommy Dreamer has accepted the challenge from Christian and the match will take place on Thursday. Tommy wants to thank Christian for the opportunity and it shows the type of man and champion that Christian is. Tommy says that this could be his last ECW title match and he vows to be the ECW Champion.
Finlay is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: David Hart Smith with Natalya and TysonKidd versus Fit Finlay
They lock up and Smith backs Finlay into the corner but Finlay with a head butt and side head lock. Finlay with punches to the throat followed by European uppercuts and a short arm clothesline and an elbow to the top of the head for a near fall. Finlay with another European uppercut and then he connects with a knee drop to the head. Finlay pulls Smith to the mat and gets a near fall. Finlay kicks Smith to the floor and then he rolls him back in. Smith with an elbow to Finlay and then he kicks Finlay. Smith with a European uppercut followed by kicks. Finlay with a short arm clothesline for a near fall and a key lock. Smith gets his foot on the rope so Finlay pulls Smith into the center of the ring. Smith gets back to the ropes and Finlay pulls him back into the center of the ring. Finlay returns to the key lock. Smith gets back to his feet and he knees Finlay but Finlay with a forearm and an inverted face lock and neck breaker for a near fall. They fight on the floor and Smith hits a running power slam on the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Smith has Finlay in a rear chin lock. Smith with a leg drop and a near fall. Smith with knees to the back as he wears down Finlay and then he puts Finlay in a rear chin lock with his knee in the back. Finlay with a jawbreaker but Smith with a clothesline for a near fall. Smith with a punch to Finlay followed by kicks to the head. Finlay goes to the floor and Smith pulls Finlay back to the apron but Finlay with a forearm and kicks as he returns to the ring. Smith with a head butt to the midsection. Smith with more boots to the head and a knee to the back. Smith with a waist lock. Finlay works on the back by jumping onto it. Smith with a camel clutch and Smith adds crossfaces. Smith with an abdominal stretch and Finlay escapes and he runs Smith into the turnbuckles and he punches Smith. Finlay walks into a boot but Smith misses an elbow drop. Finlay with a punch and forearms but Finlay is sent into the turnbuckles. Smith returns to the camel clutch and he turns it into a reverse chin lock. Smith pulls Finlay to the mat and he applies extra pressure to the neck. Smith with a forearm that staggers Finlay followed by an Irish whip. Finlay sends Smith into the ring post and then he gets a rollup for a near fall. Finlay with clotheslines followed by the seated splash for a two count. Finlay with a shoulder into the corner but he cannot get Smith up for the Celtic Cross or Fireman’s Carry Slam. Finlay with a back body drop and then he clotheslines Smith over the top rope to the floor. Natalya and Kidd try to interfere and Finlay sends Kidd into the ringside barrier. The referee is distracted by Kidd and Smith hits Finlay with Natalya’s boot and then he hits the Saito Suplex for the three count.
Winner: David Hart Smith