ECW on SyFy Report – August 11th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We start off with a look back at last week’s ECW title match between Tommy Dreamer and Christian where Christian retained the title.
We are live from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and your announcers are Matt ‘Wasn’t there a former WWE Champion from Edmonton?’ Striker and Josh ‘Gretzky, Messier, Fuhr, and Coffey were the real Four Horsemen’ Mathews.
We have to relive the ECW Idol from last week’s Abraham Washington Show before our first match.
Match Number One: Zack Ryder versus Shelton Benjamin
They lock up and Ryder backs Benjamin into the ropes and he connects with shoulders in the corner. Benjamin with a knee and punches but the referee pulls Benjamin off. Ryder with a missile drop kick for a near fall and then he sends Benjamin into the turnbuckles. Ryder with a running boot to the face and then he gets a near fall. Ryder with a reverse chin lock. Ryder with a knee and he tries for a suplex but Benjamin is able to land on his feet and he hits a neckbreaker. Benjamin and Ryder exchange punches until Benjamin gains the advantage and hits a back body drop. Benjamin with an Irish whip and a Stinger Splash but he runs into an elbow on a second try. Benjamin with a German suplex and bridge for a near fall. Ryder goes to the floor and then he drops Benjamin on the ropes. Ryder with a leg lariat for a near fall. Benjamin counters the Zack Attack and he catapults Ryder into the turnbuckles. Benjamin with a power bomb into the turnbuckle followed by Paydirt for the three count.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin
Gregory Helms is in the back with Paul Burchill and Katie Lea. Helms asks Burchill about his match but Burchill says that he is not going to answer questions from a laughing stock. Helms wants to know about Paul’s match with Yoshi Tatsu. Burchill says that he knows that Helms is The Hurricane. Burchill punches Helms and connects with a knee to the midsection followed by another punch.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that if you want original programming, WWE has more than HBO and Showtime.
Match Number Two: Vladimir Kozlov versus Kevin Brooks
Brooks with a waist lock but Kozlov with a take down and kick. Kozlov with a front face lock and then he tosses Brooks into the turnbuckles. Kozlov with a kick and a backbreaker. Kozlov with a helicopter to Brooks. Kozlov with a spinebuster for the three count.
Winner: Vladimir Kozlov
After the match, Ezekiel Jackson comes to the ring and it is his turn to beat up the Demento in the ring. Jackson picks up Brooks and he hits the uranage. Kozlov doesn’t appreciate Jackson upstaging him so he hits another spinebuster. Kozlvo leaves the ring.
If you missed Searching for Shawn Michaels, it is coming up next. We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to see a recap of Triple H making a mockery of his loss to Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes, and then we see Triple H invade a cafeteria followed by the ‘Suck It’ Granny.
We have guest ring announcers for the next match and they are the Bella Twins.
Match Number Three: Paul Burchill with Katie Lea versus Yoshi Tatsu
Yoshi with a cross body and Japanese arm drag into an arm bar. Burchill with a forearm and knee to the midsection. Burchill with a gutbuster followed by knees to the midsection. Burchill with a seated abdominal stretch. Burchill with a kick but Yoshi with a series of forearms and a leg drop. Yoshi with kicks to the ribs followed by a rolling snap mare into a kick for a near fall. Burchill with a kick but Yoshi with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Yoshi with a series of elbow drop but Katie hits Yoshi with her belt and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu by disqualification
After the match, Burchill attacks Yoshi and then he sends Yoshi into the turnbuckles and he kicks Yoshi. The referee pulls Burchill away and Hurricane’s music plays and he hits a cross body followed by a Thesz Press and punches. Burchill recoils upon seeing the HurriPose and he leaves the ring.
Hurricane offers his hand to Yoshi Tatsu and Yoshi accepts it.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the return of The Hurricane
Burchill and Katie are in Tiffany’s office and he says that he will do whatever it takes to be safe. Tiffany says that she will talk to Hurricane and she tells Paul not to threaten her.
Match Number Four: Tyler Reks versus Tom James
They lock up and Reks with an arm drag. They lock up again and Reks with a clean break but James with a forearm and knee. Reks with a flying clothesline and then he sends James shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Reks works on the shoulder and he puts James in a hammer lock. James with an elbow and forearm. Reks with the punch to the midsection followed by a flap jack. Reks goes to the apron and he hits a missile drop for the three count.
Winner: Tyler Reks
Abraham Washington is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the show that makes you believe in the Magic Hour, the Abraham Washington Show. The people of Edmonton show their love for Abraham. Abraham says that he has decided to take the show on the road to get rid of the stench of Shelton Benjamin singing by going to Edmonton. Abraham says that he is not going to bash the fans for being Canadians. Washington says that he does not feel safe in a country where white people hit a black object. Abraham wishes Hulk Hogan a happy birthday.
Washington brings out his guest, ECW Champion Christian.
Christian says that this isn’t the Peep Show and then he calls Washington ‘Arsenio’. We see the video package that started tonight’s show. Washington does not approve of the match and then he comments on Christian’s looks. Washington asks Christian if he is still friends with Dreamer and he says that they are friends. Christian gets a shot in on Washington. Christian threatens to knock out Abraham’s teeth if he says anything negative about him. Christian says that he is still feeling the effects of the match with Dreamer. Christian says that he is ready to be the face of ECW. Washington says that his next guest is the number one contender for the ECW Title. He brings out William Regal.
Regal tells Christian if what he did last week was extreme, Christian hasn’t seen anything yet. Regal says that the English are the most brutal and barbaric. He tells Christian to watch what he is going to do to Christian’s friend in their match. We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Tommy Dreamer versus William Regal
Regal tries to work on the bandaged arm and he takes Dreamer to the mat. Dreamer punches Regal and follows that with a back elbow. Regal goes to the floor and Dreamer follows after him. Dreamer sends Regal into the announce table and the apron. Dreamer tries to suplex Regal to the floor but Regal sends Dreamer into the ring post. Regal with a boot to the arm against the ring post. Regal with boots to the arm and then he puts Dreamer in a hammer lock. Dreamer gets to the ropes. Regal with an uppercut to the arm but Dreamer with a punch and then he wrings Regal’s arm twice. Regal with a knee to a charging Dreamer. Regal with an arm bar. Dreamer with an elbow but Regal with forearms and he tries for a superplex but Dreamer with a clothesline from the turnbuckles. Dreamer with punches to Regal followed by a clothesline and a knee lift. Dreamer takes too long for a DDT and Regal with an arm wringer. Regal misses a running knee and Dreamer with a sit out spinebuster. Dreamer puts Regal in the Tree of Woe and it is time for the baseball slide into the corner. Dreamer with a power slam but Regal gets his foot on the rope. Regal drops Dreamer’s injured arm on the top rope and Regal with the running knee to the head for the three count.
Winner: William Regal
After the match, Regal puts Dreamer in the Regal Stretch. Christian comes to the ring and Regal scurries out of the ring. Christian checks on Dreamer and we go to credits.