ECW on SyFy Report – August 25th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We start off with a look back at the entire ECW match coverage from Summerslam, and then in the remaining 55 seconds of the opening segment, we see the beat down after the match.
We are live from Phoenix, Arizona and your announcers are Matt ‘Eight Second Man’ Striker and Josh ‘Welcome to the home of Raw the day after the real 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania’ Mathews.
William Regal comes out and he is joined by the Bromance of Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson. Regal has a mic and he is going to address the fans. He says that everyone is looking at the reason why ECW as they know it is never going to be the same. For weeks, Kozlov and Jackson were playing a game of one-upmanship that everyone thought would lead to a confrontation. Regal says that the fans lack the creativity and imagination as well as the influence that he possesses to shock the world and unite these two physical specimens. He addresses Christian and he says that the countdown clock on his title reign is almost at zero.
Christian is not only listening, he is coming out to address Regal’s comments. Christian says that the only thing reaching zero will be the number of people watching if Regal keeps talking. Christian says that Regal has forgotten to mention that Regal has lost an ECW title match. Christian points out that it was a Summerslam record breaking eight seconds.
While Regal tries to talk, Christian keeps saying Eight Seconds. Regal demands a rematch or they can make Christian regret the day that he won the title. Christian calls Regal ‘Bill’ and he tells Bill, but Bill doesn’t like being called Bill because it is a name for a commoner and he should be called William. Christian calls him Bill. Christian says that he is ready to move on to other challengers.
Tiffany comes out and she makes sure to stop before she speaks. Tiffany says that it is time to stop talking and it is time for action. Tiffany reminds Christian that he took advantage of Regal. Regal will need to earn it. He gets to wrestle Christian and if he wins, he gets another shot. However, if Regal loses, he does not. Tiffany announces the match will take place tonight.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Goldust
They lock up and Sheamus with a side head lock take over. They lock up again and Sheamus backs Goldust into the corner and he punches Sheamus. Goldust with a take down and he punches Sheamus. Goldust with an Irish whip and a clothesline to the back of the head. Goldust with a side head lock but Sheamus with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Sheamus with a boot to the back and a chin lock. Sheamus with a forearm to the kidneys and then he slams Goldust’s head into the mat followed by elbow drops. Sheamus works on the back with a version of a bow and arrow but turns it into an arm bar and front face lock. Goldust with a punch when Sheamus was trying for another forearm to the kidney. Goldust with a reverse atomic drop followed by a clothesline and the drop down uppercut. Goldust with a power slam for a near fall. Goldust with a bulldog and then he hits a Flatline for a two count. Sheamus goes to the floor but Sheamus pulls Goldust out there as well. They exchange punches and they fight on the floor and they spend more time on the floor than the ECW Title match on Sunday so they are counted out.
Double Count Out
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Bellas are in the back with Shelton Benjamin and they want to hear his Louis Armstrong imitation. Zack Ryder interrupts and Shelton asks for a moment alone with Zack. Shelton says that he is about to slap Zack for getting in his way.
Tiffany stops by and she tells Zack to get ready for his tag match against Tyler Reks and Yoshi Tatsu. Zack wants to know who his tag team partner is and Tiffany tells him that it is Shelton Benjamin.
We see footage from last week’s Hurricane/Burchill match.
Courtney Taylor is with Paul Burchill in the interview area. Katie joins Paul. He is asked about his match on Thursday night. Paul asks Courtney if she is going to dress up like Wonder Woman, just like her predecessor. Paul tells Courtney not to insult his intelligence because it is Gregory Helms, not the Hurricane. Burchill says that it will be a different story on Thursday and he won’t be saving anybody, especially himself.
William Regal is mouthing words to Kozlov and Jackson in the locker room as we go to commercial.
We are reminded during commercial to get your 7-Eleven Summerslam cups since the pay per view is coming . . . you mean it was two days ago?
We are back and did you know that lots of people went to WWE.com after Summerslam, but a lot of people went to PWInsiderElite.com too (they didn’t say it, but they wanted to)
Match Number Two: Shelton Benjamin and Zack Ryder versus Tyler Reks and Yoshi Tatsu
Shelton and Reks start things off and Benjamin with a double leg take down into a front face lock and hammer lock. Reks with a side head lock and a sunset flip for a near fall. Benjamin gets a near fall and then we get a reversal. Benjamin catapults Reks into the turnubckels but Reks lands on the buckles and hits a cross body. Benjamin yells at Ryder and that allows Reks to get a rollup for a near fall. Reks with drop kicks but Benjamin with a Samoan drop. Ryder tags in and he kicks Reks and gets a near fall. Ryder slams Reks’ head into the mat and he gets a near fall. Ryder with a side head lock and Reks tries to escape. Ryder and Reks both try for cross bodies and they collide. Benjamin tags in and Reks takes Benjamin down and Yoshi is tagged in. Yoshi with a kick and running knees into the corner. Yoshi with a rolling snap mare and a kick to Benjamin. Yoshi goes up top and Benjamin with a press slam. Ryder yells at Benjamin and Benjamin brings Ryder into the ring. Ryder sends Yoshi into Benjamin but while Ryder lies in wait, Yoshi with the round house kick and the three count.
Winners: Tyler Reks and Yoshi Tatsu
After the match, Benjamin comes into the ring and Ryder is begging for mercy and then Benjamin hits Paydirt on Ryder.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the ‘What I did on my day off before Summerslam’ video package.
Match Number Three: William Regal with Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov versus Christian in a Non Title Match, but if Regal wins he gets a title match . . . but if he loses, he won’t get one . . . until you forget he doesn’t get one Match
They lock up and they have gone longer than their pay per view match already. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Regal escapes the hold. Christian with a side head lock and take down. Regal with a rollup for a near fall while Christian holds on to the side head lock. Regal misses a knee and Christian with a side head lock take down into a reverse chin lock and side head lock. Regal with a top wrist lock but Christian with another side head lock take down as Regal tries to figure out a way to escape the hold for more than a few seconds. Regal with a shoulder tackle but Christian stays on his feet and he gets a near fall after a snap mare. Christian punches Regal and Regal goes to the floor. Christian with a baseball slide and Kozlov and Jackson get in the way. Christian goes to the apron and he things about what he is going to do as he sees Kozlov in front of him. We go to commercial.
We are back and Regal works on Christian’s arm and adds a chin lock. We see footage of Regal sending Christian to the floor during the commercial break. Back to live action and Regal with an Exploder. Regal misses the running knee and Christian hits a sunset flip for a near fall. Regal goes to the floor and he wrings Christian’s arm as he brings Christian down to the ground. Regal returns to the ring and we see the referee make his count while Jackson stands by. Christian returns to the ring and Regal with knees and a head lock. Christian backs Regal into the corner but Regal with forearms and European uppercuts for a near fall. Regal with an Irish whip but Christian with a forearm to the charging Regal. Christian with a kick and forearms but Regal with a forearm and knee of his own as Christian is down again. Regal with another European uppercut or two. Christian with a kick and he tries for a back slide but he can only get a near fall. Regal with a punch and then he returns to the chin lock. Regal with forearms to the head and then he puts Christian on the top turnbuckle. Christian punches and kicks Regal off and then he hits a cross body for a near fall. Christian with punches to Regal and then he hits a running forearm and another punch. Christian with a back body drop and an elbow drop. Chrsitian goes to the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick. Christian goes up top for another missile drop kick but he can only get a two count. Regal sends Christian to the floor but he returns to the apron and then he sends Regal into the ring post. Christian with a tornado DDT and both men are down. Christian gets a near fall. Regal with an Irish whip and a forearm for a near fall. Christian sends Regal over the top rope and then he follows. Christian rolls Regal in and then Christian slaps Kozlov. Jackson gets on the apron to distract the referee long enough to allow Kozlov to connect with a head butt and Regal gets the three count after the running knee to the head.
Winner: William Regal
We go to credits.