ECW on SyFy Report – September 22nd, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We are live on tape from Tulsa, Oklahoma and your announcers are Matt ‘Will Matt Hardy Slam Tornados Tonight’ Striker and Josh ‘Supersonic’ Mathews.
We start off with Tony ‘Magic’ Atlas and he is ready to introduce Abraham Washington. Abe gets the reaction that he deserves and you could hear a pin drop. Abe thanks Tony for the introduction and then Abe welcomes everyone to the most critically acclaimed talk show. Abe says that he has a great show and he has a special guest all the way from Ireland to prove himself. Abe brings out Sheamus. Abe puts on some sunglasses because Sheamus is very pale and Tony laughs like he is sitting next to Jerry Lawler on Monday nights. Abe asks Sheamus about his problems with Shelton Benjamin. Sheamus talks about how Shelton stole his glory two weeks ago. Abe then asks about Sheamus eliminating Shelton after Sheamus was already eliminated in the battle royal. Sheamus says that it is an eye for an eye.
Abe has a surprise and it is Shelton Benjamin. Abe wants there to be peace on the couch. Abe comments on Shelton’s hair color. Shelton wonders how Abe’s show has not been cancelled and the crowd finally reacts. Shelton tells Sheamus that in America there are a few concepts and that is team. Shelton says that if he wins, his partner wins. Sheamus talks about how Shelton comes from an area where people take the easy way out and steal. Sheamus says that he knows about respect and honor. Shelton says that he looked at Sheamus’ family tree. Shelton says that he comes from a family of legends and we see the family tree and Tony almost dies laughing at the graphic. Shelton and Sheamus get face to face and Shelton lays down the gauntlet. Tony tells Shelton that he is better than that, but Sheamus uses that opportunity to attack Shelton. Security comes out to try to separate the men and it doesn’t work too well.
Yoshi Tatsu walks in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of Paul Burchill taking care of the superhero of ECW with a jackhammer.
Match Number One: Paul Burchill with Katie Lea versus Yoshi Tatsu
They lock up and Burchill with a forearm to the back and punches to Yoshi. Burchill works on the arm but Yoshi uses the ropes to reverse things and he works on Burchill’s arm. Yoshi with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Yoshi with a sunset flip followed by a Japanese arm drag and drop kick. Yoshi with a clothesline that sends Burchill over the top rope to the floor and then he follows that with a pescado. Yoshi returns Burchill into the ring. Katie distracts Yoshi and the ref and that allows Burchill to stop Yoshi on the turnbuckles. Burchill with a fisherman superplex. Burchill gets a near fall on Yoshi followed by a slam and a knee drop for a near fall. Burchill with a reverse chin lock. Yoshi with punches but Burchill with a Samoan drop for a near fall. Burchill works on the neck with a cravate. Burchill with a full nelson slam and then he holds on to the full nelson as Yoshi tries to escape the hold. Yoshi uses the turnbuckles to get a near fall but Burchill with a kick and forearm. Yoshi with a series of kicks followed by the rolling snap mare and kick to the head. Yoshi goes up top and hits a spinning heel kick for a two count. Burchill sends Yoshi into the turnbuckles and Burchill goes up top and brings Yoshi with him. Burchill sends Yoshi to the mat and hits a knee drop for a two count. Burchill tries for a slam but Yoshi sends Burchill into the turnbuckles and hits a roundhouse kick for the three count.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu
It is time to take a look at how Zack Ryder got his ECW Title match.
Savannah is in the interview area with Zack Ryder. Zack says that he will not squander his opportunity and he will take advantage of it. He says that he will win the ECW Title tonight. We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that Do You Know graphics can underline.
Katie and Paul are angry as they walk in the back and Gregory Helms asks Katie a few questions. She says that Helms better stop with the mind games and then Burchill attacks Helms. Burchill says that he is not done with Helms.
Match Number Two: Team Bromance (Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson) with Bill Regal versus Dustin Brady and Brandon Young
Young starts off and Kozlov with an arm drag take down into a key lock. Young with a punch but Kozlov with a head butt. Kozlov with a kick and then he tags in Jackson. Jackson with a forearm to the back. Zeke sends Young into the ring post and Brady tags in. Jackson with a hard Irish whip. Kozlov tags back in and hits head butts to the chest. Kozlov with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and then Kozlov kicks Young off the apron. Kozlov throws Brady into the turnbuckles and then Jackson tags in and he hits a clothesline followed by the uranage for the three count.
Winners: Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov
After the match Kozlov hits the spinebuster on Young.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to run through the card for Hell in a Cell.
Regal, Jackson, and Kozlov walk in the back and they see Goldust. Regal wants to remind Goldust about their match on Thursday. Regal says that it is all a joke, just like the ECW Title match. Regal says that he is the only one with the prestige to be ECW Champion.
For a change of pace, we get a Smackdown Rebound.
Christian is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Christian versus Zack Ryder for the ECW Title
They lock up and Ryder with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. They lock up again and Zack pushes Christian but Christian punches Zack and hits a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Ryder with a knee and forearm to the back followed by a forearm to the head. Christian with a kick and punches. Ryder with another knee and a kick to the head. Ryder chokes Christian in the ropes with his boot followed by a forearm. Ryder blocks a hip toss but Christian with a rana. Christian throws Ryder out of the ring and Christian goes to the apron and kicks Ryder and hits a baseball slide followed by a double jump plancha onto Ryder. We return to the ring and Christian is pulled off the turnbuckles and Ryder gets a near fall. Ryder with a kick to the head and we go to commercial.
We are back and Christian with elbows to the head but Ryder with a back body drop for a near fall. Christian with elbows and a kick followed by a sunset flip for a near fall. Ryder with a knee but Christian responds with a drop kick. Ryder rolls to the apron and Christian follows. Ryder sends Christian off the apron and into the ring steps. Ryder sends Christian into the apron as he works on the ribs. Ryder gets a near fall and then applies a body scissors. Christian with punches to Ryder but Ryder with a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Ryder drops Christian on the top rope and Ryder with a knee lift for a near fall. Ryder returns to the body scissors after some elbows. Ryder goes to the turnbuckles but Christian hits a flapjack when Ryder comes off the turnbuckles. Christian gets his second wind and he punches Ryder followed by a running forearm and he chokes Ryder in the ropes. Christian goes to the apron but Ryder with a knee and hip toss back into the ring. Ryder misses the leg lariat and Christian hit an inverted DDT followed by a forearm for a near fall. Christian goes to the turnbuckles and then he goes up top and avoids Ryder charging at him. Christian catapults Ryder into the turnbuckles. Christian tries for a sunset flip but Ryder drops down but can only get a two count. Christian with the pendulum kick as Ryder misses a charge into the corner. Christian with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Ryder sends Christian to the floor. Christian misses a cross body and then Ryder hits a leg lariat but he can only get a two count. Christian tries for the Killswitch again but Ryder with a double leg sweep and tries to use the ropes but Christian kicks out. Christian drops Ryder on the top rope and then Christian with the corkscrew elbow from the turnbuckles followed by the Killswitch for the three count.
After the match, William Regal comes to the ring and he tells Christian now that the farce of an ECW Title match, the slate is wiped clean and one more time, he will be the number one contender when he becomes the ECW . . .
We will never know what Regal was going to say because Christian punches Regal and Regal makes his way to the floor.