ECW on SyFy Report – October 20th, 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
Abraham Washington is in the back with Tony ‘Giggles’ Atlas. Abe says that he is the host tonight and he points out that he is better looking than last night’s host. Abe is interrupted by Chris Jericho who walks past him. Jericho says that he doesn’t care what Abe is doing and Jericho asks for the general manager’s office. Abe tells Jericho where the office is. Abe asks Jericho to be a guest on his show. Jericho says that Abe probably would want to have Jericho on his show.
We are live on tape from Columbia, South Carolina and your announcers are Josh ‘I probably get to appear on Bragging Rights’ Mathews and Matt ‘I want to have a child named Falcon’ Striker.
Match Number One: Yoshi Tatsu versus Zack Ryder in a Number One Contenders Match
They lock up and Ryder with an arm drag. Ryder with a rollup for a near fall and then Yoshi with a drop toe hold and rollup but Ryder is in the ropes. Ryder with a kick and forearm to the back of the head. Yoshi with an elbow but Ryder with forearms and kicks. Ryder with an Irish whip but Yoshi floats over and then he hits a few Japanese arm drags followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Ryder gets Yoshi up as he blocks a suplex attempt. Ryder drops Yoshi on the top rope and then he hits a baseball slide that sends Yoshi to the floor. Ryder rolls Yoshi back in and gets a near fall. Ryder with a kick to the ribs and a knee drop. Ryder sends Yoshi into the turnbuckles as he continues to work on the back and ribs. Ryder with a slam and another knee to the ribs. Ryder with a head lock but Yoshi with kicks and an elbow. Ryder with another kick to the ribs and Yoshi is down again. Ryder with a body scissors as he continues to focus on the midsection. Yoshi with an elbow and a jackknife cover for a two count. Ryder runs Yoshi into the turnbuckles one more time and then he connects with shoulders. Yoshi with a roaring elbow. Yoshi hits a series of kicks and then running knees into the corner and a kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Yoshi goes up top and Ryder stops him with a forearm. Ryder tries for a superplex but they fall to the floor instead and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ryder has Yoshi in a modified abdominal stretch. We see footage of the fall to the floor and then we are back to live on tape action. Yoshi gets to his feet and he elbows Ryder but Ryder with an elbow of his own. Yoshi with kicks from the mat and Ryder goes down. Yoshi with a chop and back body drop followed by a kick to the leg and a catapult into the turnbuckles. Yoshi with a knee to the back and a rollup for a two count. Yoshi with a drop kick and another near fall. Yoshi with another near fall after a rollup. Ryder with a forearm and knee to Yoshi. Yoshi with a kick to Ryder. Ryder sends Yoshi to the apron but Yoshi with a roundhouse kick and slingshot splash for the three count.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu
Rosa Mendes is with Tiffany and she says that he is looking forward to being a part of ECW and contribute in any way. Rosa is asked to leave when Chris Jericho enters. Chris says that he is trying to improve his army and to put together the best team for Smackdown for his match against Team Raw. Chris says that he is scouting talent. Tiffany appreciates Chris’ presence on the show. Tiffany turns Jericho down. She says that Jericho cannot come onto the show to cherry pick talent. She tells Jericho that he can watch the show or leave. Jericho leaves.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that WWE writes best sellers?
William Regal is with Zeke and Vlad. He is furious that Yoshi has a title match before him. Regal turns on the charm for Jericho and they compare their tailoring. Jericho says that he wants to talk about Team Smackdown and for some reason Tiffany doesn’t want to let him do it. Jericho says that he would love to see Jackson and Kozlov on the team. Tiffany stops by and she is not happy with the insubordination by Jericho. Tiffany mentions that Regal does not think she is capable of running things. That is why Regal is looking on the outside of the title scene. Tiffany tells Jericho that he is not welcome. Jericho reminds Tiffany that he is part of the tag champions so he can go on any show. Tiffany says that Jericho is not going to watch the action, he is going to be part of the action. Jericho will face Christian tonight. Tiffany tells Chris that it is great to have him hear tonight.
Sheamus sends Quinn into the turnbuckles and connects with a series of knees. Sheamus with a knee to the head and a bicycle kick but he pulls Quinn up before the three count. Sheamus decides to send a message with a uranage back breaker but he does not want to finish him off yet.
Shelton Benjamin interferes and spears Sheamus and then he punches the large Irishman. They go outside and Benjamin with another spear. They return to the ring and Shelton with a German suplex as Sheamus goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We have the Randy Orton/John Cena video package that we have seen for what seems like years and then we run through the card for the pay per view.
Christian is in the back and he puts on his jacket as we go to commercial.
We are back and Paul Burchill comes to the ring with Katie Lea. We see footage of what Burchill did to Hurricane last week. Paul has a mic and he says that Gregory Helms has perpetrated a fraud on the people for years and he has been made a hero. Paul says that he is a finely trained athlete who is educated and has good family values. Maybe it is an American thing because in England their heroes are people who have thrived in the sciences, arts, and politics. Paul says that the Americans have looked at people who fight in their tights and save cats from trees. Paul says that the fraud that is the Hurricane has been eliminated. Paul demands that Gregory Helms comes to the ring and unmasks himself in front of everyone and admit that Paul is the better man.
Hurricane comes to the ring. Paul says that Hurricane should be hanging his head because of all of the lies. Paul demands the mask and he wants Helms to admit that Paul is the better man. Paul is handed the mask and it is not Gregory Helms under the mask. Burchill throws the impostor out of the ring. Hurricane’s music plays and he is behind Burchill and hits him with a kendo stick.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Chris Jericho versus Christian
They lock up and Jericho goes to the floor. Jericho returns to the ring and he puts Christian in a side head lock but Christian with a top wrist lock. Jericho bridges back to an upright position and he returns to the side head lock. Christian with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Jericho with a kick and forearm. Jericho with a knee lift to Christian. Christian punches Jericho and Jericho with a back elbow and kick. Jericho chokes Christian in the corner and then he connects with a clothesline after an Irish whip. Jericho is sent to the floor and Christian hits a baseball slide as we go to commercial.
We are back and Christian with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Christian with a side head lock take down. Jericho backs Christian into the corner and he connects with shoulders. Christian with a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall. Jericho with a punch and then he back body drops Christian to the floor. Jericho sends Christian into the ring steps and then he hot shots Christian on the ringside barrier. Jericho with a kick to the ribs and then he walks on Christian’s chest. Christian with punches to Jericho. Jericho chokes Christian in the ropes and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Christian backs into the corner and he kicks Jericho. Jericho with a snap mare and a reverse chin lock. Christian with punches to Jericho and he gets a rollup for a two count. Jericho with a clothesline and a near fall. Jericho gets on top of Christian and he punches the ECW Champion. Jericho misses the Lionsault when Christian moves out of the way. Christian with punches and a running forearm. Christian goes to the turnbuckles for the corkscrew back elbow. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Jericho avoids it. Christian sends Jericho into the rope and then he chokes him. Christian goes to the floor and punches Jericho. Jericho catches Christian off the ropes and tries for the Walls of Jericho but Christian counters into an inside cradle. Jericho with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho with a knee to Christian’s head followed by a head butt. Christian with an inverted DDT after avoiding the bulldog but Christian can only get a two count. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Jericho with a rollup into a set up for the Walls. Jericho with a catapult into the turnbuckles. Christian with a sunset flip but Jericho rolls through and puts Christian in the Walls of Jericho. Christian gets to the ropes and then Jericho crotches himself in the ropes. Christian with the Killswitch for the three count.
We go to credits but not before we find out that Christian faces Yoshi Tatsu for the ECW Title next week.