ECW on SyFy Report – January 26th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We are live on tape from Cincinnati, Ohio and your announcers are Byron ‘Venus Fly Trap’ Saxton and Josh ‘Andy Travis’ Mathews.
William Regal is in the ring and he says that it is his honor and the fan’s privilege to introduce the next ECW Champion, Ezekiel Jackson.
We see footage from last week when Jackson attacked Christian during Christian’s match against William Regal. We then see the post match attack by Regal and Jackson.
Jackson tells Christian that he only has five days left. They left last week with Christian laying sprawled at his feet. That image will repeat itself on Sunday. As Christian drifts in and out of consciousness, he will hear ‘Your winner and new ECW Champion . . . Ezekiel Jackson.’ He tells Christian that the end has come and it has awakened against him.
Christian’s music plays and he comes out and he is looking for something in the crowd. Christian tells Zeke that if he likes biblical quotes, so does he because his name is Christian. He says that Zeke quoted something from the Book of Ezekiel. Christian says ‘I will strike down on those with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is Captain Charisma. When I lay my vengeance upon thee.’
Zeke tells Christian that he hasn’t faced anyone like him. Christian says that he is a two time ECW champion and he has defended his title against All American Americans, ECW originals, and pale British guys. He knows that Zeke is one of the biggest freaks of nature but Christian says that he is going to look forward to facing him next week. Christian points out that Zeke failed to mention that it was a two-on-one beat down. Christian says that he has equaled the score and out comes Christian’s tag team opponent and it is Kane.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Christian and Kane versus Ezekiel Jackson and William Regal
Christian and Regal start things off and Regal works on the arm but Christian reverses. Regal with a hammer lock but Christian with an elbow and side head lock. Christian with a snap mare and monkey flip after a shoulder tackle results in a deadlock. Jackson tags in and Christian tags Kane into the match. They come off the ropes and try for shoulder tackles but neither man goes down. Kane with a side head lock and Kane with a shoulder tackle but Jackson stays on his feet and he taunts Kane for his inability to take him down. Kane with punches and an uppercut. Kane with a clothesline that takes Jackson to the mat and Kane gets a near fall. Christian tags in and he goes up top with a forearm and he works on the arm before punching Jackson. Christian with more punches as he avoids Jackson. Jackson with a slam but he misses an elbow drop. Kane tags back in and he punches Jackson and continues to work on the arm. Jackson backs Kane into the corner and he kicks Kane in the leg. Regal tags in and he works on Kane’s leg.
Regal tries to hyperextend the leg and drops an elbow on the knee as he continues to work on the leg. Kane kicks Regal away. Jackson tags in and he kicks Kane and connects with a forearm to the back. Jackson with a shoulder in the corner and then he Irish whips Kane and hits a splash into the corner for a near fall. Jackson with a front face lock. And Kane with forearms but Jackson holds on to the front face lock. Jackson with an Irish whip but Kane moves out of the way when Jackson charges. Christian tags in and he connects with forearms but Jackson stays up. Jackson charges into a boot from Christian and then Christian with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Christian sets for the Killswitch but Jackson with a knee. Christian with the inverted DDT and then he knocks Regal off the apron. Christian sends Jackson to the floor and then he hits the double jump cross body onto Regal and Jackson as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kane with a short arm clothesline followed by a drop kick to Jackson for a near fall. Christian tags in and he hits a double sledge off the turnbuckles. Jackson sends Christian over the top rope and Regal gets close to Christian but the referee warns Regal and Christian attacks Regal. Christian turns around and he is knocked down by a Jackson body block. They return to the ring and Regal with a knee drop to Christian after he tags in. Regal gets a near fall and then he works on Christian’s arms and neck. Christian with punches to Regal and Christian with a rare move from the turnbuckles for a sunset flip. Regal with a forearm and he tags Jackson in and Zeke with a slam. Jackson with a back breaker to Christian and he gets a near fall. Jackson stands on Christian’s throat and then Christian returns to his feet and he punches Jackson but he doesn’t feel the punches and he sends Christian into the turnbuckles and he tags Regal back into the match. Jackson chokes Christian while Regal and Kane take the referee’s attention. Regal with a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Jackson tags in and he kicks Christian and chokes him. Jackson with a forearm across the chest and then he punches Christian. Jackson with a front face lock and modified choke. Kane tries to get involved but the referee stops him and that allows Regal and Jackson to double team Christian. Jackson gets another near fall.
Regal tags in and he connects with a forearm on Christian. Regal with European uppercuts. Regal with knees to the head and then he sends Christian onto the turnbuckles. Christian punches Regal off the turnbuckles and Christian with a vintage back elbow from the turnbuckles and both men are down. Kane tags in and he punches Regal and throws in an uppercut. Kane with an Irish whip and back body drop followed by a clothesline into the corner and then he hits a vintage side slam. Kane uses this opportunity to go up top and he hits the flying clothesline. Kane sets for the clothesline and Jackson attacks Kane from behind. Kane launches Christian onto Jackson. Kane and Jackson fight on the floor while Regal hits an Exploder suplex. Regal misses the running knee. Christian hits the Killswitch but Jackson makes a blind tag and Jackson hits the uranage for the three count.
Winners: William Regal and Ezekiel Jackson
After the match, Jackson poses over Christian and has his foot on Christian’s head.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to talk about the Royal Rumble and the ECW Title match. It is time to look at the rest of the card.
It is time for the Royal Rumble by the Numbers video package.
Shelton Benjamin is in the back and he has something to say about the Royal Rumble. He says that it doesn’t matter if you are the first one, the last one, in the longest, or eliminate the most because all that matters is winning the match to get into the main event at Wrestlemania. Vance Archer attacks Shelton while he discusses the Royal Rumble.
We see footage from last week when Zack Ryder unveiled his new nickname.
Match Number Two: Trent Barreta, Caylen Croft, and Zack Ryder with Rosa Mendes versus Goldust, Yoshi Tatsu, and The Hurricane
Croft and Goldust start things off and they lock up. Goldust with a clean break. Goldust with a side head lock. Goldust catapults Croft into the turnbuckles and then hits a flying clothesline. Goldust takes care of Barreta and Ryder on the apron and then he hits a reverse atomic drop on Croft followed by a knee to the head for a near fall. Goldust with a snap mare and leg drop before he applies an arm bar. Croft backs Goldust into the turnbuckles. Croft with an Irish whip but he misses the charge into the corner. Goldust with an arm drag into an arm bar. Hurricane tags in and he hits a drop kick and gets a near fall. Croft with a knee and he tags in Ryder but Hurricane with an arm drag. Ryder with a forearm to Hurricane. Hurricane with a pose and then Ryder charges at him and Ryder goes over the top rope to the floor. Croft and Barreta try to get involved but they go to the floor as well. We go to commercial.
We are back and Yoshi with an arm drag to Croft into an arm bar. Goldust tags back in and he punches Croft. Goldust with a leg drop to the arm and then he sends Croft into the turnbuckles after a hammer lock. Barreta tags in and Goldust with an arm drag. Hurricane tags in and he punches Barreta. Barreta with an Irish whip and then he hits a rana from the turnbuckles and he sets for the Shining Wizard but Barreta goes to the apron and Hurricane with a drop kick that sends Barreta to the floor and then hits a pescado. Ryder distracts Hurricane on the apron and that allows Barreta to clip Hurricane. Ryder tags in and he attacks Hurricane on the floor. Ryder with a leaping leg lariat and then he punches Hurricane. Croft tags in and he kicks Hurricane in the head and gets a near fall. Croft with an elbow to Hurricane and then he puts Hurricane in a full nelson. Hurricane with a rollup for a near fall but Croft responds with a clothesline for a near fall. Croft slams Hurricane and Barreta tags in and he slingshots in and then gives Hurricane a light tap with his boot. Hurricane with punches to Barreta but Barreta with a standing drop kick for a near fall. Barreta with a rear chin lock to Hurricane. Barreta takes Hurricane back to the mat and tags Ryder back in. Ryder chokes Hurricane in the ropes and then he puts Hurricane in a reverse chin lock. Ryder with a knee to Hurricane and Hurricane with a sunset flip for a near fall. Ryder tags Croft in and Caylen with a knee drop and a near fall. Croft punches Hurricane in the head. Barreta tags in and he kicks Hurricane. Croft tags back in and he kicks Hurricane and he gets a near fall. Croft knocks Goldust off the apron but Hurricane with a back body drop and a Shining Wizard and both men are down. Hurricane tags in Yoshi while Barreta tags in. Yoshi with a drop kick and a jumping spin kick and back body drop. Yoshi with a series of kicks to Barreta. Barreta sends Yoshi to the apron. Yoshi goes up top and hits a spin kick for a near fall. Goldust sends Ryder to the floor. Goldust with a drop down uppercut to Croft and then Yoshi with a round kick for the three count.
Winners: Goldust, Yoshi Tatsu, and Hurricane