I wanted to try something a little bit new with my match results. I feel that I am not including enough detail in the results, so I will post both the "quick results" and the "detailed results" (taken from this week’s "This Week In WWE" article). I hope this new idea will be a successful one.
The 156th edition of ECW on Sci-Fi came to you from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN.
- Evan Bourne def. Mark Henry by DQ after Tony Atlas interfered.
- Zack Ryder def. Dustin Carwile (jobber) by pin following the Profile Picture.
- Tommy Dreamer def. Paul Burchill by pin following the Dreamer DDT.
- Non-Title: Christian (with Tommy Dreamer) def. Tyson Kidd (with Natalya, David Hart Smith, & Jack Swagger) by pin following the Killswitch.
- Christian Vs. Tyson Kidd
- Tommy Dreamer Vs. Paul Burchill
- Evan Bourne Vs. Mark Henry
- Zack Ryder Vs. Dustin Carwile
The opening match of the night saw a rematch from last week as Evan Bourne took on "The World’s Strongest Man" Mark Henry. When it looked like Bourne was ready to fly, Hall of Famer and Mark Henry’s manager, Tony Atlas, tried to pull Bourne off of the top turnbuckle. Unfortunately for Henry & Atlas, the referee caught Atlas in the act and called for the disqualification, meaning that Evan Bourne has defeated Mark Henry two week in a row. After the match, Mark Henry charged at Bourne, but Bourne low-bridged Henry, sending him to the outside. As Evan Bourne celebrated his unlikely victory, Mark Henry read the riot act to Tony Atlas, who apologized profusely. Henry responded by calling Atlas "sorry". Are we starting to see dissension between Mark Henry & Tony Atlas? What is the next chapter in the developing feud between Mark Henry & Evan Bourne?
Zack Ryder was in action, picking up a decisive win over Dustin Carwile.
On what could be his final appearance on ECW, Tommy Dreamer was able to defeat "The Ripper" Paul Burchill. After the match, Dreamer thanked the WWE fans and stated that he wanted to say "goodbye" in case he does not win the ECW Title this Sunday. Jack Swagger interrupted the emotional speech and told the "ECW Original" that no one cares about Dreamer and that he is sick of hearing about Tommy Dreamer and his vow to win the title or walk away. "The All-American American" then vows to win back the ECW Title in the Hardcore Rules Triple Threat Match this Sunday at Extreme Rules. Swagger then said that he would finally have Dreamer off of "his show". Swagger also accused Dreamer of "grasping for glory". Dreamer stated that he would never "grasp for glory" and that he will win the ECW Title at Extreme Rules and show up on ECW next week as the new champion! Can Tommy Dreamer realize his dream and win the ECW Championship again or will Jack Swagger thrive in the hardcore environment and regain the ECW Title? Not one to shy away from Hardcore Matches, could Christian hang on to his title and dash the hopes of both of his challengers?
Then it was time for the main event as ECW Champion, Christian, took on Hart Dynasty member, Tyson Kidd, in a non-title match. In the middle of the match, Jack Swagger leisurely made his way to ringside, momentarily distracting the ECW Champion. Tommy Dreamer then rushed to ringside and took out both Jack Swagger & Hart Dynasty member, David Hart Smith. Tyson Kidd then laid Dreamer out on the outside of the ring. With all of the melee going on, Christian was able to capitalize and hit the Killswitch and pick up the all-important win heading into his Hardcore Triple Threat title defense this Sunday. Can Christian "out hardcore" the hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer and the vicious "All-American American" Jack Swagger or will Christian fall to one of these confident former champions? After the match had concluded, Tommy Dreamer planted Christian with his patented DDT! Dreamer has sent his message loud and clear to both of his opponents this Sunday. Is Dreamer in the right mindset to win the ECW Title at Extreme Rules?