The 158th edition of ECW on Sci-Fi came to you from the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, VA.
Quick Match Results
- David Hart Smith (with Natalya & Tyson Kidd) def. Christian by pin following the Saito Suplex.
- Mark Henry def. Evan Bourne by pin following the World’s Strongest Slam.
- Non-Title: Jack Swagger def. Tommy Dreamer by roll-up.
- David Hart Smith Vs. Christian
- Jack Swagger Vs. Tommy Dreamer
- Mark Henry Vs. Evan Bourne
The opening match of the night saw former ECW Champion, "Captain Charisma" Christian taking on The Hart Dynasty’s David Hart Smith. When it looked like Christian was honing in on a victory over the second-generation star, Natalya & Tyson Kidd intervened. With Natalya distracting the referee, Tyson Kidd pulled Christian off of the top turnbuckle and hung him up on the top rope. This gave Smith the edge to be able to pick up a big win over Christian.
After the match concluded, The Hart Dynasty was ready to deliver the Hart Attack to Christian when Finlay made the save with shillelagh in hand. "The Fighting Irishman" made his return and ran The Hart Dynasty out of the ring. To the shock of everyone in attendance, Finlay then clocked Christian with the shillelagh! Why did Finlay attack Christian? How will Christian respond?
Backstage, Finlay reveals that he hit Christian with the shillelagh due to the eye injury he suffered a few weeks ago when he was breaking up a brawl between Christian & Tommy Dreamer. Finlay vowed to make things "an eye for an eye". What does Finlay mean by this? Will Finlay target the ECW Champion as well?
After two weeks of losing to Evan Bourne (by count-out and disqualification) and seeing his Hall of Fame manager, Tony Atlas, defeated by Bourne, "The World’s Strongest Man" Mark Henry planted Evan Bourne with the World’s Strongest Slam for the win. After the match, Henry made sure that Bourne would remember the name of Mark Henry when he planted the high-flyer with a second World’s Strongest Slam. Is this issue over between Bourne & Henry or will Henry strive to injure Bourne further?
Then it was time for the non-title main event as ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer squared off with "The All-American American" Jack Swagger. In the end, the crafty Swagger was able to roll the champion up for the win. As a result, Jack Swagger has earned a future shot at the ECW Championship! When will "The All-American American" get his title shot and will he be able to capitalize on it to win the title back?
After the match, Finlay made another appearance when he ran Jack Swagger out of the ring. Just like he did to Christian earlier in the night, Finlay saved Dreamer and then leveled Dreamer with the shillelagh. After seeing this transpire, Swagger smelled opportunity and jumped on Christian and attacked the former champion. Swagger then threw "Captain Charisma" out of the ring. When Swagger turned around, he was also met with a shillelagh shot, courtesy of "The Fighting Irishman"! Why did Finlay attack Christian, Dreamer, & Swagger? Does Finlay have some sort of revenge in mind for the three of them or has he forced his way into the ECW Title picture? In any case, what will be the repercussions of Finlay’s actions?