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ECW June 23, 2009 Results

The 159th edition of ECW on Sci-Fi came to you from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.

Quick Match Results

  • Evan Bourne def. Tyson Kidd by pin following Air Bourne.
  • Finlay (in his return to action) def. Zack Ryder by roll-up with the tights.
  • Jack Swagger & Mark Henry (with Tony Atlas) def. Tommy Dreamer & Christian by Jack Swagger pinning Christian following the Swagger Bomb.

Match Quality

  1. Jack Swagger & Mark Henry Vs. Tommy Dreamer & Christian
  2. Evan Bourne Vs. Tyson Kidd
  3. Finlay Vs. Zack Ryder

Detailed Results

The opening match of the night saw the aeronautic and agile Evan Bourne take on Tyson Kidd. Early in the match, Tyson Kidd’s cohorts, Natalya & David Hart Smith, tried to insert themselves into the match by getting on the apron. The plan of the trio was thrown out the window as the referee ejected The Hart Dynasty from ringside! With his backup gone, Tyson Kidd was defeated by Evan Bourne.

Before his match with Zack Ryder, "The Fighting Irishman" Finlay had a few words to say regarding his explosive return to ECW last week. Finlay explained that, after he injured his eye several weeks ago, no one bothered to reach out to him; not even Tommy Dreamer or Christian, who just sent Finlay a text to say "sorry". Finlay stated that "apologies don’t pay the bills" and that his attacks were about getting "an eye for an eye". Zack Ryder interrupts Finlay and proclaimed that he is "the man of ECW". Ryder may think that he is "the man", but Finlay proved why he is "the veteran" when he used a distraction caused by Zack Ryder to roll Ryder up and hook the tights of "The Loud-Mouthed Long Islander" to pick up a big win heading into the Championship Scramble Match this Sunday. Will Finlay be the next ECW Champion come The Bash?

Backstage, ECW correspondent Gregory Helms is interviewing "The World’s Strongest Man" Mark Henry about his main event tag match. In the middle of the interview, there is some commotion nearby. It turns out that a crew member got stuck under an anvil case! Several other crew members were unable to save their co-worker, but a green-clad caped crusader used some, seemingly, supernatural powers to lift the heavy anvil case off of the grateful crew member. Then, with the whoosh of a hurricane, the masked man was gone. Who was this mysterious savior?

Then it was time for the main event as the ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer teamed up with "Captain Charisma" Christian to take on "The All-American American" Jack Swagger & "The World’s Largest Athlete" Mark Henry. During the match, Christian was poised for victory after hitting the Killswitch on Jack Swagger. However, the ever useful Tony Atlas placed Swagger’s foot under the bottom rope to prevent Swagger from getting pinned. Seeing all this go down, Tommy Dreamer quickly "took care" of Tony Atlas and took him out of the picture. Amidst all of the commotion, Jack Swagger was able to plant Christian with his signature powerbomb to pick up the big win for himself and Mark Henry. After the match, Mark Henry laid Tommy Dreamer out with the World’s Strongest Slam. "The All-American American" Jack Swagger was then caught by surprise as Henry laid Swagger out with the same maneuver! When it was all said and done, Mark Henry was the last one standing, will "The World’s Strongest Man" take back the ECW Championship or will one of his four opponents take the gold home at The Bash?