The 163rd edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA.
Quick Match Results
- Yoshi Tatsu def. William Regal by pin following the Buzzsaw Kick.
- Ezekiel Jackson def. Mike Williams (jobber) by pin following Total Domination.
- Shelton Benjamin def. Goldust by pin following Pay Dirt.
- Tyler Reks (in his ECW in-ring debut) def. Paul Burchill (with Katie Lea Burchill) by roll-up.
- Shelton Benjamin Vs. Goldust
- Yoshi Tatsu Vs. William Regal
- Tyler Reks Vs. Paul Burchill
- Ezekiel Jackson Vs. Mike Williams
The opening match of the night saw one of ECW’s newest Superstars, Yoshi Tatsu, pick up a big win over a ring veteran, William Regal! With wins over both Shelton Benjamin and William Regal in recent weeks, Yoshi Tatsu is quickly ascending the ladder in ECW. What is next for the exciting new Superstar?
"The Harlem Nightmare" Ezekiel Jackson was in action on ECW, picking up a swift and destructive win over Mike Williams. After the match, Vladimir Kozlov marched to the ring and flattened an already destroyed Mike Williams with the Iron Curtain in a show of one upsmanship to "Big Zeke". Can we expect a clash of the titans on ECW? Which intense and dominating Superstar will come out on top?
It was Goldust taking on "The Gold Standard" as "The Bizarre One" squared off with Shelton Benjamin. In the end, it was Shelton Benjamin hitting Pay Dirt on Goldust for the win.
Backstage, Paul Burchill is interrupted in his interview by some noise nearby. "The Ripper" found Goldust nearby recovering from his loss to Shelton Benjamin. Goldust stuttered and randomly grunted while talking to Burchill. Burchill ridiculed Goldust about his "condition" and Goldust explained that he had been electrocuted several years ago and that is why he has the nervous spasms and noises. Goldust then inadvertently struck Paul Burchill, but Katie Lea Burchill held her brother back from attacking Goldust.
Paul Burchill was also in action on ECW, losing to ECW newcomer, Tyler Reks. "The So-Cal Surfer" picked up his first win in his WWE career by rolling up "The Ripper" for the quick win. After the match, a frustrated Paul Burchill viciously shoved Reks off of the ring apron and face-first onto the arena floor. After lashing out at Goldust and attacked Tyler Reks, is Paul Burchill nearing the edge?
Then it was time for champion and challenger to come face-to-face as Abraham Washington presented "The Abraham Washington Show" with his guests- ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer & #1 Contender, Christian, just five days before the two of them would square off at the Night of Champions to determine the ECW Champion. Abraham Washington introduced the #1 Contender, Christian, first. Christian came out and "A.W." started his "introduction" of Tommy Dreamer by, once again, making fun of the ECW Champion and calling the "ECW Original" overweight. After a couple of jokes at Dreamer’s expense, Washington introduced the ECW Champion and Dreamer came out. The interview got underway, but things started to get heated after A.W. told Christian that the #1 Contender had the "perfect face for radio". Never one to shy away from a good insult, "Captain Charisma" responded by telling Abraham Washington that Washington has the "perfect show for public access" and accusing Washington of lacking original material. Christian then turns to business and vows to regain the ECW Championship at the Night of Champions. This sparks an argument between Dreamer & Christian, but A.W. breaks it up and proclaims that it is "his show" and he will do "all the talking". Washington goes back to insulting Dreamer’s weight and starts insulting the city that boosted the career of the "ECW Original", Philadelphia. Dreamer told the host that he is getting sick of the ridicule by Abraham Washington and that he takes insults against his days in ECW personally. Christian asked Dreamer if Dreamer was going to get "extreme" on Christian at the Night of Champions in Philadelphia. Christian then asks if Dreamer is going to cry again if he keeps the title this Sunday. Fed up with the double-pronged attack, Dreamer told Christian that insulting Dreamer and the ECW Championship in that manner is a "real slap in the face". Christian responds by giving Dreamer a real slap in the face and Dreamer answers with a slap of his own! What will happen when these two former friends step into the ring this Sunday with the ECW Championship in the line? Will Tommy Dreamer hang on to the championship or will Christian claim the gold for the second time in his career?