The 165th edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, NY.
Quick Match Results
- Ezekiel Jackson def. Danny Danger (jobber) by pin following Total Domination.
- Sheamus def. Goldust by pin after knocking Goldust off of the second turnbuckle.
- ECW Championship: Extreme Rules: Christian (c) def. Tommy Dreamer by pin with a car door following the Killswitch on a car door to retain.
- ECW Championship
- Sheamus Vs. Goldust
- Ezekiel Jackson Vs. Danny Danger
The show kicked off with "The Abraham Washington Show" and the brash talk show host, Abraham Washington, did not endear himself to the Long Island fans by telling the audience that he was excited about coming to New York, but "disappointed" to find out it was Long Island, New York. Long Island’s own Zack Ryder then crashed "The Abraham Washington Show" and proclaimed that he is the "best thing to come out of Long Island". Attempting to regain control of his show, Abraham Washington told "The Long Island Loudmouth" that he was originally supposed to have Shelton Benjamin as the guest on his show. Ryder responded by telling the host that he is better than "The Gold Standard". Washington jumped on the bandwagon and admitted that he did not want Shelton Benjamin on his show either, but was forced to by ECW General Manager Tiffany. Abraham refers to Shelton Benjamin as "boring" and the two brash Superstars continue to joke about Benjamin until "The Gold Standard" interrupts the "festivities". After throwing a few jokes of his own at Washington & Ryder, Abraham refers to Shelton Benjamin as a "Dennis Rodman wannabe" and the quick-witted "Gold Standard" replied by calling Abe a "Byron Allen wannabe". The accomplished South Carolina native then turned his attention to Zack Ryder, challenging the Long Islander to see who is more entertaining between the two of them. Washington intervened and announced he would hold the first ever "Abraham Idol" where Ryder & Benjamin would "battle" over who is the better singer. In the middle of Benjamin’s song, Zack Ryder abruptly interrupted the contest by blasting "The Gold Standard" from behind. Shelton responded by attacking Ryder and the two cocky ECW Superstars brawled before Benjamin shoved Ryder over the leather couch on the show’s set and Ryder thought better of continuing the brawl and retreated to the back. Where will these two Superstars run into each other next? Who truly is better?
The opening match of the night saw another dominant victory for Ezekiel Jackson, who made quick work of Danny Danger. After the match, "The Moscow Mauler" Vladimir Kozlov came to the ring and attempted to "one up" Jackson by laying the unfortunate victim, Danny Danger, with the Iron Curtain. Not to be outdone, "Big Zeke" responded by laying out Danger for the second time with Total Domination. Which one of these beefy behemoths is the better man in ECW? Will we ever see this game of one upsmanship turn into a one-on-one match?
Backstage, another crew member was caught being saved by the mysterious green-clad masked marvel, who once again saved the crew member before whooshing away with the sound of a hurricane. After the heroic act, "The Ripper" Paul Burchill appeared and called the whole thing "ridiculous". Will Burchill be the one to expose this mystery man or will ECW’s resident lime-colored hero reveal his true identity?
In a rematch from last week, "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus squared off with "The Bizarre One" Goldust and the ECW newcomer defeated the veteran once again by knocking Goldust off of the second turnbuckle and picking up the win. After the match, Goldust blind-sided Sheamus in an uncharacteristic attack. Goldust continued to assault the Irishman until a referee stepped in between the two of them, giving Sheamus a chance to escape the wrath of "The Bizarre One". What has come over Goldust? How will Sheamus respond to this attack?
Then it was time for the much-anticipated main event as ECW Champion Christian defended his crown against the former champion and "ECW Original", Tommy Dreamer in an Extreme Rules Match. Before the match began, Dreamer proclaimed that an Extreme Rules Match was "his match" and Dreamer showed why he is one of the few "extreme" competitors in the WWE today by using whatever means necessary to try and regain the ECW Championship, but in the end, the resourceful "Captain Charisma" utilized a car door that he brought with him to the ring to hang on to the ECW Championship in a unique, but grueling, match. Which ECW Superstar will step up to the plate and challenge "Captain Charisma" for the ECW Title next? Where does Tommy Dreamer go from here now that the "ECW Original" has lost his shot at regaining the ECW Title?