The 166th edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Quick Match Results
- Shelton Benjamin def. Zack Ryder by pin following Pay Dirt.
- Vladimir Kozlov def. Kevin Brooks (jobber) by pin following the Iron Curtain.
- Yoshi Tatsu def. Paul Burchill by DQ after Katie Lea Burchill hits Yoshi Tatsu with her belt.
- Tyler Reks def. Tom James (jobber) by pin following the So-Cal Missile (springboard missile dropkick).
- William Regal def. Tommy Dreamer by pin following the Regal Knee.
- Shelton Benjamin Vs. Zack Ryder
- William Regal Vs. Tommy Dreamer
- Yoshi Tatsu Vs. Paul Burchill
- Vladimir Kozlov Vs. Kevin Brooks
- Tyler Reks Vs. Tom James
The opening match of the night was a direct result of what went down between Shelton Benjamin & Zack Ryder during last week’s edition of The Abraham Washington Show when "The Gold Standard" and "The Long Island Loudmouth" did battle. The end came when Shelton Benjamin hit Pay Dirt on Zack Ryder and picked up the win.
Backstage, Paul Burchill is being interviewed by ECW’s mild-mannered reporter, Gregory Helms. Helms tried to ask "The Ripper" about Burchill’s upcoming match with Yoshi Tatsu, but Burcill refused and asked Helms if Helms thought he was "stupid" and accused the interviewer of being the man behind the mask who has been saving everyone in the backstage area in recent weeks. Helms responded by saying that he "calls them like he sees them" and Burchill responded with a cheap shot to the reporter!
"The Soviet War Machine" Vladimir Kozlov was in action, picking up a one-sided victory over Kevin Brooks. After the match, Ezekiel Jackson once again came to the ring and laid Kozlov’s victim out with Total Domination. Kozlov responded by planting Kevin Brooks with the Iron Curtain. For weeks now, Kozlov & Ezekiel have been enthralled in a game of one-upsmanship, will the game continue or will these two dominant Superstars go one-on-one?
Following his attack on Gregory Helms, Paul Burchill squared off with "The Japanese Buzzsaw" Yoshi Tatsu. During the match, with Tatsu in control of Burchill, Katie Lea Burchill attacked Tatsu with her leather belt! This attack cost Paul Burchill the match by disqualification, but "The Ripper" vicious assaulted Tatsu after the match had concluded. However, Yoshi Tatsu was fortunate enough to be saved by the green-clad masked marvel as The Hurricane made a triumphant return! There was no quick save and quick exit to the Hurrilair this time as The Hurricane took flight and took out Paul Burchill; sending "The Ripper" to the outside. The caped crusader then helped Yoshi Tatsu to his feet and shook hands with the fallen Superstar before raising Tatsu’s hand in victory. How will Paul Burchill react to the return of The Hurricane and what will be The Hurricane’s next deed of good will?
"The So-Cal Surfer" Tyler Reks also saw action on ECW, as the proud surfer picked up a dominant win over Tom James.
Then it was time for The Abraham Washington Show featuring the ECW Champion, Christian. The host of the show, Abraham Washington, welcomed the crowd to the show before introducing the ECW Champion, who received a thunderous reaction as a native Canadian Superstar. The host and guest had a seat and, in true Abe Washington form, the talk show host berated last week’s Extreme Rules Match between Christian & Tommy Dreamer. Washington then asked Christian if "Captain Charisma" was still friends with the "ECW Original" after last week’s championship bout. The champion assured Abraham that he and Dreamer were still friends and Abe replied by asking Christian if the ECW Champion "bribed" Tommy Dreamer with food. Christian responded by calling the show "lame" and getting in the face of A.W. and telling the host that, if he does not stop insulting Dreamer and himself, then Christian will make a point to knock Washington’s teeth out. Christian then proclaims that he is ready for his next challenge as ECW Champion and that he takes pride in being the face of ECW. Abraham responds by informing "Captain Charisma" that he has some "breaking news" before revealing that Christian has a new #1 Contender for his ECW Title- William Regal! The 2008 King of the Ring came out and told the champion to watch what he is about to do to Christian’s friend- Tommy Dreamer.
After going face-to-face with the ECW Champion, William Regal did battle with the former ECW Champion, Tommy Dreamer. Entering the match still sporting an arm injury from the Extreme Rules a week prior, Dreamer fought through the pain as long as he could, but the arm was Dreamer’s downfall as Regal attacked the arm and hit his signature running knee to the skull of the "ECW Original" to pick up the win. After the match, "The Bruising Brit" was determined to send a message to the ECW Champion by locking on Regal’s version of an STF, the Regal Stretch, onto Christian’s friend, wrenching the arm of Dreamer until Christian rushed to the aid of Dreamer, prompting the #1 Contender to exit the ring with the damage already done to Dreamer. When will we see Christian & William Regal clash for the ECW Championship? Who will come out the victor in this battle of veteran Superstars?