The 168th edition of ECW on Syfy came to you, live, from the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.
Quick Match Results
- Goldust and Sheamus fight to a Double Count-Out.
- Tyler Reks & Yoshi Tatsu def. Shelton Benjamin & Zack Ryder by Yoshi Tatsu pinning Zack Ryder following the Buzzsaw Kick.
- #1 Contender’s Match: Non-Title: William Regal (with Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson) def. Christian by pin following the Regal Knee to earn a rematch for the ECW Title.
- William Regal Vs. Christian
- Tyler Reks & Yoshi Tatsu Vs. Shelton Benjamin & Zack Ryder
- Goldust Vs. Sheamus
After having a not-so-great night at SummerSlam two nights prior, William Regal opened the show flanked by his large backup of Vladmir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson. "The British Brute" proclaimed that ECW will never be the same again now that he has formed the Regal Regime of himself, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson. Regal then stated that Christian’s days as ECW Champion are numbered. This brought the ECW Champion out, who reminded Regal that he already defeated Regal in eight seconds at SummerSlam. A determined Regal then demands that "Captain Charisma" grant him a rematch for the ECW Title or he will have to send the Regime to take care of Christian. "The Proprietor of the Peepulation" stated that he already beat Regal once and he wants to move on to new challengers. ECW General Manager Tiffany comes out and announces that the ECW Champion, Christian, will go one-on-one with William Regal in a non-title match in the main event and if Regal wins, then he gets another shot at Christian and the ECW Championship! Can Regal capitalize on this opportunity or will Christian thwart "The British Brute" once again and move on to "new challengers"? What will the Regal Regime have to do with the result?
The opening match of the night saw another match in the rivalry between "The Bizarre One" Goldust and "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus. Unfortunately for both proud combatants, the match got a little too intense on the outside and both men ended up getting counted out in the contest. When will we see these two rivals collide again?
Speaking of rivals, two bitter rivals were forced to team up as "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin teamed up with "The Long Island Loudmouth" Zack Ryder to face the team of "The So-Cal Surfer" Tyler Reks & "The Japanese Buzzsaw" Yoshi Tatsu. The end of the match came when Benjamin & Ryder’s temporary partnership exploded and resulted with Benjamin being knocked out of the ring and Ryder getting blasted with a Buzzsaw Kick courtesy of Yoshi Tatsu to earn the win for Yoshi Tatsu & Tyler Reks. After the match was over, a furious Shelton Benjamin laid Zack Ryder out with Pay Dirt! How will Ryder respond to Benjamin’s actions?
Then it was for the main event as William Regal would try and earn another shot at the ECW Championship as he faced the champion himself, Christian. The end of the match came when Christian was on the outside of the ring and "Captain Charisma" slapped "The Moscow Mauler" Vladimir Kozlov. Whatever the intent was of the wily ECW Champion, it backfired for Christian as, with the referee distracted by Ezekiel Jackson, Kozlov reciprocated the attack and it allowed Regal to hit his patented Regal Knee and pin the ECW Champion to earn another title opportunity in the future! When will William Regal get his rematch for the ECW Championship? How will Christian respond to the actions of Regal’s large cohorts?