The 169th edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH.
Quick Match Results
- Shelton Benjamin def. Zack Ryder by pin following Pay Dirt.
- Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov def. Jim Parks & Mike Tolar (jobbers) by Vladimir Kozlov pinning Mike Tolar following the Iron Curtain.
- No DQ & No Count-Out: Sheamus def. Goldust by pin following the Irish Curse (uri-nage backbreaker).
- Sheamus Vs. Goldust
- Shelton Benjamin Vs. Zack Ryder
- Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov Vs. Jim Parks & Mike Tolar
The opening match of the night saw "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin pick up a win over recent rival, Zack Ryder.
Now with an announcer, in the form of WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas, Abraham Washington presented The Abraham Washington Show. After belittling the city of Cleveland and referring to himself as the "best late night TV host", Washington brought out his guest- Gregory Helms. The silver-tongued Washington asked if Gregory Helms is also The Hurricane, which Helms denies and states that he came to ECW to be a part of the broadcast team, due to a bad neck injury. Always one to stir the pot, Abraham brought out Paul & Katie Lea Burchill! Paul Burchill calls Helms a "joke" and vows to keep "beating down" The Hurricane until he reveals the truth. Courtesy of the "Hurri-Cam", The Hurricane makes an appearance on ECW and challenges "The Ripper" to a one-on-one match on next week’s ECW, which Paul Burchill gladly accepts! What will go down next week when Paul Burchill and The Hurricane go head-to-head?
The Ruthless Roundtable was in action on ECW as William Regal led his large cohorts, Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov to tag team action as the duo beat the team of Jim Powers & Mike Tolar. After suffering both Total Domination & the Iron Curtain by the two behemoths, Mike Tolar was then locked into the Regal Stretch by William Regal! This brings the ECW Champion Christian out, which prompts the #1 Contender William Regal to challenge Christian to come to the ring and face the Roundtable. "Captain Charisma" opted to enlist some backup as he brought out "ECW Original" Tommy Dreamer to back him up and, after being mocked by Regal, Christian & Dreamer came to the ring wielding kendo sticks, chasing the Roundtable out of the ring! It was later announced that, on next week’s ECW, Christian & Tommy Dreamer will team up to face Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov! Which team with come out victorious next week? What will happen between ECW Champion Christian and his #1 Contender William Regal?
Then it was time for the main event as the rivalry between "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus and "The Bizarre One" Goldust got taken to the next level as the two squared off in a match with no disqualifications and no count-outs! In the end, it was the ruthless Sheamus who bested Goldust in the contest. Is the rivalry between these two combatants over or will we see more of these two going one-on-one?