The 173rd edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.
Quick Match Results
- Shelton Benjamin def. Paul Burchill by pin following Pay Dirt.
- 8-Man Tag: Christian, Tommy Dreamer, Goldust, & Yoshi Tatsu def. William Regal, Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, & Vladimir Kozlov by Yoshi Tatsu pinning William Regal following the Buzzsaw Kick.
- 8-Man Tag
- Shelton Benjamin Vs. Paul Burchill
Before ECW on Syfy even got officially underway, William Regal appeared and informed everyone that ECW General Manager Tiffany was involved in a "car accident" and would not be able to perform her duties as GM of ECW! Regal then revealed that the WWE Board of Directors chose him as the Interim General Manager, given his GM experience! Regal also stated that the Board ruled that Regal could not make any decisions directly affecting the ECW Championship. While he could not make any decisions affecting the ECW Championship, Regal could make a decision affecting the ECW Champion. "The British Brawler" then announced that the proposed main event of ECW Champion Christian taking on Zack Ryder in a non-title rematch from last week would be changed to a 4-on-1 Handicap Match pitting "Captain Charisma" against Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, Vladimir Kozlov, & himself in the main event! How can Christian possibly survive the odds of a 4-on-1 Handicap Match?
Once the show officially got underway, it kicked off with "The Abraham Washington Show" with a special guest from SmackDown- Intercontinental Champion John Morrison! Abe brought Morrison onto the show and "The Guru of Greatness" surveyed his former "stomping grounds" of ECW and vowed to retain the Intercontinental Title against Dolph Ziggler at WWE Hell in a Cell. The #1 Contender Dolph Ziggler then interrupted the show, but got as far as sitting down before Abraham Washington declared that the show was over! Morrison explained to Ziggler that it meant that it was time to "say goodnight, Mr. Ziggles" as an irate Dolph Ziggler glared at the Intercontinental Champion as the crowd chanted "Mr. Ziggles" at the #1 Contender. What will happen this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell when John Morrison defends the Intercontinental Championship against the #1 Contender Dolph Ziggler? Will Morrison successfully defend the title or will Ziggler finally "Zig Zag" his way to becoming Intercontinental Champion?
Backstage, Interim General Manager William Regal receives a phone call informing him that the WWE Board of Directors has disagreed with Regal’s choice of a 4-on-1 Handicap Match as the main event and declared that the match will instead be an 8-Man Tag Match! The huge 8-Man Tag would see ECW Champion Christian team with the "ECW Original" Tommy Dreamer, "The Lonestar" Goldust, & "The New Japanese Buzzsaw" Yoshi Tatsu to face the team of William Regal, Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, & Vladimir Kozlov! Which team will come out victorious?
The opening match was set to be "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin going one-on-one with "The Ripper" Paul Burchill, but as Benjamin made his way to the ring, he was blind-sided by Sheamus! "The Celtic Warrior" then viciously assaulted Benjamin before running him, shoulder first, into the steel ring post! Sheamus then rolled Benjamin in the ring to face a waiting Paul Burchill. However, the referee held Burchill back and asked Benjamin if wanted to compete and "The Gold Standard", despite the heinous attack by Sheamus, told the referee to start the match!
After sustaining the damage he did at the hands of Sheamus, "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin was still able to hit Pay Dirt on Paul Burchill and pick up the big win! How will Benjamin respond to the attack by Sheamus?
Then it was time for the potentially explosive 8-Man Tag Team Match as ECW Champion Christian teamed up with Tommy Dreamer, Goldust, & Yoshi Tatsu to defeat the team of William Regal, Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, & Vladimir Kozlov with "The New Japanese Buzzsaw" Yoshi Tatsu surprising William Regal with his signature kick to the head to pin "The British Brawl" to win the match for his team! How will William Regal respond to being pinned by Yoshi Tatsu? How long will William Regal be the Interim General Manager of ECW?