The 174th edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ.
Quick Match Results
- Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov def. Tommy Dreamer & Goldust by Ezekiel Jackson pinning Tommy Dreamer following Total Domination.
- Yoshi Tatsu def. William Regal by pin following the Buzzsaw Kick.
- Non-Title: Christian def. Zack Ryder by DQ after Vladimir Kozlov interfered.
- Christian Vs. Zack Ryder
- Yoshi Tatsu Vs. William Regal
- Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov Vs. Tommy Dreamer & Goldust
The show kicked off with the Interim General Manager of ECW, William Regal, who was accompanied by his towering associates, Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov. The Interim GM starts by sending his "best wishes" to the convalescing General Manager Tiffany. Regal then said that, while the decision was unpopular, he is the "best choice" to serve as the Interim GM. "The British Brawler" then said that it is "only right" that he name himself the #1 Contender for the ECW Championship! This brought out Zack Ryder, who said that Regal took away his one-on-one match with Christian last week and made it an 8-Man Tag Team match that led to their team losing. Regal & Ryder then argue over the #1 Contender’s spot until the ECW Champion, Christian, comes out, who proclaims that neither man "deserves" a title shot. "Captain Charisma" then brought out two familiar faces and one not-so-familiar face. Christian then "demonstrated" that the janitor of the Sovereign Bank Arena was "more deserving" than Ryder or Regal. Christian then moved on to WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas and said that the legend was "more deserving" than Ryder or Regal. Lastly, Christian came to "The New Japanese Buzzsaw" Yoshi Tatsu, who Christian touts as the most deserving of them all as he has defeated both William Regal & Zack Ryder before! Much to the dismay of William Regal, the ECW Champion brings out a person who can sort the whole situation out as Christian brought out the ECW General Manager herself, Tiffany! With her arm in a cast and sling, the GM proclaimed that "nothing" would stop her from doing her job as the General Manager of ECW. The returning GM then got down to business as she announced three blockbuster matches to take place on ECW! In an effort for all three potential contenders to prove they deserve the title shot, William Regal would go one-on-one with the man who pinned him last week, Yoshi Tatsu! Not only that, but Zack Ryder would finally get a one-on-one match with Christian as he would face the ECW Champion in a non-title match. After announcing these two huge matches, Tiffany informed Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov that they would be in action in the opening bout!
William Regal’s "associates", Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov once again showed their prowess and sheer power by defeating two veterans- "The Bizarre Lonestar" Goldust and the "ECW Original" Tommy Dreamer! Can anyone stop this contingent put together by William Regal?
Then it was time for William Regal and Yoshi Tatsu to state their case for a shot at the ECW Championship as the two went one-on-one. After a hard-fought match, it was Yoshi Tatsu hitting his signature kick on William Regal that led to Tatsu getting the pin on Regal to pick up the victory! While the referee counted to three and declared Tatsu the winner, there was some controversy involved as, when Tatsu made the cover, Regal had his foot under the bottom rope, which should have stopped the three count! However, since the referee did not see it in time, the referee’s decision stands!
After bringing out Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov to help him plead his case to the referee, Regal and company decided not to leave the ringside area and all three men took a seat at ringside as the ECW Champion Christian was set to face off with Zack Ryder in a non-title rematch from two weeks ago.
With Regal and his cohorts seated at ringside, the ECW Champion Christian went head-to-head with Zack Ryder. However, once the match spilled to the outside, it was Vladimir Kozlov who attacked Christian for the disqualification. The bigger story was the events that followed as Ezekiel Jackson tossed "Captain Charisma" into the ring to William Regal, who laid the ECW Champion out with the Knee Trembler! After getting cheated out of another one-on-one match with Christian, Zack Ryder voiced his extreme disapproval to Regal and his large backup. "Big Zeke" responded by manhandling Ryder and laying him out with Total Domination! The devastating trio of William Regal, Ezekiel Jackson, & Vladimir Kozlov stood tall over the broken bodies of ECW Champion Christian & Zack Ryder. Now that Tiffany has returned as the General Manager, how will she respond to the actions by Regal and company? How will Christian & Zack Ryder respond?