Five days before Survivor Series, the 180th edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA. In the final battle of their rivalry, The Hurricane would put his mask on the line against the ECW career of Paul Burchill and his sister, Katie Lea Burchill.
Quick Match Results
- Mask Vs. Career: The Hurricane def. Paul Burchill (with Katie Lea Burchill) by pin following a super swinging neckbreaker; as a result, Paul & Katie Lea Burchill must leave ECW.
- Vance Archer def. Johnny Andrews (jobber) by pin following Archer’s Arrow.
- Survivor Series Preview: CM Punk & William Regal def. Christian & R-Truth by CM Punk pinning Christian following the GTS.
- Mask Vs. Career
- Survivor Series Preview
- Vance Archer Vs. Johnny Andrews
A familiar face appeared at the start of ECW as CM Punk appeared! The former ECW Champion stated that he is the best product of ECW and that he will receive the “loudest and longest” ovation in the history of ECW when he appears on the show to team with William Regal to face the team of ECW Champion Christian & R-Truth in a special Survivor Series Preview!
Accompanied by Rosa Mendes, Zack Ryder made an appearance on ECW and stated that he was so “lucky” to have Rosa in his corner when he faced Shelton Benjamin last week and says that he is challenging Benjamin to a rematch and wants Rosa in his corner again! Shelton Benjamin comes out and accepts the challenge before calling Zack Ryder a “power tool”! Benjamin suggests they have the match, but Ryder decides that he wants to “wait” until some other time. Being human, “The Gold Standard” briefly turned his attention to Rosa Mendes, but was hit with a quick cheap shot courtesy of Zack Ryder! Ryder & Rosa then quickly exited before Benjamin could respond.
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Then it was time for the moment of truth as The Hurricane faced Paul Burchill with the future of both of their careers on the line in a “Mask Vs. Career” match. The hard-fought contest saw both Hurricane & Burchill hit their signature finishing maneuvers, only for their opponent to kick out! Burchill even utilized the assistance of his sister, Katie Lea, but in the end, it was a swinging neckbreaker off the top rope that led to The Hurricane winning the match, protecting his true identity and forcing Paul & Katie Lea Burchill off of ECW! Sacrifices had to be made to end this rivalry once and for all and, unfortunately for The Burchills, it cost them their ECW careers.
The “intense” Vance Archer was in action on ECW, picking up another dominant win; this time over Johnny Andrews.
The main event was a Survivor Series Preview of sorts as two of the five members of Team Orton, CM Punk & William Regal, picked up the win over two members of Team Kingston, ECW Champion Christian & R-Truth! The end of the match came when Regal hit the Knee Trembler on Christian followed by CM Punk hitting the GTS on the ECW Champion and pinning Christian for the win! Will similar teamwork help Team Orton achieve victory over Team Kingston in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match this Sunday?