Two nights after WWE TLC, the 184th edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, TX. ECW General Manager Tiffany has invited former ECW Champion Kane to make a special appearance. Plus, The Ripper would go one-on-one with The Hurricane with The Ripper earning an ECW Contract if he wins.
- The Hurricane def. The Ripper by pin following the Shining Wizard.
Before hitting the Shining Wizard on The Ripper, The Hurricane unmasked The Ripper to reveal he was, obviously, Paul Burchill. With this win, The Hurricane prevented The Ripper from getting an ECW Contract.
- ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match: Ezekiel Jackson (with William Regal) def. Vladimir Kozlov by pin following Total Domination to advance.
Vladimir Kozlov was accompanied to the ring by William Regal, but Regal tripped Kozlov during the match which led to Ezekiel hitting Total Domination to advance to "The Homecoming Finale" Battle Royal on the January 12 edition of ECW on Syfy. Full details are available in the "Rules for ECW Homecoming Tournament Revealed" report above this one.
- Caylen Croft & Trent Barreta def. Julio Cruz & Jorge Arias (jobbers) by Caylen Croft pinning Julio Cruz following the Neckrobomb (double team neckbreaker/powerbomb).
- ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match: Kane def. Zack Ryder by pin following the Big Red Chokeslam to advance.
- The Hurricane Vs. The Ripper
- Kane Vs. Zack Ryder
- Caylen Croft & Trent Barreta Vs. Julio Cruz & Jorge Arias
- Ezekiel Jackson Vs. Vladimir Kozlov
ECW on Syfy kicked off with the ECW General Manager Tiffany, who invited the two Superstars who competed in the grueling Ladder Match at WWE TLC, ECW Champion Christian & Shelton Benjamin, to the ring. The GM brings out both competitors, who shake hands in a show of respect for the incredible Ladder Match they had just two nights earlier. The former #1 Contender, Shelton Benjamin, states that the Ladder Match at WWE TLC was one of the “proudest” moments of his career and then “The Gold Standard” challenged Christian to a rematch! Before anymore could be said on the subject, William Regal, flanked by his towering cohorts, interrupted and stated that there was a “much larger issue” to discuss in the form of “The Big Red Machine” Kane! Tiffany tried to explain why Kane is visiting ECW, but Regal interrupts and calls Kane a “monster” and a “menace”. Tiffany then reveals a concept called the “ECW Homecoming”, where sixteen former and current ECW Superstars would compete in one-on-one matches over the next several weeks. The eight winners of these matches will compete in “The Homecoming Finale” Battle Royal on the January 12 edition of ECW on Syfy, with the winner of the battle royal challenging Christian for the ECW Championship at the Royal Rumble! The GM then announces the first two Qualifying Matches as “The Big Red Machine” Kane would face Zack Ryder and “Ruthless Roundtable” partners would finally face off as Ezekiel Jackson would square off with Vladimir Kozlov! Who will advance to The Homecoming Finale for a chance to be the #1 Contender for the ECW Championship? What former ECW Superstars will take part in the tournament?
Continuing his ruse to try and get back onto the ECW Roster, Paul Burchill would compete for his ECW Contract as “The Ripper” when he faced The Hurricane. However, after unmasking The Ripper and hitting the Shining Wizard, The Hurricane defeated The Ripper to prevent The Ripper/Paul Burchill from rejoining the ECW Roster!
In the first ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match, former partners Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov went one-on-one with William Regal choosing to be in the corner of Vladimir Kozlov. However, that turned out to be an elaborate trick by the dastardly William Regal as Regal ended up intentionally costing Kozlov the match! After Regal tripped Kozlov, “Big Zeke” capitalized and hit Total Domination to earn his spot in The Homecoming Finale Battle Royal! After the match, Regal & Ezekiel laid out Kozlov by throwing him, head first, into the side of the announce table! Now that William Regal has apparently given up on keeping his “Ruthless Roundtable” together, what made Regal decide to join Ezekiel Jackson in Jackson’s battle against Vladimir Kozlov? How will Kozlov respond to this attack by Regal & Jackson?
ECW’s newest tag team, Caylen Croft & Trent Barreta, were in action on ECW, defeating Julio Cruz & Jorge Arias in impressive fashion.
The main event of the evening saw “The Big Red Machine” Kane pick up a win over Zack Ryder to advance to The Homecoming Finale Battle Royal for a shot at the ECW Championship!
On next week’s ECW on Syfy, former ECW Champion Jack Swagger will take part in the ECW Homecoming tournament as he goes one-on-one with Yoshi Tatsu! Which Superstar will join Kane & Ezekiel Jackson as a competitor in The Homecoming Finale Battle Royal on January 12?