ECW on SyFy Report – November 24th, 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We are live on tape from Bridgeport, Connecticut and your announcers are Josh ‘I already miss Lauren’ Mathews and Bryon ‘The New Announcer Initiative’ Saxton.
As Zack comes to the ring, we see footage from Thursday night when Rosa Mendes came into the ring to get her cell phone.
Match Number One: Zack Ryder with Rosa Mendes versus Shelton Benjamin
Ryder goes into the ropes as soon as the bell rings to avoid Benjamin. Benjamin with a knee and back body drop. Zack slides to the floor on an Irish whip but Benjamin follows after him and sends Zack into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Zack begs for mercy. Benjamin with a kick and suplex for a near fall. Ryder with forearms to Benjamin and shoulders in the corner. Ryder with an Irish whip and monkey flip but Benjamin lands on his feet and he hits a Samoan drop. Benjamin climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Zack but Zack with a reverse atomic drop. Benjamin responds with a punch and slam. Ryder with punches and elbows to Benjamin and then he mounts Shelton and punches him. Ryder with a forearm but Benjamin with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Ryder gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Benjamin drops Ryder on the top rope but Ryder drops Benjamin’s throat on the top rope. Ryder goes up top but Benjamin climbs the turnbuckles and kicks Ryder to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Ryder with a seated abdominal stretch. We see footage from during the break when Rosa tried to protect Zack but it was a trap to allow Ryder to hit a leg lariat. We return to the live on tape action and Ryder with a knee and hard Irish whip. Ryder kicks Benjamin and hits a knee drop. Zack with a belly-to-back suplex and then he goes to the turnbuckles. Ryder hits a splash from the second turnbuckle but he can only get a two count. Ryder with a body scissors followed by a kick to the head. Ryder goes up top this time and he hits a frog splash but Benjamin kicks out. Ryder punches Benjamin in the corner but Benjamin punches back. Ryder with a forearm and punch as he staggers Benjamin but Shelton wants more. Shelton punches Ryder and kicks him and then he hits a forearm from the turnbuckles. Benjamin with an Irish whip and Stinger splash followed by a neck breaker and German suplex and bridge for a two count. Benjamin runs into a knee but Ryder tries for a rana but Benjamin power bombs Ryder into the turnbuckles and then he hits Paydirt for the three count.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin
Based on Shelton’s victory, he is the number one contender for the ECW Title.
Christian comes out to confront his next challenger.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Christian tells Shelton that he wants to talk about the TLC pay per view. There will be a ladder match, a tables match, a chairs match, and a TLC match. Christian rhetorically asks how ECW fits in. Christian points out that the ECW title has not been represented in the last few pay per views, so he is going to do something about that. Christian says that maybe they shouldn’t be in a regular title match, it should be a ladder match. Shelton wants to know if Christian is serious about this challenge. Christian mentions that they would be in every other clip if there was a highlight package of ladder matches. Christian says that he wants to steal the show. Shelton says that Christian has a partner in crime and they are on. Shelton says that after TLC, there will be a new ECW Champion.
William Regal says that it is an outrage that he is not going to defend the title at TLC. He says that by defeating Yoshi Tatsu tonight, it moves him one step closer to the title. Regal tells them to be at their best tonight. We go to commercial.
We are back with the Extreme Rewind: Vance Archer destroying random nameless people.
Match Number Two: Vance Archer versus Alex Reynolds
Reynolds with a side head lock but Archer sends Reynolds to the mat and then he kicks Reynolds and chokes him in the ropes. Archer with a back elbow and then a kick to the head. Archer with a reverse chin lock and then he sends Reynolds back to the mat. Archer with a clothesline to Reynolds and then he picks up Reynolds for a modified front uranage. Archer with the inverted DDT for the three count.
Winner: Vance Archer
We go to commercial with the reminder that the Abraham Washington Show is coming up.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
It is time for the show that makes you want to see what else is on. Tony Atlas introduces Abraham Washington for the Abraham Washington Show. Abe asks how many people went to see New Moon. Abe talks about the movie and then he insults the crowd and Tony laughs. Abe brings out his guest, Matt Hardy.
Abe says that he was happy to have one of the Hardy Boys on the show but when he found out that it was Matt and he was disappointed. Matt says that he has never heard that one again. Matt says that he wishes he was with Conan O’Brien and Tony agrees. Abe mentions that Matt will be on Syfy next week. Matt says that he will be on Scare Tactics next week. We go to a clip. Abe says that wasn’t scary. Matt asks Abe if he was ever scared and Tony comes up behind Abe and Abe screams. Abe asks Matt what he is afraid of. Matt says that he has a reoccurring nightmare that he is on the Abraham Washington Show. Matt says that when your last name is Hardy, you aren’t afraid of anything. He says that fear is only a four letter word.
Yoshi Tatsu is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Yoshi Tatsu versus William Regal with Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov
They lock up and Regal works on the arm and wrist but Yoshi with a kick and reversal. Yoshi tries for a kick but Regal avoids it. Regal with a waist lock and then he returns to the arm. Yoshi uses the ropes to reverse and he gives Regal an arm drag. Regal with a European uppercut but Yoshi responds in kind. Yoshi with chops and kicks to Regal but Regal with a forearm to Yoshi. Regal with knees to the head followed by a European uppercut. Regal with a rear chin lock. Kozlov pushes Yoshi when the referee was dealing with Regal. Yoshi with the roundhouse kick and he gets the three count.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu
After the match, Jackson and Kozlov enter the ring and Yoshi leaves. Regal recovers and he cannot believe that he lost. He wants to know from Ezekiel what happened. Kozlov doesn’t know what happened and Regal says that it was his shot to be ECW Champion again. Regal wants to know who screwed up and Kozlov blames Jackson. Jackson moves Kozlov’s finger from in front of his face and he gives Kozlov a uranage. Regal walks away but Jackson gets back in Regal’s face. Jackson with a uranage to Regal as well.
We go to credits.