ECW on Sci-Fi Report – September 15th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We begin with a look back at the ECW Title match that took place on Sunday when Christian retained the title against Bill Regal possibly due to Team Bromance’s removal from ringside.
We are live on tape from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Matt Striker.
Tiffany comes to the ring and she says that the WWE Universe is buzzing about Breaking Point and she is proud of the ECW Title match.
She will speak no more because Bill Regal’s music plays and he is joined by his red clad compatriots. Regal talks while Vlad and Zeke act imposing. Regal says that Tiffany looks absolutely lovely tonight, and every evening, but especially tonight. He says that Tiffany is doing a wonderful job as general manager. He says that since he has been in her shoes and was a general manager longer than Tiffany, he wants to talk to Tiffany about what happened at Breaking Point. He says that Tiffany has a keen eye for talent, especially Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson. Regal wants to know why Tiffany banned them from ringside on Sunday.
Tiffany tells Regal that she appreciates him coming to her to voice his grievances. Her decision was to make the match one-on-one without any outside interference. Regal says that the decision caused great grief in his preparation. Regal would like another rematch against Christian. Tiffany says that other superstars deserve a chance against the champion so Regal will not have another chance at the ECW Title. Tiffany announces a Battle Royal for the new number one contender for the ECW Title. Tiffany wishes them luck. Tiffany tells Regal that he is not getting another shot at the ECW Title. Regal will be wrestling right now.
Match Number One: Hurricane versus William Regal
The match is joined in progress and Hurricane sends Regal into the turnbuckles and hits a few drop kicks. Hurricane with punches and Regal sends Hurricane to the floor. Hurricane throws Regal over the top rope to the floor but Regal tries to avoid Hurricane but Hurricane with a clothesline from the apron. They return to the ring and Hurricane with a forearm and punches. Hurricane with an Irish whip and back body drop and then Hurricane stomps on Regal’s solar plexus. Regal with punches to Hurricane but Hurricane with a cross body and punches to the head. Hurricane with a suplex and a near fall. Hurricane with a neckbreaker and then he goes to the apron and climbs to the top turnbuckle for a cross body and hits it for a two count.
Regal goes to the floor because he has had enough but Hurricane stops Regal and brings him back to the ring. Hurricane comes back into the ring and Regal with a running knee for the three count.
Winner: William Regal
After the match, while Hurricane licks his wounds, Paul Burchill attacks Hurricane from behind and hits a jackhammer.
We go to the locker room and Goldust apologizes to Yoshi Tatsu. Yoshi says that he wants to continue his English lesson. Zack Ryder enters and he comments on the English lesson. Zack did not like Yoshi’s use of his name as ‘loser’. They will be wrestling when we return.
We are back and in case you missed it last night because you were watching football, Batista is on Smackdown starting this week.
We have a Moments Ago Moment of Paul Burchill’s attack on Hurricane.
Paul is walking in the back and he is stopped by Savannah and she wants to know what he was thinking about the attack. Burchill says that he wonders where Gregory Helms is but he says that he is in the ring. Burchill says that Hurricane took advantage of Katie and he will pay for what he did.
We have special ring announcers and they are the Bella Twins.
Match Number Two: Yoshi Tatsu versus Zack Ryder
Ryder goes for the arm and he locks in an arm bar on Yoshi. Yoshi rolls through and reverses Yoshi with an arm bar. Yoshi turns it into a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Yoshi with a Japanese arm drag and then he rolls Ryder around the ring into a rollup for a near fall. Yoshi sends Ryder into the turnbuckles and Ryder moves and then kicks Yoshi off the turnbuckles and to the mat. Ryder with an elbow to the head. Ryder with a running boot to the face and then he catapults Yoshi into the ropes and gets a few near falls. Ryder with a reverse chin lock. Ryder with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Ryder with a chin lock and his knee on Yoshi’s chest to add more pressure. Ryder with a chin lock on Yoshi and he turns it into a reverse chin lock. Ryder with a back heel trip as he holds on to the chin lock. Ryder with a head butt to Yoshi. Yoshi gets a boot up for a charging Ryder and then Yoshi hits a roaring forearm and both men are down. Yoshi with an Irish whip and he connects with the running knees into the corner. Ryder with an elbow after blocking the rolling mare. Yoshi with a Frankensteiner for a two count. Yoshi misses the spin kick but Ryder hits a leg lariat for a two count. Yoshi hits a roundhouse kick for the three count.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to run through the matches already announced for Hell in a Cell.
Match Number Three: Number One Contender Battle Royal featuring Shelton Benjamin, Vladimir Kozlov, Ezekiel Jackson, Tommy Dreamer, Goldust, Sheamus, Tyler Reks, Paul Burchill, Zack Ryder, and Yoshi Tatsu
The bell rings and it is pandemonium in the ring as they pair off into five separate groups. Burchill with a knee to Benjamin while Goldust punches Jackson. Goldust has Zeke at the ropes but he stays in. Burchill punches Benjamin while Kozlov tries to eliminate Yoshi. Zeke punches Dreamer while Goldust punches Ryder and then he tries to eliminate Ryder. Benjamin with an Exploder to eliminate Burchill. Sheamus goes into the ring post when Reks moves. Benjamin sets his sights on Yoshi and Yoshi kicks Benjamin. Zeke tries to lift Dreamer but Tommy holds on to the ropes. Yoshi with kicks to Benjamin while everyone else is in the ropes. Dreamer is sent over the top rope but he lands on the apron and rolls back in. Yoshi with a sunset flip from the apron but Zeke breaks it up. Dreamer with a chop to Ryder but Benjamin punches Dreamer. Ryder helps Benjamin try to eliminate Dreamer but that plan fails. Zeke with a punch to Ryder’s midsection. Goldust with kicks and punches to Kozlov.
Yoshi with a running knee to Benjamin in the corner. Reks tries to help Goldust with Kozlov but Sheamus comes over. Sheamus with a punch to Reks followed by a forearm. Yoshi, Benjamin, and Dreamer try to eliminate Zeke while everyone else but Sheamus tries to eliminate Kozlov. Zeke fights out of trouble and works over Benjamin and then he slams Dreamer. Kozlov with head butts to Goldust and Reks followed by a clothesline to Ryder. Kozlov with another head butt to Reks followed by a clothesline. Benjamin hangs from the ropes but rolls back to the apron. Kozlov sends Reks over the top rope but Reks lands on the apron. Kozlov and Zeke go face to face and we go to commercial.
We are back and Kozlov with a shoulder to Sheamus while Goldust punches Zeke. We see footage from the break when Tyler Reks was eliminated by Vladimir Kozlov. Zeke attacks Dreamer from behind and connects with shoulders. Ryder with a forearm to stop Goldust. We see that Yoshi Tatsu has also been eliminated. Benjamin punches Ryder while Dreamer goes after Zeke and Zeke with a clothesline. Kozlov tries to get Sheamus up but Sheamus stops him. Sheamus tries to get Kozlov over the top rope. Zeke has Goldust over the top rope and he tries to hold on and Dreamer makes the save. Dreamer is a house afire as he works over Zeke. Kozlov sends Goldust into the turnbuckles. Sheamus attacks Benjamin with boots and a punch. Benjamin punches Sheamus and then he hits a Dragon Whip on Sheamus. Benjamin with Paydirt on Ryder and then he eliminates Sheamus. Benjamin skins the cat and he holds on to Jackson as Dreamer eliminates him. While Benjamin holds on to the ropes, Sheamus pulls Benjamin to the floor to eliminate him.
Benjamin goes after Sheamus and they fight until the referees stop things. We are down to the final four and it is Dreamer, Goldust, Ryder, and Kozlov. Dreamer with a cross body to Ryder but Kozlov with a head butt to Goldust’s chest and Goldust is down. Kozlov works on Dreamer’s back and midsection. Goldust punches Ryder and then Goldust with a flying clothesline and another clothesline. Goldust with the drop down uppercut and a reverse atomic drop but when he throws Ryder over the top rope, Ryder holds on to the apron. Ryder drops Goldust on the top rope. Goldust clotheslines Ryder again but Ryder stays on the apron. Goldust charges and Ryder drops down and Goldust eliminates himself. Kozlov with head butts to the chest followed by a belly-to-belly suplex and a ceremonial arm raising for no reason. Kozlov charges at Dreamer and Dreamer ducks down and Kozlov is eliminated. Ryder eliminates Dreamer to win the match.
Winner: Zack Ryder
We go to credits.