WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
ECW on Sy-Fy Network
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Matt Striker
Location: Laredo, Texas | Date: December 15, 2009
IN THE RING
General Manager Tiffany + Shelton Benjamin + ECW champion Christian + William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson: Tiffany spoke with her face accent and fake smile as she professed her admiration to Shelton Benjamin and Christian for representing ECW so well at the TLC PPV. Both men limped out to the ring, suffering from injuries sustained during their show-stealing Ladder match. Both men shook hands in the ring to show mutual respect. Tiffany, on behalf of the WWE Universe, thanked the two wrestlers for putting on a great show. Benjamin said the fans inspire them to take the risks and make ECW what it is today. Benjamin thanked Christian because last Sunday was one of his most proudest nights of his career. Benjamin then challenged Christian to a rematch for the ECW championship. Tiffany began to explain to Benjamin how to get that opportunity when William Regal and his two monsters interrupted. Regal asked what was wrong with Tiffany’s voice? (Thank you!). Regal said there was a bigger much larger issue at hand – KANE! Tiffany said he was about to explain that, but then Regal let the cat out of the bag by asking Tiffany what she was thinking by letting Kane back on the show! Tiffany said she invited Kane (a former ECW champion), back to ECW to help her introduce a new concept. Tiffany said she has invited several past ECW stars to compete against current ECW stars in the ECW home coming with the winner facing Christian for the ECW championship at Royal Rumble. Tiffany said two of those matches will happen tonight; Zack Ryder vs. Kane and Vladimir Kozlov vs. Ezekiel Jackson! Regal started throwing a fit and tried to keep his monsters under control.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The new ECW ring announcer is Savannah aka Angela Fong..
The Hurricane defeated The Ripper (Paul Burchill) w/The Beautiful Nightmare (Katie Lea): The Ripper was fighting for an ECW contract. Late in the match, The Hurricane ripped off the Ripper’s mask and finished him off with a Shining Wizard..
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea + Gregory Helms: Gregory Helms (wearing a suit) approached Paul Burchill and asked him how the match worked out for him. Burchill threw a fit and stormed off with Katie Lea close behind.. Helms walked off and you could see he was still wearing part of his cape..
ON STAGE (ABRAHAM WASHINGTON SHOW)
Tony Atlas + Abraham Washington + WWE Diva of the Year Maria Kanellis: Tony Atlas introduced Abraham Washington, who said it was a crime that he did not win the Breakout Star of the Year Slammy award. Eventually Maria was introduced and she came out to talk about winning the Diva of the Year Slammy. Washington said it must have been embarrassing when Batista interrupted her acceptance speech (like Kanye West did to Taylor Swift). Maria said at least she won a Slammy. Washington said everyone knows he was robbed at the Slammy’s. Maria said he didn’t get robbed, because she has seen his show. Tony Atlas blurted out, “it stinks!” Maria noticed Washington eyeing her Slammy, and offer to let Tony Atlas hold it. Maria then teased Washington with it, but wouldn’t let him touch it. Washington said he would win next year, and Atlas blurted out “I doubt it!” Washington said he voted for Michelle McCool and he was glad that Batista interrupted Maria at the Slammy’s. Washington said he wished Batista would interrupt them right now (but he didn’t). Washingto then cut the show off abruptly.
ECW HOMECOMING QUALIFYING MATCH
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Vladimir Kozlov: William Regal was standing at ringside, seemingly representing both men. The finish saw Regal trip Kozlov and help Jackson pick up the victory over his fellow monster. After the match, Kozlov went after Regal, but Jackson came to his rescue. Jackson shoved Kozlov head-first into the announce table and knocked him out cold! Regal said there wasn’t one person in this bloody country who would outsmart him!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft playing “SmackDown! vs. RAW” video game… They were wrestling against DX (this year’s tag team of the year) on the game, and said they would be next year’s tag team of the year.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft defeated Julio Cruz & Jorge Arias:
ECW HOMECOMING QUALIFYING MATCH
Kane defeated Zack Ryder w/Rosa Mendes: