ECW on Sy-Fy Network
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Byron Saxton
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin | Date: January 12, 2010
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
IN THE RING
Rosa Mendes + Zack Ryder + The Hurricane: To waste time instead of just entering together, Rosa came down to the ring and then introduced “The man that ended Tommy Dreamers ECW career” Zack Ryder to the ring. Zach thanked her and then talked about how big of a night it was for him. He said everyone is there to celebrate the new heart and soul of ECW, him! He said he’s the new man around here, he’s got the skills, he’s got the hair, he’s got the look ( he’s only got the look if the show was EMW, extremely metro sexual wrestlers), and he’s got the hottest girl in the entire WWE. He said its cool that all these superstars are here, but that hes the one man ABOVE the ECW championship! He is ECW (Once again, maybe if the show was EMW I would agree), Woo, Woo, Woo. The Hurricanes music hit, and he entered the ring! He called Zack Ryder “Citizen woo woo” and said he had been sent from his galaxy far, far away (I thought he was a superhero, not an alien) to ask him to please shut up! Zack said “Bro, you serious?” (Very witty), and asked him if he knew who he(Zack) was, and referred to himself as the heart and soul of EMW (I mean ECW) again. Hurricane said it took more than one match to make him the heat and soul of ECW, and that he was more like the rear end of ECW, because that’s what he’s talking out of! Hurricane said everyone would agree with him that Zack should just shut his “HurriLips” and Zack once again countered with “Bro, are you serious?” (He is so good on his feet he should quit wrestling and just do stand up). Rosa began screaming at Hurricane in Spanish, and Hurricane asked her if he could press 1 for English! Rosa slapped him across the face, and Hurricane threw Ryder out of the ring!
Zack Ryder w/Rosa Mendes defeated The Hurricane: A match started during the commercial break and Hurricane was in control. They ran around a bit before Zack Ryder took control and threw Hurricane shoulder first into the ring post! Hurricane kicked out at 2 and Zack put him into a headlock. Zack picked him up and hit him with a neckbreaker. He worked on Hurricanes neck/head a bit more, including a “rough Ryder leg lariat”, but couldn’t get more than a 2! Hurricane managed to get some offense in after hitting Zack with a neckbreaker, including a missile drop kick and a Lou Thesz press! He climbed to the top rope but Zack knocked him off (It looked kind of awkward) and hit him with the Zack attack for the win!
C.M. Punk w/Luke Gallows: Punk said that winning the homecoming challenge and going on to the rumble to win the ECW championship presents an interesting opportunity for him. He said he is the only 3 time straight edge champion in society, which enabled him to convert the poisoned masses to the straight edge lifestyle. He said it would be a new beginning to win the ECW championship and it would enable him to start from the ground up. He said he would be a Sheppard to the new ECW superstars. He will be able to mold them to his likeness. He said being the champion would give him the power, ECW would cease to exist, and in its place would stand his straight edge society.
Trent Barreta w/Caylen Croft defeated Goldust: Goldust started off with the upper hand, staying one step ahead of Trent by countering a leap frog into a reverse atomic drop! Trent managed to get in control when Goldust attempted to tackle him off the apron but Trent jumped up and hit a famouser on him! Trent then lost some of his credibility by screaming like a girl and clotheslining Goldust on the outside. Goldust regained his momentum after hitting a nice powerslam on Trent, but only got a 2 after another reverse atomic drop. Trent won after screaming like a girl again and kicking Goldust right in the jaw!
William Regal & Ezekiel Jackson: Regal praised Ezekiel, and Ezekiel said it was appropriate that tonight was the ECW homecoming finale, because its written in the book of Ezekiel, “To all my opponents, the end has come, it has awakened against you”.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: They showed Kane walking backstage to the ring, and said the Homecoming finale was next! (Actually Josh said it was “tonight, next!” which is kind of like saying “I’ll be there in a minute, now”)
RAW RECAP: They showed clips from Raw, involving Mike Tyson, Chris Jericho, and DX
ECW HOMECOMING FINALE (8 MAN OVER THE TOP ROPE MATCH)
Ezekiel Jackson won to become the new #1 contender for the ECW championship!: Participants: Ezekiel Jackson, Evan Bourne, Kane, C.M. Punk, Yoshi Tatsu, Shelton Benjamin, Matt Hardy, and Vance Archer. …… . … . . Savannah introduced the ECW GM Tiffany to the ring, and she did a wooden job talking about the homecoming tournament and introducing the ECW champion Christian (who will commentate on the match). The second Vance (worst name ever) Archer got in the ring Shelton attacked him! The refs tried to pull him off because the match hadn’t started yet, but before they could Kane entered the ring and things started off! Vance just laid there during the opening moments of the match (I guess having someone half your size tackle and punch you is very tiring). Unfortunately Evan Bourne is now a jobber on ECW too as he was thrown out 15 seconds into the match by Kane. Christian had a list of questions for Byron and Josh to ask him during the match (who cares about what’s going on in the ring right? Its just ECW). Nothing interesting happened for around 5 minutes until Shelton Benjamin eliminated Vance Archer and himself at the same time by diving into Vance while he was on the apron! Matt Hardy attempted to cross body block Ezekiel, but he caught him and threw him over the top rope! Ezekiel started knocking everyone down and threw C.M. Punk out of the ring! Yoshi began attacking Kane at the turnbuckle but Kane picked him up and belly to back suplexed him out of the ring! It was down to Ezekiel and Kane. They smiled at each other for a while before grappling (I’m not sure if it was intentional or if they just can’t scowl anymore). Ezekiel picked Kane up and almost threw him out, but Kane got out of it in time! Kane tried the same thing and Ezekiel got out of it! Kane went for the chokeslam, Ezekiel countered and walked right into a big boot from Kane! Kane went for his top rope lariat, but Ezekiel ducked it just in time and clotheslined Kane out of the ring to become the winner of the ECW homecoming battle royal and the #1 contender for Christian’s ECW championship at the Royal Rumble!!! Ezekiel grinned like a kid in a candy store and started staring at Christian. William Regal came down to congratulate him and they both stared at Christian as the show ended.