ECW on Sy-Fy Network
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Matt Striker
Location: Cleveland, Ohio | Date: September 1, 2009
Shelton Benjamin defeated Zack Ryder:
ON STAGE (THE ABRAHAM WASHINGTON SHOW)
Abraham Washington & Tony Atlas + Gregory Helms + Paul Burchill & Katie Lea + The Hurricane (on screen): Abraham Washington has brought back Tony Atlas to be his side-kick (like Ed McMahon, I guess?). He was basically there to just laugh at Washington’s jokes, since nobody else does. Washinton eventually got around to introducing his guest, ECW’s backstage interviewer, Gregory Helms! Washington said everybody wanted to know if Helms was The Hurricane. Helms denied that he was the Hurricane, and clarified that he was JUST Gregory Helms. Tony Atlas would just randomly belt out laughing for no reason. Helms said he had a serious neck injury so he came to ECW to become a member of the broadcasting team. Washington called Helms the Lion King (Lying King) and said everyone knows Helms was the Hurricane. Washington introduced Paul Burchill and his hot sister Katie Burchill. Tony Atlas interrupted, “Katie Lea, YOU LOOK HOT!” Burchill said everybody knows Helms is a complete joke, a fraud, and an embarrassment. Burchill said he also beat him on WWE Superstars and he will continue to beat him as long as Helms continues to insult his intelligence. The Hurricane came up on the big screen via the Hurri-cam and challenged Burchill to a match next week. Burchill said he didn’t know how or why Helms keeps playing these games, but he’ll see him next week… Washington said the fight was on for next week!
VIDEO PACKAGE: The Undertaker hyping the WrestleMania 25 match later..
TAG TEAM SQUASH MATCH
Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson w/William Regal defeated Jim Parks & Mike Tolar: After the match, ECW champion Christian came out to the stage for a little dejavu from last week. Regal invited Christian down to the ring for a fight. Christian accepted, but said he wasn’t coming alone – and he was suddenly joined by Tommy Dreamer on stage. Regal laughed at Christian’s “grand plan” and asked if Dreamer had gone mental. Dreamer pulled two singapore canes out and handed one to Christian before they charged the ring. Christian & Dreamer whacked Kozlov & Jackson with the canes until Regal and his troops retreated backstage..
VIDEO PACKAGE: Shawn Michaels hyping the WrestleMania 25 match later..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Tiffany introduced the replay of the Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker match from WrestleMania 25. They heavily advertised that they would show the entire match, which is just plain incredible, but we ended up with a glorified music video featuring five minutes of highlights. Talk about bait and switch!
“The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus defeated Goldust: