ECW on Sy-Fy Network
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Byron Saxton
Location: Houston, Texas | Date: December 8, 2009
IN THE RING Josh Mathews + Vladimir Kozlov + Ezekiel Jackson + William Regal + Shelton Benjamin + Christian & Yoshi Tatsu + General Manager Tiffany: Josh Mathews started the show hyping the Ladder match for the ECW championship at this Sunday’s TLC PPV. Vladimir Kozlov showed up and called out Ezekiel Jackson for a fight! Jackson answered the challenge, and they started to fight, but William Regal showed up and got between them. Regal said they were there to dominate ECW, and fighting won’t get them anywhere. Regal got on his knees and begged his monsters to stay together. Shelton Benjamin came out and said the people came here to see some action, and started a “Let Them Fight!” chant to encourage Jackson & Kozlov to go at it. Regal said it had nothing to do with Benjamin, and suggested he choose his words carefully. Regal pointed out that there was three of them, and only one Benjamin. Suddenly Benjamin was joined on stage by Yoshi Tatsu and ECW champion Christian. Christian said the sides were even, adding that he wasn’t going to let Benjamin go to the ring alone and get head handed to him, because he wants to make sure he made it to TLC so they could steal the show. Kozlov yelled something in Russian and Christian remarked, “that’s what she said!” Benjamin told Regal and his monsters to continue their group therapy on the Dr. Phil Show or they can man-up against the three of them. Regal said none of them have the authority to tell them what to do. General Manager Tiffany came out with her fake smile and poor acting skills. Tiffany said Regal and his monsters could vote on a six man tag or a fight between Kozlov & Jackson. Regal said they would do the six-man tag. Jackson said he wanted to fight Kozlov. Kozlov was pursuaded by Regal to say he wanted to fight in the six-man tag. The match was made official by Tiffany..
SINGLES MATCH Vance Archer defeated Tommy Dreamer:
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Tiffany & “The Ripper” (Paul Burchill) & “The Beautiful Nightmare” (Katie Lea) + Gregory Helms: It was obvious that the masked “Ripper” and masked “Beautiful Nightmare” was Paul Burchill & Katie Lea, who were banished from ECW by the Hurricane three weeks ago. Tiffany said they weren’t fooling anybody. The masked duo wanted to join ECW under the talent inititive, and Tiffany said if “The Ripper” can beat the Hurricane next week he will get an ECW contract. Gregory Helms entered and “The Ripper” said he would see him next week. Helms said it was The Hurricane he will be facing next week, not him..
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Zack Ryder & Rosa Mendes + Tommy Dreamer: Zack Ryder & Rosa Mendes were sharing a cupcake, and Rosa said “so sweet!” and Ryder said “you’re sweeter!” They broke into a flirtacious arguement over who was sweeter until Tommy Dreamer interrupted. Ryder called Dreamer a “dinosaur” of a bygone era. Ryder told Dreamer that it was over for him. Ryder said back in the day he wanted to be just like Dreamer, but now he wants to be the guy who ENDS HIM.
TAG TEAM MATCH Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft defeated Mark Franks & Danny Vaughn:
SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH Christian & Shelton Benjamin & Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekial Jackson: They hung the ECW championship above the ring to hype the Ladder match this Sunday at the TLC PPV. William Regal managed to keep his monsters on the same page for most of the match. Late in the contest, Ezekiel Jackson wanted to tag out, but Vladimir Kozlov dropped off the ring apron and walked out. Jackson went after Kozlov and knocked him down, but Regal dragged him off and tried to get him back into the ring. The referee ended up counting Jackson out of the ring and giving the babyface team the victory! Shelton Benjamin did a suicide dive over the top rope on top of Kozlov & Regal! Christian pulled a giant ladder out from under the ring and climbed up to grab his ECW belt. However, Benjamin spring-boarded off the ropes and landed half-way up the ladder, climbed to the top, and put his hands on the ECW belt. Benjamin and Christian tugged at the belt and screamed in each others faces as the show went off the air!