ECW on Sy-Fy Network
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Byron Saxton
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey | Date: December 29, 2009
ECW HOMECOMING QUALIFYING MATCH Matt Hardy defeated Fit Finlay: ECW champion Christian joined Josh Mathews & Byron Saxton on commentary for the match. Matt Hardy is a former ECW champion. Fit Finlay isn’t a former ECW champion but he is a former ECW Superstar. Finlay focused on Hardy’s knee, but Hardy gutted it out and won after hitting a Twist of Fate! Christian said he was looking forward to the challenge of facing the winner of the ECW Homecoming!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Zack Ryder & Rosa Mendes + Tommy Dreamer: Zack Ryder was surprised to see Tommy Dreamer at ECW, and told him “why don’t you just hang it up!” Dreamer said he was sick and tired of losing to guys like Ryder every week. Dreamer said Ryder was nothing but a catch phrase and a stupid haircut. Dreamer said Ryder has no clue what he sacrificed to be here, but he is going to find out tonight! Dreamer said if Ryder beats him tonight then he will leave ECW FORVER! Ryder backed off and said “you’re on!”
IN THE RING Ezekiel Jackson + Vladimir Kozlov: Ezekiel Jackson said that Vladimir Kozlov betrayed he and William Regal by being a weak link. Ezekiel said Kozlov became a liability, as is written in the book of Ezekiel. Kozlov interrupted the rant and dumped Jackson over the top rope! Jackson grinned and backed away from the ring as Kozlov screamed like a gorilla in the ring. Kozlov tried to get the fans behind him by posing…
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Tommy Dreamer + Christian: Christian said he believes in Tommy Dreamer, but asked if he was sure this is what he wants. Dreamer said Christian came back to the WWE to prove himself, so he knows better than anybody that he has something to prove. Christian said he speaks for the WWE Universe when he says Dreamer will always be the heart and soul of ECW. Dreamer said he still wants a rematch, and Christian said if he beats Ryder he’s got one.
ECW HOMECOMING QUALIFYING MATCH Evan “Air” Bourne defeated Mike Knox: Evan Bourne pinned Mike Knox after a picture-perfect shooting star press!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust + Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft : Toshi Tatsu was giving Goldust lessons in speaking Japanese, and Goldust kept messing it up and spazzing out. Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft showed up and asked how to say “future WWE Tag Team champions” in Japanese. Barreta & Croft made fun of Tommy Dreamer and Goldust stuck up for him by yelling something in Japanese.
DO OR DIE MATCH FOR TOMMY DREAMER Zack Ryder w/Rosa Mendes defeated Tommy Dreamer: As a result of the match, Tommy Dreamer has to leave ECW forever! After the match, the crowd gave Dreamer a standing ovation as he gave a farewell speech. Dreamer talked about coming to this building when he was a kid to watch WWE with his best friend and father. Dreamer talked about watching a Piper’s Pit. Dreamer thanked everyone from the original ECW to the new ECW. Dreamer said this was his dream since he was nine years old, and it proves that if you have passion you can make it anywhere! Dreamer said he made it in ECW and he made it in the WWE. Dreamer said there were so many people in WWE that he was going to miss (but didn’t name any). Dreamer started to cry and said “this is so hard.” Dreamer said everybody knows what those three letters (ECW) mean to him. Dreamer said they are supposed to refer to the fans as the WWE Universe, but he has always considered them his family. Dreamer talked about his daughters, and they showed his wife (Beulah) and their two daughters sitting in the front row. Dreamer said life is hard, but you gotta keep fighting because that’s what life is all about. Dreamer said he will miss everyone, and “I love you all, so much!” A couple guys tried to start an ECW chant but it didn’t really catch on. Dreamer took off his ECW shirt and laid it down in the middle of the ring. Dreamer left the ring and picked up his two daughters, and kissed his wife. Dreamer took his two little daughters up to the stage so they could see the crowd cheering for their daddy. Beautiful.