TV REPORTS PARKS' ECW REPORT 10/6: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of the show, including a Christian vs. Ryder re-match
Oct 6, 2009 - 9:20:10 PM
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by Greg Parks, PWTorch.com Contributor
ECW on SyFy
October 6, 2009
Taped earlier tonight in Trenton, N.J.
Aired on SyFy Network
-Clips aired of William Regal taking over as GM last week and the havoc he attempted to wreak.
-William Regal, along with Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov, came to the ring. There was a woman doing ring announcing, but they didn’t show her. Regal welcomed everyone to ECW and sent out his best wishes to Tiffany as she recovers from her injuries. He wanted to talk about the ECW Championship. Regal said the right thing to do is to make himself number one contender for the ECW Championship. He said he didn’t get a fair shake for the ECW title (yes, he said title), then Zack Ryder interrupted to no reaction. Ryder was not happy with Regal’s decision. Regal wasn’t happy with Ryder calling him, “‘bro.” The two got into an argument about Regal being #1 contender when Christian’s music hit and he came out.
Christian sarcastically called this compelling television and surmised that neither man deserved to be number one contender. As roof, he brought out a janitor, Tony Atlas, and Yoshi Tatsu. Where is this going? Angelo, the janitor at the arena, replaced all the urinal cakes in section 105's bathrooms (cheers from the crowd). Christian said he actually accomplished something, more than he can say for Ryder or Regal, and said he’s a more deserving number one contender. Well, Ryder DID win the battle royal. Christian noted Atlas was a WWE Hall-of-Famer and he had a winning laugh, again, more accomplished than Regal or Ryder. Unlike the two in the ring, Tatsu has won more matches than either of them, and has pinned both of them lately. Christian called Regal, “Bill” again, which Regal was agitated by. He said Tatsu was the most deserving of anyone to be the number one contender. They did the “thank you, no thank you” bit from last week again. Christian said it wasn’t up to Regal or Ryder, since he ran into someone in the hallway backstage before he came out- it was Tiffany. Tiffany, her arm in a sling, said she’s back to run ECW. She said she hasn’t made the number one contender decision yet, but they’ll all be in action tonight. She said Ryder will get his re-match with Christian tonight. Regal will “stand-off” with Tatsu again tonight. And Jackson and Kozlov will be in tag action next. Let’s have a great show, everyone!
1- VLADIMIR KOZLOV & EZEKIEL JACKSON vs. TOMMY DREAMER & GOLDUST
Looks like it’s Lauren Mayhew handling the ring announcing this week. Goldust isn’t getting much love from the fans this week. After some brief offense by the faces, Kozlov slammed Dreamer in the heel corner and tagged Jackson. Tommy fought out and tagged Goldust. Knee-lift by the Bizarre One, followed up by some rights. Jackson charged at Goldust, but Goldy side-stepped him and Jackson went through the ropes and to the outside. Dreamer somersaulted onto him, then Goldust sent him shoulder-first into the ring post. As Goldust was getting back in the ring, he was distracted by Kozlov, allowing Jackson to knock him off the apron and back to ringside. Kozlov came in and headbutted Goldust in the chest, then belly-to-bellied him over. Front waist-lock applied by Vlad. Crowd got into things as Goldust broke free, then clapped for him again when Zeke had a double-underhook applied. Looked like Goldust went for a clothesline, but Zeke fell on him for a two-count. Goldy finally tagged Dreamer, who came off the top with a clothesline. Neck-breaker by Dreamer, but a pin was broken up by Kozlov. Goldust bulldogged him down, but Zeke caught Dreamer with a uranage for the pin.
WINNERS: Jackson and Kozlov, at 4:21. Wow, that was bad.
-Regal and Tiffany were watching on a monitor backstage as Regal noted how quickly Tiffany came back from her injury. She said she couldn’t wait to get back and has been thinking about a lot of things. She talked about Orton vs. Cena at Bragging Rights and said after that match, ECW could be the place to see Cena. Regal again commented about the negatives of her coming back early, but she shooed him away by telling him his match is next.
-The Raw Rebound aired.
2- YOSHI TATSU vs. WILLIAM REGAL
Crowd immediately got behind the Japanese import. Regal was still tying his boots after the bell rang, clearly not ready yet for the fight. Tatsu attacked anyway and had to be restrained by the referee. Tatsu still got the better of the early exchanges, even when Regal was ready. Regal again wanted a time-out to adjust his gear. Regal blocked a suplex and went into a headlock. They didn’t seem to be on the same page, as a Russian leg-sweep by Regal went awry, with Regal ending up falling on top of Tatsu. Regal got taken to the outside, but Tatsu quickly brought him back in as they went to break.
Regal took his assault on Tatsu to ringside and began to stretch him back in the ring with a variety of submissions. Striker compared the battle to Hirohito vs. Chamberlain. Double-underhook suplex by Regal. Tatsu with a dragon-screw leg-whip that Regal was slow to sell. This is really devolving into ugliness, as Tatsu apparently hit a spinning elbow, but it just look like he barely ran into Regal. Tatsu to the top, but he missed a spinning heel kick. Regal smelled his running knee, but Tatsu got his kick to the head of Regal for the win.
WINNER: Tatsu, at 10:13. Not as good as you’d think. They just didn’t seem gel.
Striker, after the match, noted that Regal’s foot was under the bottom rope during the pin. Kozlov and Jackson came down to ringside as Regal pled his case with the referee. The replay confirmed Striker’s statement.
-They showed highlights of Benjamin and Sheamus’ brawl that took place prior to Benjamin facing Paul Burchill. On Superstars this week, Sheamus will face Benjamin.
-Zack Ryder made his entrance for the main event. Regal was still arguing with the ref, a different one this time, as it appeared he and his evil henchmen would stick around at ringside for this one.
3- ZACK RYDER vs. CHRISTIAN
They haven’t really said this is for the ECW Title, but since it’s a re-match from Ryder’s title shot, wouldn’t it be? But the graphic didn’t pop up, so I guess not. Ryder worked a wrist-lock, but Christian countered with a clothesline. Jackknife pin by Ryder for two. Christian then went for a pin and got a near-fall as well. Back elbow by Christian on a charge by Ryder. He came off the second rope with a back elbow again for two. Springboard sunset flip, but Ryder rolled through and flipped Christian throat-first into the bottom rope. He then baseball slid Christian to the outside as they took a break nearly three minutes into the match.
Back to the show, Christian was trying to work out of a rear chin-lock. Back heel trip by Ryder though stunted Christian’s attempt. Headbutt to the back of the head by Ryder, then a leaping legdrop over the back of Christian’s head got two. Ryder taunted Christian as he had the match well in hand. Neck-breaker and Christian kicked out yet again. Christian flipped out of a suplex and was able to get a two-count. Ryder was met coming off the ropes by a heel kick as Christian ignited his comeback. Cross-body by Christian for a two-count. He scored with the Pendulum kick, then landed a nice Tornado DDT. That still only got a two. He went for the Killswitch, to no avail. Tiger bomb by Ryder for two. He started to get really riled up that he couldn’t put Christian away. Back-body drop by Christian that sent Ryder to the floor. He then came off the top with another cross-body, but Kozlov interfered and attacked Christian, along with the other members of his gang.
WINNER: Christian, by DQ, at 12:03. Good match between these two again.
Ryder went up to the big boys and asked what they were doing, as he said he had Christian where he wanted him. Then Ezekiel attacked him and Kozlov finished him off. The trio stood in the center of the ring, their arms raised in triumph. The show ended with them surveying the damage.
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