ECW TV report by Phil DiLiegro
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:47
ECW TV Report for January 26, 2010
From Cincinnati, Ohio
In the ring, William Regal introduced Ezekiel Jackson and made mention of Zeke laying out Christian last week. Jackson cut a very mediocre promo guaranteeing victory on Sunday. Christian began paraphrasing from the Book of Ezekiel. He then began running down the list of people he has beaten to retain the championship, including “creepy, pale British dudes.” He concluded by saying that it was two-on-one last week, but is two-on-two tonight bringing out Kane.
Christian & Kane v. Ezekiel Jackson & William Regal
The match began during the commercial break. Christian started by working over the arm of Regal. He hit a modified version of the code breaker which sent Regal into the corner. They did a double tag, which brought in Kane and Jackson. They both no sold shoulder block attempts before Kane put Jackson down with a clothesline. Christian worked with Jackson for a bit before tagging out to Kane. Jackson bullied Kane into the corner and the heels worked on the leg of Kane. After a nothing heat segment, Christian received the hot tag. He hit a missile dropkick on Jackson but couldn’t turn him over for the kill switch. He did connect with a reverse DDT and cleared the ring of both heels. Christian hit a body press off of the top rope onto both men on the floor. The match went through another commercial break. Returning, Kane held the advantage on Jackson. Christian tagged in but Zeke managed to fire the champ over the top rope and drop him with a shoulder block on the floor. Regal went to work with a pressure hold before tagging in Jackson. The heels kept the heat for a while with Regal using a double underhook suplex for a near fall. Regal set Christian up for a superplex, but Christian came back and hit an elbow off of the second rope. Kane tagged in and hit a back body drop, clothesline and side suplex. He then hit his chop off of the top rope. Jackson made the save, but Christian caught him with a crossbody off of the top rope. Jackson was sent outside where he rammed Kane into the post. Jackson was then able to make a blind tag to Regal who was taking a very sloppy kill switch. Zeke came from behind and the uranage on Christian for the victory. For the most part, this was a dull match as Jackson just cannot do anything all that worthwhile in the ring. The heat segments, in particular, really dragged, though the last couple of minutes picked up a bit. This was the longest match on ECW TV in several months.
Jackson & Regal d. Christian & Kane, Pin, 18:14, *½.
The announcers ran down the card for the Royal Rumble and they replayed the preview packages which aired last night on Raw.
Backstage, Shelton Benjamin started to cut a promo about being in the Royal Rumble before Vance Archer jumped him from behind.
Goldust, Hurricane & Yoshi Tatsu d. Zack Ryder, Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft
Barreta and Croft each wore distinctive tights this week for the first time. Croft and Goldust started. Goldust hit an atomic drop, slingshot and big boot to get a near fall. He arm dragged Croft into the corner and tagged out to Hurricane. Ryder joined him and was promptly sent out to the floor. That led into a commercial break. Yoshi hit a deep arm drag on Croft after the break and tagged out to Goldust. The faces kept the advantage with Hurricane hitting a rana off of the middle rope onto Barreta. He then hit a baseball slide sending Barreta to the floor followed by a plancha. Barreta managed to trip Hurricane on the apron which allowed him to tag out to Ryder. Ryder used some ground and pound and gave way to Croft who worked a full nelson. After Hurricane was setup in the corner, Barreta teased a springboard move but just landed on his feet without connecting with anything as a way to get heat (nice idea, but it failed). He did connect with a standing drop kick for a near fall. Ryder connected with a hanging neck breaker for a near fall. Hurricane was able to score a shining wizard on Croft and make the tag to Yoshi Tatsu. Off the hot tag, Yoshi hit a spinning heel kick and a back body drop on Barreta. He then went up top and hit another kick; Ryder made the save on the pinfall attempt. All six men the hit the ring for a spell and it broke down to Yoshi and Barreta as the legal men. Yoshi connected with a roundhouse kick to the head for the deciding pin. This was a very well-worked main event.
Goldust, Hurricane & Yoshi d. Ryder, Barreta & Croft, Pin, 14:20, ***½.