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Mike Johnson is live at tonight's ECW/Smackdown taping and we will have live spoilers here on the site throughout the evening.
*WWE played a new music video using footage from Wrestlemania XXIV.
*Mike Knox pinned Ricky Ortiz with his finisher. Slight "Let's go Ricky" chants.
ECW is up first.
*ECW opens with a video on Christian Cage's ECW title win. Christian comes to the ring in street clothes. He said that ever since he returned, he said he'd be ECW champion. He said that before Jack Swagger comes out and tries to interrupt him, he wants to say today is the greatest day of his career as he's standing before all his peeps as champ. He dares Swagger to come out but instead out comes Tommy Dreamer in a suit. He said we finally have a champ that epitomizes everything ECW is about. He said that he made a promise to win the title or walk away. He said he has less than six weeks before his contract expires and is here in MSG to challenge Cage. Fans chanted ECW.
Cage offered to do it tonight but out came Swagger. Swagger said he wasn't going to let the farce go on because Cage is only champion because he cheated and that's not fair. He said the idea that Dreamer wants a title shot is a joke. He said that in three weeks at Judgment Day, he has his rematch and will take the belt back. Until then, he tells them to stop wasting everyone's time.
Tiffany comes out. She says that Swagger does have a title shot at the PPV but he's wrong in that no one else can have one. She says they will have a title match tonight.
Tyson Kidd pinned Finlay after nailing him in the back with the shillelagh.
Vladimir Kozlov cut a promo from the stage dressed like a Russian soldier saying it was just a matter of time before ECW fell under his complete domination.
Gregory Helms debuted as a backstage interviewer with special guest Evan Bourne, who said he had title aspirations. Paul and Katie Lea Burchill showed up and said they will have a rematch on WWE Superstars this Thursday.
Tommy Dreamer defeated Christian Cage by DQ when Jack Swagger hit the ring and attacked Dreamer as he was preparing to attack Cage, who was tied to the tree of woe. Swagger laid them both out.
WWE star Colin Delaney was recently profiled by Alex Marvez of Scripps News
Colin's role in WWE, getting beaten up and not winning much, was brought up.
"A big part of what we do is making the other person look good," Delaney said last week in a telephone interview. "If you can do that, you make yourself look good. There are plenty of guys in this business who have made a living off doing that."
Colin commented on the help he received from Tommy Dreamer.
"When I watch myself now, I've grown so much as a performer and entertainer," Delaney said. "Things like my facial expressions are significantly better. Tommy was a lot of help on most everything.
"I had a blast while I was there. I don't regret one second of anything. I dreamed of doing this as a kid."
On his release he said:
"I was really surprised and everyone one (in WWE) that I talked to was also," Delaney said. "Everything seemed to be going well, but once budget cuts came around, I was the lowest man on the totem pole. I don't take it personally. WWE has cut 50 or 60 guys and probably a lot more to come. It's not just me."
"It really is the ultimate goal for any pro wrestler to be in WWE," he said. "If anyone tells you any differently, they're either lying or fooling themselves."
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Nikki Bella b. Katie Lee Burchill
* Shelton Benjamin b. Yoshi Tatsu
* Ezekiel Jackson b. Local worker
* Abraham Washington does his talk show segment with ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer. Vladimir Kozlov comes out.
* Christian b. Vladimir Kozlov with Tommy Dreamer at ringside.
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* A WrestleMania 25 package is shown. Undertaker gets a big pop while Randy Orton gets heat.
MVP b. Alex Riley w/Beverly in a squash match.
- Riley has a high school gimmick with Beverly as his 'prom queen'. MVP gets the win with his Playmaker finisher after connecting with a clothesline. The match was approximately five minutes long.
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* Shelton Benjamin b. Christian
- Vladimir Kozlov comes out during the match and distracts Christian. He then joins the commentators at ringside. Christian sells his left arm while Shelton works on it. Benjamin counters a Killswitch and hits Paydirt. Shelton Benjamin gets the win via pinfall.
* Ezekiel Jackson is backstage with Gregory Helms. He talks about making an impact and how he was never in Kendrick's shadow.
* Yoshi Tatsu b. Paul Burchill w/Katie Lea
- Yoshi botches a top rope attempt but gets the win after surprisng Burchill with a kick to the head.
* Tyler Reks is in Tiffany's office demanding that he gets a chance to wrestle on ECW next week.
* Zack Ryder b. Goldust
- Goldust controls the majority of the match. Ryder throws Goldust into the middle turnbuckle then connects with Zack Attack to get the win via pinfall.
* Sheamus b. Roman Cornell (Local Jobber)
- Sheamus addresses Roman in Gaellic. He gets the win with an Uranage backbreaker move.
* It is announced that Christian & Tommy Dreamer will be on the Abraham Washington show on next week's ECW.
* Vladimir Kozlov b. Tommy Dreamer in a non-title match.
- Dreamer goes off the top rope and gets hit with a headbutt. Kozlov connects with his finisher for the win. After the match Kozlov continues the beatdown. Christian comes out for the save but accidentally hits Dreamer. Kozlov leaves both men laying in the ring. This ends this week's ECW.
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Dark Match: Goldust defeated Paul Burchill.
Byron Sexton is on commentary with Josh Matthews. Byron is from WWE Developmental.
ECW begins with The Abraham Washington Show, with Tiffany as the guest
Sheamus is about to face Shelton Benjamin in Sheamus' last match on ECW when William Regal interrupts.
William Regal demands a shot at the ECW title, and when Tiffany will not allow him one, he destroys the set of the Abraham Washington Show.
Shelton Benjamin is interviewed backstage. He says Sheamus is going to respect Shelton Benjamin after tonight.
Sheamus defeats Shelton Benjamin.
Rosa Mendez and Gregory Helms are backstage. Rosa says she's the new ECW Diva.
Katie Lea and Paul Burchill interrupt and tell Rosa to leave. Burchill tells Helms he wants a match with The Hurricane next week.
ECW Champion Christian is backstage. He says that tonight, Yoshi Tatsu will learn to cope with defeat.
Christian defeated Yoshi Tatsu.
Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson come out to attack Christian and Yoshi Tatsu. William Regal comes out to assist.
Regal takes the ECW Title belt and stands over Christian posing to end this week's ECW.
Kaval beat Paul Burchill w/ Katie Lee via pin after a ghetto stomp from the top rope.
Show starts off with The Abraham Washington Show with Zack Ryder and Rosa Mendez. Now I was right beside the titantron however there was a curtain blocking my path so I couldn't see but I could hear. They read poems to each other and apparently started making out on the couch. End of segment.
Backstage, Regal is talking to Ezekiel about his actions last week and how he needs to get his head in the game because tonight he's tagging with Kozlov against Christian and Shelton Benjamin.
Goldust beats William Regal after a rollup after Ezekiel and Kozlov getting a scruff outside of the ring costing Regal the match.
Backstage, ECW GM Tiffany (sp?) is talking to Paul Burchill about how he can't get back on ECW because of the loss against Hurricane a couple weeks back. Burchill storms out and gets passed by Trent Boretta and C. Croft and they talk to Tiffany about their coming up match.
Trent Boretta and C. Croft beat Bobby Shields and ???? (Couldn't make out his name) in a pretty boring match. Seems as though Boretta and Croft are heels.
Christian and Shelton Benjamin beat Ezekiel and Vlad Kozlov after Benjamin hits a t-bone suplex on Kozlov. More arguing between the roundtable (Ezekiel, Kozlov, and Regal)