Christian def. Jack Swagger (New ECW Champion)

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April 26, 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The self-proclaimed new face of ECW has had a shadow following him named Christian since Captain Charisma returned to WWE. At Backlash, Jack Swagger's worst fear was realized when the returning Superstar pinned him to become new ECW Champion in front of a sold-out Dunkin Donuts Center packed with "Peeps." (PHOTOS)

Christian's first World Title comes after a journey that expands well beyond his two months in the Land of the Extreme. His accomplishments include reigns as Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion, Light Heavyweight Champion, Hardcore Champion and European Champion. Still, he remained unsatisfied.

After missing opportunities on Feb. 24 in a championship contest on ECW and at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Christian made the third time a charm. He survived a Fatal Four Way Match and a Triple Threat Match in an Elimination Chase to Backlash. Mark Henry and Tommy Dreamer didn't have such luck. In the finals of the competition to become No. 1 contender, Christian pinned Finlay to advance to the pay-per-view.

This victory sets Christian atop the ECW roster and leaves "The All-American American" with a bad taste in his mouth and a giant chip on his shoulder. Will he make strides in regaining the gold? Find out on ECW on Sci Fi Tuesday at 9/8 CT, and remember its new starting time of 10/9 CT, beginning May 5.

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