Homecoming king

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January 12, 2010

GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- Ezekiel Jackson is one step closer to achieving his goal of dominating ECW. Big Zeke won Tuesday night's eight-man Over-The-Top-Rope Challenge on the ECW Homecoming Finale, becoming the new No. 1 contender to the ECW Championship.

Ezekiel Jackson wins the ECW Homecoming Finale's Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Ezekiel Jackson was crowned homecoming king in the Land of the Extreme on Tuesday. The Guyanese Goliath bulldozed through his competition, eliminating seven Superstars to win the ECW Homecoming Finale's Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge. Big Zeke earned himself No. 1 contendership, and will go on to face ECW Champion Christian at Royal Rumble. (MATCH PREVIEW)

Captain Charisma provided commentary at the ECW announce table as Jackson defeated former ECW Champions CM Punk, Matt Hardy and Kane, as well as Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin, Yoshi Tatsu and Vance Archer. Jackson even single-handedly eliminated the three former ECW Titleholders himself. But will Jackson prove to be as dominant a force on Jan. 31 when he faces ECW Champion Christian at Royal Rumble? (ROYAL RUMBLE MICROSITE)

The Hurricane confronts Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Zack Ryder kicked off ECW on Syfy proclaiming he is the new "Heart and Soul of ECW." The cocky Long Islander said he has the looks, skills and the hottest Diva in WWE -- Rosa Mendes. Ryder said he is ECW. But after a "Woo Woo Woo, you know it," he was interrupted by The Hurricane. The masked Superstar said the WWE Universe is sick of listening to Ryder, and after being slapped by Rosa, The Hurricane forced a stunned Ryder from the ring.

Zack Ryder def. The Hurricane (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After their confrontation, ECW General Manager Tiffany emerged to order a match immediately between The Hurricane and Ryder. ECW's masked hero wasn't able to quiet the Long Islander this time, as Ryder was victorious after a devastating Zack Attack. How will The Hurricane seek retribution? Will Ryder continue to brag that he's the new "Heart and Soul of ECW"?

Trent Barreta def. Goldust (PHOTOS | WATCH)
ECW newcomer Trent Barreta earned his first singles win this week, impressively defeating Goldust. Barreta's victory also brought a bit of revenge for his tag team partner, Caylen Croft, who was defeated by Goldust's associate, Yoshi Tatsu, last week on "WWE Superstars." Will the rivalry continue between the video game playing buddies Barreta & Croft and the odd duo of Tatsu & Goldust?

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