Road to domination

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January 26, 2010

CINCINNATI -- Just five days before Royal Rumble, No. 1 contender Ezekiel Jackson continued his path of total domination with a tag team victory over ECW Champion Christian.

Ezekiel Jackson & William Regal def. ECW Champion Christian & Kane (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After William Regal introduced the WWE Universe to the Superstar he called the next ECW Champion -- Ezekiel Jackson -- the No. 1 contender warned Christian that he's certain he'll win the ECW Title at Sunday's Royal Rumble. Christian said he's defended his ECW Championship against many different contenders, from "All-American Americans" to ECW Originals, allowing him to adapt to facing anyone and everyone, and he looks forward to the challenge that awaits him at Royal Rumble. (PHOTOS | WATCH)

But Tuesday night even when Christian teamed with former ECW Champion Kane, Captain Charisma once again fell short to The Guyanese Goliath. With the help of Regal, Big Zeke squashed his Royal Rumble opponent, just as he has for the past several weeks. Is this a sign of things to come this Sunday? Will Jackson continue his streak of domination and become the new ECW Champion? Or will Christian characteristically prevail over what could be his biggest and strongest ECW Title Match opponent to date? Tune in to Royal Rumble Sunday night at 8/7 CT live and only on pay-per-view.

Vance Archer interrupts Shelton Benjamin (WATCH)
While telling the WWE Universe how excited he is to have the opportunity to compete in Sunday's Royal Rumble, Shelton Benjamin was unexpectedly interrupted with an attack by Vance Archer. His rival knocked The Gold Standard to the ground, stating, "Hopes and dreams are all Shelton has, because that … that's reality." Will Archer's attack hinder Benjamin's chances this Sunday?

Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust & The Hurricane def. Trent Barreta, Caylen Croft & Zack Ryder (PHOTOSWATCH)
The eclectic threesome of Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust & The Hurricane earned a victory over ECW newcomers Trent Baretta & Caylen Croft, and their Tuesday night tag team partner, Zack Ryder. Tatsu's electric, high-kick to Barreta's head sealed his team's fate. The win brings a bit of sweet retribution for Tatsu & Goldust, who lost to their rivals, Barreta & Croft, last week. Also, The Hurricane once again quieted the Long Island Loudmouth, Ryder, who called himself "The Heart and Soul Superhero of ECW" -- a nickname the masked Superstar wasn't too keen on. However, Ryder's girlfriend, Rosa Mendes, did plenty of shouting at her beau's opponents during the match.

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