A Regal No. 1 Contender

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August 11, 2009

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada -- ECW Champion Christian learned the future of his fate on Tuesday night in front of a crowd full of his Peeps. The new No. 1 Contender to Captain Charisma's ECW Championship is none other than William Regal.

An announcement on "The Abraham Washington Show" (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Two-time ECW Champion Christian was the special guest on "The Abraham Washington Show" Tuesday night. After Washington played clips from Christian's Extreme Rules Title defense against Tommy Dreamer from last week's ECW on Syfy, Christian assured Washington that while their match was grueling, he and the ECW Original are indeed still friends. Captain Charisma also said he's ready for every challenge coming his way.

"I am ready to be the face of this brand. I am ready to be the man here in ECW," Christian claimed.

The bombastic talk show host was ready to deliver that next challenge to the ECW Champion, introducing the No. 1 Contender to the Extreme title, William Regal.

"If you think what you did last week was Extreme, you haven't seen anything yet, sunshine," Regal threatened Christian.

The Englishman continued his speech to Christian, claiming his countrymen are known for being barbaric, and if the ECW Champion didn't believe him, he should just watch what he had planned next for his friend, Tommy Dreamer.

William Regal def. Tommy Dreamer (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After Washington announced Regal is the No. 1 Contender to the ECW Championship, The British Brawler faced off against Tommy Dreamer. Still ailing from the brutal Extreme Rules ECW Title Match he competed in the week before, Dreamer fell to the ruthless Regal, who focused on the ECW Original's wounded left arm. Even after his win, Regal continued his attack with the Regal Stretch on Dreamer, until ECW Champion Christian emerged to chase Regal from the ring and help his friend, Dreamer. But will 2008 King of the Ring winner Regal have what it takes to defeat ECW Champion Christian in the future?

Shelton Benjamin def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Last week's "Abraham Washington Show" exploded into couch-flipping chaos when Zack Ryder and Shelton Benjamin argued about who was the more entertaining Superstar, and Ryder took a cheap shot at Benjamin. This week, Benjamin got retribution against the cocky, brash Long Islander when The Gold Standard hit Paydirt on Ryder for the victory. But is this the last the WWE Universe has seen of the rivalry between these two skilled ECW Superstars?

An attack on Gregory Helms (WATCH)
Before his match against Yoshi Tatsu, Paul Burchill attacked Gregory Helms backstage, accusing him of being the Hurricane.

"Why don't you run along and put your Underoos back on and let the grown ups speak?" Burchill taunted, and then attacked Helms, knocking him to the ground.

Yoshi Tatsu def. Paul Burchill (Disqualification) (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After an introduction by ECW's newest Divas, Nikki and Brie Bella, Yoshi Tatsu faced off against Paul Burchill. But Burchill's devious sister, Katie Lea, interfered in the match, causing Tatsu to win by disqualification. After the match, Paul Burchill continued his assault on the Japanese Superstar until Hurricane appeared. The masked Superstar climbed to the top rope and leaped toward a stunned Burchill, as Tatsu looked on in shock. Now that Hurricane has returned to the Land of the Extreme, what will this mysterious Superstar do next?

Vladimir Kozlov def. local competitor (PHOTOS | WATCH)
The Moscow Mauler inflicted his brutal form of punishment against another local competitor this week on ECW. After Kozlov's Iron Curtain descended upon his opponent to end the match, Ezekiel Jackson emerged and also attacked Kozlov's prey, prompting another staredown between Jackson and Kozlov. Not to be outdone in the game of one-upmanship, the Sambo master picked up the local competitor and hit him again with his finisher, and exited the ring without looking back. When will these two Superstars finally clash in the Land of the Extreme?

Tyler Reks def. local competitor (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Tyler Reks, who arrived on ECW as part of the New Superstar Initiative, returned to action in the Land of the Extreme this week. The Laguna Beach, Calif., native has come to Tuesday nights to prove he's not just a laid back, surfer dude, and after his victory this week over a local competitor with a Springboard Missile Dropkick, he's proving that.

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