Another knock on Christian's door

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September 22, 2009

TULSA, Okla. -- Zack Ryder has finally been silenced -- at least for one night -- and it took the ECW Champion to do it. Christian retained the Extreme gold Tuesday in a hard-fought battle against ECW's brashest Superstar, Ryder. But after the match, William Regal made an ominous return and called out the ECW Champion.

ECW Champion Christian def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Captain Charisma could not be stopped by The Zack Attack. With plenty of Peeps cheering him on in the BOK Center, Christian successfully defended the ECW Championship against Zack Ryder. Despite Ryder's strong efforts, he could not woo the ECW Title away from the Captain. After a devastating Killswitch, Christian pinned the cocky, young Superstar for the win on ECW on Syfy.

Christian's ECW Championship celebration was quickly soured when William Regal interrupted to say the night's title defense was a farce. "Sooner or later I'm going to be the No. 1 contender," The British Brawler said. "So it's only a matter of time before I become the ECW…" Christian promptly silenced Regal, attacking him with the ECW Championship, sending a message that he's not about to back down.

Who will Christian have to defend his ECW Championship against next? Will Regal fulfill his wish to become No. 1 contender again?

"The Abraham Washington Show" with Sheamus and Shelton Benjamin (PHOTOS | WATCH)
ECW's critically-acclaimed "The Abraham Washington Show" brought two special guests to the Sooner State Tuesday night. The host-with-the-most, Washington, poked fun at his first guest, Sheamus' pale complexion, while his sidekick, WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas, joked that the Irishman sounded like the Lucky Charms leprechaun. This only fueled The Celtic Warrior's frustration toward the talk show's next guest, Shelton Benjamin.

Sheamus, who was angry about the outcome of his tag team match with Benjamin two weeks ago, as well as The Gold Standard's elimination of him during last week's Battle Royal, said that where he comes from, "It's an eye for an eye." Benjamin responded that in America, a team win is still a win, and continued the show's laugh-fest at Sheamus' expense. On the TitanTron, Sheamus' "family tree" appeared, depicting some of his red-haired "relatives," such as Ronald McDonald, Carrot Top and Bozo the Clown. The seething Celtic Warrior then attacked Benjamin, turning "The Abraham Washington Show" into a brawl, which had to be broken up by WWE security.

When will these two finally meet in one-on-one action to settle their score? And when will "The Abraham Washington" not end with a showdown?

Yoshi Tatsu def. Paul Burchill (PHOTOS | WATCH)
One of ECW's newest Superstars, Yoshi Tatsu, earned another Extreme victory this week. The Japanese Superstar showed off his incredible in-ring skills and high-kicked his way to a win against Paul Burchill as The Ripper's sinister sister, Katie Lea, watched from ringside. Tatsu is on a singles winning streak. What's next for this impressive, young Superstar?

After his loss, Burchill retreated to the locker room area where Gregory Helms waited, hoping to interview Katie Lea. As soon as he spotted his sister talking to Helms, an irate Burchill attacked him. For weeks Burchill has been obsessed with trying to prove his theory that Helms is The Hurricane. Will the angry Englishman confirm his suspicions? Will Helms retaliate?

Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov def. local competitors (PHOTOS | WATCH)
With William Regal in their corner, Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov easily muscled their way to a victory on ECW. This unstoppable duo bulldozed their way through two outmatched local competitors, then celebrated with their associate, Regal, in the aftermath. Who will dare step in their path next? And will this pair try to help Regal weasel his way to another ECW Championship Match?

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