Luck runs out

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November 11, 2008

MANCHESTER, England -- Irish eyes were on the prize in the United Kingdom, but Finlay's luck ran out against ECW Champion Matt Hardy on ECW on Sci Fi. Also on Tuesday night, ECW's Shaman of Sexy earned a tag team victory, while Mark Henry proved he's still a dominant force in the Land of the Extreme. Watch all of the action unfold in the ECW Quick Cut and check out WWE.com's exclusive photos.

ECW Champion Matt Hardy def. Finlay (ECW Title Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Matt Hardy warned Finlay that he'd be in for the fight of his life this week on ECW on Sci Fi, and the ECW Champion didn't back down from his promise. In one of the biggest matches of his career, Finlay faced Hardy for the ECW Championship, but the man who refuses to quit remained the Extreme champion. In front of a sold out crowd in Manchester, Hardy proved to the WWE Universe why he's known as a fighting champion. At the end of an epic brawl, Hardy defeated Finlay with a Twist of Fate to retain the ECW Championship.

John Morrison, The Miz & Jack Swagger def. Cryme Tyme & Tommy Dreamer (WATCH | PHOTOS)
The Extreme night at the Manchester Evening News Arena kicked off with a Six-man Tag Team Match between "The Dirt Sheet" hosts with "The All-American American" and a trio of New Yorkers. Cryme Tyme's trip to the Land of the Extreme was cut short when their tag partner, Dreamer, was defeated when Morrison hit the ECW Original with a Moonlight Drive for the pin.

Mark Henry def. local competitor (PHOTOS)
The World's Strongest Man once again proved he is a force to be reckoned with on ECW. Henry quickly and brutally defeated a local competitor from Leeds, England. After the match, ECW announcer Todd Grisham asked Henry who he thought would win the ECW Title Match later that night, but former ECW Champion Henry -- still seething over losing No. 1 contendership to Finlay last week -- refused to answer.

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