KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The WWE Universe bid an emotional, historic farewell to ECW on Syfy from the Sprint Center Arena Tuesday night. But as WWE closes the door on the Land of the Extreme, we'll soon say hello to the new evolution of reality television with the debut of WWE NXT.
Ezekiel Jackson def. ECW Champion Christian (Extreme Rules Title Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH)
It took Ezekiel Jackson months, but The Guyanese Goliath and his mentor, William Regal, finally accomplished what they set out to achieve on ECW on Syfy -- total domination. In the final ECW match, Big Zeke conquered ECW Champion Christian under Extreme Rules, becoming the last Superstar to ever hold the ECW Title. (WATCH: Christian's ECW goodbye)
But during the most important match of Big Zeke's career, several ECW Superstars and Divas tried to stand in his way. A meddling Zack Ryder and his girlfriend, Rosa Mendes, wanted to interfere, as The Long Island Loudmouth was jealous he didn't earn another chance at the ECW Title. After Christian hit Ryder with a steel trash can, Rosa slapped Christian in the face. Then ECW General Manager Tiffany became involved, quieting the intrusive Rosa by shockingly tossing her to the mat. (WATCH: Ryder & Rosa interrupt Tiffany) And as always, longtime ECW Champion Christian fought Big Zeke with all of his heart and soul. Captain Charisma hit Regal with a Killswitch, but lost the brutal Extreme Rules Match after The Guyanese Goliath tossed him through a table.
In the end, no one could stop Jackson on his quest for ECW domination, not even Christian. Now that the ECW Title is retired, the WWE Universe is left to wonder where Big Zeke will wreak havoc next.
Unified Tag Team Champions The Miz & Big Show def. Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust (Title Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After defeating Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft last week, Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust had their hearts set on departing the Land of the Extreme with the Unified Tag Team Championships firmly around their waists. But the duo of The Miz & Big Show was too tough and tricky for ECW's odd couple, as Show-Miz stole a win to retain the Unified Tag Team Titles. After Big Show sent Tatsu over the top rope, he punched Goldust in the ribs while the referee's attention was diverted, assisting United States Champion The Miz, who hit The Bizarre One with his Skull-Crushing Finale for the tag team victory.
"The Abraham Washington Show" (PHOTOS | WATCH)
WWE's critically-acclaimed talk show host, Abraham Washington, saved his biggest guest for the final episode of ECW -- himself. But before Washington could brag too much about becoming a rich free agent in WWE, he was interrupted by several ECW Superstars who had plenty to say about their futures in WWE. Shelton Benjamin, Vance Archer, Vladimir Kozlov and Caylen Croft & Trent Barreta joined Washington and WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas in the ring. In true "Abraham Washington" fashion, the show descended into utter chaos. When The Moscow Mauler offered his two cents in Russian, he was mocked by Archer, and Croft & Barreta, prompting Kozlov to attack them with the help of his new comrade, Benjamin.
WWE NXT debuts next week (MORE | PHOTOS | WATCH)
Tune in to Syfy next Tuesday night at the same time, 10/9 CT, to see the world premiere of WWE NXT, a hybrid live event/reality show featuring eight well-known, popular WWE Superstars mentoring eight WWE Rookies.
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