Mixing it up
TUCSON, Ariz. -- At No Way Out, Chavo Guerrero established himself as ECW Champion, but he didn't put to an end the mix of Superstars coveting and fighting for his title.
Speaking of mixes, a Mixed Tag Team Match started the evening as Kofi Kingston & Kelly Kelly took on Santino Marella & Layla. Considering the blond beauty has struggled against her rival Diva throughout recent months, the Jamaican Superstar was a smart competitor to team up with. Set on ridding his ECW paradise of any trouble, Kingston has yet to lose a match since joining the extreme brand. Tonight was nothing different.
Kelly's three-count pin of Layla brought her a second consecutive victory against her former fellow Extreme Exposé member, leaving Layla to ponder what she must do to contain the blonde once again. For Santino, the loss simply rubs salt into the wound already opened by his anger over his girlfriend, Maria, posing in Playboy. More on Maria's Playboy experience ...
In other tag team action, Tommy Dreamer helped Colin Delaney experience his first taste of victory on ECW on Sci Fi in their first attempt at teaming up. The duo faced their all-too-familiar rivals, the WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz, in hopes of getting the better of the overconfident pair. When the ECW Original got the pin, the arena exploded in celebration. No one was happier than Delaney, who enjoyed his first win since strutting to ring to suffer painful defeats at the hands of giant after giant. (WATCH)
The win was extra special, coming at the expense of the champions, who will put their gold on the line next week against Dreamer & Delaney to prove this contest was nothing more than a fluke. If the WWE Tag Team Champions are wrong, be ready to see the young, small-framed Superstar hoisting a title in the air alongside the fighting Original the next time ECW on Sci Fi airs.
Dreamer's fellow ECW Original Stevie Richards picked up a win as well, as he defeated Mike Knox en route to his third straight victory since returning to the squared circle. Richards has showed no signs of slowing down after his nine-month recovery period from throat surgery.
The main event pitted CM Punk, Elijah Burke and Shelton Benjamin in a Triple Threat Match with an ECW Title opportunity on the line. The Straightedge Superstar has once again placed himself in the perfect situation. Will he win back his gold when he squares off against Chavo Guerrero next Tuesday? Catch ECW on Sci Fi at 10/9 CT and find out. (WATCH) More on this story ...