By Ryan Clark | December 29, 2009
*Tyler Reks pinned Goldust. Reks did mic work before the match saying he tried to give everyone a little Cali Flavor and the fans rejected him. He said the more the fans booed him the more they will make him release his primal side.
*In an ECW Homecoming bout, Matt Hardy pinned Finlay. ECW champion Christian was at ringside for commentary. Finlay worked on Hardy's leg. Hardy came back with nearfalls after two Side Effects. Hardy missed a moonsault.
*Backstage, Zack Ryder and Rosa encountered Tommy Dreamer backstage and began mocking him. Dreamer grabbed him and said he was sick of losing to guys like him. He said Ryder was nothing but a catchphrase and a bad haircut. He said that if Ryder wants him so bad, if he can beat Dreamer tonight, Dreamer will leave ECW forever. Ryder told him he was on.
*Ezekiel Jackson came out for a promo. Jackson said he and Regal were betrayed by Vladimir Kozlov. He began ripping on Kozlov who ran him out of the ring. He challenged Jackson to get back in but Ezekiel left.
*Backstage, Tommy Dreamer was getting ready when Christian came into the ring. Christian said he trusts Dreamer but asked him if that's what he really wants. Dreamer said they walked in each other's shoes and just like Christian came back with something to prove, Dreamer has something to prove too. Christian said that no matter what happens, he loves Dreamer like a brother and everyone knows he'll always be the heart and soul of ECW. Dreamer said he wants his rematch and Christian said if he beats Ryder tonight, He's got it.
*In a ECW Homecoming match, Evan Bourne pinned Mike Knox. They tumbled out of the ring over the top and Bourne was almost counted out. Knox controlled the bout but missed a kneedrop. Bourne went to the top but got cut off. Knox dropped out on the apron and kicked Knox in the head. He hit the shooting star press and scored the pin.
*Backstage, Tiffany thanked Tommy Dreamer for everything. He walked through the halls.
*Backstage, Yoshi Tatsu was teaching Goldust Japanese. Baretta and Croyle came up and asked what was Japanese for future Tag Team champions. They said it was their names. They insulted Dreamer and said they hope once he loses, Tatsu and Goldust leave so there's no dead weight. Goldust cut a promo on them in Japanese.
Zack Ryder pinned Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer hit a flip off the apron. Ryder hit behind Rosa then hit Dreamer. He slammed him into the ringpost and controlled the bout, working over Dreamer's arm. Dreamer reversed an Irish whip but Ryder reversed and Dreamer hit his shoulder in the post. Dreamer crotched him and made a comeback Dreamer went to the top but was cut off. Dreamer and Ryder did a series of near falls. Dreamer tied Ryder to the tree of woe and dropkicked him. Dreamer DDT'd Ryder and pinned him but the foot was on the ropes. They went to the ropes. Dreamer hit a belly to back suplex but Ryder turned in midair and covered Dreamer and hooked the leg.
Dreamer gave a nice speech after, thanking everyone from the original and new ECW. He said in WWE you are supposed to call everyone the WWE Universe but to him they are all his family. He pointed out his wife, the former Beulah McGuillicutty and his daughters in the front row. He said in his daughter's kindergarten, they have a listing for what their mom and dad do. One daughter said their dad falls down a lot while the other said he always gets back up. Dreamer said that's what life is about, falling down and getting back up. He said he is proof that you can live your dreams as he did it in ECW and WWE. He told everyone to be good to each other and to always get back up. He took his daughters from the front row and carried them to the back, then waved goodbye from the stage. The crowd chanted ECW and "Thank you Tommy". A really nice, classy exit.
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