Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 11:45 PM EST
Finding the way into No Way Out
By Andrew Rote
February 12, 2008
Results courtesy of WWE.com
HOUSTON – One week’s losers could be another week’s winners. It’s something to keep in mind heading into No Way Out, especially for ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero, who has suddenly found himself in a spell of very bad luck.
Change of momentum has not only taken place in the race for the ECW Title; it has also tolled on another shade of gold as WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz watched their control over Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney dwindle. Just before their contest on ECW commenced, the confident duo labeled Dreamer & Delaney a couple of “losers.” The underdogs didn’t look very much like losers Tuesday night, though.
In a rematch of their battle from a week ago, Dreamer and Morrison set to face off one-on-one with their respective allies looking on in each of their corners. Reversing Morrison’s own maneuver, Dreamer caught the Shaman of Sexy off guard and countered with a DDT. The ECW Original followed that with the pin. Afterward, however, the champions released their frustrations, attacking the pair.
One of the highlights of the evening came earlier when another ECW Original made his return to the squared circle. After nine months of recovering from major throat surgery, Richards was back and as ready as ever. He wasted no time in continuing the success he had last spring, cruising to a victory in his return.
Speaking of success, that’s all Kofi Kingston has had since making the Land of the Extreme his personal paradise. Facing Mike Knox proved to be no different as the Jamaican Superstar earned his fourth consecutive victory on ECW.
Also on ECW, Kelly and Layla traded luck as the blonde earned her way to a victory. The win comes after falling to Layla on numerous occasions. Despite having Lena Yada in her corner, which has been helpful in recent weeks, Layla came up short on a night of turned tables.
In the main event, CM Punk took the edge in his massive tune-up match for No Way Out against Mark Henry. After earning a win via disqualification, the Straightedge Superstar sent his opponent away with some bruises as Guerrero watched from ringside. Punk followed it up by knocking Chavo out, further aggravating an already frustrated ECW Champion.
Find out if Punk’s momentum will carry into No Way Out for his title match against Chavo Guerrero on Sunday at 8/7 CT, only on pay-per-view. And don’t miss what develops in the world of ECW on Sci Fi on Tuesday at 10/9 CT.
* Stevie Richards def. Local
* Kelly Kelly def. Layla
* Kofi Kingston def. Mike Knox
* Tommy Dreamer def. John Morrison
* CM Punk def. Mark Henry (Disqualification)