On Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 12:55 AM EST It's not easy being gold
By Andrew Rote
December 18, 2007
Results courtesy of ECW.com
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Land of the Extreme turned upside down on ECW on Sci Fi Tuesday night, as champions licked their wounds and challengers celebrated.
The most confident tandem in sports-entertainment, WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz, kicked off the evening when they took on Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang. Our fans on ECW Fan Feedback asked to see the rematch of these two tag teams, and WWE delivered. Since upsetting MVP & Matt Hardy and taking their titles, Morrison & The Miz have been able to put aside their personal differences for the good of remaining champions. It was a different story when they entered the ring for a rematch of last week's bout, however, as Moore & Yang's hard work since their last meeting paid off with a win.
After Moore & Yang’s victory over the WWE Tag Team Champions, it’s hard not to question the chemistry and communication between the Shaman of Sexy and the self-proclaimed “chick magnet.” Is a common goal truly enough to keep these competitors working efficiently together? Or is the gap between them, initially sparked by their personal desires to unseat CM Punk as ECW Champion, too much to overcome?
Shelton Benjamin had a better night than Morrison & The Miz. The man who considers himself to be the “Gold Standard” in ECW has yet to suffer defeat since joining the roster, though our fans and Tazz called into question his most recent opponent. A hometown athlete taking part in his first match was no contest for Benjamin, who announced once again before leaving the arena that there "ain’t no stopping him now."
Speaking of new Superstars, Kofi Kingston offered a tour of his home, Jamaica. He brought another message to ECW, continuing to warn the roster that he intends on bringing trouble to Tuesday night paradise.
Later in the night, Nunzio dressed for the holiday season. Even after setting the bar so high with his Halloween costume, Nunzio still did not disappoint. Unfortunately, while he succeeded in impressing with his elf outfit, he fell short in his match against Kenny Dykstra.
Capping off the night, United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter boasted his superiority to ECW Champion CM Punk. WWE’s highest-paid Superstar didn't prove himself within the rules, though, as he was disqualified in the main event. Chavo Guerrero made a surprise appearance and added to Punk’s already difficult night with an attack.
Will CM Punk be able to rise above the obstacles? Find out what further develops on ECW on Sci Fi, Tuesday at 10/9 CT.
* Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang def. WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz
* Shelton Benjamin def. Local
* Kenny Dykstra def. Nunzio
* ECW Champion CM Punk def. United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter (disqualification)