Lauren Mayhew, Lillian 2.0, did the ring announcing, although I don't think they identified her or actually showed her on camera except briefly when she was standing in the corner of the ring or scampering to her seat after a match started. Her delivery needs work, but I was impressed they made her announce each wrestler's hometown and weight. She seemed to read the weights like she was impressed.
Tiffany is back with her left arm in a sling. I gotta say, I love the way William Regal smiles at her. Half-disingenuously, half-"I want to kiss this strumpet and give her the Regal Stretch." She also acknowledged the possibility of John Cena losing at Bragging Rights and coming to ECW. Dream big, Tiffany.
I never really thought about it before last night but is Tiffany, attractive Southern woman, being GM of ECW in some way a commentary on Dixie Carter and TNA? Anyone care to weigh in on that?
Kozlov and Ezekiel beat Dreamer and Goldust. Plodding and ugly.
Yoshi Tatsu beat Regal but they made a huge deal of Regal's foot being underneath the bottom rope. Which it was. The referee was out of position.
I had to LOL over the timing of Lauren's announcement: "Here is your winner - Christian!" when Christian was flat on his back after getting triple teamed with the Ruthless Roundtable standing over him.
Shut out of Hell in a Cell and maybe out of Bragging Rights (RAW vs. Smackdown in a battle of brand supremacy!), ECW is becoming its own insular world. But hey, they might get John Cena!
This is one of my all-time favorite Raven promos. He somehow wound up in four feuds at the same time, each with a personal component as well as being for the belt, and he effortlessly twisted all of them together to move them toward Barely Legal.