ECW was opening with an inter-gender tag team match. Former Extreme Expose member Kelly Kelly and Balls Mahoney were scheduled to take on the Miz and Brooke, being accompanied by Layla.
In the weeks building up to this match the Miz had taken over as the manager of Extreme Expose, and he had gotten them a spots in magazines and an appearance in the Hives music video “Throw it On me”. He’d also been feuding with
Balls Mahoney interfering in Mahoney’s matches and attacking him backstage. However Kelly had apparently developed feelings for Mahoney and the week prior Miz had fired her from Extreme Expose.
Mahoney and Kelly came out first for their match. Kelly came out in gold coloured ring attire that matched her hair. The Miz came out next with a microphone and stopped at the entrance.