For all of its faults during its existence, Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was for many wrestlers…a last chance to redeem a fallen career. Many referred to ECW as “the land of misfit toys,” a place where wrestlers who were mostly considered used up and/or unwanted to continue to ply their trade. Such was the case for Steve Austin, who in 1995, was all but tossed aside by WCW because he was injured.
With Extreme Championship Wrestling back in the news, it seemed a very topical idea for a Top Five. So today, Brian and John lead us through their favourite matches and moments from the company’s history. It might be a short history but it was one that burned brightly.Continue reading →
The last few weeks of ‘Top Five‘ pieces have been themed around titles. We’ve covered the both the best and the worst championships in wrestling. Today we look at the Top Five title changes, title switches that made a difference for the promotion or the business at the time.Continue reading →
This. Is. Extreme. It was about time that ‘Matches from History‘ tackled something from ECW. With the WWE and WCW offering little in the month of April 1996, lets head over and see what happened 20 years and 7 days ago to this day at ‘ECW Hostile City Showdown 1996’ Continue reading →
In June 2011, CM Punk identified himself as a “Paul Heyman guy” – a phrase that has since spawned a WWE t-shirt. During his career, Heyman has wrestled various superstars who can all lay claim to having been a ‘Heyman guy (and gal). Today we look at some of the less well remembered, or known, superstars that performed under the tutelage of the former ECW owner.Continue reading →
In today’s Top Five Craig, Jamie and Brian share their favourite years in the history of wrestling and the promotion that made that year stand-out. So, whether it was the NWA/WCW during the 80s, the WWF during the Hogna years or the wrestling world during the late 90s, it’s all here.Continue reading →
In the previous ‘Missed Wrestling Opportunities’, Craig looked at the WWF run of Vader. Today he looks at the run of Troy Martin, better known as Shane Douglas, and the time he had in the WWF in 1995 as ‘Dean Douglas’ as the Kliq ran rampant.Continue reading →
To many modern wrestling fans, Al Snow is just a judge on TNA’s Gut Check. For those of a slightly older vintage, he was one of the most entertaining and prominent characters during the WWF’s Attitude Era and in Extreme Championship Wrestling.