A Moment in Time: Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler Declares War on ECW

The year was 1997, and the WWF were in the middle of a ratings war with WCW. In the cross fires of this war, was a small, but resilient promotion called Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Many of ECW’s talent and ideas were being plucked bu both the larger, more prominent promotions. Despite ECW’s lack of money and exposure, hardcore wrestling fans knew all about it.

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A Wrestling With Sin Special: The Main Event Championship Wrestling Scandal

Brian Damage

The year is 2001 and the landscape of professional wrestling wrestling has drastically changed. In that year, two major promotions went belly up and folded. Those two promotions were none other than Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling respectively. Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation became the only major game in town and now had a monopoly on the wrestling business. Continue reading

E-C-Dud! E-C-Dud! The Match ECW Never Wanted You To See (And Probably Never Will)

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There is a long line of pro wrestling matches that were booked that seemed great on paper, but never delivered when executed. I immediately think back to such “classics” as the Dog Kennel match in the WWE or how about WCW’s Chamber of Horrors match. There are several others that we could easily name from the big promotions, but what about ECW? Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: ECW on TNN

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Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get-go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but, for various reasons, faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. Continue reading

Heads Up: The Rise of Al Snow in ECW

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In 1995, Al Snow was one of the hottest free agents in all of professional wrestling. WCW was just starting to try and legitimately compete with the World Wrestling Federation. Each promotion was signing top wrestling talent from all over the country. One of those wrestlers was Al Snow, who had made a name for himself in various territories including Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling. Snow had great charisma and could flat out wrestle. Continue reading