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  Extreme Championship Wrestling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wrestlers such as Shane Douglas, Tommy Dreamer, Raven, The Sandman, Cactus Jack, Terry Funk, Sabu, Public Enemy and The Tazmaniac were seen as being too dangerous for the multi-million dollar companies and were given a chance in ECW.
ECW on TNN was cancelled in October 2000 (with the final episode airing on October 6, 2000) in favor of WWE RAW moving to the network.
ECW Living Dangerously was going to air on March 11, 2001, but because of financial trouble it was cancelled before March 11.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Extreme_Championship_Wrestling   (2996 words)

 The Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ECW was brought in to help boost the presence of WCW.
The ECW faction was initially introduced to the storyline as a "wild card" in the equation, apparently holding an allegiance to neither the WWF nor WCW.
The combined group was originally known as "WCW/ECW" but the rights to ECW's assets (including the use of its name on-air by the WWF) were still being debated in bankruptcy court, so the name of the group was shortened to "The Alliance" shortly after ECW was added to the mix.
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 WrestleView.com - ECW FAQ
ECW was owned by Todd Gordon until 1996 when he sold it to Paul Heyman, who had been very involved in the organization since it's start.
ECW ran shows mostly in Philadelphia and was syndicated on television by various stations before it was brought to TNN in 1999.
ECW was taking big financial risks by promoting the show in California and felt that XPW was just a small indy fed who was trying to get themselves over at ECW's expense.
www.wrestleview.com /info/faq/ecw.shtml   (738 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - The Rise And Fall Of ECW
ECW had the production values of a flea market infomercial, which made it an incredibly tacky and ugly show to watch…but this total lack of presentation allowed the promotion to concentrate one hundred percent of its energy on breaking backs, noses, tables, and chairs.
ECW often had no money to pay their wrestlers every week, and the lack of steady pay caused many of the top wrestlers to jump ship for other wrestling promotions (ones that actually pay them on time).
In a sense, ECW still lives on…but hearing the wrestlers speak of the glory days, the scary independent days, going weeks without paychecks, putting their bodies on the line for the sake of the sport they love, you really get the impression they were part of something special.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/riseandfallecw.php   (2297 words)

 nintendojo ~ a site to see
We are all huge ECW marks, and we would be shaming ourselves, and ECW, to not put in as much effort as possible in the time allowed.
ECW is an Extreme wrestling federation, and is continually pushing the envelope.
Each ECW wrestler goes through a photo session, voice recording, and is interviewed for personal information.
www.nintendojo.com /interviews/view_item.php?1080488230   (2577 words)

 ECW Hardcore Revolution Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Rating: Crappy ECW Hardcore Revolution is exactly what I feared it would be: A shameless re-hash of WWF Attitude that's nowhere near as good as WWF Wrestlemania 2000.
Some wrestlers move their hands during their entrances as if they're clapping the hands of fans, despite the fact that the nearest fans are several feet away from them.
Wrestlers often get dizzy for no apparent reason after doing things like whipping their opponent into the ropes or executing a simple hip-toss.
www.mastergamer.com /ecw.html   (1120 words)

ECW One Night Stand was the culmination of their promise to one another.
ECW wrestlers competing as heels couldn’t have done it as effectively; they couldn’t have elicited such genuine hatred from the crowd.
Unfortunately for all you hardcore ECW fans out there, of those possibilities, the option that is most likely to happen is option number three: WWE will schedule a second pay-per-view many months from now and then re-evaluate the future of the brand after the financial results of that show are known.
www.pwi-online.com /pages/readastoryinw.html   (2535 words)

 ECW Wrestlers Disgruntled, Angle Upset, Average ECW Viewer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
ECW Wrestlers Disgruntled, Angle Upset, Average ECW Viewer
Privately, several ECW wrestlers have that stated that they are miserable.
The age of the average ECW viewer that watched last week's ECW show is 32.3 years old.
www.2xzone.com /messages/8628.shtml   (137 words)

 TONS & TONS of First generation Backstage News from ECW PPV from Latest Torch #866 - SOHH.com Global Forum
A number of wrestlers got bored sitting around all day and some complained about the heat in the upper-level of the building, but for the most part there were a lot of smiling faces and hugs all around among the former ECW crew.
The feeling among many of the WWE wrestlers was that they've spent the better part of the last two years trying to recondition the fans to appreciate the small things and buy into a different, more sensible, manageable, logical style without the bigger stunt bumps and crazy highspots.
One wrestler who worked the Homecoming show noted that the crowd was "the hottest in the history of the building." The standout matches from Friday's show were said to be the Terry Funk vs. Shane Douglas vs. Sabu main event, Jerry Lynn vs. Justin Credible, and Kid Kash vs. Too Cold Scorpio.
forums.sohh.com /showthread.php?t=593357   (3715 words)

 Headline Planet » News » Why ECW Might Become More Like WWE
McMahon concluded that ECW was a “tainted brand” and that the hot Hammerstein Ballroom audiences were not indicative of the brand’s national popularity.
ECW needs to build a good reporire with the WWE audience to survive; especially since they are taping in the same buildings as Smackdown many times.
Their not wrestlers in WWE, their talent, it’s not “WOW look at that reverse suplex” it’s “good move, oh and sprites got a new drink, did you here that king?” TNA could be the future of wrestling if Spike would do it a bit more justice.
headlineplanet.com /home/2006/06/26/why-ecw-might-become-more-like-wwe   (3637 words)

 Amazon.com: DC ECW:HARCORE REVOLUTION: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
ECW may not have the big names or the big budgets of a WWF or a WCW, but it's got many talented wrestlers and a unique, interesting product.
ECW Hardcore Revolution is, at its core, Attitude with different wrestlers and different sound effects, with a couple of new modes and moves (mostly finishers) tossed in to help make you forget that you've already played this game.
However, Joey occasionally refers to the wrestlers as "player one" and "player two," which is a little annoying and pretty unnecessary unless you're playing as a created wrestler.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004R9FE?v=glance   (1090 words)

 ECW: Hardcore to the End - Associated Content
ECW was an innovator with the type of matches they held.
ECW was hardly advertised and their one hour Friday night show was heavily edited.
ECW was known for its graphic violence and raunchiness so it lost part of it's edge when edited by TNN.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/7999/ecw_hardcore_wrestling_to_the_end.html   (609 words)

 WWE: Subscriptions > WWE 24/7 Online > ECW
ECW was known for its unadulterated violence, but there was also plenty of good, solid technical wrestling whenever Steve Corino, Jerry Lynn and Justin Credible were involved.
Tazz was one of the most popular wrestlers in ECW history, and this was his farewell match.
ECW has had some extremely violent as well as some extremely technically-sound matches in its history, but this match brought the best of both worlds together.
www.wwe.com /subscriptions/247online/ecw   (1714 words)

 ECW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
I am sure that the majority of the wrestlers could not tell the differense between an ankle lock and a head lock.
Well, ECW is now, it always will be, and it is forever destined to be a 3rd rate promotion.
ECW caters to a small (but significant) portion of wrestling fans that demand incoherent and tastless angles, messy brawling, and failed attemps at rebelling.
members.aol.com /royalchris/ecw.html   (339 words)

 Extreme Championship Wrestling quiz -- free game
ECW made the change to "Extreme" after Shane Douglas refused the NWA World Championship after winning it in a tournament.
ECW ran into legal trouble in 1996, when they used underage wrestler Mass Transit as a last minute substitute in a match.
ECW ran their final show in the ECW Arena on December 23, 2000.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=86520&origin=   (514 words)

 Wrestling Journal 2.4.1 (June 2005)
Now the show will be former ECW wrestlers from RAW and Smackdown who were part of ECW against wrestlers from RAW and Smackdown who are against Paul Heyman and ECW.
Instead of the make-believe friction between wrestlers, the WWE could have used a campaign focusing on how fun an ECW show was.
Mick Floey brought Bischoff to the ring where he was attacked by the ECW wrestlers and then kicked out off the ring.
wrestlingjournal.netfirms.com /wj200506.html   (2173 words)

 New ECW...but is it any good? - Below Top Secret General Discussion
There are actually more wrestlers from Raw on the show than actual ECW wrestlers.
But I remember going to the old ecw shows here on the island, and man, all of the wrestlers (except for New Jack, he never wanted to hang out, although he always seemed like he had a lot going on) would hang out with us after the shows.
First, ECW is on scifi because wwe has a contract with USA networks, and scifi is under the USA umbrella.
www.belowtopsecret.com /thread213210/pg   (1346 words)

 ECW One Night Stand DVD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Then they were swallowed by the people with the money, the wrestlers absorbed and ECW became a fond memory of the fans, so much so that the WWE were forced to concede that the franchise was worth at least one more crack.
I felt ECW remembers was an important epitaph for the people who had entertained so many and could have been forgotten, it was great to see ECW allowed to remember their own.
It's as close to ECW as WWE is ever going to allow, as long as we're reminded that this is because the WWE allowed it and as long as there are WWE superstars in it.
www.wrestling101.com /101/article/WWEVD/701   (753 words)

 ecw wrestlers - 1st wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
WWE couldn't afford to spare the former ECW wrestlers.
Ex-WCW and ECW wrestlers from last summer’s Invasion angle, like Rob Van Dam and Booker T, will also be included.
Including the crucifixion of The Sandman, the first ever lesbian wrestlers, the loser gets caned match, the smashing of an opponent through a fire-blazing table and ECW wrestlers invading a WWE...
wrestling.fewisoyu.info /dir6/ecw-wrestlers.html   (640 words)

 ECW Wrestlers Talk Hardcore - News at GameSpot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The other day we were given the rare opportunity to interview ECW's current reigning champion, Mike Awesome, about the origins of his name, what sort of donut he'd like to be, and what influences he had on the making of Acclaim's ECW Hardcore Revolution.
One of the original ECW wrestlers, Dreamer sat down with us to answer questions about Acclaim's new ECW Hardcore Revolution.
During the interview, he talks about his love for chocolate donuts, his plans for the future, when he decided he wanted to be a wrestler, and other special tidbits of information.
www.gamespot.com /news/2447364.html   (449 words)

 ECW Returns full time - Talk Wrestling Online
WWE has already contacted a number of ECW wrestlers and contracts will be sent out to them this week.
bieng someone who never saw ecw when it was on tv, but having seen the dvds, ill love to see a tv timeslot of it.
It is believed this will be a mix of both former ECW wrestlers and new WWE developmental wrestlers.
www.talkwrestlingonline.com /forum/showthread.php?threadid=30066   (1142 words)

 411Mania.com Fan Forums: ECW ECW ECW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Having OVW turn into ECW, having the guys there do their own things, would be awesome.
And lets not forget the fact that Shawn, HHH and Taker are not happy with the development of the new wrestlers when they come to the WWE.
ECW will get crucifixed by the Net or so-called "ECW" fans when it comes back for a number of reasons.
www.411mania.com /ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=5310306&Main=5309910   (1239 words)

 Angle's Wife Pregnant, ECW Wrestlers On Edge, Bashams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
WWE management is hoping his 30 days away will be spent giving his body and his mind a chance to rest.
ECW wrestlers are said to be on edge a bit because they know they are being closely watched to being picked apart if they don't come across as professional and polished in what they do.
ECW wrestlers are pegged with having bad habits, such as not listening to referees when they count since in ECW, referees were pretty much always ignored
www.2xzone.com /messages/8853.shtml   (174 words)

 E.C.W. Wrestlers in general - Discussion Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
E.C.W. Wrestlers in general : The Stars Of ECW
When ECW blasted onto our screens in the mid 90's (after resurfacing), we began to be treated to a new style of wrestling.
Poor ecw it looked liked it was going to get through the bad patch until the best ecw wrestlers started to leave such as rhyno, justin credible, jerry lynn and lance storm.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /discussion/e-c-w-wrestlers-in-general   (248 words)

 The Identities of ECW Wrestlers On Raw Tonight
There was an invasion of sorts on Raw tonight as a faction of ECW wrestlers were on hand towards the end of the show.
In addition to Paul Heyman and the returning Dudley Boyz, five more ECW wrestlers came in the ring to combat Eric Bischoff's group.
The additional ECW wrestlers to help out Heyman were Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman, Balls Mahoney (he's lost a lot of weight), Axl Rotten and Rhyno.
www.lordsofpain.net /news/2005/articles/1118114215.php   (143 words)

 IGN: ECW: Hardcore Revolution Preview
ECW: Hardcore Revolution gives gamers the opportunity to take control of one of ten ECW wrestlers, including Rob Van Dam, Sabu, Tommy Dreamer, Raven, and Mike Awesome.
If you haven't heard of any of these characters, you're not alone — ECW is pretty much a regional wrestling federation in the east, but it gets decent viewership when the bouts go pay-per-view.
ECW: Hardcore Revolution is currently slated for a mid-February release.
gameboy.ign.com /articles/133/133686p1.html   (600 words)

 No WCW or ECW Wrestlers In WWF Games?!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The answer, YES and NO, I asked sanders this very question his response was and I quote, "maybe, i mean anything is createable there." Take that for what you will.
This means we MAY see some WCW and ECW clothing in the CAW but as far as the roster goes, no ECW or WCW superstars.
With the exception of the Dudleyz and Tazz, none of the other WCW or ECW stars will make an appearance in either Smackdown!: Just Bring It for PS2 or Raw Is War for X-Box.
swc.sports-gaming.com /swcnews/1029.shtml   (225 words)

 all ecw wrestlers - 1st wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
McDaniels, one of the earliest Native American wrestlers to gain major fame, died at the age of 63.
Summary: All in all, ECW: Hardcore Revolution is a fun game wrestling wise, but it's nowhere near the feel of an actual ECW event.
During your time in ECW, WCW, and WWE, was there a certain chant that the wrestlers loved hearing from...
wrestling.fewisoyu.info /dir1/all-ecw-wrestlers.html   (675 words)

 WWE The People -> Tonnes (i Mean It.) Of Ecw News.
She was never that good looking to begin with, and she should be lucky the WWE needed a backup cat with Dawn pregnant and Lita very much out-of-bounds in ECW.
Maybe, but in the end, the WWE wrestlers being there showed that ECW was not bush-league.
Of course, ECW would have to get a year's worth (by ECW standards) of buys to make that level, but...
s3.invisionfree.com /WWEThePeople/index.php?showtopic=1645   (3567 words)

 ECW Wrestlers Disgruntled, Angle Upset, More ECW News - WrestlingInc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
ECW Wrestlers Disgruntled, Angle Upset, More ECW News - WrestlingInc.com
ECW Wrestlers Disgruntled, Angle Upset, More ECW News
ECW On Sci-Fi Tonight: The Hardcore Road To Vengeance
www.wrestlinginc.com /v2/wi/stc/nws/2006/6/22/18439.shtml   (295 words)

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