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ECW: Unreleased Vol. 2

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ECW: Unreleased Vol. 2
Released: July 30, 2013

This review is for the 3-disc DVD version, not the 2-disc blu-ray that contains some extra matches.

Joey Styles and Tommy Dreamer are your hosts. They show up every three matches or so, and they basically put people over and don’t take anything too seriously. There are some bits of footage here and there while they talk, which adds a nice touch. Also, many of these matches are proceeded by the full promos that went along with them when they originally aired, so that’s cool too. Read the rest of this entry

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The 100 Greatest WWE Matches of the Decade: 2004


  • The Rumble Match – (Royal Rumble 2004)

Matt: The ‘Road to WrestleMania’ had never been so sweet Read the rest of this entry

The Rise and Fall of ECW — Disc One

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The Rise and Fall of ECW — Disc One
Released by WWF: November 16, 2004

Matt’s review of The Rise and Fall of WCW inspired me to do more of a play-by-play review for the documentary instead of the three paragraphs I had previously. Sort of an abridged ECW history according to this WWE-produced release. While the WCW documentary goes only about 90 minutes, the much shorter history of ECW is given almost a whopping three hours! No justice, right, WCW fans? Read the rest of this entry

ECW Extreme Evolution

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ECW Extreme Evolution DVD
Released August 29, 2000

Your host is Joey Styles.

  • Television Champion Rob Van Dam (w/ Bill Alfonso) vs. Jerry Lynn (Hardcore Heaven – 5/16/99)

During Van Dam’s in-ring introduction, Fonzie moves the ring announcer toward the ropes so that RVD can pose in the middle of the ring. That Fonzie’s always good for a few antics. Read the rest of this entry

ECW November To Remember 1998

ECW November To Remember
November 1, 1998
Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, Louisiana

The current ECW champions were as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Shane Douglas (11/30/97)
Television Champion: Rob Van Dam (4/4/98)
Tag Team Champions: Dudley Boyz (10/24/98)
Unrecognized FTW Champion: Taz (5/14/98)

Your host is Joey Styles. Read the rest of this entry

ECW Living Dangerously 1999

ECW Living Dangerously
March 21, 1999
Asbury Park, NJ
Asbury Park Convention Center

The current ECW Champions were as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Taz (1/10/99)
Television Champion: Rob Van Dam (4/4/98)
Tag Team Champions: Sabu and Rob Van Dam (12/13/98)
Unrecognized FTW Champion: Sabu (12/19/98)

Your host is Joey Styles. Read the rest of this entry

ECW Hardcore Heaven 1997

ECW Hardcore Heaven 1997
August 17, 1997
War Memorial Auditorium
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The current ECW champions were as follows:
World Champion: Sabu (8/9/97)
Television Champion: Taz (6/7/97)
Tag Team Champions: The Gangstas (7/19/97)

Your host is Joey Styles.

Rick Rude interrupts Styles’ intro speech, and Styles gives him some grief over his soon-to-occur jump to WWF. Rude taunts the crowd a bit, then introduces Chris Candido. Candido is followed by Tod Gordon, who tells Rude to beat it since he’s not a licensed manager. Read the rest of this entry

ECW Guilty as Charged 1999

ECW Guilty as Charged 99
January 10, 1999
Millennium Theatre
Kissimmee, FL

The current ECW champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shane Douglas (11/30/97)
Television Champion: Rob Van Dam (4/4/98)
Tag Team Champions: Sabu and Rob Van Dam (12/13/98)
Unrecognized FTW Champion: Sabu (12/19/98)

Your host is Joey Styles.

Paul Heyman is in a locker room yelling, notifying us that Masato Tanaka didn’t make it in from Japan and Jerry Lynn is still recovering from an injury, so you can scratch them off the card. Somehow he reasons that this means ECW doesn’t “jerk you around” like the “other guys” do. Read the rest of this entry

ECW Heat Wave 1998

ECW Heat Wave ‘98
August 2, 1998
Hara Arena
Dayton, OH

The current ECW champions were as follows:
World Champion: Shane Douglas (11/30/97)
TV Champion: Rob Van Dam (4/4/98)
Tag Team Champions: Sabu and Rob Van Dam (6/27/98)
Unrecognized FTW Champion: Taz (5/14/98)

Your hosts are Joey Styles, Shane Douglas, and Francine (but she barely ever talks). Read the rest of this entry

ECW World Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
The Super
Destroyers
The Night Breed 6/23/1992 Philadelphia, PA[1]
Tony Stetson &
Larry Winters
The Super
Destroyers
4/2/1993 Radnor, PA
The Suicide
Blondes[2]
Tony Stetson &
Larry Winters
4/3/1993 Philadelphia, PA
The Super
Destroyers (2)
The Suicide
Blondes
5/15/1993 Philadelphia, PA
The Suicide
Blondes (2)
The Super
Destroyers
5/15/1993 Philadelphia, PA[3]
The Dark Patriot &
Eddie Gilbert
Salvatore Bellamo
& The Sandman
8/8/1993 Philadelphia, PA[4]
Johnny Hotbody &
Tony Stetson
10/1/1993 NWA Bloodfest:
Part 1[5]
Tommy Dreamer &
Johnny Gunn
Johnny Hotbody &
Tony Stetson
11/13/1993 November to
Remember
Kevin Sullivan &
The Tazmaniac
Shane Douglas &
Tommy Dreamer
12/4/1993 Philadelphia, PA[6]
The Public Enemy Kevin Sullivan &
The Tazmaniac
3/6/1994 Philadelphia, PA
Cactus Jack &
Mikey Whipwreck
The Public Enemy 8/27/1994 NWA World Title
Tournament
The Public Enemy
(2)
Cactus Jack &
Mikey Whipwreck
11/5/1994 November to
Remember
Sabu &
The Tazmaniac
The Public Enemy 2/4/1995 Double Tables
Chris Benoit &
Dean Malenko
Sabu &
The Tazmaniac
2/25/1995 Return of the
Funker
The Public Enemy
(3)
Chris Benoit &
Dean Malenko
4/8/1995 Three Way
Dance
[7]
Raven &
Stevie Richards
The Public Enemy 6/30/1995 Jim Thorpe, PA
The Pitbulls Raven &
Stevie Richards
9/16/1995 Gangsta’s Paradise
Raven &
Stevie Richards
(2)
The Pitbulls 10/7/1995 Philadelphia, PA
The Public Enemy
(4)
Raven &
Stevie Richards
10/7/1995 Philadelphia, PA[8]
2 Cold Scorpio &
The Sandman
The Public Enemy 10/28/1995 Philadelphia, PA[9]
Cactus Jack &
Mikey Whipwreck
(2)
2 Cold Scorpio &
The Sandman
12/29/1995 New York, NY[10]
The Eliminators Cactus Jack &
Mikey Whipwreck
2/3/1996 Queens, NY[11]
The Gangstas The Eliminators 8/3/1996 The Doctor Is In
The Eliminators
(2)
The Gangstas 12/20/1996 Middletown, NY
The Dudley Boyz The Eliminators 3/15/1997 Hostile City
Showdown
The Eliminators
(3)
The Dudley Boyz 4/13/1997 Barely Legal
The Dudley Boyz
(2)
The Eliminators 6/20/1997 Waltham, MA[12]
The Gangstas (2) The Dudley Boyz 7/19/1997 Heat Wave
The Dudley Boyz
(3)
The Gangstas 8/17/1997 Hardcore
Heaven
[13]
John Kronus
& New Jack
The Dudley Boyz 9/20/1997 As Good As It Gets
Little Guido &
Tracy Smothers
John Kronus
& New Jack
10/18/1997 Philadelphia, PA
Doug Furnas
& Phil LaFon
Little Guido &
Tracy Smothers
12/5/1997 Waltham, MA
Chris Candido
& Lance Storm
Doug Furnas
& Phil LaFon
12/6/1997 Better
Than Ever[14]
Sabu &
Rob Van Dam
Chris Candido
& Lance Storm
6/27/1998 Philadelphia, PA
The Dudley Boyz
(4)
Sabu &
Rob Van Dam
10/24/1998 Cleveland, OH
Balls Mahoney &
Masato Tanaka
The Dudley Boyz 11/1/1998 November to
Remember
The Dudley Boyz
(5)
Balls Mahoney &
Masato Tanaka
11/6/1998 Queens, NY
Sabu &
Rob Van Dam (2)
The Dudley Boyz 12/13/1998 Japan
The Dudley Boyz
(6)
Sabu &
Rob Van Dam
4/17/1999 Buffalo, NY[15]
Spike Dudley &
Balls Mahoney
The Dudley Boyz 7/18/1999 Heat Wave
The Dudley Boyz
(7)
Spike Dudley &
Balls Mahoney
8/13/1999 Cleveland, OH
Spike Dudley &
Balls Mahoney (2)
The Dudley Boyz 8/14/1999 ECW on TNN
The Dudley Boyz
(8)
Spike Dudley &
Balls Mahoney
8/26/1999 ECW on TNN
Raven &
Tommy Dreamer
The Dudley Boyz 8/26/1999 ECW on TNN
The
Impact Players
Raven &
Tommy Dreamer
1/9/2000 Guilty as Charged
Tommy Dreamer &
Masato Tanaka
The
Impact Players
2/26/2000 ECW on TNN
Raven &
Mike Awesome
Tommy Dreamer &
Masato Tanaka
3/4/2000 Philadelphia, PA
The
Impact Players (2)
Raven &
Mike Awesome
3/12/2000 Living
Dangerously[16]
Yoshihiro Tajiri &
Mikey Whipwreck
Simon Diamond &
Johnny Swinger
8/25/2000 ECW on TNN[17]
Little Guido &
Tony Mamaluke
Yoshihiro Tajiri &
Mikey Whipwreck
8/26/2000 ECW on TNN
Danny Doring
& Roadkill
Little Guido &
Tony Mamaluke
12/3/2000 Massacre on
34th Street[18]

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final.
[2]: The Suicide Blondes consisted of Chris Candido, Johnny Hotbody & Chris Michaels. Since there were three members of the team, all three members were allowed to defend the titles using the Freebird Rule.
[3]: The titles were vacated once Chris Candido left ECW for Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
[4]: This was a tournament final.
[5]: Johnny Hotbody and Tony Stetson were awarded the titles due to the fact that the Dark Patriot and Eddie Gilbert were leaving ECW.
[6]: Shane Douglas substituted for Johnny Gunn in this match.
[7]: This was a three-way match which also included the team of Rick Steiner & The Tazmaniac.
[8]: This was a three-way match which also included the team of The Gangstas.
[9]: Scorpio defeated Rocco Rock in a match also for Scorpio’s ECW World TV title, choosing Sandman as his partner.
[10]: Whipwreck defeated Scorpio in a match for his TV and Tag Team titles; Cactus Jack appointed himself as Mikey’s partner.
[11]: This match aired on February 6, 1996, on ECW Hardcore TV.
[12]: The Dudley Boyz defeated John Kronus in a handicap match due to Perry Saturn being injured.
[13]: Due to Mustafa Saed leaving ECW, the Dudley Boyz were once again crowned ECW world tag team champions.
[14]: This was a three-way match which also involved the team of Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten.
[15]: D-Von Dudley defeated Rob Van Dam in a singles match to win the titles.
[16]: This was a three-way dance which also involved the team of Tommy Dreamer & Masato Tanaka. On April 22, 2000, Justin Credible won the ECW world heavyweight title and therefore was forced to vacate the title. By this point, Lance Storm had left ECW for WCW anyway, so Credible threw down his tag belt as a sign that he was abandoning the title.
[17]: Tajiri and Whipwreck won the titles in a three-way tournament final which also included the teams of Tommy Dreamer & Jerry Lynn and Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger.
[18]: On April 11, 2001, ECW shut down and the WWF buys their assets, which makes Doring and Roadkill the final REAL ECW world tag team champions.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

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