What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – April 4, 1995

A lengthy video package hypes the upcoming three-way dance for the ECW Tag Team Championship at the ECW Arena.  Footage used goes back to 1994 to show the Public Enemy’s feud with Sabu and Taz, which eventually came to include Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.

Joey Styles commentates tonight’s show, hyping the Three-Way Dance card that will take place this Saturday.

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – March 28, 1995

A lengthy video package hypes the three-way dance that is booked for the ECW Arena on April 8.

Joey Styles provides commentary for this broadcast, which features matches from the March 18 ECW Arena show.

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #369 – 20/05/2000

Condolences to the friends and family of Larry Csonka and Shad Gaspard, who both sadly passed away this week. There’s actually a Go Fund Me up for Larry’s daughters if you feel like you want to contribute. I’ll put the link below;

https://www.gofundme.com/f/larrymania-living-on-in-his-girls?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

R.I.P

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – March 21, 1995

Joey Styles is coming from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He welcomes out Ron Simmons, who is in a sour mood.  The feeling is reciprocated by the ECW fans.  Simmons is upset that Styles did not call him a former world champion and All-American.  He vows to beat down anyone who gets in his way.

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Mike Reviews – ECW Hardcore Heaven 2000 (14/05/2000)

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It’s time for another ECW pay per view, one of which I thankfully have the official Laser Light Digital version of so I can enjoy it with all the real music and whatnot. If I recall there is a really random edit in one of the matches that never made any sense to me, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

This event hasn’t been promoted all that great, with a paltry three matches officially announced on the go-home show. I’ve not bothered to go back and check what the buy rate was, but I imagine few outside of the ECW diehards were going to bother buying a show where more than half the card hadn’t been confirmed in advance. That might still mean that the show defeats WCW Slamboree 2000 though, as when it comes to having barely any of the card announced or a full card with David Arquette defending his World Title in the Main Event, the former is likely to do better than the latter.

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – March 14, 1995

Public Enemy are shown acquiring the contract needed for a three-way dance against ECW Tag Team Champions Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko and Sabu & Taz (ECW keeps vacillating).

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #367 – 06/05/2000

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So last week ECW decided to put the World Title on a certain fellow known as Justin Credible. Yeah, as you can guess that was a tad controversial back at the time and is still roundly criticised to this day. Still though, let’s see if Justin can present himself as a credible (pun partially intended) Champion going forward. I mean, his first feud is likely going to be Tommy Dreamer, so it might take a while like, but we could get there eventually…maybe…

Chuffing wrestling, let’s watch!

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – March 7, 1995

The Pitbulls squash from Return of the Funker airs.

The Sandman, Terry Funk, and Woman cut a backstage promo.  Woman says that she hates Jack’s guts and while she once turned to the Sandman for help, she now turns to Funk.  Funk says that Jack’s son Dewey has no brains and that Jack will never be as good as he is.  He adds that Shane Douglas is allying with a nobody.

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #366 – 29/04/2000

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Cyber Slam 2000 happened the previous week, so tonight we’ve got some matches from that and we will also learn how the ECW World Title situation will resolve itself. That particular situation ended up being pretty infamous amongst the ECW fan base due to how it all ends up.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – February 28, 1995

Jason and Paul Lauria talk about how people are jealous of them in ECW.  Lauria says 911 will never chokeslam him again because he is a giant.

A video package recaps the Raven-Tommy Dreamer feud to this point.

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #365 – 22/04/2000

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So last week all heck broke loose due to ECW Champ Mike Awesome deciding to jump to WCW. ECW managed to get him back for one last show, where they had him drop the belt to WWF wrestler Taz, who then promptly got jobbed out to Triple H on Smackdown. However, Taz isn’t a regular roster member, so the Title picture is still in a case of flux with Cyber Slam 2000 looming on the horizon.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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What the World Was Watching: ECW: Return of the Funker

Joey Styles is doing commentary for the show, which took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 25.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the card attracted a crowd of 1,100 fans, the best attendance for an ECW show to date.

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #364 – 15/04/2000

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So last week ECW looked to start a Main Event feud between ECW Champ Mike Awesome and Tommy Dreamer, whilst The Impact Players were set to feud with Nova and Chris Chetti. However, things have taken a bit of a wild turn, which we’ll get into today.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – February 21, 1995

ECW Champion Shane Douglas puts over the company and says that he has survived in ECW over the last eighteen months because he has evolved.  In a segment that lasts more than twenty-five minutes, he calls out Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan as old and that they no longer compare to “the Franchise” of ECW.  Douglas recaps his career in ECW, with video showing his feud with Terry Funk, his first ECW title win, and his decision to refuse the NWA World Championship.  He complains about Flair holding him down in WCW and how he is having to save professional wrestling by himself.  Douglas warns Tully Blanchard that he will beat some respect into him.  And then he suddenly pivots at the end to warn Marty Jannetty that he is not going to win the ECW title at this Saturday’s ECW Arena show.  There is nothing wrong with a promotion trying to play up its champion, but this was not a good way to make the audience stick around for the rest of the broadcast.  It was a meandering promo that went back-and-forth between Douglas’ personal grudges and his career and then went into hyping a random ECW Arena bout.

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #362– 01/04/2000

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I hope you’re all keeping well in these unpleasant times. Remember to wash your hands and keep your distance from folk until we finally nip this thing in the bud. If you’re in isolation at the moment, then hopefully this here review of Hardcore TV will distract you. Last week was a fun show with some decent wrestling, so let’s see if ECW can keep the momentum going.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – February 7, 1995

The Pitbulls & Jason the Terrible’s match against the Young Dragons & Hack Myers at Double Tables is shown, along with the post-match festivities where Myers gave Angel a piledriver.

Chris Benoit’s great match against Al Snow at Doubles Tables is shown.

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