Joey Styles is doing commentary for this show, which took place at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer, about 1,000 fans attended.
Joey Styles does commentary for this show, which originates from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for April 17, the show drew a crowd of 1,150 fans. Styles says that Sabu is a no show due to Japan commitments.
Raven, Steve Richards, and the Broad Street Bullies come out. Richards tells the Bullies that they need to win their match tonight to prove themselves. If they lose, they will be fired. Richards tells Raven that he has recruited the Pitbulls, who will be better than the Bullies.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Date: March 24, 2020
Location: Sam’s Town Live, Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentators: Don Callis, Josh Matthews
It’s the final night in Las Vegas before we head over towards Atlanta for what is now the last set of TV tapings available. We’re on the way towards Rebellion and that likely means a lot more “show is canceled” graphics. It’s not like they have much of a better choice so it’s as good as they can do here. Let’s get to it.
Joey Styles welcomes fans to the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew 1,000 fans.
Styles interviews Jason, who hypes the Pitbulls as the next ECW tag team champions. The crowd chants that Jason is wearing a “K-Mart suit” before he introduces Jason the Terrible from Japan’s W*ING promotion.
Footage shows fans in Fort Lauderdale tossing chairs into the ring at the end of the ECW show there.
Tully Blanchard tells ECW Champion Shane Douglas that other Horsemen might be afraid of him but he is not.
Joey Styles puts over the newly designed ECW Arena to accommodate more fans. Fans shower him with chants of “You still suck.”
While the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) were locked in a fight for national supremacy for much of 1995, a renegade promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania built a cult-like following. Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) relished challenging wrestling’s norms and conventions. When Jim Crockett sought to revive the prestige of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in 1994, ECW star Shane Douglas threw the title on the canvas in disgust after winning it in a tournament final against 2 Cold Scorpio. While the WWF tried to tone down violence in its product by not allowing the use of chairs or ladders as weapons, ECW encouraged its brawlers to put each other through tables and use weapons liberally. And whereas WCW sought to take wrestling back to the 1980s with a revival of Hulkamania, ECW’s owner and booker Paul Heyman – known at this time by his television name Paul E. Dangerously – tapped into the 1990s Jerry Springer-like zeitgeist with risqué storylines and promos that featured colorful language.
I wrote this up about a year ago as I didn’t plan I’d ever get this far in these ECW reviews. I’ve gone in and tightened some stuff up and added any additional bits I felt were necessary.
ECW made a big fuss in the build-up about how this was the first pay per view event of the new millennium, but it won’t mean much if the show itself isn’t any good.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for today’s broadcast. Heenan says that he is rooting for Sting on Monday Nitro because he cannot stand Hulk Hogan. Due to Heenan’s WWF career, that is an awesome piece of character continuity.
–With no pay-per-view afterward, Main Event is back as a studio show with Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan.
–Eric Bischoff, Steve McMichael, and Bobby Heenan are calling the action and they are live from Dayton, Ohio. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 3,500 fans attended the show, with 2,500 paying for entry.
–Bischoff says that Randy Savage will not face Sergeant Craig Pittman tonight because he was hurt at Halloween Havoc and that Eddy Guerrero will be his replacement. Savage was dealing with a legitimate detached tricep injury so the beating at Halloween Havoc was a convenient way to write him out for the time being.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Detroit, Michigan. Schiavone says that Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman attacked Ric Flair before the show went on the air and Flair’s ability to compete later tonight is uncertain.
–A video package recaps the Diamond Dallas Page-Johnny B. Badd feud.
Date: October 18, 2019
Location: Sam’s Town Hotel & Gaming Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Don Callis
It’s the go home show for Bound For Glory and that means a few good things for this company. For one thing, we are almost to the biggest show of the year but it also means that things can reset a bit. This has been a pretty nice year for the company but getting back to a fresh start can be a good thing at times. Hopefully that is the case around here. Let’s get to it.
–Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are doing commentary and they are live from Chicago, Illinois. All of the announcers are sporting custom Chicago Bears jerseys, with Bischoff shockingly not wearing an old McMahon jersey to send another shot across the WWF’s bow. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 8,500 fans showed up to the Rosemont Horizon, with 4,458 paying for tickets.
–Heenan says that the Giant has been issued a restraining order and is outside of the arena, barred from coming in this evening.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are calling the action and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on September 20.
–Dusty Rhodes comes out to take on his new role as a color commentator. Heenan demands that Dusty leave and when Dusty refuses, Heenan takes a hike, doing a funny bit of giving Schiavone and Dusty a bunch of chances to take him back.
WCW Prime for September 25 featured a few new bouts, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes on commentary.