Sunday, April 10, 2011

ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling)

I really miss the original ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling). The matches were always fast paced, mature, and emotional. They took professional wrestling to a whole new level. ECW, not only started the whole hardcore/attitude era, they also started the cruiserweight/luchador style. You have to understand that when ECW started, we were introduced to great legends and legends to-be. Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Chris Jericho, just to name a few. The feud with Tommy Dreamer and Raven, Raven and Sandman, ECW and "the Network" was so emotional and different from WWE and WCW at the time. Until this day, Rob Van Dam is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time. His style was so creative and original, that I couldn't help but pay close attention to his matches. Being at a live ECW show was one of the best times I've ever had. It had its own cult-following. It was a group of misfits, all working together to keep the ECW organization alive. They held on as long as they could until the end, but ECW will never die. It still lives inside the hearts of all the true wrestling fans. Everyone knows whenever you see a chair, a ladder, a table being used in a match; you can't help but chant ECW! ECW! ECW!

These picture are from a live event in the 90's at the Elks Lodge in Queens, New York.




Written by, Ernesto Heleno Jr. and The Wrestling Fans Review.
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