War of The Words: Paul Heyman shoots on Vince McMahon

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Last Word on Pro Wrestling’s series, War of the Words, explores the art and impact of the promo by looking back through the archives. This series will examine all kinds of promos, from the most memorable or ones that have been overlooked and are underrated, showing the background of the promo, the promo itself, the aftermath […] READ MORE


Jazz Announces Retirement from Professional Wrestling

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Earlier today, Chris Van Vliet posted his latest interview with professional wrestling veteran Jazz. Having wrestled for over twenty decades, Jazz appeared for promotions including, but not limited to, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment, and the National Wrestling Alliance. During the interview in question, Jazz announced her retirement. To say that this interview took […] READ MORE


Alpha Male: The Legend of Monty Brown

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Professional wrestling has a long history of employing professional athletes. And while countless amateur mat wrestlers have successfully transitioned to the world of pro wrestling, it’s arguably been the sport of football that has produced some of the world’s greatest stars. From high school to college football, many of the world’s greatest pro wrestlers got […] READ MORE


The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of Johnny Swinger

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He fought for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) during the Monday Night Wars, bled for his craft in ECW, became a TNA Original, and was part of Ruthless Aggression in WWE, but in his current role in IMPACT Wrestling, 27-year veteran Johnny Swinger has arguably never been more popular. Thanks to his 90s-inspired retro character, Swinger […] READ MORE


ECW Original CW Anderson Announces Retirement

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CW Anderson, best remembered for his run with the original Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in the late 1990s, announced his retirement from pro wrestling on Sunday, ending a 27-year career in the squared circle. CW Anderson was originally supposed to be a professional baseball player – he was drafted out of high school as a […] READ MORE


Calling in a Favor: Revisiting the Most Surreal ECW Championship Match

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The light of ECW burned short but bright. In early 2000, the two largest professional wrestling companies in America were the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. In its own corner, however, existed Extreme Championship Wrestling. Headed by current Brock Lesnar advocate Paul Heyman, ECW was counterculture, bringing in the “rejects” of the wrestling […] READ MORE



Igniting the New Flame: 25 Years Ago, ECW Was Born

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It was 25 years ago on August 27, 1994, that Shane Douglas won a tournament to become the 47th NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship, to fill a vacancy left by WCW withdrawing from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) that previous September. By defeating 2 Cold Scorpio in the finals, Shane Douglas had finally climbed a mountain […] READ MORE


WWE Network Adds 12 Pre-PPV ECW Events

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On Monday, the WWE Network uploaded twelve pre-Pay Per View Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) events, predating ECW’s Barely Legal in 1997, the young company’s first foray into Pay Per View. Here’s a list of all 12 ECW events added to the WWE Network, with complete match listings. ECW – The Night The Line Was Crossed […] READ MORE