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



Ohio’s Legendary Hara Arena Destroyed by Tornado

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Western Ohio was struck by at least three tornadoes overnight on Monday night, with damage ravaging multiple cities, as well as hitting parts of Indiana. One of the casualties of the treacherous paths of the multiple twisters was Hara Arena, a legendary wrestling venue in the Midwest territory for over 50 years. Many great shows […] READ MORE



Booyaka Booyaka 619: 30 Years of Rey Mysterio

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Today is the 30th Anniversary of Rey Mysterio’s debut into professional wrestling, as he continues to carry on his legacy of not only the greatest luchador of all time but quite possibly the greatest wrestler to ever dawn a mask in the world of pro wrestling. The impact Rey Mysterio has had on pro wrestling […] READ MORE