Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993–1995)
"ECW Hardcore TV" (original title)

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Series cast summary:
Bob Artese ...
 Himself (37 episodes, 1993)
Jim Molineaux ...
 Himself (37 episodes, 1993)
Tod Gordon ...
 Himself (34 episodes, 1993-1995)
Paul Heyman ...
 Paul E. Dangerously / ... (33 episodes, 1993)
Robin Hunt ...
 Hunter Q. Robbins, III / ... (33 episodes, 1993)
Jay Sulli ...
 Himself (33 episodes, 1993)
...
 Himself (32 episodes, 1993)
John Finegan ...
 Himself (32 episodes, 1993)
Jim Fullington ...
 The Sandman (31 episodes, 1993-1997)
Salvatore Bellomo ...
 Himself / ... (31 episodes, 1993)
Tony Matteo ...
 Tony 'The Hitman' Stetson / ... (30 episodes, 1993)
'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka ...
 Himself (30 episodes, 1993)
Johnny Hotbody ...
 Himself / ... (29 episodes, 1993)
Chuck Williams ...
 The Rockin' Rebel (27 episodes, 1993)
John Smith ...
 Himself / ... (26 episodes, 1993)
Chris Michaels ...
 Sir Richard Michaels / ... (24 episodes, 1993)
Don Muraco ...
 Himself / ... (24 episodes, 1993)
Lori Fullington ...
 Miss Peaches / ... (22 episodes, 1993-1997)
Tommy Cairo ...
 Himself (22 episodes, 1993)
Rocky Musciano ...
 Timekeeper / ... (22 episodes, 1993)
Eddie Gilbert ...
 Himself (21 episodes, 1993)
A.J. Petrucci ...
 Super Destroyer #1 (20 episodes, 1993)
Doug Stahl ...
 Super Destroyer #2 (20 episodes, 1993)
Joey Styles ...
 Himself (19 episodes, 1993-1997)
Lex Artese ...
 Unnamed ring attendant / ... (18 episodes, 1993)
Kevin Lawler ...
 Kevin Christian / ... (18 episodes, 1993)
Sherri Martel ...
 Herself (17 episodes, 1993)
Tigra ...
 Herself (17 episodes, 1993)
Joe Zanolle ...
 Himself (17 episodes, 1993)
Shane Douglas ...
 Himself (16 episodes, 1993-1997)
Doug Gilbert ...
 The Dark Patriot / ... (16 episodes, 1993)
Stephen C. Truitt ...
 Stevie Wonderful (16 episodes, 1993)
Larry Winters ...
 Himself / ... (16 episodes, 1993)
Peter Senerchia ...
 The Tazmaniac / ... (15 episodes, 1993-1997)
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After years of growing as a premiere independant wrestling federation under the guidance of Paul Heyman, the Philadelphia-based Extreme Championship Wrestling gained national television exposure on TNN. The show showcased their violent, hardcore matches and featured the color commentary of Joey Styles and Joel Gertner. Unfortunately, a bad Friday night time slot combined with a need to edit matches resulted in low ratings, and the WWF's RAW program moving to TNN was the final nail in the coffin. ECW closed its doors and ended the show in 2001. Written by Anonymous

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this is for children
30 August 2000 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

LOL certainly not! This isn't your daddy's wrestling as Paul Heyman likes to say. Paul Heyman had a vision in 1993 to start a promotion more hardcore, more violent, more aggressive then the big two, WWF & WCW. ECW Extreme Championship Wrestling. Slowly he worked his way up to a weekly show in a big network, pay per views, action figures, and video games. The stars of ECW: Tommy Dreamer, New Jack, Spike Dudley, Rhino, Justin Credible, Kid Kash, Yoshiro Tajiri, and especially the most athletic wrestler of all time Rob Van Damm along with others make up the current ECW roster, but other wrestlers such as, Jericho, Benoit, Foley, Funk, Sid, Mike Awesome, Lance Storm, and even Stone Cold have wrestled in ECW. ECW lives up to it's name Extreme! Using tables, chairs, spilling bloods, cussing, using guitars, cheese graders, diving off balconies, it doesn't get anymore extreme than ECW!


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