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The Rise & Fall of ECW (2004)

TV-MA  |  Video  |   |  Documentary, Sport  |  16 November 2004 (USA)
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Afa Anoai ...
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Sika Anoai ...
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Scotty Antol ...
Scotty Anton (archive footage)
Bob Artese ...
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Charles Ashenoff ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Nicole Bass ...
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A documentary on the rise and fall of cult wrestling federation ECW

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E-C-W! E-C-W! E-C-W a chant still heard in arenas around the world.

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Twisted to fit wwe's version of the history of pro wrestling omits a lot pro wrestlers serious injuries including numerous concussions See more »

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Mick Foley: I believe, uh, Paul E. is one of the- one of the greatest minds in the history of wrestling.
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Referenced in WWF Raw: Episode #12.47 (2004) See more »

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19 March 2005 | by (Duncan, OK) – See all my reviews

I am extremely happy with this 2-disc DVD set. The matches are great for those who aren't familiar with ECW's style and work ethic, but it's the near three hour documentary that makes it all worth it. The interviews are great, and it's fun to see the workers' opinions versus Paul's. You really see a great mind at work when Paul E. speaks. The history is covered well, including touching briefly on the "Mass Transit" incident. I love how this feature is rated MA and they leave the language and content untouched (except for things that were already edited for television). This keeps the ECW feeling going. A LOT of ground is covered and I learned a lot of things I didn't know. My favorite aspect is how many of the top workers are covered in individual segments, and also many of the bigger story lines are covered. There are touching moments during the documentary that will bring a tear to your eye, but mostly you'll just laugh your ass off. (The only real gripe I have with the set is that they don't include the extremely short Beulah vs Fonzy match that Paul E. raves about. I would've enjoy seeing this whole match, and don't see why it isn't there since it wouldn't take up much room.) This set is a must for any fan of WRESTLING, not SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT. Sure, it's not Puro, but it's the best America had to offer. Man...I miss ECW.


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