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The Rise & Fall of ECW (2004)

A documentary on the rise and fall of cult wrestling federation ECW


Kevin Dunn


Paul Heyman




Credited cast:
Abdullah the Butcher ... Abdullah the Butcher (archive footage)
Donna Adamo Donna Adamo ... Elektra (archive footage)
Bill Alfonso ... Bill Alfonso - Referee (archive footage)
Mike Alfonso ... Mike Awesome (archive footage)
Kurt Angle ... Kurt Angle (archive footage)
Afa Anoai ... Afa (archive footage)
Sika Anoai Sika Anoai ... Sika (archive footage)
Scotty Antol ... Scotty Anton (archive footage)
Bob Artese Bob Artese ... Bob Artese (archive footage)
Charles Ashenoff ... Konnan (archive footage)
Steve Austin ... Steve Austin (archive footage)
Nicole Bass ... Nicole Bass (archive footage)
Salvatore Bellomo Salvatore Bellomo ... 'Wildman' Sal Bellomo (archive footage)
Chris Benoit ... Chris Benoit (archive footage)
Alfonso Bermudez Alfonso Bermudez ... Dances with Dudley (archive footage)


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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WWE altered elements of the story to fit their version of wrestling history. See more »


Trisa Hayes (Beulah McGillicutty) had posed for Penthouse Magazine sometime prior to arriving in ECW. However, because of WWE's business relationship with Playboy at the time of this DVD, Tommy Dreamer had to say that she was a Playboy Playmate. For the record, Tommy Dreamer, real name Thomas Laughlin, is married to Trisa Hayes in real life. Yes, WWE made Dreamer lie about what magazine his wife had appeared in prior to her ECW debut. See more »


Bubba Ray Dudley: Paul E., to me, was the David Koresh of pro wrestling. He could talk his way into making you believe that... great things were gonna happen, and great things did happen. But Paul E. always made the grass seem greener.
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References ECW Wrestling TNN (1999) See more »

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an awesome documentary
6 January 2005 | by ashit_chaudharySee all my reviews

why should I but this DVD, do I hear that!!?!! Forget the matches, to me that was added bonus, what made me order the DVD is the plain fact that it has a 3 hour documentary on the history of the most revolutionary wrestling company ever!! You would be taken behind the scenes by the man himself- Paul Heyamn, along with some of the icons of ECW RVD, Tommy Dreamer, Dudley Boys, Tazz etc. Though Sandman, Sabu & Shane Douglas's inclusion would have been great, but it in now way diminishes the effect of the DVD on new wrestling fans who never were able to watch ECW. WWE has left no stone unturned when they set out to recapture the awe & inspiration that ECW demanded from their fans.Hats off to WWE for that. A great buy for any wrestling fan, no matter how old or how young he might be!!

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16 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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