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The Rise & Fall of ECW (2004)

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

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Kevin Dunn

Writer:

Paul Heyman
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Credited cast:
Abdullah the Butcher 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)
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A documentary on the rise and fall of cult wrestling federation ECW

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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WWE Home Video See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Raven's Nest crucifying the Sandman took place at "ECW High Incident" on October 26, 1996. The show was released on home video, though the crucifixion was not included, and the footage went unseen until it was included here. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Tommy Dreamer: If you watch early ECW, Paul Heyman was pissed off and hell-bent to... take down WCW. I believe when Paul had left WCW, he was actually supposed to come here and wr... do the whole Paul E. Dangerously in WWE. But he was just waiting, and then he started with the whole ECW thing. Paul had painted Eric Bischoff and WCW as... the most vile people and organization that you could ever, ever work for. You were joining the Taliban if you went and joined up with WCW and Eric Bischoff. Eric Bischoff was...
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Features ECW Living Dangerously '98 (1998) See more »

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E-C-DUB! E-C-DUB! A Chant That Will Forever Echo In Our Minds.
7 January 2005 | by XietyTheDeitySee all my reviews

We've Waited For It For Ages, Folks. And The WWE Did NOT Disappoint Us. This Is A Four Or So Hour Documentary Of ECW. If You're Not A Fan Of ECW To Begin With, Don't Start Here. This Is Pretty Much For The Loyal, Rabid Fanbase. This DVD Covers Just About Every Era Of ECW, From NWA: Eastern Championship Wrestling, To The Final Show Of Extreme Championship Wrestling.

Interviewees Include, But Are Not Limited To: Paul Heyman, Stevie Richards, Tommy Dreamer, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, And Eddie Guerrero.

Matches On Disc 2 Include: The Pitbulls Vs Raven And Stevie Richards, 2 Out Of 3 Falls Dog Collar Match For The ECW World Tag Team Title.

Rey Mysterio Jr Vs. Psicosis, 2 Out Of 3 Falls Grudge Match.

Mikey Whipwreck Vs The Sandman, Ladder Match For The ECW World Title.

2 Cold Scorpio Vs Sabu, ECW Television Title Match.

Tommy Dreamer Vs Raven, Grudge Match. Alternate Commentary By The Coach And Tommy Dreamer.

Tazz Vs Bam Bam Bigelow, For The ECW Television Title. Alternate Commentary By Michael Cole And Tazz.

Rob Van Dam Vs. Jerry Lynn, Grudge Match For The ECW Television Title. Alternate Commentary By The Coach And Rob Van Dam.

Basically, Here It Is: This Is The Single Best DVD The WWE Has Ever Put Out. It Is A MUST Buy For The Loyal ECW Fan.

10/10.


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