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A Look Back At: PWI Awards 1998

How did the PWI readers vote for the 1998 Achievement Awards? Lets find out! Read more

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Legends Of Extreme Season 1 Ep. 1 – The Early Years

Mike Johnson of PWInsider is the host of a series named Legends of Extreme that is produced under the Highspots banner. The idea of the series is to get a roundtable of former Extreme Championship Wrestling wrestlers and discuss various events that happened during the existence of ECW. As of November 2017 there has been two seasons produced and released.

I’ll be starting with season one, episode one. Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #34: PWI November 1997

What’s inside the magazine? Lets find out! Read more

Would You Go To This Show? Volume Twenty

For the first time in this series I’ve decided to look at three shows that took place on the same day. It was during the peak time to be a professional wrestling fan as ECW, WCW and WWF were all doing great numbers and providing memorable moments each week. I picked a random day and each company ran a show. So, now it is time to decide… Would You Go To This Show? Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #30: The Wrestler January 1997

Ted DiBiase sits down for a Q&A regarding his association with the New World Order. Hulk Hogan could buy WCW? The Undertaker may have lost Paul Bearer, but could that have been a good thing for his career? New Jack heads to ICW to battle Bruiser Bedlam, but what is more extreme, ECW or ICW? Also, Owen Hart and British Bulldog nearly had their team ruined, but battling in a singles match actually brought them closer. All this and much more inside the magazine! Read more

The Match #12: The Sandman Vs. Chris Candido

By April 1st, 2001, both World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling were out of business leaving a lot of top names wrestlers available for independent shows. In this case, former ECW/WCW wrestlers Sandman and Chris Candido appeared on a show for the wrestling company Legacy Wrestling Enterprises. The show took place on December 5th, 2002 and was held in Fort Worth, Texas. After looking up the company, it appears they had only one show, with this match about to be highlighted as their one and only main event in company history.

Well, there is a bit of a backstory for the match. I seem to recall a shoot interview with Chris Candido where he recalls the match with Sandman as being a complete disaster since they drove together to Texas from New Jersey. Along with Tammy Sytch, they were drunk and exhausted from the road prior to appearing on the show. So, with that in mind, this should be interesting to see how this plays out. Read more

Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (08/01/97)

With the Born To Be Wired supershow a little over a week away, things couldn’t be more turbulent in Extreme Championship Wrestling! Tonight in White Plains, New York, ECW’s latest chapter unfolds as “The Franchise” seeks to set the record straight once and for all with The Triple Threat. In tag team action, Rob Van Dam teams with the former ECW Heavyweight Champion, Sabu, to take on the current ECW Heavyweight Champion, The Sandman, and a partner of his choosing. As the tipping point is reached with Taz and Saturn, what’s next for them and the ECW Television Championship? All this and much more tonight!

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Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (07/24/97)

What a night it was in the Lost Battalion Hall for Extreme Championship Wrestling’s Heatwave 1997 supershow Queens, New York a few short nights ago! Did Rick Rude’s master plan work, or is Sabu still our ECW Heavyweight Champion? And as the four men did battle to the hot streets of Queens and back for the ECW Tag Team Championship, what team ended up on top? What is the status of Taz, Saturn, and the ECW Television Championship? Find out all this and much more tonight, as ECW Resurgence comes to you from Yonkers, New York!

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Before The Camera Rolls: Volume #1

Sometimes action is just for the live TV audience and not for everyone at home.

When it comes to professional wrestling television shows, fans are often provided television content ranging from one hour to three hours. Sometimes it is good programming and other times it’s dreadfully awful. Often times, fans in attendance are given dark matches that aren’t aired on television. Sometimes the matches are just a way to get the crowd riled up for the TV product for a better presentation.

There’s also times when the dark match is used as a tryout match for potential new wrestlers joining a company. That’s exactly what this series is all about. I’ll be looking at dark matches that have been uploaded onto YouTube. There will be several editions of this, similar to my WCW Worldwide 2000 series. Lets get this started. Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #22: PWI February 1995

Let’s take a look inside Pro Wrestling Illustrated February 1995, shall we? Read more