Terry Funk is 73-years old. He has retired countless times throughout his career and recently he had been hospitalized due to health concerns. Longtime friend and a man who considers Funk to be a father figure, Tommy Dreamer, at one point shared his concerns for Funk and his health. Some fans were worried the worse when it came to The Funkster and his health.
Apparently, Big Time Wrestling thought Terry Funk was healthy enough to promote his return to independent wrestling this past September in the Carolinas. Funk teamed with the Rock N’ Roll Express to take on Jerry Lawler, Brian Christopher and Doug Gilbert in a heavily promoted match and a match people anticipated it would be wild and crazy contest. Read more
Shane Douglas, Terry Funk, The Sandman, a ladder match and a clown? Check it out! Read more
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!
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!
With Extreme Championship Wrestling Heatwave 1997 only two days away, what effect will “Ravishing” Rick Rude’s client, the returning Sandman, have on our ECW Heavyweight Champion? And as tensions between Saturn and Taz boil over, what will ECW officials schedule for Heatwave to resolve this conflict? Will The Gangstas be blindsided again by the ECW Tag Team Champions before they challenge them in two days time? All these questions and more will be answered! Now your grab as seat, the venue is filling up fast here in Hackensack, New Jersey!
After a surprising assault on the ECW Heavyweight Champion, Sabu, how will “Ravishing” Rick Rude protect himself from the fuming champion? Will we meet his mysterious client tonight in Toms River, New Jersey? After hearing from the ECW Tag Team Champions last week, will they make good on their threats made to The Gangstas who have stolen their gold? On top of appearances by Bam Bam Bigelow, Rob Van Dam, and The Dudleys, all these questions and more will be answered on this episode of Extreme Championship Wrestling Resurgence!
With an Orgy of Violence behind Extreme Championship Wrestling, what is next for the ECW Heavyweight Champion, Sabu? Will Rick Rude’s client appear tonight to formally challenge him for the title at Heatwave on July 19th? Who is the ECW Television Champion? Was Taz able to make Saturn tap out in five minutes or less? All these questions and more will be answered as well as appearances from PG-187, Danny Doring, and The Prime Time Killers will be made! Head in to read how the next chapter of EXTREME will unfold from Scranton, Pennsylvania!
It’s the eighth installment looking back the PWI 500 magazines that have become a popular publication over the years. 1998 saw the WWF get a lead in the ratings war, while WCW was still highly popular. ECW continued to grow throughout the year, as well.
Unlike last year, the number one ranked wrestler is a toss up between a WCW wrestler and a WWF wrestler. There isn’t controversy attached to this years ranking.
Reminder, I don’t look at every wrestler in the magazine, but a full list of the rankings can be found HERE.
The grading period was from August 1st 1997 to August 31st, 1998. Read more
The fifteenth edition of the series highlights the September ’97 Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine. Lets take a look. Read more
Inside this edition of the Wrestler, there is focus on Bunkhouse Buck, Owen Hart is examined, The experts believe that Diesel should wrestle Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam, a look at the Undertaker having two bodies but one soul. Also, Cactus Jack isn’t afraid to lose more body parts.
Lets take a look at the October ’94 edition of the Wrestler magazine! Read more