Franchise throws down NWA title (August 27, 1994)

On August 27, 1994, one of the most controversial and talked about moments in professional wrestling took place, when ECW Heavyweight champion Shane Douglas threw down the NWA World Heavyweight Title, moments after winning it in a tournament final. Tod Gordon was a Philadelphia jewelry store owner who started NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling in 1992. Not far away from ECW’s home-base of Philadelphia […]

Austin 3:16 is Born (June 23, 1996)

The King of the Ring was one of the most prestigious pay-per-views on the WWF calendar. The purpose of the tournament was to crown a new star for the company, and there is arguably been no more memorable winner of King of the Ring than “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. His meteoric┬árise, which had been simmering for some time after casting […]

Awesome v Taz(z) (April 14, 2000)

The Monday Night War was an interesting and entertaining time in professional wrestling. The epic war between the WWF and WCW was exciting from week-to-week, largely because you never knew what the hell was going to happen. But it’s important to note how much impact the war had on Extreme Championship Wrestling, a smaller company struggling to stay alive among these […]