Heyman speaks to WWE.com about Shane Douglas and transforming ECW in the 1990’s.
We were the only non-WWE, WCW, AWA promotion building its own stars. We were riding this wave of momentum. Admittedly, my sights were not set on anything regional. The name “Eastern” did not brand our product. I wanted a global branding for our unique form of sports-entertainment. The only way to describe the vision we were implementing was the word “Extreme.” I didn’t like “Hardcore,” because it was limiting. I didn’t like “Eastern,” because it was regional. “Extreme” is a global branding word. And I could keep the letters!
Storm is a guest on The Art of Wrestling to discuss his wrestling career and his serious guy gimmick.
Everyone knows me as me. I’m the guy who never smiles and never has fun. A lot of my serious nature comes from being somewhat shy and reserved. The longer people get to know me, the more I get out of my shell and they all claim to be the one who got me out of my shell.
Van Dam talks to Shining Wizards about his time in WWE, ECW and TNA.
I am sure there was a reason. I don’t know why I wasn’t booked on the 1st ECW PPV. It wasn’t my job to make the matches. That was Paul Heyman’s. I am sure when he put the card together, he had a reason for not putting me on it, and I took offense to it. So I entertained the first offer that Eric Bischoff put on the table to go to WCW.
Dreamer is a guest on The Art of Wrestling to discuss ECW and early memories of wrestling.
We’re in the sleet and cold and here comes Bob Backlund. He’s got all his stuff on and here comes seven people for autographs. Then he told me something I’d never forget, “I’ll get ya next time, kid.” Then he got in the car and drove off. I got in my car and cried because my hero ditched me.
Jericho defeats Pitbull 2 for the ECW television championship. This is Jericho’s first televised American wrestling championship.
ECW was the first time I really had a job nationally in the states and it was a real almost like cult atmosphere in the way that people treated it as fans and the way the wrestlers treated it just being part of the company. Everybody was really dedicated to it and they really gave 100 percent in their belief to the company and to their matches. It didn’t matter if there were 300 people there or 200 people there, the show was always quality and it was an almost Japanese style of wrestling in the fact that the matches were very hard hitting.