Hardcore History

Hardcore History

The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW

eBook - 2011
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Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was one extreme contradiction piled on top of another. It was an incredibly influential company in the world of professional wrestling during the 1990s, yet it was never profitable. It portrayed itself as the ultimate in anti-authority rebellion, but its leadership was working covertly with the two wrestling giants, the WWF and WCW. Most of all, it blurred the line between real life and the fantasy world of professional wrestling like no other company before it, and many of those who thought they were conning others ended up being victims of the ultimate con. Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECWoffers a frank, balanced look at the evolution of the company, starting even before its early days as a Philadelphia-area independent group called Eastern Championship Wrestling and extending past the death of Extreme Championship Wrestling in 2001. Writer Scott E. Williams has pored through records and conducted dozens of interviews with fans, company officials, business partners, and the wrestlers themselves to bring you the most balanced account possible of this bizarre company.
Publisher: New York : Sports Pub., [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781613210413
1613210418
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) :,color illustrations.

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babyfacefire Feb 07, 2013

ECW sucked.

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