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The Rise & Fall of ECW (2004)

A documentary on the rise and fall of cult wrestling federation ECW

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Kevin Dunn

Writer:

Paul Heyman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abdullah the Butcher Abdullah the Butcher ... Abdullah the Butcher (archive footage)
Donna Adamo Donna Adamo ... Elektra (archive footage)
Bill Alfonso ... Bill Alfonso - Referee (archive footage)
Mike Alfonso ... Mike Awesome (archive footage)
Kurt Angle ... Kurt Angle (archive footage)
Afa Anoai ... Afa (archive footage)
Sika Anoai Sika Anoai ... Sika (archive footage)
Scotty Antol ... Scotty Anton (archive footage)
Bob Artese Bob Artese ... Bob Artese (archive footage)
Charles Ashenoff ... Konnan (archive footage)
Steve Austin ... Steve Austin (archive footage)
Nicole Bass ... Nicole Bass (archive footage)
Salvatore Bellomo Salvatore Bellomo ... 'Wildman' Sal Bellomo (archive footage)
Chris Benoit ... Chris Benoit (archive footage)
Alfonso Bermudez Alfonso Bermudez ... Dances with Dudley (archive footage)
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A documentary on the rise and fall of cult wrestling federation ECW

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Taglines:

E-C-W! E-C-W! E-C-W a chant still heard in arenas around the world.

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Documentary | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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WWE Home Video See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Raven's Nest crucifying the Sandman took place at "ECW High Incident" on October 26, 1996. The show was released on home video, though the crucifixion was not included, and the footage went unseen until it was included here. See more »

Goofs

Trisa Hayes (Beulah McGillicutty) had posed for Penthouse Magazine sometime prior to arriving in ECW. However, because of WWE's business relationship with Playboy at the time of this DVD, Tommy Dreamer had to say that she was a Playboy Playmate. For the record, Tommy Dreamer, real name Thomas Laughlin, is married to Trisa Hayes in real life. Yes, WWE made Dreamer lie about what magazine his wife had appeared in prior to her ECW debut. See more »

Quotes

Ron Buffone: ECW was counterculture, it was... cutting-edge, it was fan-oriented, we wanted it to look more like a reality-based product where, you know, all of a sudden, the spot happens, you run around the corner, and you catch it at, you know, more excitement.
Paul Heyman: There was no way to compete with the production values that Ted Turner or Vince McMahon could afford. They had million dollar, multi-million dollar budgets! We didn't! We had a very simple philosophy when it came to our wrestlers: accentuate the ...
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Features ECW Gangstas Paradise (1995) See more »

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Best Wrestling DVD I Have Ever Watched.....
13 January 2005 | by demonbasketball04See all my reviews

Simply put, I absolutely LLOOVVEEDD it! this DVD was worth the time it took to track one down on eBay, as its sold out everywhere I've looked. This disc didn't prove ECW justice though, as nothing short of being there during it's prime would, but it comes damn near close!! It includes about 90% of the greatest moments in ECW history, but including every moment is an endless, impossible task. If you happen to come across it in stores, don't pass up the opportunity to purchase this excellent, historic DVD. In my eyes, this was the greatest wrestling DVD I have ever bought/watched, and my collection (1985-Present) is well into the hundreds!!! This has to be a must for any wrestling fan, past or present, young or even old. It's just that damn good!!!


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