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davephlegmball
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Wow, I didn't realize Mike Awesome had been in ECW that long ago. And did Samoa Joe buy Donnie Allen's tights when Allen was done with them?

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I thought they got better as time went on. That was kind of when they first started to pick up steam
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I thought so too. The angles in the first few years of ECW were better. However I enjoy rewatching the post 97 stuff more these days. Outside of a handful of guys (mostly guys passing through on short stints) the pre 98 work was the chocolate rain and almost unwatchable today. After 97 they still had horrible no talents like New Jack and Sandman, but they were in smaller doses. They also had a ton of fun exciting workers that were having good matches. RVD, Lynn, Crazy, Tajiri, Awesome, Tanaka, Guido, ect.
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I'd say 1995 (and maybe 1996) was "ECW at its best."

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I'd agree with the '95-'96
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Also, need to take into consideration the alternative ECW was presenting to WWF and WCW in 1995 and 1996. I was a big fan but didn't appreciate at the time that my level of interest had already piqued before the time they got on PPV in 1997.
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If I had to pick one year, definitely 1995 but more broadly, from the time Shane threw the NWA belt into the trash until the Barely Legal PPV was pretty strong.
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Wow. Liked the montage video of Awesome set to 'Dive' by Nirvana.

Also, Dick Gregory would have made a great wrestling manager. Did anyone ever get around to trying that Bahamian Diet?

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Dick Gregory--lol!

I forget--is the ICOPRO commercial in the mix? That one guy in the commercial looked like he could have used piano-wire for dental floss.

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EC Dub

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ECW was special to some.

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Video unavailable, aargh.
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Was cool while it lasted.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tatsuya:
If I had to pick one year, definitely 1995 but more broadly, from the time Shane threw the NWA belt into the trash until the Barely Legal PPV was pretty strong.

This. I'll even say up until the end of 97 was when I consider ECW at its best. I feel the rails started to come off towards the end of 97. I liked the Dreamer/Lawler feud but that reign of Shane Douglas that started at the end of 97 really hurt the company IMO because he was injured for what seemed like the entire year of 1998. I don't remember how long it actually was but it seemed like forever. I liked the World title situation in 97 before that though. Funk, Sabu, Shane and Bam Bam. The "Born to be Wired" match made ECW special (even though I didn't watch the full match until a few years ago). But yeah once Bam Bam lost to Shane, I feel like it hit a wall and never recovered.
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