Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW (Paperback)

Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW By Scott E. Williams, George Tahinos (By (photographer)), Shane Douglas (Introduction by) Cover Image

Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW (Paperback)

By Scott E. Williams, George Tahinos (By (photographer)), Shane Douglas (Introduction by)

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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 ECW offers 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.
Scott E. Williams is an award-winning wrestling columnist and criminal justice reporter who has authored Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore and The Cowboy and the Cross: The Bill Watts Story.

Shane “The Franchise” Douglas began his professional wrestling career in 1982 and quickly became a fan favorite. In addition to his incredible success as a five-time World Champion wrestler, he also became the NWA World Heavyweight Champion in 1994.
Product Details ISBN: 9781613210413
ISBN-10: 1613210418
Publisher: Sports Publishing
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 272
Language: English