Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 261 pages
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Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was one extreme contradiction on top of another. An incredibly influentialbut never profitablecompany in the world of professional wrestling in the 1990s, it portrayed itself as the ultimate in anti-authority rebellion, but its leadership was working covertly with the World Wrestling Federation and the World Championship Wrestling. Most of all, it blurred the line between reality and the fantasy world of professional wrestling.
Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW offers a frank, balanced look at the evolution of ECW starting before its early days as a Philadelphia-area independent group and extending past its death in 2001. Featuring dozens of interviews with fans, officials, business partners, and the wrestlers themselves, this is a very balanced account of this bizarre companyand it s sure to be extremely controversial for fans and critics of ECW, and wrestling, alike.
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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.

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