Hey there, Bleachers—I'm back, and this is "Celebrating Wrestling." I see B/R has been rebooted since my last visit back in February. Anyway, I'm here to take you all on a trip down memory lane. Back when the WWE cared about its 18-plus demographic.
Yes, the time the WWE had ECW, from June of 2006 to February of 2010.
I was originally planning a top 100 list with the original ECW and WWECW moments combined, but having anything from the WWECW outranking an original moment feels wrong. So I brought to you WWECW's top 50 moments.
Any original fan of ECW can agree that the WWE's incarnation of ECW was truly horrible. It was the corporate power milking the extreme cow. Sadly, the ECW format was never meant for the WWE. Vince McMahon's outfit was on a family-friendly plan, and ECW's ideal of blood, guts and gore was simply too much for WWE.
It was generally the fans that suffered. We were treated to watered-down extreme matches, original wrestlers being released and Mike Adamle.
But that one-hour show that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel (which later became "Syfy") did do some good, and even I'm surprised I was able to list 50 of them. So relax and enjoy my list of the 50 greatest moments of WWE's Extreme Championship Wrestling.