ECW Secedes from the NWA as Shane Douglas Denounces NWA Title (1994)

HOLY CRAP!! That happened TWENTY YEARS AGO, YESTERDAY!!!!

In 1994, after World Championship Wrestling (WCW) withdrew from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), their Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) territory became the most televised wrestling show within the entire NWA.   Due to this, the tournament for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship was held in ECW’s home territory in Philadelphia, PA on August 27, 1994. After feeling like they were under the thumb of the power plays and unfair politics from the NWA board and officials, ECW began contemplating a plan to secede from the NWA in a controversial and public manner that would attract wide attention to ECW and insult the NWA organization as a final act of defiance.  Check out the rest of the story and the video of the “Birth of Extreme” incident below. Continue reading “ECW Secedes from the NWA as Shane Douglas Denounces NWA Title (1994)”

Cactus Jack vs. Big Van Vader, a.k.a., the “How I Lost My Ear” Match

** channeling Ted Mosby**

Kids, back in 1994 in Munich, Germany, a match between Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) and Big Van Vader (Leon White) took place in on March 16th during the WCW European Tour.  The match is often regarded as one of the most infamous matches in professional wrestling history; known for its physical violence (which was very limited in WCW at the time), and as the match in which your Uncle Mick Foley lost his right ear.

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