Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka
Rewatching the excellent Barbed Wire City documentary a few days ago - this quote from New Jack stood out to me. People always talk in a quite light hearted way about Paul Heyman’s infamous silver tongue and how he rallied the troops of ECW with motivational talks and endlessly dangling carrots - but knowing what we know now about ECW, and it’s effect on the performers, should Heyman be judged more harshly for promising success to wrestlers who brutalised themselves often for literally no money?
I took a look at the latest retelling of the ECW story. This one however was a lot more brutal, and a lot more honest than you might expect. Read the review!
The ECW Championship That Never Was
Personally, I was a fan of the big silver belt. The old ECW title was an abomination and the big gold belt is perhaps the best looking belt ever made, so why not take after it when rebooting ECW? I really liked the firey eagle and how it was incorporated into the intro of the show. Maybe it’s a good thing they stuck with the silver before abandoning the ECW brand and title altogether (along with final champion Ezekiel Jackson), but I like this colorful red and gold fan design.
7 days and $88 dollars later, this is my PWG collection. Steen Wolf and Astonishing X-Mas were bought together. The next days I bought Beyond The Thunderdome, Uncanny Xmas, Ernest P. Worrel Memorial, Steen Spirit, After School Special, Kee_ The _ee Out of Our _ool! and Battle of Los Angeles 2011. As an added bonus for my HUGE order, I was offered ECW Dean Malenko Eddie Guerrero and the ECW TV Title for $10 off, which added up to $5 for that DVD, so I put that into my purchase. This is only the beginning of my PWG collection. Much more to come! Thanks to the great BarryLad for getting me hooked.
THAT’S PRETTY HYPE! You gotta get you some more 2011-2012 next! :) But give your wallet a break for now. :P
SATURDAYSUNDAY! Wrestler(s) of the Day: The Dudley Boyz
GET THE TABLES!!
By FARRR the most requested Tag Team I’ve had makes their appearance! Sorry about the delay, I was pretty sick yesterday, hope it was worth the wait!
To everyone that follows me that also frequents /r/SquaredCircle on Reddit, I won’t be posting these there anymore. That’s a place where I go to relax and read about wrestling and I don’t like the dissension that these have caused there. Some people are really sick of seeing them everyday and I get that, so I’m sticking to posting here and 123Wrestling. If you don’t have tumblr, I will always update my Twitter when I post something new. I’ll post something on Squared Circle if it comes up, but I won’t make a whole thing about it.
See everybody tomorrow!
Wrestler of the Day, Cactus Jack.
Today is the first of the FRIDAY FACES OF FOLEY, which means Mick will have 4 portraits show up here, not necessarily every week but always on a Friday. Today is the most violent and revered of Foley’s persona’s, Cactus Jack.
Mick is one of my legit FAVORITE PEOPLE in the WORLD. So I could probably draw him exactly one million times. Hope you guys like it! Have an awesome weekend, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a brand new tag team.