On Sunday night’s Night of Champions, Rob Van Dam unearthed a move (The Van Terminator) on Alberto Del Rio that had the Michigan crowd on its feet and they started to chant letters that every wrestling fan was familiar with. Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was the most unique, innovative and influential wrestling promotion of the nineties. Led by mastermind Paul Heyman, they reinvented the wheel and threw everything you knew about this sports entertainment industry and spray-painted in with hardcore, low-budget violence that everyone fell in love with. ECW has had an abundance of unsung heroes (Mick Foley, Terry Funk, 2 Cold Scorpio and the Blue World Order, to name a few) and many of you may not agree with this list, yet when these names are mentioned you cannot help but shout out in unison a very loud E-C-W.

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