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Author Loverro, Thom.

Title The rise & fall of ECW : Extreme Championship Wrestling / Thom Loverro with Paul Heyman, Tazz & Tommy Dreamer.

Publication Info. New York : Pocket Books, [2006]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  796.812 LOV    DUE 12-12-19
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  796.812 LOV    AVAILABLE
 Streator PL Second Floor - SRBB-3  796.812 LOV    AVAILABLE
Edition Pocket Books hardcover edition.
Description viii, 264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary Independent wrestling promotions were once the norm. However, with the rise of World Wrestling franchises, the possibility of an independent succeeding grew faint. When Eastern Championship Wrestling, based in a warehouse in Philadelphia, hired a brash New Yorker, Paul Heyman, he created a company that dared to push the boundaries of sports entertainment. Rather than relying on local talent and down-and-out veterans, he created new characters and story lines. In the matches, ECW broke even farther from the mainstream: tables, ladders, barbed wire, and even frying pans were used with abandon. Wrestlers put their bodies on the line, taking ever greater risks, daring to jump, leap, and fall from places never tried before. For nearly a decade, with a reckless, brutal, death-defying, and often bloody style, ECW became the stuff of legend. Extensive interviews reveal what made this upstart company great--and what ultimately led to its demise.--From publisher description.
Subject Extreme Championship Wrestling -- History.
Wrestling -- History.
Wrestlers -- History.
Added Author Heyman, Paul.
Tommy Dreamer.
Added Title Rise and fall of ECW
Extreme Championship Wrestling
Rise and fall of Extreme Championship Wrestling
ISBN 1416510583
Standard No. 9781416510581 (hardcover) 52600

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