If you saw the Hardcore Justice pay per view and didn’t like it well, you just didn’t get it. ECW was known as the “little engine”that could amongst many wrestling circles in the mid nineties and the old Philadelphia based company had a little gas left in its engine.
If Vince McMahon had his way the company would have been dead long ago, but Vince can’t control what wrestling fans want, and ECW fans wanted one more night. TNA Wrestling and Dixie Carter gave ECW the proper send off it deserved.
The WWE did its best to make sure the ECW flag would never fly again. Legally TNA could not use the term “ECW”because the WWE owns the name. Legally TNA could not use some character names like “The Blue Meanie”or “Balls Mahoney”because the WWE owns those likenesses. That didn’t stop TNA/ECW fans from using them. In fact chants of “Vince can’t stop this”and “F*c# you Vince!”were screamed throughout the pay per view and the Impact Zone. Once again ECW was the little engine that could.
The double main event stole the show. Raven and Tommy Dreamer ended one of the most intriguing feuds in wrestling history last night. Dreamer gave his all as always and Raven really stepped it up a notch. Blood, sweat, and tears would be an understatement for that match. In typical Dreamer fashion he received stitches after the match. Raven walked away victorious but it didn’t matter. The match lived up to the hype which is something that rarely happens in today’s wrestling environment.
Unfortunately Jerry Lynn could not make the pay per view due to a serious injury. There couldn’t have been a better replacement for Lynn than Sabu. Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu from last night was a match that honestly could be up for match of the year. Sabu looked as if he hadn’t skipped a beat. Rob Van Dam as always put on a great show but even he stepped it up last night. This was a classic match in modern times. A hug in the middle of the ring between the two performers was a perfect ending to this long standing feud.
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