Thank you to Tom Misnik for his help and approval to link to the Wayback/Archive of relevant pages which still exist for ECWnews.com — a fan run website which had several exclusive interviews, TV show and PPV recaps, TV listings, and more. It preceded and then ran concurrently with this website (ECWwrestling.com) during the second half of ECW’s tenure.
Here is the wording from the “Staff” page of the December 2000 archive/snapshot from that website:
By: BJ Leiby
Hello and welcome to ECWNEWS.com, the now premiere source for ECW News and Views on the Internet. I, BJ Leiby, would like to formerly welcome you to this site and hope this will be your first of many visits here to get all of the latest on ECW.
More then 2 years ago, on basically a whim, I started the ECW Newsletter with the sole purpose of creating a place where ECW fans could get anything and everything that they wanted to know about ECW in on place. No need for searching countless websites and reading pages of newsletters, the ECW Newsletter made it possible for fans to catch up on news, read the TV report, see what happened at last weeks house shows, find out when ECW was coming to their area, get the dates for the next Arena show, check out the official word from our columnists, and stop by some of the wrestlers websites all in one stop. It was a huge success and the ECW Newsletter soared to heights that I never could have anticipated.
Now, 2 years later, change is once again the name of the game. With the world of wrestling fans focusing in on the Internet, it is only fitting that the ECW Newsletter carve its niche into this expanding medium. ECWNEWS.com is The ECW Newsletter on the Internet. The best in ECW coverage in one place, now just a web click away. Better yet, ECWNEWS.com will serve the fans in ways that the ECW Newsletter never could. Daily updates with news as it happens, more expanded views from fans and columnists alike, Results as they happen, exclusive interviews with wrestlers, and most important of all…anything you want to know about ECW right at your finger tips.
This is a whole new world were exploring, but if you know the ECW Newsletter, you know that when we guarantee the best coverage on the Net…you know you will get it. With myself, Tom Misnik and Todd Daigler leading the way, we promise to give you information like you never believed to be possible from one place on the Web. Our entire staff is excellent at what they do and you can put your trust in us. Come along for the ride and join us in the online revolution.
by: Tom Misnik
Hello Everyone- and welcome to ECWNEWS.com. What an idea, the first Internet Newsletter to be constantly updated with late breaking information, news, exclusive interviews and previews and more. No waiting for issues to come out, no more having to wade through information you. re not interested in seeing that day, just click and you. re there.
No muss, no fuss, its a beautiful thing.
As is the case with every good website, we want to make it as friendly for you, the fans out there reading this and welcome any input you might have to make this one of the best sites out there and your one stop spot for ECW News ( well other than ECWWrestling.com)
I. d like to thank the tireless efforts of my co-horts on the newsletter, Todd Daigler and BJ Leiby in getting this thing together plus everyone else out there who offered input. Big thanks to Chris Powell who. s pics from the ECW Arena will be gracing our multimedia area. Major props to David FJ and his site for helping us tie up a few loose
ends with some aspects of the . dot com. .
Finally and most importantly, I would like to dedicate this site to the King of Harts, Owen Hart and all of the superstars taken from us all too soon. God must have one hell of a pay per view going on up with Owen, Brian Pillman, Rick Rude, Louie Spicolli among too too many others and my mom watching it all in the front row.
Thanks for stopping by and joining the Online Revolution.https://web.archive.org/web/20001219083800/http://www.ecwnews.com/intro.htm
This button will take you to the Archive/Wayback snapshot of the site’s home page from around the same time:
This image is from the staff photos page. The Wayback/Archive doesn’t have other photos from that page properly indexed, but they will be added if provided by Tom or other ECWnews.com staff alumni.
Frank Romeo, Todd Daigler, BJ Leiby, and Tom Misnik
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