29 years ago today, on April 6 1993, the first episode of Eastern Championship Wrestling’s television program aired on SportsChannel Philadelphia. We found a terrific article written by David Taub in 2018 titled “Hardcore Wrestling: It All Started with ECW 25 Years Ago”. Please check out the full article here:
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The article covers a lot of topics from the early days of ECW, then known as Eastern Championship Wrestling (also referred to as NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling). There are many names which hardcore ECW fans may only briefly know, and there are names which many ECW fans didn’t know who were responsible for putting together the first-ever TV shows.
Some of those names include: