Saturday, June 11, 2016
How TNA is like ECW
It's unfortunate that ECW closed down but hardcore wrestling has not stopped. Whenever i watch TNA IMPACT! or almost any hardcore match at TNA, i sometimes get this feeling that the spirit ECW still lives on in that promotion and others have felt the same too. ECW was known for not just hardcore wrestling, but it's characters, storylines, sub-culture, and much more. TNA has certainly evolved hardcore wrestling matches with the introduction of thumbtacks, chains, ladders, tables, barbed wire, and more. Nevertheless, TNA fans in some matches have been chanting "ECW! ECW! ECW!" There was one incident where fans tried to recreate ECW's "the day it rained chairs" incident in TNA's ring!
TNA has some of the most brutal matches for a small company and may just carry on the ECW legacy onto future generations of wrestling fans.