Today in Pro Wrestling History: On January 13, 2001, Extreme Championship Wrestling held its final event at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, marking the end of an era in professional wrestling.
In what was a poignant and symbolic moment, Justin Credible and Sandman, two of ECW’s main event performers, shared a hug at the end of their match, signaling the unofficial farewell.
Today In Pro Wrestling History (Jan 13): ECW Goes Down Chugging
The atmosphere in the crowd was electric and emotionally charged as the wrestlers and fans acknowledged the conclusion of ECW’s storied journey.
As the event wrapped up, ECW’s locker room emptied into the ring, where Tommy Dreamer and Sandman led a heartfelt thank you to the fans. The wrestlers celebrated with beers, sharing this last moment with the audience that had supported them through the years.
ECW, grappling with financial challenges, eventually filed for bankruptcy on April 4, 2001, shortly after WrestleMania X-Seven. The company’s assets were later acquired by World Wrestling Entertainment.
In a previous event at The Elks Lodge in Queens, NY, on December 15, 2000, The Dudley Boyz made a return appearance, contributing to ECW’s memorable sendoff.
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