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on 14 July 2006
First off, this is an enjoyable read. And it's an enjoyable fresh read if you haven't read Mick Foley's book and watched the Rise & Fall DVD. The writing is pretty unimaginative, and when you find yourself reading page after page of quotes from "Have a Nice Day" and the Rise & Fall DVD, it's a severe case of deja vu. Okay, so perhaps 30% of the interviews are original, but the rest are taken straight from what you've seen and read already. And sometimes it seems Loverro just pops some huge quotation in there for no good reason. No background to it, just copy and paste. If you know the history already you'll understand, but to others it may sound like a 10 year old kid high on too much sugar trying too tell everything at the same time! Fair enough, this review sounds a tiny bit negative, but as I said, if you like wrestling books (and especially if you're unfamiliar with the ECW) - buy it! Just overlook the fact that some of the photos are named laughably wrong (doesn't anyone proof read anymore?!).
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on 7 July 2006
A book that promised much due to it's offical status and easy access to 'Kool-Aid' brewer Paul Heyman and ECW heart Tommy Dreamer. Despite a few new relavations, silly spelling mistakes and historical errors prove to be the books undoing. True ECW fans should instead order John Lister's 'Turning The Tables' - the full story of the Extreme Revolution which is easily the best of the three ECW books currently on the market.
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on 17 February 2015
E-C-Dub, E-C-Dubbya or EC fkn dud as its followers named it Will forever own a part of 90's wrestling folklore, Yes for its violence but mainly for its ethos of un earthing talent and turning them into stars for WW(F)E of WCW. This is History itself. A must read in 2days cartoon wrestling era.
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on 5 July 2007
its not a bad book but they could have done without certain parts like who fought who on the ppvs and it came out after the one night stand ppv(2005). it would have been a better ending to find out how that happened and what it was like for the stars to be back in a ECW ring.
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on 21 January 2016
The book pretty much covers the same ground as the DVD does just with a few extra interviews so if you want the definitive story then you are better buying the DVD, however if you have not heard of the story then the book is a must read
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on 13 April 2014
Kept him out of mischief for a while. Great wrestling fan both WWE and TNA. Hard to source, Amazon is a great website for some unusual items that are not freely available to buy. Thanks
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on 15 February 2017
Brilliant book. Quick dispatch time
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on 1 September 2016
Perfect item. Great book.
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on 2 June 2007
This is a fairly basic summary of the history of ECW, that will be of little extra interest to those people who have seen the WWE's DVD on the subject (which it quotes continuously) and the Forever Hardcore DVD documentary.

The book gets several facts wrong, including frequent references to "Mike Nova" rather than "Mike Bucci" or simply "Nova". Furthermore, there is an obvious bias both towards the ECW product and WWE product that is not truly fair in terms of providing an objective analysis of the industry during the time period in question.

On the plus side, it's a weighty book that doesn't require much attention to go through.

Recommended to those people who have not seen the DVD documentaries. Otherwise, it's better to pass on it.
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on 12 September 2014
Great read
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