Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
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Re: When to start watching ECW
Start with January 1995 when Raven debuted, as that started one of the best storylines in wrestling. At this time, Dreamer was still yet to gain his beloved babyface status in ECW and it was the early months of this feud (namely, the Beulah debut) that really got him over.
And whatever you do, make sure you can see Heatwave 1995, with Scorpio/Malenko vs. Taz/Eddie Guerrero, one of my favorite matches of all time.
Also, some brutal Sandman/Foley matches, Mysterio/Psychosis, early exposure to the Stone Cold gimmick, the controversy surrounding Sabu, the Steiner Brothers and a pretty decent tag team division.
In 1996, it gets even better.