REWIND-A-WAI #51: ECW on TNN (Dec. 31, 1999)

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review ECW on TNN from December 31, 1999 headlined by Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome for the ECW Championship.

We discuss this 45min show’s fantastic line-up displaying two signature rivalries between Tanaka vs. Awesome and Super Crazy vs. Tajiri. Also, Raven faces Mikey Whipwreck as both men return following stints in WCW.

PLUS: Unprotected chairshots, WWE Network-edited theme music, how we spent our Y2K and more in this review.

This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Robert Brockie.

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Photo Courtesy: WWE

Friday, December 31, 1999
White Plains, New York
Westchester County Center

*ECW Championship: Masato Tanaka (c) vs. Mike Awesome
*Super Crazy vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri
*Raven vs. Mikey Whipwreck

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Such an awesome pick from @POSTmaster. I was huge fan of ECW on TNN and probably watched all these Friday night shows live as a 16 year old. No parties for me on Fridays. :sunglasses:

But saying that I didn’t watch this one live since I was attending the Y2K Tragically Hip concert at the ACC.


I regret not following ECW to TNN. I watched ECW off and on as it aired locally for me on a Philadelphia-area independent station (since under the ownership of Trinity Broadcasting Networks). This bein 1999, I had definitely limited my wrestling intake to WWF while also focusing on school, movies, and video games.

The music issue is pretty interesting to think about. In the days of ROH prior to even being on TV they had the wrestlers come out to legit songs. A main gripe was how the replacement music was awful. The Final Countdown for Bryan Danielson was a huge deal and suddenly it was gone. Would be fun to dig into that and see the cost and/or penalty for not getting permission.