REWIND-A-WAI #75: ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/11/24/rewind-a-wai-75-ecw-anarchy-rulz-1999/

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999 featuring Taz vs. Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.

ECW’s first PPV following its national debut on TNN attracted its largest attendance in history (over 6,000 fans in Villa Park, IL). We discuss an emotional sendoff to longtime champion Taz, the coronation of Mike Awesome as the new ECW champion, the continued poor aging of ECW crowd chants, as well as standout matches involving Jerry Lynn, Lance Storm, Tajiri and Super Crazy.

Plus, your feedback from the POST Wrestling Forum.

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

Watch ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999 on WWE Network (account required): https://watch.wwe.com/episode/ECW-Anarchy-Rulz-1999-10280

ECW Anarchy Rulz
Sunday, September 19, 1999
Villa Park, IL
Odeum Expo Center

*ECW World Television Title: Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Balls Mahoney
*ECW World Tag Team Titles: Raven & Tommy Dreamer (c) vs. Rhino & Steve Corino
*ECW World Heavyweight Title: Taz (c) vs. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka
*Sabu vs. Justin Credible
*Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Super Crazy vs. Little Guido
*Chris Chetti & Nova vs. Simon Diamond & Tony DeVito
*Jazz vs. The Prodigy
*Lance Storm vs. Jerry Lynn

Photo Courtesy: WWE

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I vaguely remember watching this show fifteen years ago or so.

Regarding the movies at the time, Mystery Men may have come out the same time as The Sixth Sense, but didn’t have the same drawing power obviously (though I liked it). Fight Club was an October release, so Joe was off by a month.

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