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Top 15 Worst Moments in ECW History

Extreme Champion Wrestling under Paul Heyman’s ownership closed up shop in early 2001. The brief WWE/ECW (WWECW) run ended in 2010, but unlike WCW, there are not a lot of fans who could say the company deserved to end. ECW was always peaking, always getting better and always giving fans what they wanted. Under WWE’s rule, that wasn't the case, but until the original ECW closed, the fans would always get more than they paid for.

Many fans still have a special place in their heart for ECW because a lot of their worst moments came from the WWE, but there were other instances where the original ECW simply went too far. ECW always bordered on dangerous (after all the “E” stands for Extreme) and that’s where you get some of the most careless incidents in wrestling history. Some of the worst ECW moments come from backstage antics as opposed to what happened in the ring.

Unlike the one and done attempt at putting WCW on Monday Night Raw, WWE had tried to catch lightning in a bottle for a second time with their version of ECW. Which makes this list is unique, in that there are moments from both the original and the WWECW runs. Whether it was poor taste, poor booking or just plain piss poor, here are the worst moments in ECW history.

15 Extreme Elimination Chamber

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14 Fire Incident

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13 Mike Awesome Leaves

12 Everybody Leaves

11 Getting a Network Slot

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10 Heyman Touching Money

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9 ECW Ends

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8 The Danbury Fall

7 Monster Mash Battle Royal

6 Batista vs. Big Show

5 RVD and Sabu Get Arrested

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4 Vince Wins the ECW Title

3 Sandman Crucified

2 The Mole

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1 Mass Transit

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If anyone ever wants to shut down a wrestling company, google ECW Mass Transit and follow suit. This story begins with an underage boy, Eric Kulas, claiming he knew how to wrestle. He would find his way onto an ECW show as D-Von Dudley’s partner against The Gangstas. Wanting to get some color, Kulas would ask New Jack to gig him, but Jack sliced him too hard and the little kid bled out all over the ring and had to be stretchered out of the arena. The kid and his dad would try to sue ECW and their first PPV, Barely Legal, was almost shut down. Luckily, Paul Heyman, the son of a lawyer put his litigious mind to work and convinced the courts of no wrong doing on ECW’s part. Still, the Mass Transit incident remains one of the worst moments in wrestling history.

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