TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 13th: ECW goes down chugging

DATELINE: JAN 13, 2001 – PINE BLUFF CONVENTION CENTER – PINE BLUFF, AR


Extreme Championship Wrestling holds their final event.

In a symbolic gesture, main event performers Justin Credible and Sandman hugged at the conclusion of their match. The ECW crowd became raucous, and the official goodbye was under way. Soon, the locker room came out, and Tommy Dreamer and Sandman thanked the fans while the wrestlers shared beers in the ring.

The original ECW, under the weight of heavy debt, filed for bankruptcy on April 4, just three days after Wrestlemania X-Seven. The brand would become the property of World Wrestling Entertainment.

With the promotion already nearing its demise, The Dudley Boyz had recently made a return at The Elks Lodge in Queens, NY, on Dec 15, 2000, to give ECW a proper sendoff:

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