AS I SEE IT: The Post-ECW Era at the Famous Arena

AISIAS I SEE IT: The Post-ECW Era at the Famous Arena
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

So given that, let’s take a look at part two of the building’s history, the post-ECW era. During those years, CZW was the primary promotion that ran shows at the ECW Arena. Here is a sample of that history. Please understand that it’s only a sample, as someone’s going to have to write a book to do the ECW era and the post-ECW era justice.

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AS I SEE IT: The ECW Arena returns…

AISIAS I SEE IT: The ECW Arena returns…
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

It started out as a warehouse at the corner of Swanson and Ritner Streets in South Philadelphia. Over 18 years, it became one of the most well-known wrestling venues on the planet.

There has not been wrestling at the ECW Arena for nearly two years. Tomorrow night, the first show is scheduled to take place in the new Arena, as Extreme Rising show, under the new ownership of Steve O’Neill, runs the corner of Swanson and Ritner. The Arena is clearly still being worked on as I write this, with completion of the renovations scheduled for April.

It’s the intent of Roger Artigiani to bring wrestling back to the Arena, but other events as well. Previous to the Arena’s closing, MMA and boxing cards (including boxing cards televised on ESPN2, Versus (now NBC Sports), and Telemundo. He wants that to return, along with bringing  in other events.

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