• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 11, 1997) – ECW WrestleFest: 50 Years of Funk
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 11, 1997, Extreme Championship Wrestling held ‘ECW WrestleFest: 50 Years of Funk’ at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.
This special event was taped exclusively for VHS (and later DVD) and also featured talents from the World Wrestling Federation, such as Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Mankind, Jake “The Snake” Roberts & The Bushwhackers.
Needless to say that this wasn’t the first time and certainly not the last time, that Terry Funk retired from professional wrestling. This one lasted less than 2 weeks, before he went on a tour to wrestle in Japan and Europe.
The results of the show can be found here:
– WING Kanemura defeated Roadkill
– ECW World Television Title
Taz (c) defeated Chris Candido
– Shark Tsuchiya defeated Lady Cooga
– Chris Youngblood & Mark Youngblood besiegen The Bushwhackers
– No DQ
Balls Mahoney defeated Bubba Ray Dudley
– ECW World Heavyweight Title
Shane Douglas (c) defeated Tommy Dreamer
– Dory Funk Jr. defeated Rob Van Dam
– Mankind defeated Sabu via DQ
– Hakushi, Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka besiegen Jake Roberts & The Headhunters
– No DQ
Bret Hart defeated Terry Funk
• ECW Legend Posts Offensive Comment Regarding Renee Young’s Promotion On RAW
Renee Young has become the first ever woman to be a full time commentator on Monday Night RAW.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) September 10, 2018
ECW Legend Sabu saw fellow ECW Legend Taz congratulating Renee for her promotion on Twitter and posted the following:
“She is the 1st non f*g but she is one of many c*ck suckers”
Sabu later deleted the tweet but you can check out the screenshot below:
Sabu received backlash from fans after this tweet and this led to him posting the following tweet:
Lol oh boy I offended some one again .. lol wtf?
— Sabu (@TerryBrunk) September 11, 2018