• Old School ECW Veteran Comes Out Of Retirement
ECW Original “The Enforcer” C.W. Anderson (Real name: Chris Wright) announced his retirement from the sport of professional wrestling in a Facebook post on June 19th, 2020, going as far as to fully move on from wrestling completely, not just in-ring wise.
However, Anderson recently announced to “do a Terry Funk” (who holds the record of retirements) and come out of retirement to return to the ring.
Here’s what he had to say during an interview with Wrestling Epicenter:
“Without getting into too many details, those who know already know, I was in a very dark place over the summer to where you would only hear the bad news from the other wrestlers.
You know, I know some people believe in God, some people don’t. I was one that didn’t. I believed the Bible was a book of myths.
But, the day I posted that video was kind of my own cry for help. A local preacher reached out to me a few days after that and that is when things changed for me.
The reason I did it, again, is I was in a real dark place and I was listening to others and I thought it was the thing to do to make others happy but at the end of the day, it was supposed to be making me happy.
I realized after a few months, I made a big mistake. I wanted to walk away from wrestling on my own but when I felt I had nothing left to give.
For people that know me, I just turned 50 years old. I get called Benjamin Button. The older I get, the younger I look!
If you look at me in ECW, and January 7th was the 20 year anniversary of the Guilty as Charged 2001 I Quit match on my 30th birthday, I look better now than I did then.
I’m in better shape, I move faster. I get called, yeah, that I’m Terry Funking it.
But, after this, when I do decide to retire, it will be when I have nothing left but there won’t be another one of those emotional videos.
The night after that video, I collapsed. It was bad. It was really bad. But, since then, things have done nothing but gone upward.
I was talking to my fiance, my girlfriend at the time, she used to be my valet and she still will be when we get back going again.
She told me to do what makes me happy and she knows that wrestling makes me happy.
I knew it wasn’t going to be like it was before with this pandemic but to get back in the ring again, man, it is like my home! It is something that I’ve been doing for 27 years.”
C.W. Anderson joined Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1999 and stayed with the promotion till the bitter end.
Later on, he appeared at the 2005 ECW (WWE) One Night Stand and then became a member of the ‘WWE ECW on ScyFy’ roster, but only wrestled 1 televised match on the show before being released in 2007.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (February 6, 1993) – WCW Power Hour
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl III’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Paul Orndorff vs. Marcus Bagwell
– SuperBrawl III Control Center
– Vinnie Vegas vs. Chris Sullivan
– Cactus Jack vs. John Peterson
– Dustin Rhodes & Sting vs. Big Van Vader & Barry Windham (JIP)
– Barry Windham vs. Brad Armstrong
– Steve Austin & Brian Pillman vs. Tom Zenk & Johnny Gunn