My apologies for not doing this feature for a few weeks. You know, life and all that. It's a new month, and that means new collections. And it looks like the ECW library is filling up nicely; however, if you're looking for the WWECW era, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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With a new month, WWE Network has introduced brand new playlists in case you feel like binging on one particular thing. Or a few of them.
- It's Women's History Month. In the last year or so, four women have completely rewritten the script on what women's wrestling can be in WWE. Check out the Four Horsewomen of NXT collection, which stems from their first bout together in July 2014 to the end of an era Ironwoman match at NXT Takeover: Respect, here.
- Shane McMahon made a surprising return to WWE after a nearly seven year absence. Whether he's gonna be around for only a few weeks or for the long term (it's anyone's guess at this point), now might be a good time to get to know just how crazy the first-born child of Vince and Linda can be. The Legacy of Shane McMahon, which yes, includes a lot of jumping off stuff, can be seen here.
- It's Wrestlemania season, you guys! While every year, the lion's share of the focus is on the designated main event, there are always matches on the undercard that leave lasting memories. Sometimes they steal the show. A playlist of Wrestlemania Show Stealers (yes, it includes Savage-Steamboat) is right here.
- Our northern neighbors have a rich wrestling history and have produced some great... and not so great wrestling moments. The Canadian Collection includes more than a dozen full shows emanating from the Great White North from the classic (In Your House: Canadian Stampede and Wrestlemanias VI and X8) to the hidden gems (The Big Event) to the ridiculous (New Blood Rising), and can be seen right here. P.S. You might wanna have a few Red Bulls handy if you wanna finish the whole collection in a single sitting.
The Usual Stuff
- RAW #1184 from February 1 has the unkillable Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles on MizTV, Brie Bella vs. Charlotte because reasons, Big Show vs. Erick Rowan (LOOKATALLTHATBEEFMAGGLE), and Team BAD EXPLODEEDEDES! EXPLOSIONS!
- Smackdown #859 from February 4 has what's left of the Shield taking on two members of the League of Nations, Kalisto vs. Kevin Owens, and AJ Styles taking on the Miz. Plus Ryback dressing as Goldberg for some reason.
- RAW #1185 from February 8 will be remembered solely for the sudden and shocking retirement of WWE Grand Slam Champion Daniel Bryan. I mean, other stuff happened on the show, but it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.
- Main Event #177 from February 16 features Neville and Zack Ryder taking on Stardust and Tyler Breeze, Paige versus Summer Rae, and The New Day and the Social Outcasts in a non-title match.
- NXT #323 from March 2 concludes their University of Central Florida with Finn Balor taking on Neville, Emma versus former NWA Womens Champion Santana Garrett, and NXT's newest signee, one that a lone wolf is not too happy about.
- Superstars #360 from March 4 features Neville taking on Viktor of the Ascension and Natalya facing Summer Rae.
- NXT #324 from this past Wednesday is back home in Full Sail. Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe meet in a best of three falls match for the right to challenge for Finn Balor's NXT Championship.
- It's March Madness season too! ESPN's Robert Flores joins The Edge & Christian Show for their Bracket of Sucktitude to determine what is the worst gimmick in WWE history.
- NXT's first DVD will be released next week. You can get a first look at NXT's Greatest Matches since moving to Orlando here.
From the Vault
Hey! Who likes more ECW? You do. You do.
- Hardcore TV April 11, 1998: Bam Bam Bigelow defends the ECW World Television Championship against Rob Van Dam, Mikey Whipwreck faces Justin Credible, and Al Snow takes on Chris Candido.
- Hardcore TV September 26, 1998: Sandman says goodbye to ECW, but not everyone's sad to see him go. Plus Masato Tanaka and D-Von Dudley face off.
- Hardcore TV March 6, 1999: A preview of Living Dangerously '99, including a look at the Taz-Sabu rivalry.
- Hardcore TV May 22, 1999: A recap of Hardcore Heaven and Rob Van Dam defends the ECW TV title against Skull Von Krush.
- Hardcore TV June 12, 1999: Jerry Lynn returns to ECW, El Mosco takes on Taka Michinoku, and Gertner-Vision. I'm almost afraid to ask what this is.
- Hardcore TV July 3, 1999: Rob Van Dam defends the ECW TV title against Balls Mahoney, Dawn Marie and Francine in swimsuits, and The Impact Players take on Jerry Lynn and a player to be named later in a non-sanctioned match.
- Hardcore TV September 18, 1999: Rob Van Dam looks to turn away two challengers for his World Television Championship: Lance Storm and Jerry Lynn.
- Hardcore TV October 2, 1999: Super Crazy squares off against Jerry Lynn and Rhino takes on Christopher Daniels. Plus Danny Doring and Roadkill take on the odd pairing of Super Nova and Jazz.
- Hardcore TV October 23, 1999: In the featured bout, Danny Doring and Roadkill with Miss Congeniality take on the Impact Players.
- ECW on TNN October 29, 1999: Taz takes on Sabu, and Lance Storm versus Tommy Dreamer.
- ECW on TNN November 5, 1999: Spike Dudley, Super Crazy, and Little Guido battle it out in a three-way dance, plus a look back at The Sandman's return to ECW.
- Hardcore TV December 18, 1999: Jazz takes on Simon Diamond and a look back at Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka from November to Remember '99.
- Hardcore TV January 15, 2000: From the old home of WCW Saturday Night, Little Spike Dudley wants another round with ECW world champion Mike Awesome, plus New Jack and Raven are in action.
- ECW on TNN January 21, 2000: Super Crazy takes on Tajiri in a Mexican Deathmatch, and Rob Van Dam confronts ECW champion Mike Awesome.
- ECW on TNN February 4, 2000: Rob Van Dam defends the ECW TV title against Mikey Whipwreck, and Rhino and Steve Corino take on Tommy Dreamer and Dusty Rhodes. Yeah. THE Dusty Rhodes.
- ECW on TNN February 18, 2000: Mike Awesome defends the ECW title against Masato Tanaka and Super Crazy squares off against CW Anderson.
- Hardcore TV March 25, 2000: Rhino takes on Balls Mahoney in the featured bout, plus the Impact Players face the odd duo of Mike Awesome and Raven.
- Hardcore TV April 1, 2000: Mike Awesome defends the ECW world title against Kid Kash, and the Impact Players take on Nova and Chris Chetti in tag team action.
- Hardcore TV April 15, 2000: Tommy Dreamer and a partner of his choosing face Da Baldies, and Steve Corino and Jack Victory take on Danny Doring and Roadkill.
- Hardcore TV April 22, 2000: Kid Kash takes on Super Crazy and CW Anderson and Bill Wiles take on Nova and Chris Chetti.
- ECW on TNN April 28, 2000: A look back at Cyberslam 2000, including Tommy Dreamer winningâthen losing the ECW world title. Plus Tajiri defends the ECW TV title against Rhino.
- Hardcore TV April 29, 2000: A look back at Cyberslam 2000 plus Masato Tanaka returns to ECW as he faces 2 Cold Scorpio.
- ECW on TNN May 19, 2000: Justin Credible takes on Raven for the ECW world title, and three teams dancing!
- Hardcore TV July 1, 2000: Steve Corino takes on Kid Kash and two tag team bouts, including a three-team dance.
- ECW on TNN July 7, 2000: Two titles are on the line on this edition of ECW on TNN. Justin Credible defends the ECW world title against the Sandman, and Pitbull #2 Gary Wolfe challenges for Rhino's ECW World Television Championship.
- Hardcore TV August 12, 2000: Rob Van Dam takes on Balls Mahoney in the featured bout, plus Rhino defends the ECW World TV title against Mikey Whipwreck.
- Hardcore TV August 19, 2000: Tommy Dreamer takes on CW Anderson, a three-team dance, and Jerry Lynn's in action.
- Hardcore TV October 7, 2000: Rob Van Dam and Kid Kash face Da Baldies, plus Christian York and Joey Matthews face Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger.
- Hardcore TV October 14, 2000: The Full Blooded Italians defend the ECW tag titles against Danny Doring and Roadkill, plus New Jack takes on Justin Credible.
- Hardcore TV November 25, 2000: Jerry Lynn wants the ECW world title back from Steve Corino... but he's not the only one with eyes on the prize.
- Hardcore TV December 2, 2000: Huge six-man tag action as Tommy Dreamer teams with Christian York and Joey Matthews to take on Simon Diamond, Johnny Swinger, and CW Anderson.
- Hardcore TV December 30, 2000: The series finale. Danny Doring & Roadkill defend the tag titles against Da Baldies, and Christian York takes on Jerry Lynn.