WWE Legends: ECW – Birth of Hardcore (A&E, Sunday, June 16, 2024)

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A&E’s Biography: WWE Legends presents an inside look at the rise of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and its lasting impact on professional wrestling. The episode, “ECW – Birth of Hardcore,” airing on Sunday, June 16, 2024, chronicles how ECW harnessed the societal shift of the mid-90s to create an alternative product that wowed audiences.

Led by industry visionary Paul Heyman, ECW replaced traditional wrestling elements with tables, barbed wire, and authentic personalities. The live audience became an integral part of the show, and ECW’s risky presentation changed the face of professional wrestling forever. However, the very elements that brought them popularity also led to their demise.

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Through interviews, archival footage, and first-hand accounts, this episode explores the stories of WWE Superstars and their mark on sports entertainment and popular culture.

Biography: WWE Legends: ECW – Birth of Hardcore airs Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

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