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Before we take the trip back allow me to set the stage for you all right now. In mid-2012 rumors started floating around that a new wrestling company would be coming in called Extreme Rising. This company would be co-owned by former ECW wrestler Shane Douglas. Long story short the company got off to a rocky start and within a year stopped running shows. But, now we jump to the end of 2013 and what at that point was thought to be a New Beginning for Extreme Rising, unfortunately things don't always go as planned. Now that I set things up enjoy this back in time:
Opened in the Spring of 2012 with a show that was very lackluster and they pretty much started on the wrong foot. From all the issues on the first show, to canceling numerous other shows, to Stevie Richards saying he'd defend the World Title in an online game of Madden. A lot happened in the first full year of Extreme Rising's existence, but that has now changed. Now that the at one time partner of the Extreme Rising, Steve O' Neil has taken over the company things are different; from them attempting to get a TV contract in the local tri-state area to returning home.
The crowd when they were in Philly last month was hot and ready to see wrestling again in the area so famous for independent wrestling. I remember watching the last show at the ECW Arena back in 2010 and having goose bumps the entire show. There was no better way to welcome wrestling back to The Arena than with Extreme Rising. I am very happy to see wrestling back where it belongs and I am also very happy to Extreme Rising working out. Below is a video from their Unfinished Business show from December 28 2013.
Enjoy (Unfortunately the Original Video I had with this post is no longer available to me.)