CyberSlam

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In professional wrestling, CyberSlam was a supercard and fan convention held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from 1996 to 2000. The 1998 iteration of CyberSlam aired on pay-per-view television.

Background[edit]

It began in 1995 with the Double Tables event, held at the ECW Arena. The event was held for those who were posting on Usenet's rec.sport.pro-wrestling to be able to meet performers in person and see some live pro wrestling. ECW's Tod Gordon assisted the ECW fans in organizing this. Prior to the ECW Arena show on February 4, 1995, there was a show held at the Flagstaff in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. The red shirts seen on some wrestlers and fans say "To The Extreme" and was the nickname given to the event. In addition to the two shows, there was also a question-and-answer session held at the ECW Arena itself. The main guests were Tod Gordon, the Sandman and The Public Enemy. Once the wrestlers began to arrive for the show, they came out to mingle and chat with the fans. Another event was held during the summer of 1995, called "Back to the Extreme". This time, the Q&A session was held at the Holiday Inn in Essington, Pennsylvania.

In 1996, Paul Heyman christened the event "CyberSlam". There were two events of CyberSlam in 1997. Every year, the convention included a question and answer session.[1]

Results[edit]

1996[edit]

CyberSlam (1996)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date February 17, 1996
Attendance 1,300
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Event chronology
Big Apple Blizzard Blast CyberSlam (1996) Just Another Night
CyberSlam chronology
First CyberSlam (1996) CyberSlam (1997)

CyberSlam (1996) was a live event that took place on February 17, 1996 in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. The announcer for the event was Joey Styles.

CyberSlam (1996) featured the ECW return of Brian Pillman (who used to be known in the company as California Brian), who had recently left World Championship Wrestling in unusual circumstances. During an interview conducted in the ring by Joey Styles, Pillman insulted Bischoff, calling him a commentator, a "gofer", and a "piece of shit". He then turned his attention to the ECW audience, derisively calling them "smart marks". After Styles attempted to end the interview, Pillman threatened to "yank out [his] Johnson" and urinate in the ring. Pillman was confronted by ECW owner Tod Gordon, booker Paul Heyman, and wrestler Shane Douglas, who had him removed from the ring by security guards. While being dragged from the arena, Pillman attacked a plant sitting in the audience with a fork he produced from his boot.[2] Pillman's erratic behavior in the ring and backstage caused confusion amongst both members of the audience and his fellow wrestlers.[3]

CyberSlam also saw Francine pin Stevie Richards, avenging his betrayal of her in August 1995, while Tommy Dreamer was betrayed by his allies The Bruise Brothers, who attacked him and joined Raven's Nest. Meanwhile, Mikey Whipwreck betrayed Cactus Jack by attacking him during his match with Shane Douglas, setting up an encounter between the two at Big Ass Extreme Bash on March 9, 1996 in what would be Cactus Jack's final match for ECW.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Bad Crew (Dog and Rose) and Judge Dredd defeated Dino Sendoff, Don E. Allen and The Dirt Bike Kid by pinfall Six-man tag team match 2:03
2 Spiro Greco defeated El Puerto Riqueño by pinfall Singles match 4:27
3 Taz (with Bill Alfonso) defeated Joel Hartgood by submission Singles match 1:54
4 Buh Buh Ray Dudley (with Big Dick Dudley, Dances with Dudley and Sign Guy Dudley) defeated Mr. Hughes by pinfall Singles match 0:36
5 The Bruise Brothers (Don Bruise and Ron Bruise) defeated The Headhunters (Headhunter A and Headhunter B) by pinfall Tag team match 3:54
6 J.T. Smith defeated Axl Rotten by pinfall Singles match 6:12
7 Francine and The Pitbulls (Pitbull #1 and Pitbull #2) defeated Stevie Richards and The Eliminators (John Kronus and Perry Saturn) by pinfall Triple dog collar match 14:03
8 2 Cold Scorpio (c) fought Sabu to a time limit draw Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 30:00
9 Shane Douglas defeated Cactus Jack by pinfall Singles match 15:37
10 Raven (c) (with Kimona Wanalaya, Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie) defeated The Sandman (with Missy Hyatt) by pinfall Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 8:21
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1997[edit]

CyberSlam (1997)
Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date February 21, 1997
February 22, 1997
Attendance 2.800 (combined)
Venue Lost Battalion Hall
ECW Arena
City Queens, NY
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CyberSlam chronology
CyberSlam (1996) CyberSlam (1997) CyberSlam (1998)


The 1997 event featured two events which were held at February 21 and February 22. The first event of 1997 was held on February 21, 1997 in Lost Battalion Hall, Queens, NY

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Balls Mahoney defeated Chris Chetti Singles match 5:58
2 Brian Lee and Chris Candido defeated The Pitbulls (Pitbull#1 and Pitbull#2) Tag Team match 10:20
3 Buh Buh Ray Dudley defeated Spike Dudley Singles match 10:43
4 The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer defeated Raven and Stevie Richards Tag Team match 14:15
5 The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa) defeated Axl Rotten and D-Von Dudley Tag Team match 13:14
6 Taz defeated Little Guido by submission Singles match 4:04
7 The Eliminators (Perry Saturn and John Kronus) (c) defeated Sabu and Rob Van Dam Tag Team match for the ECW Tag Team Championship 21:15
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

The second event of 1997 was held on February 22, 1997 in ECW Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Eliminators (Perry Saturn and John Kronus) (c) defeated Sabu and Rob Van Dam Tables & Ladders match for the ECW Tag Team Championship 20:40
2 Chris Chetti defeated Little Guido Singles match 5:46
3 Stevie Richards defeated Balls Mahoney Singles match 12:26
4 Axl Rotten defeated Spike Dudley Singles match 4:06
5 The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) defeated The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa Saed) Tag Team match 14:22
6 Taz defeated Tracy Smothers Singles match 3:21
7 Raven and Brian Lee defeated Terry Funk and Tommy Dreamer Tag Team match 18:53
8 Sabu defeated Chris Candido Singles match 18:26
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1998[edit]

CyberSlam (1998)
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Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date February 21, 1998
Attendance 2,000
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pay-per-view chronology
November to Remember (1997) CyberSlam (1998) Living Dangerously (1998)
CyberSlam chronology
CyberSlam (1997) CyberSlam (1998) CyberSlam (1999)


The 1998 event was held on February 21, 1998 in ECW Arena, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event began with a Ten-bell salute, given in remembrance of Louie Spicolli who had died from an accidental drug overdose, just six days earlier, on February 15, 1998.

New Jack, Spike Dudley and John Kronus joined the 6-man match already in progress to make it a 9-man match. This was the only CyberSlam to broadcast on pay-per-view (PPV) (in some areas only).

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Jerry Lynn defeated Danny Doring (with Roadkill) by pinfall Singles match 10:00
2 Al Snow defeated Tracy Smothers (with Little Guido and Tommy Rich) by pinfall Singles match 22:07
3 Chris Chetti defeated Doug Furnas by pinfall Singles match 4:07
4 Lance Storm defeated Chris Candido by pinfall Singles match 8:46
5 Taz (c) defeated Brakkus (with Droz and Lance Wright) by pinfall Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 5:37
6 Justin Credible (with Jason and Nicole Bass) defeated Tommy Dreamer First blood match 11:11
7 The Hardcore Chair Swingin' Freaks (Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney) and The Sandman defeated Spike Dudley and The Gangstanators (John Kronus and New Jack) and The Dudley Brothers (Big Dick Dudley, Buh Buh Ray Dudley, and D-Von Dudley) Three way tag team match 18:25
8 Shane Douglas and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Rob Van Dam and Sabu Tag Team match 23:13
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1999[edit]

CyberSlam (1999)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date April 3, 1999
Attendance 1,200
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Event chronology
Crossing the Line CyberSlam (1999) Hostile City Showdown (1999)
CyberSlam chronology
CyberSlam (1998) CyberSlam (1999) CyberSlam (2000)

CyberSlam (1999) was a live event that took place on April 3, 1999 in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. The announcer for the event was Joey Styles.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Jerry Lynn defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri by pinfall Singles match 8:52
2 Chris Chetti and Nova defeated Rod Price and Skull Von Crush by pinfall Tornado tag team match 4:22
3 Super Crazy defeated Mosco de la Merced by pinfall Singles match 9:51
4 Taka Michinoku defeated Papi Chulo by pinfall Singles match 6:42
5 Rob Van Dam (c) (with Bill Alfonso) defeated 2 Cold Scorpio by pinfall Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 16:42
6 Taz (c) defeated Chris Candido (with Tammy Lynn Sytch) by submission "FTW rules" match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 11:46
7 Shane Douglas (with Francine) defeated Justin Credible (with Jason and Jazz) by pinfall Singles match 14:50
8 The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) and Mr. Mustafa defeated New Jack, Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney by pinfall Ultimate Jeopardy match 14:23
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2000[edit]

CyberSlam (2000)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date April 22, 2000
Attendance 1,600[4]
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
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CyberSlam (1999) CyberSlam (2000) Final
CyberSlam chronology
Hostile City Showdown (1999) CyberSlam (2000) A New Era Begins

CyberSlam (2000) was a live event that took place on April 22, 2000 in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. The announcer for the event was Joey Styles.[5][6]

The scheduled main event of CyberSlam 2000 saw ECW mainstay Tommy Dreamer face Taz for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. Taz, who had signed with the World Wrestling Federation earlier that year, won the championship from Mike Awesome, who had signed with World Championship Wrestling. As Dreamer celebrated his victory, Justin Credible attacked him before challenging him to an impromptu match. Credible defeated Dreamer after Francine turned on him, ending Dreamer's title reign just a few minutes after it had begun.[7]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Masato Tanaka defeated 2 Cold Scorpio Singles match 07:50
2 Lance Storm and Dawn Marie defeated Nova and Jazz Intergender match 09:05
3 Little Guido (with Sal E. Graziano) defeated Super Crazy and Kid Kash Three-Way Dance 13:25
4 The New Dangerous Alliance (Billy Wiles and C.W. Anderson) (with Lou E. Dangerously and Elektra) defeated Danny Doring and Roadkill Tag team match 11:14
5 Balls Mahoney and New Jack defeated Da Baldies (DeVito and Angel) Tag team match 10:40
6 Steve Corino (with Jack Victory) defeated Dusty Rhodes Singles match 12:23
7 Rhino defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri (c) Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 05:00
8 Tommy Dreamer (with Francine) defeated Taz (c)[5] Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 13:31
9 Justin Credible (with Jason) defeated Tommy Dreamer (c) (with Francine)[5] Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 06:42
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scherer, Dave (April 22, 2000). "STONE COLD SET FOR WWF RETURN". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  2. ^ David Shoemaker (31 October 2013). The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling. Penguin Publishing Group. p. 196. ISBN 978-1-101-60974-3. 
  3. ^ Chris Jericho (12 May 2011). A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex. Orion. pp. 247–248. ISBN 978-1-4091-3692-7. 
  4. ^ "ECW Barely Legal info/results". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  5. ^ a b c Milner, John M. (April 7, 2006). "Tommy Dreamer". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  6. ^ Brian Fritz (2006). Between the Ropes: Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs and Failures. ECW Press. pp. 113–114. ISBN 978-1-55490-268-2. 
  7. ^ Oliver, Greg. "Mike Awesome found dead". Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 

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