ECW Heat Wave

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In professional wrestling, Heat Wave was an event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Eastern Championship Wrestling/Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) annually from 1994 to 2000. The 1998, 1999 and 2000 iterations of Heat Wave aired on pay-per-view (PPV), while the 1997 iteration was an Internet pay-per-view (iPPV). The footage from the seven Heat Wave events is owned by WWE.

Results[edit]

1994[edit]

Heat Wave (1994)
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Tagline(s) The Battle for the Future
Information
Promotion Eastern Championship Wrestling
Date July 16, 1994
Attendance 850
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event chronology
Hostile City Showdown (1994) Heat Wave (1994) Hardcore Heaven (1994)
Heat Wave chronology
First Heat Wave (1994) Heat Wave (1995)


Heat Wave (1994): The Battle for The Future was a live event that took place on July 16, 1994 in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The commentator for the event was Joey Styles.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Bad Breed (Axl Rotten and Ian Rotten) defeated Hack Meyers and Rockin' Rebel Tag team match 9:40
2 Mikey Whipwreck (c) defeated Chad Austin (with Jason) by disqualification Singles match for the ECW Television Championship 9:10
3 Tommy Dreamer defeated Stevie Richards (with Angel) Singles match 7:45
4 Mr. Hughes defeated Tommy Dreamer Singles match 3:00
5 Sabu and The Tazmaniac defeated The Pitbulls (Pitbull #1 and Pitbull #2) (with Jason) Tag team match 5:23
6 The Sandman (with Woman) defeated Tommy Cairo (with Peaches) Dueling canes match 8:48
7 Shane Douglas (c) (with Angel and Mr. Hughes) defeated Sabu (with 911 and Paul E. Dangerously) by count out Singles match for the ECW Heavyweight Championship 19:38
8 The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) defeated Terry Funk and Dory Funk, Jr. Barbed wire match 11:51
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1995[edit]

Heat Wave (1995)
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Tagline(s) Rage In The Cage!
Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date July 15, 1995
Attendance 1,000
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event chronology
Hardcore Heaven (1995) Heat Wave (1995) Wrestlepalooza (1995)
Heat Wave chronology
Heat Wave (1994) Heat Wave (1995) Heat Wave (1996)


Heat Wave (1995): Rage In The Cage! was a live event that took place on July 15, 1995 in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The commentator for the event was Joey Styles.

Heat Wave (1995) is known for the aftermath of the cage match between Stevie Richards and Luna Vachon, which saw Tommy Dreamer handcuff Raven to the cage and break a folding chair over his head in what was described as "the chair shot heard around the world".[1]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Mikey Whipwreck defeated Mike Norman Singles match N/A
2 Tony Stetson and Don E. Allen defeated Raven and Stevie Richards (c) (with Beulah McGillicutty) by countout. Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship N/A
3 Hack Meyers defeated Val Puccio Singles match N/A
4 The Pitbulls (Pitbull #1 and Pitbull #2) and Tommy Dreamer (with Luna Vachon) defeated Raven and The Dudley Brothers (Dudley Dudley and Snot Dudley) (with Beulah McGillicutty, Stevie Richards and Big Dick Dudley) Six-man tag team match N/A
5 The Sandman (c) (with Woman) defeated Axl Rotten. Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship N/A
6 Dean Malenko and 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Eddy Guerrero and Taz (with Paul E. Dangerously) Tag team match N/A
7 Luna Vachon defeated Stevie Richards by submission Cage match N/A
8 The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa Saed) defeated The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) Cage match N/A
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1996[edit]

Heat Wave (1996)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date July 13, 1996
Attendance 1,500
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Heat Wave chronology
Heat Wave (1995) Heat Wave (1996) Heat Wave (1997)


Heat Wave (1996) took place on July 13, 1996 from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was internet only.[2]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa Saed) fought Samoan Gangstas Party (L.A. Smooth and Sammy the Silk) to a no contest Tag team match 2:55
2 Mikey Whipwreck defeated Paul Lauria Singles match 1:32
3 The Eliminators (John Kronus and Perry Saturn) (c) defeated Sabu and Mikey Whipwreck Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 12:02
4 The Dudley Brothers (Buh Buh Ray and Big Dick) (with Chubby Dudley, Dances with Dudley and Sign Guy Dudley) defeated The F.B.I. (Little Guido and JT Smith) Tag team match 6:38
5 Tarzan Goto defeated Axl Rotten Singles match 7:02
6 Shane Douglas defeated Chris Jericho (c), 2 Cold Scorpio and Pitbull #2 Four corners match for the ECW World Television Championship 40:47
7 Sabu defeated Louie Spicolli Singles match 11:36
8 The Sandman, Terry Gordy and Tommy Dreamer defeated Raven, Brian Lee and Stevie Richards (with Lori and Tyler Fullington) Steel Cage match 16:42
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1997[edit]

Heat Wave (1997)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date July 19, 1997
Attendance 1,600
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Pay-per-view chronology
Barely Legal Heat Wave (1997) Hardcore Heaven (1997)
Heat Wave chronology
Heat Wave (1996) Heat Wave (1997) Heat Wave (1998)

Heat Wave (1997) took place on July 19, 1997 from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was an internet pay-per-view (iPPV).

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Francine Fournier defeated Beulah McGillicutty Singles match 6:00
2 Mikey Whipwreck and Spike Dudley defeated PG-13 (J.C. Ice and Wolfie D) and Jason Handicap match 10:13
3 Axl Rotten defeated Tracey Smothers Singles match 9:08
4 John Kronus defeated Pablo Marquez Singles match 11:34
5 Chris Candido and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Chris Chetti and Balls Mahoney Tag team match 13:51
6 Taz (c) defeated Lance Storm Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 12:23
7 Terry Funk (c) defeated Shane Douglas by disqualification Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 15:00
8 The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa Saed) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von) (c) Steel Cage match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 17:44
9 Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Jerry Lawler vs. Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman and Rick Rude went to a no contest Steel Cage match 00:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

1998[edit]

Heat Wave (1998)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date August 2, 1998
Attendance 4,400
Venue Hara Arena
City Dayton, Ohio
Pay-per-view chronology
Wrestlepalooza (1998) Heat Wave (1998) November to Remember (1998)
ECW event chronology
It Ain't Seinfeld Heat Wave (1998) November to Remember (1998)
Heat Wave chronology
Heat Wave (1997) Heat Wave (1998) Heat Wave (1999)

Heat Wave (1998) took place on August 2, 1998 from the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first edition of Heat Wave to be broadcast on pay-per-view (PPV).

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D The Hardcore Chair Swingin' Freaks (Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten) defeated The F.B.I. (Little Guido and Tracey Smothers) Tag team match N/A
2 Justin Credible (with Jason, Nicole Bass and Chastity) defeated Jerry Lynn Singles match 14:36
3 Chris Candido (with Tammy Lynn Sytch) defeated Lance Storm Singles match 11:00
4 Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome Singles match 11:49
5 Rob Van Dam and Sabu (c) (with Bill Alfonso) defeated Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 20:51
6 Taz (c) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow Falls Count Anywhere match for the FTW Heavyweight Championship 13:21
7 Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman and Spike Dudley defeated The Dudleys (Buh Buh Ray, D-Von and Big Dick) (with Joel Gertner, Sign Guy Dudley and Jeff Jones) Street Fight 14:26
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

1999[edit]

Heat Wave (1999)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date July 18, 1999
Attendance 3,700
Venue Hara Arena
City Dayton, Ohio
Pay-per-view chronology
Hardcore Heaven (1999) Heat Wave (1999) Anarchy Rulz (1999)
Heat Wave chronology
Heat Wave (1998) Heat Wave (1999) Heat Wave (2000)

Heat Wave (1999) took place on July 18, 1999 from the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Vito LoGrasso defeated Simon Diamond Singles match N/A
2 Chris Chetti and Nova defeated Danny Doring and Amish Roadkill (with Miss Congeniality) Tag team match 7:03
3 Jazz defeated Jason Knight Singles match 6:33
4 Super Crazy defeated Little Guido (with Sal E. Graziano) Singles match 12:31
5 Balls Mahoney and Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von) (c) (with Joel Gertner and Sign Guy Dudley) Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 15:41
6 Taz (c) defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 10:06
7 Rob Van Dam and Jerry Lynn (with Bill Alfonso) defeated The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (with Dawn Marie) Tag team match 21:07
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

2000[edit]

Heat Wave (2000)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date July 16, 2000
Attendance 5,700
Venue Grand Olympic Auditorium
City Los Angeles, California
Pay-per-view chronology
Hardcore Heaven (2000) Heat Wave (2000) Anarchy Rulz (2000)
Heat Wave chronology
Heat Wave (1999) Heat Wave (2000) Final

Heat Wave (2000) took place on July 16, 2000 from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Prior to the main event, six wrestlers from the LA-based Xtreme Pro Wrestling promotion, who were given front row tickets by promotion owner Rob Zicari, donned shirts of their promotion, which caught the attention of Tommy Dreamer and ECW security and were promptly ejected. A brawl in parking lot between XPW ring crew and the ECW locker room followed, based on false reporting that Francine had been touched by someone from XPW.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Sal E. Graziano (with Tony Mamaluke) defeated Balls Mahoney Singles match 1:39
2 Kid Kash, Danny Doring and Amish Roadkill defeated Simon Diamond, C. W. Anderson and Johnny Swinger Six-man tag team match 11:03
3 Jerry Lynn defeated Steve Corino (with Jack Victory) Singles match 15:25
4 Chris Chetti and Super Nova defeated Da Baldies (Tony DeVito and Angel) Tag team match 4:39
5 Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Mikey Whipwreck, Little Guido and Psicosis Four-Way Dance 9:17
6 Rhino (c) defeated The Sandman Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 8:39
7 Rob Van Dam (with Bill Alfonso) defeated Scotty Anton Singles match 19:02
8 Justin Credible (c) (with Francine) defeated Tommy Dreamer (with Jazz and George) Stairway to Hell match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 14:58
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raven flying high". Canoe.ca. Québecor Média. July 14, 2005. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Martin, Finn (1996-09-15). "Red Hot (Heat Wave 1996)". Power Slam magazine. SW Publishing. pp. 26–27. 

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