An Extreme Situation

Aug. 17, 1997

When ECW begins invading WWE, Lawler consistently expresses his disdain for the Philadelphia-based company by referring to it as “Extremely Crappy Wrestling.” After Lawler attacks Tommy Dreamer at ECW’s Wrestlepalooza event, the two face off in a chaotic battle at Hardcore Heaven with Dreamer emerging victorious. Still, The King’s disparaging remarks about ECW persist over the next decade.

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