Jimmy Snuka vs. Larry Winters (ECW April 5, 1993)

This is from the first episode of ECW. There’d been a couple pilot episodes before this but this is their first shot at the big time and they kick things off with a tournament for the newly created Television Championship.

In this first round match we get Larry Winters facing “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka. Before the match begins though Snuka brings out his new manager, “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert who proceeds to help Snuka cheat to win.

Watching this is really weird. Joey Styles isn’t on commentary. Instead they’re running a three man booth with Jay Sulli, Stevie Wonderful, and Terry Funk. There also in some college gym rather than the ECW Arena and there are small children in the audience. It’s weird as hell.

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