To most of the world, the corners of Swanson and Ritner in South Philadelphia didn’t mean that much. Sure, there was a bingo hall there, but who would have guessed that run down building, with no heat in the winter or air conditioning in the summer would become the epicenter of a wrestling revolution and become one of the most bloody places on the professional wrestling landscape. During 1995, Extreme Championship Wrestling stepped up to the plate with their high flying, hard hitting antics, and most importantly they had a priceless blood fued which used baseball bats, barbed wire, broken glass, scissors, dog collars and so much more. ECW might have gone extreme in 1994, but men like Axl and Ian Rotten took the former Eastern Championship Wrestling and put it on the hardcore map.
Hot on the heel of the wildly successful Behind Closed Doors with Sabu: Suicidal Insights DVD comes another groundbreaking RF Video release. Get ready for Meet the Rottens!! This loaded DVD features the Axl vs. Ian Rotten fued (winner of Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s ‘Fued of the Year’ in 1995, the only major PWI award ever given to ECW) along with several matches with the two teaming together as the Bad Breed against two leading tag teams in the history of ECW, Public Enemy and the Pitbulls. For the first time ever, hear the outrageous, uncensored comments from these two outspoken gladiators on these matches.
Axl and Ian Rotten, two names synonymous with the hardcore action, recently came to luxurious RF Video headquarters to record commentary on some of their wildest brawls. If you watch Chris Candido and Sabu go over Sabu’s matches on Suicidal Insights, then you know what kind of treat is in store for you. Meet the Rottens is an informative, entertaining and downright hilarious look down memory lane, looking back at a time when hardcore meant HARDCORE!
1. Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten – Bad Breed Death Match – 2/4/95
2. Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten – Barbed Wire Bat Match – 2/25/95
3. Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten – Hair vs. Hair – 4/8/95
4. Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten – Tapai Death Match – 7/1/95
5. Bad Breed (Ian & Axl) vs. Public Enemy – Baseball Bat Match 8/13/94
6. Bad Breed (Ian & Axl) vs. The Pitbulls – 10/1/94
7. Bad Breed (Ian & Axl) vs. The Pitbulls – Double Dog Collar Match 11/18/94
Relive the excitement. Relive the terror. Relive a time in professional wrestling’s history that has been imitated countless times but never duplicated. And you can revisit it today with commentary by the men themselves. Their blood…their match.. their thoughts.. your gain.