Kingston Armory - November 12, 1999
Ten years ago today, a friend and I went to an ECW house show at the Kingston Armory in Wilkes-Barre. This show took place five days after the November To Remember pay-per-view, and about a year and a half before the original ECW closed its doors.
Earlier in 1999, I had been hit by a pick-up truck that ran a red light. The truck t-boned my vehicle and sent my car in a direction that knocked down a stop sign. A few months later, I noticed that the stop sign was still laying abandoned on the side of the road, so I tossed it in my trunk. I was 18 years old at the time and thought it was cool, and I justified this to myself because the sign was in such horrible condition that it would never be used again. As luck would have it, the stop sign was still in my trunk, and a bunch of folks from the ECW roster were kind enough to autograph it for me.
The show itself was a lot of fun. The golden age of Shane Douglas, Al Snow and Taz had passed, but Raven had recently returned from his time in WCW. The roster at the time was a mix of iconic ECW wrestlers and young talent who would go on to find greater stardom in WWE.