There are many stories in the pro wrestling world that need to be told. The tale of ECW is one that could be told in many ways, depending on who you’re asking. Now, it appears that even more information and entertainment could be in the pipeline for fans of the extreme.
A documentary series delving into the life and career of ECW founder Tod Gordon is currently in development and being presented to television networks. This could pique the interest of many pro wrestling fans all over the world.
PW Insider reports suggest that another ECW-focused docuseries may be in the works, inspired by Tod Gordon’s autobiography, “Tod is God,” released in July 2023. The Amazon listing for Gordon’s autobiography appears that it contains a ton of details.
Extreme Championship Wrestling was the revolutionary, industry-redefining wrestling federation of the ’90s, and founder and owner Tod Gordon is telling his story for the first time. Gordon went from local Philadelphia businessman to the third most influential man in wrestling as ECW became the fiery challenger to WWE and WCW.
ECW’s young roster featured inventive risk-taking talent that both major federations sought to emulate but could never duplicate. Chants of “E-C-W!” rang out in wrestling arenas across all federations for decades.
In Tod is God—so named for a chant the ECW fans created to honor the founder—Gordon chronicles each step of the company’s meteoric rise to prominence, as well as the elements that led to his removing himself from the company before its demise. Gordon’s former partnership with ECW booker Paul Heyman made for magical TV and in-ring moments.
The friendship between Gordon and Heyman, both a blessing and curse, was the once-in-a-lifetime bond responsible for so many of history’s greatest teams, bands, and partners. Gordon has stayed silent on the causes for the split and, by doing so, assumed blame for it. Until now.
Tod is God is the closest you’ll ever get to living ECW’s ride to the top. Come sit beside Sandman, Sabu, Terry Funk, Cactus Jack, and other ECW stars as Gordon brings you inside the locker rooms, hotel rooms, and car rides. From the triumphs and breakthroughs to the frustrations and tragedies, you’ll live it all alongside the man who started it all.
This news follows closely behind the announcement of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions working on a docuseries exploring the fall of WCW. Of course, that docuseries has already received some criticism.
The WCW project is a collaboration between Vice Studios and Seven Bucks Productions, with their prior joint effort being “Tales of the Territories.” Only time will tell how many projects are announced or released over the next year, but pro wrestling fans could be in for a big 2024.
What’s your take on an ECW documentary? Are you down for another telling of the story? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
November 21, 2023 10:54 am