Reunion & current day EIWF
The current EIWF is a different beast to the original one, but it's still a beast! So the idea was to have a reunion show. The PPV was to give the EIWF the send off it should have had. The efed was so popular and ahead of it's time and the way it finished did not do justice to it or to the people who worked hard behind the scenes creating the website and shows. It also gives the people who were the wrestlers a chance to go down memory lane. Everyone is older and living different lives, but if people want to participate then great, if they want to just watch and read the shows that's great too. The 'Final Stand' PPV was originally planned 10 years ago! For whatever reasons the reboots and one last PPV never happened. But now we are back and motivated to get this done. The idea behind the PPV was to have a one night tournament with all the biggest stars from the EIWF's past. However there was too much to have in just one show, hence the Doomsday Special. Then as the shows were being done it was realized there still was not enough time, so Redemption was added also.
The current EIWF is a casual efed, what I mean is we are not strict on the number of roleplays you have to do, we are not strict on the length of the roleplay or how often you must roleplay. In return we are not strict about when shows are posted. We like to think of ourselves the casual fed for the busy wrestling fan. People still want to do this but may not have the time to do three roleplays a week etc, so they would drop out of an efed. This is where we are different. We also remember the attitude era fondly and like to try and recreate that feel. There is no sign up form, if you want to join the easiest way is to join the forum and send me a private message with your wrestler details. That way I know the details are coming from the handler(Ive had some suspect emails before claiming to be wrestlers they weren't in the fed)
A brief history
Extreme Internet Wrestling Federation - known as the EIWF
The EIWF was founded in September 1999 by Rod, his first signing would be one of the feds biggest stars, Davie J. Rod ran the fed for approx six weeks before he gave up and it was taken over by the person simply known as 'The Prez' who would go on to run the fed until it's closure on January 11, 2003.
Early beginnings under Prez Rod
Rod signed a number of wrestlers including Badd Dogg, Eddie D, Davie J, Rebel Enforcer, Hulk Hogan, L double E, Mad Cat to name a few. Although Prez Rod was not in charge when the EIWF produced it's first ever PPV he did crown it's first ever champions. Rebel Enforcer beat Badd Dogg for the world title, Davie J beat Rebel Enforcer for the United States title, Eddie D won the TV title and Badd Dogg and Madd Catt won the tag team title. One of the biggest events in the EIWF under Prez Rod was when he fired Davie J. Prez Rod had been struggling with the running of the fed and Davie J criticized the owner and cut some scathing promo's on the owner. Prez Rod in his last act in charge fired Davie J, this led to a backlash from the rest of the roster who demanded that Davie J be reinstated. Prez Rod seeing that he didn't have the backing of his superstars quit the fed.
The beginning of something special
'The Prez' took over the EIWF and used Davie J being fired as a story line and rehired Davie J and made him the federations biggest star. The Prez would produce weekly shows and at its peak 3 shows a week plus a monthly PPV. The EIWF's initial shows were Doomsday which was it's premier show and Redemption and sometimes Thursday Havoc. The Prez was well known for his swerves in story lines and he began one with his third PPV entitled Stay True (1999). After pushing the feds main stable the CREW, the Prez had Hulk Hogan turn heel to Hollywood Hogan and beat Davie J for the EIWF world title and took over Davie's stable the CREW on the last Doomsday of 1999. Davie was gone for two months and came back to feud with Hogan, Davie was joined by Eddie D who had also been thrown out of the CREW by Hogan. The feud was set to come to its conclusion at Evil Intentions 2000 with Davie J defended his newly won EIWF world title (won from Badd Dogg), but Davie laid down and allowed Hogan to pin him and win the belt. It was one big swerve all along. The CREW reformed......There were many more swerves and screw jobs to come.
A successful show requires a talented cast
Wishmaster would be the fed's longest ever world champion when he held it for over a year, Jeff Jarrett was the most successful United States champion with three reigns. Other major players in the feds existence were Eddie D, Hollywood Hogan, Davie J, Metyl, Karnage, Revolution, Badd Dogg, Ric Flair, L double E, Goldberg, Super Fire Jr, Firestorm, Scott Douglass, Suicide, Darklight, Dynamite Darren, Big Poppa, X-Factor, Rodzilla(the original Prez who returned as a performer), Slash, Kurt Angle, Steven Regal, Daddy Mack and many more. What I would say is that over the years we had some very very good roleplayers, great commitment and helped the EIWF grow and be the best fed out there at the time. A mention to the fansite also, it helped enhance the appeal of the EIWF and even more when other feds were associated with the fansite to help create our own Monday Night war.
Pay Per Views
The EIWF monthly PPV's were as follows.
January - Fortress of Fear (a Royal Rumble type match but you could be eliminated via pinfull & submission.)
February - Evil Intentions
March - Guilty as Charged
April - Wrestlefest
May - No Guts No Glory
June - Judgement Night
July - Battlefield (a one night tournament)
August - Hotter the Hell
September - Eve of Destruction
October - First Blood
November - Hell on Earth
December - Stay True
Demise and End
Through March, April and May 2002 the EIWF was inactive, it also had problems are being hacked which set the fed back. It continued to stutter through the summer of 2002 and would produce it's last 'official' show on November 1sr 2002 with Fight Night. It would produce one last 'unofficial' show on January 11, 2003 in conjunction with the IWA.
How did this website come about?
The old EIWF geocities site went a long time ago. With all the data I had and in recent times the WWE and now TNA have released networks with archived footage on it, that gave me the idea to do this for the EIWF. As far as I'm aware we are the first efed to have done this. I want to thank the handler of Eddie D, he originally created the site as a way to transfer the stuff over from his old crew website. However he didn't do much with it, I contacted him and he transferred the ownership over. As there was already crew info I left the section, added the EIWF and contacted the fansite editor who was happy to contribute also, giving us three sections. If anyone has wrestler websites they want linked or efed stuff let me know.