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By Mike Johnson on 9/28/2020 9:45 PM

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NECW Celebrates It's 20th Anniversary With a Special Online Video Event!

NECW's 20th Anniversary Collection Premieres October 1, Free on YouTube

New England Championship Wrestling celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a virtual celebration of its rich history.  The company is releasing the NECW 20th Anniversary Collection on YouTube – a series of 20 matches representing our 20 years of operation.  It is a star-studded, action-packed collection culled from all the various eras of the company and it is free to view on demand.

NECW promoter, Sheldon Goldberg explains: “In normal times, we would have marked our 20 year milestone by presenting a major live event, but since that is impossible and impractical due to the pandemic, I decided to open up our archives and share highlights of our considerable past with all of our fans past and present, local and worldwide.” Regarding the decision to release the collection on YouTube:  “We could have done this as a multi DVD release and charged people money for it, but I felt very strongly that I wanted to share this collection openly.  We will be doing some things in the near future that will give our fans a chance to make a purchase that benefits our business, but we made our bones by creating and distributing our content online and on TV, so that keeps consistent with what we’ve been about all these years.”

The 20th Anniversary Collection contains 17 national stars before they became famous, including Sasha Banks’ first professional match.  Goldberg added, “My hope is that people will not just gravitate to the NECW matches they remember, but they will check out the playlist and discover something they never saw before.  There is a lot to appreciate, and while this is certainly not a definitive collection, between this and the NECW Legendary series already on YouTube, it gives the viewer a pretty good feel of the depth and breadth of NECW.”

In addition to the 20th Anniversary Collection, a new podcast will also be debuting soon, also available on YouTube.  Called “ReGeneration,” this podcast will discuss, in depth, the 20th Anniversary Collection and NECW Legendary, along with other wrestling topics past and present. “These are unique times and they call for unique ways to keep our brand in front of our fans.  We have been regularly posting links in our social media to past TV shows, but this is content mostly being released widely for the very first time and we are proud to share it with everyone.”

The NECW 20th Anniversary Collection premieres October 1, 2020