Crossing the Line Again

Crossing the Line Again was a professional wrestling event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) on February 1, 1997.wikipedia
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Lance Storm

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Crossing the Line Again saw the debut of Lance Storm in ECW, along with the creation of the tag team The Dudley Boyz and "Dr Death" Steve Williams sustaining his first defeat in the United States in over 10 years.
In 1997, Storm joined Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), making his debut at Crossing the Line Again against Balls Mahoney.

Dudley Boyz

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Crossing the Line Again saw the debut of Lance Storm in ECW, along with the creation of the tag team The Dudley Boyz and "Dr Death" Steve Williams sustaining his first defeat in the United States in over 10 years.
In February 1997, however, Buh Buh Ray and D-Von united at Crossing the Line Again and kicked all of the remaining Dudleys except for Big Dick Dudley and Sign Guy Dudley out of the family, becoming villains in the process.

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Crossing the Line Again was a professional wrestling event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) on February 1, 1997.

Steve Williams (wrestler)

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Crossing the Line Again saw the debut of Lance Storm in ECW, along with the creation of the tag team The Dudley Boyz and "Dr Death" Steve Williams sustaining his first defeat in the United States in over 10 years. Another squash match followed, with "Dr Death" Steve Williams pinning Axl Rotten in under two minutes using his signature Backdrop Driver.
The loss happened in February 1997 at Crossing the Line Again, thus ending his unpinned streak in North America, which lasted since March 26, 1987.

Spike Dudley

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D-Von's estranged brothers Buh Buh Ray Dudley and Spike Dudley came to the ring to stop the attack, but Buh Buh Ray Dudley turned heel by siding with D-Von and joining in the attack.
At Crossing the Line Again on February 1, 1997, Bubba turned on the Dudley family by aligning with D-Von Dudley and hitting a Dudley Death Drop on Spike and forming the tag team The Dudley Boyz.

Raven (wrestler)

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This drew out ECW World Heavyweight Championship Raven.
At the Crossing the Line Again event on February 1, 1997, Raven successfully defended the ECW World Heavyweight Championship against "Dr. Death" Steve Williams – inflicting Williams' first loss in the United States in a decade – after interference from Richards backfired.

Axl Rotten

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Another squash match followed, with "Dr Death" Steve Williams pinning Axl Rotten in under two minutes using his signature Backdrop Driver.
D-Von Dudley went on to form a tag team with Buh Buh Ray Dudley called Dudley Boyz at Crossing the Line Again, which broke up Rotten's team with D-Von and Rotten moved on to singles competition.

Ricky Morton

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The third match saw Big Stevie Cool (accompanied by the Blue World Order) defeat Ricky Morton by pinfall in a one-sided match after delivering a Stevie Kick.
He returned to ECW the following month at Crossing the Line Again, losing to Big Stevie Cool.

CyberSlam (1997)

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At Crossing the Line Again, Terry Funk defeated Tommy Rich.

Rick Rude

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The Pitbulls and Dreamer were assisted by an unnamed masked man who distracted The Triple Threat and prevented their valet Francine from interfering.
Rude collected on a Lloyd's of London insurance policy and did not appear in wrestling again until early 1997, when he joined Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) as a masked man who harassed Shane Douglas, at one point spanking Francine during Crossing the Line Again.

Professional wrestling

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Crossing the Line Again was a professional wrestling event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) on February 1, 1997.

Philadelphia

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Crossing the Line Again was a professional wrestling event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) on February 1, 1997.

Pennsylvania

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Crossing the Line Again was a professional wrestling event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) on February 1, 1997.

Professional wrestling promotion

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Crossing the Line Again was a professional wrestling event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) on February 1, 1997.

Extreme Championship Wrestling

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Crossing the Line Again was a professional wrestling event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) on February 1, 1997.

Sports commentator

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The commentator for the event was Joey Styles.

Tag team

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Crossing the Line Again saw the debut of Lance Storm in ECW, along with the creation of the tag team The Dudley Boyz and "Dr Death" Steve Williams sustaining his first defeat in the United States in over 10 years.

ECW Hardcore TV

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Several matches from Crossing the Line Again were broadcast on the February 6, 1997 episode of ECW Hardcore TV.

VHS

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The full event was released on VHS and DVD in 2002.

DVD

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The full event was released on VHS and DVD in 2002.

Mock combat

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Crossing the Line Again featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines.

Narrative thread

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Crossing the Line Again featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines.

Heel (professional wrestling)

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D-Von's estranged brothers Buh Buh Ray Dudley and Spike Dudley came to the ring to stop the attack, but Buh Buh Ray Dudley turned heel by siding with D-Von and joining in the attack. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

Face (professional wrestling)

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Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.