The cult-like relationship between Raven and Stevie Richards propelled them to the top of the tag team mountain in the land of extreme. Richards, the lackey, would do most of the dirty work at the behest of Raven. The duo found multiple ways to cheat and successfully retain the titles while getting loads of heat in the process. This was hard to accomplish considering ECW was a promotion with no rules. Richards braggadocios antics, along with Ravens poetic rhetoric added fuel to an already hot fire. Fans desperately wanted to see them lose, and it finally happened on 9/16/95 when they were dethroned by The Pitbulls. Raven and Richards would recapture the belts on 10/7/95, only to lose them the very same night in a 3-Way Dance to The Public Enemy. While they are not the first team that comes to mind when thinking about ECW, their impact cant be denied.
Atlee Greene is a freelance writer for various sites, including ForcesOfGeek.com, Gerweck.net, CamelClutchBlog.com, and WhatCulture.com. He is also a former independent professional wrestler and promotes shows in the Massachusetts area.