Many hardcore wrestling fans still remember the awesome action of Extreme Championship Wrestling. The promotion never came close to beating the WWE or WCW back in the day, but they had some extremely good matches in the past.
They were known for their no rules/no holds barred styled professional wrestling matches, which gave them a unique identity. Sabu was one of the top ECW stars. He was regularly featured in multiple hardcore matches. He even ripped his bicep open in a match.
He was a guest on Cut The Promo Wrestling Podcast. He spoke about ECW there. "Nobody knew what they were capable of," Sabu said of ECW. "Everybody thinks ECW was a plan; it was not a plan, it happened. I happened to be at the same place at the right time as Paul Heyman and he said go out and do anything you want.
So I did and I got over." He tore his bicep open during a match with Terry Funk. The match was a no-rope-barbed-wire match and was one of the most brutal matches ECW has ever held. "Terry Funk was great because he's the first guy who was of his age and generation that accepted my wrestling," revealed Sabu.
"All I had to do was ask him to catch me or move and he did it. Most other guys would definitely move and they wouldn't catch me at all. I didn't expect it from them and I didn't expect it out of him, but he did that and that changed my whole outlook on him and everything."