ECW’s The Sandman Appears at Indie Show – With His Singapore Cane (Video)


The Sandman, an ECW legend, broke out an old weapon of his at a wrestling event.

This Sunday, WWE Raw will host their annual Extreme Rules event on the WWE Network. The event will feature a series of matches that are deemed “extreme,” and would usually result in a disqualification.

One of those matches is a Raw Women’s Championship contest between Alexa Bliss and Bayley. Since winning the Women’s Championship from Bayley at Payback, Bliss has labeled herself the “Goddess” of the women’s division. While the claim is quite bold, she does hold the achievement of being the only female to hold both the Raw and SmackDown Live Women’s Championship.

During their feud following Payback, both Bliss and Bayley gained advantages over each other as the weeks progressed. However, on one episode of Raw, Bliss decided to get a little extreme, and unveil a Singapore cane underneath the ring. She then proceeded to whack Bayley across the back with it.

As a result, Bayley demanded a match to General Manager Kurt Angle at Extreme Rules. Angle agreed, and made it a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match. The odd stipulation is that if either competitor grabs the cane, she will be able to use it as an advantage during the match.

While the Kendo Stick on a Pole stipulation raises a lot of questions on how this match operates, as well as if it will succeed or flop, one person can state that he was the master of the Singapore cane: The Sandman.

During his days while competing for the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) brand, The Sandman was one of the most hardcore wrestlers in the entire company, making sure to bring his signature cane with him. Throughout his time with the company, Sandman was involved in numerous feuds where the cane was an integral part of the story, most notably his matches with Raven.

While Sandman had short and very mildly successful runs in both WWE and WCW following his popularity in ECW, his fame has transcended beyond the life of the company. Although The Sandman, 53, is not involved in any major wrestling company, you can still see him compete at indie shows, as he did for NWA tag team legend Bobby Fulton’s World Classic Professional Big Time Wrestling this past weekend in Circleville, Ohio.

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Based on the level of fan support that The Sandman still has, both Alexa Bliss and Bayley have some big shoes to fill to make their Kendo Stick on a Pole match succeed. Don’t be surprised if there are “ECW!” chants during the bout as an homage to The Sandman.