Self-described “old-school wrestling fan” Trevor Potter launched into a passionate “E-C-DUB” chant after one wrestler clobbered another with a chair at a recent WWE live event, paying homage to the Philadelphia-based promotion that went bankrupt when Potter was still the size of a walnut in his mother’s womb.
“E-C-DUB! E-C-DUB! E-C-DUB!” hollered the teenaged Potter, inspiring a handful of other fans in attendance to join in for a few half-hearted repetitions.
Moments later, when a wrestler slipped during a top-rope maneuver, Potter chanted “You f**ked up,” drawing disgusted looks from the parents of young children in attendance.
“Man, this reminds me of the good old days at the Arena at Ritner and Swanson, when fans were a part of the show,” said Potter, who got into wrestling two years ago after stumbling across an episode of Total Divas and falling in love with Eva Marie.
Thanks to the WWE Network, Potter has been able to explore great wrestling of yesteryear, and he was surprised to see Charlotte Flair’s dad was “once in a faction called the Four Horseriders or something.”