ECW Hardcore TV consisted of professional wrestling matches sanctioned by the Extreme Championship Wrestling organization. To make up for the lack of airtime, video footage was often set to music near the end of the broadcast. This helped fans keep up with the storylines. As with all ECW broadcasts, Hardcore TV featured considerable amounts of violence and harsh language. Various versions of the show were promoted between 1993-2001. Most of the matches were taped at the ECW Arena or various house shows. A few specials induced matches that were taped in Japan.