The W
Views: 108550998
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
26.11.08 2245
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - No more ECW house shows
This thread has 1 referral leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(1101 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (6 total)
Big Bad
Level: 149

Posts: 4136/6905
EXP: 40875237
For next: 459998

Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 8 hours
#1 Posted on 30.10.06 0219.30
Reposted on: 30.10.13 0220.31

So without house shows, can ECW really be a viable third brand for WWE? Frankly, I thought the whole 'have cards in smaller arenas' was a good way to create business, since house shows of any brand haven't been drawing more than a few thousand people anyway.
Promote this thread!
John Orquiola
Level: 124

Posts: 206/4479
EXP: 21237613
For next: 599049

Since: 28.2.02
From: Boston

Since last post: 516 days
Last activity: 516 days
#2 Posted on 30.10.06 0604.43
Reposted on: 30.10.13 0605.27
TNA almost never runs branded house shows and they're a viable brand. Television is the most important thing. As long as ECW has national TV distribution, they are a viable brand.

Level: 134

Posts: 3311/5420
EXP: 28403301
For next: 183747

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 2 hours
#3 Posted on 30.10.06 1852.54
Reposted on: 30.10.13 1853.07
Not having ECW house shows actually makes sense to me, especially since it said the ECW Superstars are going to continue to be on house shows, just not their own house shows. So they'll still be on RAW and SmackDown-brand house shows.

I mean, it's not as if they regularly book arenas for ECW to have television tapings all to themselves either. Though I think they should; I think a crowd that's there to actually see ECW would be less indifferent towards the brand than a crowd that's there to see SmackDown while ECW essentially gets the Velocity spot. (Of course they might also be less indifferent if, you know, ECW was any good.) But since WWE isn't willing, apparently, to let ECW have many television tapings to themselves (with the exception of their two pay-per-views a year and the occasional Hammerstein Ballroom appearances), it's not altogether illogical what they're doing.

Now that they've got that out of the way, they need to consider the illogic of only having a B-show for the RAW brand, since they dumped Velocity. Why not make Heat a B-show for both RAW and SmackDown?
Level: 29

Posts: 143/162
EXP: 135889
For next: 11997

Since: 5.1.04
From: Reading, Pa

Since last post: 2932 days
Last activity: 2607 days
#4 Posted on 30.10.06 2008.14
Reposted on: 30.10.13 2009.40
Hammerstein itself maybe done as a rockin venue for ECW, based on the last show.
Mr Tuesday
Level: 46

Posts: 437/459
EXP: 700369
For next: 11410

Since: 6.1.02
From: Chicago, IL

Since last post: 1267 days
Last activity: 972 days
#5 Posted on 30.10.06 2341.06
Reposted on: 30.10.13 2341.20
    Originally posted by canis582
    Hammerstein itself maybe done as a rockin venue for ECW, based on the last show.

What did they expect? You have toe WWE Hosses fighting for the ECW title infront of real ECW fans. Of course they were gonna shit all over that match. ANyone expecting a diffrent result was only folling themselves.
Level: 129

Posts: 2406/5007
EXP: 24819713
For next: 230008

Since: 20.6.02

Since last post: 270 days
Last activity: 264 days
#6 Posted on 1.11.06 1212.39
Reposted on: 1.11.13 1212.52
They could have at least made a Canadian tour before shutting 'er down.
Thread ahead: ECW Halloween Edition! 2006
Next thread: WWE releases Psicosis
Previous thread: RAW #701 10/30/06 - Screw you, west coast
(1101 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Welcome to "Tuesday Night WWE" - Francine.........has left the bingo hall - Four Horsemen return at ECW { deleted by CRZ } - More...
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - No more ECW house showsRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.585 seconds.